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James Cox

James started working for Gladfish in 2015. Having worked in the banking industry after graduating from the University of Kent with a 2:1 degree in Criminology and Sociology in 2011. Working at Gladfish has allowed James to harness a deeper understanding of the property market, couple that an astute understanding of economics, together puts him in a strong position to help his clients build the foundations for their financial future. Outside of his day-to-day work, James is passionate about keeping a fit and active lifestyle – often playing football once, maybe twice week and making time to watch his beloved Arsenal FC.

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Remortgaging to release equity and expand your property portfolio

By James Cox

How to remortgage like a pro and get your property working harder for you In our last article, we discussed ways to raise capital to invest in buy-to-let property. In that article, we were especially concerned with raising capital to fund the deposit. One strategy we noted was to remortgage your existing home. This strategy […]

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5 Ways for making money from property in the UK

By James Cox

Profitable property investment strategies for all investors Making money from property is one of the most satisfying ways of investing. And there are many strategies that you could use to do so. In this article, we describe five of the most popular. 1.    Long-term buy-to-let property investment When you purchase buy-to-let property, you are investing […]

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Why property investment in the UK is so attractive

By James Cox

Where else could you achieve these huge benefits? Property investment in the UK is still attractive, despite the headwinds of higher stamp duties on investment properties, a tougher borrowing environment, and changes to the tax relief on buy-to-let mortgages and wear and tear costs. Here are a few of the major reasons to invest in […]

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How leveraging works to grow a property portfolio

By James Cox

Growing a property portfolio with no cash in the bank In the investment blog, I discussed how Tom and Mary built a property portfolio and quit their day jobs. In just a few years they were able to create a portfolio valued at more than £7 million. If you’ve ever been puzzled by how quickly […]

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How to build a property portfolio and benefit from BTL rentals

By James Cox

To be a successful investor, think like an investor I’m often asked how I achieved the success as a property investor. People assume that I am some sort of whizz-kid with a natural flair for picking the right properties for capital gains and rental income. They assume that I was somehow born with the know-how to build […]

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How property investment could unlock the retirement lifestyle you desire

By James Cox

How will you be able to afford to retire? Property investment is increasing in popularity. With figures showing that most people are hopelessly underfunded for retirement, and traditional pension options paying too little to make a difference, people realise that a smarter retirement investment is needed. For most, this means investing in property.

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How to take advantage of the best property investment opportunities

By James Cox

Eight steps to ensure success in buy-to-let property Investment opportunities are plentiful. Not all are good, but when you buy in the best places to invest in property UK, you’ll benefit from the confidence that is growing in a strong buy-to-let market. Just how do you make a great buy-to-let investment, and benefit from long-term […]

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Off Plan Property – Why is the premium so high?

By James Cox

Off plan property – are you better off? Before investing it is important that you conduct specific off plan research, especially if you’re new to off-plan property investment. You might question the valuation that developers place on their new build properties; it’s easy to rush to the conclusion that the premium over other property prices in the area […]

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The benefits of leveraging in property investment

By James Cox

Leveraging a property investment deposit to ramp up returns A few days ago, when I wrote about the 7 reasons why investing in property beats all other investments, I mentioned something called ‘Leveraging’. Let me explain the benefits of leveraging to the property investor in a little more detail.

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Property investors see investments grow in booming Manchester

By James Cox

Manchester, the second capital of the UK ­Manchester is referred to as the UK’s second capital thanks to its booming economy, and the city is an attractive alternative for young professionals priced out of London. In fact, Manchester has become so attractive, 54,000 people moved here since 2009, and it’s estimated another 96,000 will live in Manchester by 2024.

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