Investing in the commercial sector is an unrealisable aim for most small scale investors as it is extremely expensive if worth buying. Could investment in a syndicate be worthy of consideration?
Guaranteed return products have got themselves a very bad name over the years. Is that bad name justified?
The government’s proposals to load a new property tax on Irish citizens is an extremely shortsighted, knee-jerk reaction to the holes in the public coffers. In fact, you could call it pure stupidity.
A legal advisor with law firm Elborne Mitchell has come out with a strongly worded statement to protect those considering investment in French Leaseback property.
Thousands of people across the UK rushed through the sale of properties before the budget because of rumours of a CGT hike. In retrospect they should have stayed put.
Investing in overseas property for the sake of the capital appreciation potential was a very popular activity in the boom times. This piece examines what is involved and how risky or otherwise an option it is.
Flipping is the most contentious means of investing, but is it safe and is it really property investing?
The Irish government is examining a proposal to introduce another property tax to accompany the newly introduced ‘second property tax’. The reaction to its very public reliance on taxing property transactions for its income during the boom times has now shifted to making those currently owning property assets bear the brunt of these poor decisions.
French Leaseback property has been somewhat of a darling of the Irish overseas property investor for over half a decade now. There are signs, however, that it is a product in sever difficulty as a number of operators have either shut down or reduced rentals significantly.
Investment in hotel rooms, often referred to as ‘apart-hotels’ or ‘condo-hotels’ in the US and ‘serviced apartments’ in the UK, has been around since the 1970’s. The concept has experienced renewed interest across Europe in the past few years as hotel operators, with margins continually coming under pressure, explored new routes to circumvent the capital intensive nature of owning their own property portfolios.