Month: October 2012

Increased overseas investment helps to boost Knight Frank’s revenues

The high-end property agent’s revenue boost has also allowed for the employment of new staff and the opening of new offices. In summary: Revenue increased by 8% The company’s revenue now totals £334 million Middle Eastern investors account for 15% of London real estate since 2010 There’s no secret about the fact that British investors… Read more »

Our guide to the best D.I.Y student shaves and manicures

Before you started university and were living at home for free there was probably a time when you could afford to pamper yourself whether it was with a mani, pedi or professional shave (as much as they hate to admit it, guys love to be pampered too). However, no that you’re a humble student you… Read more »

House prices for Dubai villas are now higher than they were in early 2008

The impressive sale prices further accentuate the fact that the Dubai property market is rapidly recovering from the financial crisis. In summary: Villa prices are 14% higher than they were in 2008 The price of villas have increased by 23% in the past 12 months House prices over the past year have risen by an… Read more »

Select Property and Vita head to Kuwait seminar

Vita is now seeing interest from Kuwaiti investors following recent successes in Singapore. Luxury student property specialists Vita Student have already seen an influx of interest from investors in South East Asia prompting the opening of an office in Singapore but the brand have also seen a surge in interest from investors in Kuwait. As… Read more »

InterContinental see potential in the UAE

The hotel group already have a number of hotels in the UAE but are set to open two further developments on the Al Marjan Island and Dubai Marina. In summary: A five-star hotel is due to open at the Bay Central development on Dubai Marina A Crowne Plaza is scheduled for 2015 on the Al… Read more »

Hamptons MENA: Dubai property transaction value rises by 106 percent

The number of transactions in the emirate has also increased highlighting the flourishing market. In summary: The value of property transactions rose by 106% The number of property transactions increased by 69% Demand outstrips supply with a seller to buyer ratio of 1:2 The Dubai property market is continuing to thrive and recent reports have… Read more »