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Irish Property Still Falling but Slower

The latest data on Irish house prices shows that the market is still falling, but it also shows that the rate of decline is slowing and possibly even shows that we may be seeing a bottom...

Monday 30 Apr 2012

Property Investors ''Must Evaluate and Adapt''

The changing face of the property market means investors need to continually alter their approach to their investment strategies...

Monday 30 Apr 2012

40pc of UK Home-Buyers Prepare for Prolonged Renting

A new survey by Money Supermarket has found that 8 million people in the UK are currently priced out of the housing market, with most first time buyers accepting the reality that they will be long-term renters while saving up a sufficient deposit...

Friday 27 Apr 2012

Investment Volumes in UK Property Fall

Less money was ploughed into the UK's property market in 2011 than in the previous year, with a new DTZ report revealing investment volumes were down by ten per cent...

Friday 27 Apr 2012

Lloyds to Sell Off Irish Loan Portfolio

Lloyds TSB is to auction off a whopping 360 million Euros worth Irish real estate loans, many of which are "impaired". Breaking news of the sale, sources told the press that first round bids were taken by the bank at the end of March...

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

US ''Driving Returns'' In Global Property Investment

The driving force behind the annual returns of 9.8 per cent realised on global real estate investment in 2011 is the recovery in the US markets...

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

Unlisted Property in the UK Stable but Returns Dwindling

Unlisted property funds in the UK returned just 0.7% in the first quarter according to the latest AREF/IPD UK Property Fund Index...

Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

Investment Activity in UK Shopping Centres Slides

The volume of shopping centre transactions completed in the UK during the first quarter of 2012 fell, compared to the same period in 2011...

Wednesday 25 Apr 2012

Sales of Public Property in Europe Doubled in 2011

According to new data from CB Richard Ellis European government's offloaded EUR 2.3 billion worth of publicly owned property in 2011, twice as much as 2010, but not the economies you'd immediately expect...

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

European Commercial Property Investment Falls in Q1

The amount of money invested in European commercial property markets fell by 31 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the final three months of 2011...

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

European Investment Volumes Fall Sharply from Highs of Last Year

In a recent report into first quarter commercial real estate activity, CB Richard Ellis recorded EUR 24 bn in European real estate transactions in Q1, down 31% quarter on quarter and down 18% compared to Q1 2011...

Monday 23 Apr 2012

Average UK Rents Increase

The average cost of renting a UK property increased by five per cent in March, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Monday 23 Apr 2012

Chinese House Prices Down on the Year, but Restrictions to Continue

Chinese house prices fell year on year for the first time since the government crack down began, which is a sign of the continued and deepening progress being made by the campaign to cool the market...

Friday 20 Apr 2012

UK Student Property Investment up 50% in 2011 Says CBRE

According to the latest report into the student property sector in the UK, it continues to perform very well indeed. According to the CBRE's quarterly market review of the sector (Q1 2012), £1.15 billion was invested in the sector in 2011...

Friday 20 Apr 2012

Negative Trends in UK Retail Market

Retail property in the UK has experienced a fall in tenant demand, as well as negative rental expectations. The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) UK Commercial Market Survey...

Friday 20 Apr 2012

Dubai Residential Property Has Bottomed Says JLLS

Jones Lang La Salle have become the latest prominent real estate company to put their weight behind the recovery in the Dubai property market...

Thursday 19 Apr 2012

London Remains Top Target for Hotel Investment

The UK was the most liquid hotel investment market in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region during the first quarter of this year, with assets in London accounting for the bulk of the activity...

Thursday 19 Apr 2012

Residential Property Investment in Germany Tipped to Grow

The residential market in Germany is predicted to go from strength to strength this year. In a new report, investment giant Savills predict that investment in residential property in Germany will grow from the 4.8 billion Euros...

Wednesday 18 Apr 2012

''Modest Changes'' Can Boost Institutional Investment in Housing

Alterations to current legislation could significantly improve the landscape for institutional investment in residential property in the UK...

Wednesday 18 Apr 2012

Returns on Central London Offices Improve

The return generated by central London offices increased to 0.6 per cent in March, rising from the 0.5 per cent recorded in February...

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

Global Real Estate Investment Down but Not Out Says JLLS

New data from Jones Lang La Salle seems to add weight that global real estate investment is slowing. According to the firm $75 billion was invested in commercial real estate in Q1 2012, which is a 23% contraction...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

US Vacancy Rates ''Flat or Declining''

The vacancy rates across all classes of US properties either remained stable or fell slightly during the first quarter of 2012...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

UK Property Investment ''Limited''

The level of transactions occurring in the UK's commercial real estate markets has been affected by the weak economy, lack of finance and investor uncertainty...

Monday 16 Apr 2012

US Rental Market Continues to Outperform

More good news for buy to let investors as leading US property portal Zillow reports the rental sector is continuing to outperform the rest of the market. In its real estate market report for February, Zillow records a 2% growth in median rents across the US...

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

Chinese Prices Continue to Fall, Having Intended Effect

The Chinese government's property curbs continue to have a worsening effect on property prices according to new data, which also shows that the effects are having their intended effect as well...

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

European Shopping Centre Development ''Stalls''

Fewer shopping centres in Europe were completed than had been expected last year. According to a new report from Cushman and Wakefield, there was very little difference between the figures recorded in 2010 and 2011...

Thursday 12 Apr 2012

Manhattan Office Sector Performing Strongly

Above expected employment growth is fuelling what could be called a mini-boom in the New York office sector, particularly in Manhattan...

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

Rental Values in London ''Stabilise''

The amount of money it costs to rent a residential property in London fell by 0.6 per cent during the first quarter of 2012, compared to the previous three-month period...

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

Small REITs Stacking Up as US Economy Improves

US investors have invested heavily in smaller real estate investment trusts in the last quarter, which indicates that the improving economy is increasing their appetite for risk...

Tuesday 10 Apr 2012

US Home Prices Rising Excluding Foreclosures

In the latest sign that the US housing market is indeed entering recovery proper, the latest data from Corelogic shows rising prices in the full price segment (excluding distressed and repossessed sales)...

Tuesday 10 Apr 2012