These case study deals are snapshots of some of the deals carried out by one or more of
the directors of Crowd with Us from the previous 7 years before the directors began
trading through Crowd with Us using prop tech (advanced Property Technology).
These deals give an insight into the growth achieved in London and the South East of
the UK and the way in which the directors of Crowd with Us carry out deals in one of
the most competitive property markets in the UK.
The profits are shown in each case study and the growth seen on each property since it
was either bought or if sold, from the date it was sold. The price growth data is from
WOOD GREEN 3 BED
Hewitt Avenue, London, N22 6QH
Estimated value 2017
52 % in 4.75 yrs
£144,000 in 4.75 yrs
Story: We took and option to buy this house at £275,000 in May 12 and sold it in Sep 15 for £420,000. Sales profit after costs was £107,000.
Story: We took and option to buy this house at £275,000 in May 12 and sold it in Sep 15 for £420,000. Sales profit after costs was £107,000 plus we made rental profit renting rooms. This seemed a good deal at the time, however the property has since continued to go up in value.
Story: We worked with a developer to enter an Option to Joint Venture with a farmer to develop 3 large houses on 4 acres of farmland subject to achieving planning permission. Estimated values of houses are £1.75m each. This deal is a 50/50 deal with the farmer as the farmer tried to get planning permission but failed in the past. The planning permission is taking time as the land is in green belt.
Story: The seller of this property approached us through word of mouth via a mutual lawyer contact. We offered a fixed cost development where we funded the costs for a fixed profit of £30,000. The property sold at £950,000 in Feb 2015 and the seller made over £70,000 more profit which was a win/win for all.
Story: We bought a house, refurbished it and obtained planning for a second house on the rear garden. Sold house in 2014 for £295,000 and sold the land with planning for £88,000 in Feb 20147 and netted £113,000 profit in 12 months. *A builder bought the plot and we estimate the build cost at circa £213,000.
Story: This house had been vacant for a number of years and then a tenant grew some illegal hydroponics in the loft space & trashed the property! We joint ventured with the owner & developed the property for her so she could sell for a higher price. We took on the risk & netted £100,500 from the sale.
Story: The seller of this property was bankrupt. We annulled (reversed) the bankruptcy by paying the Trustee the monies owed by the owner. We then joint ventured with the owner to develop the property and sell it. The market rose during the joint venture and both the owner and our company made £126,000 each.
Story: The owner of this house was in financial difficulty & signed a deal with a rogue property trader who incorporated a parallel loan with a contract to buy at £280,000 if the loan was not repaid when the property was worth nearly £500,000! We spent £25,000 on legal and barrister fees, reversed the contract, then joint ventured with the owner to develop the house and sold it for £715,000 a year later. We netted £112,000 profit & made the owner £171,000 when she stood to make only £15,000 with the rogue property trader. Win/win for all.
Story: We bought this house when it was in negative equity (meaning the debt was more than the property was worth). We wrote off a second charge mortgage of £17,600 by paying £6,000 to the bank which allowed the seller to make a profit. We have benefited from circa £200,000 in growth and rental profit and saved the seller from negative equity.
Story: The sellers on this property were getting repossessed in 2 days from when they called us. We stopped at court. We paid £38,000 direct to the mortgage lender as part of our deposit so the seller got a higher price by having time and we bought with a deferred completion which minimised our cash input which in-turn has leveraged our returns. We’ve achieved circa £167,000 growth.
Story: Bought for £128,000 in the financial crisis and sold in 2010 for £172,500. Regretting this afterwards… Hindsight is a wonderful thing! The price growth has been extraordinary in Walthamstow, hence we would have benefited from holding this property for another 6-7 years!
Story: The seller had financial problems and needed a quick sale. We bought in 2010 and fully refurbished this flat as it was very run down. We then sold it on a rent-to-buy basis to a foreign buyer in June 2013 for £250,000. Again, given the growth since then, we regret selling it! Another 6-7 years holding would have put more pounds in the pocket for us.
Story: We had an option to buy this house at £312,000 but chose to sell it for £380,000 to a rent-to-buy owner in Sep 2012. We made a nice profit, and so too has the tenant buyer! We have gone on to invest again in Tottenham as we believe it has good growth potential.
Story: We bought this property off market and traded it straight away in Nov 2010 at an auction for £229,000 to a DIY builder. We made £39,000 net in 6 weeks which seemed a good deal at the time..! Given the growth since, it would have been wiser to hold the house for 5-6 years. Pic top left of the builders refurbishment in progress. *We estimate they would have spent £40,000 on the works.
Story: This house was a probate deal. We exchanged at £312,000 and flipped our contract for £375,000 in 7 weeks to an overseas investor who wanted to develop the property. We netted £42,000 in 7 weeks. We estimate the investor spent £100,000 on the development. The growth in the next 5-6 yrs was much more as always. Hence, this reinforces our belief that we should hold more properties to capitalise on future growth.
Story: We bought this property from a gentleman who needed to sell fast for tax reasons. We did a deal whereby part of the sale monies covered the refurbishment that our builder carried out for us. We then sold on a rent-to-buy basis to a foreign buyer £380,000 who could not get a mortgage. They completed in 4.5 years and the value has increased since then.
Story: We brokered this deal and found a buyer for the owner using a rent-to-buy when the market was very slow in the financial crisis. We wore sandwich boards outside Kensington Tube Station which featured in the Evening Standard & BBC radio and we found a buyer from Thailand on a Rent-to-Buy basis for £580,000. Foreign buyers now joint venture with us to buy properties via Crowd with Us
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