A change of scene. Every now and again we get a chance to go beyond the confines of our home office (or the dining room table in my case) to explore the world of property elsewhere, even if it is only a few miles down the road.
Through a series of adventures and misadventures, David and I have got to the stage where we are now more or less making a living from property and related activities, and are setting our plans for 2013. Ok, so the belt may be a little tighter than we’d like and we have not yet reached the inspirational heights of owning a villa in the sun, flash car or being able to jet off anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice.
Thanks to property friend Vanessa Warwick of Property Tribes, I came across this article today about an increase in activity in Welsh property over the third quarter this year, specifically relating to home purchases.
Despite the increase, the figures are still down on a year ago, but I for one choose to interpret the information as good news. Nonetheless I shall be interested to dig deeper and find out more detail about the increased activity. Where the sales are happening, what types of properties are being sold, so on and so forth, the usual type of research and digging that is useful when making investment decisions.
One of the most useful newsletters that lands in my inbox regularly is Money Week’s Money Morning newsletter.* After reading it I feel more informed about the economy and investing, though not necessarily more upbeat. Much as I enjoy reading the writers’ comments, they are frequently a bear-ish bunch at the moment.