News - Archive for July 2013

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Another day another house-builder reporting positive performances in the UK housing market. In what is now being called a "meaningful" recovery, the firm reports that its order book has been driven to a record high...
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The property ladder is seeing a rise in the number of first-time buyers, with the half-year Halifax First Time Buyer Review recording a 19 per cent increase year-on-year. Between January and June 2013, there were an estimated 120,000 new buyers, up from 101,000 in the first six months of 2012.
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The IPIN Global Secure Exit Strategy has helped source investors to aid with the complete renovation of the Kansas Buildings on Stanley Street in the heart of the famous Cavern Quarter of Liverpool...
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The National House Building Council (NHBC) received registration papers for a total of 67,422 homes in the first half of this year.
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The UK's serviced apartment industry is emerging from the financial crisis as a different beast. The ground has shifted and demand can now be found in areas where there perhaps was none before. Nowhere is this more evident than in London - Britain's serviced apartment hub.
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The US housing recovery is taking a slowly but surely approach, which is good news for those with their sights set on property investment. With prices increasing at a steady rate...
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Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced a major expansion in Mexico. According to a recent release the firm is set to expand its Mexican portfolio by 30 percent.
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More and more Britons could be stuck living with mum and dad in the future due to the lack of housing. A new report by the National Housing Federation, entitled Housing Britain's Future, showed that when Noughties baby-boomers reach adulthood in 2020...
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Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled details of the mortgage guarantee element of the popular Help to Buy Scheme.
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle hotel transactions almost doubled in Asia during the first half of this year to reach USD 1.3 billion. That is not only an 85 percent increase...
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In days gone by, a landlord's only choice when considering how he wanted to manage his portfolio was simple - hire a lettings agent or manage it themselves. But this is no longer the case...
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According to new data from CB Richard Ellis, investors ploughed 31.1 billion Euros into European commercial property in the second quarter of this year.
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Costs are rising in the student accommodation property investment market, thanks to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). Developers are now faced with additional costs, according to the CBRE, as public contribution requirements have been made higher.
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Recently staff members from IPIN Global took part in the Cudeca Walkathon held annually in Benalmadena. The walk is in different stages depending on ability and is a maximum of 10km (with no running allowed!). The idea is to raise awareness of the work that Cudeca carry out in the province and to of course raise funds to enable them to continue with their work...
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The London hotel market enjoyed stability in June, thanks to successful revenue management. Preliminary figures from business advisory and accountancy firm BDO LLP showed the capital's hotels outperformed...
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UK house prices are on the rise, with activity picking up significantly over the year. However, as values increase and lending becomes incentivised, there is a fear that the market will overheat.
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According to the latest data from Savills, investors put GBP 2.16 billion into UK shopping centres in the first half of this year, a 35 percent increase on last year according to the firm.
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One of London's most well-known properties is poised to become one of the city's most prestigious addresses. The In and Out Club, also known as Cambridge House, was purchased by Reuben Brothers in 2012 and will undergo an extensive three years or more refurbishment to be a single family residence...
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London's new Walkie Talkie is over half-leased according to its developer Land Securities. The firm said that 52 percent of floorspace is leased in the 37 storey tower, which is among the most distinctive of the new towers becoming part of the London skyline.
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The UK is becoming a hive for rental activity if new figures from one industry expert are to be believed. Data from Sequence, which owns letting brands like Barnard Marcus and William H Brown, has shown activity rising annually by 22 per cent, Property Wire reported.
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When it comes to investing in student accommodation, people are being reminded to decide on a city by city basis. While it can be tempting to get swept up in the hype of the student market...
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According to a new Savills report into European student accommodation the sector is ripe for investment. The report, entitled Spotlight on European Student Housing 2013, analyses the investment risk of 119 cities...
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Residential property prices in England and Wales have reached a five-year high, according to the latest index from Home.co.uk. Average asking prices now stand four per cent greater than this time in 2012...
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Value for money and London are generally two ideas that don't seem to go together nowadays, particularly when it comes to property. Real estate prices and rents in the city far outstrip everywhere else in the UK and while huge returns can be gained by investors, having the money to enter the market in the first place continues to be a big challenge.
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Despite rafts of positive housing market data emerging in the UK, a full recovery won't actually occur until 2021, according to PwC's latest Economic Outlook report. It claims that while house prices will be seven per cent above their 2007 peak by 2015...
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The world has felt pretty hard-done-to in the last few years as the global credit crunch wreaked havoc on the financial lives of people around the world. Imagine how the Japanese must feel...
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Mid-level investors in the US residential market are about to find a new funding source has become available. At a time when rising prices and mortgage rates look like starting to close the window of opportunity that was the US rental market...
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It seems property investment opportunities don't come any greater in the London market than a house with a garden. Research from Marsh and Parsons showed buyers will pay at least a 20 per cent premium...
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All signs point to a recovery for the UK housing market, but activity remains suppressed. Peter Bolton King, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) global residential director, explained that by historic standards, activity is still low.
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An upswing in builder workloads is good news for the housing market, which has been plagued by a lack of supply over recent years. Research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) showed workloads in the construction industry have increased for the first time since the economic downturn began.
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