Tips and Advice: Investing in the Right Commercial Property

There’s many different reasons to invest in commercial property, it might be that you want a new premises for your company, or that you wish to add to your existing portfolio. Whatever your reasons, you’ll always want to make sure you have the right property to ensure your investment is worthwhile. As such there are also a number of aspects to think about in your search, but if you’re not certain or could use a few pointers, in this post you’ll find some useful tips and advice. Here’s what you need to know: The Right Type To start with the basics you need to look through the property markets and narrow your options down to the right property for your needs. For example, if you’re intending to turn this into a commercial rental property, or use it yourself, will it suit the target market? After all, you wouldn’t advertise a...
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Student Property Hotspots of 2016

The market has proven itself to be of significant demand in the last five years, where does the market look to be heading in 2016? More than £6 billion was invested in student property in 2015 which demonstrates that over the last 3 years we are on somewhat of an upward curve. So much so, expectations for 2016 are set for student property to attract upwards of £8 billion in investment funds. The market grown from being a small sub sector to one of dominance with the market doubling in size from 2014 to 2015. It is estimated that upwards of 85% of second year undergraduates are now look for a quality purpose-built student property that meets their needs. Demand is also extremely high and this is quite possibly the main attraction for investors. CBRE statistics show that student property has occupancy rates of some 99%. With sky high occupancy...
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Why Property-Owning Expats Need to Act Soon on UK Tax Hikes

Many UK nationals who are now resident abroad continue to own properties in the UK. For some, it is a way to avoid parting with their UK residence and turn it into a profitable investment while they are not using it. For others, it is simply because UK property remains an attractive asset to have in an investment portfolio. However, a number of tax increases and rule changes are due to hit UK property investment, starting very soon and continuing to roll out over several years. Those who are not resident in the UK are sheltered from some of the changes, but by no means all. In particular, there are two tax hikes coming up soon that will impact expat investors. The first of these is a 3% increase in stamp duty when a new UK property is purchased by somebody who already owns a property in the UK. This...
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Are More UK Investors Going to Buy Property Abroad?

  There are currently a number of reasons to suspect that the UK's property investors may be about to increase their interest in overseas markets. Not least of these is the continuous roll-out, over the next few years, of tax changes designed to target investors in the UK market. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) expects that by 2017, the number of UK homes purchased as buy-to-let investments will be down by more than 20% compared to 2015. However, most of the investors who are no longer buying UK properties will likely be looking for alternatives rather than giving up on new investments altogether. Continuing to invest in buy-to-let but doing so in overseas markets that are sheltered from the UK's current anti-lettings climate could prove an attractive solution. In particular, many markets in Europe are just at the start of recovery from recession. For investors, this means the chance to...
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What can we expect for the property market in 2016?

  It’s always good to have a diverse portfolio, so perhaps it is worth looking at other investment opportunities as well as property.  This article will also discuss the economic factors impacting the property market. Stock market It’s important to have a serious understanding of the stock market before you get involved. The price of oil which clearly impacts many of the largest multinationals and some of the old favourites e.g. BP and Royal Dutch Shell, has dropped to 11 year lows, and was an incredible 46% down in 2015. It has gone from an incredible $116 a barrel, to around $34 a barrel and it would take a brave individual to predict that price will rise in 2016 with supply continuing to come onto the market from all sides of the globe e.g. Iran, Russia, Middle East, USA. The FTSE 100  This started the year at 6560 and ended the year at 6242, with...
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Buying vs. Leasing of Commercial Real Estate

Running a commercial enterprise can be a trial by fire for many reasons. Nothing else compares in terms of the challenges business presents and the way it forces one to grow and evolve. There comes a point in the life of most businesses where a very important question must be asked – should my business continue leasing premises or is it time to purchase something more permanent?

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What should you consider before investing in a rental property?

Are you thinking about investing in property? It may seem easy, however there are a number of points to consider before you dive into a long-term commitment, to ensure security, success and a strong return on investment.

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What to Look for in a New Office

Those who’ve ever been faced with the task of finding a new office space will know how daunting it can seem. Not only do you have to sift through a multitude of different options, but you also have to consider the effects on a potentially large number of people. Above all, the right office space needs to be in an ideal location and feature all of the modern amenities to keep the team productive. Here’s what you need to know. Location While we may not like to admit it, the business world can be shallow and first impressions matter. This is why location matters so much. A top business address should leave a positive and long-lasting impression on your customers and business partners. Safety should be one of your primary concerns, as you may have a large number of employees commuting to the building each day and it’s crucial that...
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New analysis from Rightmove shows the biggest gap between demand and supply is in the first-time buyer sector

Key points New analysis from Rightmove shows the biggest gap between demand and supply is in the first-time buyer sector:  Number of enquiries per property for two bedrooms or fewer is 24% higher than for larger properties of three bedrooms or more  Challenge for government, planners and developers is how best to address this specific demand  Price of property coming to market sees marginal increase for the second consecutive month to a new record high, up 0.1% (+£191) to £294,542 Sharp drop in new seller numbers emphasises supply crisis and shortage of people trading up: Number of new sellers down 10.6% on same period in 2014  High June demand with Rightmove visits and enquiries to agents both up 22% on last year The price of property coming to market has hit a new record high for the second consecutive month, albeit only a small 0.1% (+£191) increase on the month...
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Types of Property Investment: A Brief Guide

Property is, without question, one of the more popular areas of investment at present. It has long had a reputation for outperforming the stock market and equities in total net returns, and the difference is especially marked at present. Seasoned investors and newcomers are increasingly turning to bricks and mortar as a source of investment income.

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Buy to Let Investing is still surging!

Buy-to-let investment is still surging, fuelled by impressive returns. A study conducted by a former economist last week claims that buy-to-let investments have outperformed all major asset classes over the past 18 years.
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Why invest in French real estate?

No one can deny the allure of France as one of the top real estate destinations. Offering a stable and mature economy, enticing landscapes, an agreeable climate, strong social and transport infrastructure, high quality of service and legendary cuisine, it is not hard to see why. Côte dAzur, Paris and the French Alps are the most attractive locations for property buyers. Tempted? Explore a wide selection of French property listings, among the other 130 thousand homes, apartments, penthouses, townhouses and lofts advertised globally, on the official website of large real estate broker Tranio. As the majority of property prices in France tend to rise annually, commercial real estate is also worth investigating. See the listings of office spaces, hotels, shopping malls, stores, senior apartments and tourist complexes on Tranio.com. There you will find support at all the stages of your transaction, providing you with a direct link to the local property...
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Things to consider before investing in Cyprus Property

As with any other type of investment, in the end, real estate investments are about earning good returns in a relatively short period of time with as little involvement on your part as possible. Thus, all general principles of smart investing apply here as well.
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Kitchen flooring: your choice matters

Source There’s no really easy room to choose flooring for because they all present their own challenges – it would be nice to have a plush living room carpet but pets and children could ruin it, while bathroom floors have to be capable of withstanding the effects of ever-present moisture in the form of water or steam. Kitchens are equally difficult to choose flooring for. As one of the main rooms in the house, it is subjected to a heavy amount of footfall in addition to the effects of cooking meals (moisture, heat the potential for things to be dropped on it all add up), and the floor has to be able to withstand all of this without prematurely aging and costing the owner money to repair or replace every year. There are various options available to choose between, with certain types working best under certain circumstances – for instance,...
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Furnishing for landlords: common do's and don'ts

Furnishing for landlords: common do's and don'ts

Is it more advantageous to let an investment property in a furnished or an unfurnished state? Answering correctly is essential in terms of achieving the highest rental yields, appealing to your desired market sector and ensuring your property is let on a continual basis. While it is not possible to give a single definitive answer, an analysis of the fundamental factors that must be taken into account can be provided. The overview of common considerations set out below will help you determine the best course of action.

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What bathroom features you need to look for when viewing a property

It’s not uncommon to find yourself in a tug of war between multiple properties when looking to move. One property will perfectly fit one batch of your criteria yet another excels in so many features. A bathroom is a big part of every home and could well be the room that ultimately sells the property when struggling to make a decision. Here are some bathroom features you need to consider when viewing as your potential new home put together from The Bath House Online. This is a good guide for both buyers and sellers. Maintenance Noticeable straight away – any work that needs to be done. It may sound obvious, but take extra time to properly inspect all areas of the bathroom that’ll require maintenance before you’re happy with it. Loose tiling on the floor or walls; slip or trip hazards caused by the flooring; unfinished tiling behind a pedestal...
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Easy Ways to Maximise Your Homes Market Value

If youre looking to sell your home, then you naturally want to get the most value possible for it. In order to do this, youll need to maximize its market value. There are a few simple ways to do this, starting with professional inspection. 1. Get your home surveyed By hiring a professional inspector, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble. The inspector will check all areas of your home for potential problems and tell you what areas can be improved on to increase the value of your home. 2. Paint Giving the interior and exterior a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the value of your home. Make sure to go with a neutral colour as this appeals to the largest number of people and makes your home much more desirable. 3. Improve energy efficiency A potential buyer will be more interested in a...
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Might NEVER happen again... [Time Sensitive]

Tickets for Rick Ottons highly anticipated upcoming 2014 ZERO DEBT PROPERTY CASH FLOW CONFERENCE are now available! If you want to boost your property portfolio and cash flow using bank free methods- We recommend you check this out:
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Why You Dont Have to Switch From an Oil Heating System

As an energy source, heating with oil gets a lot of bad press: too expensive, dirty and inefficient, not to mention non-renewable. In the past, some of these criticisms may have been true but modern oil heating systems have moved on significantly, and for many retail and commercial properties, there is no other option. So how can you get the best system? Boiler If you’ve got an old boiler, there’s little doubt that you’ll be wasting energy, therefore money. Modern, condensing boilers are highly efficient, with those rated ‘A’ being the best. In addition to fuel efficiency, modern boilers are highly reliable. Whether you need it for heat only or heat and hot water, a new boiler is worth the investment. And don’t be tempted to guess at the size you need. Get a few suppliers to come in, chat to you about your exact requirements and measure the property....
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5 Ways to Add Value to Your Home

When you own a home and you’re looking to sell it, the one thing on your mind is the value of your home and the price that you’ll get for it. So here are a few things that you can do to improve the value of your property, but you must bear in mind that the investment that you put into your property must show in an increased value and the price that you eventually pay, otherwise you will have wasted your money.  Build a Loft Conversion Get another bedroom and bathroom by converting your loft. There are a lot of things to think about before you can get a loft conversion however. For instance, you will need to strengthen the floor joists, which will raise the floor level, so you need to make sure that you have enough room to stand up on. But, spend £20,000 on a loft...
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