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Germany and Switzerland only OECD Countries with Rising House Prices

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 31, 2013

House prices differ widely across the 34 OECD countries (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), both with respect to recent changes and to valuation levels, according to the OECD’s latest… Read more…

British Overseas Property Buyers Favour Typical Top Five but are Extending Searches to Long Haul Destinations

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Searches for overseas property to buy rose significantly during the month of April, according to the Rightmove, the UK-based property portal. The biggest mover and shaker was Istria in Croatia… Read more…

Does Buying or Renting a Property Make More Financial Sense?

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 24, 2013

Frank Tristani, a lecturer at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada, sets his finance students the same task each year: to find out if renting or buying a property makes a person… Read more…

Dubai’s New Earthquake Code Will Slow Down Construction

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A senior official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Tuesday that Dubai needs to regulate the pace of its real estate recovery to avoid another boom-bust cycle. The… Read more…

Spain to add Controls to Private Holiday Rentals

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spain’s holiday home rental industry generates 1.45 billion euros in direct income, says a report by the property portal The Move Channel but according to the Association of Holiday Rental… Read more…

The Most Expensive Minute on a London Underground Train Ride

By Angloinfo World editor - Monday, May 20, 2013

A new map reveals average prices and rental values for apartments in postcode-based catchment areas around each of the London Underground tube stations. The Wetherell London-Underground Property Map, produced by… Read more…

Dubai’s Rental Costs Expected to Rise as Economy Reignites

By Angloinfo World editor - Friday, May 17, 2013

Rents in Dubai are set to rise in line with the expected 35 percent increase in property prices, says Farouk Soussa, the Chief Economist in the Middle East for Citigroup… Read more…

UK: Demand for Property Highest in Three Years

By Angloinfo World editor - Thursday, May 16, 2013

Demand for property in the UK rose to its highest level in more than three years says the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Residential Market Survey. According to… Read more…

Spain May Increase Investment-for-Visa Threshold

By Angloinfo World editor - Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In November 2012, the Rajoy government suggested that an investment of €160,000 by foreign property buyers would provide the investor with a ‘golden visa’ – in other words residency for… Read more…

France: Keep Legal – Clear your Property to Protect from Forest Fires

By Angloinfo World editor - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

In 2001, the French government carried out a study on the effect of the presence of dry brush and undergrowth on properties in areas of high fire risk in France…. Read more…

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