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Property Developers to Face Chinese Cooling Measures

As the Chinese government looks to regain control of the country's burgeoning property market, real estate developers are expected to be the next in line to face cooling measures...

Friday 29 Apr 2011

London Attracting Increased Property Investment

Commercial real estate transaction in London for 2010 totalled GBP 9.9 billion, new statistics have revealed. The figure represents an increase of around a third compared to the previous year, Cushman and Wakefield has revealed....

Friday 29 Apr 2011

Balkan Property Recovery Led by Albania

Albania's property market managed to weather the effects of the economic crisis well, with the Western Balkan nation leading the region's recovery, according to the latest figures from the EC Economic and Financial Affairs Department's Candidate and Pre-Accession Countries' Economic Quarterly Report Q4 2010...

Friday 29 Apr 2011

Dubai Making Comeback as Property Investment Destination

Following a period of decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, Dubai is making a comeback as a real estate investment destination...

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Buy To Let Investors Ousting First Time Buyers

A growing number of buy-to-let investors are looking to take advantage of current UK property market conditions...

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

International Buyers set to Boost UK Property Market

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...

Thursday 28 Apr 2011

Sound Reasons to Invest in Commercial Assets, JLL Says

There are still a number of "sound reasons" for investors to be looking at the opportunities available to them within global commercial property markets, it has been suggested...

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

Property Investor Confidence High, Survey Finds

Confidence in real estate both in the UK and abroad remains high, with 56 per cent of individuals questioned by the Worldwide Property Group believing that now is a good time to buy overseas...

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

Property Investors Look to UAE Amid Political Turmoil in Region

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....

Wednesday 27 Apr 2011

European Retail Property Investments Outperform Commercial Market

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...

Tuesday 26 Apr 2011

Further Curbs Forecast for Chinese Property Market

Real estate analysts have forecast that the Chinese government will introduce further measures to cool its property market. Property price growth in the country slowed in March, but values were still up from a year earlier...

Tuesday 26 Apr 2011

Overseas Buyers Drive Prime Property Prices Up in Singapore

Residential property buyers from mainland China are helping to push real estate values in Singapore to new market highs, according to the latest figures...

Tuesday 26 Apr 2011

Dubai Office Markets Continue Recovery

Recovery across Middle Eastern economies and property markets has continued at a fast pace, with the latest report suggesting that occupier demand for office space in Dubai increased in the first three months of 2011....

Thursday 21 Apr 2011

Thai Property Market Feels Impact of Govt Cooling Measures

The property market in Thailand is experiencing a slight slowdown as government cooling measures begin to take effect. Following robust growth last year, analysts have expressed caution about the long-term prospects of the sector....

Thursday 21 Apr 2011

UK Farmland Reaches New Record High

UK farmland continues to offer investors some of the best prospects on the market. Knight Frank has reported that the asset class was the best-performing in the first three months of the year, with values reaching record highs....

Thursday 21 Apr 2011

Investors Urged to Make Property Buying Decisions Quickly

International real estate investors have been urged to make key decisions surrounding property purchases quickly if they want to receive maximum returns from the current cycle...

Wednesday 20 Apr 2011

Russians Look to Increase Exposure to Foreign Property

Demand for overseas property from Russian buyers is set to soar, as many wealthy investors look to diversify their portfolios with homes abroad. Property magazine International Residence recently released new research...

Wednesday 20 Apr 2011

German Commercial Property Markets 'On the Mend'

German office markets appear to be on the mend, with the majority of cities reporting year-on-year gains in the first three months of 2011...

Tuesday 19 Apr 2011

Investors Eye Mediterranean Property Markets

A growing number of UK property investors are looking at the opportunities available to them in Mediterranean markets, new research has suggested...

Tuesday 19 Apr 2011

Falling Rents Not Attracting Investors to Abu Dhabi

As yet, there has not been a significant increase in the number of investors looking to increase their property portfolios in the UAE. Abu Dhabi's real-estate sector will take centre stage this week at an annual industry summit in the emirate....

Tuesday 19 Apr 2011

Moody's Predicts Tough Year for China

A tough operating environment for property developers as a result of new government legislation, rising interest rates, reduced bank lending and a growth in supply has led Moody's Investor Services to downgrade its outlook for the Chinese property sector....

Monday 18 Apr 2011

Taiwan Announces Luxury Tax to Dampen Property Bubble

Following the lead of a number of its Asian neighbours, the Taiwanese parliament has approved a new tax on real estate investments and luxury goods designed to reign in the buoyant market...

Monday 18 Apr 2011

UK Commercial Values Post 20th Month of Growth

Commercial property values in the UK continued to post steady growth in March, with the latest index revealing that they rose 0.3 per cent nationwide...

Monday 18 Apr 2011

Bank Lending in Dubai Helping Market Recovery

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....

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Nine Years of Capital Growth in Swiss Market

Investors with property in Switzerland have enjoyed nine years of consecutive capital appreciation, the latest IPD Switzerland Annual Property Index has revealed. Continuing its impressive performance in 2010, investors saw values rise....

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Melbourne Dominates Australian Commercial Market

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....

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Global Commercial Investment Up Year on Year

Jones Lang LaSalle has released preliminary new figures which suggest that global commercial real estate volumes surged to USD 90 billion in the first quarter of 2011 - up 38 per cent compared to the previous year....

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Global Commercial Volumes to Reach USD290-310 Billion

Supply shortages in a number of commercial markets around the world mean that there are a number of reasons to invest in the sector at present...

Friday 15 Apr 2011

Understanding the Australian Property Market

It is always prudent to keep the basics of property markets in mind in order to gain a better understanding of what factors cause changes...

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

UAE Viewed as Property Investor Safe Haven

Political and economic security in the UAE means that it has emerged as a safe haven for investment over the past few years. This has been further bolstered by the recent turmoil within the wider MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region....

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

UK Farmland Values Climb to All-Time High

UK farmland has continued to be one of the best-performing asset classes so far this year, with demand far outstripping supply. Farmland values in the country have climbed to an all-time high during the first quarter of 2011 and now stand at GBP 7,900 per acre....

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

French Commercial Sector Posts Strong Year

The latest IPD France Annual Property Index has revealed that the commercial real estate sector enjoyed a noticeable recovery in 2010 following two years of falls and inactivity...

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

Investors Eye Riskier Markets for Bigger Returns

Property investors are increasingly eying up riskier markets as fierce competition for commercial real estate in more stable countries pushes up prices and investment volumes....

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

Abu Dhabi Market Set for Increased Sales Activity

An increase in rental and sales activity in the second quarter of 2011 is expected to lift the Abu Dhabi property market. The release of a number of delayed projects in the emirate is expected to be a primary driver behind the demand, the latest report from Clutons has forecast....

Wednesday 13 Apr 2011

High Demand Leads to Saudi Arabian Housing Ministry

Huge demand for new residential properties in Saudi Arabia has led to the creation of a brand-new Ministry for Housing in the country. Rapid population growth and an increasing number of expatriate workers relocating to the nation are expected to be the primary growth drivers....

Wednesday 13 Apr 2011

UK Commercial Property Market Picks Up in March

Last month saw a distinct pick up in performance within all three of the main commercial property sectors in the UK. Total returns from the sector were 1.2 per cent and capital value growth was 0.7 per cent, CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) reports....

Wednesday 13 Apr 2011

Commercial Real Estate sees 'Healthy' Demand

Investors are increasingly turning to commercial assets in traditional destinations to make the best returns, it has been revealed. Capital Economics claimed that the sector is currently seeing "fairly healthy" demand for prime buildings....

Monday 11 Apr 2011

Property and Shares are Inflation-Beating Products

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....

Monday 11 Apr 2011

Asian Property Popular with Wealthy Investors

A number of property investors with cash to spend are looking to increase their wealth by purchasing real estate in the Asian property markets....

Monday 11 Apr 2011

Real Estate Funds Capitalise on European Market

Opportunities that exist in the central London, Paris and Stockholm property markets are being pounced upon by real estate security funds. It follows news that the Thames River Real Estate Securities Fund has returned 20....

Friday 08 Apr 2011

Double Digit Return in Global Commercial Markets?

Global commercial real estate markets will return close to double digit returns over the course of the year. Underpinned by resilient income yields, the asset class is expected to outperform other investments....

Friday 08 Apr 2011

Indian Investors Step Up Interest in Dubai

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....

Friday 08 Apr 2011

Property Key for High Net Worth Individuals

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...

Thursday 07 Apr 2011

Dublin Office Market Sees Healthy Demand

Investors' appetite for office space in Dublin has been strong in the first three months of the year, with double the interest seen over the same period of 2010. Take up has reached 45,500 square metres, according to an analysis by Savills....

Thursday 07 Apr 2011

Buy to Let | Relax, Don't Do It!

This week, the next big thing in the UK property investment world would appear to be buy to let - again. Having obviously not learnt from the last hype and furor that Buy to Let caused, the pr gurus of the world seem hell-bent on making us believe it's "ripe for a comeback"

Thursday 07 Apr 2011

Singaporean Property Market Boosted by Overseas Demand

Demand from overseas buyers is helping to drive the cost of private apartments in Singapore to record highs. The average value of a property now stands at USD 1,935 per square foot for prime areas....

Thursday 07 Apr 2011

US Citizens Look to Capitalise on Low Property Prices

With property prices in many US cities currently standing at historic lows, a growing number of wealthy Americans are looking to take advantage of residential real estate in the country....

Wednesday 06 Apr 2011

Scottish Buyers Growing in Confidence

As confidence in residential property markets around the world begins to grow, new figures show that investors and home buyers in Scotland are returning to the market....

Wednesday 06 Apr 2011

Tax Reforms in NZ will Impact Buy to Let Property Market

Reforms to the tax treatment of rental properties in New Zealand are making landlords less enthusiastic about completing further investments. Since the changes were implemented, landlords can no longer claim depreciation on their buildings or use loss-attributing qualifying companies to balance their income with rental losses....

Wednesday 06 Apr 2011

Tighter Lending will have Short-Term Impact in UK

Despite lenders introducing tighter conditions, the UK housing market will only see a temporary drop in activity, Bank of England policymaker David Miles has claimed. Monthly approvals for mortgages have fallen..

Tuesday 05 Apr 2011

London Property is a Safe Haven

London property is considered to be a safe haven for investors, with a dramatic increase in the sales and letting market in March, particularly from buyers located in the Middle East...

Tuesday 05 Apr 2011

Real Estate is Best Investment, Survey Says

Despite the impact of the recession and financial crisis on the UK property market, many individuals remain confident that real estate is the best investment that they can make...

Tuesday 05 Apr 2011

Aussie Investors Uncertain About Long-Term Prospects

Australian investors remain uncertain about the long-term prospects for the country's property market, with many citing the elevated home prices in the region as a key concern....

Monday 04 Apr 2011

Chinese Buyers Find Solace in Singapore Property

As the property market in China remains overheated, a growing number of native buyers are looking for opportunities that present themselves in Singapore, research from DTZ has suggested....

Monday 04 Apr 2011

Investors Returning to US Residential Property Market

A growing number of North American property investors are looking at the opportunities available to them within the regain's much-maligned residential market....

Saturday 02 Apr 2011

Commercial Property Investment in Europe Predicted to Grow

Now, in Europe we have commercial properties being sold at severely depressed prices, especially malls, and especially in those countries mired by the sovereign debt crisis.

Saturday 02 Apr 2011

Retail in London Best Investment Option

Retail property in central London is regarded as one of the best investment options, according to the Colliers International Real Estate Capital Pricing Survey...

Friday 01 Apr 2011

Investing in UK Retirement Homes

As property indices around the world indicate that commercial markets are beginning to return to strength, investors are increasingly looking to take advantage of the opportunities this presents. Recovery is set to continue, led primarily by improving economic conditions in traditional countries and strong growth in emerging markets....

Friday 01 Apr 2011

European Retail Property Market Grows 60% y-o-y

A significant surge by investors for prime, good quality retail property saw the sector post a 60 per cent year-on-year increase in capital during 2010, the latest figures from CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) have revealed....

Friday 01 Apr 2011