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US Mortgage Performance Improving

The latest US National Delinquency Survey by the Mortgage Bankers Association shows that the delinquency rate on mortgages covering 1-4 residential properties fell to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.09% at the end of Q4 last year...

Thursday 28 Feb 2013

Prime Property is Going Underground

There was a time when the higher above ground a property, the more money it could fetch. Among the rich and famous, if it wasn't a penthouse, it wasn't worth having. However, it seems the tides are starting to turn slightly and now...

Thursday 28 Feb 2013

Is it Now Too Expensive to Rent in London?

London may be a safe haven for investors but for people needing to rent a property, living in the city is getting harder and harder. The average cost of renting a home in Greater London increased by 6.7 per cent over the past year...

Wednesday 27 Feb 2013

Prime Space Shortage to Bring Rising Rents in Dublin Office Sector

Positive news from the Dublin office market, as a new report from Savills predicts rising rents for landlords in the sector for the coming year. Rising and sustained demand for prime office space combined with continued lack of new space coming onto the market...

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013

Is Seaside Property the New 'Must-Have' for Investors?

Property investment is an ever changing industry and a new hot asset may soon be grabbing the attention of prospective buyers. For budding hoteliers, beach side rentals in prime locations are proving to be extremely lucrative - even in the UK...

Tuesday 26 Feb 2013

CML Report Shows Stability in Buy to Let Lending

Over 11 per cent of all mortgages in Britain last year went towards buy to let mortgages according to a new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The report shows that gross buy to let lending was £16.4 billion last year...

Monday 25 Feb 2013

Can Cheap Fixed Rate Mortgages have any Real Impact?

The market is currently awash with cheap fixed rate mortgages but with deposits continuing to be sky high, how much impact can they really have?...

Monday 25 Feb 2013

Thailand Hotels Making a Strong Comeback

The average revenue per available room in Thailand's hotels grew 15.4 percent to THB 2,232 in 2012 according to the latest data from STR Global. According to the report occupancy grew 10.0 percent to 69.2 percent and average daily rate (ADR) 4.9 percent to THB 3,226, both boosted by a 13.3% growth in returning demand levels...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

Student Accommodation Approved in Cambridge

The UK is continuing to increase its student accommodation stock, with a new development recently approved in Cambridge. The Liverpool property group Downing has won the planning permission for a 354 bedroom student accommodation project in the CB1 regeneration scheme in Station Road...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

Investors Enjoying Fun on the Farm

Property investors are making hay while the sun shines - often literally - in the farming sector, with new statics showing the price of rural land hit a record high in the second half of 2012...

Friday 22 Feb 2013

IHG Announces 13 New Hotels in India

International hotel chain InterContinental is to build 13 new hotels in India. The news has come of the current UK trade mission, in which IHG's Asia chief Jan Smits joined David Cameron to boost trade ties between the UK and India...

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013

San Francisco Prime Spot for US Hotel Investment

San Francisco hotels are proving to be prime investment properties in the US, with the city enjoying the greatest rate jump in 2012...

Wednesday 20 Feb 2013

UK House Prices at Record Highs?

Yesterday the Telegraph had a headline House Prices hit 'five year high' and you think wow. However, anyone who knows the industry and reads into the report finds out it is a load of sensationalist rubbish...

Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

Investing in Property is Money Saver

Property investment is now one of the main ways Britons can save money, according to research by Halifax. It has been revealed that choosing to put money in bricks and mortar could save the average renter...

Monday 18 Feb 2013

Florida Foreclosures Topping the Nation - Again

In the last year we have all seen a taste of how incredible the Florida recovery will be, but for those who think that Florida housing recovery can be put into the past tense, you should check foreclosure figures...

Monday 18 Feb 2013

Student Accommodation Continues to be Top Property Investment

Student accommodation is continuing to be one of the strongest property investment markets, with new projects given the go-ahead monthly. Sheffield is the latest city to be the target of developers...

Friday 15 Feb 2013

UK Commercial Activity Up but Growth Slows [Report]

According to a new report from leading real estate consultancy Savills commercial activity in the UK rose in January for the 5th straight month. Sounds great until the next bit of the report tells you that the growth was not only slight, but was the slowest pace of growth since the current period of growth began...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

Crumbling Home-Ownership Continues to Boost UK Buy to Let

According to the latest figures from LSL Property Services, the proportion of households who own their home has dropped to its lowest level since 1987 at 65.3%. Unsurprisingly the firm also reports that the rental sector continues to grow from strength to strength...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

What Does the Future Hold for London Hotels?

While many of us will have struggled to find a room in a good London hotel without breaking the bank, this may not be an accurate portrayal of the health of the sector...

Thursday 14 Feb 2013

US Hotel Construction Surges Ahead

A boom in the construction of multi-family housing fuelled the US housing recovery, so what now looks like a similar surge in hotel construction not only indicates confidence in the industry, but will fuel growth in it and the economy...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Are Brits The Only Ones Not Investing In London Property?

London is considered an international safe haven - a place where the wealthy from across the globe can invest their money. However, it seems that Britons are the only ones not willing to flash their cash in the capital, with the super rich preferring the US...

Wednesday 13 Feb 2013

Gap Between the Best and Rest Widening for Commercial Property

The gap between the best and the rest in the commercial property sector is widening, according to research from Legal & General. Although the industry looks set to enjoy greater returns in 2013...

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

Could Israel be the New Hot Spot for Hoteliers?

While it is tempting for budding hoteliers to look for a safe haven like London to invest money, those willing to take more of a risk should consider Israel, as it seems that it is turning into the new hot spot...

Tuesday 12 Feb 2013

New Report Shines Light on Economic Performance of UK Cities

The centre for cities has just released it cities outlook 2013 report and it is a goldmine of information, most of which is very useful to investors and potential investors...

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

HS2: Commercial Blessing or Residential Headache?

The HS2 high-speed railway has been heralded as vital to improving the UK economy, better linking the North to the South and preparing the country for the future. While the development will no doubt support business by opening up new commercial markets, for residential property, the impact of HS2 may not be as favourable.

Thursday 07 Feb 2013

What Makes the Perfect Residential Property Investment?

According to a new study by Banner Homes, people actually define the perfect house as being just two miles from a supermarket, ten miles from the coast and within walking distance from the pub - meaning that if you want to have tenants clamouring for your property, you need to focus on location, location, location...

Wednesday 06 Feb 2013

UK Suffering from Property Price Gulf

The UK is suffering from a property price gulf, with homes in London and the south worth GBP 330 billion more on average than properties in the rest of the country...

Tuesday 05 Feb 2013

US Commercial Real Estate Recovery Trudges On

The NPI, which is based on approximately $320 billion worth of institutional commercial real estate investments, found that the total return of commercial real estate investments in the US in Q4 was 2.54%...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

Commercial Investment in Asia Pacific to Grow

Commercial property investment across the Asia Pacific is set to grow this year, attracting buyers from around the globe. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, capital markets in the region will increase between ten and 15 per cent in 2013...

Monday 04 Feb 2013

Eastbourne Property Offers Good Investment Opportunities

It seems as though Eastbourne is the place to be for commercial property investment, according to an expert. Mike Reid, from the chartered surveyors and estate agents Reid + Dean, believes that the outlook for the market in the Sussex town is decidedly optimistic...

Monday 04 Feb 2013