Month: January 2017

2017. The year to invest in Dubai property?

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2017 sees a strong start for the Dubai real estate market in light of increased investor interest. Summary Increased investment interest from China, India and Saudi Arabia saw Dubai real estate sales achieve a high of AED12billion in the first two weeks of 2017 Experts attribute this sales increase to a number of factors, including… Read more »

Your 2017 Property & Investment Calendar

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Add key political and economic dates to your diary to ensure you can prepare your investment portfolio for any uncertainty and volatility over the next 12 months. There’s arguably never been a more critical year for the global investor community since the 2008 recession. In the past 12 months, markets have fluctuated wildly following a… Read more »

Manchester property in 2016: Prices up 15% and rents up 11%

Manchester property in 2016: Prices up 15% and rents up 11%

Residential construction levels in Manchester are peaking, as one of the country’s weakest levels of supply continues to drive returns for investors. Summary: Investors in Manchester saw significant yield and capital growth in 2016 JLL reports that property prices rose by 15% and rents by 11%, as a rising population competes for dwindling levels of… Read more »

London property. Does the bubble burst in 2017?

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The London property market could be about to crash after an extended period of price inflation.   Summary London property prices rose by 23% between 2013 and 2016 Leading economists now predict the London property market is heading for a crash after a period of unsustainable house price growth Experts expect investors to gravitate towards… Read more »

Hong Kong property sales fall by almost 50%

Hong Kong property sales fall by almost 50%

A new stamp duty tax rate of 15% has significantly hit Hong Kong’s property market activity, with sales falling by almost half in just one month. Summary: Appetite for Hong Property has fallen dramatically following an increase in stamp duty tax in November 2016 Month-on-month sales fell by 47% as usually popular new-build developments across… Read more »

UK property supply: England needs 174,000 new homes a year

UK property supply: England needs 174,000 new homes a year

New research underlines how the UK property market is underpinned by a significant supply to demand imbalance. Summary: England needs to build an additional 174,000 new homes each year in order to meet demand and achieve local and national government targets A sustained rise in demand for accommodation has “grown faster than supply” in recent… Read more »

Brexit. An opportunity to improve the shape of the UK real estate industry?

Brexit. An opportunity to improve the shape of the UK real estate industry?

The Property Industry Alliance is urging the government to capitalise on the opportunities Brexit presents to the UK property industry. Summary Property Industry Alliance urges the UK to focus on the positive opportunities Brexit presents Foreign investors account for 28% or £135 billion of UK commercial real estate investments. The PIA has urged that this… Read more »