A practical and inspirational Teach Yourself guide that will give you all the information you need to become a successful property investor, developer or renovator. From buying a house at the best possible price, to undertaking a complicated conversion project; from investing in commercial property to buying a rental property abroad, BBC TVs Martin Roberts teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls, and holds your hand through this potentially very exciting, lucrative and rewarding world. Written by property expert Martin Roberts, whose hit TV property auction show Homes under the Hammer is now in its 10th series on BBC1, this is the only book you will ever need to enter the fascinating world of property development. Using his own experiences in property developments he will show you what to do and what to avoid! Areas covered include: Buying at auction; How to find the right location; Rental and capital growth strategies; Negotiating the best deal; Buying overseas; Weathering downturns in the market and much, much more.