On 18 March, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced the budget for the 2015/16 financial year and beyond. This is a budget directed at savers, pensioners and continuing the national recovery.
Getting on the London property ladder might seem like a pipe dream, but some decent planning will put you well on your way to owning a home in the capital.
House prices are on the up, thanks to the UK government providing just enough stimulation for first-time buyers to enter the market.
This month has seen more positive news emerging from the UK property market. Consensus across the market seems to suggest we’re at the bottom now. There’s no consensus, however, on how long the bottom will last but activity levels are still climbing on the high street. On an anecdotal level I’ve seen remortgage valuations (i.e. […]
There’s much talk of green shoots in the UK housing market at the moment and to be fair most of it is true. The new buyer activity we’ve seen in the market since January is starting to stabilise prices and lenders are becoming a bit more confident. Evidence of this can be seen with two […]
According to an article published in Fin 24 the South African housing market has seen a revival largely from a surge of interest from South African expats living abroad. Coupled with a weaker Rand, 1st Contact explains the benefits of managing off shored property investments optimally.
Looking at making the big move back? There are a few things you should be thinking about when planning your move back to South Africa. Sorting out your personal taxes, offshore funds, banks accounts and medical aid are a few of the critical things to have in place prior to leaving.