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Bulgari plans Shanghai property

CIT Magazine 17.09.2012

Baltic capitals register property price rises

A Place In The Sun 13.09.2012
Bulgari plans Shanghai property

Bulgari Hotels & Resorts has signed an agreement with OCT Group to open a new hotel in Shanghai in 2015.

Baltic capitals register property price rises

Property prices have risen in the Baltic Capitals of Riga and Tallinn in the last 12 months, according to the latest figures released by real estate advisors Ober-Haus.

Spanish property sales decline

Property Showroom 13.09.2012
Taking ownership of multi-unit living

Owning an apartment comes with a host of responsibilities around managing the property. When owners fail to engage, disaster can result – but there is growing awareness of the need to be hands-on, writes JOANNE HUNT

Spanish property sales decline

The number of real estate transactions carried out in Spain in July dropped by 2.5 per cent, compared to the same month a year earlier.

Spanish 'Bad Bank' to Absorb its Worst Property Assets and Defaulted Loans

Spain's government has approved the creation of a so-called "bad bank" that will take over most of the nation's worst property assets and defaulted loans, reported Reuters over the weekend, in an effort to secure some much-needed eurozone bailout money for the nation's loss-making banks and to reform a banking industry devastated by a property crash.

New French property tax 'should not affect market too much'

The new taxes being levied on foreign owners of French property are not likely to affect the market too much, according to one local real estate agent.

Russian government officials, just as the other Russian buyers, are interested mainly in vacation properties in Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria is tops the list of international property destinations for Russian state officials, according to a survey of the Russian newspaper Vedomosti.

Proportion of bad property loans in Spain increases

The proportion of non-performing loans on the books of Spanish banks hit its highest recorded level in June.

Brits who bought an idyllic holiday home in France like this in Burgundy have been warned the property market is in 'freefall'

British people with homes in France were today warned that the property market is in 'free fall'.

The Next Safe Haven in Europe: German Real Estate

Despite yielding extremely low or even negative returns, German Bunds have not lost their safe haven appeal, underscoring the huge appetite among investors for low risk assets as the euro zone debt crisis drags on. But a new asset class is on the rise – and many believe it has a lot more to offer.

Spanish commercial property market deteriorates

The performance of the Spanish commercial real estate market has declined significantly this year.

Compared to Q2 2011, prices dropped by 10.2% for apartments, 6.4% for houses, 10.8% for retail, 9.0% for office, and 12.0% for warehouses.

RICS Cyprus Property Price Index has recorded significant falls across Cyprus’ major urban areas, with prices and rents falling across all districts, according to the results of the eleventh publication of RICS published today.

Distressed property 'to outstrip demand' in Spain

The number of distressed real estate assets coming on to the market in Spain during the third quarter of this year is expected to exceed demand.

Cyprus property market buoyed by Chinese buyers

Buyers from China are helping boost the real estate market in Cyprus, with professionals in the property industry reporting an upturn in purchasers from the nation.

BBVA’s presence in growth markets such as Mexico, Colombia and Turkey help it to better withstand plunging earnings in Spain, where lending and deposits are shrinking as the country’s recession deepens. Photographer: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA), Spain’s second-biggest bank, said profit slumped 58 percent in the three months through June as it complied with government orders to take losses on real estate.

Spanish property writedowns dent Santander's profit

Santander announced on July 26th that its first-half profits are 51 per cent lower than in 2011. The financial services provider took a heavy hit after it wrote off a further €2.8 billion (£2.2 billion) relating to bad Spanish property loans and repossessions.

Unfinished homes sit empty on an abandoned housing development in Keshcarrigan, Ireland. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Ireland is opting for bulldozers rather than bankers as it starts to clear the legacy of the housing boom whose collapse brought the economy to its knees.

Traditional red rooves blend with spanking new architecture in the up-and-coming Germany city of Jena Photo: WestEnd61/Rex Features

Taking their cue from a heavily regenerated Berlin, other "Iron Curtain" cities in Germany are now being targeted by property investors.

The national flag of Italy flies from the balcony of a residential property in Rome, on June 16, 2012.

Luciano Di Pardo, a lawyer in Milan, is dodging Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti’s new real estate tax.


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