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Why invest in Leamington Spa and Warwick?

Alun & Julie Gold / December 5, 2018

An affluent town boasting splendid Victorian and Georgian architecture, particularly in the northern quarter, Royal Leamington Spa in the West Midlands is a sought-after area by families and upwardly mobile couples. It’s also an area with a high concentration of HMOs in its south side – thanks to the large student population there, most of whom attend the University of Warwick.

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How to Use SPV in Property Effectively

Katherine Bianchi / December 4, 2018

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is a particular type of limited company or joint venture partnership – a one-off entity set up for a particular reason (i.e. one, single project, such as for the purpose of property investing or a particular property development, etc).

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Why Invest in Oxford

Ian Vanderhyde / December 3, 2018

Famous for its university and world-renowned research centres, Oxford is also well-known for its breathtaking architecture and correspondingly high property prices (twice the national average).

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Master Your Area

Chris Richardson / November 30, 2018

As a property sourcer, how do you keep on top of your area? As a one-man (or woman) operator it’s not always going to be easy, but it will feel great knowing that you have your finger on the pulse and that all your hard work and research is finally paying off.

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The Importance of Networking in Property

Astrid Glover / November 29, 2018

Depending on how sociable you are, the prospect of a networking event can either seem overwhelming, or be a welcomed break from your computer. Whatever your feelings are towards networking, it’s pretty much essential for your property business.

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Why Invest in Rugby

Abid Mirza / November 28, 2018

Ideally located, and a mere hour away from London on the train and just 30 minutes from Birmingham, Rugby in the West Midlands is ideal commuting territory.

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Why Due Diligence in Property Matters

Stephen Moss / November 27, 2018

How do potential investors know if what appears to be a great deal is indeed something that’s going to boost their offers as well as their standing as a successful local property investor? The way they can tell is to present them with the facts, having yourself undertaken a lengthy exercise known as ‘due diligence.’

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Things to Consider When Looking to Set up an HMO in London

Gosha Doubtfire / November 26, 2018

For all you HMO daddy’s and r2r moguls you’ll know all the new laws which have come into effect recently. But for those of you looking at HMOs / r2r as a possible strategy, here is an overview of items to consider before taking the leap.

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Adding Value to a Property (for Experienced Individuals)

Mush Fazel / November 23, 2018

How do you make that property that is worth at least £20,000 (and that you’re really keen to sell) more than it’s currently valued at?

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It’s Your Patch

Katherine Bianchi / November 22, 2018

When you come to work as a property sourcer, how do you decide on which location to work in? Well, because it’s essential that you know the area you’re operating in inside out, it makes sense to work somewhere local to yourself – or at least somewhere you’ve spent a lot of time in.

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Why Invest in crewe

Dorka Horvath / November 21, 2018

There aren’t many towns in the UK named after its railway station - Crewe being a notable exception. Once again it’s the railways that are about to make this town wealthy again – this time in the form of HS2.

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Adding Value to a Property for Beginners

Angus Gunn / November 20, 2018

It’s much easier than you think to add value to a property – especially if you’re just making simple changes that don’t require much effort or outlay on your part. You might be surprised at just how much such little tweaks here and there can make to the overall value of that pile of bricks and mortar you currently own.

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Why Invest in Milton Keynes?

Jamie Side / November 19, 2018

Having celebrated 50 years of innovation and success last year, Milton Keynes has already made a promising start for the next 50.

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Get the Most for Your Money with a Property Sourcer

Peter Donoghue / November 16, 2018

Using a property sourcer has many benefits, not least being able to locate that elusive investment opportunity you’ve been after for ages now.

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Why Invest in Serviced Accommodation?

Mike Hill / November 15, 2018

As with just about any industry you think of out there, technology has transformed the way the public interacts with it - to the extent that the industry itself has altered, very often beyond recognition.

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Why Set Goals in Property?

Rich Travis / November 14, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a top athlete, academic or a mum with four kids just trying to get through the day, goal setting is important if you want to progress in life.

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How to Rescue an Empty Property

Sam Ballard / November 13, 2018

Developing an empty property can be both lucrative and extremely rewarding. It’s always sad to see what was obviously a much-loved home fall to wreck and ruin. Of course today, in times of a critical housing shortage, having a property go to waste seems criminal too.

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Why Do You Need an Accountant in Property

Jan Murray / November 12, 2018

You wouldn’t get a lawyer who specialises in company law to represent you at a murder trial (we’re speaking hypothetically, of course). So, why would you go to a general accountant when it comes to getting your property books in order?

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Why Invest in Cumbria?

Andrew Canavan / November 9, 2018

Most of us know Cumbria in north-west England as the Lake District. One of the UK’s most beautiful spots (actually at 912-square-miles it’s more than just a ‘spot’) and a walker’s paradise. It’s also an idyllic location for a holiday or weekend break, never mind living there all year round.

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Why Invest in Chelmsford?

Keith Wilkinson / November 9, 2018

Beautiful riverside restaurants, boutique shopping and leisure activities to appeal to both families and young professionals; Chelmsford is making waves.

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Points to Avoid When Looking for a Conveyancer

Jan Murray / November 2, 2018

Looking for a conveyancer? Well don’t fall into the same trap as others when it comes to choosing who is going to manage that expensive property transaction of yours. This way, madness and additional expense lies.

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How Much Money Do I Need to Become a Property Developer?

Rich Travis / October 31, 2018

There’s no doubt about it, starting up a business as a property developer can be hugely expensive. Start-up costs, on-going staff salaries, marketing, office rent, credit checks on tenants - it can all add up.

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Sourced Celebrate Double Shortlist Success

Emma Riley / October 30, 2018

The team at innovative prop tech investment company Sourced are celebrating after learning they have been shortlisted for two major awards.

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8 Tips to Find a Good Solicitor

Mike Hill / October 26, 2018

Word of mouth from family, friends and colleagues is usually a good recommendation that a solicitor knows their stuff. Just make sure that whoever’s judgement you’re trusting has used that solicitor in the last couple of years - or knows someone who has.

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Average Property Salaries (UK)

Paul Rose / October 25, 2018

From developing a property from scratch to managing a portfolio of apartments, and even designing the interior of a show home, we’ve listed some of the most common jobs within the industry, along with what you can expect to get paid for your time in the role.

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5 Ways to Get into Property Sourcing

Claire Rose / October 23, 2018

It’s not just that you get to be out and about and do plenty of networking, set your own hours and are effectively your own boss, that we like. But, if you happen to be any good at finding properties and matching up investors and sellers, then you really can earn a spectacular salary.

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Becoming a Landlord for the First Time

Adam Vickers / October 22, 2018

It’s not just the whole maintenance of the flat and ensuring the rent arrives in your bank account every month. No, there’s also the question of sorting it all out with the tax man, working out ongoing costs, finding tenants and even how to fund your investment in the first place.

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Follow the crowd

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

In this blog I’ll be taking a closer look at crowdfunding and more specifically property crowdfunding, and I’ll aim to offer some practical guidance for those thinking of “following the crowd.”

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Follow the Crowd Part II

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

Today I’ll be staying with the theme of Property Crowdfunding and I’ll be taking a closer look at some of the advantages and disadvantages of this model (in no particular order).

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Five Essential Viewing Tips for the Savvy Property Investor

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

here we take a look at five core tips that ensure any viewing is undertaken like a property investor pro.

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Don’t Just Settle…

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

How do you get involved in property investing when you just don’t have the funds? I mean how can you be a property investor if you can’t afford to buy a house of your own? Maybe your struggling to pay your rent, or owning your own home is still a dream, so why the hell would you think you could be a property investor? Well, you can! Read this blog to find out how...

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Development Site Visit – Warrington

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

This is a short vlog on site at one of our current Sourced HQ developments we are involved with.

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Deciding To Do Property Properly

Angus Gunn / April 27, 2018

After years of pretending, practicing and procrastinating, I’ve finally taken the leap and decided to ‘do’ property properly. Why?

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Crypto Currency in Property

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

So, depending on which side of the fence you are standing, you will see crypto currency as the future or the latest scam of the year. For me, I am still sat comfortably and firmly on that fence and I have no intention of moving, yet! What I have been thinking about is how crypto currency could be a game changer for the property industry, and what that would mean for me with my property sourcing and property developer hat on.

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Changing career and industry

Angus Gunn / April 27, 2018

In this blog I will talk about my experiences becoming a sourced franchisee as well as tips on how I smoothed the transition from my past career into sourced.

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Catch 24 – to be or not to be?

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

This blog discusses the impacts of section 24 as well as possible ways to overcome this massive change to the property market.

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Booming Birmingham’s Big City Boost

Mush Fazel / April 27, 2018

Welcome to the Sourced Birmingham blog. Let me explain why I think that Birmingham is such a wonderful place to invest.

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Be a Wiser Investor and Choose Leicester

Sam Ballard / April 27, 2018

With average property prices sitting at £171,800 and annual growth from February 2017 to date being the third highest in the country, you should become a Leicester Investor.

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An Introduction to Rent to Rent

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

This blog is an introduction to Rent to Rent. This strategy allows you to have control of a property and generate an income from it, and all without actually owning the property, or having a mortgage!

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A Typical Franchisee Training Week at Sourced

Claire Rose / April 27, 2018

What do we learn at a franchisee training week? What does is consist of? How much do I need to know about the industry? These are the questions I get asked a lot from people interested in a Sourced Franchise, so I thought I would write an overview of what happens during a typical training week. In short, head office turns into a hive of activity, creating a buzz that all the team really enjoy.

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A New Beginning with Sourced

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

In the past week we have had more new franchisees sign up for what we see as a five-year business relationship. You invest in us, we invest in you and the master-plan is we all grow as a direct result.

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All The Way or No Way

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

If you’re reading this blog I expect you’re interested in real estate in some way, shape or form. I expect you’re aware of the potential of property, but you’re also aware of the pitfalls – many of which are highlighted by the horror stories that permeate from the industry from time to time.

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A House, A House, My Kingdom for a House

Sam Ballard / April 27, 2018

House prices across Leicester are rocketing by 7.5 per cent a year – the third highest rise of any UK city. What has caused this?

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A Hidden HS2 Portfolio Gem

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

As a business, we sell a lot of portfolio’s residential and commercial, recently we have secured one based in Ashton-in-Makerfield, now most people are probably thinking firstly where the hell is that and it must be cheap, they were certainly my first thoughts!

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A Day In The Life of a Property Sourcer

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

I make no secret that my passion is property sourcing in fact when I meet people at our head office in Warrington and they see the development projects we are involved in and the size of our network people often look at me a little strange when I talk about property sourcing with passion and not the achievements the business has to date.

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A Brief Guide For Overseas Investors

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

We register thousands of overseas property investors and are often asked for tips or help on investing the UK, I have put together a short guide to help overseas investors and highlight points they need to consider before investing.

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10 Ways to Add Value to Your Property

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

When it comes to adding value to a property, there are countless things you can do to help. In our latest blog, we at Sourced HQ have considered the most common and the not so common ways, you can boost the value of your home. If you are looking to sell, you will want your property to achieve its optimum price, so our top ten countdown will help point you in the right direction.

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10 Real Reasons to Invest in Property in Reading

Adam Vickers / April 27, 2018

One of the most successful towns in the UK in economic terms according to the respected research body Centre for Cities (CfC), the town of Reading offers property investors high rents and a very strong economy.

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