Those who earned passage to Australia just by stealing a loaf of bread did not know how lucky they were. In more recent times the countryís immigration policy has tightened considerably: anyone who has tried to navigate the points-based application process, spent hundreds of pounds on application fees, immigration consultants, full medicals and English proficiency exams will tell you that. But still we try, and last year more than 18,000 Britons successfully navigated the visa maze to win permanent residence in Australia. Another 12,000 arrived on temporary business visas and 43,000 came for a working holiday.
For much of the first half of the 20th century, the U Street area of Washington thrived as the heart of the city's African-American community, pulsing with culture, entertainment and soul. Duke Ellington was born there, and over the years, musical legends like Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey and Dizzy Gillespie performed at local clubs and at the legendary Howard Theater.
Property prices in the French Alps are soaring, fuelled by an influx of British buyers. Left behind by UK property prices? Want to get on the buy-to-let ladder but canít find a suitable property? The French Alps could provide the solution, and into the bargain youíll get a mountain bolt hole for summer and winter holidays.
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UK property investors looking for heavy capital growth could do worse than buy a home in South Africa, according to a new report.
While the UK property boom subsides, and annual house price growth looks set to dip to 3.5 per cent (full story), South Africa is currently experiencing a boom in property prices.
Last year the average house price rose 25.5 per cent in the republic and property values could be set to climb by another 30 per cent over the next 12 months.
It is well worth the time to take a look at the numerous developments that are on offer from Best of Cyprus and Bulgaria property services. Whether youíre looking for a beach-side property or a ski chalet the modern developments on offer in both Cyprus and Bulgaria are well worth a look.