Archive for June, 2010

When is a sticking plaster a bad idea ….?

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Freehold-leaseholdWhen you use it to patch up a property deal …. I have been working with a mentee for the last 3 months or so, on a complex but potentially very lucrative property deal. He is planning to buy a large property already converted into three flats. You may recognise this a the ‘freehold-leasehold strategy’. Briefly the deal is as follows …You buy the large freehold house through a limited ...

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Choosing an area – near or far?

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Map of UKThis is a long running debate for people who live in London…. where should I invest? Rob and Mark from Progressive Properties recommend staying close to home – and in some ways I agree and certainly wish I heard this idea before I started :) The point being if you live in London, depending on your strategy, it can be ...

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Have you ever really thought about your pension?

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PensionerI received an email recently that really shocked me. We all know that relying on the government to fund our retirement is very dodgy logic, well I hope we all know that. Certainly if you have been reading any of Robert Kiyosaki’s books you will know that.  Anyway I received some figures in an email recently about the return we are getting on our compulsory pension contributions.

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