News - Archive for August 2012
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US House Prices in First Annual Rise Since Tax-Credit Boost
Home prices in 20 US cities have risen on a year on year basis for the first time since 2010, when the government tax credit gave the market a temporary respite...
Commercial Development ''Will Be Constrained for 5 Years''
The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...
UK Property - Now Expensively Cheap
Recently there appears to be an increasing number of very broad statements regarding the UK housing market that when considered for more than just a fleeting moment makes me seriously wonder...
Investment in US Property Drops, Now the Market Has Bottomed
According to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, investors were responsible for 21.9 per cent of house sales in America in July...
US Commercial Property Recovery ''Slowing Down''
Poor jobs creation and limited access to financing have resulted in the recovery of US commercial real estate slowing down. This is the finding of a new report published by the National Association of Realtors...
UK Housing Market Goes from Bad to Worse
The UK housing market is getting worse instead of better according to the latest release of the well respected Hometrack index...
Outlook Positive for Prime Central London Property
The prime central London real estate market is expected to perform well over the next six months, with interest from overseas buyers helping contribute to the anticipated 3.2 per cent price growth in 2012...
US Property Market Continues to Power Upwards
According to the National Association of Realtors sales of existing homes grew by 2.3% on the month in July and were 10.4% higher than July 2011 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.47 million units...
Foreign Demand ''Supporting UK Property Investment''
Demand from overseas buyers propped up the UK's real estate investment market in July, according to a new report from Colliers International. The firm noted that, with bank lending still very tight, private equity is the most popular form of finance...
Investment in PRS ''Must Be Encouraged''
The government needs to encourage investment in the private rented sector (PRS) if it is to meet the housing requirements of the UK's population. This is the opinion of Sir Adrian Montague...
Chinese House Prices Officially Rise – Intervention Imminent?
After several months of sporadic reports indicating that Chinese property prices may be going back up, and intense debate over how the government would react...
Positive Outlook for US Retail Real Estate
Things are looking up for retail real estate assets in the US, as consumer spending growth has helped boost the sector. Jones Lang LaSalle revealed several factors combined to bring greater stability...
What Every Property Investor Should Try to Avoid
While it possible to earn plenty of money and achieve financial freedom by investing in property, the current state of the real estate market makes it even more challenging. Still, many investors do not fail due to a slow market...
How to Stop Your Properties from Becoming a Cannabis Farm
The number of Cannabis farms in the UK more than doubled from the 3,032 farms discovered in 2007/08 to 7,865 farms discovered in 2011/12, according to an Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) report...
Central London ''Skewing UK Commercial Property Figures''
The strong performance of commercial property in central London means that, when the UK's real estate sector is looked at as a whole, it appears to be strong. However, data published recently...
Road to Recovery: Comparing the Outlook in the US and UK
In the UK, the supply of distressed real estate far outstrips demand, according to Rics, which may go at least part of the way to explaining why the UK's recovery is lagging behind the US...
Breakdown of the Global Real Estate Market
It might have been almost 5 years since the world fell into a state of economic inebriation but it is still like a drunken sailor taking two steps backward for every one forward...
Building Permits Hit 4 Yr High as US Housing Recovery Continues
The latest news shows that the number of building applications rose to a four year high in July, as builders took out 812000 building permits, more than at any point since August 2008. This is well above...
London Commercial Property ''Will Continue to Attract Investors''
The appeal of commercial real estate investments in London is unlikely to be diminished in the short to medium term, according to new research...
Land Banking In Australia
Land banking is a strategy in Australia that many professional real estate investors and developers use to profit, and it can work for you too...
UK Property Market Still Lopsided and Uneven
The UK property market remains one of the most lopsided and dilapidated safe-havens in the world. That is, London is a safe-haven and it sits atop the high side of the lopsided market...
Student Accommodation ''Going Strong'' Despite Fee Hikes
Investment in student accommodation in the UK has not diminished, despite fears that an increase in tuition fees, which is due to come into effect in September 2012, would discourage youngsters from applying for university...
West End Offices ''Outperforming Rest of UK''
The office sector in London's West End is consistently posting growth while much of the rest of the UK's commercial property sector stalls, according to the latest monthly index from IPD...
How to Avoid a Property Market Crash With a Chocolate Cuckoo Clock
The Swiss: Famed for chocolate, banking, gold, cuckoo clocks and hiding things – the Swiss have decided their banks need more capital to offset a possible bubble burst in the Swiss property market caused by excessive credit growth...
Ikea Announces Plans to Build at Least 100 European Hotels
The household name household goods store IKEA has announced plans to build and develop around 100 budget hotels across Europe as part of its current push into the property market...
Global Office Market ''Improves Marginally in Q2''
Office markets around the world displayed some signs of marginal improvement during the second quarter of the year, but were relatively flat over the course of the first six months of 2012...
Bank of Ireland Says Property Market has Bottomed in Interim Results
The Irish property market has bottomed out. This is not some seemingly crack-pot prediction from a commentator, but the assertion of Richie Boucher, head of Bank of Ireland...
Rents Up for UK Residential Properties
Tenants renting UK housing have experienced rental increases in the past year, according to new figures published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
Chinese Government Considers New Curbs as Property Market Recovers
The Chinese housing market is about one of the most interesting places in the world to watch right now. According to the consensus of recent reports, sales and prices have risen considerably in the last couple of months, but...
Global Property Investment ''Starting to Recover''
There was a modest improvement in the volume of capital invested into global real estate markets during the second quarter of this year...
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