India – If you build it, they will come

Fans of Kevin Costner* may recall Field of Dreams. The above quote went to the heart of the 1989 film. It sprung to mind during our recent visit to India. Namely, that Indian infrastructure is finally shifting from a ‘hindrance’ to a ‘help’. In the words of The Economist, “India is getting an eye-wateringly big transport upgrade.”

Now those of you who know us as investors in Emerging Markets (“EM”) consumption may be asking how does this help Aubrey EM? Stay with us and the answer will become abundantly clear. Continue reading

Five top tips for investing in Cyprus

Whether for a holiday home or a permanent move, Cyprus has no shortage of reasons to invest in property. The island offers sunny weather, beautiful vistas, rich culture and unparalleled access to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Homes on this island are some of the best in the Mediterranean, ranging from traditional Cycladic architecture to new-builds that epitomize modern luxury. However, when deciding on a home to invest in, it is crucial to do due diligence before committing to a purchase. Continue reading

Prime London properties attract top dollar!

The capital city’s super-top-end property transactions rose by 30% last year, and that is likely to continue in 2023.

Multi-millionaires and billionaires are swooping in mainly from America but there are also those from Europe, India and the Middle East. The American buyers are clearly investing because of the strength of the US Dollar against the Pound sterling giving them an effective 30% discount on their purchases in London. Continue reading

World Cup boost for housing sector

The increase in growth announced is a “very welcome” tonic for the housing sector, according to a leading property association.

The National Association of Property Buyers said although the 0.1% bounce was “tiny” – it provided a much-needed boost.

Spokesman Jonathan Rolande said: “This is something many, including the National Association of Property Buyers, weren’t expecting. So it is very welcome news. Continue reading

Deconstructing barriers to greener homes

With climate change and environmental degradation becoming a daily feature in news cycles, it’s no wonder why many are becoming increasingly conscious about their environmental footprint. We can clearly see this in the property market as people are taking stock of what is important to them when buying a home, with sustainability emerging as a significant influence in decision making – something investors must consider carefully when regarding construction projects. Continue reading

Buy-to-let is still lucrative despite licensing changes – claim

The current market value of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) sits above wider market values, new research finds, suggesting that new licensing laws have had limited impact on the appetite for building buy-to-let portfolios, according to Octane Capital.

Licensing changes surrounding HMOs have been rolled out across Britain since 2018, with some areas only adopting the rules up to two years later. Continue reading

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