News - Archive for April 2011
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Property Developers to Face Chinese Cooling Measures
As the Chinese government looks to regain control of the country's burgeoning property market, real estate developers are expected to be the next in line to face cooling measures...
London Attracting Increased Property Investment
Commercial real estate transaction in London for 2010 totalled GBP 9.9 billion, new statistics have revealed. The figure represents an increase of around a third compared to the previous year, Cushman and Wakefield has revealed....
Balkan Property Recovery Led by Albania
Albania's property market managed to weather the effects of the economic crisis well, with the Western Balkan nation leading the region's recovery, according to the latest figures from the EC Economic and Financial Affairs Department's Candidate and Pre-Accession Countries' Economic Quarterly Report Q4 2010...
Dubai Making Comeback as Property Investment Destination
Following a period of decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, Dubai is making a comeback as a real estate investment destination...
Buy To Let Investors Ousting First Time Buyers
A growing number of buy-to-let investors are looking to take advantage of current UK property market conditions...
International Buyers set to Boost UK Property Market
A growth in the number of international buyers active in the UK property market is expected to bolster the region's real estate market, it has been suggested. Despite being hit hard by the recent financial crisis, the sector is expected to recover strongly...
Sound Reasons to Invest in Commercial Assets, JLL Says
There are still a number of "sound reasons" for investors to be looking at the opportunities available to them within global commercial property markets, it has been suggested...
Property Investor Confidence High, Survey Finds
Confidence in real estate both in the UK and abroad remains high, with 56 per cent of individuals questioned by the Worldwide Property Group believing that now is a good time to buy overseas...
Property Investors Look to UAE Amid Political Turmoil in Region
Political turmoil in the Middle East and other Gulf regions will be a boost to the property market in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it has been suggested. According to a poll by Reuters, many investors view the emirates as safe havens amid the troubles....
European Retail Property Investments Outperform Commercial Market
Investment in European retail property has hit its highest level for three years, with the asset class clearly outperforming other sectors within the region's commercial real estate market...
Further Curbs Forecast for Chinese Property Market
Real estate analysts have forecast that the Chinese government will introduce further measures to cool its property market. Property price growth in the country slowed in March, but values were still up from a year earlier...
Overseas Buyers Drive Prime Property Prices Up in Singapore
Residential property buyers from mainland China are helping to push real estate values in Singapore to new market highs, according to the latest figures...
Albania Leads Balkan Nation Recovery
Albania is currently leading the way in terms of economic recovery among the Western Balkan nations. This is according to the latest figures from the EC Economic and Financial Affairs Department's Candidate and Pre-Accession Countries Economic Quarterly Report Q4 2010...
Dubai Office Markets Continue Recovery
Recovery across Middle Eastern economies and property markets has continued at a fast pace, with the latest report suggesting that occupier demand for office space in Dubai increased in the first three months of 2011....
Thai Property Market Feels Impact of Govt Cooling Measures
The property market in Thailand is experiencing a slight slowdown as government cooling measures begin to take effect. Following robust growth last year, analysts have expressed caution about the long-term prospects of the sector....
UK Farmland Reaches New Record High
UK farmland continues to offer investors some of the best prospects on the market. Knight Frank has reported that the asset class was the best-performing in the first three months of the year, with values reaching record highs....
Investors Urged to Make Property Buying Decisions Quickly
International real estate investors have been urged to make key decisions surrounding property purchases quickly if they want to receive maximum returns from the current cycle...
Russians Look to Increase Exposure to Foreign Property
Demand for overseas property from Russian buyers is set to soar, as many wealthy investors look to diversify their portfolios with homes abroad. Property magazine International Residence recently released new research...
German Commercial Property Markets 'On the Mend'
German office markets appear to be on the mend, with the majority of cities reporting year-on-year gains in the first three months of 2011...
Investors Eye Mediterranean Property Markets
A growing number of UK property investors are looking at the opportunities available to them in Mediterranean markets, new research has suggested...
Falling Rents Not Attracting Investors to Abu Dhabi
As yet, there has not been a significant increase in the number of investors looking to increase their property portfolios in the UAE. Abu Dhabi's real-estate sector will take centre stage this week at an annual industry summit in the emirate....
Moody's Predicts Tough Year for China
A tough operating environment for property developers as a result of new government legislation, rising interest rates, reduced bank lending and a growth in supply has led Moody's Investor Services to downgrade its outlook for the Chinese property sector....
Taiwan Announces Luxury Tax to Dampen Property Bubble
Following the lead of a number of its Asian neighbours, the Taiwanese parliament has approved a new tax on real estate investments and luxury goods designed to reign in the buoyant market...
UK Commercial Values Post 20th Month of Growth
Commercial property values in the UK continued to post steady growth in March, with the latest index revealing that they rose 0.3 per cent nationwide...
Bank Lending in Dubai Helping Market Recovery
An increase in lending from banks in Dubai has contributed to a recovery in the emirate's real estate market. Transactions climbed in both January and February on the back of greater access to finance for investments, the latest report from Cluttons shows....
Nine Years of Capital Growth in Swiss Market
Investors with property in Switzerland have enjoyed nine years of consecutive capital appreciation, the latest IPD Switzerland Annual Property Index has revealed. Continuing its impressive performance in 2010, investors saw values rise....
Melbourne Dominates Australian Commercial Market
Commercial real estate investors looking for property in Australia are increasingly looking at what Melbourne has to offer. The city, which is located in the state of Victoria, is now one of the best-performing markets in the Asia Pacific region....
Global Commercial Investment Up Year on Year
Jones Lang LaSalle has released preliminary new figures which suggest that global commercial real estate volumes surged to USD 90 billion in the first quarter of 2011 - up 38 per cent compared to the previous year....
Global Commercial Volumes to Reach USD290-310 Billion
Supply shortages in a number of commercial markets around the world mean that there are a number of reasons to invest in the sector at present...
Understanding the Australian Property Market
It is always prudent to keep the basics of property markets in mind in order to gain a better understanding of what factors cause changes...
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