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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

Liverpool View

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

Halifax Yorkshire

  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

The Foxglove Hotel Devon

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

Properties of The World Team

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

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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