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Worlds best places to retire?

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 19, 2010

A recent article in the Sunday Times (Money Section, 18th July) reviewed the top five places to retire and fortunately three of the top five are countries that we deal with. They analysed the countries based on nine key indicators (a mark out of 10 was given to each):

  1. Income Tax
  2. Inheritance Tax
  3. Property Tax
  4. Property Costs
  5. Living Costs
  6. Ease of gaining residencey
  7. Healthcare
  8. Climate
  9. Culture

Let me just cover the three that we deal with quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Belize, Cyprus, Italian Propety, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry | Tagged: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

The Overseas property market in 2010

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2010

I was very recently lucky enough to be a panelist at “The Place in the Sun” exhibition at Earls Court in London. It made me really think about the market for 2010 as it was such a positive exhibition. The stands were busy, the seminars that I was a part of were very busy and generally people seemed very upbeat. So what does this mean for 2010? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Cyprus, France, Housing market, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spanish Property | 4 Comments »

Bank Guarantees and the responsibility of the developer in the world of Overseas Property – Part Two, Cyprus

Posted by jamesdearsley on December 16, 2009

I have had a lot of positive response regarding the last blog I wrote about Bank Guarantees in Spain. It is a really contentious issue and one that is not often discussed. I felt the really interesting bit of information was that in the past it was in the interest of the client not to have a bank guarantee in the past – I thought this was a slight contradiction until I realised that the guarantee was on the money submitted and not on the paper value of the house – the developer was quite happy to hand back the money if the property was delayed as they could still sell the properties easily and this time get far more money for them! The markets have changed however and prices are not rising as quickly as before but the need for security has increased rapidly. Now it is Cyprus’ turn to be reviewed and this is a quite different market to that of Spain……. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Cyprus, Overseas Property | Tagged: , , | 1 Comment »

Weekly review of the UK papers…..

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 14, 2009

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good Easter. There are two reviews of the papers on the Audio Guide to the left of your screen ready to download and listen to. Topics discussed in the first audio guide are:

  • UK housing market and reasons for optimism
  • Montenegro and Brazil Housing markets

The topics in the second audio guide are about Cyprus and Spain housing markets which show quite  a positive slant.

Some of the articles covered are below:

Cyprus – http://tinyurl.com/cyf6cn


I hope it is happy listening. Best wishes everyone.


Posted in Cyprus, Overseas Property, Spain, UK Property Market, Weekend Review | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

Property Market Returning?

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 1, 2009

Could this be the moment that we have been waiting for? There have been silent whispers for the last few months around the figures released from the RICS surveys each month – these have clearly shown a decrease in the rate of price falls in the UK Domestic Property market while also reporting that client numbers are increasing (have now been increasing for the last four months in a row……)

There are now even more figures, from other sources that are starting to stick their heads above the parapits Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Credit crunch, Cyprus, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spain, UK Property Market | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »