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HIFX Advice For Buyers Feeling Jittery About Fluctuating Overseas Property Prices

With the markets in turmoil, property prices in flux and Sterling falling against the Euro, but still riding high against the Dollar, anyone intending to buy property overseas would be forgiven for getting the jitters.   In the last eight months a European property priced at €200,000 has become £24,677.40 more expensive to a British buyer due to fluctuating exchange rates. Currency specialists HiFX are however urging prospective buyers not to abandon their plans but to seek advice Continue article...

Home Alarm Systems Can Save You Money in the Long Run

It’s on your mind: security.

The connotation of the word, the concept of protecting ourselves, and the reality of how quickly a life-changing event can happen have all changed pretty dramatically in the last decade. So, too, have our bank accounts and investments. It can be a true quandary when trying to figure out whether or not you can afford a home security system.

A lot of people ask, “Can we afford it?” when really the better question to ask Continue article...

5 Home Improvement Projects That Can Add Value to Your Property

There are always projects. Big things, small things — projects waiting in the wings for when you have a free weekend or have saved up enough money to hire a professional to complete them.

Maybe you imagine new cabinets or counter tops every time you walk through your kitchen. Maybe you’ve been dreaming of having the front porch replaced. Maybe you’ve been saving your pennies until the day that you can afford to install an air conditioning unit so you Continue article...

Dividend Stocks vs. Real Estate: Which One Will Make You the Most Money?

For those who have the ability to invest wisely and semi-confidently, the questions about investment opportunities can vary from how to get started to which options will make the most money. Although there are lots of options when it comes to investments, most people consider dividend stocks and real estate superior to other choices.

But when it comes to choosing between the two, there are lots of questions. This is perhaps even truer now, during these times of economic uncertainties Continue article...

Easy Tricks For Making Money As A Real Estate Agent

Even though the economy of various nations continuously struggle, there is no denying that we are also given millions of opportunities to earn a living and to attain success. Many people become disheartened because of the lack of education and skills, but this should not be the case since we are now given a lot of chances to grow and to prosper economically.

One of the best ways to reach our own pot of gold is entering the real estate Continue article...

Property Investment Good, Property Speculation Bad

Property speculation is the purchase of property for profit and is short-term in nature, while property investment seeks to obtain income in the form of rent and is long-term. Property speculation is frowned upon as it raises the price of houses, which is an emotive subject when first-time home buyers experience difficulties.

The issue of property speculation in Taiwan came to prominence after property hot-spots appeared in Taipei, where prices repeatedly reached new highs due to competition between insurers seeking to Continue article...

Renting Versus Buying – How to Plan Your Future

For years there has been an ongoing debate regarding whether it is better to buy or rent a home. It seems that both sides have valid points – and both have benefitted at different times – depending on which way the market is moving.

Today, however, our economy is in an odd position. While many are still reeling from the massive “loss” of equity in their homes as compared to the values in the mid-2000s, there could still be something Continue article...

Profiting From Property

When it comes to investing, bricks and mortar has been a popular choice for decades. However, with the world still reeling from the effects of the global recession and the horror of property price plunges still fresh in everybody’s mind, property investment has fallen in popularity. With daily news reports of the bailout in Europe and the slowdown in recovery in the USA, many would-be property investors are getting the jitters. However, this is exactly the time to be brave Continue article...

Real Estate is Still Ripe for Investment

Most people don’t consider real estate to be an investment which generates return and income, they think of it as a home. However, for most people the single largest investment they make in their lives is a piece of real estate, and it will likely comprise a third of their net worth. This is part of what makes real estate a unique investment market, that there are two kinds of buyers. An ideal real estate market for home owners and Continue article...

How to Reduce Your Property Taxes

Even though the real estate market is soft these days, which means property values are probably less than they could be, the decrease in what your property is worth might not to be reflected in how much you pay in property taxes. Property assessments for tax purposes are done on a regular basis, but generally not every year. Instead local governments do their assessments every few years, which means you may be paying more property tax than you really should Continue article...

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