The one downside to taking a break from our regular interviews in order to do these monthly property updates is that it makes me very aware of how quickly the days, week and months are passing by.
On the positive side though it gives me real motivation to make sure I'm pushing our own property investing forward so that I have something interesting and hopefully valuable to share with you.
It's why we decided to do these updates after all. It's not to try and show off about the houses we're buying or the income we're generating, because let's be honest, I interview a dozen other investors every month who put our own portfolio to shame. The reason we decided to do them is to give some real world insight into what progress can be made by a couple with a reasonable income, some free time, and a lot of determination. I've taken so many direct lessons from our guests that have shaped our strategy and allowed us to make leaps forward in our investing, and we've also invested in growing our network and educating ourselves.
It all seems to be moving us in the right direction. Prior to 2015 we'd bought an average of about 1 property per year which gave us some great additional income as a side business, but since I started taking it more seriously we've bought 3 properties in the first 6 months of the year and will hopefully do another 3 by the end of the year.
Check out today's episode to find out exactly what we've been up to and to get some top property accounting tips from Simon Misiewicz from Optimise Accountants.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/update4/
Lisa defines herself as a problem solver, which is the theme that connects her career history. She spent 15 years in forensic science before moving into property investing and then finally finance.
When it comes to property, she's done it all - developments, conversions, refurbs, buy to sell, lease options, assisted sales and so on.
And when it comes to finance she really does know it all. She is a master when it comes to complex deals and finding the right finance solution for her clients, but makes it clear to draw the line between creative and dodgy.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lisaorme/
These brothers have got a massive wealth of experience in the property industry. Paul's background is in residential developments and conversion, supported by a first class honours degree in construction management.
Nick ran a successful contracting company for 8 years and acquired and managed over 250 residential and commercial construction and refurbishment projects.
These backgrounds, combined with a focus on professionalism, have allowed Paul and Nick to become highly respected property investors and members of the property community.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/nickandpaul/
Luke began investing 15 years ago whilst still working in a day job but made all the classic mistakes that meant progress wasn't as quick as it could have been.
Then health issues forced him to find an income stream that wasn't reliant on him commuting and being in work full time, which is when he discovered multi let property investing.
He now has properties as big as 14 rooms and is doing some amazing things in the property world.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lukehamill/
Rob spent 12 years as a pilot before taking the decision to leave early in 2011 when he realised life was too short to be away from his friends and family.
Unfortunately though, leaving early meant he lost out on his military pension, which is when he discovered that property could be a great long term replacement.
He started investing on his own but when progress began to slow down he got training from the Progressive Property Network, and has gone on to build up a portfolio of almost 30 properties with almost 60 tenants, as well as running a letting agency that specialises in HMOs and LHA tenant, a sourcing company, and a training company along with past guest John Paul that focusses on teaching investors how to run their property business like a real business.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/robstewart/
Paul is one half of the husband and wife team that were named Progressive's Investors of the year in 2014. Along with Aniko, he has been investing in property for 10 years since being made redundant from his management position at a bluechip company in 2004.
He has progressed from single lets to HMOs and commercial conversions, and along with a continued focus on his own investing, he also hosts the Glasgow Progressive Property Network every month.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/paulsmith/
Prior to 2007, Saj had spent 15 years creating an IT company, but despite his MBA in business he almost lost everything at one point. Rather than accepting failure, he found and learnt from the best in the industry about property investing and quickly recreated his success.
He is known as the Property Joint Venture expert and has built a multi-million pound portfolio with over 150 tenants using none of his own money.
He loves working directly with vendors and investors to find creative solutions that offer a win-win for all parties, as well as helping other investors achieve their own success through networking events, coaching, mentoring and training.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/sajhussain/
This pair of property investors started White Box Property Solutions in 2014 when they had only one buy to let property each.
They have grown this massively since then to the stage where they now have a portfolio of 26 properties through their build to let strategy.
Prior to that, Andi came from a construction background while Lloyds experience was in sales for an LED lighting company, a mortgage broker, and a major new homes developer.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/lloydandandi/
Iain's background is as a Chartered Accountant which he qualified as in 1984 before setting up his own practice in the early 90s. He continued to run this for 15 years, and bought his first investment property in 2006.
A year later in 2007 he sold the accountancy practice and has since built up his property portfolio with family and private investors to over 30 properties which all yield in excess of 10%.
In addition, he is also the Amazon number 1 best selling author of this book combining both of these passions - Legally Avoid Property Taxes” 51 top tips to save property taxes and improve your wealth.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/iainwallis/
Having started investing in 1998 with properties in South Wales and abroad, Mike achieved financial independence by 2006 with the passive income for his portfolio.
He now has over 50 single lets, over 20 HMO rooms along with commercial property interests, and is an amazon number 1 best seller with his book 'How to Successfully Invest in Property'.
He attributes a lot of his success to a property mentor he was able to turn to for advice, and is now joining us to share his property journey and pass on some of that advice to us.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/mikewoods/
Joe is a bit of an expert when it comes to buying properties through auctions, having bought his entire Newcastle portfolio of over 20 properties through auctions. In addition to this, he also has a portfolio in London, and has been investing for 19 years.
To diversify even further, he also has interests in a construction company, a pub and even a ladies fashion brand, but all of this is done with the desire to leave a legacy of education to his nephews and neices, and perhaps just a little bit of money as well.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/joedolan/
Barry is a well known property investor, speaker and author of the 5 star rated book 'Escape the Rat Race With Property Lease Options'.
He has built up an enviable portfolio and significant monthly income including a single property that generates over £50,000 annual profit, although he has worked hard to get there, starting out with only £8,500 whilst still in full time employment.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/barrydavies/
Karl has been working in the property industry full time for over 4 years, and is currently the co-founder of S & S investments along with recent guest Lee Stewart, as well as running a house share management company based in Peterborough.
Prior to this he worked for one of the UKs largest property education companies, responsible for the growth of their portfolio building business where he raised over £4million in joint venture finance.
Full show notes available at http://www.insidepropertyinvesting.com/karlspencer/