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Category: Economic News

Fewer EU Nationals Renting a UK Home Since Brexit Vote

  It’s been almost a year since the UK voted for Brexit and divorce negotiations have begun. While it’s not always easy to measure the impact of a vote on the property market, flat share specialists, Spare Room.com, have taken the time to analyse its own data and has some interesting insights. Top of that […]

Brazil’s Star Just Keeps on Shining with 71% Increase in Booking Enquiries Reported

Brazil’s status as one of the hottest emerging markets in the world today remains high with a 71% increase in booking enquiries reported by leading holiday rental site, HomeAway.co.uk.

Over the past year, whilst many nations have suffered in the economic downturn and fallen by the wayside, Brazil has gone from strength to strength with HomeAway.co.uk reporting a significant increase in both the supply of and demand for accommodation with a 33% increase in property listings (nearly double the site average) and 71% increase in booking enquiries during Q2 2010.

Best Bet Brazil

Author: By Saundra Satterlee, freelance property journalist for the Daily Telegraph and Guardian Brazil is a vast resource-rich emerging nation. Since Lula da Silva became president in 2003, the country has made unprecedented social and economic strides. Not only was Brazil little affected by the subprime crises that almost sank the west’s financial system, poverty […]

Pump some Biofuel into your Portfolio for Peak Performance

As successful investors will know the secret to a robust portfolio is diversification, strategically spreading risk between stocks, shares, traditional investments and increasingly, alternative investments. Interest in biofuels as an alternative investment has grown in recent years as savvy investors move to capitalise on the serious situation we face, namely that we are currently using more crude oil that we are finding it and so new sources of renewable energy must be found.

Demand for Red Sea property rises as dive tourism up 6%

Red Sea coast of Egypt is receieving a boom in interest as dive tourism has been identified by the UNWTO as one of the fastest growing tourism sectors and in turn demand for homes in this diving mecca is growing.

Istanbul Property Investment – Top Choice?

Turkey investment property is still right at the top of investors’ wish lists in 2010 as up-to-date data from the Real Estate Investing Partners Association (GYODER) reveals a 6 percent growth in the sector in Q4 2009.

Due to the availability of up to 70% finance, The Hampton’s development, situated on Istanbul’s European side is experiencing significant investor demand. These luxury studio units boasting sea and city views offer an attractive 7.5% guaranteed rental for two years and with finance can be invested in with as little investment as £13,500.

Egypt bucks global trend as 29% increase in tourism recorded

The traditionally popular holiday destination of Egypt is going against the declining global tourism trend by seeing a 29% increase in tourist arrivals and 24% increase in tourism revenue in Q1 2010. Also the Egyptian government also plans to increase spending by 11.2 billion Egyptian pounds ($2 billion) to support the economy, with most of the funds to be spent on infrastructure projects. Excellent new for Egypt property investors.

Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Florida

Florida – be the “buyer who benefits”. For those considering purchasing property in the US, here are 10 top reasons to invest in Florida…

New 70%+ Below Market Value Investment Opportunities

With billionaire real estate investor Warren Buffett proclaiming recently that “within a year or so, residential housing problems [in the US] should largely be behind us”, investor confidence in the US real estate market has returned.

Istanbul poised to kick-start the European property market recovery

Istanbul which strategically straddles the Bosphorus Strait, holds the perfect recipe for kick-starting the recovery of the European property market…..