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Phuket Developer Sounds Alarm on New Hotels

Alan Morison Phuket Wan 05.11.2009
Why house price bears shouldn't worry about immigration

Last month, I explained why I was selling my house and joining the legions of British renters. Since then, I've been asked several times if I'm concerned about last month's 'forecasts' from the Office of National Statistics that the UK population will grow from 61m to 72m by 2033.

Laguna's balloon rides may yet take flight over Phuket

THE EXPLANATION of the reasons why construction of a separate West Sands resort-hotel was put on hold will be studied keenly by many in the tourism and property industries across Phuket this week.

Mamree Lodge, Inistioge, Co Kilkenny: built in 1750, this restored country house with fishing rights on the Nore is for sale for €1.9m

Mamree Lodge near Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, has paddocks for ponies and terraced gardens running down to the River Nore – and it’s been completely restored, writes MICHAEL PARSONS

Phuket real estate in the eyes of Robert Krause

Robert Krause, the owner of condominium rentals & founder of Professional Property Consultants. He is originally from the US and used to run a furniture business in Hawaii for many years before decided to move to Phuket fifteen years ago. He is now the residence.

Record NYC real estate deal now on the rocks

DAVID B. CARUSO The Associated Press 26.10.2009
Nationwide Forecasts a New Decline in UK House Prices

According to the latest house prices report published by Nationwide, British house prices in October 2009 outperformed those in October 2008, thus marking the first year-on-year rise in 19 months.

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2006 file photo, the Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complexes in New York are shown. Real estate analysts say the investment group led by New York City real estate firm Tishman Speyer Properties is now just two to three months away from a likely default on the $3 billion mortgage it used, along with a $1.4 billion secondary loan, to buy the property. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, file)

NEW YORK — It was the most expensive real estate deal in U.S. history. Now it's poised to become one of the biggest flops.

Value of UK farmland could double in five years

Graham Ruddick Telegraph 13.10.2009
Is The Rebound In United Kingdom Real Estate Sustainable?

Housing prices recently took a huge stride toward regaining ground lost after the steep fall-off from the 2007 peak in the United Kingdom real estate market. Analysts caution that this gain may be short-lived, however, as further job losses and mortgage defaults will inevitably take their toll. For more on this, see the following article from Property Wire.

The value of farmland will increase from a peak of £4,970 per acre to £10,000 by 2015, Knight Frank predicts Photo: Getty Images

The value of farmland in the UK could double in the next five years, new research claims. The surge in pricing is set to be driven by a shortage of quality farmland as the global population expands and demand for food increases.

Property experts say market improving but caution required

Sitanta Ni Mathghamhna IFAonline 13.10.2009
‘Sun Worldwide’ berates pundits suggesting that UK property is in full-fledged recovery.

(live-PR.com) - “Sun Worldwide” analysts are thought to believe that media reports suggesting that the UK property market is in the throes of a full-fledged recovery are demonstrating shocking irresponsibility.

Property experts say market improving but caution required

Momentum is gathering behind the UK property market but a cautious approach is needed,according to research from Reita.

BTL landlords avoid house purchases

Fiona Nicolson Financial Adviser 08.10.2009

A volatile legacy we must contend with

Julian Galvin The Standard 05.10.2009
BTL landlords avoid house purchases

Buy-to-let landlords are continuing to sit tight on their investments, according to research from property portfolio managers, the Young Group.

A volatile legacy we must contend with

Hong Kong property prices after 1997 may be summed up in one word: volatile.

Rich aspirations

Alasdair Forbes Property Report 29.09.2009
Rich aspirations

With a range of facilities and services aimed at the wealthy, Phuket is increasingly seeking to define itself in terms of luxury.

Recent pick-up in uk property market unsustainable - prices will fall in 2010, analysts predict

The current recovery in the UK residential property market will not last long and prices are predicted to fall 7% in 2010, according to analysts.

OPINION: Do foreigners really own 90% of Phuket's beach front?

PHUKET: The front page story in today’s Bangkok Post which quotes a leading research body as saying foreigners own 90% of Phuket's beach front land has certainly struck a sour note against foreign ownership of land in Thailand.

Too soon to buy property and tours

I AM worried about two emerging trends that may cause people to believe that the worst is over for Singapore?s economy.

Singapore property sales set for record year after hot July

SINGAPORE - Record sales of private homes here in July may push the 2009 total to an all-time high as local sentiment and global economic prospects improve, analysts said Tuesday.

Chinese property sales surge

Property sales in China surged 60% by value in the first seven months of this year as record lending boosted the real estate market.

ANALYSIS - UK property in recovery? Don't believe the hype

Sinead Cruise and Daryl Loo Reuters 14.08.2009
ANALYSIS - UK property in recovery? Don't believe the hype

LONDON (Reuters) - Hold the celebrations and put the champagne away. A sustained recovery in the UK commercial property market is likely more distant than it might seem, as lingering economic hazards threaten a long-awaited rebound.


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