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Home sales in Dubai predicted to increase over the next five years

Thursday 27th April 2017

The United Arab Emirates is seeing significant changes in its property market, with more people than ever before looking to buy rather than rent...

Article 50: Far from the end for the Spanish Property Market

Thursday 27th April 2017

The rain in Spain may fall mainly on the plain, but the fallout from Brexit and Article 50 has been felt throughout the Spanish property market and has been felt most keenly in the places which have traditionally been popular with British property buyers...

Mixed forecasts for property in Bangkok

Friday 31st March 2017

The latest round of forecasts for the Bangkok property market is something of a mixed bag. While predictions are broadly positive and highlight strong fundamentals, there are also some potential pitfalls ahead for the Thai capital...

Is Dubai property on the verge of recovery?

Friday 31st March 2017

Dubai’s property market has been in decline for a while. While it does not compare to the notorious crash of 2008, the trend has definitely been downward...

Is now the right time to purchase Spanish property?

Friday 24th February 2017

Spain has been riding some tough economic times in recent years. The whole economy was hit hard while the property market suffered considerably – it was a testing time for the country but things are on the up again...

US housing market shows strong performance in 2016

Friday 24th February 2017

The U.S. housing market put in a strong performance over 2016, with a combination of high demand, low interest rates and low supply leading to widespread price rises...

Are investors likely to return to Cyprus in 2017?

Friday 3rd February 2017

The (in)famous bank account seizure of 2013 is still haunting the Cypriot economy. The property market is in the doldrums and is currently showing very little sign of recovery...

Spain steadies as property market begins to recover

Friday 3rd February 2017

Much has been written about the effect of the Brexit vote on the UK in general and on the property market in particular...

Spanish property prices continue to recover

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Spanish property has been making a steady and continuous recovery for a while now. The latest data from Spanish notaries has confirmed that this recovery is continuing at pace...

Why Cape Verde should be on your investment radar

Monday 31st October 2016

Cape Verde is known for its year-round sunshine, stunning coastline and easy access from the UK, making it a great place to invest...

The US housing market is going from strength to strength

Monday 31st October 2016

Despite the fact that the economy in the US has recovered at a pace that was slower than expected, the housing market is continuing to gather momentum...

Coastal markets lead Spanish property comeback

Monday 3rd October 2016

The Spanish property market is springing back from years of adversity, with buyers both domestic and international getting involved again in a big way...

Egyptian investors buying up domestic properties

Monday 3rd October 2016

The Egyptian economy as a whole is, bluntly, not in the finest fettle right now. Ever since the 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak, the country's economy has been in difficulty and so far the current government's commitment to revitalising the economy has not managed to achieve a full-blown recovery...

Why Turkish property is still an attractive prospect for Gulf investors

Thursday 8th September 2016

Regardless of the security problems in Turkey, it seems as though Gulf investors are keen to take advantage of the potential the country has to offer when it comes to property...

Is growth returning to the Dubai property market?

Thursday 8th September 2016

Dubai's property market has been suffering a correction of late, albeit a decidedly gentle one, yet has managed to remain essentially stable over the past year...

Property in Phuket: An opportunity?

Monday 1st August 2016

There is no denying that the situation in the once-prime property market of Phuket is not looking great at the moment...

Foreign investment results in improvement in Dubai property market

Monday 1st August 2016

After several years of bad performance, the property market in Dubai is starting to grow as a result of investment from foreign investors...

Asking prices for Spanish properties fall

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Sellers of properties in Spain are reducing the advertised value of properties, with asking prices in April down 0...

International property investors attracted to Istanbul

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Istanbul is a major cultural and financial centre, playing a role in both Europe and Asia, and is one of the most important cities in Turkey...

Cape Verde government boosts tourism to tempt more foreign investors

Friday 3rd June 2016

A Tourism and Investment Agency has been set up by the Cape Verde government which has been created to offer improved conditions in an attempt to lure in more investment from foreign investors...

Foreign property demand expected to rise by 6% in Turkey

Friday 1st April 2016

This year, sale of real estate property in Turkey is expected to rise by 6% according to one of the leading property bodies...

Investing in Thailand: Property for Visa Scheme

Friday 1st April 2016

Thailand has been one of Asia's most prominent property investment markets for several years now, offering strong demand from both local and expat tenants and boasting much lower prices than the likes of Hong Kong...

Why Italian property is still attractive in 2016

Monday 29th February 2016

It seems as though the economy in Italy is slowly recovering and the predictions state that the economy is likely to grow this year and next year with the central bank also feeling optimistic...

Turkish property on course for rapid growth

Monday 29th February 2016

Property experts are predicting that Turkey's property market will continue to grow and is in for a strong 2016, especially when it comes to international investment...

Why should you invest in property in the UAE in 2016?

Thursday 28th January 2016

If you are thinking of purchasing a property in the UAE but have concerns then take a look at the following reasons why now is the right time to purchase...

The Cape Verde property market is growing at an incredible rate

Thursday 28th January 2016

Cape Verde is fast becoming a property hotspot and the number of tourists visiting the country is growing year-on-year, between 2016 and 2025 the tourism sector is expected to grow by 5...

International buyers still active in Dubai's property market

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Dubai is in many ways a microcosm of the global economy, because it is so sensitive to the worldwide conditions that international trends tend to be followed quite closely in the emirate...

Improvement in sales and prices in Spain proven by figures

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

The number of properties sold and the sale price is increasing each year in Spain and with a range of new mortgage options available on the market and the number of mortgages being granted on the rise, there are strong signs of recovery in the property market in Spain following the economic crash...

Why the Dubai Property Market is undergoing a transition

Friday 4th December 2015

Following the crash of the mortgage market in the US in 2008, one of the worst recessions hit every corner of the earth and the Dubai market was at the forefront of the minds of many people...

A guide to Thai property investment

Friday 4th December 2015

Thai property has experienced something of a boom, but the biggest rush seems to have passed. Does this mean that it's no longer worth buying properties in this market? Not at all...

US property markets head deeper into 'buy territory'

Thursday 29th October 2015

According to a new report, published by a group of Florida academics, the property markets of the US are heading deeper and deeper into “buy” territory...

Why Turkish properties are increasingly a draw for Gulf buyers

Thursday 29th October 2015

Turkish residential property sales for August were up 6.5% compared to August of last year. One of the key factors behind this is an increase in foreign buyers choosing to purchase Turkish properties, particularly buyers in the Gulf Region...

Buying a property in Madrid: Essential tips for expats

Thursday 29th October 2015

Many expats who choose to buy a Spanish property go for a character-filled home on the coast. Others, though, go for the bustling city of Madrid, and buying a property there is quite a different matter...

Price of Dubai property falling faster than rental prices

Thursday 17th September 2015

Data from ReidIn shows that the cost of property in Dubai is decreasing at a quicker rate than rental costs...

Why Italy is becoming a popular investment destination with UAE investors

Thursday 17th September 2015

So why is Italy the ideal place to invest? The value of the Euro is declining with €1 being worth DH4...

Turkey attempts to attract international cash via property fund rules

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Turkey is looking to increase investment in its property market from overseas buyers by enabling the creation of funds that allow the investment in developments...

Where is the Dubai property market headed?

Thursday 3rd September 2015

The residential sector in Dubai is now experiencing a decline in residential rentals as witnessed during the second quarter of 2015 but the sales market has also experienced a downward motion when it comes to the value of transaction and volumes...

Why recovering Spanish market is attracting investors again

Friday 31st July 2015

Despite fears about what might happen to the Eurozone if Greece decides to head for the exit, international buyers are still taking interest in Spain's recovering property market...

Investment in Istanbul on the up in 2015

Friday 31st July 2015

Towards the end of 2014, Istanbul started to land on the radars of savvy investors. We are only half way through 2015 and the prediction that Istanbul would be an ‘up and coming’ investment city is certainly proving to be true...

Investors increasingly optimistic about Thai property

Tuesday 7th July 2015

Thai property has had its setbacks over the past couple of years, but on the whole has remained a strong and decidedly popular prospect among investors...

Why properties along the Dalmatian Riviera are attractive to overseas buyers

Thursday 2nd July 2015

By Adam and Alex Pinion, Pin & Pin   For more than three millennia, Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline has lured emperors, adventurers and nature-lovers to its shores; its spectacular sights and welcoming people making it a world-class destination...

Key Spanish property markets are recovering

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

By Roy Weatherby, Overseas Investor   Spain's property market has been mired down by economic woes for seven years now, but a new report shows that the fortunes of key markets are decidedly picking up...

Thailand still popular with property investors

Monday 1st June 2015

By Roy Weatherby, The Overseas Investor   Thailand has once again encountered stormy waters both economically and politically, and this is the kind of thing investors never fail to notice...

First Quarter sees growth of foreign interest in Cairo property

Monday 27th April 2015

By Roy Weatherby, The Overseas Investor    The first three months of 2015 have seen foreign investors show increased levels of interest in properties located in the Egyptian capital...

Strategies for Italian property investment

Tuesday 7th April 2015

By Roy Weatherby, The Overseas Investor  Italy is an interesting and popular destination for property investment...

Why foreign owners of UK property should seek a property valuation to avoid CGT issues

Thursday 19th March 2015

By David Westgate, Managing Director, Andrews Letting & Management   Changes to Capital Gains Tax for UK property investors based overseas were first announced by the chancellor George Osborne last year and here we are now, just a few weeks’ away from the new rules being introduced...

US Dollar softer as traders pare fed rate hike bets; will data dependency see further delays?

Monday 2nd March 2015

By Laura Parsons, TorFX   At the turn of the year most analysts predicted that the Federal Reserve would lead the way when it came to hiking interest rates, and the expectation that the world’s largest economy would soon revert to higher borrowing costs bolstered the US Dollar (USD)...

Five tips for sourcing the perfect Portuguese investment property

Wednesday 6th August 2014

By Philip Button, Managing Director of property investment company, Brookes & Co At the end of last month I jetted off to Portugal for the weekend to discuss the details of Brookes & Co’s newest investment opportunity, which we intend to launch later this year, once we have completed our extremely thorough due diligence process...

Why you should invest in Sweden now

Tuesday 8th July 2014

Nigel Evans, farmer turned fund manager for Evanridge LLP discusses why Sweden is the best investment destination for securing your own financial future...

Luxury French property predictions for 2014

Tuesday 10th December 2013

Tim Swannie, Director of Home Hunts, a buyers’ agent, discusses the future effects of recent tax changes on the French luxury property market and highlights a few areas in France that he believes will perform well in 2014...