27. March 2017 11:06
It’s a funny word, ‘average’. We use it as part of our decision-making processes, like when we look at ‘average’ temperatures to decide where and when to go on holiday.
But in many other contexts it can be quite a damning word – ‘an average student’, ‘a pretty average performance by United’; it implies mediocrity.
So is there any such thing as an ‘average’ buy-to-let investment?
Not in our first sense – because every property is different, every landlord is different, every location is different and every tenant is different.
But in our second sense there certainly is.
Because by definition you’re looking for an average house in an average street &ndash... [More]
23. February 2017 16:53
Recently, the Cyprus property market has begun to record significant recovery due to increasing interest from foreign investors.
In December, sales to foreigners rose 162% in comparison with figures of the same month back in 2015, as reported by Cyprus’ land registry. In the same report, it was revealed that foreigners accounted for up to 31% of all buyers in December 2016.
This positive growth from sales to foreign buyers has been linked to the modifications in the investment-for-citizenship and residency schemes which the government instituted last year. The program states that a foreigner can get a full Cypriot citizenship and earn the right to live, work and school in all 28 European Union (EU) countries when they invest in the ... [More]
3. December 2015 14:34
The world’s wealthiest people are choosing to invest in properties outside of where they normally live, and the most popular locations are the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland, according to a new survey released this week.
The survey, which was published by Wealth-X and Sotherby’s International Realty, considered those with assets above US$30 million, otherwise known as ultra-high net worth individuals (UNHW). The report was compiled using Wealth-X’s proprietary wealth intelligence derived from their staff of global researchers.
In his welcome note, Philip A White Jr, President and Chief Executive Officer at Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC comments: “The world’s UNHW populat... [More]
14. September 2015 15:37
It's not very often that there's alpine ski property for sale in St Anton Austria, but Kristal Spaces can announce that work is about to begin on an exciting new project, which is now available for investment.
The ski resort of St Anton is, as the Telegraph points out, "rated among the top five resorts in the Alps for very good reason". The combination of stunning Tyrolean scenery, challenging slopes and one of the liveliest après-ski scenes in Austria makes it a magnet for holiday-makers — and therefore the perfect location for anyone looking to invest in Austrian ski property.
TripAdvisor describes St Anton as offering "some of the best expert skiing and one of the liveliest après-ski scenes in the Arlber... [More]
31. July 2015 10:58
London is once again the most popular tourist destination in the world, with businesses to benefit from £13bn of tourist spending in 2015, according to a report from Mastercard. It is also home to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses and start-ups, while more than half of the FTSE 100 listed companies have headquarters in central London. This all adds up to massive potential for businesses that establish or move to the capital.
However, the costs can prove too rich for some companies, especially those looking to set up in one of the five main business districts – the City, Westminster, Canary Wharf, Camden & Islington, and Lambeth & Southwark. The number of graduates, working age population, and even the cost of ho... [More]
30. July 2015 16:07
The UK's capital city boasts some of the country's most lavish and expensive properties. Attracting wealthy international buyers and celebrities alike, London offers a vast range of premium properties both for rent and for sale, with a choice of modern masterpieces and traditional interiors.
Whether you would like to add some of these properties to your dream lottery-win wish list, are currently searching for a new home, or are looking for a luxury short term rental, then feast your eyes on the best flats that London has to offer.
London's business district has long been associated with luxury apartments offering stunning views over the Thames. However, this two bedroom penthouse covers more than 2000 square feet and has a l... [More]
28. July 2015 10:25
Named in 2013 as one of the top five places to live in London, Chiswick is particularly popular with families. Situated in the Borough of Hounslow, one of the main advantages of Chiswick is its peaceful atmosphere. Residents here can take full advantage of living in this thriving capital city, while enjoying the quiet of this leafy district.
If you are considering moving to the capital or would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of central London, consider Chiswick for a more relaxed way of life.
Chiswick may once have been a modest fishing village surrounded by agriculture, but it has become a popular and wealthy area. This is particularly evident in the district's property. You will find a diverse style of hou... [More]
29. May 2015 11:34
Shrewd property investors on the lookout for lucrative property investments in the United Kingdom are increasingly turning their eye to the commercial property asset class. With UK interest rates held at 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England and stocks and shares considered too risky by most and certainly not giving good returns, it is little wonder this sector is seeing an increasing number of speculators.
Airports are big business: Glasgow Airport accounted for a record number of travellers in 2014, with on average 22,000 passengers per day travelling through the airport. When using the airport, a good proportion of those users will require car parking, and this is why clients of FJP Investment have been investing in Glasgow Ai... [More]
22. April 2015 15:44
Whether you are looking to sell or extend, the importance of adding value to your home cannot be overemphasised. Most people understand this. The challenge however is finding the funds required to make the improvements that will increase the value of your home.
Personal loans are most of the time the obvious option but it is often difficult to get favourable rates if your home improvement is going to cost more than £10,000. This is where secured loans come in. Meeting the requirements for a secured loan is relatively straightforward and you can be sure to get approval and better lending rates even if you need £100,000 to achieve your dream home improvement. This has made it easy for many homeowners to get the righ... [More]
26. March 2015 11:24
London is home to some of the largest corporate entities in the world – but that luxury doesn’t come cheap.
Indeed, the opposite is true. As reported by national newspaper the Telegraph, London is the most expensive city in the world for homeowners, edging past Tokyo and New York in the price stakes.
The average property in the British capital comes in at £2,000 per square foot – and it’s keeping all but the richest out of the city.
However, any budding business owner should have pound signs in their eyes at this prospect – just imagine all the wealthy clients you could coax to your business in the capital.
A shop to let in London can come ten a penny, but you’ll need a top-notch letting agency ... [More]