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The UAE has seen a significant increase in investor interest in its real estate in the last year, returning to its former glory days before the global financial crisis.....
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A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market.....
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Dubai has one of the most recognisable skylines in the world, earning the Emirate city a reputation for pushing boundaries with its architecture...
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World leading property consulting and research firm CBRE have revealed that investors from the Middle East are expected to spend €135bn in overseas...
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London has been named as the best city in the world for foreign investment in the same week it was announced that foreign buy-to-let ownership in the UK is increasing quickly...
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This has been a banner year for the UK property market and after a period of repressed values and low demand, it has come as a breath of fresh air to potential buyers and those considering property investment...
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There are now nearly a dozen buyers for each new property that comes onto the London real estate market, showing more and more people are eager to get onto the housing ladder...
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The US property market is facing a "monster mash", which could put its ongoing recovery under threat and deter real estate investment. RealtyTrac, the housing data provider, claims there are two beasts looming over the sector and until they're thwarted, recovery will run the risk of collapse.
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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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Europe is trailing behind other global commercial property investment markets, according to the latest Global Commercial Property Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). It has emerged that Europe has seen falls in its commercial activity, whilst analysts have forecasted further declines in values and rents for the rest of the year.
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Those considering property investment will have noticed a change in the US real estate market recently. The tide is turning and conditions are becoming favourable for buyers...
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The recent recovery of the UK manufacturing industry is good news for the commercial property sector, according to property consultants D&P Holt. The Confederation of British Industry recently revealed that while orders were flat in the three months to January...
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According to the latest data from Jones Lang La Salle, Russia has come back to life in terms of investor demand, sentiment and, most importantly investment...
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The US real estate market appears to have undergone somewhat of a recovery in 2012, with interest in property investment gathering momentum. However, more has to be done in the residential sector in particular to encourage further activity.
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The US suburban office market in Minneapolis is proving attractive to those looking to invest in property. According to recent reports, conditions are favourable to buyers and there are plenty of deals to be had...
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Farmhouses worth over GBP 2 million that are occupied by working farmers will qualify for relief from the new Annual Residential Property Tax (ARPT)...
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Moscow remains the 3rd largest investment market in Europe according to Real Capital Analytics, behind London and Paris. Cushman and Wakefield are predicting that Moscow real estate investment will total $6 billion by the end of the year...
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Commercial mortgage backed securities along with all types of the investment vehicle were at the centre of the snowball that crushed the American and then the global economy and property market...
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When America crashed few markets suffered worse than Miami, with thousands of foreclosures every week and very few people buying, available stock was languishing on the market...
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Investors should not shy away from the secondary real estate market in the UK, but they do need to be risk aware when they buy assets in this sector...
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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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The number of residential housebuilding projects planned for London continues to rise. This is according to research by EC Harris Built Asset Consultancy...
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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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The government needs to encourage investment in the private rented sector (PRS) if it is to meet the housing requirements of the UK's population. This is the opinion of Sir Adrian Montague...
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In the UK, the supply of distressed real estate far outstrips demand, according to Rics, which may go at least part of the way to explaining why the UK's recovery is lagging behind the US...
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While it possible to earn plenty of money and achieve financial freedom by investing in property, the current state of the real estate market makes it even more challenging. Still, many investors do not fail due to a slow market...
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The appeal of commercial real estate investments in London is unlikely to be diminished in the short to medium term, according to new research...
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The global appeal of the prime central London property market means it is unlikely to be affected by any dips experienced elsewhere in the UK...
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According to reports the German real estate market is thriving. During the property boom years many reports predicted that Germany, and particularly Berlin would see a piece of the foreign-buyer fuelled action...
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An article in The Telegraph suggested France could be on the brink of a significant property market slump earlier this month, with Pierre Sabatier from consultancy PrimeView stating prices could drop by as much as 40 per cent over the next decade...
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Chinese house prices have been falling for several months now and registered their first annual decline in April according to official data. But according to the latest data the commercial sector is rallying...
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According to the latest survey of the US commercial real estate market by the National Association of Realtors, while the commercial investment market showed signs of recovery in 2011 it was hampered by tight lending in the lower end of the market...
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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 changing face of the property market means investors need to continually alter their approach to their investment strategies...
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As tensions rise between local Chinese authorities and central government over the property curbs, Premier Wen Jiabao has reiterated that China will continue with the curbs until housing is brought down to a reasonable price...
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Russia's property market (like everything else in the country) has more than its fair share of ups and downs in the last few years, but right now it is definitely in an up...
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Using equity to fund the purchase of real estate investments has become more popular than debt financing. This is the conclusion of a report published by Savills, which revealed the proportion of property transactions that are covered by mortgages has dropped over the last decade....
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A decrease in tenant demand for commercial real estate will have a marked impact on the sector over the course of 2012. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...
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Real estate investors stateside are becoming more confident. The UK and the US have held hands so many times during the international financial crisis, showing similar trends at similar times...
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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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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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With development continuing apace in the London districts surrounding the Olympic venues for 2012, there is much speculation over how the real estate market in the capital will be affected by the sporting event in years to come....
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Research released earlier this year highlighted the influx of international investment into London's financial district, indicating that more overseas investors are targeting this part of the capital's real estate industry...
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Amid the climate of economic turmoil fuelled by the ongoing Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, the Moscow real estate market is attracting an increasing number of investors looking for an alternative to the erstwhile traditional Western European property hotspots...
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A recent Knight Frank report looking at the prospects for a range of districts in London singled out numerous areas that can expect to see property price growth of over 50 per cent by 2016...
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Real estate located outside London may offer good value for money, particularly when compared to the capital, where prices continue to climb...
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Investors are increasingly turning to the commercial real estate market as they search for assets that will perform well in the current economic climate...
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Commercial real estate investors should not put all their eggs in one basket by ensuring they have properties in a mix of locations in their portfolios...
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There has been an influx in foreign investors trying to get into the London real estate market recently, according to one estate agency based in the capital...
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Since the recession, real estate investment by foreigners has become an increasingly important part of London's property sector, one expert has claimed...
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The commercial real estate sector in the US has been impacted by the country's low level of economic growth, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) has warned. The organisation moderated its predictions for the coming months due to the slowdown in the economy and poor job creation figures...
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The property sector should not be affected in the same way as stocks and shares as a result of global economic issues...
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Rio de Janeiro has been singled out as one of the top places to make a property investment in Brazil by an expert from the Association of International Property Professionals...
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Improvements in London's commercial property market should filter through to other locations around the country, it has been claimed...
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Real estate located in areas near Olympic venues in Britain has seen values rise more sharply than in other regions of the UK...
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The markets in Asia, Brazil and the US are attracting the most attention from those seeking property investments, it has been revealed. During the Reuters Global Real Estate Summit, a number of experts offered their opinions on which nations offer the best prospects....
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While the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates at a record low 0.5 per cent has not come as a surprise to many, it could lead to an unbalancing of the country's real estate market in the long-term...
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An increase in demand from Middle Eastern buyers in property in key locations across London is ensuring that the capital's real estate market remains buoyant...
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The global real estate market has been given an upbeat forecast, with both developed and emerging markets said to be offering investors the potential to collect healthy returns...
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Confidence among property investors is climbing, with shares in UK-listed property companies returning strong results over the past year....
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Investor sentiment surrounding the US real estate market appears to be low. More than half of property owners and renters in the country (54 per cent) believe that the sector will not fully recover until at least 2014....
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A growth in the number of international buyers active in the UK property market is expected to bolster the region's real estate market, it has been suggested. Despite being hit hard by the recent financial crisis, the sector is expected to recover strongly...
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Political turmoil in the Middle East and other Gulf regions will be a boost to the property market in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it has been suggested. According to a poll by Reuters, many investors view the emirates as safe havens amid the troubles....
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Investment in European retail property has hit its highest level for three years, with the asset class clearly outperforming other sectors within the region's commercial real estate market...
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Commercial real estate investors looking for property in Australia are increasingly looking at what Melbourne has to offer. The city, which is located in the state of Victoria, is now one of the best-performing markets in the Asia Pacific region....
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An increase in lending from banks in Dubai has contributed to a recovery in the emirate's real estate market. Transactions climbed in both January and February on the back of greater access to finance for investments, the latest report from Cluttons shows....
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Interest from Indian investors in the Dubai property market is rising, with the opportunity to take advantage of heavily discounted prices. DAMAC Properties reported that real estate values in the emirate are up to 60 per cent cheaper than in Mumbai....
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Experts are predicting that 2011 will be a strong year for Real Estate Investment Trusts, (REITs) and particularly for those running Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
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There has been a turnaround in the fortunes of Canada's commercial real estate market, with it enjoying the strongest performance in three years, the REALpac/IPD Canada Annual Property Index has revealed....
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Investment in overseas real estate by Koreans surged by in excess of 170 per cent in 2010 compared to the previous year as a result of the global economic recovery. The Finance Ministry has announced that Korean residents bought overseas real estate valued at USD 611....
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A strengthening economy, rising consumer confidence and better job prospects are expected to bolster the Canadian real estate market in 2011, with higher than expected growth forecast. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has revised its prediction for residential sales this year, with the firm stating that transaction levels will pick up after a slow start....
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There are pronounced regional and sector differences present in the UK commercial real estate market, with prime London office space continuing to outperform the rest of the country, the latest index has found....
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A growing number of Indian buyers are snapping up property in Singapore, despite the country introducing a series of cooling measures designed to stifle the real estate market. Savills Research and Consultancy senior manager Christine Sun explains that there has been a marked increase in the number of Indian buyers active in the country since 2008, Asia One has reported....
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Chinese property investors are being increasingly drawn to the London real estate market to take advantage of the favourable exchange rates which are currently on offer, a leading consultancy has claimed....
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Confidence is slowly beginning to return to the real estate market in Florida, according to the results of a recent survey. The University of Florida has claimed that the outlook for new single family homes, offices, retail units, land investment and capital availability continued to improve during the fourth quarter of 2010....
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The commercial real estate market in Japan is in desperate need of an increase in the number of transactions, it has been suggested. Investment in office and retail property has fallen by over 20 per cent over the two and a half years to the end of the third-quarter of 2010, figures have shown....
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Improvements in the availability of real estate equity in Europe are expected to help bolster the region's real estate market this year, the latest report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute has forecast....
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Foreign interest in the Ukrainian commercial property market is expected to exceed demand from domestic buyers, CB Richard Ellis has predicted....
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Clearly laid out legal rules concerning the London residential property market are making the sector an attractive prospect for a large number of foreign investors, Savills has claimed. The comments come as the consultant revealed that Indian buyers are now the second largest group for top-end, prime real estate in the city....
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Direct investment from foreign buyers in China soared to its highest level ever last year, new figures have officially revealed. The news highlights the growing confidence and sentiment held in the country's economy, despite the government implementing a number of cooling measures last year....
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Commercial properties in the US have been found to offer the best prospects for foreign investment, according to the results of a recent report....
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Investor sentiment concerning the real estate market in Europe is slipping, the latest index has suggested. However, the news comes despite the upward trend that some economies in the region have been experiencing of late....
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Asian investors are increasingly looking to increase their exposure to the Australian real estate market, with many hoping to benefit from "untapped growth" in the country, Property Report has claimed....
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The global real estate market recovery, which began in 2009, is beginning to run out of steam, it has been claimed. According to Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, there is a growing body of evidence highlighting the setback....
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The residential property market in Eastern European destinations is beginning to stabilise, with some locations enjoying modest price increases. According to the latest data from Ober-Haus Real Estate Advisors, Poland in particular has been performing well....
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Overseas investors continue to show an interest in the real estate market in London and the Home Counties, with industry experts predicting a spring revival within the sector. A forecast increase in interest rates will help to boost the top end of the market in particular, according to Andrew Giller, partner and head of the Buying Solutions Office in London....
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A growing number of European investors are prepared to make cross-border investments in the coming months, a new study has found. The Colliers 2010 Global Investor Sentiment Survey for the third quarter of the year has suggested that confidence is returning to the sector....
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Property buyers from New Zealand are becoming more cautious about entering the real estate market, with more than a third of investors saying that they will not be adding to their portfolios at the moment....
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A lack of prime properties in Europe is stalling the recovery of the global real estate market, it has been suggested. The latest research from real estate consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle has found that total investment in commercial property during the third quarter of 2010 stood at USD 69 billion....
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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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An increase in the number of foreclosed commercial real estate units will lead to an increase in sales in the US property market next year, investors have claimed. The Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 survey found that activity is likely to increase as buyers take advantage of low prices....
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Prospective Buy to Let investors may be interested to hear that the real estate market in London offers the best potential for rental growth of any European market in the coming five years. According to real estate service provider Savills, the English capital will enjoy a significant increase in tenant demand over the period....
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The latest Real Estate Investor Sentiment Survey by Jones Lang LaSalle has found that over half of investors in Dubai's real estate market are planning on holding on to their property assets. According to the report, about one-fifth of investors are planning to sell their property in the region - a number which is equal to the number looking to buy....
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Recent measures designed to cool the burgeoning real estate market in Asia are not making a significant impact, it has been claimed. According to a number of industry experts, the state of the global economy is likely to play a larger role on setting prices....
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The challenging economic climate around the world has opened up the door to a new generation of property investment. Falling real estate values in countries worldwide means that the asset class is now more accessible to many individuals, City AM reports....
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The property market in Asia has been touted as the best performing in the world at present and the latest data from DTZ shows that this trend is continuing. Indeed, the property consultant has revealed that Singapore's real estate market surged during the third quarter of the year....
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The property sector is set to face a tough second half of the year as government austerity measures hit investment returns, it has been claimed. ING REIM chief executive Kevin Aitchinson has warned that the asset class could face a setback after a positive first six months, Professional Pensions has reported....
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Government cooling measures in China, designed to curtail the red hot real estate market in the country, could prompt investors to look elsewhere for buying opportunities....
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With the US having been the first major economy to be hit by the current recession, it begs the question “When will it recover?”
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