News - Archive for May 2014

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Research undertaken by HSBC shows that rental yields in the coastal city of Southampton increased from 7.82% in 2013 to 8.73% this year and now offers the best returns to landlords in the country....
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Spain has made it back onto the list of Europe's "Top Five" investment destinations for the first time since 2010....
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Global management consultancy Bain & Company recently published a startling report indicating that the majority of China’s rising affluent classes are considering moving overseas....
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Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute recently stated that, "by rolling back the green belt by just one mile around London, we would have space for one million new homes"....
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A new consumer credit report published by independent research company Verum Financial Research says that UK houses are currently overpriced by around 28%....
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Singapore is set to see modest growth in 2014 as a tight labour market constrains some industries amidst improving global demand. Growth exceeded initial estimates last quarter with GDP increasing by 4.9% on the back of a surge in manufacturing output seen in March this year....
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According to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), 20% of the 148,000 borrowers who took out a new mortgage in the first quarter of 2014 stretched out the mortgage term over 30 years....
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Having seamlessly absolved themselves from responsibility, the government continue to ignore the lack of housing supply that is currently fuelling property prices, instead placing the onus for cooling the market firmly on Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England....
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Following their recent trip to the stunning IPIN Global investment project in Panama - Sarani Resort - Sales Director Mike O'Riordan and Michelle Daly from Sales Progression presented their pictures and accounts of the trip...
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Although the government and the Bank of England seem to be taking a very laid-back attitude towards the UK's housing shortage, calls for action have become desperate pleas as experts predict the worst case scenario.....
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A recent report published jointly by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has identified Panama City as being one of the favourite destinations for international property investors this year....
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The Pound nosedived this morning in reaction to the Bank of England's Inflation Report delivered by Canadian Mark Carney, the bank's chief...
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In February 2014, 35% of all offers on property were in cash which is up 30% on the same time last year according to US property experts RealtyTrac...
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According to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Dubai property prices are set to return to their 2008 peak during 2014. 2013 saw price increases at a rate of 22%, sparking speculation that a property bubble was inevitable however, although prices will continue to rise throughout this year the pace will be slower and the results more sustainable.
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In 2009, Singapore's fiscal policymakers launched a campaign to rein in speculation in the property market as home prices kept rising with interest rates remaining low, raising concerns of a housing bubble.
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Easter 2014 saw Spain achieving visitor rates at the highest level for more than seven years as tourists flocked to experience the traditional Holy Week processions in one of the country's most popular holidays.
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A report published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns that the British government must take immediate action to slow down soaring house prices to prevent destabilising economic recovery.
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The World Bank recently published a report that has sent a shockwave of speculation throughout the financial community.
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Former Chancellors Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling and Nigel Lawson have added their significantly powerful voices to a call for Osborne to scale down Help to Buy...
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It would be a complete joke if it only delivered a humourous punchline rather than an almost literal kick in the guts but the only people laughing in the aftermath of the measures introduced by the UK Mortgage Market Review are those with sufficient funds not to require a mortgage...
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In response to targeted sanctions against Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians, $51 billion has been siphoned out of the country in the first quarter of 2014...
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After feeling the ravages of recession more than most other countries in Europe, Spain now appear to be emerging from the wreckage with significant strength, contrary to speculation from economists...
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According to property experts Knight Frank, 2013 saw commercial property in the UK outperforming other investment types by a significant margin...
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