Welcome to the Property Forum

by Mark Benson on October 1, 2013

Thank you for visiting the Property Forum which is an enlargement of the old Property Community website which proved to be so popular among those looking to buy and sell property overseas. You can now access an array of new forums from here which complement the property investment section which has been the foundation of the website for many years. We hope that the ability to talk in general terms about buying properties, selling properties, legal issues and an array of other everyday elements associated with the property industry will give you a wider picture of the overall sector.

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