News - Archive for May 2011
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European Property Markets Returning to Growth, DTZ Reports
Invested stock increased by four per cent in 2010, indicating that European property markets have finally turned the corner. The growth, as reported in DTZ's flagship Money into Property 2011 report....
GPG Claims Global Property Prices are in Decline
Despite growing evidence to the contrary, Global Property Guide's (GPG) latest house price survey suggests that property values around the world are falling, with the situation expected to get even worse...
Swedish Property Boosted by Economic Conditions
A maturing property market buoyed by strong economic growth makes investing in Swedish real estate a viable option for international buyers...
Increasing Demand for Commercial Property Loans in US Good for Industry
A recent increase in sales of commercial property loan securities in the US has led to some experts feeling cautiously optimistic. It is thought that the increase could have far reaching benefits, including strengthening bank balance-sheets...
REITs Sector Makes a Comeback
The listed property trusts in Australia have bounced back from the global financial crisis and have managed to not only match, but also better the equities market...
Central London Property Market 'Ideal' for Sellers
Competition between international and domestic buyers in central London is helping to create the "ideal environment" for sellers, research from Cluttons has found...
Egypt to Set Up New Committee to Deal with Property Disputes
Transparency in the Egyptian property market is to be increased through the creation of a new committee which aims to deal with a string of legal challenges to sales of state land to developers...
Asian Buyers Snapping Up London Property
The London property market is booming. Recent indices have suggested that as the rest of the UK's real estate sector stagnates and splutters toward recovery, the English capital is racing ahead in terms of sales, stability and capital growth...
RICS Predictions Positive on Commercial Property Outlook
The latest Global Commercial Property Survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (UK) is positive on the prospects for growth in many global markets...
Property is the Investment of Choice
Uncertainty in a number of commodities markets has pushed property once again to the forefront of investors' minds...
Property Investors Being Replaced by Holiday Home Buyers
A new survey has highlighted a growing trend of potential foreign property owners buying for holidays, rather than as an investment....
Singaporean Property Market Records Strong Growth, Again
Sales of residential property in Singapore soared again in April, with activity up 29 per cent, new figures show. Local agents report that 1,788 home sales were recorded over the course of the month...
Global Real Estate Markets Full of Potential
The global real estate market has been given an upbeat forecast, with both developed and emerging markets said to be offering investors the potential to collect healthy returns...
US Commercial Property Prices Fall in March
Commercial property prices in the US fell to a post-recession low during March, with sales of financially-distressed assets having a negative impact on the market...
US Still Popular with Overseas Property Buyers
A new report has highlighted the popularity of the US as a property investment destination for foreign buyers. International purchases shot up USD 16 billion this year...
Hotel Industry Enjoys Resurgence Post Crisis
Recent research has suggested that the European hotel industry is showing steady signs of growth in the wake of the global economic crisis...
UK Commercial Property Debt Falls
The level of debt secured against UK commercial property has fallen from in excess of GBP 300 billion to about GBP 293 billion in 2010...
GCC Nations Given Positive Long Term Property Forecast
A youthful demographic and projected strong GDP growth will help the property sector in GCC nations rebuild following a period of inactivity and decline...
UK Property Companies Report Improved Conditions
Confidence among property investors is climbing, with shares in UK-listed property companies returning strong results over the past year....
Asia Pacific Commercial Property Markets See Rents Increase
More corporate hiring and a more optimistic view of the business environment in Asia Pacific has underpinned the office leasing market over the first three months of 2011...
Baltic and Eastern European Property Markets Recovering
Price increases and a rise in new developments act as proof that residential real estate markets in Baltic and Eastern European markets are recovering...
US Property Owners Confused by Residential Market Health
Investor sentiment surrounding the US real estate market appears to be low. More than half of property owners and renters in the country (54 per cent) believe that the sector will not fully recover until at least 2014....
Tax Changes to Spark Interest in French Leaseback Property
A proposed 20 per cent tax on second homes in France has sparked concern among potential property buyers and investors in recent days...
London Market Buoyed by Overseas Investors
Demand from international investors is helping to keep the London property market buoyant, with asking prices in the capital six per cent higher in the first three months of 2011 compared with the 2010 quarterly average....
Vancouver Commercial Property Could Offer Rich Rewards
The Canadian city is benefiting from its tight supply of quality inventory, as well as the region's affluence...
Buy to Let: The Beast With Two Backs?
Buy to Let has been haunting the UK press with much gusto in recent months for many reasons. Mortgage lenders have been citing a rise in lending and subsequently new mortgage products in a bid to "cope" with rising demand in the arena...
Canadian Investors Among World’s Most Active
Canadian-based real estate investors were among the most active in the world during the first three months of 2011, a new study by Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed...
Institutional Investors Beat REITs in US Commercial Property Market
Institutional investors have overtaken publicly-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) as the largest buyers of US office buildings in the first three months of the year...
London Residential Property Posts Strong Growth
Prime central London properties have risen in value by GBP 767 every day over the past year, research from Knight Frank has found...
European Property Opportunities Still Exist, Invesco Claims
Opportunities still exist in Europe for investors looking to increase their exposure to foreign real estate. However, rental growth and active management are expected to be key components to success...
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