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HSBC: Southampton Tops List for Highest Rental Yields

Research undertaken by HSBC shows that rental yields in the coastal city of Southampton increased from 7.82% in 2013 to 8.73% this year and now offers the best returns to landlords in the country....

Wednesday 28 May 2014

183% Increase in Spanish Property Sales Q1 2014

Spain has made it back onto the list of Europe's "Top Five" investment destinations for the first time since 2010....

Tuesday 27 May 2014

60% of China’s most Affluent Considering Emigration

Global management consultancy Bain & Company recently published a startling report indicating that the majority of China’s rising affluent classes are considering moving overseas....

Friday 23 May 2014

Pressure Mounts to Release Green Belt for New Homes

Sam Bowman, research director at the Adam Smith Institute recently stated that, "by rolling back the green belt by just one mile around London, we would have space for one million new homes"....

Wednesday 21 May 2014

UK - Unsustainable Mortgage Debt will lead to Recession

A new consumer credit report published by independent research company Verum Financial Research says that UK houses are currently overpriced by around 28%....

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Singapore Sees Modest Growth as GDP Exceeds Estimate

Singapore is set to see modest growth in 2014 as a tight labour market constrains some industries amidst improving global demand. Growth exceeded initial estimates last quarter with GDP increasing by 4.9% on the back of a surge in manufacturing output seen in March this year....

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Increasing Numbers of Mortgage Borrowers Face Lifetime of Debt

According to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), 20% of the 148,000 borrowers who took out a new mortgage in the first quarter of 2014 stretched out the mortgage term over 30 years....

Monday 19 May 2014

Bank of England Deadline for Decision on Housing Boom

Having seamlessly absolved themselves from responsibility, the government continue to ignore the lack of housing supply that is currently fuelling property prices, instead placing the onus for cooling the market firmly on Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England....

Friday 16 May 2014

Housing Charity Shelter Predicts Average House Prices of £900k by 2034

Although the government and the Bank of England seem to be taking a very laid-back attitude towards the UK's housing shortage, calls for action have become desperate pleas as experts predict the worst case scenario.....

Thursday 15 May 2014

Why Global Real Estate Investors are Flocking to Panama in 2014

A recent report published jointly by Candy & Candy, Savills World Research and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management has identified Panama City as being one of the favourite destinations for international property investors this year....

Thursday 15 May 2014

US Real Estate - A Cash Buyer’s Market

In February 2014, 35% of all offers on property were in cash which is up 30% on the same time last year according to US property experts RealtyTrac...

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Dubai Property Booms - Bubble Ruled Out by HSBC

According to Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Dubai property prices are set to return to their 2008 peak during 2014. 2013 saw price increases at a rate of 22%, sparking speculation that a property bubble was inevitable however, although prices will continue to rise throughout this year the pace will be slower and the results more sustainable.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Singapore Housing Market Registers a Slowdown in 2014

In 2009, Singapore's fiscal policymakers launched a campaign to rein in speculation in the property market as home prices kept rising with interest rates remaining low, raising concerns of a housing bubble.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Costa del Sol on Target for Record Year in Tourism

Easter 2014 saw Spain achieving visitor rates at the highest level for more than seven years as tourists flocked to experience the traditional Holy Week processions in one of the country's most popular holidays.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

China: Set to Become World’s Largest Economy - Does Size Matter?

The World Bank recently published a report that has sent a shockwave of speculation throughout the financial community.

Monday 12 May 2014

Help to Buy - Will Osborne Listen to the 3 Wise Men or Continue to Fudge the Issue?

Former Chancellors Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling and Nigel Lawson have added their significantly powerful voices to a call for Osborne to scale down Help to Buy...

Friday 09 May 2014

New Cold War Diverts Cash to UK Property Market

In response to targeted sanctions against Russians and pro-Russian Ukrainians, $51 billion has been siphoned out of the country in the first quarter of 2014...

Thursday 08 May 2014

Spain Surprises Eurozone as Economy Shows Signs of Rebound

After feeling the ravages of recession more than most other countries in Europe, Spain now appear to be emerging from the wreckage with significant strength, contrary to speculation from economists...

Wednesday 07 May 2014

UK Commercial Property - Top of the Asset Class

According to property experts Knight Frank, 2013 saw commercial property in the UK outperforming other investment types by a significant margin...

Tuesday 06 May 2014