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Plunging pound prompts US expats to triple UK investment

Plunging pound prompts US expats to triple UK investment

According to research by chartered accountants, Bambridge Accountants, the slumping value of sterling has unleashed a wave of investment from the 200,000 US expats living in the UK.

27 Oct 2016

Ex-pat Brexit bounce on Scotland's west coast

Ex-pat Brexit bounce on Scotland's west coast

The EU referendum result is providing an unexpected boost to the property market on the west coast of Scotland, according to a local land and estate expert.

17 Oct 2016

New versus old – which foreign property is right for you?

New versus old – which foreign property is right for you?

As the summer comes to a close, some people will still be thinking longingly about their holidays and wondering whether to buy a property abroad.

13 Oct 2016

SHARIO signs agreement with Spanish Land Registrars Association

SHARIO signs agreement with Spanish Land Registrars Association

In a move to improve housing market transparency, the Second-Home & Resort Industry Observatory has signed an agreement with the Spanish Land Registrars Association.

05 Oct 2016

Investors say Sì! to Italian property

Investors say Sì! to Italian property

According to TheMoveChannel.com's latest Top of the Props report, Italy climbed four places in August, re-entering the top five most popular destinations and claiming the coveted third spot.

29 Sep 2016

Overseas investment: 5 reasons to choose Cape Verde

Overseas investment: 5 reasons to choose Cape Verde

With just a few months until the opening of Llana Beach Hotel in Cape Verde, The Resort Group PLC has revealed that just a few properties are now left to buy.

07 Sep 2016

The Resort Group PLC announces huge surge in bookings ahead of latest launch

The Resort Group PLC announces huge surge in bookings ahead of latest launch

The Resort Group PLC has confirmed the opening schedule for its latest Cape Verde development, Llana Beach Hotel.

19 Aug 2016

USA: Overseas investors still chasing the American dream

USA: Overseas investors still chasing the American dream

According to the latest report from TheMoveChannel.com, US property has stolen back the number one spot from Spain in July 2016, becoming the most sought-after country on the property portal, for the sixth time this year.

17 Aug 2016

Huge increase in Brits wanting sell their Spanish home

Huge increase in Brits wanting sell their Spanish home

New data from Sell4LessSpain.com has found that there has been a 700% increase in Brits wanting to sell their Spanish home since the June 23rd referendum.

27 Jul 2016

Overseas buyer enquiries up 50% post referendum

Overseas buyer enquiries up 50% post referendum

According to deVere Mortgages, the UK's decision to leave the EU has triggered a huge 50% rise in mortgage enquiries from overseas buyers.

20 Jul 2016

 

5 reasons EU property investment is still a good buy for Britons

5 reasons EU property investment is still a good buy for Britons

The prospect of Brexit has triggered some Britons to defer plans to move to a European Union country or purchase a second home in EU destinations, such as Spain or Portugal. Conversely, many Britons are continuing with their planned property purchase.

15 Jul 2016

Demand for Spanish property hits 10-month high

Demand for Spanish property hits 10-month high

According to TheMoveChannel.com, demand for Spanish property has reached a 10-month high.

14 Jul 2016

Overseas property sector – should there be doom and gloom?

Overseas property sector – should there be doom and gloom?

Overseas property and finance expert, Simon Conn, has over 35 years’ experience in the overseas property market and in this article, gives his opinion on overseas property investment in the wake of our decision to leave the European Union.

13 Jul 2016

France reclaims top spot for overseas property buyers

France reclaims top spot for overseas property buyers

France overtakes Spain with 53% of overseas mortgage enquiries

04 May 2016

What are the pros & cons of buying a off-plan overseas property?

What are the pros & cons of buying a off-plan overseas property?

Rich Moore, UK Sales Director at The Resort Group, takes a look at the arguments for and against buying an off-plan overseas investment property.

25 Apr 2016

Downsizing to Spain remains top choice for retirees

Downsizing to Spain remains top choice for retirees

The latest research by Quick Move Now has found that silver surfers are considering retiring abroad in growing numbers with Spain still their preferred destination.

14 Apr 2016

Top Tips on buying a home overseas in 2016

Top Tips on buying a home overseas in 2016

Whether it's a detached villa with pool on Disney's doorstep in Florida, a stylish apartment close to the beach in Spain or a perfectly located country retreat in Portugal, the overseas property market is awash with great value properties for those who know where to look.

17 Mar 2016

How will Brexit affect buying French property?

How will Brexit affect buying French property?

23rd June normally passes by unnoticed, a summer's day around half way through the year when many people are looking forward to their summer holidays.

29 Feb 2016

What makes a good buy-to-let property overseas?

What makes a good buy-to-let property overseas?

Many of us dream of owning a second home abroad. It becomes our personal getaway, where we can take time out in idyllic surroundings.

06 Feb 2016

Underwriting issues for European mortgages

Underwriting issues for European mortgages

Despite the tricky financial climate we live in, scores of Brits are still taking the plunge and either emigrating, or buying a second home abroad.

28 Jan 2016

Spain reigns supreme for Britons buying abroad

Spain reigns supreme for Britons buying abroad

Spain soars ahead with 46% of overseas mortgage enquiries in 2015.

20 Jan 2016

Could overseas property be more attractive to UK purchasers in 2016?

Could overseas property be more attractive to UK purchasers in 2016?

With the UK buy-to-let market becoming more costly in April because of the UK Government’s proposed tax increases, overseas property and mortgage specialist Simon Conn believes buyers could be considering more seriously other international destinations in 2016.

08 Jan 2016

Spain remains top choice for overseas investment

Spain remains top choice for overseas investment

According overseas mortgage specialist, Conti, the list of overseas property hot spots is dominated once again by Spain.

27 Oct 2015

Costa Blanca top choice for British property investors

Costa Blanca top choice for British property investors

As British property investors resume their love affair with Spain, it’s the Costa Blanca which is proving to be top choice, accounting for 27% of Spanish mortgage enquiries received at Conti over the last three years.

21 Sep 2015

Melissa Porter's top tips on buying abroad

Melissa Porter's top tips on buying abroad

Melissa Porter has worked as a broadcaster for fifteen years, hosting shows including BBC's Get a New Life and ITV's Fly to Buy, to name a few. She is also a house builder and interior designer and offers her own tips on making the right choices when considering buying a home overseas.

16 Sep 2015

Is Bulgaria back on the map for property investors?

Is Bulgaria back on the map for property investors?

Many holiday home and ex-pat hot spots have been and gone over the years. The south of France had its time and so did Spain. But Costa Del Sol is now Costa Del Done - it’s time for Bulgaria’s time in the sun.

03 Sep 2015

5 top tips for protecting yourself when buying abroad

5 top tips for protecting yourself when buying abroad

Elaine Ferguson, Head of the OverseasGuidesCompany.com Resource Centre, spends her days speaking to those who are in the process of looking for property overseas – discussing their fears in the current climate.

05 Aug 2015

Desert Island Bricks

Desert Island Bricks

According to the latest Island Report from Knight Frank, island living is on the up. Luxury, seclusion and sea views are inspiring many buyers to opt for an island second home rather than one on the mainland.

05 Aug 2015

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Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 09 Nov 2016

Fear of ghosts, really?? Ok, I get the fear of bats in the attic and mice and rats running under your nose - those are easy to deal with pest issues which are really unpleasant and can turn you off. But...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 08 Nov 2016

In my experience, It has always been a matter of discussion between the landlord and the tenant. There are cases when it's clear who's responsible for the pest control costs. I see a lot of people in forums...

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warren
warren 08 Nov 2016

There you go buddy :)

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Agent_PeeBee
Agent_PeeBee 07 Nov 2016

Any reason why my comment to this 'article' has not been published?

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Sean Lees
Sean Lees 04 Nov 2016

I don't think anyone can say dogs or cats are better or worse; depends on the animal, its age, how long it's left inside, etc. How bad the mess is depends somewhat on whether you are renting furniture...

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daniel black
daniel black 25 Oct 2016

I've been keeping a close eye on what the effect of Brexit has been on the rental market and it's a very mixed bag. Whilst the majority of the news focuses on London's market. I think this time next year...

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Northerner
Northerner 20 Oct 2016

Any views from outside the M25? No wonder politicians can't get the housing big picture when everyone seems to think that London is the yard stick, when it absolutely is not.

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