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Property listing websites and portals have become an important part of the real estate market as it forms a foundation for the online marketing of properties by several real estate agents. Over the years, many listing websites have been developed most of which are either regional or national as they tend to promote properties located within a specific country or area. More recently, there have been new websites focusing on the promotion of international real estate by listing properties from several countries on different continents.

With so many websites to choose from, it may be a challenge for buyers and renters to identify which portals would have properties that suit their needs. A similar problem may be faced by real estate agents, brokers and property owners as well to find the ideal listing platform to promote their properties to their target clients. Now that there is so much competition in the property listing sector, many portals are trying to find ways to differentiate themselves and market their services. This article provides a list of top property listing portals focusing on different countries and regions around the world including the United Kingdom (UK), United States(US), Central Europe and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There is also a list of top international property listing websites. It tells you about some of the features of these sites to help you to choose the one that would be most appropriate for you. …


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As Brexit draws closer, there are many predictions about the real estate market in 2019 and beyond, revealing the complicated state of affairs that may occur due to the effects of Brexit on the European real estate market. The changes in the political sphere of the UK (and across Europe) including the extension of the Brexit period from March 29 to April 12 and now to October 31, has done nothing to alleviate the fears of investors and analysts but only succeeded in increasing the uncertainty in the real estate market.

According to the Investment Property Forum, through a consensus forecast which was recently published, several investors in the UK property market are bracing themselves for lower returns on investments and more negative capital values. Professionals believe that a large number of businesses will relocate their operations from the UK to the rest of continental Europe leading to a loss of investments in real estate and in the economy after Brexit. The study indicates that there is a predicted fall in total returns from 6.2% to about 3% between 2018 and 2019. This is due to the reduction in capital values expected across all fields excluding the industrial sector which is poised to increase by about 2.7%. …


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Moving to France as an expat is one of those life changing decisions which you would always be glad you made; be it for work, further education, retirement or just for a new lease on life. France offers a variety of locations each with its own standard of living and real estate style giving you a choice of everything from large villas with a view of the sea, to houses with gardens and white picket fences to beautifully styled apartments in modern building complexes.

Whatever your reason for moving to France, your choice of city or town and even your accommodation preferences, there is a fundamental need for expats to provide a guarantor so as to secure a long-term rental property in the country. The role of a guarantor is to assure the property owner that the required rent and similar charges will be paid as and when due. This means that in the event of any default by the tenant, the guarantor is responsible for, willing and able to pay the outstanding rental costs. …

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