Buying Homes in Portugal: A Way to A New Paradise

In Portugal, there are so many different cities and towns that you can choose to go to or buy property from. There are certain things to be considered in buying a property, the weather, best location, can bite your taste and comforts you. In Portugal, they are abundant of that domain. Like other countries there are rules to be followed in having a property. Here are the some of the basic steps to help you understand the procedures and legal acts that are required in acquiring a property in Portugal: • The use of government licensed estate agent, for at least they are bonded by State in the form of an Insurance Cover that may be claimed against in the …

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 …

Buying property abroad

It is said that no two countries in the world have the same legal systems, nor are the systems and policies that rule the acquisition of property the same. Unfortunately, people who are buying property abroad often assume otherwise, making them susceptible of getting into a mad run with the legal intricacies of a foreign property market. But thanks to the European Union you can now take some comfort in the knowledge that the foreigner buying property abroad are now subjected to the same rules and regulations as the locals or any othe EU citizens for the matter. But don’t be so relaxed because even though the EU have already systematized the property buying procedures there are still some amendments …

Buying Tips for France – Part 1

1. Why buy a place in France? Buying a French home is a major financial decision, so it’s important to be clear about your objectives. Are you looking to make an investment, or do you plan to relocate and work, set up a business, or even retire? If your purchase is a holiday home, will you make long weekend trips, or lengthier stays? Answering these questions will help identify the type of property best suited to your needs, and its ideal location. 2. Where to buy your French home Obviously we’re big fans of the Languedoc, but France has 21 other regions too! France is a huge country boasting a wide variety of landscapes, several climatic zones and numerous micro-climates; …

Buying Property Tenerife-A Mouth Watering Prospect

What’s with the Tenerife property that makes the Europeans crave for it? Certainly, the wonderful climate in the place is probably the biggest reason for buying one. The therapeutic ambiance that surrounds the place attracts more and more people to go there. There are numerous wonders in the world that people get interested of. But for some, it just simply becomes a dream because they don’t have the opportunity for visiting such places. Nonetheless, for those who can afford it, here are some interesting tips. Buying ones own property in Tenerife, Spain is a very fascinating prospect for so many Europeans from the more Northerly climates and in particular for those from the United Kingdom. The majority of Tenerife property …

Essential Information When Buying Property in Spain

Buying a property in any foreign country including Spain can be a difficult undertaking especially if you do not have the essential information needed in order to arrive at a sound decision. There are lots of things to consider before deciding what to buy such as legal issues, fluctuating markets, mortgages, and estate agencies. There is also a lot to deal when it comes to language differences, market differences, and taxation differences. But these issues will be addressed one by one if you just have sufficient information for you to analyze all there is that you have to know before you buy a property in Spain. Here are some of the essential information that will sure help your decision: Off …

How to Start Your Overseas Real Estate Portfolio

Real estate is a tried and tested asset class and the majority of people agree that as a long term investment commodity there is nothing really to beat it for consistently returning strong growth and increasing yields…however, when a country’s housing market goes temporarily cold as real estate prices move outside of the affordability gap, real estate investors often look overseas for the development of their property based portfolio. Currently the real estate markets in countries such as the UK and US are slow and the ability to profit from property locally is reduced – therefore more people than ever are thinking about moving their focus abroad and starting an overseas real estate portfolio to enable them to build a …

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 …

How to Estimate the Market Value of a Property

Often people fail to make a profit from property investment when they do not understand the true market value of their chosen property, both in terms of resale and rental income. Investors hoping to purchase a run-down home or off-plan development and sell it on at profit when the work is complete; a practice known as flipping, are often caught out by over-inflated prices or under-estimated renovation costs. On the other hand, buy-to-let investors can be seduced by suggestions of high rental values and then disappointed when these do not materialise. Whether you’re planning to flip a property or buying-to-let, it is important to ensure that you do not pay over the odds, as money saved on the purchase price …

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 …

How to sell your home fast and efficiently!

What better way to sell your house fast than by using the Internet? You can find a company that will allow you to forget everything about financial difficulties, making you an offer and showing you that the selling process doesn’t need to be difficult or alarming. A fast house sale doesn’t equal with high commission fees and if you choose a reliable company, you will know that! A free estimate form awaits you online, but you will have to pay increased attention to the details you provide. Be sure to mention that you are interested in making a fast house sale as they need to know what your intentions are. If you go online and search for companies that offer …

How to Plan Your Retirement Abroad

A growing number of international citizens are contemplating the concept of taking early retirement, escaping the hectic monotony of the daily grind and retiring abroad in a low cost location to make the most of their retirement savings. If you’d like to live overseas to escape the high costs of living associated with countries such as American and Britain for example, this is a guide to planning your retirement abroad so that you don’t run out of money, you don’t run out of friends and you never lose your adventurous spirit. When contemplating retirement the majority of us seem pre-programmed to only consider the far reaching financial implications of never bringing in an income again! But the fact of the …

BULGARIA – The Hype, False Urgency and Exaggerated Returns

Did you see the episode of the BBC2 program ‘How to pay off your mortgage in 2 years’. In this episode the man of the family travelled to Bansko, Bulgaria looking for an investment property. I am not sure of how much he had to spend but he was taken to view a number of properties by an agent from an ‘un-named’ agency and charged a whopping 1000 Euros for the privilege of doing so. Now this in itself should have started alarm bells ringing. Many agencies in Bulgaria, both Bulgarian and British owned charge a viewing fee. Some charge a set fee for a day’s viewing while some charge per mile you need to drive to view properties. Now …

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 …

Britain’s Real Estate

The five ghastly “Jack the Ripper” murders took place in an area less than a quarter square mile in size. Houses in this haunting and decrepit no man’s land straddling the City and metropolitan London could be had for 25-50,000 British pounds as late as a decade ago. How things change! The general buoyancy in real estate prices in the capital coupled with the adjacent Spitalfields urban renewal project have lifted prices. A house not 50 yards from the scene of the Ripper’s last – and most ghoulish – slaying now sells for over 1 million pounds. In central London, one bedroom apartments retail for an outlandish half a million. According to research published in September 2002 by Halifax, the …

Buying a House at Auction is Very Good Investment

All house prices are still rising popular areas, homes usually already under contract by the time the estate agent’s board goes up. People should also find another sources a part from estate agent Every year around 40,000 properties are sold at auction in the UK – many at up to 30% below high street prices. Auction firms always focus on unusual, hard-to-value premises like churches and village halls, commercial lots with potential for change to residential property.Usualy properties which need renovation get sold though the auction. This is why most of the time you going to find yourself in competition with professional property developers. To get property at auction requires very careful planning, full attention to details and good nerves. …