Month: March 2017

Chinese property market facing first downturn in three years

shutterstock_425561131

Chinese property investors are looking overseas as the government restricts funding and the market enters its first downturn since 2014 Summary China’s property market has entered its first economic downturn in three years, with experts predicting a year of single digit price decline Beijing is restricting funding for property developers, in an effort to cool… Read more »

GCC investor appetite for Dubai property continues to grow

GCC investor appetite for Dubai property continues to grow

After a strong start to 2017, the Dubai property market looks set to see continued interest from GCC investors. Summary Major economic developments continue to build GCC investor interest in Dubai property $8bn worth of transactions were made in the Dubai property market at the beginning of 2017 Experts predict a positive year ahead for… Read more »

Demand for UK property funds surges on “buoyant” market

Demand for UK property funds surges on "buoyant" market

After some paused trading post-Brexit, demand for British property funds is now surging once more, with real estate presenting a “real opportunity”. Summary: New research shows rising investor demand for UK property funds After several large funds paused trading following June’s vote for Brexit, concerns have eased as investors identify the “real opportunity” to invest… Read more »

Dubai property: Chinese investor’s appetite for assets on the rise

shutterstock_240262864 (1)

The Dubai Land Department has announced their participation at the Dubai property show in Shanghai, as Chinese demand for Dubai property continues to rise. Summary Increased interest in property investment has seen Chinese nationals contribute AED10 billion to Dubai’s economy over the past four years The Dubai Land Department has announced their participation at the… Read more »

Singapore property prices could still drop 5% over next 2 years

Singapore property prices could still drop 5% over next 2 years

Despite small amendments to property measures, rating agency Fitch still forecasts that values will drop amid rising interest rates and oversupply.   Summary: Property prices in Singapore are “likely” to fall as much as 5% over the next two years Small reforms to government-imposed property measures are unlikely to improve performance in the short and… Read more »

UK property: Prices set to hit all-time high

Housing

The strength of the UK’s real estate sector amid global economic uncertainty is further underlined, with average prices on course to hit a new all-time high Summary Average property prices in England and Wales are on track to reach a new record high Price growth is being driven primarily by the key regions as homebuyers… Read more »

UK property the no.1 safe-haven choice for Chinese investors

UK property the no.1 safe-haven choice for Chinese investors

Brexit described as “first world problem”, as Chinese buyers and institutions continue to pour money into Britain’s real estate sector.   Summary: Chinese property investors are forecast to continue spending heavily in the UK, attracted by its status as a safe-haven location 44% of the value of property deals announced between 2012 and the end… Read more »

£1.9bn spent on regional UK property by GCC & Asian buyers in 2016

£1.9bn spent on regional UK property by GCC & Asian buyers in 2016

New research reveals that international buyers doubled their spend on regional UK property last year, with more non-London investment expected. Summary: Middle and Far Eastern investors continue to spend heavily on UK real estate, particularly in key investment cities outside of London Savills estimates that £1.9bn was spent on regional UK property, almost doubling the… Read more »