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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Overseas home owner, Polish property buyer, got a Swiss Franc Mortgage?

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?

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Cyprus-Is this the fastest turnaround in Europe yet?

Now not many of you may be thinking of Cyprus as a place to buy a holiday home, given what the country and economy went through at the beginning of 2013, Continue reading Cyprus-Is this the fastest turnaround in Europe yet?

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Fifty Shades of Finance–Property Investor Mortgages in Europe

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 Europe

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Five top tips for sensible property investing

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 investing

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Gazumping in Spain’s property market?

Amid speculation as to the true value of Spanish property, it is certainly true to say interest and enquiries are picking up in this much-loved holiday home destination. So let’s take a look at what is happening.

According to The Economist, Spanish house prices are still Continue reading Gazumping in Spain’s property market?

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Overseas Property Trends for 2014 – what’s in vogue?

With things shaking up in the UK and property starting to take off again, we take a look at what will be in vogue overseas in 2014. Continue reading Overseas Property Trends for 2014 – what’s in vogue?

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Buyers of Holiday Homes Abroad, Overseas Property Investors-Europe’s new mortgage rules

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 rules

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European property –back out of the starting blocks for investors?

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?

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Spain property and Spanish Banks– reasons for optimism?

There has been a subdued feel about Europe for some time, so it is always welcome when there is something positive to say.

Spain seems to be getting its house in order and is said by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to have Continue reading Spain property and Spanish Banks– reasons for optimism?

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