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 investorsTags: Buy to let, European property, investment property, Mortgage loan, Overseas finance
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
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
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
Cyprus has never been in the press so much. This time not due to property-related news, but to do with how the Cypriot authorities are treating people’s money Continue reading Cyprus Holiday Home owners-affected by financial fiasco?Tags: EEOs, holiday home, Mortgage loan, Title Deeds
In light of stumbling progress in the Eurozone, many currencies have strengthened against the Euro, thereby creating stronger buying power in Europe. Sterling has emerged Continue reading Overseas exchange rates-when did they last help you so much?Tags: Euro, European property, Exchange rate, Foreign Property, Forex, International finance, Mortgage loan, Overseas finance, overseas property agent