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Chinese Property Market - From Boom to Bust?

Concerns surrounding a looming crisis in China's property sector and the subsequent negative impact this could have on the rest of the economy, has been the subject of conjecture in the International press for the past few months...

Friday 23 Dec 2011

New Data Affirms Prime Property as Investment Safe Haven

Last year 26,744 more homeowners had properties worth a million quid or more, taking the UK total to 253,118 in December. This amounts to 1 in every 108 homes, which is down slightly compared to the 1 in 97 homes registered in 2007.

Thursday 22 Dec 2011

Door to PAIF Opens to New Investors

Property Authorised Investment Funds (PAIFs) were originally introduced in the UK in April 2008, but take up of these vehicles has so far been relatively low, with no PAIFs currently open to retail investors....

Wednesday 21 Dec 2011

Britain in 2020: A nation of landlords and renters

The UK housing market crash has had one unpredicted and unmistakeable consequence in creating a massive and near-unprecedented rental and buy to let boom across the entire country. But will this become a permanent shift in the way Brits think about property ownership?

Tuesday 20 Dec 2011

UK House Prices: What to Expect in 2012

The value of homes in the UK has been broadly stable during 2011, posting slight gains at the start of the year followed by marginal declines in more recent months...

Friday 16 Dec 2011

New Build Indemnity Scheme - Such Good News for First Time Buyers?

In theory, the scheme appeared as an appealing win-win proposition for all involved, particularly for first-time buyers frozen out of the market by the hefty average 17% deposits that lenders are currently demanding. In practice however, there are growing concerns...

Friday 16 Dec 2011

Emerging Property Markets - An Alternative to Prime Property?

During the boom emerging markets were all the rage with investors, especially private investors who could only see the potential profit of a studio apartment for £7k (for example), and hear the talk of the 40% instant gain made on completion of an off plan property...

Thursday 08 Dec 2011

Pensions - From Senior Citizens to Senior Debt?

There is a question at the moment, about whether or not insurance companies, pension providers and other institutional investors can fill the senior debt in the real estate industry...

Wednesday 07 Dec 2011

Financial Transactions Tax - The Pros and Cons

For those that don't know, the combined intellect of the European Union's financial brains has come up with a tax first conceived in a university lecture in the seventies...

Wednesday 07 Dec 2011

The Future Of Construction Financing?

Almost half a decade since the financial crisis started and we all live in a different world. Developers in the UK, US and many other locations have been hit from all angles...

Friday 02 Dec 2011

Moscow – Europe’s New Real Estate Investment Hotspot?

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...

Friday 02 Dec 2011

Buy to Let Property Investment - Australia

Australia is becoming increasingly popular among real estate investors worldwide as a country with prime opportunities for buying homes and apartment units with the intent of offering them as rental properties...

Thursday 01 Dec 2011