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Experts disagree over which country will emerge first from the global real estate downturn

Real estate analysts are now looking ahead to a recovery in global property markets but few agree on where the green shoots might appear first.

brits buying property in spain to benefit from falling prices

Britons looking to buy property in Spain have plenty of time yet to benefit from falling property prices, it has been suggested.

Rents rise in capital defying forecasts

Abdul Hai Mohamad Business24-7 29.06.2009
Rents are forecast to rise by up to 25 per cent in July and August. (EB FILE)

Rents for homes in the capital have shot up by 20 per cent this month despite earlier forecasts that they would fall, said real estate authorities.

Construction workers are seen on a high rise office building site on the Pudong River bank at the new financial district of Pudong in Shanghai April 14, 2009. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

LONDON (Reuters) - Real estate industry experts are at loggerheads on which commercial property market they expect to bounce back first from the downturn first, after the global financial crisis shredded property values in most countries.

8 Ways to Stay Positive in Today’s Market

Maya Bailey, Ph.D. RISMEDIA 26.06.2009
Property execs eye second homes in Europe, Africa

LONDON (Reuters) - Global real estate markets may be in the worst shape seen for generations, but the dream of owning a second home lives on.

8 Ways to Stay Positive in Today’s Market

RISMEDIA, June 26, 2009-So many real estate professionals today are wondering, “How can I stay positive in today’s market?” Like any discriminating real estate professional, you realize the value of a positive mental attitude. Here are eight ways that you can create and maintain a positive mental attitude in today’s market:

Union Of Real Estate Specialists Predicts 3%-6% Drop In Prices On Secondary Real Estate Market

The FINANCIAL -- The Union of Real Estate Specialists of Ukraine (URESU) predicts a 3- to 6-percent drop in prices on the secondary real estate market in September - November 2009, URESU President Oleksandr Rubanov told a press conference on June 24.

Experts at odds on world commercial property recovery

LONDON (Reuters) - Real estate industry experts are at loggerheads on which commercial property market they expect to bounce back first from the downturn first, after the global financial crisis shredded property values in most countries.

Commercial real estate in the dumps

Agnes Crane Reuters 25.06.2009

45,000-plus Valley properties remain in foreclosure

J. Craig Anderson The Arizona Republic 24.06.2009
Commercial real estate in the dumps

David Bodamer over at Clusterstock has some interesting color from a commercial real estate conference where the mood was decidedly grim. Rather than being cheered by the hope that the Fed’s inclusion to commercial mortgage bonds its TALF program will alleviate the stress, participants seem resigned that the worst is yet to come.

The system is backed up with more than 45,000 “pending” foreclosures, up from about 2,300 in June 2006, according to an Information Market analysis.

Thomas Kelly explains the foreclosure process to those outside the banking industry by likening it to a tube.

Buy property in Spain, says developer

Homes Overseas 24.06.2009

The real land cost to be revealed

Zhao Qian Alibaba 23.06.2009
Buy property in Spain, says developer

People should take advantage of the weaker market conditions and consider buying Property in Spain now, according to Taylor Woodrow de España.

Prospective buyers look at a scale-model housing project in Beijing. Photo: CFP

With the results of a government land survey forecast to be announced this week, analysts issued divided opinions yesterday on why real estate costs in China are beyond the reach of so many workers.

Analysts: Bad management undermines Bulgarian office market

The global economic deterioration and poor management of investments have undermined the Bulgarian real estate market in the first half of 2009 with the office segment being the most severely hit, a survey by Foros real estate agency said on June 16 2009.

After the Fall: Opportunities and Strategies for Real Estate Investing in the Coming Decade

Author Steve Bergsman is a real estate investment junkie much as others are political or sports junkies. His 2009 book, "After the Fall," subtitled "Opportunities and Strategies for Real Estate Investing in the Coming Decade," cogently explains where we've been, where we are and where we are going in the wake of the great economic, financial and real estate crash of 2008.

Doubts raised over 16% property boom

Marissa Calligeros Brisbane times 15.06.2009
Apartments lead the U.S. property default parade

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The multifamily sector is leading all other types of U.S. commercial real estate in having the highest loan default rate but the others are likely to follow, experts say.

Doubts raised over 16% property boom

A leading property market analyst has poured cold water on suggestions Brisbane house prices will increase by 16 per cent over the next three years, arguing rising unemployment will continue to hamper sales.

Local real estate sales seem 'right-sized'

BARBARA AND CLAIR RAMSEY adn.com 15.06.2009
Dubai property supply to increase

A significant amount of new property supply due to enter the Dubai real estate market is making analysts cautious about a recovery.

Local real estate sales seem 'right-sized'

It is time for a real estate checkup. If we consider our local market through the lens of national media reports, how is our market doing? Is it sick or just experiencing a slight case of hypochondria? Let's look at the symptoms and take our real estate temperature.

 
Is the housing bust about to take Manhattan?

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City real estate prices are looking increasingly shaky as instability in two of the city's sexier submarkets -- second homes in the Hamptons, and new condos in Manhattan -- register the latest signs of a housing downturn.

 
 

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