|Albanian Property Forum |
Property in Albania is a relatively unknown concept to many European investors. However, look a bit further and the absence of property purchase tax and capital gains tax are obvious advantages, as are the uncomplicated, quick buying process and access to finance.
Bustling cities and a beautiful Balkan coastline are major attractions to property buyers in Albania, while for now there is a distinct shortage of property in both locations. Capital growth for timely investors has averaged at around an amazing 30% per annum since 2004 in some popular areas such as Tirana and certain coastal resort areas, but prices are still low, averaging approx. 50,000 to 80,000 EUR (£33,000-£53,000) for a sought after two bedroom apartment in Tirana or a newly built apartment in a beach resort.
|Australian Property Forum |
Australian Property offers a great opportunity for relocation and investment purposes. If it is carefully selected in one of the country’s current hotspots, however does the sheer distance away make it a bridge too far for european buyes and investors alike.
|Austria Property Forum |
Property investment in Austria offers high growth potential in both the tourist resorts in the mountains and the major cities. As a member of the EU, Austria represents a solid and safe investment arena for many purchasers. A lower cost of living than in most fellow EU states adds to Austria's attraction.
|Bahamas Property Forum |
Property in the Bahamas represents a dream for people across the world. The Bahamas is famous for its stunning beaches and climate and a favourite with couples. With property here so popular investors seek to take advantage.
|Barbados Property Forum |
Think of Barbados and sumptuous images of lush vegetation, bright floral blooms and breathtakingly beautiful white powdery beaches come to mind. An island of luxury tourism, Barbados has long been a romantic retreat, while up-market holidays are the norm and property purchasers must expect to pay more for their property here than on many of the other islands. Investment in holiday rentals and hotel-related property is a highly lucrative option in Barbados particularly in view of the island’s growing popularity both as a holiday and real estate destination. Daily direct flights arrive at its international airport and a good road system, enable easy access to many of Barbados’ idyllic locations.
|Belize Property Forum |
Belize's highly affordable property prices and an established tourist trade are strong attractions for property investors. As a tax haven, Belize offers highly lucrative options for investors in real estate who will pay no capital gains or inheritance taxes, while property taxes are very low.
|Brazilian Property Forum |
Brazil is amongst the fastest growing and most sought-after worldwide property locations, while returns on investment from Brazilian real estate are currently amongst the highest in the world.
|Bulgarian Property Forum |
Bulgaria has been a propertyinvestment hotspot for some time now, however will potential oversupply leave some investors in a sticky situation?
|Cambodian Property Forum |
Cambodia real estate has been booming in recent years. The nation’s capital, Phnom Penh, has undergone rapid growth in the last five years with new developments going up as well as brand new satellite towns.
|Canadian Property Forum |
Expatriates flock to Canada in search of a healthy lifestyle and simply breathtaking natural beauty, including lakes, snow-capped mountains, rivers and an abundance of national parks. Canadian property prices are lower than “back home” and a solid long-term property investment climate with average annual returns of a stable 10% make Canada a sought-after location for many property purchasers. Favourite real estate choices are houses, farms and condos which are used as holiday or permanent homes in popular tourist locations, particularly in the southern provinces where a warmer climate and many job opportunities attract newcomers. Other main hotspots that attract increasing numbers of immigrants are Calgary, Alberta, Nova Scotia.
|Cape Verde Property Forum |
This archipeligo approx 300kms off the coast of Senegal (West Africa) is the closest tropical destination for European holiday-makers. Savvy investors have been in this market for some time now, however with direct flights starting in November 06 from the UK this market still has a long time still to run.
|Costa Rican Property Forum |
Costa Rica boasts magnificent beaches and the government has promoted various large-scale tourist resort complexes for all the family, making it a close contender with Mexico and the Caribbean as a holiday destination. Visitors here enjoy a full range of water sports activities as well as a rich natural environment with wildlife reserves to explore only one hour’s drive away.
|Croatia Property Forum |
People who invest in property in Croatia are buying into a growing tourist economy in many coastal holiday resorts, including golf and marina developments, while prices remain incredibly low and growth of around 15% per annum is achievable in hotspots such as Split and Istria. Now an independent and well established country, Croatia is attracting increased numbers of foreign purchasers, all eager to take advantage of a safe and strong investment arena.
|Cyprus Property Forum |
Cyprus offers outstanding investment potential for both buy to let investors in the established South with the added potential for investors looking to make capital appreciations in the emerging market of the North.
|Czech Republic Property Forum |
As an EU member the Czech Republic is a strong investment location with property in prime areas such as the best districts of Prague fetching around 15% per annum in capital appreciation and this is supplemented by healthy rental yields of between 8 to 9% per annum. The executive end of the Prague property market is on par with London, Paris or Madrid, but still at a fraction of the price, making the Czech Republic a highly promising investment location.
|Dominican Republic Property Forum |
The Dominican Republicis a beautiful Caribbean location made popular with tourists via the ever increasing number of high quality, affordable resorts lining its palm-treed beaches. Compared to other Caribbean destinations today, The Dominican Republic still offers the best property prices and a superb location. Despite its emerging status, The Dominican Republic remains as desirable a holiday destination as any other Caribbean island, while tourist figures continue to grow at an unprecedented rate.
|Egyptian Property Forum |
With major investmentand infratructure being invested into large-scale tourist resorts in the red sea regions, the emerging Egyptian property market offers great opportunity for early investors.
|Estonian Property Forum |
Growing numbers of international property investors are buying in Estonia with a view to cashing in on the high capital growth Estonia has been enjoying in recent years. While growth remains high, it is now levelling off at 9 to 12 % per annum. With the economy and employment figures on the up, locals are looking to buy their own properties with the assistance of widely available low interest rate mortgages. Overseas investors are now buying up off-plan and new property to supply this new demand.
|Fiji Property Forum |
Property on the Fiji islands offers international buyers and investors a chance to own a piece of paradise in the South Pacific, while cashing in on a strong tourist market the nation provides. Despite property prices having gone up significantly over the past four years, Fiji is a still popular real estate destination amongst Australians, New Zealanders and North Americans seeking a more affordable holiday or retirement alternative when compared with other similar destinations such as Tahiti and Hawaii. Real estate options vary greatly, from remote country hideaways, to coconut plantations, coastal and hillside properties or even entire islands and there are no restrictions on buying property provided foreigners obtain a renewable 3-year permanent residency.
|Finland Property Forum |
In fact tourism from Russian visitors alone saw a rapid upturn of 30% last year, making Finland an exciting place in which to invest in property while prices remain very affordable. Finland’s wintery appeal brings a strong demand for tourist property, particularly in eastern regions and in the northern “hotspot” of Lapland. Tourist attractions encompass world-class ski slopes, icy vistas and many outdoor activities such as snowboarding and golf in the lower regions.
|German Property Forum |
As the third largest economy in the world, foreign purchase of property in Germany offers steady investment potential, particularly in the cities where high rental yields can be generated. With a high standard of living and GDP predicted to reach 2.5% in 2007, Germany is widely considered to be one of Europe's hottest long-term property investment hotspots.
|Greek Property Forum |
For many, Greece is synonymous with crystal blue waters, warm sunshine and happy, friendly people. With tourism accounting for 15% of Greek GDP, investors concentrate on buy-to-let and large scale hotels as vehicles to fuel safe investments within a strong tourist market. Property prices are still at a fraction of those in other favourites like France or Spain, making Greece a highly affordable and lucrative investment option.
|Honduran Property Forum |
Property buyers and tourists are discovering the beauty of Honduras, also known for its biodiversity. It provides more than 6,000 species of plants, including magnificent orchids, 250 species of reptiles and more than 700 bird species. Property in Honduras is equally diverse, offering very well-priced tropical retreats on the beachfront or hilltops.
|Hungarian Property Forum |
With full membership of the European Union on its side, Hungary's success as one of the fastest growing world economies is taking leaps and bounds. The adoption of the euro in 2010 leaves investors anticipating interesting results. Hungary is now a highly desirable country in which to invest either in ski and lake resorts or in Budapest where latest figures show some 5,000 property investments were made by foreigners last year.
|Indian Property Forum |
Currently there is an undersupply of high quality housing and commercial premises in the city centres, making India a viable option for property investment. Many large corporate and IT companies are based in developing cities and large scale quality construction is underway to accommodate these enterprises and their workers. Land investments are therefore also highly lucrative at the present time.
|Italian Property Forum (1 guest)|
The south of Italy offers low entry into a territory which is european, safe and already has established infrastucture.
|Japanese Property Forum |
Despite a serious recession in 2004, Japan has since pushed onwards to offer a very strong economic climate for property investors today. Until recently, Japan was pretty much ignored by foreign real estate investors, but, thanks to its successful economic recovery, low interest rates and steadily rising property prices, many international buyers are now noticing the strong potential that Japanese real estate is offering. Global investment giants such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are pouring vast sums of money into the country’s commercial property sector which, in turn, encourages individual investors to follow suit.
|Jordanian Property Forum |
The property market in Jordan is booming: prices have been rising by some 20% per annum over the past year, while land has appreciated by double this amount. Amman is increasingly seen as a good place in which to invest, and Jordan is now a country which offers stability and security in an otherwise troubled region. Jordan’s opening to the sea, Aqaba, is experiencing an enormous property investment boom. Foreign buyers can purchase housing and land freely in Jordan, but they are not permitted to sell within five years. In the past, permission procedures were lengthy, but today approval can be obtained in just 10 days.
|Kenya Property Forum |
A world-famous safari and adventure travel destination, Kenya boasts many features to attract property purchasers and tourists. The beautiful, tropical Indian Ocean, and a cultural diversity with Moorish and Swahili roots attract package holiday makers looking for an entirely different experience only 3 hours flight away from the UK. Most buyers are focusing on the hotspot coastal regions of Mombassa and the safari parks themselves. Today´s stable economy incites overseas buyer confidence and Kenya is now a popular place in which to buy a holiday home.
|Lithuanian Property Forum |
The former Soviet republic of Lithuania now offers great opportunity for property buyers as an up-and-coming emerging market. An EU member, Lithuania offers real estate buyers a safe and solid economic climate in which to invest. Today property is still very affordable and, with over 60% of the local population owning property, the re-sales market is kept buoyant. Today Lithuania’s young workers have leapt onto the property ladder, providing further growth in the market. Continued impressive growth of Lithuania’s economy and increased consumer spending power has initiated steady growth in the real estate sector. The real estate market boom spreads out from the capital, Vilnius, to other major Lithuanian cities. New construction of modern shopping centres, commercial and recreational sites, warehouses and residential buildings are now being developed across Lithuania, offering a promising investment for today’s overseas buyers.
|Malaysian Property Forum |
The Malaysian property market is currently in the early stage of a promising growth spurt. Due to a strong economic climate and new government incentives to encourage foreign investment in real estate in Malaysia, many property purchasers around the world are currently looking to Malaysia as a lucrative property market in which to invest.
|Malta Property Forum |
Malta offers a healthy market in which to invest by virtue of its well established tourist industry and a stable economy. Although the property market slowed at the end of 2003 around the time of the budget, Malta's entry into the EU is increasing demand for property on the island and a limited supply of property on this small island is driving prices upwards.
|Mexico Property Forum |
Tourist hotspots provide strong rental markets for investors in properties located in the popular resorts such as Cancun and Acapulco. The government has introduced investment opportunities and incentives allowing international investors to purchase real estate that was formally restricted to local buyers only, including prime land for tourism development along the coastal regions.
|Montenegro Property Forum |
Montenegro is an interesting property investment proposition as it positions itself for EU accession talks in the near future. With the country's economy undergoing growth along with foreign direct investment, the Montenegro property market promises to be an exciting long-term investment as well as a strong buy-to-let option in cities and popular tourist resorts today.
|New Zealand Property Forum |
International awareness of New Zealand’s appeal as a property and holiday location is on the increase. While GDP figures are high, property purchasing power in New Zealand is strong. Prices continue to creep upwards and despite a rise in interest rates, demand for real estate still remains high across the country from both tourists and foreign professionals alike. Recently introduced rental legislation ensures that rentals are safer and fairer for both landlords and tenants, making buy-to-let investment in New Zealand an excellent choice to supply a growing demand for rental property amongst those first time buyers who are currently priced out of the property market in New Zealand.
|Nicaragua Property Forum |
Nicaragua has seen a huge increase in foreign investment in recent years, all due to a number of government incentive schemes to improve the country's economy and infrastructure. A wealth of superb beaches currently brings in record numbers of visitors, in turn encouraging further activity from real estate developers and investors, all looking to profit from Nicaragua's growing economy and promising property investment market.
|Panama Property Forum |
A favourable tax regime and the government's resolve to develop the country's tourist industry are contributing to the growth of overseas property investment in Panama. The cost of living is affordable, the climate is superb and a busy business community in the city all make Panama a highly attractive investment destination.
|Philippines Property Forum |
The Philippines with its 7,100 islands, boast many attractive properties for sale to foreigners. Property prices are excellent when compared with Western prices and the cost of living is also low. Added to this, most of the population speaks English, making for an ideal holiday home or retirement destination.
|Poland Property Forum |
Property in Poland offers property investors a strong market in which to purchase city properties and supply a growing demand for both residential and commercial properties in and around booming business districts. A multi-faceted country with picturesque Medieval spirit blended with modern day professionalism, Poland is currently offering purchasers a highly lucrative property market in which to invest.
|Portuguese Property Forum |
Tourists and investors are drawn to Portugal due to its relaxed, modern lifestyle, warm climate, proximity to the rest of Europe and relatively low property prices. A stable economic and political climate, along with new opportunities within both mature and emerging areas of the country, all make Portugal an attractive property investment market.
|Qatar Property Forum |
Located in the Persian Gulf, Qatar is the latest Middle Eastern country to offer foreign property purchasers the chance to invest in some of the most luxurious properties in the world. The majority of international real estate investors agree that Qatar is the next centre to experience dramatic growth. This is due to the country's substantial economic growth and a record growth in population.
|Romanian Property Forum |
Romania is ideal for property purchasers who relish the idea of being amongst the first to invest in a new, growing economy prior to EU membership in 2007/2008. Investment is flooding in from foreign enterprises however will this market have the longevity to provide a stable base for Property Investors.
|Saint Lucia Property Forum |
Homebuyers and tourists alike flock to Saint Lucia to enjoy its exotic Caribbean wonders and traditional lifestyle. Having been settled by the British and the French in the past, the island echoes influences from both nations, while a French-inflected patois is spoken by the locals and English is used at most hotels and tourist areas.
|St Vincent and the Grenadines Property Forum |
Located in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation with a British colonial history and today it is part of the Commonwealth of Nations and CARICOM. Volcanic and hurricane prone, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is not the most popular region of the Caribbean islands, but it is as beautiful and interesting as a tourist and property destination, particularly amongst an up-market jet-set and yachting communities. The frequent storms often affect the economy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by wiping out its banana crops. Saint Vincent is home to a small offshore banking sector, while tourism investments are largely considered to have great potential over the next decade.
|Singapore Property Forum |
Singapore is located in a geographical vantage point, attracting global business and offering easy trade access to the rest of the world. Property investors benefit directly from its incomparable strengths in key industries such as information and communication technology, engineering, biomedical sciences, banking and finance. With ongoing economic growth topping 7%, particularly within its banking and financial sector, Singapore is a vibrant economic hub with huge construction projects now underway to produce much-needed high quality commercial and residential developments in key locations. Unsurprisingly, annual capital appreciation in the luxury property market is reaching double digits and, as the top convention city in Asia for 23 consecutive years, it continues to attract a steady influx of high-profile business activity.
|Slovakia Property Forum |
Due to recent economic reforms, Slovakia entered both the EU in 2004, creating a more reliable property market than ever before. Extremely low prices and a conveniently central location offer property investors in a healthy market with growth of approx. 20% per annum in high demand areas.
|South Africa Property Forum |
Foreign property investors in South Africa are today taking advantage of benefits such as tax breaks and a low rate of the Rand. Steady economic expansion and a growing middle class is fuelling the strong demand for more holiday properties, while increased international tourism is being boosted by government incentives to encourage further foreign investors into the country. These factors are making South Africa a highly lucrative property investment opportunity.
|Spanish Property Forum |
The Spanish property market provides buyers the ideal destination in which to re-locate or purchase a second or holiday home. However for an investor,are the golden years over due to too much supply, or is the market at the bottom of a trough and will peak in the coming years.
|Switzerland Property Forum |
Real estate prices in Switzerland are relatively low but, due to current restrictions on foreign ownership, the Swiss property market has been largely limited to national purchasers. However, overseas purchasers who invest in Switzerland enjoy ideal holiday homes in Alpine resorts, beautiful scenery, excellent skiing, clean air and a relaxed and civilized lifestyle.
|Thailand Property Forum |
The relatively undiscovered nature of Thailand means that property priceshere remain well below those of other worldwide locations offering such stunning natural resources. Thailand property provides a profit-rich environment, boasting some encouraging capital growth figures of around 10-15% per annum.
The future looks rosy?, or will complex land ownership laws affecting foreigners cause this potential investment gold mine to be abandoned early?
|Trinidad and Tobago Property Forum |
Situated in the southern Caribbean, the island of Trinidad is more urbanised than Tobago, while the two are connected by a 2 hour boat ride or a mere 15 minute flight. Trinidad is laden with beautiful forests and beaches, along with three mountain ranges dominating various parts of the island. Tobago, the quieter of the two, boasts some of the most spectacular and un-spoilt beaches in the Caribbean, as well as large areas of rainforest.
|Turkey Property Forum |
Turkey has been highly sought after as a holiday destination for a long time with around 25 million tourists flocking to the stunning beaches along the Turkish coast each year. The beautiful climate and exotic quality of life help to make Turkey a location that is much in demand.
Turkish property still offers enormous potential for returns on investment. Last year alone, property prices rose significantly with more people looking to purchase homes in Turkey. This extra demand is set to push prices up drastically.
|Ukraine Property Forum |
Foreign property buyers view the Ukraine as an exciting investment climate in which to do business. With enormous potential for property development and a strategic location within Europe, the Ukraine is now an emerging, though still immature market. Shrewd investors are looking at Ukraine’s low property prices with a view to obtaining substantial profits in the long term. Kiev is a property hotspot and homebuyers and property investors are already enjoying strong capital growth, due to an economic boom over the past five years, with privatisation creating a freer economy and stronger investment potential than ever before. With more jobs and competitiveness, an increased local demand for residential lettings and commercial property is now emerging.
|United Arab Emirates Property Forum (1 guest)|
The UAE attracts high growth rates and excellent rental yields in key locations. Backed by government funded property projects, much of the real estate in the UAE is a safe option as it attracts top developers and constructions companies. As a consequence, properties available for purchase are famous for their extremely high quality.
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|United Kingdom Property Forum |
As one of the most developed countries in the world, the UK offers a reassuring environment in which to invest in real estate. Below are some key factors to consider when researching a property purchase in the UK.
|Uruguay Property Forum (1 guest)|
Uruguayis a small, beautiful part of South America where overseas property buyers can purchase without restrictions, while enjoying stunning white sandy beaches and an interesting culture. Motevideo, Uruguay’s capital city and home to over half the country’s population, boasts many museums, parks and other tourist attractions while foreign property investors tend to concentrate on Punta del Este, Uruguay’s most fashionable and well-equipped seaside resort. It is easily accessed at only 145 km from Montevideo, and attracts a steady flow of year-round tourists.
|USA Property Forum |
US Real Estate is as diverse as the USA itself. Of particular interest to investors is sunny Florida with its beautiful sunshine and sandy beaches. This is due to the huge rental attraction of the area.
|Venezuela Property Forum |
Today property prices in Venezuela are amazingly low, and excellent holiday rental potential is the norm. due to year-round summer weather and a current shortage of accommodation to cater for the island’s booming tourist industry - in 2006 approximately 2 million tourist arrivals were recorded, an increase of 25% over the previous year. Short and long term property price appreciation is easily achieved; the government has introduced incentives to further develop the tourist industry and increasing numbers of foreign investors are moving in.
|Vietnam Property Forum |
Since various changes to fiscal and real estate investment laws in 2006, property in Vietnam has become an easier option to foreigners and many believe that Vietnam will become the next Thailand as a retirement and holiday home hotspot. Tourist figures are rocketing and new, highly affordable five star golf resorts are currently being built to further boost the property investment market.