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UAE Property Investors turn to Dubailand

Property investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are increasingly turning to the Dubailand area when seeking to buy or rent apartments in the emirate. According to new figures from search website Propertyfinder....

Monday 31 Jan 2011

50% Increase in Global Real Estate Transitions

Global real estate transactions reached USD 316 billion in 2010, a full 50 per cent over the volume seen in the previous year, research from Jones Lang LaSalle has revealed. According to the property consultancy, this dramatic turnaround....

Friday 28 Jan 2011

UK Prime Market Enjoying 'Strong Demand'

Prime properties in the UK are continuing to command "strong demand" among potential buyers, it has been claimed. Douglas and Gordon has said that there has been an increase in the number of buyers registering with estate agents....

Friday 28 Jan 2011

China Leads Real Estate Transactions

Global commercial real estate sales climbed by 43 per cent last year as a growing number of purchases of development sites buoyed the world's markets, the latest research from Real Capital Analytics (RCA) has shown....

Friday 28 Jan 2011

Indians Buying Prime London Property

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....

Thursday 27 Jan 2011

Confidence Growing Among Property Investors

As various economies within Europe start on the long road to recovery, the investor confidence in a number of destinations is beginning to grow, according to the six-monthly Investment Climate Index from Union Investment....

Thursday 27 Jan 2011

Stamp Duty 'Will Not' Impact UK Property Market

The high-end property market in the UK is unlikely to feel too much of a fallout when Stamp Duty is increased later this year, it has been claimed. Research conducted by Investec Specialist Private Bank has found that 52 per cent of estate agents, developers and brokers believe that the pending rise in the tax on properties...

Thursday 27 Jan 2011

Germany Most Popular for Unlisted Property Funds

Economic recovery in Germany has meant that the country is now considered the most-favoured location in Europe for unlisted real estate funds. Retail property in the country ranked as the most attractive with 36 per cent of investor votes....

Thursday 27 Jan 2011

London, Moscow and Paris Lead Rental Growth

Rental growth in Europe is being led by real estate located in London, Paris and Moscow, King Sturge's quarterly report, European Property Indicators, has revealed. According to the consultant, all three cities have reported a growing shortage in available grade A office space over the past year and all three have experienced either stable or rising office rents....

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Employment Boosts US Commercial Values

For the third consecutive month, US commercial real estate prices saw their value rise in November, as the economy showed signs of recovery. According to data released by Moody's Investors Services, prices climbed by a further 0.6 per cent over the course of the month compared to October...

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Property Could be the Sector to Watch, Survey Says

New research has revealed that investor sentiment is turning a corner and highlighted property as the sector to watch for future growth, the FT Advisor has reported....

Wednesday 26 Jan 2011

Is the Red Hot Singapore Property Market Cooling?

Government-imposed cooling measures for the property market in Singapore appear to be having the desired effect, with sales dropping by around 30 per cent last month, new figures have revealed....

Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Investors Eye Future of Farmland

As investors begin to view land as a more attractive commodity, prices are set to increase on a global scale. The demand for international farmland values has remained positive, according to a report from consultants Savills....

Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Asia to Lead Sustainable Real Estate Uptake

Globally there is expected to be an increase in the number of sustainable real estate solutions being commenced, with emerging Asian markets forecast to lead this growth, a new report has suggested....

Tuesday 25 Jan 2011

Emerging Property Markets Dominate Investor Confidence

Globally investor confidence is swinging towards emerging markets, with many prospective buyers unsure about the future prospects of more developed nations. In Gallup International's Global Barometer of Hope and Despair, Brazil, China and India emerged as having the most upbeat populations....

Monday 24 Jan 2011

Property is 'Modern' Way to Save

Individuals view investing in property as a "modern" way to save for the future, Money Marketing has reported. The comments come after it was announced that Aegon has called on the Consumer Financial Education Body (CFEB) to launch and run a campaign education people about the costs, benefits and risks connected with investing in real estate.....

Monday 24 Jan 2011

Global Property Investment to Grow

Globally the total level of direct real estate investment is expected to grow by 20 per cent by the end of 2011, with the resurgence in activity led primarily by a rebound in interest in the US property market....

Monday 24 Jan 2011

European Commercial Investment set for Growth

Commercial real estate investments across Europe reached EUR 95.9 billion last year, representing a 53 per cent increase on 2009 volumes, the latest research from DTZ has found. According to the firm's Investment Market Update report, the coming year is set to see further improvements made, sparked by an increase in buyer confidence. ...

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Long term Forecast Positive for North America

Commercial property market recovery in Canada was "moderate-to-strong" last year, with some markets performing better than expected, new research has shown. However, the in the US, selected markets posted minor improvements while full recovery was elusive....

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Bonuses 'Will Not' Have Significant Affect on Property Market

London banker's bonuses are not expected to have as great an influence on the UK property market as first believed, it has been suggested. Leading property portal Sourcing Property remains unconvinced about the impact that this years' bonuses will have.....

Friday 21 Jan 2011

Investment Expected to Climb in Asia-Pacific in 2011

Commercial investment volumes in the Asia-Pacific region are expected to climb once again this year, overtaking the record USD 145 billion that was transacted in 2010. This figure was almost double the USD 73 billion in 2009 and exceeded the previous peak of USD 101 billion in 2007....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

UK Commercial Development Leads Europe

Commercial property development in the UK has been found to be the strongest of all European countries last year. Jones Lang LaSalle has highlighted the significant expansion that the sector has experienced over the past 12 months, with investment volumes in the region up 68 per cent year-on-year....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Foreign Buyers Expected to Revive Florida

Investors from Asia and Europe are expected to bolster housing sales in Central Florida in 2011, with many looking to take advantage of the "undervalued" property that is on the market. Florida house prices are bottoming out and international property buyers look like reviving the Florida housing market this year, Stirling Sotheby's International Realty has claimed....

Thursday 20 Jan 2011

Foreign Investment Reaches Record Level in China

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....

Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

World Cup Boost for Qatar Property Sector

The recent decision by the FIFA executive committee to hand the 2022 World Cup to Qatar has had a positive impact of the country's property market. Although it is too early to judge the overall effect on real estate demand in the region, the latest data from Asteco Property Management suggest that enquiries and sales have both increased since the decision was made....

Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

Agricultural Land is an Attractive Investment

The latest bulletin from Savills covering international farmland markets has suggested that agricultural land is an attractive investment. The property consultant expects the positive trends that have been witnessed worldwide for the sector to continue into this year....

Wednesday 19 Jan 2011

Taiwanese Investors Look to Buy Overseas

The potential to gather substantial returns and a perception of lower risk abroad has led to an increasing amount of interest being shown in overseas property investment by Taiwanese buyers....

Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

Property Named Best Investment

Property has been named as the best place for individuals to invest their cash in 2011. Results from the latest confidence tracker survey by Worldwide Property Group have found that a massive 72 per cent of respondents believe it to be the number one investment option....

Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

Asia Dominates Investors' Thoughts

Worldwide investors continue to look to Asia and emerging markets for the best returns, a new survey has found....

Monday 17 Jan 2011

European Retail Investment Driven by the UK

Investment in retail properties in Europe climbed by 68 per cent during 2010, taking the total volume spent to EUR 20.6 billion for the year....

Monday 17 Jan 2011