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Over 850,000 Brits move overseas for a new life elsewhere

Over the past five years emigration1 from Britain is estimated to have reached 851,000, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking. However this total figure represents a decline of 10% compared to the previous five years when emigration totalled 942,000 in the period 2004 -08. In...
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Family at the fore when considering moving overseas

According to a Lloyds Bank International Private Banking survey nearly two fifths (38%) of Britons with children would consider a move abroad, with 45% of those citing their families as an incentive for the move. When asked to select reasons for emigration, the research showed that bringing families...
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Tax sting planned for foreign property investors

Hitting foreign property investors with new taxes will damage the UK’s status as a country that is “open for business” while doing little to curb rising house prices, the property industry said. The British Property Federation (BPF) spoke out amid fears that George Osborne is considering levying Capital...
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A mixed summer for holiday cottage owners

This has been an interesting summer in the holiday cottage lettings market, with highs and lows felt by both agencies and single cottage owners!

The holiday lettings market seemingly progressed well through April and May, thanks to the splendid weather and continued through to June thanks to the Jubilee celebrations.

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Holiday homes: Pitfalls of going alone

In light of the recent articles in the Telegraph and the Times recommending holiday property owners to market and manage their properties themselves; Sarah Wood of Mulberry Cottages offers up another viewpoint for consideration…

‘Not only do I run a holiday letting agency but I am also the owner of a holiday cottage on the Suffolk Coast. This gives me a real insight into both sides of the argument – do you use an agent or go it alone?

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Is now the time to invest in a holiday home?

As the trend for staycations continues and is predicted to remain buoyant into 2013 and beyond; is now the moment to buy a holiday home?

As the economic recession inevitably continues, the market for holidays in the UK remains uniquely resilient.  Sarah Wood of luxury holiday property agency Mulberry Cottages believes it is but says that there are some basic rules to follow to make the very best of your investment.

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A bumper year for holiday homes!

Renting a holiday home in the UK is still very much in demand this year with the World Travel and Tourism Council conservatively estimating growth of 1.3% in UK tourism in 2012 - over double the predicted economic growth of the UK as a whole.

Holiday homes are however predicted to have a much higher growth rate, with Sarah Wood of Mulberry Cottages predicting 12% year on year.

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Olympic countdown for holiday bookings

With less than 100 days to go until the Olympics, Sarah Wood of Mulberry Cottages discusses how the booking patterns of holiday properties has been effected by those wishing to stay in Kent and Sussex during the Summer Games.

“We, like many holiday accommodation providers have signed up to the fair charter, as it is imperative that guests believe the UK and in particularly we, offer good value for money.

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