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Key Speech At International Festival For Business

Vita Student Director Gives Key Speech At International Festival For Business

Giles Beswick, Director at leading student accommodation provider Vita Student has delivered a key speech as part of the Place Expo conference at the International Festival for Business (IFB) in Liverpool. IFB is the largest global concentration of business events during 2014. The 50-day festival runs across seven weeks in June and July and will… Read more »

British homes get smaller to meet property demand

British homes get smaller to meet property demand

A University of Cambridge study has revealed British homes are the smallest in Europe in terms of floor space yet demand for property remains strong Summary UK property is the smallest in Europe claims University of Cambridge Study UK home has 76sq m of floor space, compared to Denmark with 137sq m Location and local… Read more »

Dubai Investments Park property transactions rise in 2014

Dubai Investments Park property transactions rise in 2014

More than 1,000 transactions took place at Dubai Investment Park in the first three months of 2014, showing a rapid rise from 2013 figures Summary Dubai Investment Park reports surge in property transactions in January through March More than 1,000 transactions in first three months of 2014, compared to less than 3,000 in whole of… Read more »

ONS: House prices up 9.9% in year until April

ONS: House prices up 9.9% in year until April

Property prices increased by nearly 10% in 12 months until April 2014, according to the Office for National Statistics Summary House prices up 9.9% in 12 months until April 2014 Office for National Statistics’ House Price Index showcases 2% rise between March and April London prices up 18.7% annually, with capital a key driver of… Read more »

Fundamentals driving Dubai property market states DLD

Fundamentals driving Dubai property market states DLD

Director General of Dubai Land Department s puts real estate growth down to improving economy and not speculation Summary Dubai Land Department reports economic growth driving real estate transactions Director General Sultan Butti Bin Mejren calms fears of ‘property bubble’ Rise in number of developments providing more investment opportunities An improving economy is driving growth… Read more »

LSL: UK house prices up 8.5% annually

Interest rate stall: Time to diversify your investments?

UK house prices rose again in May, with properties increasing in value by £21,000 in the last year, according to LSL Property Services Summary Annual property prices 8.5% higher in May than a year previously – equivalent to £21,000 LSL Property Services show 0.9% rise between April and May 2014 Average UK house price now… Read more »

UAE set for development spree as Ramadan looms

UAE set for development spree as Ramadan looms

Large numbers of projects are being launched in Dubai ahead of Ramadan according to reports from the region Summary Build up to Islamic month of Ramadan sees increase in project launches Multi-billion dirham projects showcase strength of property market Growth in Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina promising for potential investors Projects totalling billions of dirhams… Read more »

Capital appreciation is driving landlord returns

Capital appreciation is driving landlord returns

Countrywide Monthly Lettings Index data reveals monthly rental increases and a prominent role for capital appreciation in landlord returns Summary Total landlord returns increase by 45% in 12 months until May 2014 Rents now account for 50% of 12.2% total returns, capital appreciation for other 50% Buy to let and rental options popular, especially in… Read more »