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Category: Investment News

Demand for housing continues to rise across the UK

  With over 30% of London homes currently being sold for considerably less than their original asking prices, it’s fair to say that 2017 hasn’t started particularly well for homeowners looking to sell. That said, for many years it’s been an unwritten rule that hardly anyone really expects to get their asking price- Marylebone estate […]

What are these new tax laws?

If you’re an international investor, Lawsons and Daughters an estate agents in Hammersmith mentioned it’s vital to keep across taxation developments so you know what to do with your property portfolio. Last year the UK introduced Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for overseas investors, bringing taxation rates in line with property owners in the UK. This […]

Why Are French Leasebacks Such A Safe Investment?

Investing in homes overseas can be a great way to accumulate wealth. But before parting with your cash, an investment strategy needs to be developed. Where should you invest your money? What risks are you willing to take?

Many emerging property destinations, which were so popular during the height of the global property boom, have now fallen out of favour with most property investors, due to the high-risk, high-return, boom-bust nature of investing in these new markets.

A lot of investors have now returned to investing in safer property markets, where the economic fundamentals remain strong and the risks are far lower.

Take France for example. The recent global credit crunch had much less of an impact on the country’s economy, ensuring that it was the first European nation to come out of recession last year.

New flights to Dordogne make it simple to enjoy a grape escape

Now quicker and easier to engoy the Dordogne….

The much anticipated new direct flights from Manchester to Brive Dordogne Valley airport by low-cost airline, Jet2 will now make it even easier for Brits to enjoy a ‘grape escape’ to one of France’s most popular wine producing regions.

El Gouna shines as Egyptian holiday hotspot

Despite the global downturn, it seems that Egypt remains one of the most sought-after holiday destinations with a 13% increase in the number of British visitors according to the latest data from the ONS’s International Passenger Survey.

Comparing British passenger numbers to the same time last year, the UK Office for National Statistics revealed substantial growth in the number of all-inclusive holidays to Egypt booked by Britons.

Best Bet Brazil

Author: By Saundra Satterlee, freelance property journalist for the Daily Telegraph and Guardian Brazil is a vast resource-rich emerging nation. Since Lula da Silva became president in 2003, the country has made unprecedented social and economic strides. Not only was Brazil little affected by the subprime crises that almost sank the west’s financial system, poverty […]

Pump some Biofuel into your Portfolio for Peak Performance

As successful investors will know the secret to a robust portfolio is diversification, strategically spreading risk between stocks, shares, traditional investments and increasingly, alternative investments. Interest in biofuels as an alternative investment has grown in recent years as savvy investors move to capitalise on the serious situation we face, namely that we are currently using more crude oil that we are finding it and so new sources of renewable energy must be found.

Istanbul Property Investment – Top Choice?

Turkey investment property is still right at the top of investors’ wish lists in 2010 as up-to-date data from the Real Estate Investing Partners Association (GYODER) reveals a 6 percent growth in the sector in Q4 2009.

Due to the availability of up to 70% finance, The Hampton’s development, situated on Istanbul’s European side is experiencing significant investor demand. These luxury studio units boasting sea and city views offer an attractive 7.5% guaranteed rental for two years and with finance can be invested in with as little investment as £13,500.

Surge in Demand for German Solar Energy Investments as Feed-in Tariff Reduction Approaches

The solar energy world leader (as seen on the BBC), Germany, is currently seeing a spike in demand for Solar Energy Investment as the timeframe that you have to ‘plug in’ before the cut in the feed-in tariff (FIT) looms.

10 Tips When Buying an Overseas Property – Make The Right Choice!

10 Rhymes & Reasons to Help you make the Right Choice!
There are plenty of other motives to invest in an overseas property. Each destination and country has its own setting and unique tourism attractions that you can benefit from in different ways.