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The purpose of this section of the site is to provide you with useful and valuable tools and resources to help in your own property investment journey. It will build over time to become a knowledge bank of book references, website links, checklists, tools & apps along with anything else I can think of to add value to you and your property investing success. Click on the highlighted names to open any website links below.
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One book that just has to be included, not only in this selection but also in YOUR property book collection is - Property Investor Toolkit: A 7-Part Toolkit for Property Investment Success by none other than The Property Voice himself, Richard Brown 🙂 The link above is to the UK Amazon Kindle store version but it is available in most of Amazon's Kindle stores, starting with the generic Property Investor Toolkit Amazon.com one instead.
Personal development book stalwarts - it all begins in the mind...The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R Covey | Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway - Susan Jeffers le Carnegie | The Power of Positive Thinking - Norman Vincent Peale | Think and Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill | Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of your Life the Best of Your Life – Brian Tracy
Life, values & meaning books...what is it all for...it might change the way you see yourself and the world?Man’s Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl | The Long Walk to Freedom - Nelson Mandela's biography | This Will Never Happen Again – David Cain
Personal finances books: yes we need to save some money for property investing (most of the time)...How to Get Rich: Not Quick - Norb Janis | 30 Day Money Plan: Take Control of Your Finances in Just 5 Minutes a Day – Damien Fahy, Paul Arnot
Property books...ah yes that's why you came here!Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki | The Richest Man in Babylon - George S Clayson | Property Magic - Simon Zutshi | The 44 Most Closely Guarded Property Secrets - Rob Moore & Mark Homer | Hustle Your Way To Property Success: Love It Or Hate It. . .There's No Inbetween - Paul Ribbons | HMO Property Success the Proven Strategy for Financial Freedom Through Multi-Let Property Investing – Nick Fox | Property Investment for Beginners – Rob Dix | Successful Property Letting: How to Make Money in Buy-to-Let – David Lawrenson | Beyond the Bricks – Rob Dix | Terrible Estate Agent Photos – Andy Donaldson | The Complete Guide to Property Investing Success – Angela Bryant | How To Buy Property at Auction: The Essential Guide to Winning Property and Buy-to-Let Bargains – Samantha Collett | Dominate Your Ground: Essential Skills of a Property Trader – Mark I’Anson
Property investor magazines
Property Networking Events…get out there, meet fellow investors…and get educated while you do!
And some additional useful property research sites…
Due diligence on people & companies: DueDil
Broadband check: Broadband Genie
I am moving - notify all the utilities, council and so on from one place
Energy Performance Certificates: Find your EPC
Private rented sector Code of Practice - cross-industry stakeholder engagement defining mandatory requirements and best practice in the rental sector
Landlord responsibilities - as set out by the Government
Landlord Associations – NLA | RLA | Guild of Residential Landlords | Lettings Associations – ARLA | NALS | UKALA | Deposits: TDS | My Deposits | DPS | Estate Agents: NAEA | Property Ombudsmen: The Property Ombudsman | Ombudsman Services | Property Redress Scheme | Finance: The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) | Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) | National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) | Surveyors: RICS | Leasehold: ARMA | Others: British Property Federation | Chartered Institute of Housing | Institute of Residential Property Management
Online Investor Calculators
Those great guys over at The Property Hub can help me out here a little, so if you are looking for nifty tools to measure and plan a room / property, assess mobile signal coverage, check up on your tenants' background and local crime rates, the main portals of Zoopla & Rightmove plus a deceptively handy spirit level app then the two Robs have got you covered here: Property Hub Fav Apps
And following the theme of linking elsewehre, here is one from me a while back on my Scoop.it curated news feed with 30 different apps (some I notice are also on The Property Hub list) but if you have a student-like crush on Kirtsy or Phil, always forget the curtain measurements when you get to the shop, or want to know how far the nearest bar, shop, hospital or train station is to that potential investment property you are viewing...then you won't be disappointed!
Oh and if you didn't notice, you probably already have some useful utilities pre-installed on your phone. For example, I have a torch, compass, calculator & timer on my iPhone...so if you have to do the number crunching on an investment project in the dark, before the agent goes home, whilst checking which way the garden faces...you can 🙂 Handy eh?
Some of my personal favs, some are property-specific and others not; some are more inspirational and personal and others more, well just bloomin' useful and if you made it this far there is a nerdy, geek deep inside with an itch to scratch...have you seen ALL of these?
The Property Voice Podcast - live and on-air now!
Property Bee - can be temperamental and only works on Firefox but a behind the scenes view of Rightmove
Property Geek - love the investor interviews, ep 20 aside!
FI Fighter - financially free before 30...you have to see this!
Interactive Cities Visual - shows how large cities worldwide have changed over time
Terrible Real Estate Photographs...no explanation required
The Model Works - if you like spreadsheets the BTL one here is on steroids and will probably scare the bejeebers out of you too! But read this for my take on it...
World Property Yield Map - clunky but fun...note to self: need to get out more!
The Property Voice's Dad! - Luke, I am your father...
Sun & sea? Then escape to charming old fishing village on the Algarve, discount to all TPV subscribers booking direct...enquire within 🙂
Personal finance (some also refer to property):
Money to the Masses - finance in plain speak for plain folk...like me!
Money Saving Expert - you can take the boy out of Yorkshire but...
Top Cashback - out of Yorkshire again...
Moneystepper - I really like the in-depth, analytical thinking that goes on here...bigger brain than mine!
Cool, interesting, or just bloomin' useful:
TED - or technology, education & design but you knew that right?
Tunnel Bear - Match of the Day when on holiday in Jamaica...sorted!
Lifehacker - I didn't even know what 'hacking' was until a year or so ago but am glad I do now...short-cuts and savings is the point here
Feedly - all your favourite news and RSS feeds in one place & a simple app too!