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Investing in the sunshine state

With property values rising faster than the national average, Florida is attracting plenty of interest from foreign buyers, including David and Victoria Beckham, who are rumoured to have bought late fashion designer Gianni Versace’s mansion in Miami for a cool £36million. Florida has always enjoyed attention


Strong pound giving buyers more bang for their buck

For overseas property buyers, the old favourites reign supreme, with France and Spain continuing to top the hot spot destination lists. And there may actually never be a better time to buy - bargain property prices, historically low mortgage rates and good rental yields are


Interest in classic European destinations is soaring

Summer 2013 could go down as the turning point for struggling overseas property markets, according to figures from the Overseas Guides Company which reveal a record number of enquiries during July, August and September and highlight soaring interest in homes in classic European destinations. Demand for


Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ proving a success

Portugal’s golden visa scheme is helping to attract increased levels of investment from overseas buyers. According to Deputy Prime Minister, Paulo Portas, more than €150 million has been brought in through the scheme so far, with much more expected to follow.  And a Portuguese estate


High hopes for Spain’s ‘golden visa’

Now that the long-awaited law granting a residency visa for international investors buying property in Spain has been passed, there are high hopes that it will give the market the boost that it needs. After being approved last month by the Spanish Parliament, the new


UK house price peak sends buyers overseas

As house prices in England and Wales reached an all-time peak in July, driven primarily by huge demand for property in the capital, it should come as no surprise that those in the market for property are casting their net further afield in order to


Stronger pound boosting buyers’ affordability

Currency brokers reported a surge in clients opting to fix exchange rates as the pound strengthened against the dollar and euro last week. This followed positive news about the UK economy and saw the value of sterling rise to €1.17, up from just €1.14 at


Conti features in Your Mortgage Magazine

As featured in the July/August 2013 edition of Your Mortgage magazine La belle France France remains the top choice for Britons looking for a home overseas. Clare Nessling explains why.   When it comes to a sound overseas property investment, France provides all the fundamentals. Borrowing costs


France – still a buyer’s market

When it comes to news about overseas property investment, France has taken a bit of a back seat over the last few weeks with Spain dominating the headlines as a result of banks and estate agents slashing prices in an effort to offload the huge


Property Reporter blog: What’s the deal with Spanish property?

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