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New iPhone Application Finds International Real Estate

HomesGoFast.com founder Nicholas Marr announced today the release of the company´s free property search and inquiry Iphone app.“It is available to our users free of charge and as far as we know, it is the only one that allows users to search a database mixed with agents and owners international real estate, and it is compatible with Iphone, Ipod, and Ipad.”

Marr said the idea is to enable users to shop as easily more than 300,000 properties listed on HomesGoFast.com in 70 countries, as checking their email. Marr said the app was aimed at making finding overseas property “extremely easy and convenient. And when you find the property of your dreams, you can make an enquiry direct to the sellers,” Marr added.

Marr founded HGF in 2003 and it has gained recognition as one of the most visited websites in the overseas property niche. The site lists properties offered by agents, developers and individuals covering the full spectrum of property types,“off plan real estate, condos, beachfront property villas, and luxury homes and city pads from all over the globe. Whether your searching for a real estate in Asia, Africa, North America, South America,Europe, and Australasia the app has it covered.” Said Marr.

The exposure you receive as a seller when listing with Homesgofast.com includes its own network of overseas property websites and the global audience of iPhone users.

Homesgofast.com are using social media to help promote the app they are offering one lucky Twitter user the chance to win an iPod Touch, it’s easy to enter, all you have to do is tweet a pre-defined message. By using twitter the company can pick one winner at random from a pre defined tweet

To enter simply click on the following link http://clicktotweet.com/9Mb6f login to Twitter and then click the Tweet button, it’s that simple! Terms and conditions found here 
http://www.homesgofast.com/iphone-apps-property.php

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Thracian Cliffs Golf And Spa Resort Bulgaria – One Of Europe’s Top 3 Golf Courses

Soon, Bulgaria will be home to one of Europe’s top 3 golf courses, in the form of Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort, which boasts an 18-hole Gary Player Signature golf course.

Thracian Cliffs Golf And Spa Resort

At the heart of the luxury mixed-use development is the Gary Player Signature golf course, located on 164-hectares of wild, scenic Black Sea coast terrain, spanning 4.5 kilometres of coastline and bestowing a truly exhilarating golfing experience with stunning sea views.

Mr Player cannot speak highly enough of the course. “I’ve been designing golf courses for a long time all over the world – in China, India, Africa, America – all over the world. And I must say that I have never seen such a beautiful golf course as this here.

I am certain that it will bring a lot of tourism to Bulgaria and I am confident that Bulgaria will become a favourite place for holding world class golf tournaments within the next two to three years.”

The Golf Clubhouse will offer casual luxury with a comfortable, sophisticated and inviting social atmosphere for golfers and friends.

The facility will include relaxing restaurants, an elegant bar and lounge with fireplaces and terraces overlooking the 18th green and seaside views to the Gary Player Signature golf course.

The Clubhouse will include workout facilities, indoor and outdoor pools with dramatic views in all directions.

Gary Player has the final word, “You will never see a golf course like this anywhere in the world. Never.”

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Brasil Investments Helps Foreign Investors Find Prime Real Estate In Brazil

Brasil Investments is leading the charge to help foreign investors find prime real estate properties in and around Brazil. The land division program within Brasil Investments has created a team of knowledgeable experts who specialize in acquisition and development of real estate properties. These experts include a legal team that understands the intricacies of Brazilian law and a knowledgeable group of financial authorities who understand the Brazilian real estate market inside and out.

Properties that are offered by Brasil Investments meet the highest standards. We work closely with all our investors and ensure that they are only selecting a top property f r o m the best available land and properties available. The investment professionals on staff help guide investors through the process of purchasing land for both personal and commercial use and only offer properties that they would be willing to purchase for themselves.

Brasil Investments offers the widest range of first-class Brazilian properties available f r o m any single firm and offers a 1,000 Euro cash back incentive for investors upon receipt of a signed contract and first payment. In effect, this is to show that the team at Brasil Investments values their clients and wants to instill the highest amount of confidence possible with their investors.

For additional information regarding Brasil Investments and a complete prospectus on properties offered, please contact them through their Web site at http://brasilinvestments.com/contact.

About Brasil Investments:
Brasil Investments is a property and real estate investment firm located in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. They provide investment services and property tours to foreign clients wishing to do business in Brazil.

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Soon, Bulgaria Will Be Home To One Of Europe’s Top Golf Courses, In The Form Of The New Gary Player Signature Course, Which Is Part Of Thracian Cliffs Golf & Spa Resort

Soccer mad Bulgaria traditionally hasn’t had much time for golf, but that is changing as people realise that the Bulgarian climate would suit the golfing season perfectly- stretching it out to eight or nine months a year.

Europe’s Top Golf Courses

Nine years after the first golf course was built, Bulgaria is on the fast track to becoming an established world golf destination and the development of the golf industry would double the all-important summer season on the Black Sea coast.

The Government is also backing the drive to boost golf in Bulgaria and plans to develop the industry and attract an increasing number of upper-class affluent tourists. It sees the construction of golf courses as an alternative to the property boom on the Black Sea Coast and in mountain resorts.

Soon, Bulgaria will be home to one of Europe’s top golf courses, in the form of the new Gary Player Signature course, which is part of Thracian Cliffs Golf & Spa Resort.

The 18-hole Gary Player Signature golf course forms the core of the luxury mixed-use development which is located on 164-hectares of wild, scenic Black Sea coast terrain.

The Golf Clubhouse will offer casual luxury with a comfortable, sophisticated and inviting social atmosphere for golfers and friends. The facility will include relaxing restaurants, an elegant bar and lounge with fireplaces and terraces overlooking the 18th green and seaside views to the Gary Player Signature golf course.

The Clubhouse will include workout facilities, indoor and outdoor pools with dramatic views in all directions.

And just in case you find yourself on the golf course without your dictionary, here are a few useful phrases to help you get ‘a-round’….

‘Did you see where that landed?’
Видя ли тази топка къде падна?
Vidia li tazi topka kyde padna?

‘That is a horrible lie’
Това е ужасна лъжа.
Tova e uzhasna lyzha.

‘Surely that’s a gimme’
Тази топка е вътре със сигурност.
Tazi topka e vytre sys sigurnost.

‘This to go all square. No pressure.’
Резултатът от тази дупка е равен. Спокойно.
Rezultatyt ot tazi dupka e raven. Spokojno.

‘I didn’t touch it’
Не я докоснах.
Ne ia dokosnah.

‘No I definitely scored 4 not 5’
Не, със сигурност отбелязах 4, не 5.
Ne, sys sigurnost otbeliazah 4, ne 5.

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Bulgaria : On Course For Golfing Greatness

Considered to be one of the greatest emerging markets for worldwide property investors, Bulgaria is already a hotspot for skiing and sunbathing. Now, thanks to the massive pulling power of top quality golf courses, Bulgaria is on track to become a golfing phenomenon too. With global golf tourism worth over £10 billion, Bulgaria is bound to become a huge success – with a range of pursuits both on and off the course…

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1. Big hitters, big names!

Bulgaria is fast becoming first choice for many UK holidaymakers taking summer or skiing holidays, and now it looks set to become a mini-paradise for golfers too, as developers invest heavily in building a number of prestigious signature golf courses in the country.

Soon, Bulgaria will be home to one of Europe’s top golf courses, in the form of Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort, which boasts an 18-hole Gary Player Signature golf course.

The course forms the core of the luxury mixed-use development and is located on 164-hectares of wild, scenic Black Sea coast terrain, spanning 4.5 kilometres of coastline and bestowing a truly exhilarating golfing experience with stunning sea views.

Being the first on site, Mr. Player had the privilege of situating the fairways along the edge of the land while the real estate had to take the back row overlooking the greens and the sea.

The Golf Clubhouse will offer extravagant golfer facilities, including restaurants, a Long Bar with fireplaces and terraces overlooking the 18th Green and the sea, a gym and indoor and outdoor swimming pools with stunning views.

Alongside Mr. Gary Player, several other big names are behind the boom in golf in Bulgaria – Ian Woosnam has designed three golf courses; Bankso golf course, the Ian Woosnam golf course and the Pirin Pine course and legend Jack Nicklaus is behind the Ibar Golf Club & Spa – his first project in southeast Europe.

2. The legendary nineteeth hole

Bulgaria’s all important Nineteeth Hole is buzzing – the capital Sofia boasts a bustling nightlife scene with numerous bars, clubs, live venues and “mehani” – traditional Bulgarian taverns. The restaurant scene in Sofia is also emerging as a culinary force within Eastern Europe.

You can enjoy a relaxing night out too – a pint of beer will only set you back around 50 pence!

3. A fair-weather destination – all year round!

Bulgaria boasts more than 2,500 hours of sunshine each year, with more than 300 during July and August alone. During the summer months, temperatures range from a balmy 23 to 30 degrees Celsius and you won’t have to edge slowly into the sea – the water will be warm and inviting.

The availability of reasonably priced direct flights to Bulgaria has made it easy for forward-thinking travellers to make the most of the country. Low-cost airlines fly 365 days a year to Sofia, Varna and Bourgas from many other European locations.

4. Royal and Ancient?

The game of golf may date back to the 12th Century, but you won’t be able to pass that off as the only bit of ‘history’ you enjoy in Bulgaria – not when there’s so much else on offer.

For thirteen centuries, the land of Orpheus and Spartacus has sparked Thracian treasures and burial tombs, magnificent frescos and ancient applied arts.

Along the coast lie the Aladzha rock monastery, the historic architecture of Nessebar and old Thracian Tombs. Bulgaria also boasts the most ancient copper mines in Europe, which date back to the 5th millennium BC and architecture from the late Bronze Age.

5. Feeling below par?

Pulled a muscle on the golf course or just feeling a little green? Soothe those aches away at one of the many thermal pools and spas dotted around the country, boasting mineral-rich waters with relaxation and healing benefits. The Chedi Spa at Thracian Cliffs would be the best place to recover your inner harmony.

The Chedi Hotel will comprise 60 suites and will have all of the facilities, amenities and services you would expect from a luxury boutique resort.

This Chedi hotel will manage The Chedi Suites, The Chedi Club Suites, The Chedi Residences and the extravagant Chedi Villas, each on its own secluded 2500 m² plot.

Once completed, Thracian Cliffs Golf and Spa Resort will be set apart from other resorts in Europe due to its architecture and interior design which will reflect contemporary Asian style.

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Perspective International Unveils Fractional Property Guide

Officially launching July 1st, the new Fractional Property Guide has been unveiled in preview mode to enable system checks and prospective advertisers to get a feel for the new service. The site can be viewed at http://www.ownersperspective.com/fractionalpropertyguide/

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“Whilst there are several other excellent websites that provide property listings for fractional ownership, we have been compelled to produce ours through demand f r o m our consumer magazine readership which reaches more than 42,000 prospective buyers each month.” Says Paul Mattimoe, CEO of Perspective International.

Owners Perspective Magazine (http://www.ownersperspective.com) which launched in print in January 2009 has taken bold steps to bring the shared ownership industry to the general public, and in a matter of a few months has negotiated distribution deals with leading UK supermarkets, travel and property shows, selected hotels and resorts and shortly will add airport lounges across Europe to its already significant monthly reach of 42,000+ readership.

“It is essential for us to continue to differentiate ourselves f r o m competitors, and our offline reach is the key ingredient here. We don’t really base our online advertising platforms on “hits” or “impressions”, we simply provide direct enquiry forms and let each advertiser monitor the return on their advertising spend with 100% quantifiable results.” Comments Mr. Mattimoe.

Over the past few months, readers of Owners Perspective Magazine have favoured the articles relating to Fractional Ownership and have actively interacted with current advertisers for more information. The Fractional Property Guide, which resides within the main website, rather than a standalone website, is designed to harness the high traffic of the magazine to provide highly targeted and product educated, fresh purchase enquiries for fractional property developers.

The online enquiry forms offer the consumer the chance to request brochures, inspection visits, enquire about available inventory and request a telephone call, whilst also providing the developer with full contact details as well as other useful qualifying information.

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A Joint Venture Has Relaunched Newskys As A Fractional Ownership Property Portal

A joint venture has relaunched NewSkys as a fractional ownership property portal – TheMoveChannel.com and Richmond Green Group have combined their knowledge and experience in the overseas property sector to create a platform offering visitors the very latest in fractional news, advice and opportunities…

A joint venture has relaunched NewSkys as a fractional ownership property portal – TheMoveChannel.com and Richmond Green Group have combined their knowledge and experience in the overseas property sector to create a platform offering visitors the very latest in fractional news, advice and opportunities…

The world of fractional property and shared ownership is growing exponentially and NewSkys.co.uk reflects that – relaunching as the place to find all of the latest fractional ownership investment and lifestyle opportunities.

NewSkys is a winning mix of TheMoveChannel.com ’s technical and online marketing experience and Richmond Green Group’s knowledge of the fractional ownership sector through its consultancy business RGM Fractional.

The concept of fractional ownership is a sensible, affordable and common sense way of owning property abroad and NewSkys aims to bring both potential buyers and existing owners in touch with the most up to date news on the world of fractional ownership.

It also showcases a large selection of fractional schemes through an extensive and detailed search.

Dan Johnson, Director of TheMoveChannel.com said, “This brings together two of the biggest hitters in terms of overseas property marketing.

“We have nearly a decade of online experience in the sector and coupled with the expertise of RGG in the fractional sector, it should make for a powerful combination of skills.

“Our role will be to ensure the Newskys site has great visibility online, both in terms of natural search and pay per click – two areas where we know we can out-think, out-flank and out-resource the competition.

“By the end of the summer, Newskys will already be well on the way to establishing itself as the leading online vehicle for marketing fractional ownership property to the UK audience,” added Mr Johnson.

Drawing on the expertise of both organisations, the editorially driven site will cover all aspects of shared ownership with regular news bulletins f r o m around the world, a weekly email newsletter, property listings, destination updates, buying advice, buyer experiences and details of upcoming events.

Trevor Little, former Editor of Overseas Property Professional, will manage content for the portal – which went live on June 22nd.

Xavier Wiggins, CEO of Richmond Green Group, said, “We aim to offer the widest selection of fractional ownership opportunities f r o m global destinations.”

For more information on UK and overseas properties and the market in general, please visit http://www.themovechannel.com

TheMoveChannel.com is a property website that was founded in 1999 as an online resource for buying, selling and learning about property. It now receives as many as 300,000 visits per month and advertises over 50,000 properties in nearly 90 countries, which are listed by over 500 partner organisations.

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Balli Real Estate Sees Return Of Activity In UK Property Market

Balli Real Estate has revealed that fluctuations in the world’s currency exchanges and the fall in the value of sterling caused by the global financial crisis have once again made the UK’s property market a lucrative proposition for investors.

Recent statistics have revealed a rise in market activity and increased levels of mortgage approvals market as buyers return to the market after months of inactivity. This increase in market sentiment is not restricted to the occupational market and has been mirrored with an increase of investment activity.

Balli Real Estate, the private property company, has witnessed an increase in levels of interest in the UK market from domestic and overseas buyers during the first quarter of the year, as a window of opportunity, which opened with the fall of the pound against the world’s major currencies, has been spotted by investors.

Vahid Alaghband, group chairman of Balli Group, observes that the fall in sterling earlier in the year made the UK an attractive proposition for overseas investors and comments: “The relative weakness of the pound against other currencies and the fluctuations of the exchange rates are proving to be very beneficial to buyers from overseas, looking for new opportunities thrown up by the turmoil being experienced by real estate markets around the world. With low prices and yields at up to 10%, property has become a good investment again. In particular the housing market in the UK, of which around 50% is underwritten with government money, and with supply at record low we expect the market steadily through to 2014. The return to the market of competitive mortgages will prove a further boost.”

Balli Real Estate suggests that the pound’s relative weakness on the world’s currency markets will make the UK particularly attractive to buyers from the USA, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

Alaghband continued: “The argument for an influx of overseas investment is compelling when you combine a 30% fall in the value of the pound with, in some cases, a similar fall in property values. This inward investment is helping to bring an increase in liquidity to the market, which will be an important factor in the recovery of the residential and commercial property markets in the UK.”

Balli Real Estate expects that established and mature markets will prove particularly attractive to foreign investors as the fundamentals of location, accessibility and communications will remain key drivers for occupiers and investors.

David Reid of Balli Real Estate said: “The old adage of ‘location, location, location’ holds good whether the market is good or bad and the established and proven locations of our towns and cities will continue to draw occupiers and purchasers.”

“This has been witnessed at ‘Latitude’ our 172 apartment development in central Birmingham a short distance from New Street train station and the Bullring. Sales in the third and fourth quarters of 2008 were negligible but we have seen a steady increase during the first quarter of 2009.

About Balli Real Estate:
Balli Real Estate is a leading multi-national real estate investment and development company operating in the UK, the Middle East and other lucrative markets. In the United Arab Emirates the company operates under the Peacock Ventures Ltd brand. The company focuses on four key activities: fund management, joint venture developments, direct developments and bulk purchase investment, and is involved in some of the most prestigious real estate projects in the world.

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Overseas Property Business Boosted By Twitter

Overseas property website Homesgofast.com demonstrates how things have changed in real estate with social media being an integral part of online marketing. The 21st century phenomena, and a web 2.0 craze has seen the site developing international contacts via Twitter which is a microcosm of the social networking craze.

For some businesses, still trying to get to grips with Social media and Web 2.0, Twitter has them scratching their heads and some are even quite afraid of it; “what if no one wants to follow me, won’t that do more harm than good?”

The answer is no; if no one is following you, no one will know, will they?

If you don’t know the answer to that question, then it is clear you haven’t yet embraced the phenomenon that is Twitter.

The overseas property business which includes a dedicated real estate blog has always been quick to embrace new technology, and has fallen in love with Twitter. The site is not only “on Twitter”, but they have even found its applications in building the business.

Nick Marr, director of Marr International, the group behind the portal, said:

“We love Twitter! It is really good for us, and for any business that produces engaging articles and content on a regular basis. Twitter allows you to share your content with the world, and if it is good content, your gang of followers will quickly grow.

“At first we thought it was just a way of building traffic to the site, as our following grows, we are being approached by businesses wanting to advertise and/or affiliate with us — through Twitter!”

Nick said their “Tweets” had become particularly popular with property marketers in the US and in the Caribbean. “We are in the process of forming a working relationship with the proprietor of propertyadsja.com, who contacted us after seeing our following grow on Twitter,” Nick explained, adding: “we will continue to exploit this new medium, and are particularly keen to follow, and be followed by those involved in the Jamaican property market.”

Homesgofast’s following on Twitter is growing by the day, join them at http://twitter.com/homesgofast

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Balli Real Estate Has Predicted That UK Property Will Be A Lucrative Proposition For Overseas Investors Due To The The Fall In The Value Of Sterling

Balli Real Estate has predicted that UK property will be a lucrative proposition for overseas investors due to the current fluctuations in the world’s currency exchanges and the fall in the value of Sterling caused by the global financial crisis.

Balli Real Estate, the developer of the 172 apartment Latitude property development currently under construction in central Birmingham, has witnessed an increase in levels of interest in the UK market from overseas in recent weeks, as a window of opportunity has opened with the fall of the pound against the world’s major currencies and, as such, Balli property developments are set to be popular among those overseas looking to invest in UK property.

Vahid Alaghband, Group Chairman of Balli Group, observed that the fall in sterling has made the UK an attractive proposition for overseas investors. He commented: “The relabttive weakness of the pound against other currencies and the fluctuations of the exchange rates are currently proving to be very beneficial to buyers from overseas who are looking for new opportunities thrown up by the turmoil being experienced by real estate markets around the world.”

Balli Real Estate suggests that the pound’s fall on the world’s currency markets will make the UK property market particularly attractive to buyers from the USA, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.

Hassan Alaghband, director at Balli, said: “The argument for an influx of overseas investment is compelling when you combine a 30% fall in the value of the pound with, in some cases, a similar fall in property values.”

“Inward investment will help bring an increase in liquidity to the market, which will be an important factor in the recovery of the residential and commercial property markets in the UK,” he added.

Balli Real Estate expects that established and mature markets will prove particularly attractive to foreign investors as the fundamentals of location; accessibility and communications will remain key drivers for occupiers.

David Reid of Balli Real Estate observed: “The old adage of ‘location, location, location’ holds good whether the market is good or bad and the established and proven locations of our towns and cities will continue to draw occupiers and purchasers.”

“Our ‘Latitude’ development will see 172 apartments and penthouses located a short distance from New Street train station and the Bullring for private sale and, since its launch, over 60% of the total development has been sold. Situated in the heart of the city, on the corner of Bromsgrove and Hurst Street, ‘Latitude’ is just a few minutes’ walk from the Bullring Shopping Centre and Birmingham New Street Station and supports our philosophy of providing high specification and stunning accommodation in desirable and prestige locations.” he added.

Vahid Alaghband, Group Chairman of Balli Group, agreed: “‘Latitude’ is ideal for either owner occupiers or individual and bulk purchase investors looking to secure high quality property in the centre of one of the UK’s premier cities. The scheme has been priced competitively making ‘Latitude’ excellent value for money when compared to other regional cities in the UK, such as Manchester, Southampton and London.

Vahid continued, “Housing demand in Birmingham is forecast to grow over the next decade, due to the city’s expanding workforce and student population. With lower crime levels than comparable cities, good schools and improved retail provision Birmingham is well positioned to attract further investment and development.”

About Balli Real Estate:

Balli Real Estate is a leading multi-national real estate investment and development company operating in the UK, the Middle East and other lucrative markets. In the United Arab Emirates the company operates under the Peacock Ventures Ltd brand. The company focuses on four key activities: fund management, joint venture developments, direct developments and bulk purchase investment, and is involved in some of the most prestigious real estate projects in the world.

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Homesgofast.com announced that it has been accepted as a member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) making it one of only three property portals to be Members of the organisation

The international real estate portal Homesgofast.com announced that it has been accepted as a member of the Association of International Property Professionals (AIPP) making it one of only three property portals to be Members of the organisation.

AIPP was set up to increase consumer confidence when buying property abroad and to provide industry professionals with a united voice. It aims to improve the standards of professionalism in the international property market. Each member has been vetted and approved, and is required to have a minimum level of experience to qualify for membership.

AIPP Chief Executive Paul Owen welcomed the portal membership stating “As well as agents and developers, the AIPP welcomes other professional companies from the international property market, including lawyers, banks, magazines and property portals. Homesgofast.com has joined the AIPP and we welcome them into membership. We congratulate them on playing their part in our work to make the international property market a better and safer place for both consumers and those working in the industry.”

Homesgofast.com membership category at AIPP comes under its media group which also includes Daily Mail Ltd, OPP – PFI Media Ltd and Real Estate TV Ltd. Current membership from other overseas property portals includes The Move Channel and Kyero.com

Paul Owen explained the association role in the overseas property industry “A non-profit organisation, the AIPP exists to improve standards of professionalism in the international property market. Set up in 2006, the AIPP is improving the market by bringing together professional companies who voluntarily agree to abide by its professional Code of Conduct. Where you see the badge of AIPP membership, it means a company has been vetted, has agreed to industry standard training and, importantly, has agreed to be bound by the AIPP’s professional code.”

Nicholas Marr CEO Homesgofast.com “We are delighted to be a part of an organisation that aims to improve standards of the overseas property industry. Our online platform at Homesgofast.com is used by overseas property buyers and those promoting international real estate. It makes sense more than ever to help raise standards not only with overseas property agents but also with those in the business of promoting international real estate.

He continues ”It’s a fact that most buyers will use the internet first before contacting an agent and we believe the standards set out by AIPP should apply to the internet as with real estate professionals “

Homesgofast.com was established in 2003 Homesgofast.com is part of global property marketing company Marr International Ltd.The webiste began by promoting property in Spain, France and the UK and now cover some 70 countries. Homesgofast.com attracts a large international audience to over 180,000 international property listings and a range of related services.

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Homesgofast.Com Has Predicted Its Top Three Places To Invest Within Africa And Middle East For 2009

The overseas property portal Homesgofast.com which promotes real estate in over 70 countries has predicted its top three places to invest within Africa and Middle East for 2009. The portal predicts that Dubai, Egypt and Tunisia will see the most activity from international property investors.

The results come after research by Marr International Ltd the company behind HomesGofast.com. They analysed internet traffic and enquiry trends from its network of property websites.

Old favourites such as Dubai remain top of the agenda for international investors however there was one region that took the portal by surprise this was Tunisia.

The results are as follows for the region Africa and the Middle East

In top place was the UAE and in particular property in Dubai. This was despite the surge of investment in other emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Ajman. Many Blue Chip companies have moved to Dubai for tax efficiency and this is set to continue into 2009. It seems investors are confident that the increasing population will mean increased demand for Dubai real estate.

In second place cam property in Egypt, the region saw a flurry of activity at the beginning of 2008 with real estate prices below £20,000 for an off plan apartment. It seems investors subject to financial restraints are trying to avoid bank financing for property in Egypt. The Red Sea area popular with divers offers low cost property with high capital growth option.

In third place a surprise for the region comes in the form of Tunisia. Tunisia is an emerging property market with a difference unlike traditional emerging markets the infrastructure is in place and so are all the flights you will need to get to the region. It also has all the holiday visitors you need as an established holiday hot spot favoured by the Germans and British. Until very recently, foreigners were not allowed to buy property in Tunisia as the government wanted to ensure that home ownership for the local market was made affordable

Homesgofast.com Nicholas Marr “The trend for 2009 for Africa and The Middle East for 2009 appears to show that overseas property investors are seeking low financial outlay with a great emphasis on off plan or pre construction property. This type of real estate offers investors a greater chance to make larger capital growth and an opportunity to pay with their own money over a period of time”

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An English Luxury Home Being Offered For Sale At A Cool 5 Million Pounds Has Created A Stir Amongst Youtube Users With Some 690,000 Views

An English luxury home being offered for sale at a cool 5 Million pounds (approx 7.3 million USD) has created a stir amongst YouTube users with some 690,000 views. The huge 14,365 sq ft home being promoted by overseas property portal Homesgofast.com. The new house set in the Essex UK countryside is one of the largest new homes built in the South East of England and would befit any celebrity seeking a secluded location.

The video shows the home grounds and designer interior including luxury pool and some of nine bedrooms that all have en suite facilities; the video even shows the huge home from the air. The homes features including:

Magnificent Reception Hall 
Drawing Room 
Dining Room 
Principal Bedroom Suite with En-Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom 
Four further first floor bedroom suites 
First floor family room with seating for 12 and State of the Art Cinema with seating
up to 30 people 
Impressive indoor swimming pool complex with Jacuzzi and steam room. 
Garage block 
Under floor heating to ground, first and second floors. 
Air-conditioning throughout 
Sophisticated Opus sound system and mood lighting 
Infra red camera security system 
Approximately 14,365 sq ft of external floor area 
NHBC 10 year guarantee

The huge home at Thistlecroft is believed to be one of the most prestigious properties recently constructed within the South East of England. It occupies an idyllic site of approximately 4 acres and has an established plot with many fine mature trees and with landscaped open lawns and a pond. These gardens border onto farmland which in turn border woodland providing a peaceful and secluded setting. The property is accessed via a private lane affording access to only a few properties.

Nicholas Marr “Selling a luxury home is not like any other home and a break from tradition is needed to get huge exposure to find overseas buyers. We posted the home on YouTube and have the house being found by international buyers using relevant search terms on the internet, this has resulted in potential buyers from all over the world viewing the home”

The home has attracted potential buyers from Russia, Canada and the US and is now one of the most viewed properties at Homesgofast.com who list 180,000 international homes.

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Marbella Real Estate Website by Marrison Properties

Marbella is a charming little town located in Costa del Sol, one of Spain’s most well-known coastal regions. A resort town, it is dotted with many luxurious beaches, swimming pools, golf courses, night clubs, and other recreational facilities. The rich and well-heeled are frequent visitors ofMarbella, either flying in from halfway around the world or owning one of the villas in the place. Business moguls, Hollywood and Spanish celebrities love to spend a weekend or two in this beautiful seaside town.

Aside from its beaches and watering holes, Marbella is also distinguished by its beautiful real estate properties done in the romantic designs characteristic of Spanish architecture. There are many villas, penthouses, apartments, flats, townhouses, and business establishments all around town—rustic yet sophisticated getaways from all the worries of the world.

You might wonder: How can I own one of them? Short of going to Spain yourself and contacting a local real estate agent to see what’s for sale, you can check out your prospects first by visiting the website of Marrison Properties. Marrison Properties doesn’t only have properties located in Marbella in their listing, but also those in Ojen, Golden Mile, Malaga, and Sierra Blanca among others.

“Our aim is to make the purchase of your property in Marbella and around the Costa del Sol an enjoyable one, as it should be, and to put as much time as is needed into finding the right place—villas, apartments, townhouses, flats, penthouses, inland country property, whatever it may be that you are looking for in the Marbella area,” says Guy Marrison, the owner of Marrison Properties.

Parallel to this goal, the firm has several services that you can avail of. First, they have several detailed guides to help you with the decision to purchase a property. There’s a buyer’s guide, a seller’s guide, the specifics on the purchasing cost, and how to employ a currency dealer.

Once you have decided to do business with them, they have many services to assist you with the processes involved in buying Spanish property. From buying and selling the property, renting it, to project management, furniture packages, property valuations, property surveys and property management, Marrison Properties will be there for you. In addition, they can assist you in choosing a mortgage plan and buying insurance for your home.

Their website has most of the information that you need. Pictures of the properties and their prices are posted in the site. If you’re looking for something specific, you can also use the search function embedded in the website. Marrison Properties also has a blog where you can read about the latest news on Marbella real estate and leave comments and suggestions. Of course, you can also reach them at the contact details provided.

Marrison Properties is a flourishing real estate firm in Marbella, Malaga. For more information, please visit www.marrisonproperties.com

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Prime Spanish real estate consisting of an entire holiday complex will be given away in this raffle of the year

The media has covered a number of raffles over the past few months in which a house or property is given away to one lucky winning ticket holder. None of these can compete however with the latest property draw ‘San Blas’ (www.sanblasforsale.com) unveiled this week. The raffle will see San Blas, a magnificently fully restored old Spanish Cortijo set in the beautiful Andalucían countryside, and worth around a cool E1.5 Million be handed over to the prize winner holding the lucky ticket costing a mere 25 Euros. More unusual about this raffle is the fact that the lucky ticket holder will not only win a stunning 4 bedroom house but a complete self catering holiday complex too. The San Blas raffle is truly unrivalled by any other property draw and offers the winner a truly life changing prize.

It has been quite an emotional journey for English owners Wayne and Dave who have spent the past three years lovingly restoring the property to a quite remarkable standard. For family reasons however they have been forced to make the difficult decision to say goodbye to the home and business of their dreams and return to the UK. The recent credit crunch and property crisis have led the pair to do some lateral thinking and they have come up with an alternative and novel way of selling this outstanding property. To the fortunate winner Wayne and Dave leave behind all the fruits of their hard work: a beautifully restored house, along with seven classic white-washed self catering cottages and apartments, a swimming pool, and 15 acres of breathtaking countryside. Further information and pictures of the entire property can be viewed at www.sanblasforsale.com. There is also an additional online booking website for the self-catering business.

The raffle has been carefully drawn up with full legal advice and meets all legal requirements. Each ticket will cost 25 Euros and can be purchased easily online at the www.sanblasforsale.com website, and those purchasing 4 tickets will receive an additional ticket free. Those participating in the raffle can view online the number of tickets sold which is updated daily. Every ticket holder will be kept updated on the draw and informed within 48 hours of all tickets being sold. The grand draw itself will be overseen by a number of independent Spanish solicitors and this will also be filmed. The video of the draw will be made available for everyone to watch on the www.sanblasforsale.com website within 24 hours of the draw taking place.

Looking for Spanish real estate? Look no more because the lucky winner will receive the freehold and full & clear title deeds to the fabulous Cortijo San Blas which will include the 4 bedroom main house along with 7 self catering units comprising 12 bedrooms, 9 kitchens, 12 showers, 13 toilets, plus 15 acres and a great swimming pool – pretty spectacular for just a 25 Euro stake. The winner will also be handed over the deposits and all future bookings at the popular San Blas holiday property. With the self catering units being rented from 190 to 365 Euros per week each, this will provide the winner with a profitable start to their new life and business in the Spanish sunshine.

Also unique to this property raffle is the fact that tickets will retain their full face value as they can be exchanged at any time before the draw for accommodation at the complex. Indeed Wayne and Dave are keen to encourage as many people as possible to view the property whether passing through the area or staying to see for themselves what a fantastic home and ready-made holiday business awaits the lucky winner.

To purchase tickets or to find out more about the most exciting property raffle ever launched and the chance to enjoy a fantastic new life in the Spanish sun visit www.sanblasforsale.com – and remember, somebody has to win and it could very well be you!

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Select Property Reports That As The Credit Crunch Takes Hold Now Is The Time To Invest In The UAE For A Safe And Secure Investment

Select Property reports that their purchasers’ investments will be protected following the announcement from the UAE government that they will guarantee all National bank deposits and savings.

With daily reports of the credit crunch’s latest victims it is understandable why there is widespread panic across Global markets. Leading banks are turning to their governments to bail them out, the stock market has fallen the most it ever has and Iceland is on the verge of declaring National Bankruptcy, it would seem that no investment is safe.

Select property believes that the news that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government is guaranteeing all deposits and savings in all its National banks, is great news for those people who do have money to invest, This means that any money that is held in a UAE Bank, including Dubai and Ras Al Kahimah, will be protected by the UAE Government.

In the current global financial crisis finding an investment that is classed as ‘safe’ is hard to find, with many investor’s now ploughing money into property after losing faith in the banking system. Select Property has announced that it has taken steps to ensure that their investors’ money is as safe as possible, with any money paid to Select Property held in Escrow in a Dubai bank. This means that investments are fully protected and guaranteed by the UAE Government.

As well as protecting purchasers’ money, the Ras Al Khaimah and Dubai investment property markets are currently continuing to grow even in the present situation, so all investor’s money is not only seen as secure but is also expected to make a profit as well. Select Property believes that there has never been a better time to invest in the UAE.

Since its launch in March 2008 the Select Property and Select Group’s joint overseas property development, Pacific, in the emerging emirate Ras Al Kahimah has benefitted from a 10% increase on its property prices and is already over 70% sold out. If the growth continues to rise in this manner, investors are likely to see property price increases of 20% per year.

Select Property and Select Group are one of only a few developers in Ras Al Khaimah to offer a payment plan together with the security of Escrow.

About Select Property:
Operating since 2004 Select Property has become a leading specialist in off-plan overseas investment property. Following initial success marketing and selling luxury residential property, on an exclusive agreement basis, in March 2008 Select Property took the landmark decision to move into overseas property development launching Pacific the first of two residential projects located on Al Marjan Island, in the emerging emirate Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Pacific is a joint development with Select Group

The company currently has 90 employees operating out of offices in the UK and Dubai. By May 2008 Select Property had successfully sold over £550 million worth of property to customers in 53 countries including investment property in Dubai.

Select Property has enjoyed a successful relationship with Select Group Developments, working on four off-plan Dubai property developments, including the Marina’s Bay Central, the iconic super tower The Torch, The Point, and Botanica, the only residential development with a sky garden. Most recently the two companies have announced their collaboration on Pacific, Al Marjan Island and Ras Al Khaimah, the first project, which is being developed jointly by the two companies.

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Balli Real Estate Have Created A New Website To Showcase The Core Activities Of Investor-Developer

Balli Real Estate Ltd, the UK and UAE based investor-developer, have launched their new website, located at www.balli-re.com, to showcase the company’s brand, services and its $3.5 billion property investment and property portfolio on the internet.

Built using a mixture of HTML and Flash Shockwave programmes, the new website is designed to be simple, stylish and easy to navigate. It sets out the company’s vision through a mixture of images and editorial contained in five main sections, complete with a series of sub-navigation drop down pages.

The new website provides a review of Balli Real Estate’s four core activities: fund management, joint venture developments, direct developments and bulk purchase investment.

Drawing on a series of panoramic images, the website explains how Balli Real Estate is involved in some of the most exciting and prestigious real estate projects in the world.

Balli Real Estate currently has a property portfolio of over $3 billion, comprised of more than 900,000 square feet of property under development with a Gross Development Value (GDV) of $800 million, and an additional 2 million square feet and a GDV of almost $2.5 billion in the pipeline.

The company operates in the UK and UAE and the Balli property portfolio includes four major residential and mixed use projects in Dubai providing a combined total of more than 1000 luxury residences.

The website contains details of the company’s senior management team including Vahid Alaghband, group chairman, Hassan Alaghband, Director, and Group Finance Director, David Spriddell. It also features testimonials from some of the company’s professional advisors and partners, including Sunland Group, CB Richard Ellis, Bank of Scotland Corporate and Forsters LLP.

As part of Balli‘s focus on customer service, the website has a special password protected information centre for clients, enabling them to gain access to development brochures, investment documents, development floorplans and legal contracts wherever they are in the world.

The website also has a careers and recruitment section, setting out Balli’s employment opportunities, as well as an interactive press centre which enables journalists to download press information and imagery and make enquiries.

Vahid Alaghband, Group Chairman of Balli comments: “Over 60% of potential purchasers looking for property use the internet as their primary research tool. We therefore felt it essential that we created a property specific website to complement our existing Group corporate website.”

The website was designed and produced by TTA Group, a specialist property marketing consultancy, part of PR market leader Chime Communications plc.

About Balli Real Estate
Balli Real Estate is a leading multi-national real estate investment and development company operating in the UK, the Middle East and other lucrative markets. In the United Arab Emirates the company operates under the Peacock Ventures Ltd brand. The company focuses on four key activities: fund management, joint venture developments, direct developments and bulk purchase investment, and is involved in some of the most exciting and prestigious real estate projects in the world such as luxury property in Dubai.

Balli Real Estate forms part of Balli Holdings, one of the UK’s largest private, multi-national corporations, headquartered in London. Established in 1982, Balli Holdings operates a number of affiliated companies specialising in commodity trading, real estate, industrial activities and aviation, with offices in key economic and business hubs around the world and operations in over 20 countries.

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Select Property Launched A New Exclusive Luxury Development, Called Aquitainia

Select Property, UK property developer, and Dubai based Select Group have teamed up to launch the exclusive luxury development; Aquitainia, which is located in Dubai on the fabulous ‘The World’ development.

Located just four kilometres off the coast of Dubai, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2012.

The new Aquitainia property development is situated on the fusion of the two islands, France and Spain, which form part of the awe-inspiring archipelago cluster of 300 islands which create ‘The World’.

Designed to compliment the artistic creation of The World, the £750million development combines the Mediterranean elegance and minimalism of modern contemporary living. Set within a truly sensational setting, Aquitainia consists of 816 properties spanning over 1 million square feet. The properties will comprise of one and two bedroom suites, three bedroom penthouses, as well as beach and water villas. Each unit will include state of the art equipment and the villas will have stylish rooftop plunge pools with spectacular views across the Indian Ocean.

Aquitainia is centrally located amongst the islands and is close to the four main transportation and commercial hubs, offering easy access to Dubai’s white washed shores. Sailing enthusiasts will also able to accommodate their yachts in Aquitainia‘s marinas which will have ample berths for hundreds of boats. The marinas will offer residents a variety of amenities such as cafes, restaurants and shops or simply a place to absorb the fun and sporting atmosphere.

Properties on Aquitainia will use the names of some of the most popular regions in both France and Spain to compliment the islands themselves. Monaco, Cannes and St Tropez will be used to represent France, whilst Marbella, Barcelona and Madrid will represent that of Spain.

Residences are already being made available for private purchase with a choice of one-bedroom suites starting from £498,000. Dubai’s thriving population and increasing popularity ensures great investment potential whilst providing an ideal tax free lifestyle.

About Select Property
Operating since 2004 Select Property has become a leading specialist in off-plan overseas investment property. Following initial success marketing and selling luxury residential property, on an exclusive agreement basis, in March 2008 Select Property took the landmark decision to move into development, launching Pacific the first of two residential projects located on Al Marjan Island, in the emerging emirate Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Pacific is a joint development with Select Group

The company currently has 90 employees operating out of offices in the UK and Dubai. By May 2008 Select Property had successfully sold over £550million worth of property to customers in 53 countries.

Select Property and Select Group have enjoyed a successful working relationship since 2004, with Select Property exclusively marketing and selling Select Group’s off-planProperties in Dubai.

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Select Property Has Reported That The United Arab Emirates Offer A Safe Haven For Investors Who Are Currently Suffering Under The Credit Crisis

Select Property, the overseas property specialist, has reported that while US, UK and European markets remain firmly in the clutch of the credit crunch, the UAE has become an increasingly attractive investment.

Property investments in the UK and Europe no longer deliver the returns they once did ‘pre crunch’. However, the growth in UAE economies, such as those of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, continues to offer a return on investment which is simply unachievable closer to home.

Mark Stott, CEO of Select Property explains “In contrast to the instability that many markets now face, the UAE continues to show considerable growth. Unlike US and European markets, the UAE is based on liquidity rather than borrowed money. What’s more the UAE has distanced itself from sub-prime lending, meaning they haven’t had any significant exposure to the effects of the crunch.”

The growth of the UAE economy is set to continue, with expectations for GDP growth at 8.3% for 2008 compared to just 1.3% in UK. Growth in the UAE will be further supported by recent increases in crude oil prices. The UAE produces approximately 2.6 million barrels of oil a day and has reserves of 97.8 billion barrels meaning the oil revenue coming into the UAE will increase by 23%, earning the UAE an extra $65 million a day.

Stott continues “This rise in the oil prices makes the UAE an even more attractive market for foreign investments, providing a stable alternative to other major global markets where returns are falling. With growth and stability comes people looking to capitalise on it; for example there has been an increasing trend of foreign bankers migrating into the UAE, attracted by more desirable employment and lifestyle opportunities. This influx of investment and the people it attracts means that the demand for real estate in the UAE is set to continue to outstrip supply with rental yields at 7-10% and projected capital appreciation at 18-20%.”

Evidence of current demand for real estate in the UAE can be seen as Dubai Cityscape, a high profile property exhibition, is poised to break new records this year, with more than 60,000 participants from over 150 countries attending.

Stott concludes “Obviously choosing the right investment is crucial for delivery of the highest returns and Select Property works hard to identify the most desirable locations in the UAE for residential property. One such location is Dubai Marina, where we have recently launched our luxurious West Avenue development. Prices in the Marina for example have soared over the last few years with the average price per square foot rising from £120 in 2005 to £342 in 2008.”

On the 25 September, Select Property launched Aquitainia, a spectacular residential located on ‘The World’ project, four kilometres off the Dubai coastline. This development will offer those looking for a Dubai property investment opportunity the chance to own a truly unique island residence, insulated from global troubles in more way than one.

About Select Property:
Since coming into operation in 2004, Select Property has become the UK’s leading specialist in off-plan overseas property for investment, identifying and delivering high quality projects, which offer high returns to its customers. The success of Select Property is driven by an innovative and unique approach to the overseas property market, which focuses on exceptional customer service and product innovation.

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