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8 Important Questions to get the Right Estate Agent

Selling your home can be one of the most nerve-racking things you can do in life and is considered to be more stressful than actually buying one. Statistics state that on average, people typically move house six times before they reach the age of 45. Buying a house will probably be the biggest financial investment you make, so when it comes time to sell it, it is important you use the right estate...

Things to Consider When Buying a Retirement Home

Retirement estates or villages are developments built specifically for older people. The services offered on each development will vary – some estates offer a discreet estate manager service for older people who want to continue to live independently in private homes. They tend to be in good locations with landscaped grounds, and offer a luxury lifestyle with some support but generally no care. By...

9 Tips to Sell Your House Quickly

Selling a home can be a stressful process in itself, and one of the main reasons a house may stay on the market is that there are a few things putting people off. Being organised and spending a little bit of money to make your home look its best can considerably reduce the time it takes to sell your home and thus reducing this stress. We have put together a list of 9 tips for selling a house, because...

Luxury Décor Upgrades That Will Up the Value of Your Home

It’s normal to consider the resale value of your home when deciding what kind of upgrades that you want to make. This is especially true if you’re going high-end and want to spend on luxury upgrades. Homeowners usually prioritize renovations that offer a good return on their investment. They’re more inclined to spend more on a project if they think they’ll get it back and then some if they ever...

6 ways to increase buy to let property income

There is little doubt that buy to let properties can offer excellent investment opportunities, but it can still come with an element of risk. To achieve a good rate of return on your investment (ROI), it needs to be managed very carefully. We list 6 ways to get the most out of your buy-to-let property investment. Location, location, location Choose the right location for the property. Location is...

Data Released on Largest Buy to Let Lenders

UK Finance has just release data on the UK’s largest buy-to-let lenders. Lloyds Banking Group was listed as the largest buy to let lender within the UK in 2018, with a total exposure of £5.53 billion, equivalent to 13.7% market share. Lloyds also has the highest amount of mortgage loans outstanding at £50.97 billion in 2018, a market share of 20.3%, which is down from £52.51 billion in 2017 and a...

Leave voting areas lead in house price growth

Leave-voting areas lead in house price growth since Brexit referendum New research reveals that house prices in leave areas have grown most Castle Point, Wellingborough, and Thanet see greatest increase Remain voting areas of London like Kensington, Westminster, and Richmond struggle After yet another Brexit delay, new research has revealed how property prices in Leave-majority areas in England and...

Singapore better for Property Investment than Hong Kong

The fortunes of two of Asia’s hottest property markets are diverging. Singapore is now ranked No. 1 for real estate investment prospects in terms of price increases in 2020. Hong Kong, buffeted by months of violent anti-government protests, has plunged to the bottom of the list from 14th place in 2019. That’s according to an Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP report released Tuesday...

PBSA – Purpose-Built Student Accommodation as an Alternative Investment

Could investing in new student housing and accommodation properties be an alternative in the current housing market? From Liverpool to Newcastle and now London, a shortage of beds for university students has become another issue adding to the shortage of housing in the capital and beyond. London now ranks as the world’s largest market for students with full-time students at 300,000 and a quarter of all...

Which areas of the French Riviera are most popular with British buyers?

The French Riviera remains a firm favourite and the main coastal towns such as Cannes, Antibes and Nice are amongst the most popular. But some of the villages in the back country such as Mougins, Valbonne, Grasse and Saint Paul de Vence are also particularly popular this year with the Brits. Moving slightly further West, the Var has seen an increase too because it is close to the Riviera but offers a more...

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