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Hey PH team :)

 

My name's Joe and I'm a movie obsessed designer living in London with my wife Rachel, and we're both eager to really get going in property.

 

Why I'm writing this post

 

Over the past few weeks we've been crunching the numbers and building spreadsheets to assess the areas we'd like to invest in and so far Coventry is feeling right for us. It's around the right price we can afford and isn't *too* far from London.

 

We're aiming to visit in the next few weeks to get a feel for the place and maybe visit some properties and would love to grab coffees/lunch with other investors in the area!

 

We're also looking for recommendations for builders/contractors in the area that you have worked with.

 

What we've done in property so far

 

We've gone from knowing ABSOLUTELY nothing about property 2 months ago, to attending the Legacy 3 day intro course, attended two Property Hub networking events in Kings Cross, viewed an auction property for research, attended an auction for research, carried out lots of work on the business like reaching out to accountants/solicitors/brokers etc and lastly working out our area to invest in (which is feeling like Coventry).

 

Areas we want to invest in

 

As I've mentioned a few times we are exclusively looking in Coventry at the moment and are excited to reach out and start making connections in the area with other like minded property investors, as well as contractors and estate agents.

 

Our plans for the future

 

We spent half a day cutting up images we found on Google to create our 'Why' board', which we've stuck on our fridge. This is to ensure we're always keeping our reason for doing this front of mind. We definitely want to be hands off investors so any processes/techniques to make investment more passive is definitely a win for us. We love to travel (I know everyone does), but for me personally a huge part of my why is to help my family financially and to ensure when Rachel and I have kids in the next few years, that I'm as much a part of their lives as she is. We also both love learning and trying new things and dream of being able to travel to Italy for a month to learn to cook, or travel to Hawaii for a month to learn to surf etc.

 

Any skills or knowledge that other members might benefit from

 

I was a professional photographer for 6 years specialising in music, corporate/events and portraiture. I am now a digital designer which basically means I design (not develop) websites and apps focusing on user experience and visuals. I'd also consider myself a people person so if anyone needs any help with confidence, approaching strangers or networking I'm happy to share my approach.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

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15 hours ago, joewattsdesign said:

Hey PH team :)

 

My name's Joe and I'm a movie obsessed designer living in London with my wife Rachel, and we're both eager to really get going in property.

 

Why I'm writing this post

 

Over the past few weeks we've been crunching the numbers and building spreadsheets to assess the areas we'd like to invest in and so far Coventry is feeling right for us. It's around the right price we can afford and isn't *too* far from London.

 

We're aiming to visit in the next few weeks to get a feel for the place and maybe visit some properties and would love to grab coffees/lunch with other investors in the area!

 

We're also looking for recommendations for builders/contractors in the area that you have worked with.

 

What we've done in property so far

 

We've gone from knowing ABSOLUTELY nothing about property 2 months ago, to attending the Legacy 3 day intro course, attended two Property Hub networking events in Kings Cross, viewed an auction property for research, attended an auction for research, carried out lots of work on the business like reaching out to accountants/solicitors/brokers etc and lastly working out our area to invest in (which is feeling like Coventry).

 

Areas we want to invest in

 

As I've mentioned a few times we are exclusively looking in Coventry at the moment and are excited to reach out and start making connections in the area with other like minded property investors, as well as contractors and estate agents.

 

Our plans for the future

 

We spent half a day cutting up images we found on Google to create our 'Why' board', which we've stuck on our fridge. This is to ensure we're always keeping our reason for doing this front of mind. We definitely want to be hands off investors so any processes/techniques to make investment more passive is definitely a win for us. We love to travel (I know everyone does), but for me personally a huge part of my why is to help my family financially and to ensure when Rachel and I have kids in the next few years, that I'm as much a part of their lives as she is. We also both love learning and trying new things and dream of being able to travel to Italy for a month to learn to cook, or travel to Hawaii for a month to learn to surf etc.

 

Any skills or knowledge that other members might benefit from

 

I was a professional photographer for 6 years specialising in music, corporate/events and portraiture. I am now a digital designer which basically means I design (not develop) websites and apps focusing on user experience and visuals. I'd also consider myself a people person so if anyone needs any help with confidence, approaching strangers or networking I'm happy to share my approach.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Hey Joe, love the idea of the 'why board' may have to do this too! 

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I am the Community Manager at The Property Hub, and PA to Rob & Rob, drop me a line if you'd like to say hello. :)

 

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17 hours ago, Vicky Nunes said:

Hey Joe, love the idea of the 'why board' may have to do this too! 

 

Thanks Vicky and thrilled to be here!!!

 

The "Why" board was a lot of fun and truly helps us both stay motivated. It can feel like a bit of a waste of an afternoon (instead of looking for deals etc) but every time I pop to the fridge to get some milk in the morning I get to stare at all of the amazing things we want to do with our lives.

 

Sounds like a good investment of 3-4 hours to me :)

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Hi joe,

I like you just started seriously looking into property....attended the free legacy event and got roped into 3 day course:/ still havent booked myself....feel a bit stupid for being impulsive...was it worth it or just a sales pitch? PropertyHub is soooo much better than i expected:)

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Hi Joe

 

We also love your 'Why board'.   

 

My partner and I also attended the 3-day legacy training.  We got motivated, but weren't sure.  And then discovered Rob and Rob, whom are absolutely great.  

 

Rob and Rob have got an abundance of experience and knowledge.  Their books and resources are tremendous.  

Having done our research, we too have set some goals, which are to mainly have a better retirement and see some of the world.

We live in London, but have decided to invest in property in Liverpool, which we plan to visit in a fews days to further the research.

Our target market are young couples and families.  BTL suits us best.

 

It's great to hear your enthusiasm, and look forward to hear more.  

We are now going to re-design our 'Why board'.  Thank you, Joe

 

Eba and Derek

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5 hours ago, andrewv said:

Hi 

 

Can I ask what is 3-day legacy training?  Is this connected with The Property Hub?

 

Best Regards

Andrew

Hi Andrew, this course is in no way connected or endorsed by The Property Hub. 

vicky2.jpg

 

I am the Community Manager at The Property Hub, and PA to Rob & Rob, drop me a line if you'd like to say hello. :)

 

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Hi Joe,

 

we are now looking to invest in the Coventry area too and wandered if you had started your property portfolio and if there is any advice you can offer in terms of locations in Coventry for the best investments? 

Many thanks in advance. 

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