Month: June 2012

Dahi: Invest in Dubai

the palm

Recovery in the property market and reassurance from Dubai is encouraging for investors throughout the world. The chief of Dubai police is urging people to continue investing in Dubai, more specifically Indian businessmen. Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim addressed Indian businessmen living and working in the UAE on Wednesday assuring them that Dubai will continue… Read more »

UK property considered “a good buy”


Housing shortage is set to push up the prices of property in the UK. Former Bank of England policy maker Charles Goodhart has revealed his thoughts on the UK property market, saying now is an “excellent time” to buy a property in the UK because the country’s housing shortage will continue to push up prices…. Read more »

Recovery is evident in tourism and property investment in Dubai

Port Rashid, mike.stocker, Flickr

The amount of licenses being issued in the emirate has increased compared to last year. It was revealed last week Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport is expected to become the world’s largest passenger and cargo hub by 2027 but it appears that transportation to the UAE’s biggest tourist destination via the sea is expected to… Read more »

Halifax offer a refund on survey costs for failed sales

Halifax bank, Mtaylor848, Wikimedia Commons

Buyers could receive up to a £700 refund if they can prove the falling through of the sale was not their fault. Those on the property ladder could receive a refund on the cost of surveys and valuations if the sale of their house is not transacted as long as it is through no fault of their own… Read more »

Dubai tops MENA region in property market transparency

dubai marina night 2007

Dubai is market leader in terms of property across the region. Transparency levels in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) have improved over the past two years with Dubai coming out top, according to the Jones Lang LaSalle 2012 Global Real Estate Transparency Index. Dubai scored well due to its regulatory framework with… Read more »

Nationwide: Few signs of an economic rebound

nationwide, Betty Longbottom, Flickr

House prices have seen a dip on both a yearly and monthly basis. The current weak economy and ending of the stamp duty holiday in March are being blamed for a dip in house prices. Prices fell 1.5 percent in June on a year-on-year basis taking the average to £165,738 which indicates the biggest fall… Read more »

Buy-to-let investors are faring well in the current housing market

british street

The difficulty in getting on to the property ladder means that many Brits are opting to rent which is having a positive effect on investors rental returns. According to a recent Zoopla survey the cost of owning a home is cheaper than renting in 42 of 50 cities and towns in Britain. The survey has… Read more »

Investigation reveals international students are favoured by UK universities


International students are changing the demographics of UK universities and student property. An Investigation by the Daily Telegraph has suggested that international students get preferential treatment over UK domestic students. Undercover reporters found that students with impressive grades from the UK were being denied places at some universities in favour of higher fee-paying international students who… Read more »