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How to Embrace the Danish Art of Hygge

The first World Happiness Report was published in April 2012 and has been published once a year since this date. During it’s (so far) five-year run, Denmark has placed in the top three happiest countries in the world, and has held the top-spot a grand total of three times. In fact, the Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, and Finland consistently dominate the top five in the report. In comparison, the UK ranks a lowly 19th

So it begs the question; what are the Scandinavian countries doing?

One word…

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Flipping Property: Who, What, and How?

Flipping is the practice of buying a property and then selling it almost immediately afterwards. It’s all that many investors are interested in – as it allows them to focus, single-mindedly, on bargain-hunting. If you lack the skills, resources or inclination to develop a property over a long period, then rapid-fire flipping may prove alluring.

This isn’t to say, however, that flipping property is easy. It demands distinct skills and resources. You’ll need, for example, an exhaustive knowledge of the market that can be drawn upon in an instant. This will ensure that you’re able to make informed decisions about what’s a good investment and what isn’t at the proverbial drop of a hat.

You’ll be able to use a combination of strategies to get the best from a flip. Let’s look at a few of them. Read more

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An Investors Guide to Sourcing Property

Provided that you know what you’re doing, buying property and then selling it on for a higher price is a great way to earn a living. But if you aren’t able to effectively track down those undervalued, high-potential purchases, then your success will assuredly be limited.

When it comes to sourcing property, would-be investors have many different avenues to explore. Ideally, you’ll want to decide on just two or three of them, to avoid overcomplicating things and spreading your efforts too thinly.

Different sorts of purchase will require different skills. Select the few that you’re going to be good at: if you’re personable and charming, then making face-to-face contact on the doorstep might yield better results than a leafleting campaign.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the available sourcing options. Read more

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Purchase Options Explained

The term ‘purchase option’, also sometimes referred to as a ‘lease option’ might seem technical – but don’t let that fool you. They refer to simple concepts, albeit ones which require a certain amount of experience and detail to explain. Here, we explain exactly what it means, along with the pros, cons, and alternatives. Read more

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Unusual Places to Sell Your Home

keysWhen it comes to selling your home, selling fast is a dream come true for most people. But things don’t always go to plan when using conventional methods and your property can be advertised with agencies for months before any serious interest is generated. With that in mind, and technology right at forefront of our everyday lives, using other methods to advertise is becoming an increasingly easy thing to do, and if you’re willing to take on some of the admin work yourself and don’t mind arranging viewings, it can have a real impact.

Here we’re going to take a look at some of the alternative advertising methods available and how they can benefit you and the property you’re hoping to sell.

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