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A Home Is Not Capital

Published on 07/09/2012 By Tomas

You often hear people talking the “capital” tied up in their home. But it’s wrong to think like that. A home isn’t capital in the economists’ sense of the word. Economists refer to the purchase of goods that are used in the production of other goods or services as an investment in capital. Capital isn’t […]

Property outperforms commodities in confidence survey

Published on 28/05/2011 By Tomas

Published by OPP on Saturday, 28 May 2011   Confidence in property investment has reached eight-month high says the Worldwide Property Group. “With the commodities markets looking decidedly shaky, property is once again increasing in investment popularity,” the Worldwide Property Group told OPP this week. Results from the company’s April UK Confidence Tracker Survey reveal […]

More Chinese buyers set to profit from falling UK property prices

Published on 27/10/2010 By Tomas

Published by Property Wire on Friday, 22 October 2010   With real estate prices in the UK starting to fall in line with predictions that analysts have been making for several months now, one group of buyers who are likely to profit from cheaper prices are the Chinese. Wealthy Chinese buyers have always sought properties […]

German property no substitute for National Savings

Published on 25/07/2010 By Tomas

By Merryn Somerset Webb and published in FT.com The indefinite suspension of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) Index-Linked saving certificates earlier this week has irritated savers (see page 2). And for very good reason. Without them there is absolutely no way to earn a real return on cash without taking a certain amount of risk. […]