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    With all the scare mongering in the papers about the credit crunch and banks offering less appealing mortgages, I was curiuos as to where people have got their eyes on for investment? I have heard that Egypt is quite hot at the moment, would you agree? Or do you see some idea BTL opportunities in the UK?

    Look forward some needed help!!
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    British Columbia, Canada

    We bought in Vancouver, British Columbia, a few years ago and have subsequently added to our portfolio (and now moved here from the UK). While Canada is expecting to be hit by the US market, BC is a special case - prices locally have shot up over the past 5 years, but they're still comparatively good value. You can pay $850 psf in Downtown Vancouver - compared with $8000 psf in central London. What's more, the 2010 Winter Olympics will be held here which is boosting a huge amount of construction and infrastructure upgrades, and immigration is bringing about 50,000 new people into the province each year - and they all need somewhere to live. The rental market is tight - with near zero rental vacancies in the urban areas, it is easy to find renters for your properties. What's more, the legal and construction systems here are very well regulated, and very familiar to Brits - no worries about not understanding the system, or translation issues. We have been featured on a website which I can't name as this is my first post (!) but which would tell you exactly how we did it. If you want any more comments on what is happening here, just ask.

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      I would recommend Dubai. There are many stories in the media that demonstrate how the credit crunch has benefited the property sector there. It is the fastest appreciating property sector in the world, and the city has had sooooo much investment ploughed into it that it will be booming for a good while yet. You can still get reasonable off-plan property - my friend bought a studio 3 months ago and it has already gone up 5K. He went for a place called Jumeirah Village, which is next to a thing called dubailand - the biggest leisure development in history, 3x the size of Disneyland that will be finished soon. Just look at the price of property in Orlando before and after Disney land was built. It is also next to Sports City - they have just announced Dubai will try for one of the Olympics and they should get it because Sports City is Olympic ready, and they have never hosted an Olympics in the Middle East before. Again, just look at the price of property in East London and how the Olympics has affested that...Check out a company called No More Hotels

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      • #4
        Dubai is the best place to park your money. I live in dubai and working in property market. I have seen people earning good returns in days and months. Lots of great oppertunies are there. BUT this is the right time for investment cause prices are going higher n higher..dont wait..

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        • #5
          go for dubai or spain guys.spanish property deals for me are number 1

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          • #6
            Turkey is the best to invest £300 per week summer rental

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            • #7
              Remember the downtime though with a holiday based rental property, if you only rent 30 weeks of the year thats £173 per week

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gdwebs View Post
                Remember the downtime though with a holiday based rental property, if you only rent 30 weeks of the year thats £173 per week
                Down time is a big factor when investing, and needs to be taken very seriously.

                Also, we do have a global crunch on our hands, so be careful where and what you invest in.

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                • #9
                  Yes the down time is a big factor but you can aquire winter rental not just as much income. A lot of people look short term rental in the winter.

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                  • #10
                    I've heard bad stories about Dubai - although I've never really looked deeply into it. It could be a fantastic investment but don't forget to do your homework. I've heard that there might be an overdevelopment of the place. Huge numbers of new builds and not enough people to put into them.

                    but like I said - I've never looked at it in any depth
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                    • #11
                      Interesting to see this comments on the thread - Spain is already in collapse, but not sure if the Dubai bubble has burst yet?

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                      • #12
                        Bulgaria is the best place, don`t you think so?
                        I can tell you a lot of interesting stories about this beautiful country! Write to me!

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                        • #13
                          Property investment in Mauritius

                          We've been looking at buying overseas for some time now and we're now looking at these properties in Mauritius (see Emerald Heights Mauritius). We have searched the internet and read as much as we can on Mauritius but everything we read obviously only promotes the island.

                          We'd like to know people's thoughts on whether it is a good place to invest as the website suggests. Also any insider knowledge on the island would be appreciated.

                          PS. Government officials need not respond.

                          Thank you in advance for your help.

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                          • #14
                            What about Cyprus? I believe the prices in the Town centres have droped and for sure they will elevate again? Any one got any comments on Cyprus?

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                            • #15
                              Portugal has always been a great place for property, there are still some great bargains around, especially away from the tourist regions.
                              Take a look at some of the properties and prices here.
                              Chavetejo Estate Agents: Property for Sale and rent in Central Portugal: Quintas, Villas, Houses, Farms, Casas, Cottages, Building Plots, Renovation Projects
                              www.gekkoportugal.com
                              A guide to buying property in Portugal
                              www.chavetejo.com
                              INCI Estate Agents, AMI 7856

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