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Hi There,


My name is Harry and I'm 23 and researching where to buy my first property. I've had some ideas of places that caught my eye (derby, Gosforth, Stafford as it's near me), however I visited Wakefield recently and it seemed like a very nice place. I've listed to the podcast for almost a year now and caught up on a lot fo the early stuff and listen every week. I know Leeds is a very popular place to invest at the moment and so I feel Wakefield would be a good place to invest and after doing some preliminary research it seems I'm on the right track.

However, with not being very experienced as an investor and also not having been to Wakefield many times (so not knowing the area too well apart from the online research I've initially done) I was wondering if anyone could give me a breakdown of the good and bad areas of Wakefield so I know where to target my search. Any background/extra info on Wakefield and perusal experiences would be much appreciated and I'd be more than up for a chat to get the low down.

I'd also like recommendations on good quality resources for when/if I decide Wakefield is for me, such as:

- Letting Agents

- Property Sourcing companies 

- Maintenance (plumbing, electricals, landscaping, interior design, building work)

- Mortgage Advisor (local)

And other things of this ilk.

Any information and advice given is much appreciated and I look forward to hearing what people have to say about this area!




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On 8/26/2021 at 6:56 AM, richard brown said:

Hi Harry

I highly recommend that you make a shortlist of the local letting agents, first of all. You can do some online research about them to help whittle this list down a bit but then give them a call of even better, go there and pay them a visit. Talk to them about your plans and ask them about the local area as well. You might also find them really useful when it comes to arranging trades for a job (when relevant and under/soon-to-be their management) and occaisionally they also find a deal or two for their clients, if you are lucky.

I would not bother with a sourcing agent or local broker for now; the LA should be your first port of call, I suggest.



Hi Richard.

May I kindly ask about your upcoming new book ?

You hinted a few words about your new book that is coming out soon and I wanted to know more details.

Is your new book coming out this year ? 

I really enjoyed reading your previous book and can not wait for the new one.

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18 hours ago, richard brown said:

That’s very kind of you to ask 🙇🏻

In truth, The Complete Guide to Property Finance should have been released in the summer but for various reasons it was delayed. However, the good news is that it should be published late November or early December, just in time for the Christmas stocking fillers lol.

If you want to know the exact date, you can follow my social accounts as I’m sure to be sharing more there. Alternatively, if you drop an email to my assistant Karen at admin@thepropertyvoice.net and ask to go on the book announcement list, she will send an email with exact dates and publication details, once finalised.

It’s been quite a project and even if I say so myself, I’m kind of pleased with the result.

Thank you!

Thank you for clarifying it dear Richard.

I think your podcast helped me to take the plunge and start my btl journey a few years ago. The Robs and the inside property investing podcasts are also extremely good and beneficial especially for novice and pin-feathered investors like me.



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