News - Archive for June 2011
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House Price Indices: Fact or Farce?
It seems every 5 minutes a new "house price index" is published and commented upon in the news...
Strong Demand to Boost London Property Market
The London housing market is not expected to experience a slowdown during the summer months, independent chartered surveyors Cluttons has predicted...
Buy to Let: A Viable Investment?
The Buy to Let sector in the UK has suffered during the economic downturn, with lending restrictions, repossessions and unemployment all taking their toll on the market...
Returns Up From Regeneration Properties
There has been a significant improvement in the returns available on regeneration property in 2010 compared with the previous year, according to the latest research...
India and China "a Good Bet" for Investors
Infrastructure, particularly in India and China, could prove to be a good investment, director at The Motley Fool (fool.co.uk) David Kuo has claimed...
Investors 'Turning to Property and Infrastructure'
An increasing number of investors are looking at the property and infrastructure sectors to bolster their portfolios, an executive at Deutsche Bank's alternative asset management division - now known as RREEF - has revealed...
Investment Prospects in UK Buy to Let
Investors that are able to access financing for Buy to Let deals in the UK could find that they are in a strong position...
Profitability Up for London Hotels
Hotels in London experienced a 17 per cent increase in their profitability in May, compared with the same month in 2010, new figures have revealed...
Property Investors Eye US, Brazil and Asia
The markets in Asia, Brazil and the US are attracting the most attention from those seeking property investments, it has been revealed. During the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit, a number of experts offered their opinions on which nations offer the best prospects....
Exclusive London Developments a Good Target for Property Investments?
Residential developments in high-profile locations in London that boast extra amenities and facilities are attracting a lot of attention from young professionals in the capital, one lettings agency has noted....
Capital Values Now Increasing Across European Non Listed Funds
Despite increasing investment, capital values are now increasing in the European commercial property market, having stagnated in the last 4 quarters...
The Status Of The Australian Housing Market
The Australian housing market is beginning to feel the struggles that the United States and Europe have already been feeling for several years now...
UK Prosperous Regions See Substantial House Price Hikes
Economically prosperous areas of the UK have experienced significant house price rises over the past decade, new figures have shown, which could be good news for anyone with property investments in locations such as London, Liverpool, Belfast and Edinburgh....
US Property Market Expected to Rise in Second Half of 2011
People considering property investments in the US may be encouraged by one analyst's assertion that the country's housing market will start improving later this year...
Demand for Manhattan Offices Increasing
Financial institutions that moved away from Manhattan during the credit crisis are beginning to return to the New York borough...
Global House Prices Remain Flat
The latest figures published by Knight Frank in its Global House Price Index for the first quarter of the year show that, overall, the value of residential properties around the world was largely flat....
European Property Investors 'Will Look to Asia'
Property investors in Europe are becoming increasingly interested in Asian markets, a senior executive at Savills has claimed. Speaking at the Reuters Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Summit..
CEE Property Markets Enjoy 180% Increase in Investment Activity
A massive 180 per cent year-on-year increase in real estate investment turnover was recorded in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the first five months of 2011. Research by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) found that some EUR 4....
Asian Commercial Property Returns Stand at 6.4%
Investment returns for Asian commercial property were 6.4 per cent in 2010, new figures collated by IPD have revealed...
Higher Rents 'Good News' for Property Investors
Average rents for properties around the UK increased in May, new research has shown. The latest Buy to Let Index from LSL Property Services revealed that rents rose by 0.05 per cent in May to reach an average of 696 GBP....
Interest Up in Middle Eastern Property Markets
Property markets in the Middle East enjoyed a 15 per cent increase in investment activity in the first three months of the year, new figures from Cushman and Wakefield have revealed...
China Real Estate Investment Growth Increases
According to official statistics, real estate investment growth in China sped up in the first five months of the year. Growth of 34.6 per cent was recorded, from a rise of 34.3 per cent in the first four months....
Canadian Buyers Driving Property Investment Demand in US
Attracted by the promise of bargain prices, an influx of Canadian buyers are driving real estate sales in the US...
New Builds To Drive Demand in UK Property Market
Not too long ago, the Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR) released a report estimating that the UK is facing a "growing housing crisis". The organisation estimated that by 2025 there will be a shortfall of 750,000 homes in the country....
Property Investment Quickens in China in May
China's inflation rate reached its highest level in nearly three years in May, official government figures have revealed. The increase comes despite persistent efforts to tame food and property costs....
New UK Property Developments Decline, Research Shows
New research has found that the value of UK residential construction starts was 31 per cent lower in the three months to May than a year previous, highlighting the struggling position of the country's housing recovery...
London Property Continues to Attract Overseas Buyers
As the London property market continues to comfortably outperform the rest of the UK, a growing number of wealthy overseas investors are purchasing real estate in the capital, the Evening Standard reports....
Property in London 'Still Attractive' to Overseas Investors
The London property market will continue to attract overseas investors for the foreseeable future, it has been claimed....
European Commercial Property Values Rising
Commercial property values in Europe continued their ascent in the first three months of 2011, albeit at a slower pace than previously recorded...
Interest Rate Rises Would Dent UK Property Market Recovery
While the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates at a record low 0.5 per cent has not come as a surprise to many, it could lead to an unbalancing of the country's real estate market in the long-term...
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