Why investing in a care home is a wise move

Why investing in a care home is a wise move

Why investing in a care home is a wise move The return on investment that is achievable on traditional buy-to-lets has been hit hard by tax relief cuts and rule changes. The political and economic uncertainty that Brexit has created is slowing down investment in the buy-to-let market. So, is investing in a buy-to-let care home a good move? The straightforward answer is ‘YES’, and here’s why. Changing face of the UK population Over the last 50 years, the UK population has steadily...

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Metalworks Blog – Liverpool Series 2

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Jean Liggett, Managing Director at Properties of the World, shares her experience of her trip to Liverpool and the various developments that she visited. This time she describes visiting the site where the Metalworks Apartments were being developed. We reached the site where Metalworks was being built. It sits on the edge of Liverpool, one of Europe’s most exciting and dynamic cities. There hardly isn’t any distance between the development and the city centre; we managed to make it from...

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Liverpool Mini Blog Series – Strand Plaza

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Stunning View taken from 10th Floor (our pics) Jean Liggett, Managing Director at Properties of the World, recounts her experience of her trip to Liverpool and the various developments that she visited. This time she recounts her viewing of Strand Plaza. We once again descended upon the great city of Liverpool, a city full of culture, history and wonderful people, a top city destination for anyone visiting the North West. We have sold properties in Liverpool from as far back...

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Why Invest in Halifax (Yorkshire) – A Q&A with Jean

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  Halifax is a real surprise – I would describe it as a beautiful city with elegant and imposing architecture. Did you know – the architects that worked on the Town Hall additionally worked on the Parliament building? There is a real buzz in the area from the new cultural quarter, which includes the Piece Hall, the Square Chapel Arts Centre, and the Calderdale industrial museum – all of which have been refurbished and renovated in the past year. How did you find the city now compared to...

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Will Brexit Change the UK Hotel Industry?

Will Brexit Change the UK Hotel Industry?

It’s no secret that it is becoming more and more difficult to avoid all the talk of Brexit, and be exposed to some of the horror speculation which takes place on various news channels. This makes it difficult to wade through to the real truth about how the UK’s exit from the European Union will affect the UK hotel industry.  One of the main talking points is the slipping value of the British Pound against the Euro. With £1 getting you €1.13 (correct on 06/07/2018) it is no surprise that your...

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Joe’s Viewing Trip to our Newest Devon Hotel – The Foxglove

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1.You recently went to visit our newest hotel ‘The Foxglove’ in South Devon – what were your thoughts about the site and its surroundings? One of the main features of The Foxglove is the location – nestled in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside, and only a stone’s throw from the famous Dartmoor National Park. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, including wild ponies that roam freely around the countryside. When I first drove into the hotel, I immediately...

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Q&A with Magnus (Chatham Waters, Chatham)

Q&A with Magnus (Chatham Waters, Chatham)

Was this your first trip to Chatham? Yes, it was. Thinking about your recent trip to Chatham, what are your immediate thoughts? I have visited a lot of London’s commuter towns and compared to most Chatham is absolutely picturesque. It has this typical charming coastal town flair. There are plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants near the marina and everything is extremely well connected. Coming from London, it felt like taking a short holiday. Is there something in particular that stood out to...

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Our Contribution to the 2017 Parliamentary Review

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Although we have just begun our transition into autumn, there is already a special piece of news to share with you all! Properties of the World were invited to contribute to the 2017 Parliamentary Review for the Property Industry; to say it was an honour is truly an understatement. What is the Parliamentary Review? The Parliamentary Review is an indispensable guide to industry best practice that is headed up by the Rt Hon Philip Hammond. In each edition of...

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Properties of the World raise money for !

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre - Fundraiser

On Friday 18th August, we participated in the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in order to help fundraise for their youth programme. Alongside us, there were a number of other local businesses present – each arranged into teams of ten – who raced around Docklands and Canary Wharf. Our team was called the ‘Churchill Squad’ which is reflected in our choice of army/doctor costumes in commemoration of Winston Churchill’s unique and effective leadership during World War II. ...

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Michael’s Viewing Trip to Manchester


What stood out to you during your trip to Manchester? Firstly, the fast rate of growth of the city; I used to live in Manchester years ago, and in the past two years during my trips there, I have never seized to be amazed by how quickly Manchester is developing, especially around MediaCityUK and the development of the Metrolink. What stood out to me about the site itself is that it is equidistant from MediaCityUK and Manchester City Centre. It is also very spacious and...

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Q&A with Jean (Coach House, Halifax)

The Coach House Halifax - Properties of the World

By Sara Feiz Jean and Michael recently visited one of our development sites in Halifax, acting both as explorers and as business people, to meet one of our developers, assess life in this region and find out more about the current property market – more specifically, a brand new hotel we have just been given to sell exclusively! Jean – Managing Director at Properties of the World – has a wealth of experience in real estate, through family...

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Our Recent Viewing Trip to Doncaster

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This time last week, Jean Liggett (Managing Director), Tom Chamberlain and Scott Bernstein (Sales Consultants) took a trip to Doncaster for an exclusive viewing with the developer of a brand new development we were very recently instructed to sell. Doncaster is an upbeat, growing market city that boasts great transport links, a range of activities for the family to partake in and a growing restaurant, bar and shopping scene. Alongside this, its historic market – located in the town centre...

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Interview with Scott – My Experience of the UK Property Market

By Sara Feiz Scott is the newest addition to the Properties of The World (PoW) sales team and he boasts extensive experience in real estate –  not only from family investments and previous jobs, but also from setting up his own real-estate company. He is a proud father of four children, and when he manages to find some free time from his lifestyle, he loves to shop and play football – he is a major Tottenham fan! I had the opportunity to have a chat with him about his past experiences...

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Interview with Aga Zlatopolska – Properties of the World Sales Assistant


By Sara Feiz Today we wanted to share some memories with Aga, our Admin Manager, who is unfortunately leaving us. Aga is originally Latvian, and moved to the UK several years ago for educational purposes. She is one of our youngest employees, having recently finished studying a part-time degree in Herbal Medicine. She is also one of our most esteemed employees who has worked for Properties of the World for over two years. She recently decided to pursue a career related to her field of education...

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Interview with Jean Ligget (Managing Director at Properties of the World)

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Jean and Michael recently had the opportunity to our development sites in Halifax and Manchester, acting both as explorers and as business people, to assess life in the region the also the real estate investment opportunity there, for one of our hotel establishments and one of our residential buildings. Interview with Jean Ligget (Managing Director at Properties of the World) Jean is the Managing Director at properties of the World, and has a wealth of experience...

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Interviewing Michael Temchin (Head of Sales at Properties of the World)

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We interviewed Michael after his return from a successful Manchester business trip. Alongside taking in the current property offering around the city centre, he visited a number of exciting development sites and learned more about a residential project which is being run by one of the developers that we work very closely with. Interviewing Michael Temchin (Head of Sales at Properties of the World) What stood out to you during your trip to Manchester? Firstly,...

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Jean’s Trip to North Devon

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  Last week, I arrived in Barnstaple, the most populated town in North Devon. From here, I took a taxi to Woolacombe and during the journey, had a short but pleasant conversation with my driver who happened to be from the adjacent town of Braunton. He took me along a scenic short-cut route which cut through the country back roads and took a total of four miles off our overall journey. The road was enveloped by hedges on both sides and there was only...

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Heathrow, London… The New Crossrail Story?


London Heathrow is now the 2nd busiest airport in the world which comes as no surprise as it is also a mixed residential, hotel and office complex – there are currently more than 73,000 employees working across the airport. Right now, the Heathrow Express ferries people back and forth on a non-stop service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport every 15 minutes. It has the highest satisfaction rates in London and the South East from the UK rail passenger which...

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Battersea… A Prime Riverside Location


Battersea is the perfect area for those who long for the quintessential, private and green spaces you would expect to find within an affluent village, but who still appreciate such close proximity to great city bars, restaurants, art spaces and pubs. In this case, there is no need to journey as far as the West End (which is around 20mins away by taxi or car and around 25mins by train) with Battersea, Southbank , Chelsea and the River Thames boat services being almost a...

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Penthouses JUST Released in Liverpool Development

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The development is situated right in the centre of Liverpool, directly opposite James Street station and adjacent to Liverpool One, a huge, open air leisure, retail and residential complex offering 160 high profile stores. This previously commercial office space is currently being transformed by an award-winning architect into a nine-floor residential development providing a unique living space for young professionals looking to live in the heart of the city with absolutely...

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Hotel Operator ‘Giant Hospitality’ wins Go Tourism Award!


The Go Tourism Awards are held each year in order to celebrate and recognise the excellence of various region’s hospitality and tourism sectors. This year, both the Llandudno Bay Hotel and Caer Rhun Hall were shortlisted for the Go North Wales awards! Representatives from both organisations attended the awards ceremony at Venue Cymru on Thursday 24th November in Llandudno. Llandudno Bay Hotel was shortlisted for ‘Best Accommodation’ whilst Caer Rhun...

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60 seconds with… Tom Chamberlain (Property Consultant)


What is the difference between residential purchases and commercial? Clients tend to be less knowledgeable when it comes to commercial purchases. In fact, around 90% of my clients were unfamiliar with the concept at first! Commercial purchases involve a little more time explaining as we want each client to understand the differences which avoids confusion later on. From my point of view, that is the hardest part. One described, they are sold on the idea immediately.   What...

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Q&A with Michael and Jean (Tenby, Wales)


Taking Tenby… The team visited the town of Tenby, and although some were forced to leave due to planned engagements, Jean (Director, Properties of the World) and Michael (Head of Sales, Properties of the World) decided to stay on. I got them to share their views on the limited, but fulfilling days they spent there. Speaking to Michael about Tenby, it was hard to not feel like I had already been there myself because of the emotions his description evoked: “Just...

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Area Guide: Manchester


HISTORY, ICT AND CHIP BUTTY’S… Manchester is a large major city situated in North West England region. Manchester is known for its unique take on education and history; one example would be based in the Manchester Museum which displays works of archaeology and natural history from Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs. Fast Fact: Did you know Manchester was famous for what they called a Chip Barm – known today as a chip butty which is essentially,...

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Area Guide: London


A DIVERSE CAPITAL CITY… London is the capital of the UK and is situated in the South East of England, split by the River Thames. London is a very well known trading and manufacturing capital and was also the place of residents to several prominent historical figures including Shakespeare, The Kray Twins, Ronnie Biggs, Idris Elba, J.M.W. Turner, Charlie Chaplin and Twiggy just to name a few. It’s also home to some iconic landmarks such as Big...

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Area Guide: Birmingham


BIG, BOLD CITY OF BIRMINGHAM…! Birmingham is a large city situated in the West Midlands region of England. Known to many as a manufacturing powerhouse, the city is enriched in history with several industrial revolution landmarks dotted throughout the city. It’s also home to a large network of canals, many of which begin from Sherborne Wharf. An added bonus are the lines of trendy cafes and bars running along each canal, providing a superb place...

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Brexit: Our view on what it means for the UK property market?


BREXIT… Our view on what it means for the UK property market (Sent: Wednesday 20th July 2016)   Good Afternoon,   On Friday 23rd of June, Britain (despite just how narrow the difference was) voted to leave the European Union to the surprise of many. We cannot say we expected this outcome which is why, as a business owner, it has understandably taken some time to completely digest. Why have I chosen to push on and continue business as usual you...

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Newsletter: Our Latest Findings – UK Care Investments


UK Care Investments… We are always on the outlook for the right properties for you and your portfolio and July was no different as more and more of our clients sought advice on the various sectors in which they could invest their money… UK care investments are a type of investment you may have heard of, but perhaps, know little about. Care homes are an alternative to those who would rather venture away from residential buy-to-let’s....

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Area Guide: Reading


A Commuter Haven…. Reading is enriched in history and boasts a number of famous residences both current and past. In particular, a rather royal offering in the form of Kate Middleton, who was born in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in the heart of Reading. It was also home to Jane Austen who went to school in Reading and became a very famous novelist for several of her works, including ‘Mansfield Park’ and the very famous ‘Pride and Prejudice’ which both have film...

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Jean’s visit to Caer Rhun, North Wales

Caer Rhun, North Wales, Properties of the World

Jean’s visit to Caer Rhun, North Wales I still remember the first time I visited the Caer Rhun estate at the end of January. From the drive through the medieval town of Conwy – a world heritage UNESCO site – to the point when the car swerved in and out between the rolling hills of Conwy Valley… there was something almost magical about the views of the Snowdonia Mountains. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, mountains turned into greenery and we were...

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Liverpool Business Trip

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Liverpool Business Trip We always like to share our experience of visiting the developments that we offer. On the 12th of February, we went to Liverpool to view new properties. From the buzzing city centre area to Albert Docks, where the hustle and bustle transforms into a quiet serene riverside area, we enjoyed our day! As you may know, we have a personal approach to what we consider great customer service. We often visit...

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A Royal Visit

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Located deep in the heart of South Wales, the birth of a unique and breath-taking active lifestyle resort is taking place, Afan Valley Adventure Resort. The adrenaline fuelled resort will be accompanied with 600 cabins, a 100-bed hotel and a luxury spa. Snowflex from BRITON Engineering Developments, are building and designing the snow sports area at Afan Valley Adventure Resort. Once completed, the snow area will be the largest of its kind in the world – which is extremely...

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