Month: May 2016

Dubai’s biggest Indian property expo to attract 15,000 visitors

Dubai’s biggest Indian property expo to attract 15,000 visitors

As interest in Dubai’s real estate continues to rise as limited new builds in prime areas come to market, the emirate’s biggest Indian property expo looks set to attract thousands of visitors. Summary: Over 15,000 visitors will attend Dubai’s biggest Indian property expo in June Interest in the emirate’s property market has been stimulated by… Read more »

Will Hong Kong property prices plunge by a further 19%?

Will Hong Kong property prices plunge by a further 19%?

Economists believe the city’s real estate market will have to endure a fall more severe than during the global recession before cooling measures are lifted. Summary: Hong Kong property prices would have to dive another 19% before the government would consider lifting the market’s cooling measures Values have already dropped 13% since September and recently… Read more »

2-bed apartments ‘produce biggest property investment yields’

2-bed apartments 'produce biggest property investment yields' Both investors and tenants favour two-bedroom apartments over any other property type. Summary: Two-bedroom apartments are set to produce the highest property yields over the next 12 months Investors also believe apartments will offer higher capital growth than houses Generation Y tenants – a very influential segment of the private rented sector – prefer to... Read more »

Singaporean property investors turning to illegal short-term lets

Singaporean property investors turning to illegal short-term lets Many Singaporean investors feel they have no option other than illegal short-term lets, but are they correct? Summary: Singaporean property investors are struggling to achieve any sort of return from their assets Some investors are choosing to illegally let out property on a short-term basis Many more investors are opting to diversify into the strong... Read more »

UK property remains in short supply

UK property remains in short supply While demand from buyers and tenants increases, supply of British real estate continues to remain low, with investors achieve rising capital growth and yields. Summary: Property supply in the UK stagnated in April Stock levels rose by just 0.5%, following a 4% drop in March Investors continue to achieve high yields and rates of capital... Read more »

Property sentiment continues to grow across the UK

Property sentiment continues to grow across the UK

Supply is unable to keep up with demand in the UK property market, and a quarter of households believe the value of their home increased in May 2016. Summary: Over 25% of households in the UK believe that the value of their property increased in the month of May Fundamentals of the property market remain… Read more »

Rental costs rise across England at fastest rate since September

Rental costs rise across England at fastest rate since September

Property investment in England and Wales continues to outperform all other asset classes, with rental costs growing at the fastest rate since September 2015. Summary: Rental costs across England and Wales rose by 2.4% year-on-year to April, to reach an average of £793pcm Total annual returns reached 10.7%, an increase of 0.9% over the 12… Read more »

Direct foreign investment in Manchester reaches 10-year high

Direct foreign investment in Manchester reaches 10-year high 98 project deals were struck in the north-west in 2015, with the growth contributing to a 190% increase in new jobs across the region in just 12 months. Summary: Direct foreign investment levels in Manchester and the north-west are currently at a 10-year high The region is the fastest growing in the UK for international... Read more »