News - Archive for September 2012
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US Housing Market Continues to Improve
US home prices rose 1.6% month on month in July according to the S&P/Case-Shiller 20-city composite index. But more importantly all 20 cities measured by the index recorded positively monthly changes for the 3rd straight month...
European Banks to Sell 20 Billion Euros of Property Loans in 2012
European banks have successfully sold off over 7.5 billion Euros worth of loans so far this year according to CBRE. The global real estate advisor has tracked 14 transactions in the region...
London Property Price Rises Slowing, But Market is Steady
The rate at which the value of residential real estate in London is increasing has slowed down, according to new research from Savills. The firm believes this is due to continued uncertainty over the eurozone crisis...
Indirect UK Property Market ''Must Provide for Investors''
There is growing demand for new investment vehicles in the indirect property market in the UK. IPD has pointed out that this sector is "well suited" to the likes of retail investors and pension schemes, but...
Global Hotel Industry Continues to Perform Well
The latest figures show that the global hotel industry continues to grow despite the economic difficulties in many regions...
Banks Shedding European Real Estate Assets
Banks in Europe have been continuing to dispose of property assets in 2012, with transactions worth a total of EUR 7.5 billion (GBP 5.9 billion) being completed so far this year...
Multichannel ''The Way Forward'' for Retailers
Retailers that establish a multichannel business will be the ones to experience the greatest success in the coming years. This is the finding of a new report published by CBRE entitled The Role of Real Estate in the Multichannel World.
UK Rents Hitting the High Notes Once Again
London might be seeing the biggest rental increases, but in terms of yields it is the opposite end of the country that is doing the business. In August average yields in the North West hit...
Sentiment Towards Property Values Picks Up
There has been an increase in positivity towards property values recently, according to recent findings. The Knight Frank/Markit House Price Sentiment Index revealed that the outlook for house prices has improved...
UK Construction Climbs Unexpectedly in July
UK construction has enjoyed a surprise return to growth in July, all the more surprising because of the fact that construction contracted at the fastest rate in over 2 years in June...
Rural Properties Performing Better than Urban Real Estate
Rural property values have been performing well since the beginning of the financial crisis, and have fared better than their urban counterparts...
Emaar Shows Faith in Dubai Recovery with Latest Mega-Complex
As a further testament to the recovery in Dubai, we are seeing more and more big developments being launched in the emirates once again. Emaar Properties (DFM: EMAAR) has just announced plans for a five-star-rated project...
Mortgage Market ''Is Improving For Homebuyers''
Homebuyers looking to get a step on the property ladder have been encouraged by mortgage brokers who have said it is getting easier to secure home loans...
Battersea Power Station - Electric Investment to Iconic Landmark
Having made two documentaries about Battersea Power Station, film maker Kevin Murphy describes his experience with the iconic building over the years exclusively for IPINglobal
New Guidance on Property Sales Released by OFT
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has released new guidance on property sales in the UK. The report is aimed at helping estate agents and investors in knowing how to advise customers on buying and selling real estate...
UK Commercial Rents Still Falling Says IPD
Commercial property rents in the UK have now fallen for the entire second quarter according to the latest data from IPD. The firm's latest report says commercial property rents across all sectors...
Residential Sales in Wales and England Rise in August
Residential sales in England and Wales increased in August, according to the latest LSL/Acadametrics index. Residential prices were up 2.6 per cent compared to last year...
What has the Coalition Government Done for the Housing Market?
The first thing that the coalition did was abolish the reviled home information pack (HIP). Introduced by Labour the Home Information Pack was a good idea badly implemented...
UK First Time Buyers to Be Middle Aged By Time They Can Buy
UK first time buyers continue to lose confidence that they will be able to raise a deposit, with most now believing they won't be able to do so until they are at least 35...
Global Retail Investment Market Set for Growth
The volume of capital ploughed into the world's retail markets is expected to reach between USD 160 and 180 billion (GBP 98.8 and 111.1 billion) by 2020. This will represent a 30 to 50 per cent increase over the figures recorded in 2011..
Study Shows Economic Importance of Commercial Real Estate in Europe
According to a new report, the commercial real estate industry accounts for 2.5% of the European economy, more than the banking, telecommunications and automotive industries...
Investment in European Property Falls
Risk-averse investors are focusing their attention on core European property markets, with interest in secondary locations and assets declining. The ongoing eurozone crisis has resulted in many investors taking a "safety first" approach to real estate markets...
London Residential ''Outperforming Wider Property Sector''
The London residential property market has continued to outperform not only the rest of the UK's housing sector, but also commercial real estate assets in the country...
UK Landlords Remain Confident in the Market
In the past six months, 44% of landlords have seen a rise in tenant demand, while just 1% have seen a decrease in demand. Investors expect this growth to continue...
UK Housing Market ''Steady in August''
There was no significant drop in activity in the UK's residential property market during August, despite the Olympic Games taking centre stage...
Domestic Demand ''Key'' for World Cities Performance
Real estate markets in the world's leading cities have been supported by domestic demand, with this proving to be a crucial factor in their continued strong performance...
Irish Property Seemingly Stabilising as Prices Grow Again in July
Irish house prices rose again in July according to the latest data, marking the second monthly rise in 3 months, and reawakening hopes that the Irish property market may finally be finding a bottom...
UK Commercial Property Returns ''Broadly Flat''
The level of return generated by commercial real estate investments in the UK remained flat in August, according to the latest research...
Rich Overseas Students Fuel Prime London Rental Surge
The prime central London rental market is being boosted further by another new trend brought about by the increased taxes levied one prime property purchases...
London's South Bank a ''Property Investment Hotspot''
New research has revealed that the real estate sector in London's South Bank district has outperformed the wider central London market since 2007...
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