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How should the Rand impact my decision to purchase overseas?

How should the Rand impact my decision to purchase overseas?

Looking specifically at the Rand /Pound currency pair there is so much volatility to be aware of. The perceived increase in the likelihood of a hard Brexit seems to have punished the Pound yesterday but we all know that the fundamentals of the UK are strong, this...

A land packed with opportunities

A land packed with opportunities

PORTUGAL offers buyers a range of relaxed, outdoor lifestyle choices: from beach fronts and golf estates to wine farms and ancient walled cities. "Although Portugal's Golden Visa opportunity has put it on the map, it is the relative affordability and outdoor lifestyle...

Identifying property hotspots for the best investment results

Identifying property hotspots for the best investment results

Buying investment property in an area considered a ‘property hotspot’ will considerably improve the success of your investment. This is especially important when looking at buying property abroad, but how does one identify a hotspot in places you don’t know well?...

Owning sought-after investment property in the UK is affordable

Owning sought-after investment property in the UK is affordable

Student accommodation is the most successful investment property asset class in the UK and it is much more affordable than people think, says international investment property specialist and founder of Hurst & Wills, Lisa Bathurst. According to Knight Frank*,...

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Experience and reliability when buying property abroad

Lisa Bathurst: Experience and reliability when buying property abroad

Buying investment property overseas can be extremely tricky. Not being from a place means you don’t have the benefit of local knowledge about the investment itself or the suppliers you are dealing with. Add to that complicated tax and visa regulations and you can see...

Properties you can buy for R5 million, here and abroad

Properties you can buy for R5 million, here and abroad

As more South Africans diversify their property portfolios, many are looking offshore in search of a good rand hedge and global growth. Diversification is a key wealth strategy but what can we actually get overseas with our rands? Here’s a list of what you can buy for...

Should you be investing in Apart-hotels?

Should you be investing in Apart-hotels?

The needs of business and leisure travellers are constantly evolving. In recent years, the serviced apartment industry has grown more than any other temporary accommodation class. This is a result of globalisation and the need for workers to travel more frequently,...

Portugal: An affordable citizenship property investment

Portugal: An affordable citizenship property investment

International property expert says Portugal offers excellent return on investment South Africans are increasingly buying property in Portugal and seeing excellent returns on their investments, as well as securing European residency for their families. International...

Portugal: Silver Coast offers value and beaches

Portugal: Silver Coast offers value and beaches

According to ‘The Independent’ newspaper, “Portugal’s Silver Coast offers value and beaches that are quieter and more Portuguese. New-build resorts promise to bring new interest and cachet to a region, and prices are predicted to double over the next five years.” The...

Build-To-Rent: The new Buy-To-Let

Build-To-Rent: The new Buy-To-Let

KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE AND MAKING IT WORK When investing in the UK property market, most of us would look to the Buy-To-Let (BTL) model. While this model has always played a crucial role in property investment, the UK property landscape has changed. Shifting tenant...

Why South African’s should invest in UK property right now

Why South African’s should invest in UK property right now

The rand’s positive reaction to the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as leader of the ANC means that South Africans are in the best position in years to diversify their investments with an overseas property portfolio. “The UK property market is ripe for SA investment, but...

Nottingham: the new UK property hotspot

Nottingham: the new UK property hotspot

Located in the heart of England, Nottingham is a vibrant and truly modern city. With a population of over 350,000 people and home to the legendary Robin Hood, Nottingham is known as the Capital of the East Midlands. Named 2nd best Buy To Let City in UK in 2017, the...