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Keeping an Open Mind on Overseas Property – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we considered a European league table of buy-to-let yields, published in May 2016 by the international currency firm, World First. It revealed an interesting pattern in which many of the EU’s strongest economies […]

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Keeping an Open Mind on Overseas Property – Part 1

Many British investors naturally favour the UK market when it comes to deciding on a buy-to-let purchase. After all, they are more likely to be familiar with the prevailing market conditions and they will probably have a better understanding of […]

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UK Property Investment Market – Have recent Budget changes resulted in a paradigm shift?

Over centuries many asset classes have come and gone, many investors have made their money and departed and trends in the investment market have peaked, troughed and disappeared. Property has been the most significant investment by the vast majority of […]

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Rentals on the Rise

May 2016 has seen rents hit an all-time high in various regions across Britain. In April, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains, rents rose by 0.3% month on month, which represents the fastest rate […]

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Making Sense of the Brexit Claims

As the date of the EU referendum approaches, the Remain and the Leave camps both appear to be making increasingly forthright claims about the economic implications of exiting the EU. For investors, the threat of lower property prices has been […]

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Property and Parenthood

People invest in property for all manner of reasons but two of the most commonly expressed relate to the ideas of retirement and parenthood. The first is the desire to build up assets that will help protect one’s standard of […]

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Rentals and the Burden of Cost

Earlier this year, before George Osborne raised Stamp Duty on buy-to-let properties, various commentators warned that the great majority of landlords would respond to the move by increasing their monthly rental fees. It was by no means an outlandish forecast. […]

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Property Prices in May 2016

The topic of house prices is never far from most property investors’ minds but, this month, it has been drawing particular attention. Firstly, it has become something of a political hot potato. On 8th May, George Osborne used it to […]

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Safety in Numbers?

Good property investment decisions are invariably based on accurate data and rigorous research. And that’s quite proper because buying a BTL property can be one of the most important financial decisions that many families and individuals will ever face. A […]

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The Northern Powerhouse

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at the rising fortunes of northern cities such as Manchester and Liverpool. We’ve noted that Manchester in particular, with its buoyant economy and rising population, has been attracting increasing investor interest – particularly from […]

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