News - Archive for November 2012

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Letting agents have come under heavy fire this week following a research study by Which?, which found that bad practices were rife in the industry...
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The Telegraph has just published the top 20 buy to let investment destinations in the world based on data from the Global Property Guide. Given our experience in buy to let we thought it would be a good idea if we took a few examples from that...
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While most people considering property investment instantly look towards bricks and mortar, it is those thinking outside the box that could actually be enjoying a greater rate of return. According to a new report launched by Savills and UPM Tilhill, the UK forestry market is proving itself to be a much coveted asset.
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Commercial mortgage backed securities along with all types of the investment vehicle were at the centre of the snowball that crushed the American and then the global economy and property market...
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The number of office vacancies in the US will decline in 2013, but only slightly, according to a new report from the CBRE Group, Inc. The study showed that in the penultimate quarter of 2012...
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Miami is emerging as the prime US spot for property investment, driving the trend for rising prices across Florida. Colordarcy.com claims that condominium prices increased by 19.3 per cent year-on-year...
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According to the latest report from the US National Association of Realtors, not only is the multifamily housing sector in full recovery but the wider commercial property market is steadily clambering its way aboard the recovery lifeboat as well...
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While many developers have tried to get their hands on London's Battersea Power Station over the years, it is the Malaysians that have now secured the project...
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Government owned Lloyds TSB is back on the sale trail flogging off more of its distressed properties and property loans to hungry investment funds and other buyers, what it calls a "strategy of shrinking its balance sheet by shedding non-core assets"...
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Commercial real estate investment in the UK was a mixed bag, or more like a split personality in October according to the latest research from Savills...
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The European logistics and industrial sector is proving itself to be a prime market for property investment, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle revealing that assets maintained their momentum in the penultimate quarter of 2012...
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The coalition government has failed us massively; more specifically it has failed to do anything useful to combat the many problems in the country's housing situation...
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Commercial property in the US is performing well across all sectors, according to Moody's/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI). Prices have climbed by 28 per cent since the dark days of January 2010...
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London is continuing to be the global city of choice for property investment, according to a panel of experts. Speaking to Jones Lang LaSalle, industry leaders explained that over the last 12 months the capital has outperformed other key players.
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The UK apart-hotel sector has traditionally lagged behind Asia and the US, with a recent report from Savills revealing that there are just 1.2 units for every 1,000 business visitors in London, while New York boasts 5.2 units.
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Those looking for retail investment property in the US will need to act quickly to avoid high prices, as availability rates continue to slip. According to the CBRE, retail real estate will continue on a steady recovery in 2013, but neighbourhood and community shopping centre availability will decline to 11.7 per cent.
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An increasing number of property investment deals in the UK could be brokered by Chinese retailers over the coming years, according to new research. Savills claims that London is poised to see a great deal of expansion from the country's entrepreneurs, with as many as five retailers looking for stores.
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The UK property market has reached somewhat of an impasse: demand for real estate is high, residential development land supply is low, lending is tight and prices don't automatically plummet as stock increases.
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The student accommodation market in Glasgow is poised to receive a significant influx of property investment. Currently ranked 3rd in the UK by the International Student Barometer, the city has a chronic lack of accommodation, with only 9,395 purpose built beds for 52,255 full time students.
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Lending for commercial real estate in the US is increasing, according to a panel of industry experts. During the Commercial Real Estate Women of Greater Cincinnati conference, speakers agreed that lending standards are starting to relax and capital is becoming available once again, the Business Courier reported.
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A serviced apartment in Aberdeen is proving to be a strong property investment option for those looking to enter the hospitality sector, with demand for long-term accommodation driven by the city's business tourism...
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With demand for residential property in London reaching new highs, office-to-residence conversions are increasing in popularity among those looking for a strong investment opportunity...
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According to CBRE, the largest real estate advisory in the world by 2011 revenue, the Polish capital Warsaw continues to be a hot commercial real estate prospect...
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There looks set to be more real estate investment opportunities in USA, with Freddie Mac posting positive growth figures in the third quarter 2012...
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News that London has the world's most expensive residential properties comes as no shock, for it is certainly not the first time it has held such a status, but it is perceived in 2 ways. On one hand it is seen as a great acclaim..
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Belfast and Aberdeen are proving to be among the best areas in the UK for hotel property investment, as the rest of the country prepares for a post-summer lull...
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Real estate investment opportunities are abundant in the city of London, according to the Global Property Guide. Residential investors are well placed to capitalise on the current housing shortage...
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Residential property prices along the £16 billion Crossrail route could appreciate by up to 25% over the next decade years, according to a study by property consultancy GVA...
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When America crashed few markets suffered worse than Miami, with thousands of foreclosures every week and very few people buying, available stock was languishing on the market...
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Student accommodation has now emerged as a mainstream global investment category, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The market now presents a significant investment opportunity for developers and private operators alike...
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