With more annual visitors than population France remains the most visited country in the world. There is much to do in France and travelling is easy with superb road and rail systems. Property values have not changed much for some years but signs are good and as we are all aware the desirable areas will always command attention. To help support the tourist industry, the government instituted the “French Leaseback Scheme” which is a great benefit to those investing in property for both long term or short term renting.
Germany is the fifth largest economy in the world and enjoys a high standard of living. With about 82 million people it is the most populous country in the European Union and is the worlds third largest importer/exporter of goods. Whilst many Germans travel extensively there is a strong tradition of taking holidays at home in Germany. Surprisingly house prices are still relatively low which makes it a good place to invest in order to get good and stable returns. Stretching from the Baltic to the Alps there is a wide variety of countryside and scenery, much of which is protected. Being in the heart of Europe Germany has a very rich and varied history and there are numerous places of interest.
Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. Its oceanside location influences many aspects of its culture – salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major tourist destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s-1800s, when Portugal had a maritime empire. Come and have a look at our properties available in Portugal.
King Juan Carlos and the national soccer team may be out of the limelight but Spain is still looking forward to a glowing future ahead. Growth is already boosting employment, opening the way to a virtuous cycle of increased demand and more job creation. Growth predictions for next year are being revised upwards, some to over 2%. Investors have arrived in force, hoping it will soon be party time again. Life will get better for credit-starved small businesses, after the European Central Bank announced €400 billion ($544 billion) of cheap loans to euro-zone banks that lend more to businesses.
With other fiscal measures designed to stimulate growth even more, the future looks bright for Spain once again.
The old adage “an Englishman's home is his castle” is quite relevant today with property prices showing such rapid growth in values. The high volume of new building and the current housing stock shortage would seem to ensure that in UK property will always be a safe investment. The enormous interest from non British buyers also helps to keep values moving up.
Whilst USA is showing modest growth coming out of the recent recession the The property market is showing good growth and getting stronger. Long known as the land of opportunity today USA offers exactly that. If you are looking to invest for either income or lifestyle there is much to choose from. Whilst the dollar remains low against many other currencies it makes this an ideal time to buy. There are all sorts of housing shortages because there has been no construction for the last six years.