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April 16, 2019

Homeowners are ‘bored of Brexit’ and want to get on with their lives

House prices are soaring because homeowners are "bored of Brexit" and want to get on with their lives, a new report says. The average asking price on a home jumped…
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April 15, 2019

Buy To Let – A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started

Buy To Let A Comprehensive Guide to Getting 4 APRIL 2019 The once thriving buy-to-let market in Britain had the wind knocked out of it in 2016 when former Chancellor…
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December 21, 2018

The APW Investor Profile Series: the Dubai expat

  Expats around the world live very different lives; however, there are some things they share in common.  The importance of diversified portfolios for future retirement income is a widely…
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August 13, 2018

What kind of property does £100k buy you around the world?

Spending power for property varies greatly around the world. In fact, it’s remarkable just how much - or how little - that 100k can get you. All sorts of factors…
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August 10, 2018

Buy to Sell

What is a Buy-to-Sell Investment Strategy and why does it matter? We’ve looked before at the importance of an investment strategy, and covered the most popular buy-to-let strategy in some…
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August 10, 2018

Buy to Let

What is a Property Investment Strategy and why do you need one? Understanding the benefits of investment is straightforward, and many clients understand this well. Indeed, if you’re reading this,…
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April 11, 2018

This simple strategy will explode your portfolio

We often hear of compounding interest rates and the power of these in conventional investments: over a few decades, a modest sum of money can become a rather large sum…
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April 10, 2018

What makes an expat mortgage deal great?

If you’re like most people, the issue of getting a mortgage from overseas will be top of mind. In fact, more and more expats are in the same position, all…
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April 5, 2018

Meet Stuart Williamson, founding director of APW

Meet Stuart Williamson As one of the founding directors at APW, Stuart Williamson has a wealth of investment experience and brings his expertise to the many people he meets around…
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March 27, 2018

Where’s the cheapest place in the world to retire?

  Retirement means switching from a dependable, regular salary to a lifestyle in which your investments and pensions provide for your needs. More and more people are exchanging gloomy, wet…
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March 12, 2018

Innovative Ways to Invest in Property

As investors reach their end goal – usually retirement – there is a very real need to make sure that the portfolio is diversified. This is achieved by ensuring that…
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February 26, 2018

These people will never retire (could you be one of them?)

Retirement lies ahead for all of us: that time of our life to rest, relax, and take stock. And hopefully to enjoy the fruits of a lifetime’s labour. Or rather,…
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January 25, 2018

Birmingham’s latest attraction: Smithfield Square

Smithfield Square, in Birmingham City Centre, is a property development so special that we are devoting an entire article to it. Of all the hotspots currently in play across the…
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January 25, 2018

How to retire with purpose

A prosperous retirement is a goal that looms in all our minds, and it’s our mission statement to help our clients achieve exactly that. A prosperous retirement is characterised by…
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December 22, 2017

4 truly awful financial investments

As much as we often write about excellent places to put money, there is no shortage of terrible, toxic ones where your money is likely gone forever. Terrible investments can…
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December 22, 2017

Why Manchester is winning

Why are investors shifting away from London and looking to invest in Manchester? With a population of 2.6m, Manchester is the second largest economic hub after London. Set firmly on…
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December 22, 2017

APW Investor Profile Series: the expatriate in the Middle East

Continuing our series which looks at how individual investors have used property investment in their own circumstances, we consider a couple based in Muscat, Oman. The investor couple are both…
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November 26, 2017

APW Investor Profile Series: the Expatriate Couple in Hong Kong

Every so often, we look at real-life case studies of APW Prosperity investors, to understand how a range of property options can be used by individuals in very different circumstances.…
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November 26, 2017

Trains, Planes – and Increased Property Equity

One of the messages we often communicate in our dealings with clients is the need to look for property investment in areas where there is an ‘economic centre of gravity’.…
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November 26, 2017

How you can (and why you should) buy UK property for investment

I meet many individuals every month, working overseas in a range of expatriate destinations. APW has a presence in the Middle East and Asia, and we have even been known…
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November 26, 2017

What are Property Retail Bonds?

Investors traditionally invest in bricks and mortar: a house or apartment is the most tangible way to invest in the property market. However, there are other ways in which the…
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October 24, 2017

Stamp Duty and Tax: what expat investors need to know

Buying a property is a daunting and sometimes confusing area, and an issue that is right at the top of the expat buyer’s mind is the question of tax implications.…
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October 24, 2017

Real Life People: An Investor Case Study

In our work with expat investors around the world, we encounter many individual situations where property investment works. There is a good number of working professionals using property investment as…
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September 20, 2017

Why should you buy property in Birmingham?

An investment success story Birmingham, heart of the West Midlands, is the powerhouse of the industrial north of England – and represents an excellent area for property investment with a…
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September 19, 2017

Our Partners Prosperity Wealth – How did Prosperity Wealth come about?

Meet the man who founded it, Joe Billingham Prosperity Wealth’s founder, Joe Billingham, has a long career in property. As the founder of Prosperity Wealth in 2007, Joe’s 25 years…
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September 19, 2017

Is it difficult to get a mortgage for a UK property?

You might be surprised at how easy it can be – if you approach it correctly One of the top questions we are asked by expat clients at APW is…
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September 12, 2017

Why London isn’t calling any more

London property has long been seen as a desirable investment for property. With its economic importance, national and cultural significance, London is top-of-mind for many expatriate investors and is the…
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September 12, 2017

How the international student body is helping make Sheffield a property investment hotspot

Sheffield’s Asian evolution Changing demographics within cities brings renewal and change, and leaves a footprint on the urban landscape – whether it be in the food scene, the architecture or…
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September 12, 2017

How to stay abreast of the best Buy-To-Let hotspots in the UK right now

Location, location, location. It’s the mantra we hear for property buyers the world over, because after all, properties have different values in different parts of the world – and this…
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September 12, 2017

Brexit and UK property: here’s what you need to know

With Theresa May having triggered Article 50, Britain is on course to leave the European Union within two years. The clock is ticking on a final deal. The final agreement…
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September 12, 2017

Why some investors buy property through a Limited Company

For many investors, purchasing a first buy-to-let property is often the beginning of a series of property purchases as they aim to build up a portfolio that brings in steady…
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September 12, 2017

Can Mini Bonds bolster your property portfolio?

In the search for investments to strengthen portfolios, investors may come across Mini Bonds based on property companies, which have so far been presented as being an exciting and lucrative…
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September 12, 2017

How to manage the pain of a hefty property deposit

One of the biggest barriers to entry to property ownership is the deposit required to secure a mortgage. Once that deposit is paid, mortgage options open up. But with a…
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September 12, 2017

Five Simple Secrets for a Blissful Retirement

The mere mention of retirement conjures up images of contented walks in forests, sun loungers by the pool, days spent browsing farmers markets and antique shops in pleasant Provençal villages.…
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September 12, 2017

What makes Birmingham property a good investment?

Birmingham is one of the best hotspots for property investment within the UK at present. According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2016 report by PwC and the Urban…
North South Blog
June 20, 2017

Is the North/South Divide no More?

Traditionally the South is seen as the best location for property investment. Will the new HS2 see the tide turn in favour of the North? Finally, there is a real…
1st Time Buyer Blog
June 20, 2017

First time buyer? Points to consider when buying property

Most of us look forward to being able to own a home. It is ingrained in the British way of thinking. Apart from the sense of security and belonging, the…
Property Demand Blog
June 20, 2017

Demand for UK property keeps rising – Why?

The UK property market attracts a substantial amount of foreign investment. Why is UK property so in demand? How is the UK viewed globally? Economic Robustness Although only recently losing…