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Market to watch in Q3 of 2024; Spain

Market to watch in Q3 of 2024; Spain

According to the IMF, Spain will end 2023 with a growth rate of 1.5%, which is promising. For 2024, the figure we're looking at is 2%. This steady growth might keep going since Spain's economy is expected to increase by 8.4% during the next 5 years, resulting in an...

UK Property Market May 2024

UK Property Market May 2024

10th May 2024 UK rents have reached an all-time high, fueled by a growing demand for property that surpasses the supply of new homes available. According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, rents have surged by 9.2% year-on-year, marking the...

Greece Property Market 2024

Greece Property Market 2024

10th May 2024 In 2024, Greece is set for a significant surge in investment, expected to rise by 15.1%, surpassing the 7.1% growth observed between 2022 and 2023, despite anticipated austerity measures in the state budget. This boost in investment is forecasted to...

Uk Budget; impact on our investors

Uk Budget; impact on our investors

24th March 2024 Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on residential property sales will see a reduction in the higher rate from 28% to 24% starting April 6, 2024, benefiting owners of second homes and investment portfolios. The lower rate remains at 18%, within an individual's...

Island life in Portugal

Island life in Portugal

Invest in Portugal’s magnificent islands, and get your Golden Visa In recent years, Lisbon and Porto have been on our radars for our SA investors looking to capitalize on a booming property market and gain citizenship.  This year the Portuguese government removed most...

Tips for managing your offshore investment property

Tips for managing your offshore investment property

The investment has been decided on, you're happy with the financials, but you don't want to be bothered at 3am to hear of a leaky toilet.  With offshore property consistently offering the best returns in property investment, the one question that forever pops up is...

Questions to ask your property advisor

Questions to ask your property advisor

Most will agree the most important piece of the investing  jigsaw is your trusted expert advisor.  After all, you can't know all there is to know about every aspect of every investment.  Putting your hard earned cash into offshore real estate is a big commitment, and...

What type of property is most in demand?

What type of property is most in demand?

Should you invest in 1 or 2 bedroom properties? Most investors assume that the more rooms you have, the more people you can rent your property to.  But this doesn’t always equate to the best yields or business model in buy-to-let investment. When deciding on what size...

UK Property up by 15%

UK Property up by 15%

House prices have risen sharply across the UK, driven by an increase of more than 15% in the year to May in the North West of England Official figures show property prices also rose at a rapid rate in Scotland, Wales and the North East of England. The Office for...

Which is the best Private Equity Fund for your Golden Visa?

Which is the best Private Equity Fund for your Golden Visa?

The private Equity Fund is SA's favourite route to Golden Visa right now   During covid times, the PEF (Private Equity Fund)  is a popular option for those wanting to get a Golden Visa by year end, before the law changes, (removing most cities from the program...

High-Speed trains: Property Hotspots

High-Speed trains: Property Hotspots

Ashford in the UK  has been turned into a property hotspot after the HS1 High-Speed train slashed journey time to London in half to just  40 mins.  In 90 minutes, you can be in Paris or Brussels.  Consequently, the local and regional economy is booming, with an influx...

PEFs V REITs: For investment & citizenship

PEFs V REITs: For investment & citizenship

Why PEF’s are taking over REITs In South Africa, owning and investing in tangible real estate has always been a solid go -to investment, and for good reason.  However, over recent years REITs (Real Estate Investment Trusts) have become increasingly popular, due to...

What is your property investment strategy?

What is your property investment strategy?

Property investment, especially offshore, is not a one size fits all approach.  A wise investor would work out their personal strategy that considers the investor’s personal situation, their goals, risk tolerance and future income requirements. The most common...

Grenada; views, returns & passports

Grenada; views, returns & passports

Grenada, the more unknown gem of the Caribbean is breathtakingly beautiful, and an emerging property market ideal for second home buyers and retirees, gaining popularity with South Afrticans' because of its affordable residency program.   Known as the “Isle of Spice''...

Nervous to invest in Student Accommodation right now?

Nervous to invest in Student Accommodation right now?

Historically the most resilient of all property asset classes, Student Accommodation is getting a bad rap during the recent and ongoing covid crisis.   The sector has had a turbulent year following lockdowns that closed universities and prompted thousands of students...

How to Choose a Location for an Investment Property

How to Choose a Location for an Investment Property

How To Choose a Location for an Investment Property There are a number of factors that help make a city a good proposition for property investment. Those cities that have strong price growth and the best rental yields in the UK all have these 5 things  in common: 1....

Commuter belts make excellent investment areas

Commuter belts make excellent investment areas

The changing times of COVID-19 and rapidly increasing property prices in cities mean that commuter towns are firmly on investors’ radar.  International property expert and founder of Hurst & Wills, Lisa Bathurst, says, “While, traditional property advice says that...

The high cost of waiting for the ‘perfect time’ to invest

The high cost of waiting for the ‘perfect time’ to invest

So many people are waiting for a better time to invest offshore and while they wait, they are wasting growth potential. International property expert and founder of Hurst & Wills, Lisa Bathurst, says, “Don’t wait to buy, rather buy an investment property and then...

Webinar recording – 3 June 2020

Webinar recording – 3 June 2020

Listen to our recorded webinar discussion with three industry experts on the topics of; - offshore property investment - wealth management - forex  

Porto

Porto

Porto, or Oporto as its sometimes referred to, is the lesser known Portuguese city, recently voted one of the best sites to invest in 2020, according to Forbes. As a property investment destination, Porto is becoming increasingly popular, offering prime property....