Category: Foreign Property Markets

Is Miami Beach a Good Place To Invest in Real Estate?

Miami Beach is official 100 years old! To celebrate, we are looking at whether purchasing property in the Miami Beach area is a good investment or not.

Miami Beach attracts an international crowd and the rich and famous have long chosen Miami Beach as a favoured area for second homes. South Beach is probably the most popular area and commands the highest prices particularly as property supply is quite constrained. However there are some delightful Art Deco buildings in the central South Beach area that are protected from development – the prices are reasonable and the protection means these prices are likely to remain stable and therefore represent a good investment.

Top 4 Places To Invest in 2015 with a Beach

Beach real estateThe weather is getting warmer and many of us are starting to dream of a beach holiday. Beaches have always attracted people and tourists and this makes them a good place to invest in property. So where should you start looking if you wanted to invest in a property near a beach?

1. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is a really popular destination for sun seekers of all nations. It’s also one of the top places for Caribbean property investors for two reasons. Firstly, there is a strong rental demand from tourists. However there is also a growing expat population and this is helping property prices. Secondly, compared to the rest of the Caribbean, property prices are lower and potentially could offer better returns over time.


Spain offers residency to anyone buying a home worth more than 160,000 Euro

Spain looks set to offer residency to anyone buying property worth over £130,000 in a bid to save their housing market. At present, there are said to be 700,000 unsold Spanish properties on the market and new policy could see foreigners being given residency permits if they buy a property worth more than 160,000 Euro.

Trade Ministry secretary Jaime Garcia-Legaz said the plan, which is expected to be approved in the coming weeks, is aimed specifically at the Chinese and Russian markets.

Property Watch: Spain rules the roost

Spain’s austerity measures certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of property investors in September, according to’s Investment Watch.

Three of the top ten spots in the Investment Watch table were taken up by properties in Spain, with La Manga and Ibiza proving to be very popular destinations for prospective investors.

Properties in Las Lomas Village, Murcia and Ibiza attracted more enquiries than all other properties in the table combined, which shows that Spain’s retains its enduring ability to attract sun-seeking property investors.

Brazil also featured heavily in the table, which comes as no surprise given the perennial appeal of beach properties.

Country Focus: Brazilian Property

Brazil is a great country to look at for prospective foreign property purchasers.

Brazil is looking to have the third largest tourism economy by 2020 and this means good news for property investors in the country. Being hosts of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games should drive up visitor numbers. 134 million has also been earmarked for international promotion of Brazil by Embratur (The Brazilian Institute of Tourism) and this means that Brazil will be at the forefront of many people’s minds over the coming years.

At a glance: Buying property in Greece

The Greek housing market is all at sea, according to’s latest At a Glance report.

The infographic, which depicts the activity on the portal over the last year, shows that interest in mainland property is markedly low compared to homes on the islands, which accounted for an overwhelming 64.97 per cent of all enquiries.

The Peloponnese was the most popular region on solid ground, generating 15.49 per cent of enquiries, while Attica received some attention thanks to property in Athens, but northern areas, such as Central Macedonia, received far fewer enquiries. Some, such as West Macedonia, saw no enquiries whatsoever – indicative of a lack of sellers as much as buyer demand.

Bag a property bargain in Albania

Albania PropertyDoes the thought of traveling to the usual hotspots of Spain, Greece and France no longer appeal? If the desire to expand one’s horizons in search of ancient history, imposing mountains and calm blue waters seems more tempting than fighting for a square inch of beach to lay your towel on the Costa del Sol, the Adriatic nation of Albania might just make for the perfect summer destination this year.