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Renting and Sales Face Steady Demand in Londons Prime Properties

Renting and Sales Face Steady Demand in Londons Prime Properties

March 11, 2014 No Comments

Central London reported a steady resilient pace in its demand for renting and home sales, as per findings by Strutt & Parker, during this quarter. The report is based on surveys conducted across Kensington, Chelsea, Notting Hill, Fulham, Belgravia and Knightsbridge. It says the prime properties saw some of the highest values in sales transactions, […]

Could Buying Abroad be the Best Way to get on the Property Ladder

Could Buying Abroad be the Best Way to get on the Property Ladder

October 16, 2013 No Comments

For many first time buyers it’s becoming increasingly difficult to get on the UK property ladder. Huge deposits and soaring house prices mean strenuous financial demands that many first time buyers simply can’t afford. The best way to get yourself on the first rung could be to think outside the box, or rather outside the […]

2 Key factors in currency matters

2 Key factors in currency matters

June 5, 2013 No Comments

The currency markets are never boring. They can be wildly volatile, perverse, bizarre or frustratingly flat but they are definitely never boring. Of course they are much more exciting when the exchange rate is in your favour and your funds stretch that little bit further. Equally, they are totally frustrating when the rate moves in […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Ten Best US Cities to Buy Rental Property

The Ten Best US Cities to Buy Rental Property

April 4, 2013 No Comments

As real estate prices continue to recover across the United States, something else is happening as well.  Analogous with the situation in Europe and the UK, the US is developing a large urban population of renters and their demand for decent homes is strong.  So the challenge for buy-to-let landlords is to find cities or […]

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 […]

Can Miniaturisation Solve New York’s Housing Problem?

Can Miniaturisation Solve New York’s Housing Problem?

January 29, 2013 No Comments

The lack of space indoors in New York is proverbial.  So proverbial, in fact, that Mayor Michael Bloomberg was able to get plenty of political capital out of recounting just how cramped his old New York apartment was.  But his challenge to architects might still surprise some: could they design an apartment of no more […]

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 […]

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Spanish Property Sales Jump by 8.8%

Spain’s National Statistics Institute has released data showing that residential property sales surged 8.8% year-on-year in June of 2014....