Below are blog posts tagged Blog

Property Mentors, coaches and teachers – Who should you choose?

Chris Kirkwood / July 16, 2019

First of all, let's address the elephant in the room, (or the blog in this case) because the word ‘mentor’ gets thrown around in the property industry quite freely but what is a mentor, what is a coach and what is a trainer?


Pros and Cons of Joint Venture Partnerships in Property

Sourced Midlands / July 16, 2019

Joint venture partnerships involve going into business with another individual (or individuals). It often works well when one of the partners has the money, but not the skills or time to carry out a refurbishment project and vice versa.


How Your Rental Income is Taxed

Sourced Scotland / July 11, 2019

All buy to let landlords have to pay tax on the amount of income they receive from tenants who are renting out their properties. Certain expenses can be offset against this figure, such as landlord insurance, letting agent’s fees, accountant’s fees, service management costs and software costs.


How Many Property Exit Strategies Should You Have?

Sourced North East / July 9, 2019

An exit strategy should always be part of your property investment plans – for each individual property. Having an exit strategy should also mean that in the event of a possible recession, you’ll be able to sell quickly without taking too much of a financial hit to the profits you’ve made through your property business.


How to Avoid Common Pitfalls of Language Barriers

Sourced North London / July 4, 2019

When it comes to which tenants you choose to rent out your buy to let to, it is illegal to discriminate against a prospective individual due to race, creed, religion, age, sex or sexual orientation. Neither can you refuse to rent to an individual or family with children for fear the latter will wreck your property.


All About Capital Renewals

Sourced South London / July 2, 2019

When it comes to property investors and tax returns, there is that age-old conundrum to face. And that is, what can you claim for, and what can’t you claim for these days? After all, tax relief and the property business has been a lot like shifting sand in the past few years.


5 Capital Growth Indicators to Look Out For

Sourced North West / June 27, 2019

When it comes to capital growth, property can be a fabulous means of accumulating wealth – certainly much more so than investing in stocks and shares as research over the decades has proved time and time again…


Your Guide to Investing in Care Homes

Sourced South East / June 25, 2019

As many of you reading this may already know, care home investments can be extremely profitable. The sector is one of the fasting growing in the property investment industry which can be accredited to both a growing and aging UK population. Carry on reading to find out more!


How to Keep the Costs Low and Maximise Returns on Your Investment Properties

Sourced South West / June 20, 2019

Keeping costs low and maximising returns on your investment properties should be the aim of all property investors, right? Well as many of you may know, this is easier said than done. In this blog we will look at tips to help you maximise the returns on your investment properties.


5 Ways to Minimise Tax Liability

Sourced Midlands / June 17, 2019

Most people (understandably) want to pay as little tax as possible – and that includes those from overseas who invest in property in the UK. In this article, we will explain some of the best and legitimate ways to reduce your tax bill on property profits, when it comes to telling all to the tax man.


Location, Location, Location

Sourced Scotland / June 14, 2019

The type of property investment strategy you choose to embark upon is often very much location-dependent. And, to this end, it is essential to consider your target market and their wants first, before you start looking at any properties – or even a map.


Adapt and Thrive

Sourced North East / June 12, 2019

It’s getting tougher to find below market value (BMV) properties, while bricks and mortar in general are snapped up quickly. While this is great news for the local property market, it’s not so good for you. So, what can you do about it?


The Pros and Cons of Various Company Structures

Sourced North London / June 10, 2019

When it comes to deciding on what type of company you would like your property investment business to be, you have several to choose from.


A Guide to New Builds

Sourced Scotland / June 10, 2019

When investing in New Build properties, there are a number of avenues you can pursue. You could, for instance, buy a newly built apartment from a brand new development.


An Expert Guide to Profitable Property Strategies

Sourced South London / June 7, 2019

When it comes to property investing, there are strategies best left to those who have expertise in the area. In this article, we will take a look at a number of those strategies.


Pitfalls to Look Out for When Using Hands-Free Property Investment Strategies

Sourced North West / June 5, 2019

Property investing doesn’t always go smoothly. Just like other forms of investment, there can be pitfalls for the unwary individual. So, in an attempt to forewarn you, here are some of the most common:


How to Resolve Tax Disputes

Sourced South West / June 3, 2019

A tax dispute is when an individual or company disagree with HMRC over the amount of tax they have to pay and/or the date when a tax bill has to be settled by. Tax disputes can arise with sole traders, small companies or global entities. In other words, they are not limited to a single type of taxpayer, but all categories of tax payer.


A Beginner’s Guide to Profitable Property Strategies

Sourced Midlands / May 31, 2019

One person’s profitable property strategy may be another’s downfall. A HMO hands-on investment, for instance, is better left to the experienced landlord, preferably one who has already cut his or her teeth on traditional buy to let and has lots of free time. Read on...


What We Have Learned From Lendy

Stephen Moss / May 31, 2019

It will come as no surprise to a lot of investors and people in the finance sector that on the 24th May 2019 the peer to peer lender known as “Lendy” went into administration.


A Beginner’s Guide to Property Sourcing

Sourced Scotland / May 29, 2019

Property sourcing could be finding property for a particular buyer, then selling it on to him or her, all nicely packaged Or, it could be simply sourcing the property, then looking for a buyer to sell it on to at a later stage, in line with what you’re looking for. Read more here...


Advantages of Hands-Free Property Investment Strategies (Part 2)

Sourced North East / May 27, 2019

Continuing on from our first article on the benefits of hands-free property investments, where we already listed five of the most popular advantages, we’ll now go on to give you another handful. And almost certainly give you something to ponder when it comes to your own money and property investing:


Advantages of Hands-Free Property Investment Strategies (Part 1)

Sourced North London / May 24, 2019

First of all, you may be wondering what exactly a ‘hands-free’ property investment strategy is.


What is Peer to Peer Lending?

Stephen Moss / May 23, 2019

Peer to Peer Lending (also referred to as P2P or P2B – Peer-to-business) is the practice of borrowers taking out loans from individual investors who are willing to lend their own money for an agreed interest rate.


How to Invest in Property without Buying a House

Sourced South London / May 22, 2019

Want to invest in property - but without the hassle of a physical bricks and mortar asset to look after? Then investment ‘vehicles’ such as Peer to Peer lending and Crowdfunding is exactly what you’re looking for.


Cash to be Raised For Crosby Cannon Conversion

Stephen Moss / May 22, 2019

A Crosby landmark, former pub and hotel dating back to the early 1900s will be converted into 9 residential flats. Local’s will be delighted to know that the acclaimed, historic Crosby cannon is being re-situated in the development and will be made into a feature to show the importance of its history.


Top Hands-Free Property Investments in the UK for Overseas Investors

Sourced North West / May 20, 2019

From serviced apartments to care homes, purpose-built student accommodation and even hotel rooms, there is a wealth of hands-free property investment opportunities in the UK for overseas investors looking for a foothold or more on these shores.


Tax Returns: When and Where

Sourced South East / May 17, 2019

When filing your tax return as a self-employed landlord, there are a couple of different ways you can do it – either by paper or electronically. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are keen to have most returns filed online - although the system can take a bit of time to get used to.


How to Acquire BMV’s via the Power of Chain Breaking

Sourced South West / May 15, 2019

The majority of homeowners or buyers in the UK will be familiar with the expression ‘property chain’ i.e. when a sequence of houses is being bought and sold. These houses are said to be linked together in a process.


P2P vs. Crowdfunding

Stephen Moss / May 13, 2019

More and more would-be buy to let landlords are turning to ‘easier’ ways to make money from property these days. And who can blame them?


How to Carry out Large Refurbishments Successfully

Sourced Midlands / May 13, 2019

A large refurbishment isn’t just getting an extension built on to the side of your property, or carrying out your own roof conversion. It could, instead involve converting a former primary school into a block of apartments, or transforming a former guest house into a care home.


Trusts - Take Control of your Retirement Money

Sourced North East / May 8, 2019

Wondering what to do with your buy to let properties and the money you’ve built up from them? Need reassurance that when you retire you can relax without worrying about your finances?


How to Build Relationships with Investors

Sourced North London / May 6, 2019

Being able to build relationships with investors is essential to your success as property sourcer. Investors want to know they can trust you and that what you have to offer is a good deal.


Alternative Options to Fund Your UK Property

Sourced South London / May 3, 2019

When it comes to funding that property investment of yours, there are plenty of creative methods out there. From Peer to Peer Lending and Crowdfunding to the traditional Bridging loan and Mezzanine Finance, there is sure to be some form of financing that suits your needs.


Why Invest in Westminster

Chris Hames / May 2, 2019

Often described as the capital’s educational and finance hub, Westminster is one of the wealthiest boroughs around. It’s also the location of the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace, as well as being the only area of London with a World Heritage Site designation.


How to Invest in Property Through P2P

Sourced North West / May 1, 2019

Peer to Peer Lending is an increasingly popular means of investing thanks to typically far higher returns than traditional or high street lenders provide. A typical return from a Peer2Peer platform today can be six to nine per cent - compared to a high street return of just one to two percent.


A Director's Thoughts on FinTech North

Stephen Moss / April 30, 2019

It was the FinTech North conference on Wednesday the 17th April, it was the first FinTech event I have been to. Honesty, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Continue reading my blog to find out my thoughts on the event.


Property Business: Limited Company, Sole Trader or LLP?

Sourced South East / April 29, 2019

Still happy operating your property business as a sole trader? Or perhaps you are considering becoming a limited company? And who knows, in the future, if successful enough, then you might even consider going down the LLP route.


Marketing your Property Deals Online

Sourced North East / April 26, 2019

The internet is a fabulous way to network and promote your business. But it can also be a drain on your time. So, in order to ensure you market your deals well and use your online time efficiently, here are a list of methods we use ourselves...


Why Invest in Wandsworth & Lambeth?

Haaris Nizam / April 25, 2019

Wandsworth & Lambeth has three main commercial centres in South Bank & Waterloo, Vauxhall and Brixton. Here, you will also find colourful areas like Clapham, Herne Hill, Streatham, Tulse Hill and West Norwood.


Marketing your Property Deals Offline

Sourced North London / April 24, 2019

These days it feels as if everyone is online and using social media. However, like the proverbial dinosaur or two out there, there are still millions of people picking up on offline marketing too. So, it makes sense not to rule out traditional techniques for promoting your property deals. Here are some of our favourites...


UK Property People: Where to find them

Sourced South London / April 22, 2019

If you’re interested in buying property in the UK, but live overseas, then you will probably be doing most of your research online. But where are the best places to meet people in the industry via internet resources and social media? Well, we’ve made a list of some of our own personal favourites below.


How to set up a Business in the UK from Abroad

Sourced South East / April 19, 2019

If you’re considering setting up a property business in the UK, then there are certain financial formalities to come to terms with. Not least, this includes tax, setting up of bank accounts and dividends. Today's blog will look at how to overcome these financial formalities as efficiently as possible.


The Development of Sourced

Stephen Moss / April 18, 2019

I meet a lot of people that introduce themselves as property developers and let’s be honest, whether their project has been a refurbishment on a two-up two-down terraced or a block of 20 apartments, then they have earned that title. They have gone through the highs and the lows that all property developers have.


Why Invest in Havering

Irene & Michael Agunbiade / April 18, 2019

Havering is a borough based in Outer London, on the east side, with Romford recognised as the main town in the area.


Starting a UK Business from Overseas

Sourced North West / April 17, 2019

Considering starting a property business from overseas? In Today's blog we'll tell you everything you will need to know including: research, infrastructure, business culture, global tax, business partners, building relations, legislation, where to invest, property management, exchange rates and exit strategies.


Accounting Software and Auto Functions

Sourced South West / April 15, 2019

When it comes to accounting for your property business, there are ways to make it easier. And no, we don’t mean hiring an accountant. Today's blog will take a look at different accounting software and auto functions to help make your accounting life easier.


All About Capital Renewals

Sourced Midlands / April 12, 2019

In a nutshell, capital renewal in property investment is when you replace a feature of a building. The reason for this is usually because it’s no longer functional. Today's blog will look at the requirements a repair must be meet in order for it to fall under capital renewals.


A Guide to Chain Breaking in Property

Sourced Scotland / April 10, 2019

A property chain involves a number of property owners being ‘linked together’ in terms of buying and selling each other’s property. Today's blog will look at the reasons why property chains get broken as well as how chain breaking (saving) property strategies work.


Communications through Technology for your Property Business in the UK

Sourced North East / April 8, 2019

Lack of communication can be frustrating, particularly in business. But there shouldn’t be any excuse for it these days – even if you do live thousands of miles away from your partner/s. Today's blog will look at how to communicate and do business remotely.


Finding Investors

Sourced North London / April 5, 2019

When it comes to finding investors for your property sourcing business, where should you be looking? Well, there’s quite a few avenues to venture down – both online and offline. Today's blog will look at both options to help you find out what will work best for you in the future.


How to Overcome a Language Barrier when Investing in the UK

Sourced South London / April 3, 2019

Getting to grips with a foreign country’s legal, economic and cultural systems can be difficult enough, but often the biggest nightmare is the language. So, if you’re from overseas and keen to invest in UK property, how do you get around that problem? Today's blog will show you how.


Deciding Where to Buy in the UK

Sourced South East / April 1, 2019

When it comes to buying investment property in the UK, location is everything. Right now, average property values in London and the South are falling, whereas ‘up north’ yields are pretty impressive. Today's blog will look at what investments are being made in different areas of the UK.


Payments on Account Explained

Sourced North West / March 29, 2019

If you’re self-employed, then you’ll be subject to Payment on Account. This is a HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) term, which involves paying your tax bill twice a year – at the end of January, and then similarly at the end of July. Today's blog will look to further explain payments on accounts.


One Small Step for Sourced, One Giant Leap for Regent Plaza

Stephen Moss / March 29, 2019

So it’s official we are on site in our latest development, Regent Plaza Manchester. Well in honesty we started on site three weeks ago, but I got the opportunity to visit the site yesterday with the project management team to see the demolition taking place. Read the full blog to see how it went.


A Guide to Property Finance and Funding in the UK

Sourced South West / March 27, 2019

If you’re looking to buy an investment property in the UK and have the financial clout to buy it with cash, then congratulations! Alternatively, you may need to borrow some money after putting down as much of a deposit as you can afford. Today's blog will look into UK mortgages to ensure you're fully informed before making a decision.


Foreign Exchange for Overseas Property Payments

Sourced Midlands / March 25, 2019

Foreign exchange rates notoriously fluctuate, meaning that if you don’t keep on top of them, then you could stand to lose thousands of pounds. And, when you’re investing in property in the UK, you’re already talking about sums of hundreds of thousands of pounds. So, how can you make sure you’re getting the best foreign exchange rates?


Exit Strategies for your UK Property

Sourced Scotland / March 22, 2019

When planning your long term business goals, you should have a plan for each decade, and where you want to be by the time you expect to retire - this is also known as an exit strategy. In fact, you should be seriously considering this exit strategy, even if you’re just starting up your property business. Today's blog will look at different exit strategies and the pros and cons that come with them.


Tips for Choosing your Joint Venture Partners

Sourced North East / March 21, 2019

The best Joint Venture partnerships are like ‘a match made in heaven’. It’s a coming together of two investors (or more) with perfectly complementing skill sets. Today's blog will help you find your perfect joint venture partner by giving all the attributes you should be looking for in your potential future partner.


Business Relief to Mitigate Inheritance Tax in Property

Sourced North London / March 18, 2019

Business Relief can be an excellent means of reducing the amount of Inheritance Tax your beneficiaries might have to pay on receipt of your assets in the event of your passing or during your lifetime. Today's blog will look at different rates of business relief and what assets qualify as well as how to be in the property investment sector and still qualify for relief.


Top Tips for Investing in REITs

Sourced South London / March 15, 2019

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a single company or a group of companies which rent out and manage property in order to reap profits for its shareholders (investors). The property a REIT invests in and manages could be residential, commercial or industrial. In today's blog we share our top tips regarding REIT's.


All About Wear and Tear Allowance

Sourced South East / March 13, 2019

Wear and Tear was an allowance that landlords with furnished rental property could use annually to offset the cost of replacing furniture, white goods and other ‘moveable’ items. Today's blog will look at how the wear and tear allowance has changed as of April 6th 2016 and the impacts this has had.


Why Invest in Dunstable

Andrew Culverhouse / March 12, 2019

Dunstable is a growing market town to the west of Luton in Bedfordshire. As the name suggest, Dunstable is one of many towns in the country that have built up around a market. Read the full blog to find out what makes Dunstable such a great area for investment.


Collecting Rents – Direct Debits & Standing Orders

Sourced North West / March 11, 2019

If you’ve just started out in the property business, then you might not be thinking about hiring an accountant, choosing instead to save money and do your own books. If that’s the case then, be warned, as it can prove a time-consuming endeavour – unless that is, you follow some of these tips designed to save you some time...


Registering as an overseas company in the UK

Sourced South West / March 10, 2019

Any company from overseas – with the exception of partnerships and unincorporated bodies - looking to do business based in the UK must register their details with Companies House. Today's blog will look at how to register in order to business in the UK as well as the benefits of doing so.


Why is the Care Home Market Worth Investing In?

Sourced Midlands / March 8, 2019

It’s no secret that people are living longer these days. And that means more residential and purpose-built care facilities will be necessary to house and look after them. Today's blog will look at why the care home market is worth investing in for this reason as well as many others.


Top Hands-Off Investment Strategies (part 2)

Stephen Moss / March 8, 2019

Continuing with our article on the best way for overseas investors to get involved with UK property, here are some more of our team’s favourite and most popular strategies ranging from buying off plan to crowdfunding.


Unnecessary Yet ‘Worth Considering’ Property Insurance Extras

Sourced Scotland / March 6, 2019

For many landlords, letting out a property and receiving monthly rent may be your sole income. So, it makes sense to protect any investment by taking out insurance right? Today's blog will look at property insurance extras which may be worth considering depending on your circumstances.


Large Refurbishments - A Guide for Aspiring Property Developers

Susan De Mey / March 3, 2019

A large refurbishment is more or less a total makeover of a property. A small-scale version involves perhaps adding an extension or re-roofing, but with a large refurbishment, you can probably expect to be doing all of these things. Today's blog will look at how to carry out a large scale refurbishment as well as tips on how to do so.


The Importance of Record Keeping for Accounts

Andy Smith / March 2, 2019

There are a multitude of reasons why it’s so important to keep your accountancy records on track. For starters - and for the sake of your sanity - always attempt to update your property investment accounts regularly. Today's blog will look at a multitude of other reasons why record keeping is so important.


Sourced Takes Over Prestigious Manchester Site With Planning For 525 Homes

Emma Riley / March 1, 2019

The investment group Sourced, the largest property investment network in the UK, have today announced the acquisition of a £150M development site known as Regent Plaza Manchester. Read the whole article to find out more about this excellent opportunity.


Top 10 Mistakes Made by Property Developers

Sam Ballard / March 1, 2019

Today's blog will cover the top 10 mistakes made by property developers. Those who are just starting out in property development and refurbishment would be well advised to read this article. Because if there’s anyone who is potentially going to make the following mistakes, it’s you!


A guide to REITs - Real Estate Investment Trusts

Astrid Glover / February 28, 2019

The acronym REIT stands for Real Estate Investment Trust. Today's blog will explain Real Estate Investment Trusts in more details as well as looking at their pros and cons. We will also cover how to go about investing in Real Estate Investment trusts is you choose to do so.


Everything you Need to Know About the Wear & Tear Allowance

Everton Brown / February 28, 2019

Prior to it being abolished on April 6, 2016 the Wear and Tear Allowance was a means for landlords to ‘write off’ a certain amount of their net income for tax purposes. Today's blog will talk about how wear & tear allowance has changed over time how this has impacted Landlords.


Trusts and Inheritance Tax

Lucy Gaskell / February 27, 2019

If you’ve worked hard at setting up a successful property investment business over the last decade or so, then the last thing you’ll want is for a huge chunk of it to go to HMRC in the event of your death. Therefore, today's blog will explain why using a property trust may be the more beneficial option for you.


Invest in Property with Not Much Cash

Alun & Julie Gold / February 27, 2019

If you’re keen to get involved in the potentially very lucrative world of property investing, but don’t have much cash to begin with, then don’t despair. There are ways of doing it without actually having to put up much to begin with. In Today's blog we decided to share some of our favourites.


How Trusts can Benefit you as a Property Investor

Mush Fazel / February 26, 2019

A trust is a fund you contribute money, shares or property to and which will usually be paid out to a named beneficiary on the event of your death. In today's blog we will look at the role of the trustee, the benefits of a trust and the types of trusts available.


What is Tax Liability?

Matthew Russell / February 26, 2019

Tax liability is the money you must pay to the government, specifically Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on any profits made from your property business in the UK. Today's blog will look into different tax liability, how capital gains are taxed and over or under-paying tax.


Networking in Property – SIN Sourced Investor Network

Gosha Doubtfire / February 25, 2019

Following our recent success of launching Sourced Investor Network Events across the UK, in today's blog I wanted to look at why networking is is a vital ingredient in your business/career growth. Furthermore, I will break down the specific benefits networking provides.


Presenting Your Property Deals Online

Chris Richardson / February 25, 2019

Once you have a fantastic property deal to present to a prospective investor, you’ll have to set up a meeting to present it to them. But how do you do this if you can’t get together in person? This is a regular occurence many investors face. Today's blog will explain how to present your property deals online to overcome this issue.


Capital Growth vs. Rental Income

Vijay Sharma / February 24, 2019

Capital growth is the amount of money that your property accrues as time goes on. The longer you have the property for, the more capital growth you’ll get. This is in comparison to rental income which provides small payments of rent per month rather than an accumulation of increased value over time. This blog will look at the benefits and drawbacks of both capital growth and rental income.


How to Collect Rent more Efficiently

Andy Smith / February 23, 2019

Rent is the monthly income you collect from tenants for living in your property. It’s what most landlords – unless they are lucky enough to have bought the house or apartment outright – use for their monthly mortgage payments. In today's blog, we look at the different methods of collecting rent and why different methods will be more efficient that others depending on the situation.


How Business Property Relief Impacts Inheritance Tax

Graham Cossey / February 23, 2019

Business Property Relief (BPR) is a means of passing on your investments (in terms of company shares or assets) to your family and/or close friends without them having to pay inheritance tax on your death. Today's blog will look at who qualifies for BPR as well as the benefits and risks of the strategy.


What is an Exit Strategy and Why Have One?

Mike Hill / February 22, 2019

An Exit Strategy for an individual is a plan for him or her to leave their business. It could be that this will be achieved when they finally retire, or, as is more likely the case these days - thanks to the government increasing the pension age - planning to retire earlier. This blog will look at the importance of having an exit strategy.


Small Refurbishments Through Joint Venture

Simon Shaw / February 21, 2019

Small refurbishment projects can prove to be the perfect Joint Venture deal. If you’re skilled at renovations or sourcing properties, but just starting out in property investment, then you probably won’t have a lot of spare cash to spend on buying properties to do up. A wealthy time-poor friend or property investor may though. Today's blog will look at how to successfully carry out a small refurbishment through a joint venture.


What Type of Exit Strategy is Best Suited to you?

Jan Murray / February 21, 2019

There are a number of different ways an individual can exit their business. Some of them are planned, others – such as liquidation or illness – unpredictable. The type of Exit Strategy you choose will depend on various factors. Today's blog will look at the different types of investment strategies to find which one best suits you.


The Power of Social Media for Your Property Business

Jonathan Daniels / February 20, 2019

Social media is a tool which all property investors, sourcers, property managers and, in fact, anyone who has business interests in the property sector should be utilising. It’s mostly free after all – certainly it’s a far less expensive way to promote and market your business than taking out adverts in newspapers, or organising for flyers to be posted. In today's blog we will look at the benefits social media can have on your property business.


Could Care Homes Prove the Perfect Investment?

Irene & Michael Agunbiade / February 20, 2019

People are living longer in most developed nations around the world; the UK being no exception. As a result, care homes are experiencing a ‘boom’. The main reason for this is that there just isn’t enough public sector funds to cope with the care and attention our elderly population requires at this point in time. Today's blog looks further into why care homes are becoming increasingly more attractive investments as well a how to benefit from this.


The Importance of Record Keeping

Malcolm & Adam Corcoran / February 19, 2019

Keeping on top of your business accounting is an essential part of being in business. It might also help boost your profits. This blog will look at the importance of record keeping as well as tips to ensure you do so successfully. Tips include: Backing up files, Using apps and separating personal and business accounts.


Problems with Property Management Companies, and How to Overcome Them

Susan De Mey / February 19, 2019

Property management companies can come in handy for any landlord, especially those who are really busy. However, what isn’t fair is when the property management company you hire doesn’t pull its weight, isn’t transparent enough or simply doesn’t come across as trustworthy. This blog looks at the issues with Property management companies and how to overcome them.


What is a Real Estate Investment Trust?

Haaris Nizam / February 18, 2019

A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a group of companies – or even one individual company – which invests in a portfolio of properties on behalf of shareholders in order to earn them profits. Today's blog will look further into REIT's as well as covering the benefits and potential risks.


Why Invest in New Build Properties?

Chris Hames / February 18, 2019

A new build is, as the name suggests, a property which has recently been built (and no one has lived in it). It can be an apartment or house and be completed, still in construction or even still at the basic planning stage. This blog will look at the benefits of investing in a new build property as well as possible pitfalls to look out for during the process.


The Most Profitable Property Strategies

Jamie Side / February 17, 2019

Not all property strategies are high earners - one strategy may work well for one individual, but prove to be an utter disaster for another investor. Today's blog looks at three high earning property strategies, one of which is for the full time property investor whilst the other two accommodate for those who may work in another field.


Reading: An introduction to Property Metrics

Adam Vickers / February 16, 2019

Metrics are essential to every property investor. They provide a way to analyse current and future investments. The outcome from this analysis will invariably help inform the decision-making process i.e. buy or sell a property. This blog will look at different different metrics that can be used to help in the decision making process.


Rent to Rent Refurbishments

Peter Donoghue / February 15, 2019

Now that you’ve decided on your rent to rent refurbishment strategy, how do you make it work? Well, today's blog will provide some advice and tips that will help turn newbies into experts in no time at all. Advice includes requirements a R2T property must meet as well as how to minimise spend to maximise returns.


New to property? Learn to focus…

James Miller / February 15, 2019

There are so many possibilities in property. This is a good thing, but also a challenge for any property ‘newbie’. The property sector is a noisy place, full of people talking about different strategies, offering training for a million courses and championing the next best thing. This blog talks about the importance of focus in the property industry and five tips on how to achieve it.


The Power of Joint-Venture to Get a Deal Done

Sam Ballard / February 14, 2019

The beauty of setting up a joint venture is that it can provide you with additional cash with which to invest, as well as knowledge. And often the more cash you have, the bigger the potential profit. In this blog we will look at the benefits of setting up a joint venture, where to find a partner and what to be mindful of.


Top Offline Methods to Research the UK Property Market from Overseas

Abid Mirza / February 14, 2019

It seems like everything is online these days. Most of us turn to Google whenever we want to know something. And yes, the internet is great for instant access to knowledge, but there is still value in offline resources when it comes to property as today's blog will explain.


Presenting Your Property Deals Offline

Dorka Horvath / February 13, 2019

So you’ve sourced a property ideal for refurbishment at a bargain below market price, considering its current state. You even have an investor in mind. But how do you go about getting that investor equally as enthusiastic about this great deal as you are? Read on to find out.


Top Property Metrics and Analysis Software

Mike Hill / February 12, 2019

When it comes to investing in property, there are a number of metrics you can track. These let you know whether or not that proposed deal of yours is as attractive as it appears on paper. Today's blog looks further into different types of metrics to help explain their value.


A Steep Learning Curve

Andrew Culverhouse / February 12, 2019

Having had a desire to get into the property industry for some time, I decided at the end of last year to join Sourced. Once I was confirmed as a Sourced franchisee, I attended the training they hold for new franchisees. Having not spent any time in a classroom since leaving college in the late 90s, I knew that it might be a bit of a shock to the system...


Why Invest in South West London

Susan Jacobs / February 11, 2019

In February 2019, there were 430 properties for sale in Streatham and 270 homes in Stockwell. The average time for a property to sell in the former was 185 days and in the latter 142 days. This blog will analyse South West London in more depth to show why the area offers such a great investment opportunity.


All About Planning Gain

Rich Travis / February 11, 2019

Planning gain is the money made from buying land, which has become more profitable because it has been granted planning permission. This blog will look at the ins and outs of planing gains to help you become a property expert.


Why Invest in Glasgow

Phil Gordon / February 10, 2019

Glasgow is the city which will lead Scotland’s economic growth over the next few years. That was the announcement from the EY Scottish ITEM Club 2019 Forecast towards the end of last year. It predicted the west coast city’s GVA will be 2.6 per cent this year – compared to the Scottish average of just 1.3 per cent. This blog will explore more reasons why Glasgow provides such an excellent investment opportunity.


We All Start Somewhere

Rebecca & Darran Slater / February 9, 2019

Back in February 2004, I attended my very first property auction in Derby, hosted by the estate agent Bagshaws, at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium. This blog takes a look at my journey in the property industry so far, particularly where I started.


Why Invest in East London

Louise Sharpe / February 8, 2019

In today's blog we look at the reasons why East London offers such a great investment opportunity. Wapping has been hailed a buy to let hotspot, with rental yields of around 4.9%. The average rental for the area is around £546 per week and average apartment costs approximately £578,205. Renters tend to be young professionals employed in the finance or media industries in Wapping and Canary Wharf. View the full blog to find out more reasons East London is a great area to invest in.


Property Sourcer – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Gosha Doubtfire / February 7, 2019

Having been in the sourcing industry for a little while now, I wanted to address the elephant in the room. Does this sound familiar? ‘I have secured a fantastic deal for you, property Y is valued at X, which is X% BMV, your refurb costs are X and your ROI is XXXXXX%’ Wow - where do I sign? Right? Unfortunately, not always. If you’ve not come across this, then please do go ahead and stop reading, but being in property long enough you will have. One thing to take from this? Question everything.


Basic UK Rules and Regulations in the Property Industry

Elizabeth & Sam Coffie / February 6, 2019

Buying property differs between countries – considerably, in some cases. Between Scotland and England, for example, the house bidding and buying process is different. Even when you’ve successfully bought it, there are legal implications to consider, especially if you’re considering altering the property by adding on an extension or converting the loft etc. The following blog gives a taster of some of the basic rules and regulations when it comes to investing in UK property.


Why Invest in East London

Nadia Khan / February 5, 2019

The average house price in East London at the beginning of the year was £396,931 - higher than the average house price for England as a whole, which was £247,914, according to the Land Registry Office last October. Flats were the most popular type of property in the area. In this blog we look at the wide array reasons why you should invest in East London.


Investing in an Assisted Flip – Ethical, Smart And Profitable

James Miller / February 4, 2019

A win-win situation is the rarest of results. It’s a deal that works well for everyone, where all parties leave the table with their objectives fulfilled and a sense of a job well done. There is one little known investment strategy, which above all others strives to deliver a win-win situation. At Sourced, we call this strategy the Assisted Flip...


SDLT on Additional Residential Homes

Katherine Bianchi / February 2, 2019

Since April 2016, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been due on second homes in the UK. Referred to as the Higher Rates on Additional Dwellings (HRAD) for tax purposes, it’s due on all second homes which are valued at £40,000 or more. This blogs explains the tax in more detail and also covers exceptions to the HRAD rule.


Top Online Methods to Research the UK Property Market from Overseas

Keith Wilkinson / February 1, 2019

These days it feels as if all we want to know is at the touch of a button (Google, that is). Certainly, there are some excellent online resources to search for property and information on the UK property sector. The following blog shares some of our favourite ‘go to’ sites...


How to Find Your Next Ideal Off-Plan Investment

Elizabeth & Sam Coffie / January 31, 2019

An off-plan property is an apartment or house for which there are plans, but no building. The dwelling could also be half-complete or even finished, but can’t be lived in yet (perhaps because other apartments in the building are still being worked on). This blog looks at how to find your next ideal off-plan property investment.


Tips for Choosing an Accountant in Property

Mush Fazel / January 31, 2019

Property businesses are crying out for reliable accountants. Not only are they able to advise you on whether or not your profit and loss account can ‘take’ your investment of another buy to let - essentially that same accountant will be able to advise you about where tax comes in to play. This blog will look at how to find an accountant, the qualifications you would want your accountant to have. and how much they should be costing you.


All About Title Splits

Chris Richardson / January 30, 2019

Title splits are, as the name would suggest, splitting (or dividing) the title deeds of one building. As a result, that one property becomes two, three or four etc. In this blog we look at the best type of properties for a title split strategy as well as delving deeper into some of the complexities of the strategy.


What Basic Insurance Does Your Property Business Need?

Jan Murray / January 29, 2019

Insurance is an area that every individual involved in property (particularly as a business) should think very carefully about. This blog will look at landlord and property investor insurance and why your property business may need them.


Why Invest in Cheltenham?

Graham Cossey / January 28, 2019

Keen to help young people and families remain in Cheltenham where property prices are above the national average, the local council has recently received investment of £100 million to build 500 affordable homes over the next three years. Read the full blog to uncover more reasons why Cheltenham is such a great investment opportunity.


Why Invest in Barnet?

Everton Brown / January 27, 2019

Property and regeneration are major buzzwords in Barnet, where the majority of investment is being privately funded (rather than socially via the local authority or housing associations). A massive 27,000 new homes are to be built by 2025. This blog will look into the other reasons which make Barnet such a great investment opportunity.


Why Invest in Derby?

Rebecca & Darran Slater / January 26, 2019

According to the official Derby Marketing Bureau website, Derby has been on the receiving end of £4bn of investment within the past decade. This in itself makes the city the UK’s second fastest growing economy. This blog will look into many other factors which make Derby such an excellent investment opportunity.


Why Invest in Exeter?

Susan De Mey / January 25, 2019

In 2019 more than £300 million is planned to be spent on redeveloping Exeter town centre. Funded by the council, the reshaping of the heart of the city will include housing, retail opportunities, offices and restaurants. This blog will uncover the other reasons that make Exeter an investment hotspot.


Option to Tax Explained

Andy Smith / January 24, 2019

An Option to Tax arises only with commercial property or land, and when you decide to sublet it or sell it on. It would mean being able to reclaim all the value added tax (VAT) on the purchase of the property and land, as well as any professional costs and ongoing expenses. This blog will explain when you should and shouldn't consider "opting for tax" as well as how go about the process.


How Can Financial Advisers Help in Property?

Astrid Glover / January 23, 2019

As your property portfolio expands you’ll have more assets on your hand, meaning your life will likely become much more complicated financially. That’s where a financial adviser could be worth their weight in gold. This blog will look into the benefits of a financial adviser in the property market.


Financial Advisers - What Do They Do?

Lucy Gaskell / January 22, 2019

A financial adviser aims to make sure you invest your money to suit your lifestyle plan. He or she can help you better understand your finances and suggest different financial products to match both your short and long-term targets. In doing so, they can help you draw up a lifetime financial plan. This blog will look further at what financial advisers do, especially in terms of the property market.


A Commercial to Residential Property Strategy

Mike Hill / January 21, 2019

This blog will look at the benefits of turning commercial property to rental property as well as what types of commercial property to look out for.


Why Invest in Swindon?

Malcolm & Adam Corcoran / January 20, 2019

Swindon, in Wiltshire, was named as the location most people wanted to move to, according to online estate agent Emoov, following a survey they carried out in April 2018. This Blog will look at the reasons why Swindon is so popular with home owners and investors alike.


Why Invest in Uxbridge?

Vijay Sharma / January 19, 2019

There are many reasons why Uxbridge has started to become a popular location for investors. An example of this is the Israeli property investor was quick to see the buy to let potential when he paid £43 million for ownership of a 148,000 ft² office campus in the town. Read the full blog to find out more about why Uxbridge is such a great place to invest.


Limited Company vs. Sole Trader vs. LLP

Chris Richardson / January 18, 2019

Increasingly more landlords today are opting to become a limited company or limited partnership as opposed to being a sole trader. In many cases, this makes sense – especially for those currently sitting in the higher tax bracket of 40%. In today's blog, we outline all three options and how they differ for tax purposes.


Why Invest in Croydon?

Matthew Russell / January 17, 2019

Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson dubbed Croydon the ‘Economic Powerhouse of South London’. And, certainly, recent regeneration cash of £5.25bn will change not only the physical aspect of the town, but also the way it is perceived in future. This Blog looks more into why Croydon is such an investment hotspot which looks to become even more appealing to investors as time goes on.


How to make the most out of relationships with agents

Jan Murray / January 16, 2019

There may be a proliferation of property portals online selling and letting out properties, but the estate agent is still the person nine times out of ten that you have deal with in order to get through to the seller. That’s why building up good relations with a handful of local estate agents in your chosen location is crucial for success. This blog will look at how to get the most from your estate agent contacts.


Our Tips for Online Sourcing

Ryan Brown / January 15, 2019

If you’ve already tried a little sourcing online, then you’ll be aware that property portals and websites change regularly. Such is the fast-moving state of technology these days, that new features are added almost daily. As far as online sourcing goes, this is fabulous. Why? Read on to find out more.


How to be a Goal Master

Mike Hill / January 14, 2019

The beginning of the new year is the best time to write down your property goals for 2019. Goals are an important part of any property sourcing business. This blog will look at how to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.


Income Tax and Your Property Business

Adam Vickers / January 13, 2019

All landlords are obliged to pay income tax on the amount of money they receive from renting out their property, provided they make a profit in doing so. This is the money left over once any expenses and tax allowances are accounted for. In this blog we will into what-apart from rent- is taxable, tax rates for rental income and calculating tax for a portfolio of properties.


Commercial to Residential Opportunities in Leicester

Sam Ballard / January 12, 2019

Commercial property applies to any type of building where a business is located. This could be an office, retail outlet, gym, hairdressing salon, hotel, warehouse, movie theatre etc. One of the most common forms of commercial into residential property conversion is the shop with a flat above. But offices too are regularly converted into residential accommodation. In this blog we look further into commercial property sales, permitted development rights and much more...


Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPPs)

Peter Donoghue / January 10, 2019

Changes to the state pension scheme in recent years, together with a growing number of self-employed individuals, has seen a huge rise in the popularity of personal pension schemes. this blog will look at how SIPP's work as well as how to invest in property via SIPP. Read the whole blog to find out more...


Different Types of Serviced Accommodation

Keith Wilkinson / January 9, 2019

For those not in the property business, it’s common to think of serviced accommodation as upmarket apartments complete with concierge and extras, like laundry and cleaning services, as well as parking provision. But in reality, the term covers much more than that. Here are some of the different types of serviced accommodation around to invest in today, along with a brief explanation of each...


VAT Notice 708

Jonathan Daniels / January 8, 2019

If you’re planning on carrying out property renovations or converting a building from commercial into residential use (or vice versa) in the near future, there is a good chance you may be able to claim by VAT. Read the full blog to find out more!


Hidden Gems Of The Property World

Nick Sheehan / January 7, 2019

It’s the New Year, and we’re back in the office, ready and raring to go. 2018 was certainly an interesting year. All the noise around Brexit seemed to create market shifts, but on the ground things are still moving with the same volume, if not slightly faster.


How to Invest in Property Through P2P

Chris Richardson / January 4, 2019

Peer to Peer Lending is an increasingly popular means of investing thanks to typically far higher returns than traditional or high street lenders provide. A typical return from a Peer2Peer platform today can be six to nine per cent - compared to a high street return of just one to two per cent. In this blog we will look at botht the positives and negatives of Peer to Peer lending.


Finding contractors overseas

Astrid Glover / January 4, 2019

Living or working abroad can make it difficult to manage a property, as well as finding skilled tradesmen. It’s bad enough when you’re actually in this country and seeking an experienced, decently-priced individual who can make themselves available as soon as possible, rather than a month down the line. this blog will discuss the viability of tradesmen referral websites,why you should always use accredited traders as well as hire a local letting agent.


Value Added Tax (VAT) and Your Property Business

Rich Travis / January 3, 2019

Value added tax (VAT) is commonly applied to goods and services. For example, a company will charge the customer VAT but then claim it back from the government via purchases. It means that the government gets the money quickly and that the admin is done by the business owner themselves. this blog will look at the different types of VAT and it relates to both residential and commercial property.


Limited Company vs. Sole Trader vs. LLP

Andy Smith / January 2, 2019

Increasingly more landlords today are opting to become a limited company or limited partnership as opposed to being a sole trader. In many cases, this makes sense – especially for those currently sitting in the higher tax bracket of 40% (or who are about to be pushed into it, thanks to the government’s slashing of relief on mortgage interest expenses in the summer 2015 budget). Here. we outline all three options and how they differ for tax purposes.


Which Type of Property Management Company to Choose

Mush Fazel / January 1, 2019

Hiring a property management company helps to alleviate responsibilities such as finding tenants for your property, carrying out credit checks and to showing them around. Leases and inventories will also need to be signed and witnessed. It’s likely that there could also be ongoing maintenance issues to organise, like regular boiler and gas checks. But who should that someone be? Should you, for instance, sign up with a small, independent, maybe even family-run business? Or what about going with one of the big names in the business?


Reporting your Property Income – Self-Assessment or Otherwise

Simon Shaw / December 31, 2018

Profits you make on your property income are taxable if they are over a certain amount. Losses can be carried over to a future year or offset against other properties in your portfolio. This blog will provide information regarding reporting your property income - self assessment and otherwise.


Pros and Cons of different company structures in property

Lucy Gaskell / December 28, 2018

When it comes to deciding the type of structure you would prefer for your property business, then of course, you need to go through the pros and cons of each. Even if you’re thinking of remaining a sole trader. For the purpose of this article, we’re looking at three main types of structure: a sole trader, a limited company and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLB) plus we’ll also look at how tax applies to each.


Commercial vs Residential Stamp Duty

Jamie Side / December 27, 2018

With the exception of first-time buyers securing a home valued at under £300,001, everyone who buys a property or land in the UK worth more than £40,000 has to pay stamp duty. This blog will the difference between commercial and residential stamp duty as well as all the calculations involved.


Networking is Necessary for Success

Mike Hill / December 26, 2018

You can have a great ‘feel’ for what properties will sell, as well as which particular sectors they would slot right in to. But you really won’t get far in this business unless you’re prepared to get out and meet other people within the industry. And of course, you wouldn’t just meet with them - work out who you could work with and then you can begin to build a foundation of contacts for your future in property. This blog will explain why networking is necessary for success.


Depreciation and How it Impacts your Property Business

Abid Mirza / December 25, 2018

The term ‘depreciation’ as it relates to property (particularly buy to let investments) can be looked at in two ways. These are (1) depreciation of non-fixed goods in a fully furnished rental apartment or house, and (2) capital depreciation (i.e. if the capital value of the property falls). The latter is unusual, although it is occurring in certain areas of London right now, and southern regions, if looked at in a year-on-year context. This blog will look further into depreciation and how it impacts your business.


Does Your Property Qualify for SDLT or LBTT?

Ian Vanderhyde / December 24, 2018

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Land Buying Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland are more or less similar in that they are both a tax on the property you buy. From 1st April 2018, it became known as the Land Transaction Tax (LTT). In this blog we will look further into SDLT and LBTT in terms of thresholds and situations in which you may not be required to pay the taxation.


Why Invest in Nottingham?

Elizabeth & Sam Coffie / December 21, 2018

This summer, Nottingham was the city where house prices were growing fast, and last year one of its universities was rated first in Britain by the times Education Supplement. Can Nottingham do no wrong?


Capital Gains Tax in Property

Abid Mirza / December 20, 2018

When you sell a property that isn’t your home, then any profit you make on its sale is liable for Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is the difference between what you sold the property for and what it originally cost. It means that the tax will apply to any buy to let properties that aren’t your main residence, a commercial premise or a property you have inherited. It also applies to land. This blog will look further into capital gains tax.


Corporation Tax Explained

Dorka Horvath / December 19, 2018

Just as an individual pays income tax, a company is liable for corporation tax. This is the case for any company operating in the UK – regardless of whether or not the individual resides abroad. This blog will look further into corporation tax and whether it is more desirable than income tax depending on the individual.


Property is Your Partner

Claire Rose / December 18, 2018

Ever fancied a job where you get to make your own hours, work from home and are, essentially, your own boss? Then property investing may just be for you. This blog looks further into these benefits as well as providing tips to help you work from home successfully.


Why Invest in Redhill?

Jonathan Daniels / December 17, 2018

Redhill has gained in popularity amongst house hunters of late, particularly within the past year. The reasons are twofold. The first is the huge amount of regeneration going on in this town. The second is rail improvements, which will make commuting into the capital even easier.


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).


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.


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.


Becoming a Landlord - Checklist

Andy Smith / October 18, 2018

Thinking of becoming a landlord? Whether you’re planning on doing so as a career or just looking to have some extra income in addition to your ‘day job’, then certainly renting out property can prove a real money earner. But only if you do plenty of research beforehand.


Property vs Shares: Which is the Best Investment?

Peter Donoghue / October 17, 2018

Property Vs Shares - an age old argument. Is it better to plunge your money into property or sink it in to shares? There are proponents for both sides, of course. Here, we give both sides of the debate before coming up with our own conclusion - and, more importantly, why:


Best Property Networking Events

Mike Hill / October 16, 2018

Interested in property? As a landlord, hands-off investor or maybe even a property sourcer? Then you’ll find that networking can be crucial to success. Why? Read on...


Is Autumn a Good Time to Sell?

Chris Richardson / October 15, 2018

When is the best time to sell a property? This is a much-debated issue and most people appear to settle on either spring or autumn. In this article, we’ll look at why autumn is perfect for attracting would-be buyers to your property.


The Best Property Podcasts

Lucy Gaskell / October 12, 2018

We all have such busy lives these days that it’s often just not practical to plan to listen or watch a much-loved programme at a particular time. Today, many of us are turning to podcasts to fill our daily commute with entertainment.


Different Types of Property Valuation

Abid Mirza / October 11, 2018

How do you know if the property you plan on buying is actually worth what you’re about to pay for it? By the same token, are you giving away your current bricks and mortar investment for a steal? Property valuation isn’t an exact science.


What Does a Property Developer Do?

Rob Moloney / October 10, 2018

Property development can take many forms. If can involve anything from refurbishing an individual property - whether a straightforward buy to let, or a HMO - to investing in property which is being built from scratch.


Best Property Investment Books

Astrid Glover / October 8, 2018

Looking for a good bedtime read? Or even something to get you started on your property investment journey? We’re fans of the following books based around the subject. What about you?


Is the BTL market on the decline in South East London?

Gosha Doubtfire / October 5, 2018

While the property market is stabilising in London, there are certain hotspots that can ride out any uncertainty and these are always worth considering when it comes to investment opportunities.


What is an Off-Market Property?

Katherine Bianchi / October 3, 2018

A property that is described as ‘off market’ is, as you would no doubt suspect, a house or apartment which hasn’t been advertised publicly online or in any estate agent’s property listing. What that means, is that Joe Public never gets even the sniff of a potential deal.


How to Invest in No Money Down Deals

Mike Hill / October 1, 2018

A ‘no money down property deal’ can cover a range of areas (such as getting people to invest in you via Crowdfunding and Peer2Peer Lending or a Rent2Rent strategy). Another way is to buy a property without having to put down a deposit.


Property Investment for Beginners

Andy Smith / September 28, 2018

Despite the recent Stamp Duty hikes and cuts in landlord tax relief, property is still seen as a winning formula for wealth. This is mainly because property has risen dramatically in value over the past three decades or so, and there is nothing to prevent it continuing to escalate thanks to the prevailing - and future - economic conditions in the UK.


Best Way to Invest in 2018

Jan Murray / September 27, 2018

More secure than stocks and shares (which can prove extremely volatile), property investment is a fixed asset - which is why most investors are happier to go down this route.


Best UK Property Shows

Ryan Brown / September 26, 2018

Interested in investing in property? Keen to attend a UK show but unsure about which is the best? Then read on.


Property Investment Crowdfunding Pros and Cons

Peter Donoghue / September 25, 2018

Crowdfunding has grown in popularity in the property market over the last decade. An import, originally from the U.S.A, there are now a number of successful crowdfunding portals in the UK.


5 Simple Steps to Invest in Property

Chris Richardson / September 21, 2018

Many are aware of the big returns to be made in property investment, compared to high street bank and building society savings accounts. The latter has been pitiable for so long now, that many people aren’t even bothering to open new accounts.


The Best Property Investment Strategies of 2018

Mush Fazel / September 21, 2018

If you’ve just entered the world of property investing, you may be a bit unsure which of the many strategies to adopt. Should you go for HMO’s, for instance, or straight-forward Buy to Let.


Do I Need a Property Sourcer?

Steve Carter / September 20, 2018

Someone with an excellent understanding of how the market works, a property sourcer can prove invaluable to a time-poor and/or newbie investor. That’s because the former spend their days looking for good bricks and mortar deals for clients to investment in.


1st Year Highlights

Claire Rose / September 19, 2018

The 1st of September marked the 1st anniversary of the launch of Sourced. We have celebrated in style with cake, champagne and a team day out at Chester Races for Ladies Day.


The Best Property Search Tools

Mike Hill / September 18, 2018

When it comes to looking for that all-important property to invest in, there are various ways to find it. You can do it online, face-to-face, by direct mail or by simply putting out the feelers and hoping a contact will get back to you.


How to Find an Investment Property

Lucy Gaskell / September 17, 2018

When embarking on your property investment career, you’ll want your first property to be selling for less than neighbouring apartments or houses are valued at. If that’s not possible, then you’ll want at least one that suits your particular property investment strategy.


How to Get a BMV Property

Adam Vickers / September 14, 2018

If you’re new to property investing, then you may not be aware of the abbreviation BMV. It stands for Below Market Value and if it’s describing a property, then it means that this particular pile of bricks and mortar is below what you’d typically pay for a similar property in the same location. In other words, you’ve got yourself a bargain.


Estate Agent v Property Sourcer

Rich Travis / September 13, 2018

Most people have a good idea of what an estate agent does. But when it comes to a property sourcer, understandably, that’s a different matter. It’s not a common job title after all - and there aren’t many jobs advertised for property sourcers online or in your local job centre.


How to Become a Property Sourcer

Paul Rose / September 12, 2018

Can anyone become a property sourcer? Not everyone is cut out to be a TV presenter or a Maths teacher, and the same goes for finding Below Market Value (BMV) property and fantastic development deals. So what type of person makes a good property sourcer?


Why You Should Consider Property Management

Astrid Glover / September 10, 2018

Don’t have time to manage your Buy to Let because you’ve no intention of giving up your full-time career? Or perhaps you simply can’t be bothered with the hassle of having to fix a burst pipe on your weekend off?


UK’s August Property News Round-Up

Stephen Moss / September 7, 2018

House prices throughout the UK grew by 2% on year in August, according to Nationwide Building Society. Only London suffered a decline - and mainly in the luxury market, thanks to the absence of foreign investors.


Forgetting the Fundamentals

Angus Gunn / September 7, 2018

There is no doubt that property sourcing and development can be a lucrative business, and in time those large, life changing projects are definitely on my radar. However, in order to gain the experience to make them work, I need to get the nuts and bolts of the business right.


Why Invest in Bournemouth?

Chris Richardson / September 6, 2018

Property in Bournemouth has doubled in value over the past decade – making the seaside resort the seventh highest city in the UK, in terms of house value rises.


Why Buy Now in South East London?

Gosha Doubtfire / September 5, 2018

I may be biased, but I love it! Steeped in history and character, you have a real mix of urbanised neighbourhoods and leafy suburbs. There are a couple of things SE London has lacked, though, such as investment in its high streets/social areas and convenient connections to central London, but this is all set to change.


The Property Cycle – When to Invest and What to Expect

Steve Carter / September 4, 2018

The property cycle restarts every 18 years, and not surprisingly, is created by the whole process of supply and demand. Demand for property pushes prices up, and more suppliers come onto the market causing it to become saturated.


A Guide to Property Taxes

Katherine Bianchi / September 3, 2018

In the UK, property owners are hit with some of the highest taxes around. Certainly, that was the case when the government’s influential think tank, The Policy Exchange, revealed its findings five years ago.


Risk v Rewards in Property Investing

Adam Vickers / August 31, 2018

In this blog we look at how take the appropriate level of risks in property investment.


The Journey to Success: Do We Forget Why We Worked for It

Phil Sugden / August 30, 2018

This blog looks at the journey to success and why it is important to remember the reason you started it.


10 Best Ways to Add Value to Your Property

Josh McGann / August 29, 2018

Thanks to the government’s decision to crack down on landlord expenses and impose Stamp Duty on second homes, there may be some landlords out there feeling the pinch right now. It may very well be time to think about how you can maximise your property investment/s. Here’s some of our ideas at Sourced...


Why Invest in South Liverpool?

Mike Hill / August 28, 2018

Named one of the ‘big 5 cities to watch in 2018’ according to property index HomeTrack, Liverpool’s property market is undoubtedly going from strength-to-strength. This blog will look into the reasons why Liverpool is a city you should definitely keep your eye on.


The Secrets of Rent-to-Rent Investing

Stephen Moss / August 28, 2018

This blog looks at the positives and negatives of rent-to-rent investing as well as how it compares to other investment strategies.


A Guide to HMO Licences

Lucy Gaskell / August 24, 2018

A HMO - or a House in Multiple Occupation - has for some time now been one of the biggest earners for property investors - simply because you have more tenants and therefore more rental income coming in each month. This blog acts as guide regarding all things HMO to help you invest more effectively in the future.


What is a true Below Market Value Property?

Astrid Glover / August 23, 2018

This blog discusses what a true below market value property is as well as how to identify and find them.


How to Choose a Business That’s Right For You

Claire Rose / August 22, 2018

You may already be familiar with the term franchising, but aren’t sure exactly what it involves. Well actually, there is probably a lot more to the concept than you think.


Blocks of Flats – Invest or Not?

Andy Smith / August 22, 2018

This blog looks into the pros and cons of investing in a block of flats.


Why Manchester?

Rich Travis / August 20, 2018

Manchester continues to be one of the leaders in the property investment market in the UK. In 2017, house prices grew over 10% - and this growth shows no sign of stopping. Benefiting from the recent £1bn government funded Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester is attracting students, investors and people from all over the world with its vibrant, modern and diverse culture. Read on to find discover more reasons why Manchester is such an investment hotspot.


How to Choose Your Property Survey

Mush Fazel / August 17, 2018

So you’ve spotted a property that looks like a great investment. Before going ahead though, you’ll obviously need to get a survey completed. But which kind?


What is the Market Price and Why Some Vendors Still Ask Too Much for Their Property

Louise Sharpe / August 16, 2018

Have you ever been on a viewing where the vendor was present, and they look you straight in the eyes and ask for way too much for their property? Have you ever heard things like: “We only changed the carpet 15 years ago…or “Our neighbours sold their house 2 years ago for £40k more”. Being a professional sourcer and knowing the area like the back of my hand, as well as the prices, I do find myself in this delicate situation quite often. But why?


What Does Land Cost in Leicester and How Can We Help You?

Sam Ballard / August 15, 2018

This blog looks at the exciting opportunities that land prices in Leicester have to offer as well as how sourced can help you access these opportunities.


Why Invest in Bradford?

Jan Murray / August 14, 2018

More than £75 million is planned to be spent in regeneration projects in the city, including the restoration of the former Odeon Cinema, relocation of the market area, a ‘city village,’ rail station upgrade. Meanwhile, the council continues to market its £25.3m One City Park business site. Read the full blog to find out more about what makes Bradford such an investment hotspot.


Why Are So Many Londoners Buying a One Way Ticket to Manchester?

Peter Donoghue / August 13, 2018

Traditionally, cities like Greater Manchester might have been concerned about a ‘brain-drain’ to London, but new figures reveal that a record number of Londoners are actually making the move North - with 10,200 people settling in Greater Manchester last year.


Making Your Money Work Harder

Rich Travis / August 10, 2018

As we grow from children to adults, we are taught to look after our money, and get a bank account with savings. We take the word of our parents, family and often teachers. But why? Why are we told to put our hard earned money into a savings account that will typically get you back 1% per annum?


Investing in London

Gosha Doubtfire / August 9, 2018

With the London property market being as big as it is, it's important to stay ahead of the curve in terms of both knowledge on the industry and the locations you work on. This blog will show you how...


Training Day at Sourced

Rich Travis / August 8, 2018

This blog runs through a training day at sourced so you can see how beneficial they can be.


Property Industry News UK

Stephen Moss / August 8, 2018

This blog will give a roundup of property news across the UK.


Thinking Outside the Box

Rich Travis / August 6, 2018

As we all know, Manchester is one of the current UK hotspots for investors looking for property, and rightly so. Capital growth paired with strong yields are very attractive to those willing to part with their money. So, let’s dig a little deeper and look where the prime locations are...


How to Invest in Property through Joint Venture

Ryan Brown / August 3, 2018

This blog will explain what joint venture investing is as well why it is such a beneficial investment strategy.


How to Minimise Void Periods

Dominique Edwards / August 2, 2018

Short of finding the perfect tenants, avoiding void periods is the top priority for most landlords in North London. No tenants = no income, after all. Not only that, but you’ll be paying your mortgage as well as insurance, utilities and council tax on top. This blog will look at the best ways to make sure that your tenants are happy to renew their lease every year.


The Ups and the Downs of Being a Property Sourcer

Rich Travis / August 1, 2018

Starting off in a new job is always difficult, and a complete career change is what I decided to do. I expected the training to go over my head and a lot of it did. But I’ve worked hard to learn and listen to the people who have been there and done property sourcing. This blog looks at the ups and downs of property sourcing.


What Were Your First Steps in Property Investment?

Rob Moloney / July 30, 2018

You may/may not have ever invested in property before, but I’d make a fair assumption that if you’re reading this blog, you’re certainly interested in it.


Why Buy to Let Investment is Such a Popular Investment Strategy

Ian Muldowney / July 27, 2018

It may have taken a couple of blows in recent times thanks to recent government initiatives such as the change to mortgage tax relief and stamp duty on second homes, but buy to let investment remains one of the most popular money-making schemes around today.


A Guide to Investment Mortgages

Steve Carter / July 26, 2018

If you haven’t invested in property before, then understandably you may be a little confused over the differences between an investment (buy to let) mortgage and a standard residential mortgage for a property you intend to live in.


A Guide to Property Auctions

Steve Carter / July 25, 2018

Buying property at auction can be exciting and daunting in equal measures. The excitement comes with the bidding and the prospect of getting a real bargain.


Manchester - The Investment Capital

Rich Travis / July 23, 2018

Benefiting from the recent £1bn government funded Northern Powerhouse initiative, Manchester is attracting students, investors and people from all over the world with its vibrant, modern and diverse culture.


Commercial v Residential Investment Properties in Birmingham

Mush Fazel / July 20, 2018

Commercial property investment involves investing in office space, retail and industrial buildings then letting them to companies, whereas residential property investment (buy to let) is strictly buildings to live in where property is rented out to individuals and families.


Property Connections and Key

Rich Travis / July 19, 2018

Inspiration can come from a million different sources and often smacks you in the face when you least expect it. The film ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’ has a reputation that I’m sure you know about.


No Experience, No Problem

Claire Rose / July 19, 2018

It’s an aspiration for many people to quit the day job and work for themselves and own their own business. A new business venture can be overwhelming if started from scratch, with huge amounts of time and finance required to set up, get it off the ground and let people know you exist.


Why Invest in West London

Katherine Bianchi / July 18, 2018

An area of London famed for its cosmopolitan mix of residents, friendly communities and some of the best transport links in the capital, West London provides many impressive property investment hotspots.


Why West London is Your Top Pick for HMOs

Katherine Bianchi / July 16, 2018

Also known as Houses of Multiple Occupation, HMOs are extremely profitable - provided you use the correct invDeriving far more income than the conventional buy-to-let investment, this is a popular way for property investors to make a large income in a short space of time. estment strategy.


How Has Brexit Affected the Property Market in the UK?

Lucy Gaskell / July 13, 2018

With less than nine months to go before the UK officials withdraws its membership from the EU, how has that decision affected our homegrown property market?


How Will HS2 Affect Leeds?

Dwaine Martin / July 12, 2018

Hs2 is coming whether you agree or disagree let’s look at how it will affect Leeds and the surrounding areas.


A Guide to Investing in Off-Plan Property

Astrid Glover / July 11, 2018

You may have heard of the expression ‘buying off-plan’ but are a bit unsure of what exactly this involves. In this blog we’ll discuss what buying off-plan is, how to go about it and the do’s and don’ts of embarking on such a property investment strategy.


The Growing Popularity of Build-to-Rent Stategy

Andy Smith / July 9, 2018

It’s been hailed as one of a handful of potential saviours of the housing crisis. And the Build-to-Rent market just keeps going from strength to strength. Indeed around £2.4 billion was invested in this type of development in 2017.


The Misconception of Requiring Money to Start Investing

Josh McGann / July 6, 2018

“I want to invest in Property but I need to get more money first…” How many times have I heard this before! But I too have been guilty of saying this when I first started out. So the team and I thought we’d put a few tips together to help you get started.


Tech Sector a Magnet for Reading Property Investors

Adam Vickers / July 5, 2018

Reading is one of the top-performing cities in the UK for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and joint highest in the South East of England, a new report has revealed.


Ready, Set, Sourced!

Monika Romanik / July 5, 2018

June was filled with exciting news, great events and many successes. One of the highlights include two charity events we took part in. Overall we raised £250, which we proudly donated to the chosen charities. Read the full blog to learn about how we did it!


Invest in Refurbishment / Flips: The right balance is key

Louise Sharpe / July 4, 2018

Happy days: Finally – you receive the keys to the property that you have got control over and now you’re ready to start the refurb. Today's blog will teach you about the 3 things you will need to know in order to refurbish and flip your property successfully.


Lurker to Vlogger… Challenging my Social Media Comfort Zone

Angus Gunn / July 2, 2018

In this blog I will discuss my transformation from being a social media "lurker" to vlogger and why it was substantially beneficial for my business.


Set Your Goals Properly in Property

Angus Gunn / June 29, 2018

In my last blog I wrote about the importance of having goals and structure to maintain focus from day to day. Since then I’ve realised that as well as helping you focus on the task in hand, having medium and long term goals can also really help you ride the property sourcing roller-coaster.


Back to School

Gosha Doubtfire / June 28, 2018

This month I attended the property training week at Sourced. Having made the decision to join the Sourced team, I started property sourcing prior to training. My aim being to add value to the property market in my local area. Read on...


Investing in Salford? So You Should

Lucy Gaskell / June 27, 2018

Sitting right next door to the city of Manchester, Salford is one of two cities and amongst a handful of towns collectively known as Greater Manchester – and which in turn is happy to promote itself as the UK’s second largest urban economy (dwarfed only by London).


Semper Eadem - but is Land in Leicestershire Always the Same?

Sam Ballard / June 26, 2018

Bit of a Latin lesson from Leicester’s motto: semper eadem, always the same, bestowed on the city by Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century.


Invest in Crewe, the Property Phoenix of Cheshire

Claire Rose / June 22, 2018

Perched on the southern edge of Cheshire, bordering the Peak National Park of Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Crewe is becoming a desirable town attracting great inward investment.


Structure Your Success

Angus Gunn / June 21, 2018

As regular readers of the blog will know, I am going through a career change, moving into property from my current role in financial services. The first 5 months of this transition have been exciting, challenging, enjoyable and terrifying.


5 Great Reasons to Invest in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation

Andy Smith / June 20, 2018

“High-yielding”, “lucrative”, “secure”, “low capital outlay” are just four phrases you may hear attached to one type of investment: Purpose built Student Accommodation.


Secure Your Family’s Future

Dwaine Martin / June 19, 2018

In the current credit age anyone with a decent job can afford a nice car, clothes and holidays thanks to the power of credit. While OPM (other people’s money) is a powerful strategy which I advocate using, there is a big difference between good and bad debt but that’s another topic.


The Investment Game – Info-graphic

Paul Rose / June 18, 2018

Check out Sourced’ latest info-graphic, a twist on the popular property trading game. We have added some property hot-spots with useful information and we have thrown in some Investor tips too.


Military to Property – My Journey

Rob Moloney / June 18, 2018

I want to begin this mini-series of Bolton blogs from the start, not the opening of my life but the beginning of my fascination and passion for property.


Buying Off Plan in Birmingham - Rhyme and Reason

Mush Fazel / June 14, 2018

Buying a property or portfolio of properties “off plan” remains a popular investment strategy and for many good reasons.


All You Ever Wanted to Know About the Tenant Fee Ban

Kirk Edwards / June 13, 2018

In 2017, Philip Hammond announced in his budget statement that letting agent fees would be banned. The bill is still progressing through parliament and is expected to become enforceable in late 2019.


Crowd Funding v Peer to Peer

Stephen Moss / June 11, 2018

I remember reading an article about crowd funding moving into property around four years ago, I was sat in my study at home thinking about the possibilities this would open and how it will change the sector as a whole.


Don’t Get Disowned by Your Property Parents

Rich Travis / June 8, 2018

So, 3 months have passed since I started my new journey in the property world. It’s amazing how much a week of training can actually give you but what’s even more amazing is the support.


Bristol - the Property Cream of the South West

Claire Rose / June 7, 2018

Bristol is a city that investors are discovering. Much of Bristol’s economy is based on creative media and it even has its own currency (the Bristol pound).


Why You Should Invest in Preston

Astrid Glover / June 6, 2018

Preston is like a phoenix rising from a flame, as this city is enjoying huge investment with property prices that sit well below the national average, but for how long?


Property Investment in Hull – The Time is Now

Mush Fazel / June 4, 2018

While Birmingham still remains one of the property hotspots within the UK, we have discovered that the Port City of Hull seems to be one of those hidden property hubs where good yields are still possible along with the market moving upwards.


Why Buy a Sourced Franchise

Chris Kirkwood / May 30, 2018

It depends. Do you want to be successful? That is a little flippant but I wholeheartedly believe that being part of our network could make the difference between being super successful or not.


5 Great Reasons to Become a Property Investor

Adam Vickers / May 29, 2018

Successive governments haven’t exactly been making life easier for the seasoned or newbie property investor. The reason being housing in the UK is in such short supply and the situation has hit crisis point.


Property sourcers – Make me scream

Paul Rose / May 25, 2018

If you work in the property industry and you source or come into contact with property sourcers your inbox will have been graced by many an email entitled ‘NDA for you to sign’ Ahh the joys of sourcing property.


Property? It’s Like Pulling Teeth

Dwaine Martin / May 25, 2018

I recently had to have four wisdom teeth surgically removed under general anaesthetic and to say it was not a nice experience would be an understatement. There was the pain, having to eat soup for two weeks, and the constant need for painkillers.


Tenants and Credit - The People Behind the Problems

Ian Muldowney / May 24, 2018

Of late and as my property journey progresses, I hear more and more about credit checks and tenants failing them and what should happen if they do and so on.


The Sourcing Roller-Coaster

Angus Gunn / May 23, 2018

I’ve previously mentioned feeling like I was on a roller coaster during my initial training week with Sourced. It would appear that it was a pretty good taster of what the life of a property sourcer would be like!


Due Diligence in Property Sourcing

Angus Gunn / May 21, 2018

In my last blog, I answered the question “What does a property sourcer do?”. One of the less glamorous but key activities that I undertake, is carrying out due diligence on deals before I present them to an investor. So, what does due diligence entail?


Bolton, a Key Player for Property Investment in the North

Rob Moloney / May 18, 2018

Bolton property prices have bucked the regional trend in the past 12 months and have risen by over 6%, meaning the average sold property price sits at just over £170,000.


How To Make Property Training Work For You

Chris Kirkwood / May 14, 2018

So you’ve seen a course that says it’s going to teach you all about investing in property. In that moment of making the decision have you considered the factor that will make the difference between whether you succeed at putting all the information you are about to learn into action and then, and most importantly into results?


Areas That Have Recovered Best in Newcastle and Gateshead in the Past Decade

Steve Carter / May 14, 2018

Let’s start this blog post off with some portal statistics before we head back in time to 2008: “Overall sold prices in Newcastle Upon Tyne over the last year were 3% up on the previous year and 7% up on the 2015 level of £188,920.” That out of the way, what’s happened since 2008?


Why Rentals in Reading are a Revelation

Adam Vickers / May 10, 2018

Got a job in London you love but have to live in an apartment or location you hate? Or perhaps you’ve already settled outside London but now can’t afford the huge train costs? Then why not consider relocating to Reading?


The Eagle Has Landed in Leicestershire

Sam Ballard / May 9, 2018

Land is always available, you’d think and, as with properties, you can do a specific portal search for land in Leicester and Rightmove reveals just 7 land areas for sale.


Which Survey Should I Choose for my Liverpool Investment Property?

Andy Smith / May 4, 2018

This is a question often asked of the team at Sourced and there’s no simple answer. You have many surveys to choose from when buying or investing in a property and you must take into account many factors when choosing.


The 5 Best Property Investment Hotspots in the World

Stephen Moss / May 2, 2018

In this blog post, we look outside the UK’s boundaries to consider global property hotspots. There are clearly more than five areas worth considering for investment, but, for conciseness, we look at just a handful.


Some reight good property tips for York

Paul Rose / April 30, 2018

York, in property price terms, is booming. In this article, we will look at prices, historic rises and anticipated future growth, focusing on one particular growth area of the city.


From Parcels to Property!

Rich Travis / April 30, 2018

I’ve not been working in property for a long time, two months to be exact. I had a job for 7 years as a courier and loved every minute. But when pay cuts came and my hours and days got longer, it was time to take control of my life and start earning money for myself. That's when I found Sourced...


Are we a Shepherd or a Sheep?

Ryan Brown / April 30, 2018

This blog discusses the differences between what makes you an industry leader or an industry follower.


Your Plan for 2018

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

I know it’s Boxing Day and no one is likely to read this blog, as you will be enjoying the Christmas season, but if like me you like to forward plan and somewhere beyond the thoughts of mince pies, presents and the odd tipple you are thinking of 2018 and what it may have in store, then do read on.


Why a Development

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

First things first, welcome to my first Sourced blog. Over the coming weeks and months, I aim to blog about any number of property/investor related topics based on my experience, research and industry wide best practises.


The House on the Tyne is All Mine, All Mine.

Steve Carter / April 27, 2018

Newcastle Upon Tyne to give the city its full title is on an upward trajectory, property-wise. It used to be the poor investment relation compared with other northern cities like Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, but no longer.


Don't Carry Coals to Newcastle

Steve Carter / April 27, 2018

Don't carry coals to Newcastle - Invest instead. The saying about coals and Newcastle seems oddly archaic given that the mining industry in the north east is a footnote in history, but like many northern manufacturing and industrial towns, Newcastle has reinvented itself.


More Rooms With HMOs in Bolton?

Rich Travis / April 27, 2018

Houses of Multiple Occupation in any town make for an attractive investment strategy and in places like Bolton, there is huge demand for what is effectively a house share. This blog will look at what makes HMO's such attractive investment opportunities, especially in Bolton.


What Does a Property Sourcer Do?

Angus Gunn / April 27, 2018

One of the questions I’ve been asked most often since starting up the Sourced Edinburgh franchise is “What exactly does a property sourcer do?” or comments along the lines of “You must spend all of your time on ESPC/Rightmove/Zoopla”. So, is that true?


Bolton – No Longer in the Investment Shadow of Manchester

Rich Travis / April 27, 2018

Perched loftily north-west of Manchester, under 13 miles away from the city centre, is the town of Bolton. It’s big in its own rights with 139,000 people living around the centre but twice as many across the whole metropolitan area. Bolton has an illustrious past and a bright future in property terms, this blog will explain why.


Would you like to ExCel at Property Investing?

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

For this blog get out your diaries and pens (or tap that phone calendar), as we have four exciting events to announce...


Why Reading is Riding High with Property Investment Opportunities

Rich Travis / April 27, 2018

This blog will uncover the reasons why Reading offers great investment opportunities.


Why Property Sourcers Need SOURCED!

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

This blog looks at why property sourcers need sourced!


Why It Pays To Do Your Homework

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

Homework, the bane of most students’ lives, often set as a piece of research which is handed in the next day or a few days after. You may have witnessed your own relatives bemoaning homework tasks, but, like many things in life, you know that research pays off. Especially with property.


What’s in a Relationship?

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

In every walk of life each of us creates, maintains and at some point, breaks a relationship of some kind. The thing about relationships is that they are not exclusive to your private life, they also exist in your professional life. Yes the two in theory are very distinct or at least they should be, but here’s the thing, they have far more in common than you care to imagine. In this blog we will look at how to handle business relationships in the best possible way.


What New Property Investors Should Look For

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

When investing in property, no matter what the strategy may be, the end goal is always to maximise the return on your investment. This blog will discuss what new property investors should look out for.


What is your property conversion rate?

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

Success – how do you define it? You’d likely think that this comes in the form of pounds and pence – those zeros (or otherwise) on your bank account statement. Yet this end game focused view of success is doing your property investor career no favours. Here we explain what a property conversion rate is and why it comes way before the eventual profits or rental yields that you secure.


Types Of Deals

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

This post will take a look at different types of deals in the form of a Vlog.


Treat Your Leeds Property Like a Pancake?

Chris Kirkwood / April 27, 2018

At Sourced, we know Pancake Day has long gone but we want to talk about flipping. In this blog we will discuss property flipping and how to make it a success.


The Little Black Book of Utter Rubbish

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

We hear this at least once a week in this industry in regards, to people that sell courses, they will dangle the carrot of ‘you will get full access to my little black book & power team’. People do buy into this utter rubbish day in day out. This blog will look further into the the little black book of utter rubbish and why it's called just that.


The Earning Potential of a Property Business

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

The property sector is one of the most lucrative business sectors in the world, there are lots of roles in the property sector from agents, solicitors, epc, builders, surveyors etc etc. All sharing fees in the £6.8 trillion property market. This blog looks at how sourced maximise the profits from the sector by being different to other businesses in many different ways.


St. George's Day

Monika Romanik / April 27, 2018

On Monday 23rd April, England will observe St George’s Day. He was a saintly Roman who slayed a dragon to get water in the town of Silene and saved a princess, who was due to be sacrificed. We can’t possibly cover all those seven countries in one blog post so we will look inward and consider England and the dragons property investors may need to slay domestically.


Sourced, more than just a franchise

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

This blog goes through what sourced has been up to recently as well as talking about how the current groups of franchisees are benefiting from their training.


Sourced Grows its Numbers of Franchisees

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

Sourced makes the industry press on the website ‘Property Investor Today’ to read the full article please visit the link below.


Red or blue, you’ll never invest alone

Andy Smith / April 27, 2018

Liverpool is one of the finest cities in the UK, with areas that are UNESCO protected and an architectural diversity and maritime history that are arguably without equal in England. This blog looks further into what makes Liverpool an investment hotspot for property buyers and investors alike.


Property Sourcing? Property Guru…

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

So here you are, a property sourcer and you’re ready to earn your millions, so you tell everyone what you are doing and what you are looking for and more importantly what you can do. Then what happens...


Property Investors – Guess Who???

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

In this blog we’ve identified the 5 main types of property investors to help find out which you identify with and what we can do to help your type of investor specifically if you decide to used Sourced.


Property Investing – Do you have the fight?

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

In my last blog I focused my attention on the physical act of developing by looking to answer the question “Why a Development”. This time around I want to stay on the topic of development, but from a completely different angle. That said, this week we’ll be looking at human development, and in particular risk appetite when it comes to property investing.


Property Courses – how many have you done?

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

Everyone it seems, is a property sourcer these days and it seems the way to become one and attain untold riches is to buy yourself some training from a property training company. There’s nothing wrong in wanting to better yourself and build that knowledge, it’s perfectly logical. What’s more, I have done a couple of courses myself with one of these ‘well known’ property gurus in the past. But…


Overseas Investors Poll: The Results

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

This blog explores the poll results collected from a survey which was completed by overseas investors. Hopefully helping any overseas investors looking at investing in the UK; we had over 700 investors take part in this from 28 different countries.


Learn – What is an SPV?

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

In investment circles the use of the term “SPV” is quite common and it is becoming more frequent in the property investment world too. So what exactly is an SPV and what does it mean for investors?


Investment Property Cycle

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

We have all heard about the ‘Circle of Life‘, I’m sure? If you had kids of a certain age, then no doubt The Lion King was heavily repeated in your house too? We all realise that the ‘circle of life’ is not just reserved for jungle based Disney characters but property too. So we created this rather interesting graphic that details the ‘Investment Property Cycle.’


HS2 Journey Times

Stephen Moss / April 27, 2018

I have read a lot of articles about how the new HS2 line will help share the riches that London has for, so many years accumulated and how by providing faster transport and easier access property prices will increase particularly in the North of England. However, it wasn’t until I came across a recent publication highlighting the actual journey times currently and once the HS2 is in place, it is amazing to say the least.


I Spy With My Little Eye: Property Investment Hotspots

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

“Nothing is certain in life, except death and taxes” said allegedly by Benjamin Franklin in 1789. If he were alive today, in 2018, perhaps he’d add a third aspect: rising property prices. It’s something that has happened for years in Britain and one we now accept as a part of life: your property will increase year-on-year in price, and, apart from the odd blip of a year historically, this has certainly held true. This blog will look at the best growth areas in Britain and also how Sourced recommend you invest in property.


How to Source Great Student Investments in Liverpool

Andy Smith / April 27, 2018

Liverpool is renowned for many things: its cultural history, its UNESCO protected world heritage sites, the football, the humour and you can now add students to that list. With a population approaching half a million and 42% of that number being under 30, Liverpool is a prime investment area. Rather than make broad brush strokes about property in the city, we thought we’d zoom in metaphorically on one sector: Liverpool’s student population.


Happy New Year – Sourced in 2018

Ryan Brown / April 27, 2018

This is another vlog this time from Ryan, who gives a brief overview of 2017 and a snippet of what Sourced has in store for the next 12 months as we head into 2018.


Funding your franchise

Claire Rose / April 27, 2018

Having had quite a few conversations recently with potential franchisees that included: “I love the concept and would love to be involved but the cost is too much for me” or “I really want to get started with a Sourced franchise but its going to take me 6 months to get the money together” This prompted me to start exploring the various funding options available to our franchisees if they wanted to find funding for their new Sourced business.


Franchisee Story – Two Weeks In…

Paul Rose / April 27, 2018

I recently wrote a LinkedIn status, regarding the past couple of weeks and thought that that it would make a good blog topic so here we are...


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.”


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).


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.


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...


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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?


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!


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.


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.


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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