Low Cost High Life, Mark Homer

Low Cost High LifeThe latest title from the Progressive Property stable is by Mark Homer. A very interesting read indeed, it fulfils the not-always-achieved feat of living up to the promise of the cover blurb (or Amazon description, depending on what entices you to buy it). Continue reading

Property Tycoon, Ian Samuels

Property Tycoon by Ian SamuelsThis is a property investment book for new investors, but one with a difference. Property Tycoon is for people who are prepared to start small and think big – it is about planning to build a multi-million portfolio from the very beginning of your property journey. Continue reading

HMO Property Success, Nick Fox

HMO Property Success by Nick FoxThe Other Half and I have done quite a few things in property, but one of the things we do not have experience of (yet) is a professional House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). If/when that happens, I will be re-reading this book from cover to cover. Continue reading

Property Investment: The Essential Rules, Samantha Collett

Property Investment: The Essential Rules by Samantha CollettThis is Samantha Collett’s second book this year and the title says it all. This is about property investment and is an essential read for anyone who is new to investing, or even just thinking about it at the moment. Continue reading

Making Money from Property: Bristol Fashion, Del Brown

Making Money from Property, Bristol Fashion by Del BrownI found this book last year after the interview with Del for the “Monster Lets” article in the July 2013 issue of YPN. I had been inspired by what he had to say during the interview, his approach to business and property and by his story. Whether this is an unassuming approach that is typical of him or not, I don’t know, but he never mentioned the book – I found it purely by chance when looking for something else. Continue reading

Inside EA: A Behind the Scenes Look at How Estate Agents Operate, Steve Lucas

Inside EA by Steve LucasInside EA is all about what it takes – and what it is really like – to be an estate agent. If you have no experience in the game, then you might be in for a surprise. It’s probably tougher than you think. Continue reading

How to Buy Property at Auction, Samantha Collett

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, Gill Alton

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

Cracking the Property Code, Matthew Moody

Cracking the Property CodeWhen Matthew Moody’s book lands on your doormat it will do so with a thump. It’s quite a weighty tome, coming in at over 300 pages. Do not let that put you off – they might well be 300 of the most valuable pages you ever read in property. Continue reading

Beyond the Bricks: Financial Freedom Through Property, Rob Dix

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