Ben George

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 28th November 2013


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 25

Ben George

12:10 PM, 13th June 2014
About 6 years ago

Twisted Firestarter - Tenant Hoarding Newspapers

Just wanted to say thank you very for all the very helpful suggestions. We are sending her a "sensitive" letter to open dialogue on how best we can help her live happily and safely in the house, but if things don't improve a little we may have to seek another tenant. I am also thinking of starting a social-worker based estate agent service. :-)... Read More

Ben George

20:24 PM, 26th February 2014
About 6 years ago

Negative equity advice wanted

Just curious, are you renting furnished or unfurnished? You could spend a bit of that £12000 upfront. I.e. £1000-£2000 on decent Ikea furniture and rent out furnished to a different group of people.... Read More

Ben George

8:52 AM, 23rd January 2014
About 6 years ago

Interest Only or Repayment - what do you do believe and why?

All the above opinions are very interesting, but everyone seems to have very intelligent reasons for going both ways..................... Mark was there a particular reason you were asking Simone about borrowing in the future with regards to IO or repayment?... Read More

Ben George

13:50 PM, 16th January 2014
About 6 years ago

Interest Only or Repayment - what do you do believe and why?

Reply to the comment left by "Mark Alexander" at "16/01/2014 - 12:04":

Hi Mark, again thank you for the forum as a whole for interesting debate. If I play devil's advocate. Now that you have stopped actively pursuing investments from what I understand..... Isn't it worth paying of the mortgages over time to give you unlimited peace of mind like Mervin and Some One.

I suppose the overall questions is, do you have an exit strategy? It may be that I have not reached that part of your property journey as I haven't read all your articles, but I guess I'm curious ;-)... Read More

Ben George

13:39 PM, 16th January 2014
About 6 years ago

Interest Only or Repayment - what do you do believe and why?

Reply to the comment left by "Tony Atkins" at "16/01/2014 - 13:00":

Hi Tony, thank you for replying. I like the way you and Mark put things, and I see your points. I think I need to figure out why sitting on a large amount of debt, all be it "Good Debt" makes me so uncomfortable.

Also I have never really looked into offsets, but as Mark has pointed out that some banks tie you in with the offset as well, I guess I probably will stay away from that as well, but I'll do a bit more research as well before deciding.... Read More