A couple of weeks ago I took a plunge. Not of the watery kind I hasten to add, but thanks to an invitation from Ian Jackson, host of the Belfast PIN meeting, I spoke at a property meeting for the first time.
A change of scene. Every now and again we get a chance to go beyond the confines of our home office (or the dining room table in my case) to explore the world of property elsewhere, even if it is only a few miles down the road.
This is the second in the series of deeper insights into the lessons that I spoke of in the 10 Lessons in Property Learned the Hard Way post on Property Tribes in the January pop-up category, 31 Days of Property Inspiration.
A Dynamic Era …
We were still fairly young when David thought we might be on to something with property. By young, I mean late 20’s (me), early 30’s (him), certainly younger than we are now and young enough for any action we might have taken to have a major impact on our future.
Thanks to property friend Vanessa Warwick of Property Tribes, I came across this article today about an increase in activity in Welsh property over the third quarter this year, specifically relating to home purchases.
Despite the increase, the figures are still down on a year ago, but I for one choose to interpret the information as good news. Nonetheless I shall be interested to dig deeper and find out more detail about the increased activity. Where the sales are happening, what types of properties are being sold, so on and so forth, the usual type of research and digging that is useful when making investment decisions.