Posts Tagged 'property'

Making time for personal life

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One of my clients started to explored scuba diving after one of our chats. Within months she had travelled to Egypt and qualified as an advanced diver and even seen a Manta Ray !! She found something that she loved doing. She also started to think about her life and her job and what she enjoyed less.

That’s when we really started to talk about property investment and what she did want life to be like. She had a dream to ...

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What’s stopping you from investing?

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I meet so many people and get lots of calls and emails from people that are struggling. Some are in the middle of deal that is not going to plan or giving them the satisfaction they want. I also have calls from people that sound like they want to invest but have lots of reasons why they are fine??!?!

In a recent call we discussed the financial resources the person had also why they wanted to invest, but in truth they ...

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Can you afford to live?

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The English Housing Survey reported in the Independant revealed that 1.1 million families now rent their home from a private landlord, nearly double the amount five years ago.

While renters seem to be aging and have more disposable income than before – they are struggling to keep up with rising rental prices. As a proportion more and more of their income is going to pay rent.

In a bizarre twist those people that are private renters pay out almost ...

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Predicting the future or just guessing?

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What is the difference between guessing an outcome and predicting it? Bob and I had this as a “debate” as we travelled down to Exeter the other week …

The conversation meandered for a while before drawing the conclusion that I “predicted” things by gathering data and then calculating the odds of something being correct based on other environmental factors. While Bob used guessing to short cut the process, he claimed it was a speed thing – I suggested it was ...

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Not able to do the maths?

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In January 2009 The Guardian reported that  following the Skills for Life campaign by the Labour government there were still 75% of the working population with insufficient maths skills to function at work.

Here we are 3 years later and reports that maths skills are so poor that millions of people can’t read a bus timetable or understand a household bill

Do you remember maths lessons in school, Cos and Sine, x2 +(z – y)z = 76 – ...

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Property Entrepreneur Network meeting – guest blog by Gavin Wall

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This month I was lucky enough to go to a property meet in Preston to speak. The below is a blog written by one of the attendees, Gavin Wall. I hope you like!

One of my larger investor clients back in 2007 sat down with me, shook his head and said “the world is full of idiots – there are some finance problems at the minute but 90% of it is people talking themselves in to a recession”.  I have ...

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Ask and you will receive

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I spent last weekend with Johnnie Cass, Daniel Wagner and Rob Moore at a new event run by Unlimited Success, which brings personal development skills together with “technical” business skills to make sure that people have the mindset and the skillset to achieve wealth. Anyway, enough about that, the point was that I was attending the event to focus on my business to grow it to the next level and I really believe that when we decide something ...

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10 cold beers not 20 please

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10 cold beers not 20 please

Do you ever find yourself in an awkward position which has arisen because someone else misunderstood you? This is particularly irritating when, like me, you are working in property investment, which requires an eye for detail and an ability to read the small print and understand the details of the offer. However, that doesn’t mean to say that everyone else has an equally clear understanding of the business conditions that apply in any given situation.

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How do you get dressed in the morning

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Sometimes, the most mundane occurrences can set you off on a learning curve. Even though I am primarily a property investor, I have learned that sound yet flexible business systems are vital to cope with changing circumstances. Systems must be adaptable, if they are not, then an unforeseen problem may completely defeat you, and we all know opportunities spring from the creative thinking that a challenge can initiate.

At the weekend I laid my first (and last) ever new patio. Although ...

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Form an orderly queue ladies…

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You know how it is when you get to any big event. You arrive and find yourself stuck in a human equivalent of a herd of sheep – maybe a shoal of fish would be a better analogy in the circumstances, being directed from one queue to another when you suddenly realise that you can’t remain immune from one basic human need. If you’re feeling lost and wondering what on earth I am wittering on about, it boils down to ...

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