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?

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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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Greece – GREXIT or not – Where’s Archimedes to make the maths tally?

Markets don’t like uncertainty and the Greek debacle is taking its toll on the Euro. This may be good news for property buyers outside the Eurozone, Continue reading Greece – GREXIT or not – Where’s Archimedes to make the maths tally?

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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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A view from Benitachell Northern Costa Blanca

The Northern Costa Blanca is deemed to be slightly more exclusive than its Southern counterpart, with build density, generally-speaking, lower and the landscape tends to be a bit lusher and greener. If this sounds appealing, take a forty second tour of what you can buy there and it looks attractive even on a cloudy day

This modern villa is built to a high standard with all the mod cons which you don’t always get Continue reading A view from Benitachell Northern Costa Blanca

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Considering buying a Spanish Holiday Home?

Given recent reports of the property price slide halting and pockets of Spain starting to get back on its property-feet, it might be timely to think of a few basics Continue reading Considering buying a Spanish Holiday Home?

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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 the unassuming Polish powerhouse, what’s in store for 2015? Continue reading What have Spain, Turkey and Poland got to offer in 2015?

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Spanish Bank Repossession Property–‘Bestie’ or ’Beastie’?

With Spanish homes at their cheapest in Europe and prices on the turn, is it time to revisit the best way to buy a Holiday home in Spain? Continue reading Spanish Bank Repossession Property–‘Bestie’ or ’Beastie’?

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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 to play for the overseas property buyer, but varies by country, and location within those countries. Continue reading Is Off-plan property buying hot again?

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Looking for a cheap Holiday Home Abroad? In Spain? Or a great value one?

There is constant talk of the price of property in Spain, whether it has gone up, down, entered a plateau, or risen in some cities but not others.

And some of the latest official government statistics Continue reading Looking for a cheap Holiday Home Abroad? In Spain? Or a great value one?

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