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How I got finance for my first new build development.

Financing a property development is challenging at the best of times!  Banks prefer to lend to developers with a track record so …. How did I finance my first new build family home?

Well luckily the Credit Crunch arrived – and ……

I had secured the development; gained planning approval on the side plot – but nobody was lending – and I was a first time developer of new-builds!

I needed a different strategy.  So I set out to find someone that had done it before with the intention of raising funds to build, relying upon their track record, so I get a corporate lending to get money for this and for my business.  I would split the profits with that party, creating a win/win situation for both of us.

So that’s what I did.   My architect made the introduction (the power of networking!).  The relationship and experience has been very successful and now we aim to do another joint venture together.

I’m on my way…

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Useful Data:

“The number of newly-built homes for sale in London fell to the lowest levels on record last year, according to research.” – click here – to read more.

“Housing market confidence hits two and half year high” – click here – to read more.

“Number of new homes built could hit lowest level for 88 years” – click here – to read more.

Posted in Finance by / April 20th, 2010 / Comments Off on How I got finance for my first new build development.