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Hospices are becoming more and more interesting to real estate investors in Europe

Healthcare properties will find an increasing place in investment portfolios

Hospices as a share of investment volumes are displacing sales of homes for the elderly for the first time in five years in 2020 and in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from the consulting company in the real estate sector Colliers.

The growth in demand for more housing opportunities for older people will lead to a higher share of these assets in the investment market in the long run, experts say in a new report.

In the eight European countries included in the study – Germany, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, the Netherlands and Denmark, the population over the age of 65 is expected to reach a quarter of the total population of the countries and number 21.7 million. people between 2020 and 2035. This is more than the combined population of London or Paris and the Ile de France.

This is also a significant market force that must be met in terms of housing assets, experts say.

Colliers’ latest global investor survey shows that 21% of respondents have expressed interest in adult housing as an investment asset in 2021.

Although volumes of around € 7 billion per year are small compared to other sectors, the non-transparent and still immature nature of health properties as an investment grade means that the reporting of transaction volumes is undoubtedly lower than what happens in place, the report states.

Although the investment demand of primary and secondary healthcare facilities is lower, the sector will benefit from strong growth factors. In most countries, the level of hospital beds and state-provided medical care has declined over the last decade, with the shortage being offset by private, profit and non-profit operators.

In the United Kingdom, Poland and Denmark alone, most hospital beds are provided by the state. In Germany, France, Spain and Italy, this percentage has dropped to an average of around 60%, and various investors and operators from these countries are clearly expanding their sphere of influence across the continent.

Rising consumer spending on private health and private health insurance will continue to stimulate the main demand for a wider range of health assets, as the expansion of public insurance will remain weak. This will create additional opportunities for investors, albeit with a more complex and niche nature.

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Watch out for an estate agent ‘bidding war’ trick that might leave buyers ripped off

He told Estate Agent Today sealed bids should be “restructured, formalised and made more transparent.”

He added: “The current system is virtually impossible [for the purchaser].

“Submitting the highest bid won’t necessarily secure the property; the vendor and agent will weigh up all the information and make a choice on the basis of the size of the offer and the situation of the buyer.”

ReallyMoving.com advised: “Sealed bidding is great for sellers, and for some buyers, if you know you want that property and you know how much you are willing to spend.”

If you are buying a home, how can you avoid being gazumped by other buyers

Author: Emily Hodgkin
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Estate agent shares 10 quick fixes for a speedy property sale as market remains busy

Google searches for “houses for sale” have increased by over 200 percent in the last month as more people look to move house. With lockdown restrictions continuing to be eased, the property market is likely to remain busy. The stamp duty holiday has also meant that a lot of buyers and sellers are now looking for a speedy sale.
In a competitive market, first impressions of a home are vital.

First impressions can often determine whether a property will remain on the market for months or a few weeks.

Head of Refurbishment and Interiors at Estate Agents Douglas & Gordon, Tyrena Dangerfield, has shared 10 ways you can get your house off the market quickly.

1. Front door, kitchen and hallway

Your front door is the first thing a potential buyer will see, either when they enter the property or on a property site.

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If your front door is looking a little tired, a fresh lick of paint and some flowers by the door could make a huge difference.

A tidy, clean and clear front garden and exterior is also a great way to make those first impressions count.

2. Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house so it can often end up looking the most worn out.

Keeping it tidy, clean and free of clutter on the worktops will leave a good first impression.

3. General cleaning

Clean windows and floors are a great way to make a good first impression.

Opening the windows and allowing fresh air to filter through the house will also make your home smell clean.

4. Decorate

Have a look at your furniture and walls and think about whether you need to give them a fresh lease of life.

Skirting boards and door frames can often become chipped and discoloured over the years so giving them a fresh lick of paint could make all the difference.

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5. Keep your wardrobe tidy and change doorknobs

Clothes spilling out of wardrobes can look messy and untidy.

Keep your wardrobes looking neat and tidy as buyers may have a look inside them.

Another great tip is to change up tired-looking doorknobs for something more modern.

6. Carpets

Stained, worn and discoloured carpets can make a property look really tired.

Getting them professionally cleaned or changing them will make your home look more appealing.

7. Tidy

Keeping your home tidy will leave a lasting impression.

Leaving too much stuff lying around the house could highlight a lack of storage which buyers will find unappealing.

8. Gardens

Adding some pot plants will add life and a splash of colour to a dull garden.

Give your garden a good tidy too by getting rid of broken chairs, weeding and removing dead leaves.

9. Mantelscaping

Make sure your mantelpiece looks really pretty and decorative with vases, flowers and ornaments.

10. Minimise personal possessions

Too many photos dotted around walls and on shelves can distract buyers from your home’s desirable features.

They can also be quite overwhelming so keep them to a minimum.

Douglas & Gordon started in Sloane Square and has since opened 17 offices across central, west and southwest London.

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Phil Spencer shares ‘key’ questions to ask estate agents when selling a property

Phil Spencer, who presents various different property shows including Location, Location, Location, regularly shares his property tips and tricks online. Whether it be selling a property, buying or renting, the expert shares important advice on YouTube as well as other platforms like TikTok.
Another question you should ask is what their average time to sell a property is as well as asking how many similar homes they have sold in the last few months.

Phil added: “I think that is a key one because you want to be sure that your agent is experienced in selling your type of house, your area and your price bracket.”

The next question sellers should ask their estate agent is whether or not homes on the market are selling for their asking price or not.

The expert went on: “You want to know which property websites they advertise on, although the internet is increasingly the most important marketing tool, you’ll also want to know about the size of their mailing list and where else they advertise.

He continued: “I’d be wary of making a decision based purely on valuation, I see many properties that don’t sell purely because the asking price was set too high.

“As time goes by, the house doesn’t sell and new buyers assume there is a problem with it.

“In these instances, the house ends up being sold for less than it would have been if it was realistically priced in the first place.”

There are also many other questions that sellers should ask their estate agent before making a rushed decision on which one to choose.

Location, Location, Location continues tonight at 8pm on Channel 4

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Our Yorkshire Farm's Ravenseat estate has connections to royalty

Our Yorkshire Farm has made stars of the Owen family, and put their glorious home at Ravenseat Farm at the centre of attention.

It’s been reported that the vast estate is owned by billionaire Robert Miller, 87 – the 68th wealthiest person in the UK.

The upper Swaledale farm has a flock of over 1,000 sheep and numerous other animals, as well as Amanda Owen, husband Clive and their nine children.

But the estate also links to several other well-known families. According to the Express, the farm’s billionaire owner boasts several royal connections after his daughters married princes in the 1990s

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Robert Miller and daughter Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece
Robert Miller and daughter Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece

Robert, who is the co-founder of DFS (Duty Free Shops), is a father of three. His daughters are Princess Alexandra von Furstenberg, 48, Pia Getty, 55, and the Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece, 52, who are known as The Miller sisters.

They were the ‘It Girls’ of the 1990s and appeared on the pages of glossy magazines and tabloids before becoming princesses.

Marie-Chantal married Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, at age 27 after he proposed to her during a skiing holiday in Gstaad, Switzerland.

He is the heir to the now-defunct throne of Greece, where the monarchy was abolished in 1973.

The billionaire’s second daughter Alexandra followed in her sister’s footsteps, marrying into royalty.

In 1995 she wed Prince Alexander von Furstenberg, son of celebrated fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Our Yorkshire Farm focuses on the life of Amanda Owen, husband Clive and their nine children
Our Yorkshire Farm focuses on the life of Amanda Owen, husband Clive and their nine children

However the marriage wasn’t to be, as the couple split seven years later, after having two children.

Yet Pia was hardly outdone by her sisters, marrying the grandson of American oil magnate Jean Paul Getty, Christopher Getty.

Miller co-founded the Hong Kong based Duty Free Shoppers chain in 1960 and luxury goods group LVMH took a stake in the business in 1998.

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In 2018 The Sunday Times Rich List claimed that the billionaire is the richest person in Yorkshire.

At the time, he had a fortune valued at £2 billion, which had risen by £420 million in the past year, including his 36,000 acre Gunnerside shooting estate in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.

That estate is just 10 miles from the Owens’ Ravenseat Farm.

However, the Owen family are investing in their own property, having just bought their own farmhouse.

Huddersfield-born Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen is famous nationwide
Huddersfield-born Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen is famous nationwide

Yet it is a giant project, with the new farmhouse and land having been derelict for years.

The Yorkshire Shepherdess admitted it wasn’t a project for the fainthearted.

On the show’s last episode (May 11) Amanda said: “Steven is the first step but it’s a project not for the fainthearted.

“It’s the biggest project we could ever imagine but we won’t be defeated, we’ll do it somehow”.

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Clive added: “It’s in a sad state, it’s hard to imagine that in the not too distant future we’ll be lighting a fire. But Rome wasn’t built in a day”.

The historic farm buildings in the Yorkshire Dales are part of a conservation and any work has to gain approval and can take a long time to fully restore.

With so few people able to help, it could be a long time before the Owen family can fully settle in to their new home.

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The billionaire owner behind Our Yorkshire Farm Ravenseat estate

Our Yorkshire’s Farm has rocketed in popularity since launching in 2018.

And like with many shows, fans can’t help but get a little invested in the details, with some wondering whether the Owens family really owns the Ravenseat Farm or not.

Amanda and Clive welcome the public into their lives at the farm where they live with their nine children, some who were born at Ravenseat.

But people often wonder whether they actually own the beautiful North Yorkshire farm, Yorkshire Live reports.

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Robert Miller – entrepreneur and co-founder of DFS

For those wondering, The Express reported that the Owens do own Ravenseat Farm where they live with all of their nine children.

However, the estate is actually owned by billionaire Robert Miller who is the co-founder of DFS (Duty Free Shops).

Amanda and Clive have been at the farm for more than 20 years now and continue to proudly farm in the same way as it would have been done hundreds of years prior.

On top of farming and taking care of the land, the Owens have also got to tend to their animals and their children, some of whom were born at Ravenseat.

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While this is their actual family home, fans of the show can visit and even stay on the land.

As well as their own home, the Owens have also got a couple of farmhouses which they rent out for holiday-goers.

According to Amanda’s website Yorkshire Shepherdess, there is an option to either stay at Shepherd Hut which is for a maximum of two people or The Firs which is the six-bedroom farmhouse.

A stay at Shepherds Hut will set visitors back £60 for single occupancy and £175 per night at The Firs.

But Amanda is not currently accepting bookings thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and is expected to resume at a later date.

Amanda Owen Huddersfield-born Yorkshire Shepherdess
Amanda Owen Huddersfield-born Yorkshire Shepherdess

Ravenseat is a 2,000-acre working farm located in North Yorkshire in Upper Swaledale.

The land is around an hour walk west of Keld and is also situated halfway up the Coast to Coast walk.

This walk was made famous by author Alfred Wainwright, with the journey taking hikers 192 miles across England from St Bees to Robin Hoods Bay.

While Ravenseat has picturesque scenery which the Owens have enjoyed for many years, they have decided to move.

The couple revealed in the first episode of season four that they had bought another property.

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Their future home is a dilapidated farmhouse which is located adjacent to Ravenseat.

Amanda was seen taking her children up to the new house and explaining a bit about its history.

They also discussed the logistics of moving their flock and animals to the new land but it’s going to be quite some time until the big move.

The farmhouse is nowhere near liveable as it is now so there’s a lot of work that needs doing before they can move in.

Amanda said: “When the opportunity came up and I saw that ‘for sale’ sign go up, it was like a no brainer.

“The opportunity to get that doesn’t come up that often.

“It’s so exciting but scary as well as it’s a big undertaking.”

Our Yorkshire Farm airs every Tuesday at 9pm on Channel 5.

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Vanessa Bryant, Kobe Bryant estate end Nike partnership

Vanessa Bryant said in a statement that her hope “will always be to allow Kobe fans to get and wear his product.”

WASHINGTON — The partnership between Kobe Bryant and Nike has ended, the basketball legend’s wife said in a statement on Tuesday.
Vanessa Bryant said that the contract ended on April 13, 2021. Sources told ESPN that the Bryant estate had grown tired of Nike limiting products during his retirement and after his death.
Basketball star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in January 2020 during a helicopter crash in Calabasas.
“Kobe and Nike have made some of the most beautiful basketball shoes of all time, worn and adored by fans and athletes in all sports across the globe,” Vanessa Bryant said in a statement on her Instagram story. “It seems fitting that more NBA players wear my husband’s product than any other signature shoe.”
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She said that his products sold out in seconds, which “says everything.” Vanessa Bryant added that her hope “will always be to allow Kobe fans to get and wear his product.”
CBS Sports said the partnership between Kobe Bryant and Nike was first signed in 2003 after his agreement with the clothing and shoe company Adidas ended. He signed a five-year post-retirement endorsement extension in April of 2016.
“I was hoping to forge a lifelong partnership with Nike that reflects my husband’s legacy,” Vanessa Bryant’s statement said. “We will always do everything we can to honor Kobe and Gigi’s legacies. That will never change.”
“Kobe Bryant was an important part of Nike’s deep connection to consumers,” Nike said in a statement, according to CBS Sports. “He pushed us and made everyone around him better. Though our contractual relationship has ended, he remains a deeply loved member of the Nike family.”
In December of 2019, before his death, ESPN said Kobe was exploring creating his own Mamba brand after his deal with Nike expired.
At this point, it’s unclear what the future holds for Nike Kobe sneakers, one of the longest-running sneaker lines in basketball, according to CBS Sports.

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John Lennon estate and Sean Lennon celebrate Julian Lennon's birthday with childhood snaps

Sean wrote: “Happy Birthday Julian! (Hard to believe that thing on a wall is what we used to call a ‘telephone.’)

John and Yoko’s son was referring to the wired landline phone in the top right of the picture.

Julian was clearly touched by these posts, plus messages from fans, as he posted: “Thank You for your lovely Birthday wishes!”

Last October, John’s sons took part in a special BBC Radio 2 show featuring Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney to celebrate what would have been the late singer’s 80th birthday.

Prince Philip will: The royals who could inherit his staggering £24million estate

Prince Philip had died at the age of 99, it has been confirmed. He was the Duke of Edinburgh and was married to the Queen for 73 years.

He reportedly had a fortune of around £24million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Prince Philip earned this from his former career in the navy and as a working member of the Royal Family, receiving a salary of around £400,000 a year from the Sovereign Grant.

Along with the Queen, he reportedly had money in a portfolio of stocks and an expensive art collection.

As these are shared with the Queen, it is likely she will keep hold of the assets.

He was the father of four children, Prince Charles, 71, Princess Anne, 69, Prince Andrew, 60, and Prince Edward, 56.

It is likely they will also get a share of his assets.


Prince Philip was given the title of the Duke of Edinburgh on the day of his wedding on November 20, 1947.

While the title will officially be returned to the crown now, it is thought his youngest son, Prince Edward, will soon inherit it.

Before he retired, Prince Philip was president and patron of roughly 800 organisations.

Many of these roles were taken over by Prince Edward when his father retired and he will reportedly take on more roles once held by the King Consort.

As Prince Philip was not the ruling monarch, the line of succession has not changed.

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