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Portugal Property Market Set For Strong Growth

The prospects for the Portugal property market in 2019 after a strong 2018 look encouraging.  This is despite the reduction in investment from British buyers. In 2008 60% of buyers on the Algarve originated from the UK and Ireland according to Knight Frank.  Demand from Britain has been in slight decline with the uncertainties over Brexit a major f ...

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France Property Remains Popular With British Buyers

France has long attracted buyers from Britain as well as expats from around the world.  The market remains strong and we set out expectations for 2019. France is a destination with many attractions in a large and diverse country.   Whilst the north of France offers a climate that is similar to southern England the climate in many areas is very attractive with over 300 hours of sunshine in the sout ...

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Spanish Property Market 2019 – Expectations

What is the outlook for the Spanish property market as we move in to 2019? Spain has traditionally been the most popular for British property investors buying a home abroad and British buyers have been the largest group of foreign buyers in Spain. What impact is Brexit having? Spain’s property market was heavily impacted by the global financial crisis in 2007/08.  The impact of the financial crisi ...

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How To Buy Property Abroad Safely – Our Top Ten Tips

How do you buy property abroad safely? Many people are attracted to the idea of buying an investment property or second home abroad, maybe to allow them to retire abroad. How do you ensure that you buy the right property and minimise the potential risks involved? The number of people buying abroad fell after the global financial crisis in 2008, and the continuing uncertainties of Brexit have impac ...

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Brexit Fears Give Expat Property Investors The Edge

According to Offshoreonline, the specialist expat and international mortgage broker, Brexit is creating an opportunity for expat and international investors in the UK market as the uncertainties are causing property price rises to slow and even reverse in some areas of the UK. Written by Offshoreonline for Expat Network   Brexit is causing many UK property investors to hold off purchase decis ...

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Skipton Extends Expat Lending To Include Studio Apartments

Skipton International, who provide buy-to-let mortgages for British expats in England, Wales and Scotland, has responded to the increasing demand for all types of investment buy-to-let property, by extending the terms of its mortgage proposition to include studio apartments valued at £250,000 and above. Broadening the scope of its lending criteria will offer Skipton’s customers a wider range of po ...

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Florida Buyers Guide

If you are thinking about buying property in America, Florida is a popular area for property investors around the world.  Benoit Properties provide their guide to buying in Florida. Taken from an article by Benoit Properties   For investors looking to purchase an asset which is stable, offers good returns, and is well located, Florida ticks all of the boxes. As a world leading economy, the US ...

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Global Cities At Risk Of A Housing Bubble

Investing in property in major cities can offer good returns but you need to avoid buying at the top of the market.  Benoit Properties look at the Bubble Risk of the markets around the world. Taken from an article by Benoit Properties   When considering adding to your property portfolio, a major part of your research should include ensuring that you are not purchasing an asset at the height o ...

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Stamp Duty Proposals For Foreign Investors: Will It Affect UK Demand?

Proposals to increase stamp duty for overseas purchasers of property will have an impact on the UK property market.  Benoit Properties set out the impact that they expect to see on foreign property investors. Taken from an article by Benoit Properties   Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference, Theresa May announced plans for overseas purchasers of UK property who do not pay tax in Brita ...

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Silver Lining To Brits Leaving Spain

Overseas mortgage specialist, Simon Conn, sees potential opportunities from reports that a number of British residents are leaving Spain. Spain’s National Statistics Institute’s provisional figures indicate a drop from 293,475 in 2017 to 285,698 in 2018. This follows a drop of 5,827 in 2017 over 2016.  With the uncertainties of Brexit it is likely that this is a temporary fall, but the indications ...

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