Karen Blanchette

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    • International: Student Housing vs. Residental Investments

      Best International Property Investment: Student or Residential Buy-To-Let?Let’s explore the differences between the two as well dive deep into differences in property types, the common Student Housing deals and types of Residential Buy-to-Let deals you can find in the Manchester and Liverpool areas of the UK.Student Property InvestmentsIn recent years, big cities such as Manchester and Liverpool have seen a surge in student accommodation investment. Some at the luxury end of the market – high-quality purpose built blocks – others terrace houses in traditional student areas. Student housing is seen as a safe bet for some investors, with the annual…

    • International Investing: Why Should You Invest In Manchester In 2018?

      Investment Opportunities In ManchesterProperty growth in Manchester is booming. As a city it has fantastic opportunities for investors of all shapes and sizes. It’s considered the buzz of the hub in the Northern Powerhouse and continues to deliver for the North West.In terms of area, south Manchester and capital growth seem to go hand-in-hand. But if you’re looking at the rental market to yield a healthy monthly income, then North, West and East Manchester are considered better options. Add to this, is Manchester’s vibrant scene. People are moving to the city for its many attractions including the music scene, tourism,…

    • International Investing: What Can We Expect In 2018 For Property Investments?

      Property Investment  – North West UKExpectations of 2018 in the property investment market vary depending on who you’re informed by. For some, the uncertainty of Brexit and the increase of tax burdens for landlords don’t bode well. But for others, 2018 is the year that those who are serious about investing in rental properties head out from the London conurbations and look up, look ahead, and look to the North West.Landlords had it tough last year. Tied up in a raft of regulations, higher taxation, stamp duty, the loss of wear-and-tear allowance: now landlords can only claim for actual costs…

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