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Ryanair’s €10 flights to the US would assist property markets

March 31, 2014

If there is one man in the aviation industry that attracts controversy and headlines everywhere he goes it has to be Ryanair’s chief executive officer Michael O’Leary. This is a man who has gone out on a limb on numerous occasions to introduce new services, comment upon government policies and we must not forget, is [...]

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Should mortgages be capped against wages?

March 30, 2014

Lord Heseltine, a leading figure in the UK political scene, has today suggested that UK mortgages should be capped in line with wages. This is not the first time that such a cap has been proposed by politicians although unfortunately in a free market it is proving very difficult to push through. The fact is [...]

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Florida real estate market goes from strength to strength

March 26, 2014

Despite the fact there is still some concern about the short to medium term direction the US economy, it seems that investors cannot get enough of Florida real estate with February seeing an increase in activity and prices. While relatively low interest rates have obviously assisted the property market across the US, and across the [...]

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When will trust return to the Argentina real estate market?

March 24, 2014

It is no secret that the Argentina economy is in serious trouble, the political situation is hard to predict and information provided by the authorities is sometimes difficult to believe. These are not factors which attract international investors to the Argentina real estate market. As a consequence you may automatically assume that the market has [...]

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Is it time to look at the Barbados real estate market?

March 22, 2014

Historically countries such as Barbados have often attracted celebrity property investors and while this trend continues, there is a growing hope that the downward trend in property prices in recent years is coming to an end. A number of property media publications have picked up on the fact that June 2013 saw a surprisingly generous [...]

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UK property market shows unexpected increase in February

March 22, 2014

While the UK property market is very much in the news at the moment, with many experts predicting a downfall, what did February show compared to last year? Many will be surprised to learn that total sales in February were up from 64,270 last year to 84,950 in February 2014. This not only shows that [...]

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How to avoid property scams

March 22, 2014

There is no doubt that the current environment has encouraged fraudsters and con artists into the worldwide real estate market and, for a number of reasons, it seems that many of these scams have been successful. There are many ways in which you can spot a property scam and we will now look at ways [...]

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Canadian property prices under pressure

March 19, 2014

While Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, continues to enjoy his honeymoon period it seems that the situation left behind in Canada may not have been as rosy as many would have you believe. A number of high-profile real estate investment funds have been talking very cautiously about the Canadian real estate [...]

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Miramare Castle

March 16, 2014

Miramare Castle is situated on the Gulf of Trieste in north east Italy. It is a 19th century castle that was built from 1856 to 1860. The castle was built for the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium. The design of the castle was based on a structure created by Carl [...]

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Olympic Village London 2012

March 16, 2014

The Olympic Village is the accommodation that is specifically built for the athletes, officials and trainers during the Olympic Games. It is usually built within the Olympic park or very close to it. Due to the Munich Massacre in 1972 the village now has high security and only athletes, trainers and officials are allowed to [...]

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Do the banks do enough to help those requiring property bridging loans?

March 15, 2014

When you are moving from one property to another you will be very lucky if the handover dates match and whether everything is seamless. When you also take into account the competitiveness across all real estate markets sometimes you don’t have the time to delay a property purchase or property sale and you need to [...]

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