Picking the cherry

A recent Hometrack survey shows that 373,000 property transactions have been stalled as a consequence of the current lockdown, worth about £82bn

Sow & Reap

Interesting times.  Currently, we are being fed information regarding something we cannot see or have a grip off.  Therefore, we are lapping up all we are fed.  Even the official narrative does not make sense, even within its own narrative.

An interesting segment to look at when digging for deals is the unsold section of the auctions.  This is where a property has been through the auction process and has not sold.  Often auctioneers, especially so the bigger ones, prior to taking...

We are about to, hopefully, complete on a financing deal which we have been trying to get over the line for the best part of a year. The property is a mixed use freehold, currently. A now extremely low rate of 4.34% fixed for 5 years had been...

I’m due to see a couple of properties this week, on the other side of London.  I have seen them previously, the best part of a year ago.  This was when the agent was not instructed, the vendor was just fishing around.  However, due to our relationship...

We are currently dealing with financing some ‘illegal’ conversions. Back in the day when planning was more relaxed than now, many developers were of the opinion they could simply crack on with the work, and apply for what’s known as established...

Last week we missed an opportunity to make 100% return on funds deployed.  The funds would have been held for a little over a month.  But hindsight is a wonderful thing; there is no shortage of retrospective advice.   

We’re currently arranging funding for an offshore firm which owns properties in central London.  There were a few complications attached to the deal.  Firstly, many lenders, including bridging lenders do not like to lend to foreign structures,...

Currently, we have agreed a deal in Manchester, a vacant shop and uppers.  We managed to secure the deal because the ‘current’ buyer had been dithering for the best part of a year.  The reasons we have taken the step to step out of the safety...



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