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US House Prices in First Annual Rise Since Tax-Credit Boost

Home prices in 20 US cities have risen on a year on year basis for the first time since 2010, when the government tax credit gave the market a temporary respite...

Friday 31 Aug 2012

Commercial Development ''Will Be Constrained for 5 Years''

The most recent construction output index published by Glenigan revealed non-residential building work in the UK was down by three per cent in July, compared to the same month a year earlier...

Friday 31 Aug 2012

Investment in US Property Drops, Now the Market Has Bottomed

According to the Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance HousingPulse Tracking Survey, investors were responsible for 21.9 per cent of house sales in America in July...

Thursday 30 Aug 2012

US Commercial Property Recovery ''Slowing Down''

Poor jobs creation and limited access to financing have resulted in the recovery of US commercial real estate slowing down. This is the finding of a new report published by the National Association of Realtors...

Thursday 30 Aug 2012

UK Housing Market Goes from Bad to Worse

The UK housing market is getting worse instead of better according to the latest release of the well respected Hometrack index...

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

Outlook Positive for Prime Central London Property

The prime central London real estate market is expected to perform well over the next six months, with interest from overseas buyers helping contribute to the anticipated 3.2 per cent price growth in 2012...

Wednesday 29 Aug 2012

US Property Market Continues to Power Upwards

According to the National Association of Realtors sales of existing homes grew by 2.3% on the month in July and were 10.4% higher than July 2011 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.47 million units...

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012

Foreign Demand ''Supporting UK Property Investment''

Demand from overseas buyers propped up the UK's real estate investment market in July, according to a new report from Colliers International. The firm noted that, with bank lending still very tight, private equity is the most popular form of finance...

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012

Investment in PRS ''Must Be Encouraged''

The government needs to encourage investment in the private rented sector (PRS) if it is to meet the housing requirements of the UK's population. This is the opinion of Sir Adrian Montague...

Tuesday 28 Aug 2012

Chinese House Prices Officially Rise – Intervention Imminent?

After several months of sporadic reports indicating that Chinese property prices may be going back up, and intense debate over how the government would react...

Thursday 23 Aug 2012

Positive Outlook for US Retail Real Estate

Things are looking up for retail real estate assets in the US, as consumer spending growth has helped boost the sector. Jones Lang LaSalle revealed several factors combined to bring greater stability...

Thursday 23 Aug 2012

Central London ''Skewing UK Commercial Property Figures''

The strong performance of commercial property in central London means that, when the UK's real estate sector is looked at as a whole, it appears to be strong. However, data published recently...

Wednesday 22 Aug 2012

Building Permits Hit 4 Yr High as US Housing Recovery Continues

The latest news shows that the number of building applications rose to a four year high in July, as builders took out 812000 building permits, more than at any point since August 2008. This is well above...

Monday 20 Aug 2012

London Commercial Property ''Will Continue to Attract Investors''

The appeal of commercial real estate investments in London is unlikely to be diminished in the short to medium term, according to new research...

Monday 20 Aug 2012

UK Property Market Still Lopsided and Uneven

The UK property market remains one of the most lopsided and dilapidated safe-havens in the world. That is, London is a safe-haven and it sits atop the high side of the lopsided market...

Friday 17 Aug 2012

West End Offices ''Outperforming Rest of UK''

The office sector in London's West End is consistently posting growth while much of the rest of the UK's commercial property sector stalls, according to the latest monthly index from IPD...

Thursday 16 Aug 2012

Ikea Announces Plans to Build at Least 100 European Hotels

The household name household goods store IKEA has announced plans to build and develop around 100 budget hotels across Europe as part of its current push into the property market...

Wednesday 15 Aug 2012

Global Office Market ''Improves Marginally in Q2''

Office markets around the world displayed some signs of marginal improvement during the second quarter of the year, but were relatively flat over the course of the first six months of 2012...

Wednesday 15 Aug 2012

Bank of Ireland Says Property Market has Bottomed in Interim Results

The Irish property market has bottomed out. This is not some seemingly crack-pot prediction from a commentator, but the assertion of Richie Boucher, head of Bank of Ireland...

Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

Rents Up for UK Residential Properties

Tenants renting UK housing have experienced rental increases in the past year, according to new figures published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

Tuesday 14 Aug 2012

Chinese Government Considers New Curbs as Property Market Recovers

The Chinese housing market is about one of the most interesting places in the world to watch right now. According to the consensus of recent reports, sales and prices have risen considerably in the last couple of months, but...

Monday 13 Aug 2012

Global Property Investment ''Starting to Recover''

There was a modest improvement in the volume of capital invested into global real estate markets during the second quarter of this year...

Monday 13 Aug 2012

UK Student Housing Investment Doubles

Almost £800 million was invested in UK student housing in the first half of this year, more than double the £375 million invested during the same period of 2011...

Friday 10 Aug 2012

Second-Hand Assets ''Dominate UK Logistics Market''

The vast majority of logistics properties available in the UK are second-hand units, despite the growing trend of design-and-build projects...

Friday 10 Aug 2012

Chinese Buyers Become Dominant in US, but Investment not Main Driver

Some 55% of properties purchased by foreigners in America are now purchased by Chinese buyers according to a new report. The data shows that Chinese buyers invested a whopping $9 billion dollars...

Thursday 09 Aug 2012

Investment in UK Student Housing Rises

The amount of money ploughed into the UK's student housing sector in the first half of 2012 is more than double the volume recorded in the same period last year...

Thursday 09 Aug 2012

Global Real Estate Recovery Wounded but Lives On

The recovery in the global real estate market is slowing after a surge forward in 2011 according to the latest release of Jones Lang La Salle's Global Market Perspectives report...

Wednesday 08 Aug 2012

European Commercial Property Capital Values Fall

The value of commercial real estate assets in Europe has fallen by 0.9 per cent overall in the second quarter of this year, compared to the first three months of 2012...

Wednesday 08 Aug 2012

Central London House Prices Rise in July

House prices in central London continued to climb last month, although at a slower rate than they have previously. New data from Knight Frank revealed the value of properties in the capital increased...

Tuesday 07 Aug 2012

Weakening Noted in Global Commercial Property Markets

Although a few countries - most notably Canada, Thailand and China - had a strong second quarter of the year, there was a general weakening in sentiment across the majority of the commercial real estate markets...

Monday 06 Aug 2012