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Simon Zutshi

Market prediction, update and strategy moving forward

Simon Zutshi We first interviewed Simon Zutshi, Author of Property Magic, Founder of the property investors network and successful investor of over 25 years, in our December 2020 issue of Blue Bricks. We thought it was about time we caught up with him to see what his views and predictions are regarding the state of […]
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10 Ways to Add Value to your property projects: Part 2

NEIL CHAUDHURIWe’re delighted to welcome back Neil Chaudhuri, co-founder of specialist luxury student accommodation company Vogue Abode Properties, for part two of this feature. This month Neil details another five ways you can add value to your property deals In part one, we looked at five ways to add value by physically improving or repurposing […]
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Simon Zutshi

My predictions for the property market in 2021

SIMON ZUTSHISimon Zutshi shares his thoughts on the events of 2020, his predictions for the evolution of the property market in 2021 and the golden opportunities aheadThis month we are delighted to interview Simon Zutshi who is not only a very experienced investor and the best-selling author of Property Magic, but is also recognised as […]
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10 Ways to Add Value to your property projects: Part 1

NEIL CHAUDHURI This month we’re delighted to welcome back Neil Chaudhuri, co-founder of specialist luxury student accommodation company Vogue Abode Properties. In this two-part feature, Neil shares with us his top ten ways to add value to your property deals – let’s kick off with one to five! With so much uncertainty in the economy […]
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What’s in your property ‘Scary Box?’

Like any other business set up, property investors have to start somewhere and – if it’s something you haven’t done before, then it’s probably in your ‘scary box’. You see, your subconscious is quite smart – it tries to protect you from uncomfortable experiences and, believe me, anything new will be uncomfortable at first, no […]
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Private Finance

How do private lenders think? Property is a great asset class. The problem is, it can be very capital intensive. Yes, you’ll borrow the vast...

Good books for property investment

FOR THE LOVE OF BOOKS A regular question asked in the property groups on social media is: What books do people recommend?  Books can teach you...

Development Finance 101

If you’re looking at getting into new builds as part of your property investment, you need to get to grips with a different kind of funding. You can’t get buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages for a new build, and bridging lenders see this as a specialised area.  However, there are lenders who do specialise in development finance. […]
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Mindset Matters

The majority of people who are successful in property, business and life in general speak of the importance of mindset. And in the current...

When 2 become 3

Converting properties from two- to three-bed for maximum value and yield. This month I thought I’d talk about a good way I’ve found to add value to your two-bed refurbishment projects. As you’ll probably know, adding value means that you have a higher chance of getting a better mortgage valuation when you’re finished with your […]
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