Written by an experienced property journalist with over twenty years of insider knowledge, this book provides budding property developers and investors with all they need to know to profit from property. The author offers a new twist on buy-to-let and shows how the market for renting to some groups is expanding even in these tough times. Overseas opportunities are examined too, identifying which countries offer the best opportunities to buy cheap, let and then sell. For investors willing to get their hands dirty there is also an explanation of exactly how to pursue a self-build or renovation project and sell at a profit – with advice on finding the right craftsmen, writing contracts and monitoring progress, plus selecting the best estate agent. The book also looks at how amateur investors can enter the complicated commercial sector of shops and offices, and discusses property investment trusts for those with faith in the stock market.