Clear Advantages of Buying Property in France

France is undeniably one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with interesting medieval towns, attractive beaches, pristine mountains, stylish cities, and a culture based on the best things in life like haute cuisine and fine wine. This excellent mix of history, scenery, culture, sophistication, and a pleasant climate entices property buyers to purchase and own a property in France. And not to mention that day-to-day living in this country is remarkably reasonable and the property tends to be excellent value for money. These are just a few of the many reasons why some people consider buying a property in France. Buying a property in France can be complicated, but with its clear advantages in mind, the time, effort, and …

Tips for Bulgaria Buying Property

Bulgaria has had its fair share of both good and bad press over the past couple of years, but it is still an area which has proven very popular with Irish property investors. The obvious lure here is price, but the Irish have, in recent times, been acknowledged across Europe as property investors with an eye for an asset that will show good appreciation. Bulgaria is a politically stable country, and the introduction of a currency board in 1997 stabilized the country’s economy. However, as is the case elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe, legislation, including that governing real estate, is volatile and subject to frequent change. A foreign investor can invest in properties in Bulgaria either directly or through …

Processes in Buying Properties in Bulgaria

Before diving deep into real estate fiasco discussion let us first highlight some important basic information’s regarding Bulgaria. As you would know Bulgaria is located in southeastern Europe. Bulgaria is situated in the east-central portion of the Balkan Peninsula, bordering the Black Sea. Covering an area of 42,823 square miles and is almost rectangular in shape. Its position makes it a natural crossroad between Europe and Asia. Bulgaria has been noted as the third most popular world destination for property investment and holiday homes behind Spain and France. So what does buying properties in Bulgaria give you? Aside from the scenic views and welcoming neighborhoods and sunny climate and broad sand beaches, Bulgaria also boasts a low cost of lifestyle …

How is Buying Property in Spain Done?

One of the best places in Europe to buy a property is without a doubt, Spain. The weather is great and the lifestyle is better than most places in this region. But for those people that are into property investments the road can be troublesome at best. As you know there are three important words that you should remember in buying a property – location, location and location. Yes we all know this but it is sometimes quite amusing that most people who are buying property in Spain miss this fundamental point. Carried away by the views and a pushy sales pitch from a local property seller, foreigners usually falls into buying there dream home only to find out later …

Investors look at Philippine Condo Hotel or Condotel Property Investments

PLC International Marketing Networks has revealed that some institutional investors are trying to diversify their property portfolios through areas like Southeast Asia, China and beyond – with the Philippines heading the list, then Thailand, Japan, China, and Singapore property investments featuring in some portfolios. In the UK, “Investors are moving to new areas to find value” said Beth Collingz, Global Marketing Director of PLC International Marketing Networks based in Metro Manila and Cebu in the Philippines. “More and more of clients for Condotel Investments are coming from the UK. There has been a distinct market shift from US based clients over the past few months and we see that trend continuing over the winter months of 2006 and on into …

Hurricane Katrina Recovery: The Price of Rebuilding

President Bush and a number of other politicians are pushing for a huge rebuilding campaign for the devastated gulf coast region. Bottom figure estimates have the rebuilding costs pegged at 200 billion dollars while some have said that when it is all said and done the project will exceed one trillion dollars. Certainly, this will be the most massive renewal project ever undertaken in the history of the world. Can we afford this project? How will we pay for it? All Americans need to consider what this project will mean before giving their okay. Will politicians listen? It certainly remains to be seen. We have all been captivated by the human drama that has unfolded before our very eyes since …

How to Buy a Holiday Home Abroad

The thought of owning a second home in the sun or a ski lodge or mountain retreat where we can escape whenever the mood takes us is of course a commonly held dream. And with the simplification of re-mortgaging facilities, the affordability of home loans and the growth in underlying equity many of us have enjoyed on our principal residences, there couldn’t be a better time to turn that dream into a reality than today. Here’s how to buy a holiday home abroad and avoid all the common traps and pitfalls that people can fall foul of. First things first you need to decide whether it make sense for you to release the equity that has built up in your …

Bulgarian accession to the EU. The green light for the serious investor?

Bulgaria has recently met all the causes and articles for accession to the EU. Full entry is scheduled for early 2007. The country will immediately benefit from worldwide acceptance and a massive investment from the European Community. Bulgaria is at present a relatively poor country. The average monthly wage is just €280. Membership of the European Community will ensure that the transportation network, domestic and commercial utilities sector, labour rates as well as the fiscal and banking systems will all be brought into line to mirror their more prosperous European neighbours. With the increasing prosperity, along will come the private and corporate investors eager to cash in on the country’s new found wealth. Over the past three to four years, …

Bulgaria – The Best Property Investment In The EU.

Investing in real estate is regarded as probably the safest and most consistent way to increase your capital. Worldwide property investment is no longer the preserve of the super rich or readily connected but with the event of the internet and a simplified banking system, is open to all of us. Massive fortunes are built and grown through property investment and the sheer size of the global market offers the chance to build a property portfolio with even if you have the smallest budget. Emerging markets and the ready availability of cheap investments, can be you’re your pension plan and a source of regular income. The key is identifying the fastest appreciating areas with affordable property that will offer consistent …

Buy Property Abroad – To Close A deal RIGHT AWAY Is Not The Right Way

Have you ever wondered why Spain is the most popular place in Europe to buy property abroad or invest your money. Could it have anything to do with the spanish way of life or culture along with the weather or the friendly locals. Why so many people are choosing Spain as their prime location to buy property or a home abroad is purely because they want to. If you buy property abroad or intend on investing large amounts of money then do not expect an easy ride if you have not done your homework. Remember when buying property abroad whether it is Spain or anywhere else on the planet you need to remind your self – location location location. How …

Bahrain’s Real Estate Market Hot on the Heals of Dubai

The popularity and success of the real estate market in Dubai is well documented; but in sharp contrast Bahrain – which is one of the Middle Eastern property markets with the greatest potential – is little known and often overlooked. Bahrain has a small but well establish luxury real estate market; and recent changes to legislation allowing for foreign freehold ownership of property within certain real estate developments in Bahrain has created a surge of investor and consumer interest in the kingdom. The kingdom of Bahrain has long been home to a large expatriate community, with expats mainly heralding from the UK, Europe and the US. Expatriates living in Bahrain generally enjoy an incredibly high standard of living, substantial tax …