Is the U.S. housing market finally making a comeback?

Encouraging news for any clients thinking of investing in US property – there’s more evidence that the housing market is on the mend at last. According to data analysis firm CoreLogic, home prices jumped by 9.7 per cent in January compared with 2012, and are on

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A good time to buy in Spain?

News that the resale asking prices for Spanish property were stable in January after 36 consecutive months of declines, has led to the question being raised again about whether it’s a good time to buy property in Spain. According to the Fotocasa (property portal) database, resale

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France – a buyer’s market!

Good news for people who are thinking of buying a property in France – it’s become even more affordable. There have been several recent reductions in mortgage rates, which now start at just 2.1 per cent for a variable deal, and 3.65 per cent for a

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Turkey – on the crest of a wave

Growing tourism, a stable economy, and a healthy appetite for lending – Turkey’s ticking all the boxes for overseas property investment, says Clare Nessling There’s a lot going for Turkey right now. Often referred to as the ‘new Spain’, it boasts a healthy tourism industry, cheaper

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Summer holidays boost overseas mortgage enquiries by 33%

Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, experienced a 33 per cent increase in enquiries from prospective buyers during September, compared with the previous monthly average for this year. The holiday season may be over, but it appears that trips abroad this summer have inspired many people

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Number of brokers registering for overseas

Mortgages rises by 69% September saw a record number of mortgage intermediaries signing up for overseas mortgages, according to Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist. Registrations with the company increased by 69% last month compared with the previous monthly average for this year, bringing the grand total

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France still top choice for overseas property investors

France soars ahead with 45 per cent of enquiries, but Spain on the increase too with 33 per cent France is still the number one choice for Brits buying property abroad, according to the latest overseas property ‘hot spots’ report compiled by Conti, the overseas mortgage

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Interest in Spanish property on the increase

Mortgage enquiries up by 33 per cent at Conti Despite a turbulent few years, it seems that the British love affair with Spain is far from over. Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, has seen a 33 per cent increase in Spanish mortgage enquiries over May and

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Buying a property in France now even more affordable

Reductions of between 0.20% and 0.40% across range of mortgage deals Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, is offering even lower mortgage rates for people purchasing property in France. Reductions of between 0.20% and 0.40% across a range of deals mean that buying a French property is now

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Aquitaine becomes latest French hot spot

Mortgages for British buyers up by 40 per cent since last year While France remains a hot favourite amongst overseas property buyers, the Aquitaine region is quickly becoming the region of choice for Britons, according to Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist. In recent years, the most popular

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