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  22. <title>The Insider&#8217;s Guide to Buying Equestrian Property</title>
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  31. <description><![CDATA[Upon getting information about an upcoming school science fair and the need to consider a topic of interest, many students will typically have no idea where to get started. While the science fair is typically a common occurrence in any school at any grade level, there are different types of topics that should be taken [...]]]></description>
  32. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>    Upon getting information about an upcoming school science fair and the need to consider a topic of interest, many students will typically have no idea where to get started. While the science fair is typically a common occurrence in any school at any grade level, there are different types of topics that should be taken a look at depending on the age of the student. After first taking a look at the many different categories of science projects, you will be able to locate a suitable choice of topic to take to the next level.There is a wide variety of categories that fall under the types of science projects that can be chosen for a school science fair. These include biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, biochemistry, medicine, environmental, mathematics, engineering, and earth science. While you may not have yet learned very much in any of these categories, don&#8217;t be afraid to see what each one entails. Taking a good look at your interests will allow you to focus on the right direction to take.Many resources are also available for those who are unsure as to the topic they are wanting to use to create their science projects. If you take a look at the topics that fall under the biology category, you will likely notice that there are topics that deal with plants, animals, and humans. For those who are in 2nd grade or 3rd grade, an interesting topic may be to determine if ants are picky over what type of food they eat. While this topic might not be of interest to an 8th grader, it is certainly something in the biology category that an elementary school student would enjoy.Along with the biology category, a high school student may want to take a look at diffusion and osmosis in animal cells as this would be a more appropriate topic for the grade level. A student in 6th grade would be more advanced than an elementary school student, but not as advanced as a high school student. At this middle school grade level, a topic of how pH levels effect the lifespan of a tadpole may be of interest.Whichever resource is used to locate a topic for science projects, it is always a good idea to consider the grade level of the student prior to making a selection. It is always assumed to be best to have a project at an appropriate level in order to keep the attention of the student and provide a fun and enjoyable learning experience. </p>
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  38. <title>The 3 Pillars of Buy to Let Property Investment for UK Property Investors</title>
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  47. <description><![CDATA[I&#8217;m often asked by newbie landlords do I have any basic tips about investing in residential property. I respond by highlighting 3 essential aspects to making a landlord&#8217;s residential investment a success.These I have called my three pillars of investment and they are:1. Patience2. Research3. TimingI always advise any prospective landlord that there is no [...]]]></description>
  48. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p> I&#8217;m often asked by newbie landlords do I have any basic tips about investing in residential property.  I respond by highlighting 3 essential aspects to making a landlord&#8217;s residential investment a success.These I have called my three pillars of investment and they are:1. Patience2. Research3. TimingI always advise any prospective landlord that there is no magic wand to making a landlord&#8217;s residential investment a success. In recent years, the press have been full of stories about individual landlords who have made a fortune just by buying a few houses, and there are plenty of books and websites that feed on this kind of misguided &#8216;claptrap&#8217;.We at Property Hawk have said all along that our message is all about how landlords won&#8217;t make a million in six months. What Property Hawk is about, however, is giving landlords and other property investors an insight into how to avoid the pitfalls that are out there and how, with a little skill and effort, landlords can invest in a residential property to improve their long-term financial prospects.There is no one secret to successful property investing, but there are three core pillars of wisdom that offer landlord&#8217;s a foundation on which to build their property investment approach.PatienceThe problem for many novice property investors is also one of their biggest assets &#8211; their enthusiasm. Like children at Christmas, they have too much energy and are so excited that disaster is almost sure to follow. Similarly, the novice property investor, having made the decision to buy, wants to &#8216;dive in&#8217; and buy a buy-to-let property straight away. A few years ago, when the house price boom was in full swing, there was the philosophy that if you didn&#8217;t buy straight away you would miss out altogether and never be able to secure an affordable buy-to-let property. This is no longer the case.Experienced landlords always recommend playing a waiting game. While the UK is building approximately 40,000 too few houses annually, a prospective landlord cannot escape from the fact that there are still approximately 25 million existing residential units out there. If you as a potential landlord miss out on one purchase, there are always plenty more around the corner. Residential investors should, rather than embarking on a frenzy of activity, pace themselves for a potential &#8216;long-haul&#8217; of identifying and then securing the right property. That is not to say that if the right residential investment property and a clear bargain presents itself a landlord should be slow to act, but landlords should be aware that there is a danger of buying a buy-to-let property purely to invest, and not because it represents a good investment.By having patience, landlords can cultivate an approach where, having identified a suitable property, they make what would normally be considered a silly offer at, say, 10%-15% below the asking price. This should be based on the investment value to the landlord.Having made their offer, landlords should continue to view and make other offers. Eventually, somebody will accept a landlords offer and they will have the basis of a &#8216;sound investment&#8217; secured below its market value. Patience is not only a virtue for landlords, but, an essential element of, and pillar to, a sound residential investment.  Remember &#8211; shrewd property investors make their profits when they buy investment property, not when they sell.ResearchAccess to the internet provides us with a wealth of data and information that 10 years ago landlords would have paid a fortune for &#8211; or it simply wasn&#8217;t available.- Helpful research sites.My advice to prospective landlords is use it. If you are looking to buy an investment property for the first time, there will be a stream of questions to ask.How should landlords value an investment, and what about buying at auction?The basic area-specific research is something only the landlord can carry out &#8211; in other words it&#8217;s down to the landlord. This is all about potential landlords scoping the residential investment &#8211; finding out about prices in the area, and how the area has performed against other areas. Landlords should ask are there any local or national developments that could influence property values? What, if any, is the rental demand like in the area and what is the current and proposed rental property supply? By the end of the exercise prospective landlords should have figures for rents, values, yields, annual property price changes, the planning pipeline and property build costs per square feet.<br />
  49. All this information will mean that landlords obtain a thorough understanding of the local market and what have been (and could be) the returns in the future on their property investment.By the end, a prospective landlord should be an expert on the area they intend to invest in, knowing at a glance how much a property is worth to buy and will rent for. This will allow a prospective landlord &#038; property investor to watch the market and spot which properties are a bargain and which are overpriced property.Many &#8216;novice&#8217; landlords have not done this. Instead, they have put their trust in &#8216;advisors&#8217; to invest their money, or have bought in areas they don&#8217;t know or do not understand, on the basis of glossy marketing spiel.<br />
  50. This has led to the problems that are now emerging in many towns and cities concerning novice landlords and &#8216;discounted&#8217; investment schemes. Here, properties are sold at what the agent purports to be a bulk buy &#8216;discount&#8217; of, say, 15%-20%, though the reality is that the discount is applied to a price that may be 35% inflated, which still means the investment properties are a rip off.Careful research by any buyer would have revealed that it was possible to buy similar residential properties down the road at 80% of the cost and that a huge number of properties were being built at the same time, all largely aimed at buy-to-let investors, causing a glut in the rental market. Proper research means you as the landlord will be nobody&#8217;s fool, and you won&#8217;t be left with an investment &#8216;lemon&#8217; having filled the pockets of the property developer and disingenuous scammers.TimingGood investment is all about timing. Unfortunately, no landlord has the insight that gives them perfect timing &#8211; buying at the bottom and then selling precisely at the top of the market. It is not rocket science to figure out that if a landlord buys at the bottom of a cycle and sells at the top they will make more money than investors who buy and sell depending on personal circumstances.The effect of timing on a landlord&#8217;s overall levels of return can be dramatic. For instance, anybody unfortunate to invest in property in 1973 saw a loss of their capital over the period 1973 to 1977 of 40%. In 1989, I invested in a property that took a full 10 years to recover to its original purchase price. But it did &#8211; and then proceeded to double in value in one 12-month period. If only I had had the foresight to buy just before it doubled.However, the overall value of residential property is largely outside a landlord&#8217;s hands, being influenced by macro economic factors, such as interest rates or consumer confidence. It is as well not to get too hung up on these factors.Residential investment is a &#8216;long-term&#8217; game, which means that peaks and troughs, particularly in the short-term, will have less impact on your overall returns the longer the investment is held.  This again is another reason for landlords to exhibit patience. By buying property at regular intervals over the long-term, a landlord will inevitably buy some cheaply and some when prices are higher, but, overall, landlords should see a steady and long-term rise in the value of their residential investment portfolio. </p>
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  56. <title>11 Questions Landlords Should Ask When Interviewing a Potential Property Management Company</title>
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  65. <description><![CDATA[Owning investment real estate is a great option for those looking to make a longterm commitment as opposed as a shortterm speculation. The management of such investment should always be trusted to professionals who are dedicated and committed to the industry and know how to deal with complex situations that are otherwise commonly ignored by [...]]]></description>
  66. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p> Owning investment real estate is a great option for those looking to make a longterm commitment as opposed as a shortterm speculation. The management of such investment should always be trusted to professionals who are dedicated and committed to the industry and know how to deal with complex situations that are otherwise commonly ignored by inexperienced landlords.It is of the utmost importance that property owners know how to select and interview the property management company that best seems to specialize in the kind of investment that they are looking to have managed.If you are unsure what to ask your potential property manager before you sign a long term agreement with them, here are some questions that you can use as a guideline.1. What kind of property management experience do you have? You need to know for how long they have managed property and whether they have enough back up from the rest of their group.2. How many properties do you currently manage? Hiring a property manager that handles several thousand units could be somewhat risky as your property might end up lost in an ocean of other properties.3. How often do you inspect occupied and vacant units? It is important to know the frequency of inspections in occupied units. The reasons why you need to know this information is because you need to be assured that there will be a comprehensive assessment of potential damage to occupied units that has been caused by tenants. You also need to know the frequency of inspection though vacant units to prevent any potential risk of fire or other casualties. Trust me, I have seen fires occur in vacant units.4. What do you do with the information obtained from unit inspections? This is particularly important to ask because you need to make sure that the property management company has policies in place regarding the payment of damages to units caused by tenants or their guest. It would be of no benefit at all if they just report to you that all units were inspected, if they do not not have an aggressive plan of action based on unit inspections.5. How important is preventative maintenance to you and how is this handled by your company? Extensive and costly deterioration can occur to properties if there isn&#8217;t a preventative maintenance plan in place. Your property manager should keep a preventative maintenance log showing all items inspected and addressed as well as the signature of the maintenance supervisor acknowledging completion of all required tasks.6. How do you handle ongoing/daily maintenance? You need to know whether one or more dedicated maintenance technicians will be assigned to your property (based on the size of the property and number of units). It is also important to know the level of engagement of the maintenance supervisor (if any) and his role in ensuring that all maintenance issues are being addressed.7. After hours emergency handling. Have the property manager explain their process for handling after hours emergencies such as water leaks, fire or any other casualties. Ask whether there is an after hours phone number which tenants would have access to.8. Tenant Selection Plan. You need to know if the property manager has a Tenant Selection Plan that can be customized for your property. The TSP will help define the requirements that potential tenants would have to fulfill prior to renting a unit to them. You might also be want to be involved in the development of the rental criteria to ensure that only applicant who meet your requirements are approved. Keep in mind that you as well as your property manager are required to observe and conduct business based on Fair Housing Law. Your property manager should be absolutely familiar with what terms to use and which ones avoid when advertising your vacant units and when interviewing applicants.9. Transparency. How can I have access to review accounts payables, delinquency reports, collections, etc. You as the property owner should define the frequency and types of reports that your property manager should make available to you.10. Property Market Analysis. Does your management team shop comparable properties to keep up to date with local occupancy rates, average rent rates, amenities offered, specials, etc.? Please be aware that not all property management companies provide this service.11. What is your area of specialty? It is important to keep in mind that there are several specialties within the property management industry. If you own commercial property, you should probably stay away from property managers that have experience managing only multifamily or condo properties. The most common areas of specialty in property management are: Single Family, Multifamily, Condo Associations, Cooperatives, Retail, Medical, Commercial and Industrial.Management companies that specialize in the management of distressed and difficult-to-manage properties are usually capable of handling a broader spectrum of assets and engagement types, such as REO, Receiverships, and disputed assets.Retaining the right property manager can enhance the value of your investment property while making your life easier as you don&#8217;t have to deal with the headaches that this activity often represents. If you have plans to expand your real estate investment portfolio it is definitely worth having a strong property management company on your side. </p>
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