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Top 10 reasons to invest in Florida

Top 10 reasons to invest in Florida

With billionaire real estate investor Warren Buffett proclaiming recently that "within a year or so, residential housing problems [in the US] should largely be behind us", investor confidence in the US and more specifically the perennially popular Floridian real estate market has returned.

US and Japan to lead pick up in distressed properties

The US and Japan are set to see the biggest rise in distressed sales in the first quarter of 2010, according to latest RICS research.

Enjoy nature in style at Olde Mill

Enjoy nature in style at Olde Mill

Olde Mill is more than just a burgeoning 850-acre residential community in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, VA and Winston-Salem, NC – it’s a calling to nature and a lifestyle that embraces peaceful living and outdoor recreation. From walking trails and fishing holes, wineries to music festivals, Olde Mill tunes into a relaxing wavelength which soothes the soul.

Opportunities abound for UK buyers in Florida, the Sunshine State

Opportunities abound for UK buyers in Florida, the Sunshine State

“The Florida market is resilient and is already coming back”. That is one conclusion in a new report on the Florida property market from Winkworth International Developments. The Sunshine State is predicted to attract significant attention from overseas buyers in 2010 looking for excellent value for money.

US market proves a hit with bargain hunting Brits

While Spain and France remain the two most popular destinations for Brits buying abroad, making up a combined 60% of all international searches for property in July, it is the US market which recorded the greatest increase in interest over the last year – with searches up by 125% on July 2008, according to Primelocation International’s Search Index.

US property market proves hit with bargain hunting Brits

While Spain and France remain the two most popular destinations for Brits buying abroad, making up a combined 60% of all international searches for property in July, it is the US market which recorded the greatest increase in interest over the last year – with searches up by 125% on July 2008, according to Primelocation International’s Search Index.

Detroit turns to motoring its property market

Detroit turns to motoring its property market

Detroit, once the centre of America's automobile industry, is now probably better known by investors as the 'property investors dream'. Hit heavily by the US economic downturn and property foreclosures, Detroit has a large supply of under market value property.

Green buildings attracting higher rents in US

Buildings in the US with a high Energy Star rating are attracting rental premiums of three percent per square foot compared with non-green buildings of the same size, location and function, according to new research commissioned by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

Kickstart to the US property market

Obama’s announcement this week of US$275 billion in funds to help mortgage holders has been widely proclaimed as a much-needed boost to the US housing market.

American property becomes more appealing

The US Federal Reserve announced last week that it would cut the federal funds rate from 1% to between 0 and 0.25%, a move that should lower the cost of mortgages and make a US property investment even more appealing.

American property offering fantastic opportunities

Lawrence Yun, chief economist of the National Association of Realtors, told a press conference that the number of international buyers operating in the sector "may be doubling over the next ten years".

Yours for £25 - A $1.25m perfect Florida holiday home

Yours for £25 - A $1.25m perfect Florida holiday home

A British ex-pat couple are launching the UK’s first online overseas holiday home competition to sell their $1.25m luxury Florida property.

There’s no place like home: The US Gulf Coast 3 years on

There’s no place like home: The US Gulf Coast 3 years on

The 29th of August 2008 is an incredibly significant date on the calendar of all those living along the Gulf Coast of America, it marks the 3rd anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina came ashore and devastated the lives of tens of thousands of Americans.

US property boosted by reasons for economic competitiveness

US property boosted by reasons for economic competitiveness

The U.S. sub-prime housing market crash is rolling into its third year seemingly unabated, and several prominent economists have gone on record to say that the U.S. economy is already in recession.

Starting a new life in Florida has proved successful

Jonathan Marriott grew up in London where he lived with his wife and two children and ran a graphic design business.