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Is property investing properly investing?

Is property investing properly investing?

I was bought up believing that buying a house was an investment and you should do it come hell or high water. For as long as I can remember, both my seniors and peers have touted property as ‘a good investment’. But, is it really? I explore the reality around whether buying bricks and mortar …

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Where to buy an overseas property in 2019

Where to buy an overseas property in 2019

With Brexit decisions and implications clearly on the horizon, trying to predict which road the overseas property market is going to go down this year is not easy.  Simon Conn, the UK’s leading overseas property professional and financial expert, gives us his insight into buying overseas property in 2019. Looking back at 2018, it was …

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Don’t miss out on your inheritance

Don’t miss out on your inheritance

The latest HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) figures show that over 24,000 estates in the UK pay inheritance tax each year and, with many estates not taking advantage of the Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) introduced in April 2017, the UK government collected £1.9 billion in Inheritance Tax (IHT) in the first four months of …

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Brexit and the Spanish property market

Brexit and the Spanish property market

Spain has always been one of the most popular countries for Brits buying abroad, but with Brexit underway and the exchange rate in a state of flux, overseas property and finance expert Simon Conn has been looking at the current state of the market. Simon explains the current state of play: “Spain is still in …

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6 popular countries for expat property purchases and their lending terms

6 popular countries for expat property purchases and their lending terms

Are you thinking about purchasing a property abroad? You are not alone! In partnership with Simon Conn, our overseas property partner, we review the lending terms in the top six countries for expat overseas property purchases. Spain Spain continues to hold the top spot for overseas property purchases. The market has grown consistently since March …

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Top tips on how to turn your foreign property dream into reality

Top tips on how to turn your foreign property dream into reality

We’ve all done it – gone on holiday, stepped away from the daily grind, relaxed in the sun, cocktail in hand, wondering how we can make this feeling last. So when we return to the unpredictable British weather, we hatch a plan of how to buy a property abroad. Overseas property and finance specialist Simon …

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The top 5 countries with the best quality of life for expats.

The top 5 countries with the best quality of life for expats.

For many of us, happiness and “mindfulness” have become essential elements of a better work-life balance and indispensable ingredients in our endeavours to create an excellent “quality of life” and, for many expats, moving to another country is often a principal part of that quest. In January 2017 InterNations, the largest network of people living …

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Overseas Property Services Comment following post Brexit announcement

Overseas Property Services Comment following post Brexit announcement

A Comment from Simon Conn, overseas property and finance expert, in light of this weeks Brexit announcement What UK ex-pats are doing in current popular areas of Europe as opposed to the UK. I am currently getting enquiries from clients who live in Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal or Spain and who either live there or …

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Common errors made when purchasing a property abroad (and how to avoid them)

Common errors made when purchasing a property abroad (and how to avoid them)

We all know it when we see it. The perfect property. For many of us, this comes after months of searching and some frustration. But now the search is over; it’s time to purchase! The giddy excitement of purchasing a property abroad can, however, often mean we skip a few steps in our due diligence. …

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Contract case studies for overseas property purchases

Contract case studies for overseas property purchases

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” These are wise words from Eleanor Roosevelt and particularly relevant for those thinking of purchasing an overseas property. Simon Conn is an overseas property and finance expert who has been in the business for more than 35 years. Simon has been …

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