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Volatile European Currency Markets to Remain

The unpredictable currency markets over the past month have kept traders entertained and many economists are predicting that more volatility is to come. The euro in particular has been attracting much sceptical feeling, with fears that some European leaders are not fully supportive of the recent bailout measures....

Thursday 27 May 2010

Understanding Real Estate Investment Trusts

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) were originally introduced to the market in the US in 1960 and have been around ever since, gradually making their way to destinations further afield. Basically, a REIT can be described as a company that manages a portfolio of real estate to earn a profit for its shareholders....

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Australia to get Tough on Overseas Investors?

Recently released figures by the federal government in Australia have led to calls from many to tighten restrictions on overseas investors in the country. The body has revealed that during 2009, foreign property investment accounted for....

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Coalition Manifesto Published – How is Property Affected?

Finally, the new Liberal Democrat/Conservative coalition has published its after-election manifesto. It is a sizable document which offers a selection of prospective policies, promises and pledges which it hopes the electorate will welcome with open arms....

Monday 24 May 2010

Austerity Cuts Boosting Investor Confidence in Portugal

Individuals are returning to the Portuguese market and looking to invest in property following the influx of distressed bargain hunters that flooded the country last year. Agents and developers are beginning to report a shift in demographics in line with economic recovery....

Friday 21 May 2010

Top 5 Common Mistakes When Investing in Property

Property investment can be a profitable business.... if you get it right. Many have made mistakes and lost money instead of gaining from their ventures. We list the top 5 common mistakes made so hopefully you can be more assured of a profitable property investment.....

Friday 21 May 2010

Understanding Capital Gains Tax

May 22nd is the day that all UK-based property investors are likely to be waiting for with bated breath after new chancellor George Osborne announced that the first Lib Dem/Conservative emergency Budget will be held on that date....

Thursday 20 May 2010

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Thursday 20 May 2010

The 10 Commandments of Property Investment

To avoid sinning when investing in property, try to follow these 10 commandments and you should be on your way to a heavenly investment experience. The following points are a simple guide on what should be taken into consideration before investing in property for the first time.

Wednesday 19 May 2010

EU Bailout: Short-Term Fix for Long-Term Problems?

Europe was the welcome beneficiary of measures to protect the zone's most indebted nations earlier this month. In the latest attempt to ward off fears surrounding the Greek economic crisis and restore faith in European markets, the European Union has stepped in with a huge bailout proposal that is designed to protect its vulnerable economies....

Wednesday 19 May 2010

Is the US Property Market on the Verge of Recovery?

Finally, a bit of positive news comes out of the US property market, as the latest statistics released by RealtyTrac show that, for the first time in 40 months, foreclosures have fallen in April in comparison to last year....

Tuesday 18 May 2010

Chinese Property – Heading into a Bubble?

Property prices in the Asia-Pacific region are performing strongly at the moment, putting European and North American markets to shame with their price rises and rapid development. The recent Knight Frank Global Real Estate Market report said that the region had generally rebounded well - especially in the second half of last year - after experiencing a slowdown in trade during the latter part of 2008 and early 2009....

Friday 14 May 2010

Is Dubai on the Road to Recovery?

The most recent information relating to the property market in Dubai has hinted that recovery may be on the cards. Colliers International has reported that real estate values in the region climbed four per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous quarter, but what does this mean in real terms for real estate investors?

Friday 14 May 2010

How Can I Become a Property Millionaire?

Whilst investing in property won’t guarantee a place in the national rich list, we have taken a closer look at how property millionaires are made, and some of the fundamental rules they apply to get there. A study conducted by the high street bank HSBC revealed that property has made more millionaires than the UK national lottery has in the 15 years since it started...

Friday 14 May 2010

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

NDA’s usually contain very specific information, typically including exactly what type of information cannot be shared, and then exceptions for when this information is allowed to be shared. NDA’s usually lasts for a pre-determined length of time, which is generally specified within the agreement.

Thursday 13 May 2010

Euro Crisis Could Lead to Increase in Sales

The pound has had a torrid time of late, its value reached a record low in March - against the Australian and Canadian dollar - after the financial markets feared Britain was heading towards its first minority government since 1974....

Thursday 13 May 2010

The Future of Buy to Let in the UK

Recently, landlords have been faced with an uncertain market as pressures on the economy have led to falling property values and expensive mortgage repayments. The pressure placed on the Buy to Let market was further compounded after the chancellor used the Budget to promise to make buying property easier for first-time buyers, which sparked fears that renting could be set to go out of fashion....

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Stock market investing

Investing in the stock market has long been considered to be a successful method of securing returns that can far outweigh ones that can be gained from a traditional bank or building society....

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Gold as an Investment

Gold has long been held as a popular vehicle for investment by numerous speculators. Many individuals purchase the precious metal because it is generally viewed as being a safe investment.....

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Australian Real Estate: Property Bubble or Buoyant Market?

Any investors with a keen eye will have noticed that Australia's property market has been enjoying significant price rises over the past few years. A rising population and lack of new builds is helping to ensure that the majority of individuals who purchased real estate in the country can now expect to enjoy significant returns....

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Mortgages and the economy

As economic conditions progress and regress over time, homeowners are often the ones who feel the effect. With the property market and home loans directly tied to the prosperity of a country's economy it is important for savvy investors to ensure that they are clued up before they enter the market....

Monday 10 May 2010

The recession and how it has affected the Spanish and Cypriot property markets

The global economic crisis has had a profound effect on a number of property hotspots around the world. With recession tends to come a doom and gloom environment for a country's real estate market, but opportunities can also present themselves for savvy investors looking to exploit the fall in prices....

Friday 07 May 2010

US property market falling back on track?

The US property market has long been a favourite destination for investors, with its diverse mix of property and climate combined with an ever-popular tourism market making it a favoured destination for professional and amateur investors....

Friday 07 May 2010

Euro worries boosting strength of sterling

A strong exchange rate will normally lead to an increase in activity from overseas property investors as they look to capitalise on the potential to get 'more property for their money'. Essentially, a country's exchange rate is influenced by the demand for the currency in international markets....

Friday 07 May 2010

Brazilian property investment

According to the latest survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, developing economies in Latin America and Asia have been demonstrating confidence about their future, with the markets leading the way in terms of the property and economic revival....

Thursday 06 May 2010

All about Buy to Let investment

The Buy to Let market in the UK is continuing to post improvements and provide investors with a viable opportunity to make a profit, it has been claimed. According to Mortgages for Business, there are an increasing number of chances for individuals to gain access to finance and those with good credit and organisation can take advantage of the current market....

Thursday 06 May 2010

Saving and Investing Explained

When planning your finances it is important that you understand the similarities and differences between saving and investing your money. It can be argued that both the practices complement each other, with savings being used as a means for investment in most cases....

Wednesday 05 May 2010

Understanding Stock Market Crashes

Understanding how and why stock market crashes occur is an important thing for any investor to know, to ensure that they are well prepared should the worst happen....

Wednesday 05 May 2010

A guide to buying property at auction

Buying property at auction is favoured by some because of its quick process; it is far quicker than regular property purchases. As soon as the gavel falls the deal is done. There are bargains to be had when buying at auction, but it is important to know how, and what to buy that makes them true bargains. We have put together a guide to help investors through the auction buying process.

Tuesday 04 May 2010

A basic guide to leverage

Many of us have heard about it, but what is leverage with respect to property investment, and how can one make the best of it?

Tuesday 04 May 2010