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Price increases seen in London in February were lower than in regional areas of the country, the latest released report from Knight Frank has shown...
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Time and again over the past few months, it has been reported that the commercial property market in regions away from London is getting stronger. This has now been underlined by a new report from Knight Frank, which has shown recovery in the office rental sector in Newcastle...
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The level of investment in UK office spaces outside of London has hit a six-year high, according to the latest figures released by Knight Frank, which show there has been a real sentiment for purchase outside the capital...
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UK homeowners and investors looking to sell on their properties are feeling more confident that they will see the price they can bring in rising this year...
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Confidence in the property investment market is improving, as demand rises and lending increases. However, when it comes to house prices, expectations are waning slightly...
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Perceptions of house price growth are now at their highest level on record, according to Knight Frank. Households in every region now expect the price of their property to rise over the next 12 months...
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Construction in London will be unable to keep up with demand for residential stock between now and 2022. A new report from Knight Frank revealed that despite a substantial increase in development activity in many areas of the capital...
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The latest release of the Knight Frank's Prime Central London Index increased a slight 0.3 percent in May from the previous month. It also showed prices up 3.2 percent from the start of the year and 7.2 percent from a year earlier...
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It seems there is a growing trend of being too posh to pay in central London and buyers of luxury property are increasingly wanting prime real estate without the price tag...
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Waterfront properties in the south-west are commanding strong premiums, according to the latest research. Knight Frank's annual Prime Waterfront Index revealed that a waterfront setting in the south-west can create an uplift of as much as 66 per cent...
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Farmland continues to be seen as a preferred property investment option for many buyers, according to a new report...
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The UK is suffering from a property price gulf, with homes in London and the south worth GBP 330 billion more on average than properties in the rest of the country...
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Prime central London property prices have been on the rise for the last four years, according to new research. In its Spring 2013 London Residential Review...
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Liverpool looks set to receive a boost to its supply of student accommodation, with plans to build new units on the city's historic Hope Street on the verge of approval. Although considered controversial by some local residents and businesses...
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More and more property investment deals are being brokered in the shopping centre market, according to a recent study. Knight Frank's Shopping Centre report revealed that the final quarter of 2012 was another high performing one for the sector, following up on a healthy Q3.
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It's time once again for one of my Housing Humbug Reports in which I take a look at the past 12 months in the property and financial markets and see if there are any potential gems of wisdom to be found and make a few predictions on what next year might hold...
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High rise developments in London will continue to be money makers. According to Mat Oakley, commercial research director for Savills, people are "prepared to pay" to own a piece of one of London's towers...
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Buyers are now on the search for luxury when investing in property, according to new figures from Knight Frank. The Prime Global Cities Index for the third quarter of 2012 revealed that people are turning to high-end bricks and mortar...
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UK house prices won't recover all they lost until 2019 (2031 if you strip out inflation) according to a new report by global estate agency Knight Frank, which would make it the slowest recovery ever witnessed by the UK housing market...
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While the Russian economic situation is fraught with tension to say the least, experts are predicting a turnaround in the commercial real estate market, albeit a slow one...
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Prime London property is a safe-haven against the volatile economic climate; where inflation, foreign exchange rates and zero-rate interest are all combining to suck away the value of cash savings...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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House prices in central London continued to climb last month, although at a slower rate than they have previously. New data from Knight Frank revealed the value of properties in the capital increased...
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There are challenges ahead for the UK's regional office markets, although many locations performed better than expected in the second quarter of this year...
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Firms operating in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector have been the most active tenants in London's Square Mile...
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The office sector in Europe is being negatively impacted by the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the eurozone crisis. New research published by Knight Frank revealed average prime office rents in the continent fell by 0.5 per cent...
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Analysts, commentators and pundits are in hot debate about whether or not the Olympics is having a positive impact on London property prices and/or the rental market, and whether it will have any effects down the line...
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London property investors saw a reversal in rents in May, dropping 0.3 per cent after a 0.1per cent rise in the preceding month. According to new figures published by Knight Frank...
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The latest release of the Knight Frank global house price index is yet more negative news for us to pour over. According to the report global house prices grew by just 0.9% in the year ending Q1 2012...
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The majority of homeowners are positive about future house price growth in the UK. Knight Frank's latest survey revealed confidence in the state of the country's residential real estate market is at a near 20-month high...
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Since the global financial crisis crippled the world it has been hard to be shocked by anything the property indices have thrown at us...
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There are many opportunities for investors looking to enter the student accommodation market, with smaller schemes aimed at people in their second or third years, as well as housing in twin university cities, among the top options...
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The West End was the best performing office market in central London during the first quarter of this year. The recent DTZ Central London Q1 Report revealed take up of commercial space in this district climbed by seven per cent...
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Overseas property investors are not expected to be deterred from entering the UK real estate market by the latest gross domestic product (GDP) figures...
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The volume of shopping centre transactions completed in the UK during the first quarter of 2012 fell, compared to the same period in 2011...
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The 2012 budget revealed by Chancellor George Osborne contained relatively little that would affect the housing or property market, because this was all covered in an earlier housing strategy document...
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There are significant opportunities for property investors in the student accommodation market. This is according to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which outlined the scope of the sector and the room for growth in a recent presentation....
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This year is expected to provide opportunities for residential property investment, with housing markets in the majority of English and Welsh regions described as "quite attractive" in a new report....
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Over the next five years, rental values for London offices will be supported by a lack of Grade A space, rather than by a significant increase in tenant demand...
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Fewer employment vacancies in London's financial sector and tenants seeking lower living costs have combined to push rents down in January...
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Despite the take-up of London offices falling by 27 per cent in 2011, investors in the sector still have reason to be upbeat about the market's future prospects...
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Household sentiment about the value of properties in the UK slipped in January compared to December, a new survey has revealed. The Knight Frank/Markit January House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) found that around 19 per cent of those questioned believed their home was worth less in January in comparison with the previous month....
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Italians and Greeks are pouring millions of Euros into the London property market, which is standing out as one of the few safe-havens within Europe. On the first wave of the financial crisis, investors from Italy and Greece...
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Those with commercial property investments in the UK have experienced "relatively healthy" returns during 2011, it has been asserted...
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Predictions for the year ahead in the prime central London property market are upbeat, which may encourage an increasing number of people to make a real estate investment in the city...
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The UK housing market is either stagnating, falling slowly or growing very slowly depending on which index you pay attention to, with one exception. London...
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The UK's commercial real estate market has reached a kind of plateau, with little change expected in capital values or yields over the coming months, it has been claimed...
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According to a consensus of data from larger agents including Knight Frank and Savills, foreign buyers currently make around 50% of property purchases in London...
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Property values in prime locations in London are expected to rise further over the coming years...
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Expectations of capital value falls in the UK's residential real estate market have been recorded in a new survey...
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The price of buying land in the UK is expected to rise marginally in some areas and remain stable across much of the country over the coming year...
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The average value of a home in one of the UK's major cities is approximately seven per cent higher than those found outside urban areas...
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Further increases in the value of residential property in London have been recorded in the Knight Frank Prime Central London Index, with the firm attributing this to the uncertainty in the eurozone and the wider global economy....
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The latest House Price Sentiment Index compiled by Knight Frank and Markit has revealed that homeowners believe property values have fallen in September, although the pace of decline is thought to be slowing....
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Several areas of central London have been identified by Knight Frank as offering excellent real estate investment opportunities...
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Changes to the fees structure for universities around the UK will result in a polarisation of the prospects for investment in student accommodation...
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Transaction volumes in the commercial real estate sector continued on their upward course during the first half of the year, beating the first six months of 2010 by around eight per cent...
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Locations in the north of England are attracting attention from property investors keen to establish a portfolio relatively quickly, it has been claimed...
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Luxury residential properties in Hong Kong are attracting attention from those looking to lease, which could make such real estate assets a good choice for investors...
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Prime real estate assets in Hong Kong have experienced the highest annual growth rate - reaching 16.1 per cent - in the second quarter of this year...
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Rents and property values in the prime central London market have hit their highest ever levels, the latest data from Knight Frank has revealed...
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There may be more commercial property available for investors in the UK after construction activity increased in the month of June...
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Residential developments in high-profile locations in London that boast extra amenities and facilities are attracting a lot of attention from young professionals in the capital, one lettings agency has noted....
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The latest figures published by Knight Frank in its Global House Price Index for the first quarter of the year show that, overall, the value of residential properties around the world was largely flat....
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While price growth for property in Asia continues to dominate the headlines, Knight Frank's recent Prime Global Cites Index has indicated that investors can enjoy capital growth a little closer to home....
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Prime central London properties have risen in value by GBP 767 every day over the past year, research from Knight Frank has found...
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Current global economic conditions mean that it is highly unlikely that there will be any significant improvements in the property market in the near future. This is the opinion of Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank....
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Property and shares are the two "inflation-beating" products in which investors have been advised to put their savings for long-term profits. Speaking to the weekly Property Week podcast, David Kuo, of The Motley Fool website, has claimed that it is important for individuals to protect their savings from inflationary pressures....
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Mumbai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo have been named as the world's future leading cities by a selection of high net worth individuals from around the world. While New York and London remain as the world's leading regions, emerging nation centres are catching up...
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Foreign buyers, particularly Europeans, have been driving the demand for prime central London property and contributing to annual price growth of over ten per cent in the last 12 months, the latest index from Knight Frank has found....
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Despite falling flat in the final quarter of 2010, English farmland values ended the year 13 per cent higher than 2009, new figures released by Knight Frank have revealed. According to the firm's Farmland Index....
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Property speculators around the world could find that they are able to benefit from sustainable real estate investments, according to one expert. Indeed, more investors are also likely to place focus on the sustainability of the assets in their commercial properties during the next few years, Etienne Cadestin, sustainability consultant at Knight Frank added....
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The recovery of European real estate is gathering pace, with average house price decline in the region slowing. Real estate values fell by just 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2010, compared to a fall of 4....
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The global real estate market recovery continues to be led by countries located in Asia. On averages, house prices in the region climbed by 14 per cent over the course of the past year. According to the Knight Frank Global House Price Index, the cost of real estate rose in 69 per cent of worldwide destinations in the past 12 months....
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An ever-increasing number of Chinese property investors are looking to broaden their portfolios with property outside of their home country. The news comes as the Chinese government begins to implement yet more tightening measures on the sector, which are restricting domestic opportunities....
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Weakening global market conditions expected to emerge in 2011 are likely to have a profound effect on Asian real estate prices, it has been suggested. Analysts have expressed fears that the region's property markets are in a prime position to feel the full force of any potential downturn....
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The global property market recovery is continuing apace. The latest figures released by Knight Frank suggest that 61 per cent of countries surveyed by the real estate agency recorded positive value growth in the 12 months to mid 2010....
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Real estate markets around the world are set to slow considerably in 2011 following the post-crash bounce. According to the Global Residential Market Forecast from estate agent Knight Frank, prices are likely to remain fairly static in the coming 12 months....
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