Postcard from the Riviera 1

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | June 6th 2007

Postcard from the Riviera. Why invest in France? •    France receives more visitors than any other country in the world! (Fact). •    Millions visit France, and with new, improved and cheaper transport, demand for accommodation continues to grow. •    Financial Mail – “If you really want to get out of rands and into property, go… Read more

PROPERTY LETTER 25th May 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | May 25th 2007

Dear All,   The 60th Cannes Film Festival. (And what a show!)   It runs from the 16th to 27th May and town is pulsating. We are a little town really and during this two week period our numbers swell by about 70 000 people, counting only those who stay here! The people of Cannes… Read more

Property Letter – 3rd April 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | April 3rd 2007

Dear All,   This letter comes to you from a very sunny Cape Town. Vicky and I arrived last weekend and will be here for the month of April, enjoying time with our younger children, both of whom are university students, my sister and her family, and our respective fathers – not to mention many… Read more

Property Letter – 16th February 2007

Posted by admin in Property Investment | February 16th 2007

Dear All, There are some very interesting properties at the end of the letter, so if you want to get straight to them, please scroll down. Vicky and I touched down at Heathrow early in the morning of 18th January after our flight from Cape Town, to transfer to Nice. It was a “white knuckle”… Read more

Property Letter – 19th December 2006.

Posted by admin in Property Investment | December 19th 2006

Dear All,   A very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you! Vicky and I wish you all the very best for the festive season, but also for the year ahead. May 2007 bring us all a balanced mixture of health and happiness, peace and prosperity.   Vicky and I also want to use this opportunity to thank… Read more

Property Letter – 13 th November 2006

Posted by admin in Property Investment, Property Letters | November 13th 2006

Dear All, There are some very interesting properties at the end of the letter, so if you want to get straight to them, please scroll down. MORE on Capital Appreciation: We have to face it, that as important as rental returns are to our cash flow, the thing that defines property as a wealth-builder is… Read more

Property Letter 60

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | October 13th 2006

Property Letter – 8th October 2006. Dear All, (Please scroll down if you want to get straight to the « Properties to Consider » at the end.) Nostalgia. It seems a long time since “Property Letter 1” which was sent to about a dozen people on 17th April 2002. Vicky and I and the family… Read more

On Capital Appreciation vs. Rental income

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, The South of France |

Capital gain is the reason everyone gets into property investment but it is the rental income that finances the deal while you wait for the value to rise. In fact it is rental income that consumes a landlord and is a key factor in determining whether new buy-to-let investors stay the course. Many first time… Read more

Property Letter Postscript : July 8th 2006

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, Property Letters, The South of France | July 10th 2006

Dear All, Somebody should go for this one! It’s that simple. Vicky and I found it yesterday, and I have been waiting for a few details to come clear before writing. If you think you can, and if it suits your needs, please get back to me right away, between Wimbledon and World Cup distractions… Read more

Property Letter: June 29th, 2006

Posted by admin in Business, Property Investment, Property Letters, The Companies, The South of France | June 30th 2006

Vicky and I will be in Cape Town for the month of August and I hope we will be able to see some of you there. Cannes is amazing this year. I suppose it is inevitable that we would feel increasingly secure in our environment, and we have been here for over four years now… Read more