News - Archive for June 2010

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Depending on what you read, there would seem to be a great debate as to whether your own home (your primary residence) is an asset or a liability. Initially the answer might seem obvious, but on closer inspection, is it actually that clear? We take a closer look at what's what, in an attempt to specifically define exactly where the answer lies...
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It's not unusual even for those who do have a will to assume that everything will be covered by their existing will after buying a holiday home or a foreign investment property. As many have discovered, some at very considerable cost (in some cases beyond the value of the initial investment itself) this is not necessarily case....
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The secret to successfully buying overseas real estate sounds simple: find the right property in the best location and buy it for the lowest price possible. But this foolproof formula is harder to get right than it sounds....
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An IPIN exclusive in depth interview between Peter Debs (Bridgepoint Ventures) and James Pape (Andrew James Development Group) covering questions and answers regarding the US Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) What is Section 8?, How it works, How investors can take advantage of it, and specific advice from two very experienced real estate investment professionals.
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When demand for property in popular locations begins to outstrip supply it is increasingly common for individuals to look for alternative real estate investment opportunities. Off plan property purchases have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in destinations which have experienced rapid growth....
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After having sat through George Osbournes Emergency Budget speech with the sound of harrumphing akin only to the deafening drone of vuvuzelas at a world cup game, we bring you as promised, the low down on the UK economy as it affects property investors after the Coalition Governments Budget.
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Over the last few years, Morocco has begun to establish itself as a credible destination for property investment, as a growing tourism industry and an economy which escaped the worst of the global economic crisis are helping to raise its profile among individuals looking for a long-term return on investment....
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The news follows Global Property Guide's mid-2010 report, which also confirmed a resurgence in confidence and strength of the worldwide markets....
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Despite the economic turmoil which many countries are currently experiencing, a number of recent property reports are suggesting that the world's real estate markets are starting to pick up and once again offer the potential for rich rewards....
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There is good news for the global property markets as we pass the midway stage of the year, with many on the way to recovery following the global economic crisis, but some countries will offer real estate investors a better return on investment than others....
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Italy has always been a popular destination for property investment speculators, with a high quality of life, competitive prices and favourable weather helping to ensure that it is able to boast a strong tourism market and reasonably safe economic background....
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The rise in Buy to Let property investment has been phenomenal in recent years, waning only lately due to the lack of available credit insofar as mortgages are concerned. A common question now though is, (particularly with the financial world being so turbulent), what is the best way to manage a Buy to Let portfolio, and the pros and cons attached?
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Buy to Let property investors in the UK market may be interested to learn that the coalition government has decided not to press ahead with the uptake of a new national register for landlords within the country....
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With all eyes focused on South Africa and the start of the 2010 Football World Cup and several other markets preparing to host major sporting events in the next few years, we take a look at the potential for property investment in various regions....
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Variety is often described as the "spice of life", as without it things just would not be the same, so how can we apply this particular proverb to property speculation? As with any sort of investment, the phrase "don't put all your eggs in one basket" springs immediately to mind....
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Whilst the term "distressed" when applied to property is not all that new, in the past couple of years the term has certainly become more prevalent in the industry, especially in the US. With this article we outline some of the key points regarding distressed property and things to bear in mind when considering it as an investment....
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Commercial property is becoming an increasingly popular method of investment, with a new survey demonstrating its expected growth. Aberdeen Asset Management has found that out of 166 UK-based pension funds that it had interviewed, two thirds had exposure to property and 36 per cent were looking to increase their holdings....
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Real estate investors around the globe can expect to see a rise in the number of distressed properties entering the market during the second quarter of 2010, with the US and Ireland leading the way.....
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So far we remain blissfully unaware as to the coalition government's plans for changes to capital gains tax (CGT) ahead of the emergency Budget later this month (June 22nd), but fears over a proposed rise are ensuring that some property investors are putting their homes on the market....
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With the media already swamped with World Cup warm up fever, we now have the onset that is the veritable epitome of visual entertainment. Big Brother 11....
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With the recent furore surrounding the restructuring of Greek debt and fears that it will have a profound effect on economic recovery, how is the real estate market going to cope?....
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Steady recovery in the global property markets is expected to be witnessed over the course of the year, with the US market offering the best return on investment (ROI) for individuals who decide to invest in property....
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Buying a property abroad for investment purposes is becoming an increasingly popular pastime, with the latest figures demonstrating a large rise in interest for overseas property....
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As we reported on June 3rd, Global Property Guide's most recent survey of international house values pointed to a recovery in the worldwide real estate market, with European countries performing well....
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Contrary to popular belief, the aim of the Goldman Sachs BRIC's report was not to provide a guide for investors on where they should put their money, but more an exercise by Goldman Sachs in understanding investment trends.....
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Many investors like to stick to the principals of investing in developed markets such as the UK and the US, where regulation and transparency work with investors to provide a relatively stable environment....
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Individuals who have decided to invest in property around the world will be pleased by the latest statistics to have been released by Global Property Guide....
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The point of diversification is to primarily spread risk. By spreading risk across different investment tools, you reduce the chances of your entire investment capital being wiped out in a sudden market movement in the sector that you happen to be invested in....
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An increasing amount of financial advisors are recommending that their clients consider looking into commercial real estate investment opportunities compared with residential property....
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