Flow, Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi

FlowHow do you know when you are happy? That’s a big question and one that the author addresses in this seminal work on the subject. Flow is his detailed and substiantiated argument that we find happiness when we ‘lose ourselves’ in tasks that demand a degree of skill, but not so much that we are overwhelmed. Continue reading

How I Bought a House for £1, Freddie Rayner

ow I Bought a House for £1How I Bought a House for £1 combines Freddie Rayner’s own story, investing history and case studies with a bit of how-to guidance on the subject of lease options. There are references to more traditional buy-to-let models as well though and it’s a useful sprint through the very basic principles for new investors. Continue reading

Property Investor Toolkit, Richard Brown

Property Investor ToolkitToday (5th March) is World Book Day and what better way to celebrate than by talking about a brand new property book. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a preview read and I have to say – it’s the property book I wish I’d written myself. It’s an essential addition to the bookshelf of any prospective or new investor, or any investor re-evaluating their strategy. Continue reading

Happy Birthday Monopoly!

MonopolyDid you know that Monopoly is 80 years old? Well, if you want to be really pedantic it’s a bit older than that (1903 in fact) but the current format first went on sale on 7 February 1935. Is there anyone out there who has never played Monopoly? More to the point for investing folks, is there anyone out there who wasn’t inspired to own chunks of London real estate? Continue reading

The 4 Hour Work Week, Timothy Ferriss

The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy FerrissWould you like to work less but still earn enough to have a terrific lifestyle? The answer to that for many of us is going to be yes. I say “many” not “all” because there are plenty of people who are fortunate enough to love what they do and how they live and have no desire to change it. Continue reading

Boost Your Pension and Income from Property, Kam Dovedi

Boost Your Pension and Income from PropertyKam Dovedi is a successful investor based in London, and he is ready to share that success through his property-based services, i.e., through joint ventures; sourcing, purchase and lettings; mentoring, and so on. He has also chosen to share a) what he has done and b) how you can invest successfully, in this book. Continue reading

100 Property Investment Tips, Rob Dix & Rob Bence

100 Property Investment TipsThis cracking little book should be part of every investor’s library. It is a compilation of, as the title says, 100 short and easily digestible tips about property investing. Regardless of what point you’re at on your property journey, you might well find something helpful in here. Continue reading

Cold, Ranulph Fiennes

Cold by Ranulph FiennesHow on earth can this be relevant to property investing, or to the property industry? Well, you might be surprised. Although uncertain about how Cold might be relevant when I started reading, there are several parallels that we can draw from what it takes to mount an expedition to one of the Polar Regions, and apply to reaching our own goals. Continue reading

Why Property Works, Hazel de Kloe

Why Property Works by Hazel de KloeDo you know why you want to or already invest in property? What is the motivation that will keep you going when times get tough? These are the sorts of questions that Hazel de Kloe tackles in Why Property Works. Continue reading