It has been a while since I visited the city centre of Birmingham. Having been to look around the University of Birmingham in 2017, this trip did not take me beyond the University campus area. And what a revelation it was. I still had memories of the Bull Ring of yesteryear embedded in my mind. Continue reading Bold Birmingham builds its futureTags: European property, foreign buy-to-let, investment property
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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?Tags: Buy to let, foreign buy-to-let, investment property, Risk & Reward, tax
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……
Continue reading 2016 buy-to-let abroad boosted by UK tax changes?Tags: Barcelona, Buy to let, European property, foreign buy-to-let, investment property, Kraków, Poland, Spain, Valencia, Warsaw
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 and how lending would be affected by new Continue reading Europe’s lending rule like UKIP policy: anti-foreign?Tags: European Union, foreign buy-to-let, holiday home, International finance, investment property, Mortgage loan, Overseas finance, Property Abroad
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 up Continue reading Poland, from zero to hero, an economy and property marketTags: foreign buy-to-let, investment property, Katowice, Kraków, Lodz, Warsaw
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 the unassuming Polish powerhouse, what’s in store for 2015? Continue reading What have Spain, Turkey and Poland got to offer in 2015?Tags: economy, European property, foreign buy-to-let, holiday home, investment property, new build
What’s the interest in buying Polish property for foreigners?
In a world of claims of sky-high yields and returns, (some of which turn out to be too good to be true) there is still a role for solid, reliable, investment returns. Continue reading What’s the interest in buying Polish property for foreigners?Tags: foreign buy-to-let, investment property, Katowice, Kraków, Lodz, Poland, Risk & Reward, Value buying, Warsaw, Zakopane
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?Tags: Buy to let, foreign buy-to-let, investment property, Istanbul, Kraków, off-plan, overseas property, property strategy, Risk & Reward, Warsaw
Buying Off-Plan Property-7 steps to off-plan heaven?
Around the world, off-plan in property markets have provided many investors with great opportunities to add profitable buy to let properties to their portfolios, or buy a holiday home at a keener price. Before embarking on such a purchase it might be worth Continue reading Buying Off-Plan Property-7 steps to off-plan heaven?Tags: European property, foreign buy-to-let, holiday home, new build, off-plan, Overseas Buying process, Property Abroad, Risk & Reward
Istanbul Property or Real Estate Investor? Then think Marmaray tunnel
Turkey’s house prices are buoyant, rising strongly, by nearly 7% year-on-year at the mid point of 2013 (on an inflation-adjusted basis). Even more so when you consider nominal prices (headline figures, not inflation-adjusted), which reflect a rise of 16% over the same period.
So where are property investors putting their money these days? Continue reading Istanbul Property or Real Estate Investor? Then think Marmaray tunnelTags: European property, foreign buy-to-let, Infrastructure improvements, investment property, Istanbul, overseas property agent, Safe-haven, Turkey