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Archive for the ‘buy to let market’ Category

Paramount Studios and the affect on the Spanish Property Market

Posted by jamesdearsley on October 22, 2010

In the last few months there has only been good news about the Spanish Property Market. Primelocation last week reported that year on year searches for Spain had risen by 147% making it the number one choice for property markets. To continue with the good news, The National Institute for Statistics in Spain recently reported a 26% increase year on year for property sales which further supports the theory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another guest post written for “The Big Property List”

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 12, 2010

One of the top UK property blogs recently asked me to open their account on the overseas market place. Therefore I wrote about now being right time to be investing in the overseas property market. Read more about it here.

The Big Property List Link

Hope everyone is well.


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Guest blogs about the Overseas Property industry

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 13, 2010

Hello all,

I thought I would just share with you two aritcles that I have written recently for two websites – www.propertyadd.com and www.mypropertymentor.com which are both well respected blogging sites in their own right. Quite a privaledge really and the articles are below:

An article about using overseas property as a great secondary income for Real Estate companies – click here

An article about investment markets in overseas property with a particular focus on the lettings market – click here

Best wishes all. James

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The future of the UK Property Market?

Posted by jamesdearsley on August 5, 2009

I have been debating for some time now about where the housing market is going to go to in the future however the thoughts have really picked up speed since the October 2007 and the start of the so called “property recession”

My main thought is the issue of Home Ownership (HO). Can our current rate of home ownership be sustained with rising house prices – or rather this was the case when I first started thinking about it! Now I question whether the amount of borrowing will have play a determining role rather than house prices. You could argue that it is both as first time buyers are still struggling with the multiples of income that they still need to afford house prices despite the falls – especially in the South of the country which is already seeing a slight recovery.

This article is going to cover my thoughts backed up by historical evidence and offers insights in to where I believe the future lies. The main issue here is that I believe we are on the cusp of a generational shift in the housing market and it is going to be interesting to watch it. The main issue here is that an Estate Agency would need to consider these thoughts to review its business model and change to reflect the market place. It will be really interesting to see what happens. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly Paper Review – July 6th

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 7, 2009

papersHello everyone. As always please see to the left of the blog for the audio guide to this article

There has been some pretty active journalists out there of late as the market continues to show some signs of movement. The Nationwide has reported three months out of four showing increases in House Prices which is always encouraging.

Some of the posts that i have reviewed this week include:

FT article about prices increasing http://tinyurl.com/ogo4yp

FT article about 90% mortgages on the increase http://tinyurl.com/pftxpx

Times Article about mortgages and their impact on the housing market recovery http://tinyurl.com/lvffy3

Times review about Property prices finding their level http://tinyurl.com/oy6uxy

News of the World article about the worst areas for Negative Equity in the UK http://tinyurl.com/omfz87

Have a good week everyone.

Best wishes


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Weekly Paper Review – June 15th

Posted by jamesdearsley on June 15, 2009

Hello everyone and welcome to a new week.

papersThere were some really interesting articles this week though mainly focussed on the UK property market – Please click on the Box.net application to the left of your screen for the Audio download. They were focussed on two main stories Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekend Paper Review – 27th April

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2009

Hi Everyone,

Sorry but I was away last week and nowhere near a computer to give my thoughts on last weeks news but there were some good stories this weekend, though conflicting. Please see my audio guide to the left of your screen.

Comment includes – The UK market picking up on the back of figures from the US property market. The Turkish property market going upmarket and the Spanish Golf Resorts having a mixed time.

Some articles that i have been commenting on can be found here:

http://tinyurl.com/cpnhyf – Turkey going upmarket
http://tinyurl.com/cwrvv6  – Indian market
http://tinyurl.com/ccseho  – Student buy to let market

I hope this helps everyone,

Best wishes.


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