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Starting our in Leeds - Excited but where to start?

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Hi All,


I am Neil and I have been in Leeds for over 15 years now although originally from the North East.  I have not started my property journey yet and looking to inspiration and any advice to get into the Leeds market.  I spent a large part of my career in corporate land working as an employee until the point redundancy gave me the chance to set up my own business and provide interim change management services.  This has been going really well for the past few years although I feel that i nee to create multiple streams of income to ensure that I have a more balanced financial base.


I have always wanted to get into property but previously had a very limited understanding as only really ever purchased my own house.  Now though I have got a plan to replace my current income with other streams of income so that the reliance upon replacing my time for money is reduced.  Property will be a major part of achieving my strategy.


I am looking in the Yorkshire area especially to start off with although currently just getting educated / investing in me to ensure I am equipped.  When do you know that you are ready to make the first step or is that questioning things a bit too much?  I have always been a great believer of taking massive action to get great results, but with this there is a level of hesitancy that I am trying to shake off?  Have others experienced this before going into property?  Also want to ensure that first step is a positive one.


I have been trying to asses the areas around Leeds but getting a bit lost in the detail.  What strategies have people used in identifying areas to invest whilst also not just going where the masses are to ensure that premium prices can be minimised?


Anyway my background is in accountancy, education and change management so hopefully can contribute to any discussions picking up with these areas.


Anyway just a short note to introduce myself to the forum and hopefully will be able to share my journey and development with you all.


All the best




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Hi Neil and welcome to the Hub.


I'm investing in Leeds too and it would be great to meet up sometime. How about joining us at the Leeds Meetup in April, I can introduce to other local property investors.



The Leeds Meetup takes place on the first Thursday of every month, find out more here

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Hi Andy,  


Thanks for this and test that would be great .  i will put the next meet up in the diary for April.  Also i noticed that you are in Pudsey and I am very close to you as i live in Calverley so would be great to meet up for a chat and hear about your experiences in the property market in Leeds.


Many thanks



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Hi Andy,

I would have been there but unfortunately I am away on a contract with a client at the moment. Apologies. I am going to find it difficult to get to the meetings as I am away every week Mon to Thursday. I will have to consider my options with this and come to one near Milton Keynes.

Many thanks


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