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What is the true cost of your client’s refurbishment?

Despite being thought of quicker and less risky than a full-scale development, there are various ‘hidden’ costs that affect refurbishment projects specifically that need careful forethought. It is crucial to consider the following factors whilst helping your client calculates the true cost of a refurbishment: Have resources readily available Although this is a key point to consider with any development,…

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Planning for success: top resources for developers to self-educate on planning

If approached blindly, planning can be a headache for your client when it comes to kicking off a development project. Awareness of the existing policies and procedures can streamline the experience with the local authorities and help to avoid lengthy processes. There are various ways to personally develop planning knowledge both online and offline. Material sourced from the…

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A guide to Auction Finance in 2017

Over the coming weeks, property auction houses across the country will begin sending out their catalogues to prospective buyers in time for the first auction series of 2017. It’s an exciting time for investors, well aware of the opportunities the properties on the lot sheets offer them and their portfolios. But it’s not just investors…

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A six-point checklist for meeting the needs of auction finance clients fast

What you need to know about financing a client’s auction purchase A checklist for meeting the needs of auction finance clients (including the lesser-known special conditions of sale) Certainty of purchase, transparency and speed, plus the opportunity to find properties being offered below market value attracts many to the auction room. Subsequently there is high…

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Most common myths about bridging finance busted

Bridging lenders have become more competitive, professional and sought after, over the past few years. Yet bridging finance is still a sector clouded by a few stubborn myths. Knowledge of the diverse benefits and uses of bridging finance often adds a huge amount of value to intermediary businesses. Capitalising on that value, these are the…

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A quick guide to buying property at auction

Got a client enquiring about auction finance? Property auctions are most popular with professional property dealers and traders, but that doesn’t mean the ordinary house buyer can’t buy at auction too. In fact buying property at auction is proving increasingly popular as it ventures outside of the auction house. With online auction sites like Lot11.co.uk and auctionhouse.co.uk you…

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GUIDE: Development Exit Finance – Maximising the profit opportunity

In November 2016 we launched Development Exit Finance. The product allows developers to replace higher cost development finance with flexible, low cost funding. Our downloadable guide “Development Finance: Maximising the profit opportunity” gives you a detailed look at the product features, as well as presenting two typical use cases. Download the guide and expand your…

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GUIDE: Funding mortgages at LendInvest

At LendInvest we’re busy building one of the most diversified funding bases of any mortgage lending business in the world. So what does it mean for your clients? In our guide to Funding at LendInvest, we explain: How LendInvest is funded Dispel some common myths about our funding process Put the case forward for diversity…

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3 surprising renovations which can devalue your property

Renovation pitfalls aren’t always obvious. Architects, sales and marketing experts and recent trend-spotting research suggest even open-plan might not be a dead cert for increasing the value of your property. Proceed with caution… 1 Building to your personal taste Few people can rely on their own personal taste to add value to a property. A successful…

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How to better understand property market conditions

There’s no replacement for getting out and talking to local agents to get a handle on market conditions in your local area. In addition to this the metrics you can find online can be a hugely helpful resource in assessing the health of the property market. Ideally you’re looking for an intelligible yet comprehensive indication of…

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