Month: October 2011

Spain – the 2nd best place to live in Europe

According to the latest uSwitch Quality of Life Index, Spain is one of the leading places to live in Europe. The Index measures a wide range of factors such as NET income, VAT, the costs of essential goods such as fuel, food and energy bills and lifestyle elements like hours of sunshine, days holiday, work… Read more »

Tourism to Spain increases by 8%

Results from a new tourism survey conducted by Frontur, part of the Spanish Institute for Tourism Studies has found 2011 to be a record breaking year for Spain. In the 9 months between January and September, the country has welcomed 45.8 million tourists which represents an 8% increase compared to the same period last year…. Read more »

Egypt re-builds with Qatari property investment

As confidence returns to Egypt, large investment groups have thrown their weight behind the country’s recovery. One such organisation is Qatari Diar, the real-estate arm of Qatar’s sovereign-wealth fund who has announced planned investment of $543.8 million into Egypt’s property market. The Bloomberg news network reported how the investment will be split between projects in… Read more »

Turkey – the world’s leading property hot-spot 2011

Turkey has established itself as the world’s most popular property hotspot marked by over $1.3 billion worth of foreign investment in 2010. Through-out 2011 investors have been flocking to the country which now consistently offers excellent returns for its property owners thanks to its thriving economy and booming tourism industry. Turkey’s economic growth of 11%… Read more »

Portugal property outlook positive

The outlook for Portugal’s property market is becoming increasingly positive as analysis shows that investor sentiment is on the rise. This is according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who recently conducted a survey that highlighted an improvement in activity and general attitudes of investors towards property in Portugal. Reports from industry experts of… Read more »

Spanish property price growth caused by multiple factors

Several reports emerging from Spain are indicating the worst is now over for the country’s recovering property market. Following a record breaking summer in terms of tourism numbers, Spain is now experiencing property price growth. While some areas are performing much stronger than others, Kyero, a major Spanish property portal has revealed the national average… Read more »

Open Day in Botanica, Dubai Marina

Botanica Open Day, Dubai Marina – Thursday 13th Oct 11am-3pm 2% DEVELOPER PRICE INCREASE AT THE END OF THE DAY – DONT MISS OUT Select Property Botanica’s exclusive sales agent is proud to invite you to our Botanica house open day. 27th floor sky garden, the best finishes on the Marina. Exclusive New Sky Garden… Read more »

Murcia – a hive of investment

Murcia, Spain, has come to the forefront of investors’ minds ahead of the highly anticipated Arab Investment Forum due to be held in the region this month. The forum will welcome prestigious representatives and business leaders from several Arab nations including Qatar and Saudi Arabia to meet with Murcia’s local officials and heads of industry…. Read more »