News - Archive for September 2012

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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The latest figures show that the global hotel industry continues to grow despite the economic difficulties in many regions...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rural property values have been performing well since the beginning of the financial crisis, and have fared better than their urban counterparts...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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..
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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There was no significant drop in activity in the UK's residential property market during August, despite the Olympic Games taking centre stage...
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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...
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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...
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The level of return generated by commercial real estate investments in the UK remained flat in August, according to the latest research...
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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...
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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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