on 28 January 2013
Whatever might be said about this author, I do have some respect for him in that at least he does have real knowledge about property. 'Beating The Property Clock' is a good book that should be on the shelf of anyone who has an interest in property. Not necessarily because its advice can or should be put into practice by the letter, but more because the author suggests here, in an easy-to-understand way, a more rigorous basis for investment decisions. I think the central issue I would take with the author about his 'Property Clock' theory is that you cannot really reduce things so simplistically to quantitative analysis. Whether we wish to admit it or not, investment decisions in property are often based less on a reasoned approach and more on what subjectively we 'feel' is right at a particular time. Admittedly that's pretty dumb, but it's what people do. This is still a good book, though.