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26 July 2012

Sussex Scaffolding UK

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by Brian Turner

Sussex Scaffolding UK
Sussex Scaffolding Ltd are on the leading scaffolding companies, covering the south-east of England. Services include: scaffolding, scaffolding hire, scaffolding towers, access scaffolding, general scaffolding services: Scaffolding | Scaffolding Hire | Scaffolding Towers | Scaffolding Companies Areas covered include: Bognor Regis, Brighton, Chichester, Crawley, East ...

2 July 2011

Building standards under scrutiny

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by Gill Montia

Building standards under scrutiny
A new steering group has been set up jointly by the Local Government Group and Home Builders' Federation to look at reducing the complexity of UK home building standards. Sir John Harman, a former Environment Agency chairman, will head the group, which will: Oversee ...

25 March 2008

Property Investment in Australia

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by Brian Turner

Property Investment in Australia
Guide to Property Investments in Australia Price values in the Australian property market took a fall from 2004 to 2005 and have been struggling to recover ever since. Some are predicting that the market is close to stabilizing and that now may be ...


Property Investment in Canada

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by Brian Turner

Property Investment in Canada
Guide to Property Investment in Canada The Canadian property market has been on a rise (although very slow) for the last several years. Housing prices have consistently risen and hit a high in 2006 of almost 11% (some regions have shown a near ...


Property Investment in Costa Rica

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by Brian Turner

Property Investment in Costa Rica
Guide to Property Investment in Costa Rica Costa Rica is one of those areas dream holidays are made of, but also represents a very promising place for property investment due to its strong market. Positve pointers: - strong property market - booming investment - easy buying process - ...


Property Investment in France

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by Brian Turner

Property Investment in France
Guide to Property Investment in France France enjoys being a popular tourist attraction for Brits and other Europeans, so the holiday rental potential remains strong in many areas. Just ensure you budget plenty for the required purchase costs. Positve pointers: - strong long-term investment - good rental ...

21 March 2008

Property Investment in Morocco

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by Brian Turner

Morocco
Property Investment Guide for Morocco Morocco has long been the place of choice for many of the rich and famous, particularly from the UK and property investments continue to be a winning choice. The area is exotic and historic and the weather is warm and dry. ...


Property Investment in Germany

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by Brian Turner

Germany
Property Investment Guide to Germany Germany's property market is moving along, but the pace is painfully slow. The market has actually been decreasing slightly since 2000. There was some increase in 2007, but only around 1%. The market in Germany is much less desirable ...


Property Investment in Cyprus

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by Brian Turner

Cyprus
Overview of the Cyprus Property Market The property market has been on the rise in Cyprus over the last few couple of years. After a very slight decline in 2005, price increases have been going up. The increase reached an impressive 12% in 2007 and ...


Property Investment in the USA

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by Brian Turner

USA
Basic Property Investment Guide for the United States The United States real estate market had been in an artificial boom for several years, fueled mainly by sub-prime mortgages. In 2006, the market began to correct itself and prices have slowed down. Still, the rise has ...

10 March 2008

10 Golden Rules of Property Investment

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by Sylvana Young

10 Golden Rules of Property Investment
The buy-to-let industry is nothing new; people have been renting property from landlords since the earliest time of property ownership, but in recent years the man in the street has had unprecedented access to property finance for investment purposes as lenders ...

3 March 2008

Property Investment in Argentina

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by Brian Turner

Argentina
Investing in the Argentina Property Market Argentina is a country ripe for investment. As recently as 2001, the economy had a meltdown and the country has been recovering since. Today that recovery process, along with the weak Argentine peso, had made the property market in ...


Property Investment in Egypt

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by Brian Turner

Egypt
Investing in the Egyptian Property Market It has not been that long ago that the Egyptian property market fell on hard times. In 1997, there was a massive housing oversupply due to inexperienced companies jumping into a market that they didn't understand. Many of the ...


Property Investment in Panama

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by Brian Turner

Panama
Investing in the Property Market of Panama Panama is a property market that is on the rise, and currently it is a market dominated by retirees and investors. Many major developments are being constructed (including a Trump project expected to reach the $400 million mark). ...


Property Investment in Bulgaria

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by Brian Turner

Bulgaria
Investing in the Bulgarian Property Market The Bulgarian property market has been on an increase over the last few years. The prices are expected to continue to rise in 2008, although is will be less than the 30% of 2007. The potential is great in ...


Repaint front door if you want to sell your home

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by Kay Mitchell

Repaint front door if you want to sell your home
According to the Co-operative Bank, those selling their property should think about repainting their front door. The front door and garden is the first thing a prospective buyer sees so should make an impression. Fresh seasonal flowers, ...

28 February 2008

Government works towards making new homes carbon neutral

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by Kay Mitchell

Government works towards making new homes carbon neutral
New build homes are to receive an energy rating from 1 May as the Government works towards its aim of making all new homes carbon neutral by 2016. New homes will be ranked according to the Code for Sustainable ...

16 January 2008

Warning on property investment in Portugal

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by Brian Turner

Warning on property investment in Portugal
Property investors looking to buy in Portugal are being warned to ensure you are dealing with proper accredited estate agents. It comes as an increasing number of companies offering property for sale in Portugal on the internet and in magazines are not ...

7 December 2007

The future of buy-to-let investment

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by Brian Turner

The future of buy-to-let investment
Today's opinion piece comes from Neil Young, CEO of Young Group Property Portfolio Managers: This week's fall in interest rates has been widely predicted due to the disparity between base rate and LIBOR, which has impacted business costs and consumer loans/mortgages. ...

6 December 2007

Finding cracks in a new build home

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by Brian Turner

Finding cracks in a new build home
I hadn't noticed until a joiner - brought in to finish our new shed - pointed it out. Cracks in the mortar around the top of a window of our Grantown-design Barratts property. Further examination showed cracking of some kind around ...