News - Archive for May 2012
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Political Factors Affecting the Forex Market
When investing in the Forex market, there are a lot of different factors that can affect the condition of the market overall. While many different factors combine to affect the prices of current affairs in the market...
Barclays Sells Off German Portfolio for 1.24 Billion Euros
In the last few weeks there have been several articles on the desires of Barclays and other owners of German portfolios to sell up as there is currently incredibly strong investor interest in Germany...
Latest Round of Data Has More Evidence of US Recovery
The latest round of data on US housing has even more signs that the market has indeed bottomed and is travelling back up, and not just any old data but including official data from the Commerce Department...
House Prices Still Falling In England And Wales
House prices in England and Wales continued to fall in April, dropping by 0.3 per cent compared with the previous month and by one per cent since the same time last year. Figures from the Land Registry...
Will France Become the Next Country to Endure a Property Slump?
An article in The Telegraph suggested France could be on the brink of a significant property market slump earlier this month, with Pierre Sabatier from consultancy PrimeView stating prices could drop by as much as 40 per cent over the next decade...
US Commercial Property Recovery Slowing Says Moody's
According to a new report from the Moody's investment service, the US commercial property recovery has slowed in the past 3 months. The firm puts it down to continued concerns over the EU debt crisis...
Better Infrastructure ''Drives East London Property Market''
The property market in east London is being moved forward not by the Olympic Games, but by the improvements that have been made to its infrastructure ahead of the international sporting event...
European Retail Investment Crashing All Over Again
European retail investment is lower than at any point since the collapse of Lehman Brothers signalled a major property crash in 2008. According to CB Richard Ellis, just $5.9 billion was invested in European retail property in Q1...
UK Offices ''Top Performing Commercial Property Sector''
The office market was the most robust of the UK's commercial real estate sectors in the first quarter of 2012. A report compiled by F&C REIT...
Established Cities ''Outperforming New-World Counterparts''
Prime global cities in the 'old world' have outperformed their 'new world' counterparts in the latest Savills World Cities Review. Looking back at the final six months of 2011, the firm revealed property prices in destinations it classes as old world - London, New York, Paris, Sydney and Tokyo...
Investors Target European Office Assets
Transactions on European office markets accounted for half of investment activity in the first quarter of 2012. Research published by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) showed EUR 12 billion (GBP 9.6 billion) was ploughed into the sector in the three months from January to March...
Big Funds Sack Pooled Fund Managers and Buy Direct
Some of the world's largest investors are sacking-off fund managers and going it alone, bringing real estate investment in-house to avoid the high fees and mediocre returns of so-called pooled funds...
CBRE Argues for Real Estate Investment
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) has put forward a compelling case for commercial property investment in its latest report Time to Overweight Real Estate - The case for property in 2012...
International Buyers ''Continue to Target London Property''
Real estate buyers around the world are becoming particularly keen to invest in property in London, new figures have revealed...
Stick With it Warns Jiabao Signalling More Pain for Chinese Housing
As local Chinese authorities continue to back-off from the country's property market restrictions, premier Wen Jiabao reiterates that the controls on the market are necessary and are here to stay...
UK House Prices Up 8000% Since Queen Was Crowned
UK house prices are 105 times higher than they were when the Queen was crowned in 1952, when it cost £1524 to get onto the housing ladder according to a new report...
Homeowners Confident of Property Values
The majority of homeowners are positive about future house price growth in the UK. Knight Frank's latest survey revealed confidence in the state of the country's residential real estate market is at a near 20-month high...
A Round-Up of Q1 2012 in the UK Property Investment Market
As the global economic crisis rumbles on, it was a slow start to the year in property investment markets around the world - and the UK was no exception...
Global Commercial Property Values Grow in Q1
Commercial property values have continued to stay strong in the first quarter of the year, according to results from CB Richard Ellis...
Costa del Sol Property Market Remains Robust Despite Spain’s Economic Crisis
Amid the gloomy news headlines of plummeting real estate prices, multiple bank repossessions and as the Spanish government presses ahead with its austerity plans in a bid to get its house back in order; it appears that the sun has begun to shine once more on the prime Costa del Sol real estate market...
Global Real Estate: Is It Getting Worse Again?
For the second time now it seems that we are going from a little bit better to a lot worse in terms of the global real estate recovery. The world joined America and the UK in the crash at the end of 2008 and 2009 was the real year of the global crash. Since then we have had a recovery...
London Alone in Growth As UK Commercial Sector Slides
Many reports in the last 2 years have indicated that the UK commercial property scene was among the brightest in Europe, but as with most things it was mainly the performance of properties in the capital that was driving the overall performance up...
US Housing Market ''Starting to Recover''
A recovery is underway in the US residential real estate market, with The Demand Institute predicting property prices in the nation will rise by one per cent before 2012 draws to a close...
Chinese Commercial Property Rallies Says Report into Beijing Offices
Chinese house prices have been falling for several months now and registered their first annual decline in April according to official data. But according to the latest data the commercial sector is rallying...
London Commercial Property ''Supporting UK Market''
The UK's commercial real estate market is being supported by the returns generated by investment properties in London. According to figures published by IPD, capital values for retail, industrial and office assets declined by 0.3 per cent...
Shock and Awe at Performance of Prime City Real Estate
Since the global financial crisis crippled the world it has been hard to be shocked by anything the property indices have thrown at us...
Core UK Property Markets Targeted by Investors
Many real estate investors are looking to core markets in the UK, with office and residential properties in London and the south-east among the most popular...
German Property Portfolio Transactions Set for a Big Year
Experts are predicting that German property investment volumes are set to return to pre-crash levels this year after a surge in first-quarter portfolio-transactions signalled buzzing investor-sentiment and appetite...
Miami Hotel Market ''A Target for Investors''
Hotels in Miami are becoming an increasingly popular real estate investment option, new figures have revealed. According to Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, transaction volumes are expected to reach USD 650 million...
Buy to Let Lending Declines but Sector Continues to Outperform
Buy to let lending in the UK has fallen in the first quarter according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. According to the report buy to let investors borrowed £3.7 billion in Q1, representing a fall of 5% over Q4 2011...
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