Selfbuild Evolved into Property Investment
The Selfbuildit website was
started as a "hobby" back in late 1999. I had
decided that i wanted to learn how to design a website and as i knew a
lot about self build houses, i had built my own house in 1994/1995,
self build was going to be the subject. Christmas 1999 was the time
when i purchased the domain name www.selfbuildit.co.uk
and started to work on the project.
The theme for the website
was to help people to build their own houses. By mid 2001 Selfbuildit
was getting a lot of visitors, so the website was turned into a
commercial venture, with commissions being paid by the people that i
link to. Please note that Selfbuildit will only link to genuine
quality companies that provide excellent products that are reasonably
Holidays have always been
important for our family, so in October 2001 we went to an RCI
Timeshare presentation and were impressed by the holiday product that
was being offered. We actually purchased the RCI Timeshare on the day,
but later cancelled that purchase because i found the same product for
only 20% of the cost. So www.rci-timeshare.com
was purchased, designed and uploaded to the internet.
This website was to help
guide people to find a legitimate RCI Timeshare product that was value
for money. I think that the product that i have found is unbeatable in
price and quality. Our family now holiday 3 times a year in some
excellent accommodation, it does not cost a fortune and it has been
purchased for the next 70 years. The people who have purchased after
following my advice are more than happy.
Property Investment -
UK land is now very
expensive and difficult to find. A lot of my clients have decided that
building in a different country might be an option. Spain has been
identified as the main country where building could be possible, Spain
has an excellent climate, wonderful cuisine, some beautiful
countryside, good golf courses, flights are easy to get and reasonably
priced, there are already a lot of British people there, good
hospital facilities, British infrastructure in place-schools etc, etc.
The problem is that if you
purchase land and build a house yourself, it is difficult to self
manage because you are in the UK, you do not speak Spanish, you do not
know the Spanish building regulations, they will not allow timber
frame construction, it is difficult to control Spanish building
workers etc etc.
This is where www.property-investment.net
started. After a lot of research we identified the Murcia area of
Spain because of its good flight connections, road infrastructure and
it is an area of Spain where prices of property are lower at the
moment (not for long though). The option is to buy an "off
plan" property, this means that it is very similar to Self Build.
You basically purchase a plot of land that is going to be built on.
You pay about 25% of the price at the start, another 15% about 6
months later and the balance on the hand over of the keys. All the
monies are paid into a bank and are covered by an insurance. The
completed properties are generally worth about 30% more than you paid.
Inspection visits to view the properties are available by filling in
form or visit the website Property
So thats the story so far
from Selfbuild to Property Investment.