Returning to the UK and buying property

Returning to the UK and buying property

While many UK buyers are heading to the continent before Brexit to ensure they don’t miss out on their European Union rights, many others are heading the other way. The weakened pound means that while Brits heading south are counting the cost, those coming home are cashing in! If you’re returning to the UK and buying property, you’ll benefit from a great exchange rate and a buyers’ market.
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Moving to London made easy

International buyers have flocked to the UK property market in recent years. According to figures compiled by estate agents Savills, London has been the number one destination for cross-border investors in residential property over the past decade. And this trend shows no signs of letting up, with overseas investors snapping up 3,600 of London’s 28,000 newly built homes between 2014 and 2016.
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Investing with friends and family

For first time investors, getting into the property market can be stressful. Yet the rewards, and our fascination with property, make it awfully tempting! Property investing with friends or family can be a real confidence builder and a great way to start your property investment career. 
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Eight great places to buy a holiday home in the UK

The British love a holiday home! Although we may associate them with buying “a place in the sun”, there is a lively second homes market within the UK too. For buyers from abroad, a holiday home in the UK offers the chance to enjoy Britain’s most beautiful towns, villages and coasts yourself, or to rent your property out. Or maybe a bit of both. So here are eight amazing places to start your search for a holiday home in the UK.
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Buying a home in the UK? Your need to knows

Where do I start? When you come to do the research prior to buying a home in the UK, a better question might be, “Where do I stop?” There is so much information out there! This includes dozens of house price indexes, thousands of websites and hundreds of forums and blogs. For detailed information, a good start will be Rightmove, the biggest property portal in the UK. This is also the place to start looking for property. Virtually every estate agency in the country will put its properties on Rightmove – it’s the first question vendors ask. The website has plenty of tools to help you assess the
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Should you get a building survey done in the UK?

Buying a home overseas is one of the biggest purchases most of us will ever make. At a time when you’re spending a considerable sum of money, forking out for a building survey – which isn’t mandatory in the UK – might seem like another expense you could do without.
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London’s prime property market

As one of the most vibrant and iconic cities in the world, London’s popularity with property buyers is guaranteed. Add high salaries, a lack of development space, strict planning laws and a penchant for a garden to this demand and it’s easy to see why property prices are so high.
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How to buy at a British auction

In many countries auctions are the main way of buying property. In the UK, however, despite the TV show Homes Under the Hammer being a mainstay of daytime TV, it is still relatively rare. For buyers from overseas, property auctions can make particular sense.
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