Millionaire Property Author, Stephanie Hale

This is one for all you budding property authors out there. Millionaire Property Author does pretty much what it says on the tin, and it is definitely worth getting hold of a copy if you are thinking of putting pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard) to get your own message out there. Continue reading

The Property Triangle, Graham Kinnear

The Property TriangleThe Property Triangle is a quiet, unassuming but very sensible and down-to-earth guide to investing in property. Targetting new investors who want to build an ongoing income or realise capital growth, there are no ‘get-rich-quick’ approaches in this book, just plenty of solid advice for buying, renting out and/or selling property. Continue reading

Property Investment for Beginners, Rob Dix

Property Investment for BeginnersBrand new property investors – start here! This is a short, entertaining and excellent introduction for anyone who is new to the game. Think of it perhaps as a ‘primer’ before you start your research. Continue reading

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

The Landlord’s Friend, Shamplina & Faulkner

The Landlord's FriendIf you’re a landlord, you need this book in your life. The Landlord’s Friend is a summary of what you need to know if you rent out residential property. It covers preparataion, legislation, best practice, warnings – in other words, a whole stack of essential information. Continue reading

Stairs for Breakfast, Patrick Souiljaert

Stairs for BreakfastA few months ago, I and several others in the property investment industry passed on the word about helping Patrick Souiljaert get his book published. I’m delighted that he has succeeded in his mission – as he has with so many other challenges he has set himself in life – and more than that, am both honoured and privileged to have been sent an advance copy to read. Continue reading

How I Bought a House for £1, Freddie Rayner

How 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