Ever-increasing numbers of people are turning to property as a secure form of investment and a way of making money. From buy-to-let and off-plan, to new builds and buying overseas, the idea of financing a future or making serious cash through property is an attractive one.'Property Investor's Handbook' is an essential guide for both the would-be and the more experienced investor. Including a 'Property Investor's Toolkit' to equip you with the basics, it talks you through the preliminaries, including the importance of good planning and research, creating budgets and cash-flow forecasts, developing back-up and exit plans should things go wrong and how to get the right professional advice, from surveyors and maintenance experts to tax advisors. Always practical, and always straightforward, the guide looks at specific areas of property investment including: building for profit, renovation, buy-to-let residential, property funds and syndicates, buying overseas, and diversifying your portfolio. Although there are many risks involved in property investment, "Property Investor's Handbook" will guide you through the maze, highlighting the pros and cons of each investment, explaining the income and tax implications of every scenario, and offering sound practical and independent advice for each step of the way.
Kate Faulkner grew up in Nottingham and has lived in Central London, Acton, Hackney, Finsbury Park, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Reading, Thames Ditton and she now resides near Newark. She has lived in a 1930s house, student accommodation, an Edwardian home, several Victorian terraces, a 1970s property and a 1950s flat. She now lives in a 200 year old farmhouse. Kate has bought, sold, rented, renovated, traded and worked in relocation as well as set up the Self Build and Renovation Centre in Swindon. And she's analysed over 50 areas for buy to let investment potential. Kate loves anything and everything to do with property and has set up a free site for people carrying out projects called www.propertychecklists.co.uk. Got a question? Get an answer, she and her team will help as much as they can.