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  • Property-a-holics

    Introduction: Entrepreneurs and keen to learn

    Hi Geoff,

    Thanks for this contribution.

    Agreed - due to our age we have the opportunity to build slowly, sustainably and profitably to ensure long-term growth and wealth. Essentially organic growth, not being over-leveraged and at the mercy of the banks but leveraging enough to take advantage of the benefits that it can bring.

    Very interesting thoughts on your take on Universities. I think whilst it sounds logical I would probably disagree with you here. There is more to University life than education, and I think that is the way the majority think. For many, it is the first time they truly get to leave home and be independent and that plays a significant role. However, purely on an educational front I think many students would rather learn in the flesh attend big lecture halls and get the full experience - not to mention it allows them to network with colleagues who are interested in the same subjects as them and who could be useful contacts, as well as making friends, and being able to pick the brains of the academics teaching. Then there are all the events like freshers week and sporting events which have a big appeal to uni students.

    Could you possibly elaborate on that point of buying off plan? Are you referring too the developers essentially making their own 'mini market' in a town. For example the average flat in an area could be around £250k but when a big developer comes in they attach a premium to their name and sell their flats for £350k?

    Completely agree, there are a lot of benefits of a 9-5 and many people enjoy the supposed security of it (perhaps a false security as is evident in economic downturns as many people can find themselves out on their back having not made a back up plan and unable to find another job). Nevertheless, our parents are 9-5 type people and have been extremely successful; however, for us, our aspirations have always been to work for ourselves and have that freedom. We are under no illusion that it will be, in all likelihood, harder and more stressful in the beginning but we also believe that will pay off in the end giving us freedom once we are up and running.


    Thanks again for your post.


    Rob and Alex.

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    Whilst I agree that significant parts of university life are likely to become virtual, other parts are not. It is likely to vary by subject.

    Somebody who was at at the same university as me at the same time reading English published that they skipped all lectures and only had a one hour tutorial each week that they attended. Meanwhile I was attending 20 hours of lectures, 9 hours of practicals, and 4 hours of tutorials each week.

    Some of the practicals used cheap equipment but many used expensive items. Also being supervised was necessary for the more dangerous ones.

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