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Brexit Could Make the UK an Interesting Prospect for Foreign Real Estate Investors

Le 17 juillet 2017, 12:47 dans Humeurs 0

The United Kingdom recently made a landmark move towards independence from the European Union after voting to leave in the highly controversial Brexit vote. While the ins and outs of the deal might not be everyday news in the USA, there is one aspect that should make Americans pay attention. The value of the pound has been steadily falling, which means that house prices are very competitive for overseas investors. If you’re thinking about expanding your property portfolio, the UK could present an interesting prospect for overseas investors.

 

Although house prices in busy cities such as Manchester and London are booming, if you look outside of these key areas you will find many other opportunities to buy unique investment property. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly vacation home or an investment property to diversify your retirement income, now could be a great time to snap up property in the UK. Here are three things to consider before buying a property in post-Brexit Britain:

Follow the infrastructure projects:

Some projects may come and go, but large infrastructure projects are likely to go ahead regardless of Brexit changes. Projects like HS2 are still in the works, but anything located near this line is likely to increase in value in the future. Other infrastructure projects include CrossRail and the Euston Express line.

Choose your area wisely:

It can be difficult to get a feel for an area if you haven’t spent much time there. Always plan a research trip where you will have the chance to view properties and get a feel for the local area. This can be combined with a family holiday, especially if you are looking for a vacation property.

Find a proactive estate agent:

A good estate agent will be able to find a property that suits your needs, perhaps before it even reaches the market. In tough economic times, only the best real estate agents will survive because it takes a proactive approach to be able to match people to property. They will also be able to lend their expertise to helping you find a great area.

 

One final word of warning, in the UK, the process of selling or buying a home is quite different and you will need to instruct a specialist conveyancing solicitor to complete the sale. In the USA, this task is often completed by the real estate agent. In the UK, you don’t have to choose the conveyancing solicitor that your real estate agent suggests and you can shop around for the best deal for you.

Lifestyles of the rich and famous: Inside the world of K9 protection

Le 18 mai 2017, 17:29 dans People 0

We all go through a phase of wishing we were famous. Some of the most popular movies on the Internet, and some of the most popular movies on the Internet. Yes, you are not sure what to expect.

 

Take the news that Taylor Swift has been skulking around London in elaborate disguises in order to evade the paparazzi, or that Suri Cruise has had a body double since the age of 2. For most 2-year-olds, Their body double is an imaginary friend. It's the one part of the whole "being famous" package that most people could do without. A complete lack of privacy and occasional threats to your life? No thanks!

 

There's nothing like a spot of fame to bring out the crazies. And it's not only famous people who have to deal with the added threats. It's a very real struggle that people with a little extra money to spare have to contend with. So what's the solution? For some people, it's a60 poundPackage of fluffy joy. These are your regular family pets. Cross them, and they'll likely rip your arm off.

 

Companies like Global Support Services have been training protection dogs for years. Personal K9 protection is a fast growing industry, spurred on by the increase in criminal activity. These dogs are trained in something called Schutzhund, a German word meaning Protection dog. It’s technically a sport, and the dogs are graded for their ability to follow commands. The thing that makes these dogs so special is that they can go from attacking an intruder to licking their face in the time it takes to utter one command.

 

There are other reasons people prefer K9 protection to more traditional body guards. A dog can be trained to detect other threats, including drugs, explosives or guns. They’re also incredible companions, and can be kept as a family pet that also just happens to be a flesh-shredding machine. Some of the most exclusively bred and impeccable trained dogs can sell for upwards of $230,000. Another reason that people prefer dogs to body guards is that they cannot be bribed. If criminals are thinking they can slip a sleeping pill into a steak and evade the dog in this way, they’re in for a rude awakening. These dogs are trained to only accept food from their owner.

Living in a Small Apartment with a Pet

Le 12 mai 2017, 13:57 dans Lifestyle 0

Living in a small apartment can be a struggle within itself, maybe you do not have enough space to have all your clothes, and maybe you have to shuffle Into the mix? If you are an animal lover but live in close quarters, here are some tips to keep you happy, to keep your pet happy and to stop your apartment from looking like a tip!

Keep them clean:

There is nothing worse than having a smelly pet, it does not matter how big your apartment or house is, if your pet smells then it's not looking good. Whether you've got a cat, a rabbit, a dog or even a lizard, it's important to make sure that you're keeping your pet clean and that their living quarters are tidy. If your pet has a cage, clean it regularly (at least 3 times a week) to stop your small apartment from smelling like pet and pee! If you've got a dog, then make sure you bathe them regularly (with special pet shampoo). If you are looking for a place to relax, then this is the place for you.

Keep them fed:

Always make sure that you are aware of what your pet should be eating, how much of it should be eating and stick to it. If you have a hungry pet then the chances are that they are going to go for your lovely wooden furniture, or leather sofas. It's been proven that when dogs chew furniture, it's down to malnutrition and boredom, rather than misbehavior and small furry animals because they are bored. So remember to always keep your pets fed and entertained - invest in some chew toys and treats.

Keep them healthy:

Pets need exercise, especially if they are living in a small apartment with little or no space to run around in. If you have a dog, then take them for long walks and get them active. If you’ve got a small furry friend, then create safe areas for them to run around in – you can also buy leads for rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets, and balls for hamsters to run around in. If you’re going to get a pet, then you have to have the time and money to invest into them to make sure they are happy and healthy. It’s also important to take your pets to the vets for regular check-ups, keeping them updated with any vaccinations they may need and making sure that they are happy.

It may be a small apartment, but they provide some of the best companionships and if you are a lover of animals, you will make the changes to ensure the best possible life for your pet. Before you decide to cohabitate with a cute little critter, make sure you have the time, money and a big enough heart to look after them!

 

Rebecca Harper is an animal lover and a freelance writer and a pet microchips specialist, who spends her time raising awareness for animal health and safety.

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