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
Some homeowners might have become unnerved by the shock move of the Swiss Central Bank to abandon its policy of pegging the Swiss Franc to the euro with a 1.2 euro cap, which has been in force since 2011.
The original purpose of this policy was to create stability Continue reading Overseas home owner, Polish property buyer, got a Swiss Franc Mortgage?Tags: International finance, Mortgage loan, overseas banks, Overseas finance, Swiss franc mortgage
Which are the rising economic stars in Europe and present a serious option for investors seeking solid investment returns. An interesting way to consider this is by seeing how cities fare against six criteria established by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) research ‘Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities’ Continue reading Investing in Property Abroad – 6 factors to evaluate an opportunity?Tags: European property, First Time Overseas Buyer, International finance, investment property, Kraków, Safe-haven, Warsaw
This is shaping up to be a key theme for overseas property investors in the short and medium term. The mortgage market is no longer black and white but ‘grey’, no longer sexy, full of Continue reading Fifty Shades of Finance–Property Investor Mortgages in EuropeTags: European property, European Union, International finance, Mortgage loan, overseas banks, Overseas finance, Spain
Louise Reynolds of Property Venture® was asked to give top tips on property investing abroad in a Buy Assocation Hangout Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Property Investing OverseasTags: Bank Repossessions, European property, holiday home, independent legal advice, International finance, investment property, Istanbul, Kraków, Safe-haven, Sipp, Warsaw
There are trends in property that come and go, some are fads and get-rich-quick schemes, others have more merit and so persist. Here are a few things to bear in mind when investing in property abroad: Continue reading Five top tips for sensible property investingTags: European property, Infrastructure, International finance, investment property, Istanbul, Overseas finance, Sipp, Top Tips
Getting mortgage finance for an overseas property purchase has never been that easy and so some buyers have taken out UK mortgages, as a means of financing a Holiday Home abroad or an overseas property investment. Well, now a new European law on mortgages seeks to harmonise mortgage regulation across Europe. What will it mean in practice? Continue reading Buyers of Holiday Homes Abroad, Overseas Property Investors-Europe’s new mortgage rulesTags: European property, holiday home, International finance, investment property, Overseas finance, Poland Mortgages, Property Abroad, Spain Mortgages
It is heartening to hear that the Eurozone seems to be dragging itself out of recession, growing by 0.3% for the first part of the year, ending 18 months of decline. Unsurprisingly Germany was a key driver of this growth.
What’s more, it is oddly shocking that Continue reading European property –back out of the starting blocks for investors?Tags: European property, Global Housing Market, International finance, overseas banks, Overseas finance, Property Abroad, Spanish Banks
A recent class action by British-based Solicitors Maxwell Alves, against Alpha Bank, Cyprus, for the alleged mis-selling of mortgage products denominated in Swiss Francs, has prompted Continue reading European Property Investment: Mortgages-which currency?Tags: AIPP, Europe, European property, European Union, Exchange rate, Hungary, International finance, Mortgage loan, off-plan, Turkey
Now is the time for some lateral thinking by First-Time Buyers. Getting on the property ladder might be easier Continue reading First-Time Property Buyers-what are they to do? Ski? Go Fractional?Tags: First Time Overseas Buyer, First-time buyer, Fractional ownership, International finance, investment property, Istanbul, Poland, Property ladder, Safe-haven, ski property, Zakopane