Buy-to-Let on Naughty Step, Commercial property ‘Teacher’s Pet’

What has George Osborne’s 2016 Budget done for property? Given how unsurprising this budget was expected to be, there have been…
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Cameron tussles with Tusk over Brexit

Now there’s an interesting situation. David Cameron is negotiating with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, but also a…
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2016 buy-to-let abroad boosted by UK tax changes?

The UK buy-to-let scene has changed. A series of policy moves have made overseas buy-to-let, a whole lot more attractive…
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Difference between an estate agent and superglue?

Estate agents come in for a lot of flak. Almost as much as bankers. Yet part of the problem is…
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Europe’s lending rule like UKIP policy: anti-foreign?

Is the Mortgage Credit Directive a Regulatory-step too far? Two years’ ago I wrote about impending changes to property financing…
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Poland, from zero to hero, an economy and property market

Over the last twenty five years Poland has transformed from a state-controlled economy, to one where market forces have buoyed…
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Overseas home owner, Polish property buyer, got a Swiss Franc Mortgage?

Some homeowners might have become unnerved by the shock move of the Swiss Central Bank to abandon its policy of…
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What have Spain, Turkey and Poland got to offer in 2015?

With house prices stabilising in parts and foreign national buyer interest stirring in Spain, full-blown infrastructure projects in Turkey and…
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Is Off-plan property buying hot again?

Oddly enough many thought off-plan buying had fallen out of favour, but we are finding it has a persistent role…
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