News - Archive for September 2011
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London Hotel Market 'Performing Well'
The latest data to be published by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows that hotels in London performed well over the summer months, with occupancy rates of 82 per cent in July...
England And Wales House Prices Fall
The value of residential real estate in England and Wales has dropped by 2.6 per cent since July this year, the latest figures released by the Land Registry show...
Student Accommodation 'Can Be A Lucrative Investment'
There are great opportunities for those entering the student property market, one expert has noted, pointing out that despite tuition fee increases, demand is unlikely to fall...
Foreign Investors 'Not Deterred' By London Price Rises
Further increases in the value of residential property in London have been recorded in the Knight Frank Prime Central London Index, with the firm attributing this to the uncertainty in the eurozone and the wider global economy....
Foreign Investors 'Targeting London Property'
There has been an influx in foreign investors trying to get into the London real estate market recently, according to one estate agency based in the capital...
Sustainable Buildings 'Should Have Higher Valuation'
Sustainable properties should be recognised with a higher valuation than their less energy-efficient counterparts, it has been claimed...
House Prices 'Have Held Up Well'
The value of residential real estate in the UK has held up better than may have been expected at the beginning of the financial downturn...
Property Market Confidence "Fragile"
Professionals in the real estate industry are not overly upbeat about the sector's prospects, a new survey has found...
Foreign Students 'Buoy University Accommodation Market'
With tuition fee increases set to come into force at universities across the UK from September 2012, investors in student property may be wondering just how their assets will perform...
Long Term Property Investment 'Offers Good Returns'
Investors looking for somewhere secure to put their money should consider entering the property market, it has been claimed...
Top World Class Cities See Property Values Rise
The super prime real estate values in Savills top ten world class cities has increased by ten per cent during the first half of this year...
US Real Estate Firms Plan Green Improvements
A group of US real estate companies has come together to trail a programme in New York to help make the city's office space more environmentally-friendly...
Is US Commercial Real Estate On The Up?
There are indications that a rebound in commercial real estate markets in the US is happening, a group of experts has revealed. A letter written by the Federal Reserve Bank...
Average Hotel Room Prices Climb In September
The average price being charged for an overnight stay in a hotel in one of Europe's top 20 cities has risen in September compared to August, the trivago Hotel Price Index has shown...
Yields Harden In Leisure Sector
There has been a shift in prime yields among real estate assets in the UK leisure market, according to the latest commercial leisure bulletin from Savills...
Sustainability 'Should Be Factored Into Property Valuation'
The sustainability of a property should be considered when a valuation is being carried out, according to the latest guidance issued by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...
High-End Property 'An Ideal Investment'
The high-end property market is always in demand among investors, making it the ideal real estate asset to put money into in challenging economic times...
UK House Prices Declining
The latest House Price Sentiment Index compiled by Knight Frank and Markit has revealed that homeowners believe property values have fallen in September, although the pace of decline is thought to be slowing....
London Luxury Property 'Sought After By Global Investors'
A new report released by Christies International Real Estate has revealed that London is among the top locations being targeted by wealthy buyers who are in the market for luxury properties...
Importance Of Property Investor Market 'Must Be Recognised'
Significant changes to the dynamics of the real estate sector across the board - from development and construction to investment - need to be recognised and acted upon, a new report has claimed...
Global Housing Market 'Stalls'
The global market for residential real estate has reached its weakest point since 2009, new research published by Knight Frank has revealed...
Type Of Property 'Key' For Student Housing Investment
It is vital to choose the right kind of property when making an investment in student accommodation, it has been asserted...
European Austerity Measures 'Polarise Property Market'
Differences are becoming more apparent between the office markets in European nations that are struggling to control their sovereign debt and those that are on the periphery of the troubles...
'Varied Picture' For UK Rents
Although average rents in the UK increased during July, there are some areas of the country that registered a decline in the amount tenants have to pay for their homes...
Average UK Rents Rise
According to the latest figures published in the monthly HomeLet Rental Index, average rents across the UK increased during August, compared to July, to now stand at GBP 791 per month...
Hotel Investment Market 'Will Remain Active'
Despite uncertainty in global markets, the hotel investment sector will continue to generate interest among a range of investors...
UK Housing Market Dips In August
Economic uncertainty is weighing on the property market in the UK, the latest survey carried out by the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS) shows...
European Office Rents 'Display Modest Growth'
Figures published in a Jones Lang LaSalle report into the state of Europe's office markets during the second quarter of the year have revealed that rents grew at a "modest" pace over the course of the three-month period...
Australian Property Market 'Will Return To Growth'
Australia's economic fundamentals are strong enough to warrant a forecast of strong growth for the country's property market in the long-term...
RICS Launches Valuation Regulation Scheme
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in Europe has launched a Valuer Registration Scheme with the intention of improving confidence among investors, asset managers and lenders...
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