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
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?Tags: economy, holiday home, investment property, luxury property, Overseas finance, Safe-haven
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
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
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?Tags: Coastal Property, gazumping, holiday home, new build, Overseas finance, Spanish Banks
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?Tags: investment property, off-plan, overseas banks, Overseas finance, overseas property agent, Poland, Spain, Turkey
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