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Should you buy a property when on holiday?

Should you buy a property when on holiday?

It's that time of year again when thousands of families flee the UK's 'summer' and set off in search of warmer weather, a break from the office and perhaps, for some, a new home.

21 Jul 2017

Spain remains top destination for Brits moving abroad

Spain remains top destination for Brits moving abroad

The latest analysis from Rightmove has found that despite the allure of exotic faraway destinations, Britons prefer the sunny shores much closer to home when it comes to buying property abroad.

06 Jul 2017

French property given a Brexit boost

French property given a Brexit boost

One year after the vote to leave the EU it's clear that many Brits have brought forward their plans to buy a holiday home in France.

05 Jul 2017

How will the overseas property market be affected in 2017?

How will the overseas property market be affected in 2017?

After the “shocks” of 2016, how will the overseas property market be affected in 2017 and will the most popular areas still be of interest?

04 Jan 2017

Six Months after the referendum, are Brits still buying in France?

Six Months after the referendum, are Brits still buying in France?

December 23rd marks six months since the referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union. Since the announcement that Britain had voted to leave the European Union, the effects of this important decision have been visible in the international property market.

23 Dec 2016

Top tips for purchasing a ski property

Top tips for purchasing a ski property

The ski season is now upon us and many people will be jetting off to the Alps, Pyrenees, USA and Canada for some snow and après-ski.

09 Dec 2016

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

Latest Comments

brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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SecomTech
SecomTech 22 Jun 2017

AT Last...This was discussed years ago and there was a move towards landlords registering their bad tenants on a database..(can't remember where) It seems a logical step though our leaders will probably...

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Bertrand
Bertrand 02 Jun 2017

How about the Welsh Govt introducing a scheme to protect landlords against "rogue" tenants who are then taken to court for criminal damage to the properties they trash. Pretty unlikely I suspect and politically...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 25 May 2017

"Please don't pick a novelty tune-playing doorbell. They're not 'fun'. They're stupid." Laughed a lot to this. It's actually true, though.

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