"The Beginner's Guide to Property Investment" deals thoroughly with the whole process of buying your first home, right up to the time you move in. It also examines and explores the many alternative areas of property investment available to you once you've got your foot on the first step of the property ladder. These include buy-to-let, let-to-buy, renovation, buying property abroad, self-build and self-employed business enterprise. This book will disclose opportunities you might not even be aware of, whatever the state of the property market. However, it does not advocate cutting corners or taking unnecessary risks. By reading it in a progressive and methodical manner you will understand the advantage of self-assessment and careful planning. You will also gain access to generous amounts of inside information and well-kept trade secrets. It includes such topics as: Why estate agents yearn to make contact with first-time buyers? What constitutes a sound investment? Why buy-to-let has boomed? How to examine your borrowing potential and create a golden credit rating?
It also examines the extraordinary volume and range of mortgages available and suggests the best types for you and your circumstances. Contents: List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements 1. Why Buy? 2. Assessing Circumstances 3. Daydreams versus Reality 4. Your First Independent Home 5. An Investment Property 6. Buy-To-Let 7. Buying a UK Holiday Home Investment 8. Buying Property Abroad 9. Self-build 10. A Business Enterprise 11. Borrowed Funds 12. The Mortgage Maze 13. Alternative First-Time Investor Solutions 14. Choosing a Lender 15. Assessing the True Cost of Buying 16. Finding Suitable Property 17. Viewing Property 18. Making an Offer 19. Surveying the Property 20. Employing a Solicitor 21. The Legal Process 22. Delays and Problems 23. Preparing for Completion Day 24. Completion Day 25. Essential Tasks After Moving In 26. Dealing with a Financial Shortfall Appendix Useful addresses and contacts Index
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group