A podcast for expat UK property investors
June 8, 2022

Getting Started in Property with Limited Funds

Getting Started in Property with Limited Funds


Are you an expat looking to build a UK property investment portfolio but you don’t have the necessary funds, expertise or experience to get started? Maybe you lack the skills, knowledge and tools to get into the UK property market?

All is not lost! Michelle Cairns was in a similar situation just a few years ago but now she has a cash flowing UK property portfolio. Michelle is the face of Your Property Network and host of Your Property Podcast. 

Listen now to find out how she got started in property by networking, using other people's money and taking action.

Meanwhile, back in November 2019, the Expat Property Guy gets ready to scale his student HMO portfolio and lines up FOUR properties to purchase.

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Michelle Cairns

Podcast Host

Full time property investor, and podcast and training host for Your Property Network magazine.

My background before property was as a secondary school teacher teaching French and Spanish for 8 years but when I realised my retirement age was 68 I looked for another income stream that I could run alongside the teaching and give me more financial and time freedom. That’s when I attended my first ever property networking meeting back in 2014 and have loved being part of the pin community ever since.

I started out on my journey with almost no knowledge about what was possible or how to invest but these meetings were the place that I began making connections, learning from more experienced people and ultimately, they became one of the best places for finding deals and investment.

Fast forward to today and I have built a mixed portfolio of blocks of flats, single lets and HMOs. I specialise in creatively structured deals and have grown my portfolio using Purchase Lease Options, Rent to Rents, Vendor Finance and working with Private Investor Finance.

I am the coach for the pin Creative Finance home study course. Also, I am blessed to work with the editorial team at Your Property Network Magazine, where I am lucky enough to be able to indulge my passions for teaching and learning through interviewing industry experts for the Podcast and hosting the various training programmes. These range from Development and The Portfolio Builder, to Serviced Accommodation. To be able to keep all these plates spinning I also work with Virtual Assistants and help other people to find, hire and manage their own VAs.

Beyond bricks and mortar? I am a lifelong believer in personal development, I love listening to a variety of podcasts, learning languages, photography, wellbeing, travelling and have lived in France and Spain for a few years. I have been a part of the Tony Robbins events team and a Top Performer on Simon Zutshi’s Mastermind 26.
I continue to invest in Chester, Wirral and Deeside, please connect with me to see how we can help each other.