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 for UK-based investors. From pension liberation rules, to tax relief limits, to the introduction of a 3% Stamp Duty surcharge for buy-to-let landlords, these initiatives will suffocate UK buy-to-let profitability……

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Is the chancellor scaring pensioners off buy-to-let?

The UK property landscape has changed significantly in 2015. Firstly there were the pension liberation rules, which gave rise to news headlines of pensioners freeing up their pots of cash, to invest in bricks and mortar as ‘wannabe’ landlords. Official data from the ONS, Continue reading Is the chancellor scaring pensioners off buy-to-let?

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Pension power or pitfall? What role property?

This year has marked a new era in pension freedoms. Those 55 or over are meant to be able to freely access their pension pots (defined contribution, not final salary ones). This will empower some, or could create a whole new set of dangers. Why is that?

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Poland a property investment step ahead

Poland is staying a step ahead. As Europe is expected to grow 1.5% this year, growth in Poland accelerated to 3.5% in the first quarter of 2015, driven by strong domestic demand and facilitated by an improving labour market, Continue reading Poland a property investment step ahead

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Barcelona is best for property

As Spain is clawing back its economic buoyancy, it is starting to attract the attention of overseas investors and property buyers again. One city seems to be on everyone’s lips at the moment… Continue reading Barcelona is best for property

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Spanish Property Market – Cities the new Costas?

Spain – the battle of the Cities versus the Costas – Google Hangout

This Google Hangout hosted by Buy Association, focused on the latest hot topic in Spain, City Property vs Costa Property. This was held on Friday 13th  June 10 a.m. Louise was interviewed on her thoughts on this… Continue reading Spanish Property Market – Cities the new Costas?

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Property investor vs Stock market investor-are they different?

Inspired by listening to a successful investor, Terry Smith of Fundsmith at the recent 2014 UK Investor Show, I thought his style of stockmarket investing, warranted further exploration in a property investment context. Continue reading Property investor vs Stock market investor-are they different?

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Property in Spain – Cities vs Costas?

Spain’s property market is entering an interesting era, but why would you want to compare the cities with the Costas? Is there a comparison? Continue reading Property in Spain – Cities vs Costas?

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Is Property the new pension? What role overseas property?

Are you fed up with your pension and the returns it is delivering? Is inflation eating away at your investments? Do you want to achieve a balanced investment portfolio and not put too many eggs in one basket?

More people are talking about, and turning to, property because Continue reading Is Property the new pension? What role overseas property?

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Overseas Mortgage Finance-the challenge for 2012

It is emerging that obtaining finance for a mortgage is going to be more difficult to obtain in the future Continue reading Overseas Mortgage Finance-the challenge for 2012

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