3 Sobering thoughts for soon-to-be investors

As the holiday season draws to a close and many holidaymakers return home, some may still hanker after far-away places, with their minds shifting from holiday-making to investment-making. Continue reading 3 Sobering thoughts for soon-to-be investors

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To diversify investments? Or not?

In some respects it is a good idea to diversify investments so that you are not overly reliant on one source of wealth creation. A sudden change in fortunes of one asset class, or geography, can have a disproportionate effect Continue reading To diversify investments? Or not?

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Where in Europe to invest?

Given there are a raft of political elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany between March and September of 2017 – in addition to the UK serving Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon by the end of March, where should you be investing your money?

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War Room Strategies for Property Investors. What’s yours?

Whilst some of c.1.75m landlords in the UK waited with baited breath in November to hear if Philip Hammond was going to undo the ‘Osborne legacy’ of Residential property taxes, others girded their loins to act, given the 5th of April is just around the corner, when the tax changes start to kick in. Others remained none-the-wiser and have not really thought things through.

Which type of investor are you?

Louise Reynolds presents at Investor Strategy seminarDuring a recent seminar I ran with other property and tax experts, it became apparent that not only will taxation be heavier for Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords, but also cashflow can be affected too. This is not a straight forward tax calculation and it can have unintended consequences.

For one, a lower rate tax payer can be drawn into a higher rate tax bracket without realising it.

Whilst some landlords have already acted and have set up a Limited Company, as a vehicle for making further investments, this isn’t always the right solution for everyone and indeed, doesn’t mitigate all of the tax changes.

Other investors have started selling some of their property portfolio or begun paying down mortgages, or simply decided to bite the bullet and pay more tax.

There are more complex structures that exist, hybrid-type schemes taking elements from the Limited Company set-up and aspects of the Limited Liability Partnership vehicles, which sound highly attractive, but tend to be more appropriate for those planning to expand their portfolios in a big way in the future, given the high costs associated with such a complex structure.

There are other more simple solutions too. To find what might be the best solution for you please get in touch for a low key discussion info@property-venture.com

Louise Reynolds, Director of award-winning European property investment firm Property Venture®

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Property Venture® is an award-winning, European Investment property company who helps build portfolios and the purchase of holiday homes in Europe, with common-sense advice.

The focus is mainly greater Europe: UK investment property, Managed Property in France, German property investment, buy-to-let and homes in Poland, Spanish city and Costa property, Cypriot homes

On the Advisory Board and a Member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) the business has been vetted, approved and voluntarily commits to Industry Regulation and the Professional Code of Conduct. We are known for our quality customer service and non-pressurised approach to sales. Take a look at what our clients say

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European property investors: 3 things from Autumn Statement

As a landlord or property investor in the UK and Europe, what three messages should you draw from the UK’s Autumn Statement?

Louise Reynolds, Director of award-winning European property investment firm Property Venture®

Our clients get regular updates on hot deals and the latest changes in the property market. Want these? Go here

Property Venture® is an award-winning, European Investment property company who helps build portfolios and the purchase of holiday homes in Europe, with common-sense advice.

The focus is mainly greater Europe: Managed Property in France, German property investment, buy-to-let and homes in Poland, UK investment property, Spanish city and Costa property, Cypriot homes

On the Advisory Board and a Member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) the business has been vetted, approved and voluntarily commits to Industry Regulation and the Professional Code of Conduct. We are known for our quality customer service and non-pressurised approach to sales. Take a look at what our clients say

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Commercial the new Residential following Autumn Statement?

By following through on plans to reduce Corporation Tax and boost productivity through infrastructure investment, Philip Hammond tries to ensure the UK is an attractive place to do business, as we grapple with Continue reading Commercial the new Residential following Autumn Statement?

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Affordable Island holiday home investment in continental Europe

A recent site visit took me to an island just off the Atlantic coast of France – which some of you might recognise Continue reading Affordable Island holiday home investment in continental Europe

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UK Buy-to-let investing has been getting harder, but what’s the answer?

The reduction in mortgage interest tax relief may already be starting to make it more difficult for investors to get mortgages, as some lenders increase Continue reading UK Buy-to-let investing has been getting harder, but what’s the answer?

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Majestic Manchester – snapping at London’s heels

The UK, and the way it is viewed by the world, is going through change. Yet many fundamentals remain about the investment prospects of its key cities. Continue reading Majestic Manchester – snapping at London’s heels

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Berlin’s property market – maximising returns

Are you chomping at the bit to invest but not sure which way to turn? Feeling a bit cautious given how future relationships with Germany Continue reading Berlin’s property market – maximising returns

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