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Spanish property price crash could end in 2014, says bank

Wednesday 11th December 2013

Deutshe Bank is the latest in a growing number of organisations to suggest that the Spanish property market could be edging closer to finally bottoming out...

Spanish property market has finally bottomed out – CBRE

Wednesday 4th December 2013

The residential property market in Spain appears to have finally reached the bottom of the downturn and now looks to be ripe for investment, according to the head of CBRE in Spain...

Growing demand for holiday homes in Europe

Monday 2nd December 2013

With the UK housing market and wider economy on the mend, demand from Britons looking to buy holiday homes in Europe is growing, a new report shows...

Hotel in Cork sells for £6.6m

Monday 2nd December 2013

A four-star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa in Cork, Ireland, has been sold to iNua Hospitality for a sum in region of €8m (£6...

Developer announces plans for new ski apartments in France

Thursday 28th November 2013

French property developer MGM, which is actively looking for new locations in which to provide holiday homes in France of the type demanded by twenty-first century skiers, has announced plans to build new homes in the Alopine resort of Les DeuxAlpes, located a one-hour drive from Grenoble Airport in the Isère département of the country...

Portuguese property prices rise marginally

Thursday 28th November 2013

The average price of a residential property in Portugal appreciated by 0.5% in October compared to the previous month, according to the latest data released by National Institute of Statistics...

Portuguese properties offered with 100% finance

Thursday 21st November 2013

Crystal Investment and Real Estate is currently offering a selection of apartments for sale in an apart-hotel investment in Portimao on the Algarve, Portugal...

Spanish royal's property seized in corruption case

Thursday 14th November 2013

The Spanish king’s son-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma, has had his belongings, including his properties in Spain, impounded amid a corruption scandal that has brought shame on the royal family...

Development starts on new French ski homes

Thursday 14th November 2013

Building work has started on a new résidence de tourisme in Valmorel, a French Alpine pedestrianised village which is popular for year-round family holidays...

French property prices fall 1.1%

Monday 11th November 2013

Residential property prices in France declined by 1.1% in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, with further price falls anticipated, according to the latest data from  Notaires...

British retirees snap up homes in Crete

Monday 11th November 2013

A growing number of Britons seeking to retire overseas are taking advantage of the weak Greek housing market and a strengthening sterling-euro exchange rate by acquiring good value for money homes in the Greek island of Crete, according to residential development firm Snobby Homes...

Spanish property prices set to fall further, says expert

Thursday 7th November 2013

Stringent mortgage lending conditions and a growing inventory of Spanish properties for sale means that real estate values in the country, which have plummeted in recent years, will almost certainly fall further in the coming months, according to a leading Spanish property expert...

German auction to feature over €100m worth of properties

Monday 4th November 2013

Auction.com, the US online property firm, will conduct two sales events in Germany next month which will consist of 46 assets collectively valued at in excess of €100m (£85m)...

Tony Blair's Balkans support could boost investor confidence

Thursday 31st October 2013

Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister, is advising Albania on how best to attract foreign investment, promote tourism and integrate with the EU...

High tourism levels could fuel demand for homes in Europe

Sunday 27th October 2013

Demand for primary and second homes across Europe could rise on the back of a high in the number of tourists vising the country, according to Richard Way, Editor at The Overseas Guides Company...

Limassol Marina puts Cyprus on the yachting map

Sunday 27th October 2013

The Limassol Marina has made history as the first full service marina in Cyprus to welcome and accommodate superyachts...

Buyers snap up new build homes in Algarve

Thursday 24th October 2013

Quinta do Lago has announced that 75% of plots released at San Lorenzo North in the Algarve, Portugal, have now been sold...

Portuguese property market shows signs of improving

Thursday 24th October 2013

There are growing signs that the Portuguese property market is showing signs of recovery after commercial-property investment more than tripled in the first half of the year, according to Cushman & Wakefield Inc...

Cyprus property prices remain ‘stable’, says expert

Thursday 24th October 2013

Despite the economic woes in Cyprus, housing market conditions remain relatively healthy, with prices stable and lots of opportunities for the development of the Cypriot real estate market in tourism, according to the World President of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), Flavio Gonzaga Nunes...

Ronnie Wood buys holiday home in Barcelona

Sunday 13th October 2013

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has snapped up a new sought-after holiday home in Barcelona.  The musician has acquired the entire floor of a listed building in the centre of the city via Lucas Fox, the Spanish real estate agency...

Spanish property disposals pick up

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Spain's so-called ‘bad bank’ is about to embark on its biggest sale so far of Spanish land taken over from bailed-out lenders, amid growing signs that Spanish property market conditions are gradually improving, according to Reuters...

Spanish property scandal: sentences handed to officials

Sunday 6th October 2013

A number of people have been convicted by a Spanish court in a major corruption case centred on the resort of Marbella...

Ideal Property Show in Kent to include overseas bargains

Sunday 6th October 2013

A wide range of attractively priced properties in Portugal, Italy, Spain and Florida will be showcased at the Ideal Property Show in Kent this month, giving the British public access to discounted overseas homes and the chance to discuss their buying requirements with experts...

Developer to focus on building buy-to-let homes in France

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

The growing popularity of year-round short breaks and long weekends in the French Alps has prompted the region’s biggest developer of residential properties to introduce greater flexibility in the way the leaseback apartments it sells are let to maximise rental incomes...

Buyers urged to consider 'affordable' villas in Costa Blanca

Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Bargain hunters looking to acquire a home in Spain should turn their attentions to buying property in the Costa Blanca, where there is plenty of good value for money dwellings available, according to estate agency HomeEspaña...

MGM to build new ski apartments in France

Thursday 26th September 2013

French property developer MGM is about to start work on the construction of a new mountain-side development at Le Roc des Tours comprising 120 apartments overlooking the ski slopes...

Demand grows for new build homes in Spain

Monday 23rd September 2013

New build homes in Spain are growing increasingly popular with homebuyers, according to Spanish house builder Taylor Wimpey España...

Madrid property prices down 60% from the peak

Tuesday 17th September 2013

Resale property prices in the Spanish capital have fallen by 60% since the market peak of 2007, the latest report from Tecnocasa, a franchised chain of estate agents, shows...

Cheap finance fuels demand for homes in Czech Republic

Thursday 12th September 2013

The has been a sharp rise in the number of people actively looking to acquire property in Czech Republic following the Czech National Bank’s decision to cut interest rates to close to 0%...

Portugal property market conditions starting to stabilise

Tuesday 10th September 2013

The residential property market across parts of Portugal is showing increasing signs of improving, with sales and prices in key locations now levelling out, according to the property index from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Confidencial Imobiliário...

Greek property prices fall 11.6% y-o-y

Thursday 5th September 2013

Property prices in Greece fell by 11.6% in the second quarter compared to the same period in 2012, the latest data from the Bank of Greece shows...

HomeEspaña launches new key-ready homes in Costa Blanca

Monday 2nd September 2013

Estate agency HomeEspaña has launched a selection of brand new homes available to buyers in prime spots in the Costa Blanca, following a successful sales campaign at its first new-build project in Cabo Roig...

Spanish property buyers seek major discounts

Tuesday 27th August 2013

With the Spanish property market still on its knees, most home-hunters understandably expect to negotiate on the asking before agreeing to acquire a home in Spain, fresh research shows...

Spanish property prices continue to fall

Wednesday 21st August 2013

Residential property prices in Spain fell by 13.3% in the year to June on the back of a 26.9% fall in Spanish property sales, according to the latest quarterly figures from Spain’s Council of Notaries...

Spanish commercial property market conditions improve

Monday 19th August 2013

The first half of 2013 brought encouraging signs of improved confidence in Spain’s commercial property sector, according to Knight Frank’s inaugural Spain Commercial Property Market Review, released today...

Portugal property prices rise

Thursday 15th August 2013

The average monthly bank evaluation of property in Portugal increased by 1.8% or €18sqm (£15) to stand at €1,014sqm (£864sqm) at the end of June, according to the latest data from the National Institute of Statistics...

Property investor demand hots up in Ireland

Wednesday 14th August 2013

There are growing signs that more investors are no longer sitting on the fence and are now looking to acquire heavily discounted Irish properties, suggesting that market conditions are improving...

Brits face 'unpayable' loans after buying property in Cyprus

Tuesday 13th August 2013

The first provisional trial dates have been set for UK buyers of property in Cyprus who were missold Swiss Franc mortgages, were ‘misled’ by their solicitors and are now facing demands for huge mortgage payments, threats of UK litigation and the very real chance of losing their UK homes...

MGM release furnished homes in France for sale

Tuesday 6th August 2013

The two former show homes in MGM’s recently-completed residential development, Les Chardons Argentésin Samoëns, which form part of a three-storey chalet of just 11 apartments, have been put up for sale...

Turnover in German investment market set to outperform 2012

Tuesday 6th August 2013

Savills forecasts that total turnover in the German commercial real estate market could reach the €30bn mark in 2013, significantly surpassing the 2012 volume of approximately €25...

The Luxury Property Show returns to London

Tuesday 6th August 2013

The Luxury Property Show, a unique opportunity to view and buy some of the world’s most lavish and unique properties from around the world, will return to London later this year, it has been confirmed...

Plans approved for France's first gay retirement village

Monday 29th July 2013

Planning consent has been awarded for The Villages Group to construct the first ever gay retirement village in France...

British couple enjoy a better life living in Cyprus

Thursday 25th July 2013

Expats John and Claire Walters were waiting to move into their new home in Cyprus when the banking crisis hit in March, but proof that many expats have been unaffected by the island’s economic problems, the couple are now happily settled into their bungalow and loving life on Aphrodite’s Isle...

Barcelona`s international appeal continues to grow

Thursday 25th July 2013

Barcelona-based real estate company Lucas Fox has registered a doubling in demand for luxury hotel conversions and off-plan commercial projects in the first six months of 2013 as Barcelona`s international appeal continues to strengthen...

European student housing appeals to investors

Tuesday 16th July 2013

A supply-demand imbalance and strong yields makes the European student accommodation market an attractive real estate investment option, but investor decisions should be made on a city by city basis and not at a national level, according to international real estate advisor, Savills, in its first pan-European report on the sector...

Cancelled Dublin property auction set to go ahead

Tuesday 16th July 2013

A Dublin property auction which was abandoned for safety reasons early this month amid protests and insults, including shouts of 'Black and Tan b*****ds', will still go ahead at a later date, according to the auctioneers...

Overseas buyers targeting homes in Dordogne, says agent

Tuesday 16th July 2013

The Dordogne region remains the most popular area of France with overseas buyers and a safe area to invest, according to Home Hunts estate agents...

Irish property prices increase

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Residential property prices in Ireland rose by a modest 0.3% in May, suggesting that market conditions are gradually improving, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show...

High demand for holiday homes in France

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Demand for year-round holiday homes in one of the most scenic and traditional market towns in the French Alps means that all but ten of the 70 apartments built by MGM French Properties in Samoëns have been sold...

Government to sell thousands of discounted properties in Spain

Thursday 4th July 2013

Plans to sell around 15,000 state-owned Spanish properties, in a bid to raise hundreds of millions of pounds for the country’s flagging economy, have been approved by the nation’s cabinet...