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  • Property-a-holics

    Winners and muddler alongers

    It's certainly interesting times in the property market at the moment.  Lots of uncertainty and varying opinions on how it is all going to pan out.  There is talk of interest rate rises, a property "crash", and other negative happenings.

    Here are my views on the winners and the muddler alongers  in the property market going forwards in the near future:

    Winners

    people who are awesome that can make magical things happen with property

    muddler alongers

    people who muddle along


    My list was non-exhaustive.  What would you add to my two categories?

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    I naturally muddle along, but I see many winners on this site and learn from them.

    The winners have a positive attitude, they find an angle or an alternative way to tackle a problem. They rarely complain, and when they criticise its in a matter of fact tone. The winners overcome issues whilst others complain.

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    A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

    Martin H. Fischer

    There are workers and shirkers

    When you are employed on a fixed salary,  workers and shirkers get the same wage

    That can be annoying if you are a worker

    When you work for yourself though the workers  get the rewards and the shirkers don`t 

    That is gratifying

    To get ahead .... Do things that other people don`t


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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    I've never understood why the consensus is to have to 'get a job' instead of creating one?

    It's even taught in schools. I saw a recent 'here's what you could get per hour job list if you do well in your exams' type of hype-sheet given to secondary school children and it made my blood boil.

    When having a chat with someone I don't know, I always have much more interest in people that are self-made/self-employed as opposed to a high-up in some fancy London firm whose name I'm supposed to know is the top of their game. I find it interesting to chat with the self-employed  about their problems/solutions no matter what business they're in.

    I don't know why in the UK there's not much more push behind people who want to create something as opposed to working for someone who has created something? That's how small businesses get bigger, who then employ people. Without the creators there is nothing other than a zero hours contract where the employer is the winner.

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    Our biggest enemy is not a crash ,interest rates , ect

    Its Govt Policy We are at the mercy of Govt

    I can cope with crashes interest rates and all the rest of the Normal things in business

    But No business can cope if the basic rules change to the point where Govt dosent want it to trade

    In BTL terms we are a very young business 30 years ago BTL in the way we know it did not exist

    If Govt wants to it could take us back to the days when I first started in 1982

    So what I am saying is the Govt can Give and the Govt can take away

    You can be the best Landlord in the world But If govt take the Bat & the Ball away we cant pay the game of BTL

    I just hope we never get Corbyn in power If we do Our Bat and Ball will be taken

    Its all a possibility My own opinion would be It wont happen

    But I also said the vote to leave the EU would not happen

    We are not the masters of our destiny   we are only in business because the Likes of Corbyn allow us to play the game of Monopoly

    The next election is key If we are to survive or Not ????

    In this game you need a Plan A B &C

    Think of what you would do IF the worsted happened It has all happened before

    Its just that most of us here before

    I personalty look around me and think God what is going to happen

    and I have not got a clue and the very worrying part is neither have our Political Leaders

    So my worry is not business its Politicians

    We are a Political play thing and the Magic can soon vanish as its done before

    Just look at Housing History for the clues

    Nothing is new its just what we forget

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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.


    I agree BTL is a relatively young business and is heavily reliant on government policy and subsequently highly regulated. BTL is as much about leveraging as it is about providing homes and has an economic and social impact. However, the wider role of landlord is a longstanding profession with many opportunities.

    I regularly see statements that the government is professionalising the PRS, but this doesn't tally with my real world experience. It seems their focus is very much on portfolio BTL landlords and they've scooped up the AST in that process.

    Landlords outside the typical BTL world are not in the government focus and many opportunities remain.

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    A good teacher must know the rules; a good pupil, the exceptions.

    Martin H. Fischer


    I so agree with your comments DL.

    What scares me most are game changers by government. You can be the best and smartest LL in the world and deal with all the normies of a turbulant economy but if government decides it no longer wants to play it is game over!

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    I agree 100%  We are not masters of our own of our own investments

    The Govt will have the final say

    we have little public support and we are very easy target to hit

    retrospectively

    I have made my own arrangements if the BTL world folds I hope I dont need to use it But I have given it great thought 



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    Learn Change and Adapt ?????

    All comments are for casual information purposes only. If you wish to rely on any advice I have given please ensure you obtain independent specialist advice from a third party. No liability is accepted for comments made.


    Agreed DL.

    We are at the whim of politicians who are chasing votes and who have made some very random decisions in the last few years and as such we are feeling vulnerable, wondering whatever is next.

    No matter how well we plan ahead, if the policy makers make random, short term decisions without thinking things through properly we are in danger of being caught wrong footed.

    All we can do is as far as possible try to have a plan B so that we can react and adapt and dodge those flying bullets!

    So in answer to Broose, maybe winners adapt to the current climate and constantly re assess and muddlers follow the path they have always done without questioning whether it still works.


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    All comments are made in good faith and are given to the best of my knowledge and experience but I would advise you to consult an expert before making important decisions and I accept no liability for comments made.

    ``I personally look around me and think God what is going to happen``

    I personally look around me and think..

    God, did you really make this beautiful world of ours just happen

    I`ve yet to work out why some people  seem to be eternal pessimists and some eternal optimists

    But I am very optimistic I will work it out one day

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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com