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Taking Negotiations from War-Zone to War-Room

The Philosophy of Bargaining         I have written extensively about negotiation over the past decade; for property and most commercial transactions, I generally recommend pre-negotiation, where possible. There are people for whom negotiating is an innate ability, as natural as breathing, walking and communicating. […]

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Talk Radio Europe: Can the Spanish Property Market Overcome Government’s Devastating Own Goal?

As the markets in the UK, Ireland, Germany and France were starting to recover in early to mid 2012, Spain scored a devastating own goal by their failure refusal to protect home owners, and overseas property owners in particular.  The Almeria area was one of the worst […]

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Uncertainty Causes Chaos; Out of Chaos Comes Opportunity

   Everybody wants yesterday’s bargain, today, based upon tomorrow’s market news Working with home-buyers and property investors over the past decade, throughout one of the most turbulent economic times in modern history, has taught me one important thing: Everybody wants yesterday’s bargain, today, with the certainty of […]

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Tips for Writing Non-Fiction

By Carol Tallon, Originally published on Writing.ie  http://www.writing.ie/resources/tips-for-writing-non-fiction-from-carol-tallon/    I deeply suspect that, if asked, most published writers would admit to getting it right the first time ‘by accident’. It requires certain perseverance with a dose of planetary alignment to get your book published. From my own […]

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Why Now Might be the Right Time to Relocate to Sunnier Shores

  According to the recently published Atlas de la Crisis, properties in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida areas were among the worst affected by the global economic crisis and resulting Spanish property market crash. While signs of recovery were seen in Madrid and Barcelona as far […]

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Wednesday 19th August The Morning Show with Declan Meehan

     Earlier today I chatted to Declan Meehan on the Morning Show about the current rental crisis,  suggestions for fixing the broken marketplace and explained why NAMA is not the discount seller it is perceived to be, in fact, it might just be the premium seller in […]

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Stirring up a TV Writers’ Revolution: MediaCityUK

   About SitcomCircle SitcomCircle is the writers’ circle for television writers (all genres) in the UK. While founded in MediaCity UK, our groups are now spread across the country, with 600+ members.  This is a place for existing, emerging and aspiring TV writers to come together to […]

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Guide to surviving the college accommodation hunt – for parents

Within moments of your teenage son or daughter receiving their CAO offer, the initial feeling of relief fades quickly as suddenly the realisation hits, your baby is no longer a baby. For most teenagers, starting college is the start of a new phase of their lives. It […]

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Costs of Buying Residential Property in Spain

As a general rule, the fees depend upon the type of property, the value and where the property is purchased from. Also, if a mortgage is being used to fund the purchase, the costs will be increased. As a guide, it is recommended that purchasers have approximately […]

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Mapping Opportunities for Property Investors in a Changed Spain

A recently published book ‘Atlas de la Crisis’ [Atlas of the Crisis] by Ricardo Méndez of the CSIC analyzes the socioeconomic impact of six consecutive years of crisis and severe austerity policies on Spain from the years 2007 to 2013. The changes in Spain over the past […]

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