October 23, 2021

UK: Even a global pandemic can’t rattle rental yields as market stays strong

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By James Lockett From PropergandaPR Research by nationwide buy-to-let specialist, Sequre Property Investment, has revealed which regions of the UK buy-to-let market have best weathered the rental market uncertainty posed by the pandemic and currently present the best yields for UK landlords.  Working from home requirements, reductions in tenant incomes and a ban on eviction have […]

Has your home made more than you in the last year?

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The answer to that question could well be yes, according to the latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, who found that house prices in 92 areas of Britain have climbed by more than the average net annual salary in the last year.  With a property market boom in full swing, GetAgent analysed the latest house price […]

UK: Here’s where 95% mortgages will benefit homebuyers the most

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By James Lockett Research from national UK estate agent, Keller Williams UK, has found that the ability to secure a mortgage with a five per cent deposit should reduce the time to save by over two years for some buyers across the UK property market. Keller Williams UK analysed the current average house price across each […]

Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: Round 2 in South Africa

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Following its successful debut in Great Britain, the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships are moving on to South Africa for round two. The next national winner for the grand finale in Frankfurt in 2020 will be determined at Automechanika Johannesburg, which is taking place from 18 to 21 September 2019.  Automechanika is holding the […]

The Editor Speaks: Happy Independence Day (July 4th) to the USA

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Being British, I laughingly tell my American friends that July 4th is an equally big celebration in Great Britain. With extra emphasis on the ‘Great’! They look amazed and normally say “Really. Why?” I answer back. “It’s the day we got rid of the USA!” Normally they laugh back but some walk away in disgust. […]

Saudis abused, tortured, even murdered wealthy as assets seized

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax Influential Saudi Arabians were subject to coercion and severe physical abuse in a sweeping crackdown in their country, The New York Times is reporting. The Saudi government had locked up hundreds of powerful businessmen in the Riyadh Ritz Carlton in what officials called an anti-corruption campaign, the newspaper said. Many […]

The Editor Speaks: Halloween and Guy Fawkes

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October 31st was Halloween and November 5th is Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes. Both are celebrations that children and grownups can enjoy together. Halloween is the biggest of the two events in the USA whilst the other is the biggest in Great Britain. When I grew up Halloween was hardly celebrated at all, although I expect over […]

German finance minister’s Brexit WARNING: Merkel ally sends message to UK over tax threats

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By AJAY NAIR From Daily Express UK THE GERMAN Finance Minister has warned that the UK would fail if it attempted to turn itself into a tax haven following Brexit. Wolfgang Schaeuble said comparing Britain to the Cayman Islands would be an “insult” to the UK but also issued a reminder that being small country […]

The Editor Speaks: If you want to feel good go to Keswick

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Keswick is a very picturesque small town in Wales in Great Britain. If you want to feel good go there. Even when it is raining – and it is the majority of the time. But when the sun comes out – what a magical and inspiring sight. However, all this week the sun does shine […]

Diego Huerta | Inside Oaxaca

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From The Travel Photographer “It is surprising that we have more than 57 native cultures in Mexico and we don’t know at least half of them. The information is nearly nonexistent.”- Diego Huerta Diego Huerta discovered the depth of his country’s dazzling cultural traditions and the myriad of its indigenous communities when traveling to Oaxaca, […]