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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Why Invest in Central Europe?

For many UK based property investors, buying abroad means two things rather than one. The location of the property is half of the reason many of us choose to invest overseas. The second, of course, is the expected return for the investment. In many cases, the decision to invest is made when the two elements combine. Put another way, many British investors opt for a second home in the sun which provides a bolt-hole and a growth opportunity
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3 Things to Consider when Investing in International Property

The recent boom in the global property market has been hard to ignore, and despite several warnings by economists it shows little sign of abating. Even with the UK market on the verge of forming a bubble, there are a number of international locations in Europe and beyond offering potential growth and huge financial returns to real estate investors. If you are new to the market and hoping to invest in overseas property, however, you will need adopt a clearly defined strategy and plan your activity prior to taking the plunge.
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Making Sure Youve Got the Right Landlord Insurance

  Buying second houses to then let them out again is becoming increasingly common as more and more people find that first-time-buying is extremely difficult in the current climate. This means that there are now far more landlords about than you might expect, and unfortunately, a lot of them are not completely clued up on what they need to do to ensure that they’re doing things properly. One of the major things to think about is insurance – simply having the normal house insurance is not enough if you’re not living in the property but renting it out to someone else. The following are some of the things you needs to check when looking at insurance: Buildings Cover You never know what disaster might strike your property, whether it’s flooding or storm damage. For this reason, it is essential to have cover, just in case the building becomes uninhabitable. You...
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Coping with Mortgage Defaults: How to Eradicate Debt over Time

The real estate market, which has been such a source of comfort for British residents in recent times, is currently causing significant concern among economists. This is because the value of mortgages advanced to first-time buyers has more than doubled in April, raising the overall level of debt and the risk of foreclosure. With fears that the housing bubble in the UK could be about to burst, it is important that struggling home-owners remain proactive and look to diminish their debt where possible. How to Eradicate Mortgage Defaults: 3 Tips for Struggling Home-owners With this in mind, what practical steps can you take to eradicate mortgage defaults and build towards a debt-free future? Consider the following: - Reduce Everyday Costs When people look to reduce expenditure, their first step is often to eliminate large ticket purchases and costs. This represents a false economy, however, as these costs are often sporadic...
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Top Tips for Investing by the Sea

There’s probably not a British person alive who doesn’t look back with fondness on happy childhood days spent playing at the seaside. In fact, it’s almost certain that this sense of nostalgia has something to do with the popularity of seaside holidays in the UK, where every year hundreds of thousands of Brits will forgo a foreign excursion. In favour of a more traditional vacation in places such as Blackpool and Southend, whose popularity soared with the advent of ‘pleasure palaces’ in the Victorian era.
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Property Predictions for 2014

With 2013 becoming a distant memory we find ourselves facing 2014 pondering the changes that will occur in the property market.   Nick Carlile, Managing Director, Platinum Portfolio Builder (PPB), would like to share his predictions for the year ahead when considering UK Residential Property Investment He focuses on the key issues that concern any investors or those contemplating a move into property, which are: Price Price is always at the forefront of any investor’s mind and the subject which generates the most debate! Nicks predictions for this year are that prices in London will begin to slow down (albeit there will be some level of growth) and other areas around the UK will instead experience greater levels of growth. Geographical Areas Nick believes, that for the best investments in 2014 (which provide greater discounts, double digit yields and a good income) the best strategy is to focus further North on...
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CAPITAL CITIES - THE NEXT BIG THING IN OVERSEAS PROPERTY

Capital cities are the rising stars of luxury residential real estate, offering promising investment prospects for those investing in overseas property in 2014”, predicts Laura Henderson, editor of essential guide to luxury resort property, Abode2.com.
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Property in the UK vs. Australia

The lure of sunny beaches and a laid-back lifestyle have made many Britons curious about taking the leap and moving Down Under. Australian home prices have long been more affordable than housing prices in the UK, giving higher square footage and a more desirable location for the money you would spend at home. There are certainly bargains to be found in Australia, but there are also incentives to look at UK real estate. Its helpful to take a closer look at how the two property markets compare in order to determine where the best investment lies.
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Pros and cons of commercial office space in Southwark

Looking for some new office space for your business? If you are, chances are that London is among the places youre considering. Should that be the case, its worth investigating the advantages of different areas of the capital, such as Southwark, before making a final decision.
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Grounds for evicting your tenants

  Thanks to upad for providing this article. Claim 50% off your first listing with upad TOP TIPS Your tenant has to be in arrears by at least 2 months before you can serve notice. If you want your property back after a tenancy, you need to serve notice 2 months before it ends. To evict your tenants, you must serve either a Section 8 or Section 21 eviction notice. YOU WANT THE PROPERTY BACK The most straight-forward ground for evicting a tenant is simply that you want the property back when the tenancy has ended. To do this, you must serve a SECTION 21 notice (“notice to quit”) two months before the end of the tenancy agreement. You can also serve the Section 21 notice if tenants are on a periodic tenancy. Tenants automatically roll onto a periodic tenancy agreement if they stay in the property beyond the duration of the...
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A Guide to Buying Property in Las Vegas

Buying real estate long-distance can be very intimidating, but knowing what you need and want in a property and forming a good strategic approach to ownership is the key to being successful.
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Investing in Chinese Property

From a practical point of view, property investing in China is advisable to only be undertaken with a reputable broker or trusted contact with proven experience. Indeed, the ruling Communist party retains a monopoly power over politics, the law and the economy which needs to be well understood.
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Why should I invest in student accommodation?

With more students going to university and college each year and an estimated 2.4 million students in the UK, and a huge shortage of accommodation, there is a huge opportunity to make large, passive income from investing in high quality student accommodation located in cities with prestigious universities.
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Admit it – you’re too scared to invest in property!

Donald Trump once said:  “Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.” Most people would agree that property investment in the long term is a good investment. The reasons are plain to see, a proven track record, income from day one, you can leverage, etc. If this is the case then why is it only a small minority of people actually takes action and invests? Why do only some people choose to prosper from property investment? Well for most people what is stopping them is FEAR. FEAR is False Expectations Appearing Real or as one of my mentors used to say, False Education Appearing Real. People fail to take action as they either play out negative scenarios in their head or they have not had the correct education and have been influenced by someone who has scared them or put doubt in their mind. Professionals who have had long...
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Are you a skilled negotiator?

Tired of endless back-and-forth disagreements with your buyer and/or seller? Here are a few negotiation tips that can help.
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Tenant demand will stay strong

Landlords may be reassured to hear that one industry expert believes that tenant demand for rental properties is likely to stay strong for a number of reasons.
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Six per cent drop in property values by end of 2010?

Figures from Hometrack this week revealed that property values fell for the first time in 15 months in July.
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