Alternative ways to finance a property investment

This week it’s all about the money, as we explore alternative ways to raise funds for your property investments.

We explore the pros and cons of using:

  • Credit cards (!)
  • Bridging finance
  • Private finance
  • Joint ventures
  • Second charge loans

Each funding source we discuss could be (and most will be) a separate episode in itself – but in this value-packed episode we give you a quick run-through of the different strategies you might want to have in your kit, and how to decide which is the right tool for the job.

Resource of the week

You’ve probably rhetorically asked yourself, “where did today go?” – but with Toggl, you can actually look back and check.

It’s a time-tracking tool (that integrates nicely with Chrome) that makes it easy to monitor the amount of time you spend on different tasks and projects. It involves some manual work and discipline, but the act of being mindful of your time can be beneficial in itself – and Toggl gives you reports that you can dig into to review your biggest time-sucks.

Certainly this won’t be for everyone – but if you feel like you’d benefit from the insight of knowing how you spend your days, Toggl is a great (and free) way of doing it.

News this week

As reported in The Telegraph, six commercial property funds have suspended trading – basically meaning that investors aren’t allowed to take their money out.

We discuss the nature of different types of funds, and what (if anything) this news tells us about the future of commercial property.

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