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Credit Crunch = Prime Investment Opportunity

Credit Crunch = Prime Investment Opportunity

Posted on 17. Jan, 2009 by Alan Forsyth.

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Firstly, can I just say how good the new website is looking!  I am impressed.
I was speaking to an investor this week, and we were both agreeing the credit crunch has a lot of positives for existing investors.
While the media may make you think anyone owning a lot of buy to let property is at [...]

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Returns from Property

Returns from Property

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 28 November 2007
Myself and James Syson, our portfolio manager have sat down with around 100 investors over the last 6 weeks, and a common theme throughout has been investors not being sure what returns on their investment they are achieving – and therefore their ideas on what properties are performing best are often [...]

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Investment Property in Wroclaw in Poland

Investment Property in Wroclaw in Poland

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 05 November 2007
There is a shortfall of 42,000 houses in Wroclaw – and Knight Frank’s have calculated it will take 16 years to meet this current demand at the current building rate of just 2600 units per year - and this demand is increasing every day due to the maturation of the baby [...]

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Buy to Let – excellent way to grow your own Business

Buy to Let – excellent way to grow your own Business

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 15 October 2007
When I sit down with investors and they ask me what area of property investing they should go into, I almost always will say go for buy to let and will relate it to business.
If you think of large businesses and how they measure growth and performance – they will continually [...]

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Huge Demand for Property in Sofia

Huge Demand for Property in Sofia

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 14 June 2007
Hi,
I have just had 3 days in Sofia, checking on the market. I have been targetting the housing market there – as there is a huge under supply – indeed there are no large scale developers building houses.
This seems incredible considering there is a demand for a minimum of 60,000 new [...]

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Knight Frank Latest Ratings

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 29 May 2007
Hi All,
As reported in the Sunday Times lenders are restricting the best rates to those on higher salaries eg RBS will lend 100% rental coverage but only if you earn £75k per annum or more. It would appear they are trying to protect themselves from new investors and those on low [...]

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Secondary Cities in Emerging Markets

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 21 May 2007
Hi All,
Hope you are well.
I have had a busy few weeks as busy as ever in Uk and in Czech Republic working on some large deals – I hope your investing is going to plan this year.
Secondary Cities in Emerging Countries
I am a big fan of some of the emerging countries [...]

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The US and UK Property Markets

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 27 March 2007
Hi everyone,
Hope you are well – and investing wisely.
I have had a busy 2 weeks in London, meeting investors and developers, and in Nottingham finalising several deals.
Good to see British summer time here as well and the brighter evenings - I may even venture onto the golf course soon…..
This weekend I [...]

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Czech Republic and Morocco Looking Good

Posted on 30. Oct, 2008 by Alan Forsyth.

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Posted on 20 March 2007
Hi,
Hope all your investing is going well.
Czech Republic is looking an excellent investment right now – with prices rising in Prague as demand still outweighs supply and the mortgage market opens up even further. Locals and investors alike are attracted to the excellent value, and with VAT being added next year [...]

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