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Government announces £53m housing spend

Government announces £53m housing spend

New housing deals will see the construction of an extra 7,000 homes, according to communities secretary Eric Pickles, as market remains strong Summary Government announced £53m deal for construction of more than 7,000 extra properties Communities secretary Eric Pickles makes announcement at Manchester housing conference More than £1bn set aside for projects in next five… Read more »

Dubai leading way towards smartest city status

Dubai leading way towards smartest city status

Emirate is at forefront of race towards smart city status, with technological improvements expected to attract people to the region Summary Dubai leading way towards becoming smartest city His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum launches initiative to help process Smart City market to be worth $1.26 trillion by 2019 Dubai is leading the… Read more »

Dubai second most popular destination for UK expats

Dubai second most popular destination for UK expats

Emirate a popular location for expats wishing to relocate as a result of infrastructure, business links and established foreign communities Summary 23% of professionals under 35 wanted to relocate to Dubai. Emirate behind Hong Kong (26%) but above popular expat destinations New York and Sydney Dubai’s infrastructure, business acumen and expat communities make it attractive… Read more »

PPP: Buy-to-let investments can bolster retirement incomes

PPP: Buy-to-let investments can bolster retirement incomes

Investing in additional property to let could boost retirement funds considerably according to study in to buy-to-let Summary Buy-to-let could boost annual retirement funds by nearly £20,000 Investment in property has potential to count for more than half of retirement income 35% of those aged 40-55+ on middle incomes consideirng buy-to-let options Buy-to-let investors can… Read more »

LSL Property Services: Average rents up 0.6% in May

LSL Property Services: Average rents up 0.6% in May

Rental increase in May amid rising house prices presents strong market for potential buy-to-let investors says LSL Property Services Summary Rents rise by 0.6% between April and May 2013 LSL Property Services’ Buy to Let Index shows annual buy to let rent increase of 1.1% Regional variation in rental prices with seven of ten regions… Read more »

Dubai Land Department issues English real estate legislation guide

Dubai Land Department issues English real estate legislation guide

Guidelines relating to property laws in the Emirate to be published in English for the very first time in bid to boost investment in Dubai Summary Real estate legislation guidelines published in English for the first time Dubai Land Department hopes move will encourage global investors The Dubai Land Department has published a new edition… Read more »

Dubai region’s most transparent real estate market

Dubai region’s most transparent real estate market

Dubai had the highest ranking for real estate market transparency of all Middle East and North African countries (MENA) according to Jones Lang LaSalle Summary Dubai ranks 49th of 102 real estate markers studied by Jones Lang LaSalle Emirate has highest score of all MENA countries in Global Real Estate Transparency Index 2014 Dubai scores… Read more »

UAE in top 25% of Global Peace Index

UAE in top 25% of Global Peace Index

The United Arab Emirates ranks in position 40 of 162 countries ranked in the Index for 2014, providing assurances for potential investors Summary UAE ranked in position 40 of 162 on World Peace Index for 2014 Ranked as third most peaceful area in region Conditions suggest long-term sustainability for those considering investment in the UAE… Read more »