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Avoid the pitfalls when investing overseas

The opportunity looks enticing, but when considering purchasing a property outside of your home country, beware of the pitfalls which could cause concern in the future. The main issues are:

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Buy-to-let investors in prime central London fall by a third

The average price for buy-to-let properties has fallen 27% to £816,429 over the last 12 months. Homebuyers now represent 45% of all purchases, tripling their share from 2016, with the

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Brit home buyers wasting £370m a year on unnecessary mortgage broker ‘advice fees’

BRITS WASTING £370 MILLION A YEAR ON UNNECESSARY MORTGAGE ADVICE FEES   Mortgage brokers are ‘double dipping’ on mortgage customers to the tune of a third of a BILLION pounds

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Tax implications for landlords

With the full effects unlikely to be felt for another three years, the buy-to-let landscape looks set for some big changes. Since April 2016, three major tax changes have impacted

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ONS HPI: Foreign investors getting discounts of up to 21% on UK homes since Brexit vote

UK HOUSE MARKET BUOYED BY FOREIGNERS’ DISCOUNTS TOPPING 21% Russian and South African investors are cashing in when buying UK property with an effective discount of 21% since the Brexit

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Should international property be in your portfolio?

While property investments don’t always promise the kind of stellar returns that can be earned on riskier investments, they also don’t come with the downsides. And, over the long-term, all

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Halifax HPI – “Stability, if not quite normality, is returning to property market”

In the Halifax HPI release today it has been proved first time buyers are the strongest above all. Alastair McKee, Managing Director of the UK-wide independent mortgage broker, One 77

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UK’s first residential development platform for everyday investors launched by Homegrown

DEVELOPMENT DEMOCRATISED: HOMEGROWN IS UK’S FIRST RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM FOR EVERYDAY INVESTORS New platform Homegrown opens up residential development to everyday investors, and empowers them to help get Britain building

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Buy-to-let yields shrink year-on-year

Typical yields now stand at 4.9%, with the best being in the North East, (5.2%) North West (5.0%) and Wales (4.7%) and the worst in London, (3.2%) the South West

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Is buy-to-let borrowing about to get tougher?

The future for buy-to-let mortgage landlord applicants could get a lot tougher in the coming weeks, as new Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) rules around lending money come into effect. After