News - Archive for July 2011
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Global Commercial Property 'Robust'
The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Global Commercial Property Survey has described the majority of markets around the world as "robust"...
The State Of The German Property Market
Germany could present some lucrative investment opportunities for people looking to expand their portfolio of real estate assets in Europe...
Mortgages: The Dark Side
The press, banks and mortgage providers are insistent that Buy to Let is the housing market saviour – not because they actually believe it...
London Property Market 'Driven By International Investors'
International buyers are the driving force behind the real estate sector in London...
More Landlords Aiming To Boost Portfolios
A rising number of investors are intending to add to their property portfolios, new research has shown...
Leisure Sector 'Sees Increased Investor Demand'
A new report by Savills into the state of the UK's leisure sector has noted that there has been a sharp upturn in investor demand for assets in the industry...
European REITs' Performance Surpasses that of US Counterparts
According to the FTSE EPRA/Nareit index European REITs returned 7.89% in the first half of this year, while American REITs returned 0.76% during the same period...
US Property Market 'Perfect' For International Buyers
Investors from outside the US could stand to profit from the current state of the country's property markets, one sector commentator has claimed. Ken Wood, a real estate expert from New Zealand, urged buyers to look into the opportunities on offer....
Real Estate 'Still A Focus' For Investors
Institutional investors are continuing to add prime real estate assets to their portfolios...
Investors 'Showing Interest' In UK Property
Interest from overseas investors looking for UK property investment opportunities is on the rise...
Olympic Games Boosts UK Property Values
Real estate located in areas near Olympic venues in Britain has seen values rise more sharply than in other regions of the UK...
Shortage Of Office Space 'Will Drive Rents Up'
Despite new developments to bring more office space to the London market, there will continue to be a shortage of suitable properties...
Hotel Industry 'Performing Well'
The hotel sector is one area of the economy that is currently performing well, which could attract investors looking for opportunities in hospitality industry...
Prospects For Investment In Student Accommodation
Student property may not be the first investment category that springs to mind when considering real estate in the UK, but figures indicate that this could be a highly lucrative sector for investors to enter....
Investors View London As 'Safe'
Investors are seeking out property in London because they see the UK's capital as a safe place to put their money...
OECD Property Tax: More Bathtub Thinking?
Just a couple of weeks ago the UK housing minister suggested that we all get together with our mates so everyone can afford a house through the virtue of "mates mortgages"...
Investment Opportunities in London Commercial Property
London commercial property is a good sector for investors to target, a new report has claimed. Henderson Global Investor's property research team noted that there are opportunities for growth...
Increase in Buy to Let Mortgage Applications Recorded
An increasing number of mortgage intermediaries have reported that they have experienced a rise in the number of applications for Buy to Let products during the second quarter of this year...
Could Retail Space Tempt Investors?
Land Securities has noted in its first quarter interim management statement that activity surrounding retail developments is beginning to pick up...
EMEA Hotel Investment Volumes Rise
The Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has experienced a significant increase in hotel investment volumes during the first half of the year...
Sellers in US 'Pricing Properties Too High'
Property owners in the US are overvaluing their homes, new research has revealed. A study carried out by Zillow discovered that those who made a purchase in 2007 or later are...
Could Investors Find Opportunities in European Offices?
The supply of office space in major European cities is expected to be restricted over the coming 12 months due to a lack of new construction starts...
Prime London Property Prices 'Expected to Rise'
The value of properties located in prime central London locations are expected to rise over the course of the year, according to Savills...
Recovery Expected for Regional Property Markets
Regional property markets should see more investor interest over the coming months, it has been noted, with one expert in real estate investment explaining...
Rental Property Demand Outstripping Supply, Says Arla
Demand for rental properties is far outweighing the number of residences on the market for let, a new report by the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA)...
Commercial Property Development Up In June
There may be more commercial property available for investors in the UK after construction activity increased in the month of June...
Property Investors 'Can Find Opportunities In All UK Regions'
Those for whom it is not practical to invest in property in London will not be missing out on high returns by looking more regionally...
How The Buy to Let Market Is Manipulated
Apparently the number of Buy to Let mortgage products has risen by 35% over the last quarter...
German Commercial Real Estate Performs Strongly in H1
Turnover of office space in top German locations (cities like Berlin, Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Stuttgart) increased by 19% in the first half of this year...
Expert: Now Is The Time To Invest In Buy To Let Property
Investors able to access the right finance should seize the opportunity to invest in Buy to Let property...
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