How to Buy Property at Auction

How To Buy Property at Auction: The Essential Guide to Winning Property and Buy-to-Let BargainsSam Collett is a familiar face and name on the property circuit, and also on some of the property forums. The author of well-known and award-winning blog What Sam Saw Today blog, she has now turned her attention to books as well as blogs and, of course, property.
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Your Pension Shortfall, Your Retirement Rescue Plan

Your Pension Shortfall Your Retirement Rescue PlanBefore getting stuck into the April 2014 YPN review, would you mind indulging me in a little personal digression? My parents retired twenty years ago. Pragmatic Welsh farmers, they subscribed to the work hard, save hard ethos common to their generation, a tough combination of factors that led to practical but extremely cautious retirement plans. Continue reading

Beyond the Bricks: Financial Freedom Through Property

Beyond the Bricks: The inside story of how 9 everyday investors found financial freedom through propertyThis is different to any other property book I have yet read. If you like learning from others’ experiences, then you will enjoy this. The author, Rob Dix, has collated stories, backgrounds and strategy details from nine UK-based investors, and analyses the findings at the end. Continue reading

Student Letting

Student Letting: The Professional Landlord's Guide to Buying and Renting Out PropertyI am slightly ashamed to say that this book has been sitting in my rapidly growing pile of books to review for longer than it should have. However, there was a little bit of method in my … well, not quite procrastination, because this time of year is a particularly intense one for student landlords and I thought it might be a relevant time to bring this title to your attention. So, before I start, an apology to Simon and the crew at Accommodation for Students for holding back, albeit with good intentions. Continue reading

The Beginner’s Guide to Colour Psychology

The Beginner's Guide to Colour PsychologyA strange choice perhaps for property people, but there’s more to this than meets the eye (ahem … if you’ll pardon the visual pun!). Inspired by a post on Property Tribes about the influence of colour, I thought I’d share with you a book on the subject that I have used as a manual several times. Continue reading

Defuse Your Pension TimeBomb

Defuse Your Pension Time-Bomb: How To Create A Generous Income Through Property InvestmentFor December’s YPN book review, we are going back to basics. In fact, you could even say that we are going back a bit further than the basics. The focus of [John Doherty’s book is the pension crisis, although a substantial part of it covers the whys and hows of investing in property. Continue reading