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Beware Rogue Lettings Agents Says Which?

Letting agents have come under heavy fire this week following a research study by Which?, which found that bad practices were rife in the industry...

Friday 30 Nov 2012

UK Forestry Market Delivering "Excellent Returns"

While most people considering property investment instantly look towards bricks and mortar, it is those thinking outside the box that could actually be enjoying a greater rate of return. According to a new report launched by Savills and UPM Tilhill, the UK forestry market is proving itself to be a much coveted asset.

Friday 30 Nov 2012

Deutsche Bank Ferociously Bullish on CMBS

Commercial mortgage backed securities along with all types of the investment vehicle were at the centre of the snowball that crushed the American and then the global economy and property market...

Thursday 29 Nov 2012

US Office Vacancies to Decline in 2013

The number of office vacancies in the US will decline in 2013, but only slightly, according to a new report from the CBRE Group, Inc. The study showed that in the penultimate quarter of 2012...

Thursday 29 Nov 2012

Miami is Property Investment Hotspot

Miami is emerging as the prime US spot for property investment, driving the trend for rising prices across Florida. claims that condominium prices increased by 19.3 per cent year-on-year...

Wednesday 28 Nov 2012

NAR Predicts Growing Recovery in Commercial Real Estate

According to the latest report from the US National Association of Realtors, not only is the multifamily housing sector in full recovery but the wider commercial property market is steadily clambering its way aboard the recovery lifeboat as well...

Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

London Landmark to be Revamped by Malaysian Developers

While many developers have tried to get their hands on London's Battersea Power Station over the years, it is the Malaysians that have now secured the project...

Tuesday 27 Nov 2012

Lloyds TSB Sells Off More Troubled Irish Loans

Government owned Lloyds TSB is back on the sale trail flogging off more of its distressed properties and property loans to hungry investment funds and other buyers, what it calls a "strategy of shrinking its balance sheet by shedding non-core assets"...

Monday 26 Nov 2012

UK Commercial Property Investment: Private Sector Up, Public Sector Down

Commercial real estate investment in the UK was a mixed bag, or more like a split personality in October according to the latest research from Savills...

Monday 26 Nov 2012

Momentum Continues in Logistics and Industrial Property Sectors

The European logistics and industrial sector is proving itself to be a prime market for property investment, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle revealing that assets maintained their momentum in the penultimate quarter of 2012...

Monday 26 Nov 2012

Industry Big Hitters Tear Down Coalition Housing Policy

The coalition government has failed us massively; more specifically it has failed to do anything useful to combat the many problems in the country's housing situation...

Friday 23 Nov 2012

US Commercial Property Performing Well Across All Sectors

Commercial property in the US is performing well across all sectors, according to Moody's/RCA Commercial Property Price Indices (CPPI). Prices have climbed by 28 per cent since the dark days of January 2010...

Friday 23 Nov 2012

London is Still the Global City of Choice

London is continuing to be the global city of choice for property investment, according to a panel of experts. Speaking to Jones Lang LaSalle, industry leaders explained that over the last 12 months the capital has outperformed other key players.

Thursday 22 Nov 2012

Retail Space Declines in US

Those looking for retail investment property in the US will need to act quickly to avoid high prices, as availability rates continue to slip. According to the CBRE, retail real estate will continue on a steady recovery in 2013, but neighbourhood and community shopping centre availability will decline to 11.7 per cent.

Wednesday 21 Nov 2012

Chinese Retailers Choose UK for Investment

An increasing number of property investment deals in the UK could be brokered by Chinese retailers over the coming years, according to new research. Savills claims that London is poised to see a great deal of expansion from the country's entrepreneurs, with as many as five retailers looking for stores.

Tuesday 20 Nov 2012

Student Accommodation in Glasgow Attracting Property Investment

The student accommodation market in Glasgow is poised to receive a significant influx of property investment. Currently ranked 3rd in the UK by the International Student Barometer, the city has a chronic lack of accommodation, with only 9,395 purpose built beds for 52,255 full time students.

Saturday 17 Nov 2012

Office-to-Residence Conversions Reach Record Highs

With demand for residential property in London reaching new highs, office-to-residence conversions are increasing in popularity among those looking for a strong investment opportunity...

Thursday 15 Nov 2012

Warsaw Commercial Real Estate Market Remains Strong

According to CBRE, the largest real estate advisory in the world by 2011 revenue, the Polish capital Warsaw continues to be a hot commercial real estate prospect...

Wednesday 14 Nov 2012

Real Estate Investment Opportunities Increasing in US

There looks set to be more real estate investment opportunities in USA, with Freddie Mac posting positive growth figures in the third quarter 2012...

Wednesday 14 Nov 2012

London Crowned Most Expensive Capital for Better or Worse

News that London has the world's most expensive residential properties comes as no shock, for it is certainly not the first time it has held such a status, but it is perceived in 2 ways. On one hand it is seen as a great acclaim..

Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

Belfast and Aberdeen Hotels Performing Well

Belfast and Aberdeen are proving to be among the best areas in the UK for hotel property investment, as the rest of the country prepares for a post-summer lull...

Tuesday 13 Nov 2012

London Offers Considerable Real Estate Investment Opportunity

Real estate investment opportunities are abundant in the city of London, according to the Global Property Guide. Residential investors are well placed to capitalise on the current housing shortage...

Monday 12 Nov 2012

Crossrail to Push up Property Prices

Residential property prices along the £16 billion Crossrail route could appreciate by up to 25% over the next decade years, according to a study by property consultancy GVA...

Friday 09 Nov 2012

It's 2004 All Over Again in Miami Real Estate Market

When America crashed few markets suffered worse than Miami, with thousands of foreclosures every week and very few people buying, available stock was languishing on the market...

Friday 09 Nov 2012

Student Accommodation is Now Mainstream Investment Opportunity

Student accommodation has now emerged as a mainstream global investment category, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The market now presents a significant investment opportunity for developers and private operators alike...

Friday 09 Nov 2012

UK Housing Stuck in the Doldrums for the Foreseeable Future

UK house prices won't recover all they lost until 2019 (2031 if you strip out inflation) according to a new report by global estate agency Knight Frank, which would make it the slowest recovery ever witnessed by the UK housing market...

Thursday 08 Nov 2012

Buyers Looking for Luxury When Investing in Property

Buyers are now on the search for luxury when investing in property, according to new figures from Knight Frank. The Prime Global Cities Index for the third quarter of 2012 revealed that people are turning to high-end bricks and mortar...

Thursday 08 Nov 2012

Asian Property Markets Outperforming Despite Cooling Measures

The Asian property markets have been making the headlines for the wrong reasons more often than right lately, but even in the face of government cooling measures and continued economic uncertainty, we are still seeing rising prices...

Wednesday 07 Nov 2012

Deer Stalking Could Be Lucrative For Hoteliers

A Scottish hotel in a rural location could prove to be a lucrative investment opportunity, as more and more seek an authentic Highland experience...

Wednesday 07 Nov 2012

Offices Present Strong Investment Opportunity for 2013

Offices are proving to be attractive property investment opportunities, after performing well throughout 2012. The UK market has experienced a strong year, with property take-up across the country remaining buoyant...

Tuesday 06 Nov 2012