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Overseas property laws in 2013

Overseas property laws in 2013

May 14, 2013 No Comments

It looks like investment in overseas property markets will continue to be cautious in 2013, as UK investors continue to grapple with the ongoing uncertainty in the Eurozone. Financial analysts believe that overseas property law changes are having an effect on demand for property in traditional strongholds like France and Spain – but don’t let […]

UKIP Steal the Show at Local Elections

UKIP Steal the Show at Local Elections

May 9, 2013 No Comments

Britain’s United Kingdom Independence Party have long been regarded as a fringe movement. The leaders of the major political parties have tended to dismiss UKIP, with veteran Tory Ken Clarke branding the party ‘a collection of clowns’ on the eve of the by-elections, and the emergent party has been accused of harbouring closet racists within […]

Homeowner Numbers at Their Lowest for 30 Years

Homeowner Numbers at Their Lowest for 30 Years

April 23, 2013 No Comments

The proportion of British people who own their own homes has slumped to its lowest level since the mid-1980s. According to a study from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the proportion of homeowners has fallen for the first time in almost a century. The change has been caused by a cocktail of high house […]

World’s Top Ten Ghost Towns

World’s Top Ten Ghost Towns

April 10, 2013 No Comments

The world is increasingly populated, and we’re more used to seeing towns filling up and growing as populations rise, or people are attracted to the jobs and vibrancy of the big city. But there are towns where the opposite is true. These ghost town are home to almost no-one, though a few tough sticklers often […]

Female Graduates Paid Less But Could Be Building Cities

Female Graduates Paid Less But Could Be Building Cities

March 19, 2013 No Comments

The pay gap between men and women has been explained away as a result of less cumulative experience, because women more usually take maternity leave, sometimes several times. But it’s hard to put the gap between men and women immediately after graduation down to anything but sexism on the part of employers. Data released by […]

The Top Five Celebrity Home Sales of 2012

The Top Five Celebrity Home Sales of 2012

February 25, 2013 No Comments

The figures are in from last year now, and the final quarter is being dissected six ways from Sunday by experts who want to discover future trends and foresee the direction of the market. But other figures are in too. We can reveal, for instance, the top five celebrity mansions to hit 2012’s real estate […]

British House Prices on the Rise

British House Prices on the Rise

February 14, 2013 No Comments

British house prices rose last month for the fourth successive month, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Of the surveyors they questioned, 15% more said prices rose last month, continuing a four-month trend. The report went on to forecast that sales would continue to rise through Spring but that prices were likely […]

Number of Unsold Homes in Spain Continues to Increase

Number of Unsold Homes in Spain Continues to Increase

January 22, 2013 No Comments

The Spanish real estate market was at its best in 2004, but an industry-wide collapse four years later resulted in over a million unsold houses that were newly constructed. Home prices in Spain have fallen steadily ever since, by five to ten per cent each year. Jones Lang LaSalle published a report in November last […]

Significant Discounts on Spanish Repossessed Properties

Significant Discounts on Spanish Repossessed Properties

December 28, 2012 No Comments

Fitch, one of the best ratings companies has disclosed that repossessed real estate assets in Spain are selling at amounts much lower than their initial valuations made at the start of 2012. Property values across the country are down over thirty per cent and buyers are taking advantage of discounted prices as banks are desperate […]

Allocations of REIT Gaining Momentum in Europe

Allocations of REIT Gaining Momentum in Europe

December 5, 2012 No Comments

The CEO of EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association), Philip Charls spoke exclusively to reporters at the 2012 REITWorld – the annual convention of NAREIT (National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts) for all real estate assets in Europe. Founded just before the turn of the millennium, EPRA offers a platform for the listed property […]

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Q1 Property Report Poland Leads CEE Investment Transactions

The JLL report for the first quarter of 2014 revealed that Poland showed the highest sales transaction volumes in...