• Porchlight charity blog post Sponsored sleep out for Porchlight homeless charity October 15, 2019 by Watermark Homes - Last year we donated to Porchlight charity instead of sending corporate Christmas cards. This year, on the 19th of October, our MD, John Friis will be taking part in the Rotary Sleep Out challenge. He will be sleeping outside and putting himself in the shoes of someone who is homeless for a night. This event aims to… Continue Reading
  • Why should I sell my house to a developer? 10 Excellent Reasons To Sell Your House To A Developer October 11, 2019 by Watermark Homes - Why might you consider selling your home directly to a property developer, rather than through an estate agent? Well, we can think of at least 10 reasons! Read on to see if you agree and if you're interested in selling your house or land, read our FAQs and get in touch with us.   Why should… Continue Reading
  • Autumn things in Kent 20 awesome things in Kent you need to try this Autumn October 2, 2019 by Watermark Homes - Whether you're after a country walk, a cosy pub, or a sweet treat, this list has something for everyone. Our pick of the best things in Kent to try this Autumn 1. Autumn activities for families Visit the 'Enchanted Dockyard' at Chatham for seasonal activities including pumpkin carving, wand and slime-making, plus a sensory 'mystical… Continue Reading
  • Restrictive Covenants blog post The Most Ridiculous Restrictions Found In Real Title Deeds September 26, 2019 by Watermark Homes -     The most ridiculous restrictive covenants found in real title deeds The following are actual restrictive covenants found in the title deeds of properties that we have looked at. While some of these are eminently sensible (who would want to live next to a pig farm?), the fact that lawyers felt it necessary to… Continue Reading
  • What does a property developer do? What does a Property Developer do? September 13, 2019 by Watermark Homes - Property professional, Vicky Bromley-White, puts it this way: "As orchestrators of the entire process, developers take the greatest risk in property development but typically reap the greatest rewards."   ¹ [SOURCE: Quora] ² We did this with our Borough Green development ³ You can learn more about the risk/return tradeoff in our post on ROI.… Continue Reading
  • investment timetable blog header What is a property investment timetable? July 18, 2019 by Watermark Homes -   This post is part of our CREST investment series, explaining the 5 things investors should consider when evaluating an investment opportunity. What do we mean by an 'investment timetable'? A timetable is literally 'a detailed plan showing when events or activities will happen' - Cambridge English Dictionary As you might expect, an investment timetable essentially lays… Continue Reading
  • How can you ensure your investment is secure? How to ensure your property investment is secure July 18, 2019 by Watermark Homes - This post is part of our CREST investment series, explaining the 5 things investors should consider when evaluating an investment opportunity. Investment security How do you know that the hard-earned money that you're choosing to invest will be safe? In other words, how can you ensure that your investment is secure? This is a crucial question… Continue Reading
  • what is investment exit Explaining investment exit strategy July 18, 2019 by Watermark Homes - This post is part of our CREST investment series, explaining the 5 things investors should consider when evaluating an investment opportunity. What is does exiting an investment mean? AKA 'cashing out', exiting an investment is the point at which you are no longer active as an investor. Your initial investment plus any expected returns have been… Continue Reading
  • What is investment return blog What is investment return (ROI)? July 18, 2019 by Watermark Homes -    This post is part of our CREST investment series, explaining the 5 things investors should consider when evaluating an investment opportunity. What is the return on your investment? The ROI (return on investment) is the 'benefit' of an investment. This is essentially what an investor will 'get back'. It is a way of evaluating… Continue Reading
  • check a company is real before investing How to check a company is real before investing July 18, 2019 by Watermark Homes -   This post is part of our CREST investment series, explaining the 5 things investors should consider when evaluating an investment opportunity. No one wants to get lose their hard-earned money. Most property developers are trustworthy people who would not dream of being careless with their investors' money. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy for… Continue Reading