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5 Tips for Being a Successful Landlord

The buy to let industry in the UK is booming right now. Millions of people are investing in property as a way of enjoying a regular income and making capital gains, but although there are lots of reasons why property investment is a smart move, it isn’t always a smooth process. Becoming a landlord can […]

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What is an ‘Off the Plan’ Property and How Can you Buy One?

What exactly is OTP? When an investor buys a property off-the-plan (OTP), they’re buying properties directly from an architect or developer’s blueprint, ones that are partially or just about to be built. This is a strategy that allows them to potentially save some money and capitalise on the investment in about a year’s time. OTP […]

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60 Per Cent of American Real Estate Sold to Foreigners and Investors

A recent study by Capital Economics that found that 60 per cent of property sales are to foreigners and investors, most of them paying cash. This is in addition to home sales being at a 50 year low, and existing home sales falling by nearly 10 per cent in February 2011 to their lowest level in nine years.

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Where the British are Buying Investment Property

The British are indeed renowned for their penchant for purchasing investment properties outside of the British Isles, and a survey featured in The Telegraph stated that at present 430,000 properties overseas have British owners. The most popular locations are France and Spain with a 25% share. An additional 25% are located throughout Europe. 75% of homes cost less than £300,000.

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The Real Estate Market in Australia

Luxury real estate agent Michael Marquette of award winning agency Marquette Turner Luxury Homes brings you some short and sharp facts and figures to assist you in understanding the Australian real estate market as it currently stands.

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Where in Asia Pacific? 2009 Investment Opportunities

The recently released Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2009 report, has set out where it sees the top markets for investment in 2009. The report is based on the opinions of internationally renowned real estate professionals, including investors, developers, property company representatives, lenders, brokers and consultants.

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Where in the World? 2009 Investment Opportunities

A recent study by non-profit organisation, The Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE), reveals the best opportunities in the world for real estate investment, and the results are perhaps surprising.

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15 Residences, Four Seasons: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Fully managed and serviced by Four Seasons, the 15 Private Residences on Bora Bora represent one of the most exclusive and desirable resort – home opportunities in the world. Providing either lagoon or Pacific Ocean frontage, these rare and precious homesites range from 0.5 to 1.25 acres.

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Buying Real Estate: Know the Limits When Buying Strata-Title Properties in Australia

Shane McNally from Australian Property Investor writes: Around Australia, commonsense plays a major role in defining common and private property but the experts urge investors to take nothing for granted. Understanding your rights and obligations, they say, could prevent a lot of heartache and expense at a later stage. The states and territories vary in […]

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