John Howard’s Inside Guide to Property Development and Investment for Newcomers

John Howard’s brand new book “Inside Guide to Property Development and Investment for Newcomers” is due for release on the 28th June 2018.

This insider’s guide from someone who’s been there and done it all is priced at £9.99.

The insightful read offers a complete guide to all aspects of property development and investment. Not only will this book help you to make a profit from property, it will also save you time and money.

So, you want to become a property developer? But where do you start? And how do you make a success of property investing? In this book, John Howard shares his vast experience in property development and investment. He offrs insider tips and hard-nosed, practical advice on the business of property development, with unique insights that have made him a successful property developer. In this book, you’ll learn…

The basics of how to get started and actually put a deal together. Where to find funding and investors for your property deals. How to avoid common problems and pitfalls faced by novice investors. A simple process of how to buy and sell property. Which types of property to choose—flats or houses, residential or commercial, urban or rural? Where to find and buy properties, from auctions to online. Which type of property development to go for—renovation, restoration, or new builds? What sort of property developer you want to become Tips on buying to rent and buy-to-let mortgages. Whether to trade in a rising market or dropping market. How to avoid going under during property recessions. How to choose and work with builders, estate agents, and solicitors.

Whether you’re a first-time investor, a complete beginner, have already purchased a few properties, or are currently working in property, this book is for you! If you want to become an independent self-sufficient property developer, this book will help you maximise your profits.

John Howard has bought and sold over 3,500 houses and flats in his 35-year career so far. He is also Director and Shareholder of Auction House UK, the number one property auction business in the UK, and Director and Shareholder of a number of estate agencies across East Anglia.

Contact John to find out more.

ISBN 9781789014785
 Distributor: Orca Book Services. Tel: 01235 465521 Email:

Thema subject category : VSH – Housing & property for the individual: buying/selling & legal aspects paperback 216 x 138 mm 136pp Portrait

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New landmark for Ipswich skyline as crane moves into place at Winerack

One of the largest mobile cranes in Europe has moved into place as contractors R G Carter carry on putting up scaffolding to cover the building before it can be finished off.

The crane moved in over the weekend and is expected to start lifting the scaffolding into position soon as work on the unfinished skeleton which has been a feature of the town’s skyline for a decade moves up a gear.

It will also be used to put up a tower crane which will be at the site for several months as work progresses on the project.

R G Carter director and general manager James Wilson said: “Work on the site is progressing well, and the 500 tonne mobile crane, which helps erect the tower crane, will be in place in the next few days.

“This will enable us to put in place more scaffolding and continue the development of the project.”

The Winerack is being completed for Ipswich property developer John Howard who has battled for years to get a deal to allow the work to start.

When complete at the end of 2020 the building will have 149 flats and 5,000 square feet of business space – providing about 56 jobs.

The first homes in the Winerack – Mr Howard decided to retain the name after the description became so popular around the town – are expected to be ready for occupation next year.

The building was left as a skeleton after the original developers City Living fell into administration at the height of the property crash – leaving the building as a symbol of the recession over Ipswich Waterfront.

As work started contractors from R G Carter took a picture from the roof of the building over the Waterfront during the glorious Bank Holiday weekend.

Once the Winerack is complete, it will represent the completion of the redevelopment of the former Paul’s Malting site on the Waterfront – although its specialist grain silo remains in place at the Stoke Bridge end of the Waterfront waiting for a new use.

Words by: Paul Geater – EADT 

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John Howard announced as the new Chairman of the Ipswich Conservative Association

On Wednesday 28 March the Ipswich Conservative Association held their Annual General Meeting where local businessman and property developer, John Howard, was voted to become the new Chairman.

John, who is majorly involved in both the development of the 149 apartment ‘Winerack’ on the Ipswich Waterfront and the new Lower Brook Street scheme said he is “honoured to be voted chairman at what is a very important time for the association.

“There is an awful lot of very positive work going on right across the Country behind the scenes and I feel it is our duty to ensure that these messages and accomplishments by the Conservative government are heard by everyone in Ipswich.

“The Conservatives have been hugely successful in reducing the rate of unemployment which is estimated to hit a near 50-year low and currently below market expectations at 4.3%, coupled with making a further £10 billion available for the Help to Buy Scheme for First Time Buyers and such facts need to be told by the association so that they are known locally. These are just two of the many examples of how the Conservative Party are driving Great Britain forward.

“I believe it is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in the Conservative Party and over the next year, we will have stronger social media presence to ensure we are appealing to and reaching everyone, as well as other initiatives reconnecting with youth – something that Brandon Lewis the National Chairman is currently supporting.”

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The Winerack – Construction work to start in January 2018

Contracts for work on the waterfront building have now been signed and construction is set to begin in January 2018.  A total of 149 residential units and 5,000 square feet of commercial space will be created. The work is now due to be complete by Christmas 2020.

Funding for the redevelopment was agreed in the spring earlier this year and after months of legal work, the contract for the work has now been awarded to R G Carter Construction.

Utilities work on the site has already begun, and the erection of a tower crane during May 2018 will be the first significant sign of progress.

John Howard, of Ipswich Wharf Developments, said: “This has been more than just a business project for me – I’m Ipswich born and bred so I’m pleased to be turning this infamous blot of the town’s skyline into fabulous homes for local people.

“Ipswich has a huge amount to offer and it’s great that all the partners involved”.

The full story and interview can be viewed on

Go ahead given for work to start on developing the 'Winerack' building on the waterfront in Ipswich. Pictured L-R Iain Dunnett from New Anglia LEP, John Howard Developer and James Wilson from R G Carter.

Go-ahead given for work to start on developing the ‘Winerack’ building on the waterfront in Ipswich. Pictured L-R Iain Dunnett from New Anglia LEP, John Howard Developer and James Wilson from R G Carter.