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London Council to spend £9 million on West End Facelift

We have heard a lot about the revitalisation of London's East End for the London 2012 Olympics, but now the government has revealed a plan to spend £9 million on revitalising the West End...

Friday 27 Jan 2012

Signs Picking Up that US Housing Market is on the Bottom

In the last few months several separate sources have put US housing affordability at a 30 year high, and prices were even getting so low as to make buying cheaper than renting...

Thursday 26 Jan 2012

More Misery for the Irish Housing Market

In the spring of 2011, for a very brief period it seemed like the picture for the Irish housing market may finally be improving; that if prices weren't going to stop falling, at least their rate of decline would start to slow...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

Student Returns in London Double - Fall in Other Regions

Recent data on UK student property investment has shown that, while the increase in fees enacted this year has not hampered investor sentiment, it has made investors think more carefully about what and where to invest in...

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

UK House Prices Down in January

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....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

London Real Estate "A Target for Overseas Investors"

An increasing number of overseas investors are entering the London property market, with Savills recently reporting that 55 per cent of all transactions for central London real estate in 2011 were concluded by international buyers....

Wednesday 25 Jan 2012

Down and Dirty with the Property Recovery - UK

Many people feel like - "if I hear one more commentator say it's a mixed bag I am going to shoot him/her and then myself", but there is no other way to describe it. In fact it is so mixed...

Tuesday 24 Jan 2012

Can Stateside Property Positivity Bleed Over The Atlantic?

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...

Monday 16 Jan 2012

East London’s Post Olympics Future

The boroughs are being regenerated and now first-time buyers, owner-occupiers and investors are keen to buy houses in the area. What's more, according to agents...

Monday 16 Jan 2012

Institutional Investors Buying Debt to Bag Apartment Complexes

The US apartment sector is known to be outperforming on the US commercial scene, even after the recent pick-up across all sectors is taken into consideration...

Friday 13 Jan 2012

CBRE Reports a Strong Start to 2012 for US Commercial Real Estate

At the tail end of last year the team at CB Richard Ellis Econometrics Advisors released a mini-report titled We'll Have to Muddle Through Somehow, in which they gave a prediction that 2012 would be "slightly better" than 2011...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Positive Outlook for Prime Central London Property

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...

Thursday 12 Jan 2012

Prime London Property Prices Up 40% Since March 2009

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...

Wednesday 11 Jan 2012

CBRE Reports 120% Plus Growth in Student Housing Investment

CB Richard Ellis has just released its latest report into UK student housing investment, and it makes for very positive reading indeed. According to the data investment in student housing has increased by more than 120% in the last year...

Tuesday 10 Jan 2012

Entering The Era of Shared Ownership

The UK property market has changed over the last 50, 40, 30, 20 and even 10 years. Since the 50s it has been common place for men and women to find it easy to get jobs in their local area, and to spend their entire lives working in the same job...

Monday 09 Jan 2012

Britain’s Building Bailout Balls Up

As the world embarks upon what is no doubt set to be a turbulent financial year, the latest pomp and spin from the UK government is its poorly titled "Get Britain Building Fund"...

Friday 06 Jan 2012

Growing Numbers of UK Residential Tenants Falling into Severe Arrears

The UK buy to let sector has been a stalwart of hope and regeneration over the last 12 months; while the rest of the UK housing market (except London) facing barren demand...

Thursday 05 Jan 2012

Germany's Property Market - Riding Out the Economic Storm

The economic difficulties experienced by eurozone nations during 2011 have been well documented, with countries such as Spain, Portugal and Ireland seeing their property markets take a significant hit....

Thursday 05 Jan 2012

House Prices Rise in Most UK Regions

Many UK regions saw rises in house prices during 2011, according to a new report. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent on average across the board in the fourth quarter and by 1.1 per cent to GBP 163,822 for the year as a whole....

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

Government to Review Investment in PRS

The government has announced it will launch a review into the barriers to investment in the UK's private rental sector (PRS). Housing minister Grant Shapps revealed...

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

How Will London's Housing Market Perform in 2012?

Following a record year for prime London real estate, one sector commentator has predicted that capital values will continue to increase, especially during the first half of 2012...

Wednesday 04 Jan 2012

Will Lloyds' Distressed Property Loan Sales Spark Similar Deals?

At the beginning of December, the Financial Times reported that Lloyds Banking Group had opened discussions with US private equity group Lone Star about selling off GBP 900 million of distressed real estate loans....

Tuesday 03 Jan 2012

UK Property Prices Expected to Fall

A shortage of homes in the UK is expected to restrict the amount that the value of residential property falls by, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) has predicted...

Tuesday 03 Jan 2012