Month: July 2012

House prices in the USA have experienced an increase

Positivity in the US market comes as good news for the rest of the world. Recent reports have conveyed that demand for housing in the USA is strong despite the weakened economy worldwide. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) have released figures stating that although pending house sales dropped from May to June by 1.4… Read more »

How to Best Prepare your House for Sale

housing market

Handy hints and tips for preparing your property for sale. The housing market has started to show signs of recovery in a number of countries despite the fact that the global economy is far from perfect. As house prices have slowly started to creep back up and more people have started to put their houses… Read more »

Action needs to be take to boost private rental housing supply

The research suggests that the lack of supply has increased since the end of last year. Research has shown that the current supply of housing in the private rental sector does not meet the demand required. The Association of Residential Lettings Agents (ARLA) has called for ‘urgent action’ to boost the supply available in the… Read more »

Completed construction projects will increase in the GCC this year

The UAE is a key player in the increase, accounting for almost half of the share of the construction market. A study has suggested that the value of completed construction projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will increase by 71 percent. According to research by Ventures ME (Middle East) the value of the completed… Read more »

Property options during the 2012 Olympics

When the Olympics descend on London in July 2012, an estimated 300,000 visitors will head to the nation’s capital to partake in some way in the sporting spectacle. Since many of these people will be from outside London, whether from abroad or from other parts of the UK, there isn’t going to be enough accommodation… Read more »

Buy-to-let investors hope to increase their portfolios

A survey has shown that the majority described demand for buy-to-let as either stable or strong. A survey has revealed that more and more landlords are opting to invest on a buy-to-let basis with the hope of increasing the size of their property portfolios. The Paragon Mortgages FACT survey states that there has been an increase… Read more »

Report shows increase in Dubai property prices

The Knight Frank report highlights increases on a quarterly, yearly and monthly basis. Data has revealed that house prices in Dubai increased by almost two percent on a quarterly basis this year. The data from the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index states that the price of homes in the emirate grew by 1.8 percent… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah sees an improvement in visitor numbers

Expectations that visitor numbers and hotel room numbers will grow are furthered by the visitor number increase. Tourism in Ras Al Khaimah saw a boost for the first five months of the year according to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA). The number of people visiting the emirate was recorded at 523,568 which… Read more »