Property investors and a UK General Election fudge equate to…?

Like the financial markets, property investors prefer a clear cut result. Clarity of outcome is good for lucidity of thought and action. But a minority Conservative government is unsettling all round. Continue reading Property investors and a UK General Election fudge equate to…?

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Where in Europe to invest?

Given there are a raft of political elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany between March and September of 2017 – in addition to the UK serving Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon by the end of March, where should you be investing your money?

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UK Buy-to-let investing has been getting harder, but what’s the answer?

The reduction in mortgage interest tax relief may already be starting to make it more difficult for investors to get mortgages, as some lenders increase Continue reading UK Buy-to-let investing has been getting harder, but what’s the answer?

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Majestic Manchester – snapping at London’s heels

The UK, and the way it is viewed by the world, is going through change. Yet many fundamentals remain about the investment prospects of its key cities. Continue reading Majestic Manchester – snapping at London’s heels

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Dear Asian Investor – with UK property interests

Dear Asian Investor,
I realise you may be concerned about the recent BREXIT Referendum outcome and that there are lots of unknowns, but here are some answers to your concerns. Continue reading Dear Asian Investor – with UK property interests

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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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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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What’s the interest in buying Polish property for foreigners?

In a world of claims of sky-high yields and returns, (some of which turn out to be too good to be true) there is still a role for solid, reliable, investment returns. Continue reading What’s the interest in buying Polish property for foreigners?

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Property investor vs Stock market investor-are they different?

Inspired by listening to a successful investor, Terry Smith of Fundsmith at the recent 2014 UK Investor Show, I thought his style of stockmarket investing, warranted further exploration in a property investment context. Continue reading Property investor vs Stock market investor-are they different?

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