4 Ways To Attract Good Tenants


Getting tenants into a property is always nerve-wracking, especially if it’s your first buy-to-let property, which is why I thought it was time for a post on how to find good tenants. You’ll probably feel much more attached to your little investment than a real estate magnate with properties all over the world would, so...

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How To Pick A Mortgage Broker


Last week I wrote a little about how to find a good estate agent and, as I was wrapping up the post, I couldn’t help but think about how much more I had to say. That’s why this week is an unofficial ‘part two’ to that post, but with a focus on picking a mortgage...

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How To Find A Good Estate Agent


Today marks my return to the Brokers Direct blog after a two-week absence. Where have I been, you may ask? Coincidentally enough, I’ve been looking at property. Not buy-to-let property, mind you, but I’ve still come away with some tips on how to find a good estate agent that will apply whatever type of property...

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How Much Rent To Charge On A Buy-To-Let Property?


One of the things that makes buy-to-let such an attractive investment is that you can control, to a certain extent, how much money you make from it. In that respect, choosing how much rent to charge on a buy-to-let property is a delicate balance of covering your costs and making a profit–ideally more than what...

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What Not To Say If You’re Letting To Family


Here’s a trend I’ve noticed that I thought warranted a post. I’ve spoken to a few people recently who are moving into their parents’ place. Not that unusual, right? The papers are full of stories about ‘the boomerang generation’ returning to live with their parents when they can’t find a job/place to rent/mortgage. Except that’s...

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5 Hidden Costs Of Buy-To-Let


Last week I wrote about some of the reasons why buy-to-let is, in the vast majority of cases, still a good investment despite the huge numbers of people that are jumping on the bandwagon. Today, I’m going to talk about a few of the hidden costs of buy-to-let that you’d do well to remember if...

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