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Would German-Style Rent Controls Work for London?

In June, Berlin became the first city in Germany to introduce a cap on rents in the capital. On 1st August French President Francois Hollande enforced rent controls in Paris, delivering on his manifesto promise of sweeping housing reform.

Wednesday 12 Aug 2015

Pressure Mounts for Strict Regulation of Short-Term Accommodation

In reaction to the rising numbers of property investors buying up several apartments for short-term rental, the hotel sector is putting pressure on governments.....

Friday 24 Jul 2015

Singapore Too Expensive for Decent Investment

Managers of the €1.6m Real Estate Capital Asia Partners (RECAP), SC Capital have said that property prices in Singapore need to drop another 30%

Monday 15 Jun 2015

Can Anything Stop the Dollar's Stellar Rally?

The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn....

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015

IPIN takes Part in Cudeca's 13th Hospice Walkathon 2015!

A staggering 1200 generously-spirited people participated in cancer charity Cudeca’s 13th Walkathon to raise funds and awareness for their tireless....,

Monday 25 May 2015

Investment Artificially Inflating London’s Property Market

Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....

Monday 25 May 2015

£100m Prime London Property Sold Day after Tory Victory

As it emerged the Tories had won a majority government at last week’s general election and mansion tax fears subsided....

Tuesday 19 May 2015

American Buyers Max Out on European Real Estate

As highlighted in IPIN’s ‘Emerging Trends in Global Property Markets 2015’ series, American property investors are harnessing the power.....

Friday 15 May 2015

UK Elections 2015: Is London's Property Bubble about to Burst?

As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....

Wednesday 06 May 2015

Trying to Follow London's Corrupt Money Trail

Even before London’s property boom the city as well as other areas of Britain have been considered safe investments for overseas buyers and developers.....

Monday 27 Apr 2015

Abu Dhabi Overtakes Dubai as Driver of UAE Property Market

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.....

Wednesday 22 Apr 2015

Starting Pistol Fired for New UK Pension Freedoms

Standard Life reported an "unprecedented level of customer contact" in the days following 6th April when new pension freedoms came into effect in Britain....

Monday 13 Apr 2015

European Property Markets Continue Boom in 2015

Investment in global real estate markets shows no signs of abating this year, with statistics showing house price rises.....

Wednesday 01 Apr 2015

Hotel Investment Booming in Dubai

A shortage of residential real estate in Dubai is directing the attention of investors and developers towards the luxury hotel apartment market.....

Wednesday 25 Mar 2015

UK: Flipping Battersea

In the never-ending saga that continues with Battersea Power Station, several purchasers are selling their flats that not only remain un-lived in but have not even been built.......

Wednesday 04 Mar 2015

London: The Johnson-Osborne Plan

So would residents of London like to be more like New York City? In a scheme announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.....

Wednesday 25 Feb 2015

Revealed: Investment Trends in Real Estate Markets 2015

2014 was an exciting year for international property investors and we’ve seen the market open wider than ever before as we get closer to.....

Friday 20 Feb 2015

London: A Casino in the Neighbourhood?

Would you like to have a Vegas-style gambling casino in your neighbourhood or for that matter on your street? This is the issue is being presented to the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.....

Tuesday 17 Feb 2015

International Hotel Sector to Boom in 2015

The international hotel sector is set for exponential growth in 2015 as Chinese insurers continue their foray into prime property markets.....

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015

Choosing the Right Income-Generating Property Asset

There are several reasons real estate is the most popular tangible investment on the market: revenue streams from rentals; long-term capital growth.....

Thursday 05 Feb 2015

The Changing Face of Turkish Real Estate

After an encouraging year for foreign investment in its real estate sector, Turkey's government is set to boost the market further through the introduction.....

Monday 02 Feb 2015

Distressed Assets

The following is a summary of the distressed properties market relating to the US only. Whilst IPIN's expertise extends to distressed assets internationally.....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Property Related Funds & Syndicates

It is possible to invest in property without taking individual ownership of physical assets and the associated risks by dealing in property-related shares....

Wednesday 28 Jan 2015

Parliament’s Plan to Control Housing Benefit Fraud

Whilst topics regarding the NHS, taxation and immigration are the most notable leading up to the British 2015 election, one issue that certainly gets its share of media attention.....

Friday 23 Jan 2015

London: The Future of Getting Around

In May 2014 Britain's Planning Resource organisation reported that according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).....

Monday 19 Jan 2015

Property Investment to be Boosted by UK Pensioners in 2015

April 2015 will see changes to pension legislation come into effect allowing lump sums to be transferred into bank accounts for any purpose.....

Friday 09 Jan 2015

Thailand Real Estate Boosted by GDP Growth

Industry professionals predict that Thailand’s residential property market could see up to 10% growth on the back of the country’s improving economic fundamentals....

Tuesday 06 Jan 2015

More Brits Looking Overseas for Property Investment

2014 has seen a resurgence of Britons buying property overseas, seeking to capitalise on a strengthening pound in Eurozone markets, where house prices are still heavily discounted and mortgages are cheap.....

Friday 12 Dec 2014

Singapore Largest Foreign Investor in Asia in 2014

Property speculators from Singapore have poured money into overseas real estate markets this year, amidst a cooling domestic market.....

Wednesday 03 Dec 2014

China's Property Market Continues Decline in November

As Chinese investment in overseas real estate remains at the highest levels ever seen, its domestic market has experienced declining house prices.....

Monday 01 Dec 2014

Galliard Homes to Build £1bn of UK Residential in Joint Venture

London's largest privately-owned residential developer, Galliard Homes recently announced a joint venture (JV) focussing on regeneration projects in the South East of England.....

Wednesday 26 Nov 2014

Is Equity Release Viable for UK Homeowners?

The British property market continues its stellar rise from strength to strength, with little or no sign of abating in the near future....

Monday 24 Nov 2014

Fewer Foreign Buyers in Manhattan as Dollar Strengthens

The dollar has had a spectacular few months, rising with considerable strength against major currencies beyond even the most bullish analyst expectations.....

Thursday 13 Nov 2014

Pilbara MP's Open Invitation to Foreigners

Brendan Grylls, MP for the Pilbara, Western Australia has a vision of expanding the local population with 25,000 international migrants....

Monday 10 Nov 2014

The New Admiralty Arch

So, does London really need another expensive hotel to accommodate business and holiday visitors? Obviously the local hotel industry thinks so with the new Conrad Hotel.....

Thursday 06 Nov 2014

Foreign Investment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Recent reports suggest that overseas investors now own almost 25% of all UK commercial property, most of it in London.....

Wednesday 05 Nov 2014

Why Chinese Investors Love Australian Real Estate

When it comes to investing overseas, Chinese property hunters often head for global neighbours Australia, where they have spent more than $24bn.....

Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors Seek Safe-Haven of British Infrastructure

China is seeking financial sanctuary in Britain's energy, property and transport infrastructure....

Tuesday 28 Oct 2014

UK Sees First-Time Buyer Revival

Despite gloomy reports on the lack of affordability for many British buyers trying to get on the property ladder, September saw a healthy 11% increase....

Friday 24 Oct 2014

Chinese Investors get Thumbs Up for Australian Mining

It's no secret that China has generated huge amount of wealth for its population over the last decade, with more millionaires and ultra-high net worth individuals....

Wednesday 22 Oct 2014

Mining Boom Attracts Investors Down Under

Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region has been known as a hot spot for property investment for years, fuelled by the regional iron ore mining boom.....

Thursday 16 Oct 2014

Optimistic Growth Forecast for Spanish Economy

Spain has released consistently strong economic data over the last eight quarters, leading economists to raise forecasts towards more positive growth through 2015.....

Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

High Speed 2 Railway £40bn Boost to UK Economy

The controversial railway network that will link Britain's south and north could be worth more than £40bn to the economy, say economists.....

Monday 13 Oct 2014

Buy-to-Let: The Only Way is Up North

Media reports showing a booming demand for rental properties in the UK have been on the increase in 2014, with demand significantly outstripping supply.....

Friday 10 Oct 2014

Why Chinese Investors are Buying Overseas

Over the past few years there has been an increasing amount of Chinese money pouring into overseas real estate markets. With more than 40,000 new millionaires created.....

Thursday 18 Sep 2014

UK Attracts Record Foreign Direct Investment in 2014

The UK has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, creating the highest number of new jobs....

Wednesday 17 Sep 2014

Hassle-Free Property Investments Top of UK Asset Class

It's well recorded that London's prime property markets have experienced extreme inflation due to heightened interest from some of the world's richest investors....

Monday 08 Sep 2014

Are House Prices in Europe in Touch with Reality?

In June of this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) called on policymakers to do more to curb rising housing prices around the world....

Tuesday 02 Sep 2014

British Expat Investment in Affordable UK Homes up 60%

According to a new report, the UK has seen a huge increase in overseas investors seeking and purchasing properties under £70,000....

Monday 01 Sep 2014

Re-Birth of the Iconic Crystal Palace

Originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, the iconic Crystal Palace is now poised to become one of South London's newest major developments.....

Friday 29 Aug 2014

Mass Exodus from China's Property Market Boosts UK and Eurozone

Speculation about the future of China’s property market has increased as real estate moguls Li Ka-shing and Wang jianlin have gradually withdrawn....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

IPIN Global announces charity partnership with AfriKids

Property investment specialists IPIN Global are delighted to announce a charitable partnership with AfriKids, a child rights organisation working to improve the lives of Ghana's....

Wednesday 27 Aug 2014

Will Bamboo Change the Face of Western Construction?

Housing shortages exist in various regions all over the world as the global population continues to increase year-on-year and construction falls behind....

Wednesday 20 Aug 2014

China's Real Estate - A Market in Crisis

After China's house prices rose dramatically through the first months of 2013, the government imposed stringent cooling measures which may have been too efficient...

Wednesday 06 Aug 2014

Rebuilding Battersea Power Station - Exclusive Report and Interviews

Film maker Kevin Murphy has returned to Battersea Power Station to see what progress has been made at the controversial site and what the future holds for the iconic chimneys...

Wednesday 25 Jun 2014

Pressure Mounts to Release Green Belt for New Homes

Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute recently stated that, "by rolling back the green belt by just one mile around London, we would have space for one million new homes"....

Wednesday 21 May 2014

UK - Unsustainable Mortgage Debt will lead to Recession

A new consumer credit report published by independent research company Verum Financial Research says that UK houses are currently overpriced by around 28%....

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Carney's Risky Football Analogy and the Housing Hot Potato

The Pound nosedived this morning in reaction to the Bank of England's Inflation Report delivered by Canadian Mark Carney, the bank's chief...

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Singapore Housing Market Registers a Slowdown in 2014

In 2009, Singapore's fiscal policymakers launched a campaign to rein in speculation in the property market as home prices kept rising with interest rates remaining low, raising concerns of a housing bubble.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

UK Government Unable to Prevent Housing Bubble or Just Not Bothered?

A report published today by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) warns that the British government must take immediate action to slow down soaring house prices to prevent destabilising economic recovery.

Monday 12 May 2014

Help to Buy - Will Osborne Listen to the 3 Wise Men or Continue to Fudge the Issue?

Former Chancellors Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling and Nigel Lawson have added their significantly powerful voices to a call for Osborne to scale down Help to Buy...

Friday 09 May 2014

Housing Affordability - To Dream the Impossible Dream

It would be a complete joke if it only delivered a humourous punchline rather than an almost literal kick in the guts but the only people laughing in the aftermath of the measures introduced by the UK Mortgage Market Review are those with sufficient funds not to require a mortgage...

Friday 09 May 2014

New Cold War Diverts Cash to UK Property Market

In response to targeted sanctions against Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians, $51 billion has been siphoned out of the country in the first quarter of 2014...

Thursday 08 May 2014

Fitch Ratings Predicts Further Decline in Spanish Property Prices

A report issued by international credit ratings agency Fitch shows that although property prices in Spain are 30% below their 2007 peak, prices are still likely to continue falling in 2014, bottoming out in 2015...

Wednesday 30 Apr 2014

UK House Prices - Through Recession and Beyond

It doesn't require rocket science to work out that house prices took a hit when the world went into recession in 2008. Six years on we have the benefit of hindsight, so what is the general consensus on how house prices will fare?

Friday 25 Apr 2014

UK Buy to Let Investors - HMRC is Watching You!

Investing in UK Buy to Let (BTL) property has long been considered an efficient vehicle to minimise taxation. However, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have recently increased scrutiny on BTL investors to ensure that tax bills are not being underpaid...

Wednesday 23 Apr 2014

Positive Outlook for UK Property Rental Market

The latest Home Let Rental Index published in March 2014 paints a very appealing picture of the UK Buy to Let (BTL) investment market with projections of significant growth in the sector in 2014.

Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

Mark Carney - Housing Market Friend or Foe?

Mark Carney - credited with protecting Canada from the worst effects of the late-2000's financial crisis, his appointment at the Bank of England was a pragmatic move aimed at shielding the UK in exactly the same way...

Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

Crisis in China's Property Market?

When the wealthiest industrialists and retailers start to sell off property at prices 30% less than those expected in 2013, you can be sure that there's trouble brewing in the real estate sector...

Thursday 17 Apr 2014

The UK Property Bubble - Myth or Reality?

There appear to be two distinct camps of opinion when it comes to whether the UK is heading towards a property bubble...

Thursday 17 Apr 2014

New London Rail Network Boosts Property Sector

The introduction of Crossrail, the new innovation in the transport sector in London, has already helped to see a significant boost to the property market...

Friday 21 Mar 2014

Property Planning Permission Rose by 20% in Q4 of 2013

Planning approvals for the building of new properties across England rose by as much as 20 per cent in the final quarter of last year, according to the latest report that has been released by Home Builders Federation...

Monday 17 Mar 2014

Commercial Investors Oppose the UK Leaving the EU

The majority of people who invest in the UK's commercial property market are opposed to the nation leaving the European Union (EU), a new survey has discovered...

Thursday 13 Mar 2014

How the Money Flows in Social Housing - USA vs UK

Whilst most people in America the United Kingdom are aware of Section 8 Housing and Section 106 respectively, many are not fully informed on how these programs work. Documentary maker Kevin Murphy elaborates...

Wednesday 12 Mar 2014

Planning Permission For New Homes In England Rises 20%

Planning permission for new homes in England saw a rise of 19 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the previous three months, the latest report from the Home Builders Federation reveals...

Friday 07 Mar 2014

Property Schemes Have Helped 100,000 onto the Ladder

The number of people who are active in the property market can be an important factor in investors in the sector making a decent level of return through capital gains...

Tuesday 04 Mar 2014

Lenders and Brokers Express Concerns Over Mortgage Rule Changes

Lenders and brokers operating in the UK's mortgage market have expressed concern over new rule changes set to come in this year and the effects that these could have on the market as a whole...

Monday 03 Mar 2014

House Building Improved by 23% in 2013

The UK housing market has been in a fantastic state of health throughout the last year when compared to the years that have preceded it. Riding a wave of low interest rates...

Wednesday 26 Feb 2014

UK Property Price Hits GBP 250,000 For First Time

The mean price of homes across the UK has now topped GBP 250,000 for the first time in history, according to the latest official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)...

Monday 24 Feb 2014

Mortgage Market Growth To Continue Throughout 2014

Growth in the mortgage market is expected to continue throughout 2014, following a period of faster than expected growth in the lending sector during the second half of 2013...

Monday 27 Jan 2014

MMR Set To Change The Mortgage Market In 2014

The implementation of the new Mortgage Market Review (MMR) regulations from April this year will change the market, subduing any great growth in the mortgage and lending sector...

Friday 24 Jan 2014

Renters Make New Years Resolution to Buy

As the clock struck midnight on December 31st, many renters in the UK will have made a resolution to enter the property market this year. Indeed, in a move that could see rental prices stay flat for landlords in 2014...

Wednesday 08 Jan 2014

Choice Of Mortgage Products At 5 Year High

The choice of mortgages for residential property buyers in the UK is now three times bigger than in 2009, with 12,000 products on the market. This figure marks a five-year high for the industry, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB).

Tuesday 07 Jan 2014

Residential Mortgage Lending up 30%

Houses sold better than expected in 2013, boosting mortgage lending by 30 per cent since last year and far exceeding forecasted rates. The figures, provided by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), suggest continued growth...

Monday 06 Jan 2014

London Developers Pledge to Give UK Buyers Equal Deal

Developers have pledged to give UK buyers in London a fairer deal, voluntarily committing to releasing properties to the domestic market at the same time as abroad...

Monday 06 Jan 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle: CGT Changes Will Impact Development

Imposing Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on overseas buyers of UK residential property is unlikely to have a long-term impact on foreign investment but will hinder development, according to Jones Lang LaSalle...

Friday 03 Jan 2014

Immigration Bill Causing Concern for Landlords

Landlords are growing concerned about the proposed Immigration Bill, according to research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA)...

Thursday 02 Jan 2014

Interest Rates Threatening UK Property Market, BSA Claims

The UK housing market currently looks ripe with property investment opportunities, but buyers should beware that it could come under threat from rising interest rates...

Thursday 19 Dec 2013

The Housing Humbug Report - Property Markets in 2014

This is the fourth Housing Humbug report during my tenure as a writer for IPIN Global and looking the previous few years of predictions in preparation for this year's post I have noticed a few changes in the way the property market is viewed and reported as a whole...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Top Christmas Crackers from the Autumn Statement

Christmas might still be over a week away but the property world is feeling a little bit like it received some presents early in this year's Autumn Statement. And like with all good gifts, some reflection is due after the initial excitement...

Wednesday 18 Dec 2013

Help to Buy Still Causing Confusion

There is still confusion over the government's Help to Buy scheme, according to Rightmove. Two months after the launch of the mortgage guarantee component of the initiative, research has revealed lack of knowledge about the specifics...

Tuesday 17 Dec 2013

UK Rents are Historically Stable

Rents in the UK may have fallen in October, but historically they are stable, according to the latest HomeLet Rental Index. Last month the average sum paid by tenants stood at GBP 815, down 4.6 per cent from September...

Tuesday 19 Nov 2013

Demand for Property at 11-Year High

Demand for property in the UK is now at an 11-year high, meaning those considering real estate investment will need to come to the table with adequate financial backing...

Monday 18 Nov 2013

Policy Exchange: Uk Needs More Homes not Taxes

Research from the Policy Exchange claims it is urgent that policymakers prioritise increasing housing stock, creating 1.5 million new homes by 2020, including the formation of at least one new garden city. Doing so will ease some of the barriers to home ownership...

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013

Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee Causing Confusion

The mortgage guarantee component of the Help to Buy scheme is causing confusion among first-time buyers. A consumer survey revealed 43 per cent of those new to the property market and other home movers are unsure of the benefits the scheme will give them.

Monday 11 Nov 2013

Does the UK Tax System Need Overhauling?

The UK tax system has long come under fire by home buyers and property investors alike. Now Berkely Group has joined those claiming it needs an overhaul...

Thursday 07 Nov 2013

New Homes Bonus Scheme Failing to Encourage Building

The government's New Homes Bonus scheme to encourage the construction of properties in the UK where supply is weakest is failing to live up to its mandate...

Wednesday 06 Nov 2013

BPF: Taxes for Foreign Investors will Harm Market

The British Property Federation (BPF) is warning that new taxes on foreign investors will only serve to damage the country's reputation as 'open for business', opposed to keeping a cap on prices...

Tuesday 05 Nov 2013

A Dozen Buyers for Each New London Property

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...

Wednesday 23 Oct 2013

First Phase of Help to Buy has ''Kick started'' the Market

The second phase of the government's Help to Buy scheme has now been rolled out, but it may be the first part of the initiative that becomes known as the runaway success...

Wednesday 16 Oct 2013

Tenant Charter Could be "Counterproductive"

The tenants charter proposed by the government to improve the rental market could be counterproductive, according to one industry expert. Landlord Assist explained to Property Wire that the reforms could cause the market to destabilise by working against landlords and forcing rents upwards...

Wednesday 16 Oct 2013

Govt Introduces Family Friendly Tenancies

The government is to introduce a series of measures that will encourage more family-friendly tenancies in the private rented sector. Communities secretary Eric Pickles announced the changes on October 2nd and, when in effect, the reforms will see an increase in longer, fixed-term contracts, while raising industry standards...

Monday 07 Oct 2013

Help to Buy, The Bank of England and the Madness of Chancellor George

In what would seem to be a move to deflect the negative criticisms of the Help to Buy policy (or possibly a bout of madness), Chancellor George Osborne has taken the move to hand over control of the policy itself to the Bank of England – shrewd move one might think on the face of it, until you look at the Bank of England track record...

Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

New Advertising Guidance For Landlords and Letting Agents

Landlords and letting agents must beware of changes to advertising guidance relating to non-refundable fees...

Friday 13 Sep 2013

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