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News related to credit crisis

Figures show repossessions had less of an impact on real estate market than expected
2010-02-15 10:03:37 [Europe]

 
More property owners in the UK had their homes repossessed last year than any time since 1995 but not in as large numbers as had been expected, the latest figures reveal.

Read full article: [Figures show repossessions had less of an impact on real estate market than expected]
 
Dubai debt problems put downward pressure on property prices and rentals, report claims
2009-12-18 12:30:54 [Middle East]

 
The recent chain of events in Dubai could delay the recovery for the United Arab Emirates real estate sector and put renewed downward pressure on property prices and rentals, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Dubai debt problems put downward pressure on property prices and rentals, report claims]
 
Abu Dhabi bailout does little to dampen concerns about Dubai real estate market
2009-12-16 09:33:32 [Middle East]

Abu Dhabi's $10 billion bailout of troubled Dubai will do little to rescues its beleaguered property market or to tempt overseas buyers back to the emirate until late 2011 and beyond, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Abu Dhabi bailout does little to dampen concerns about Dubai real estate market]
 
A precarious path between boom and bust predicted for UK commercial property market in 2010
2009-12-14 09:13:13 [Europe]

Cautious real estate investors should resist the temptation to join a stampede for UK commercial property in 2010 as the market treads a precarious path between a new boom or a second bust.

Read full article: [A precarious path between boom and bust predicted for UK commercial property market in 2010]
 
Ratings agency predicts double dip will hit UK property market next year
2009-12-04 09:54:48 [Europe]

Residential property prices in the UK face the prospect of a double-dip in the next few years amid high unemployment and constrained lending conditions, a leading ratings agency has warned.

Read full article: [Ratings agency predicts double dip will hit UK property market next year]
 
Property foreclosure freeze in US hasn't helped
2009-07-13 13:13:02 [North America]

Widespread property foreclosure freezes that began late last year in the US in a bid to halt the dramatic rise of troubled defaults have had little effect and may even have made the real estate crisis worse, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Property foreclosure freeze in US hasn't helped]
 
UK farmland prices continue to perform well
2009-07-04 16:43:35 [Europe]

Farmland prices in the UK are rebounding already and are expected to rise another 6% over the next 12 months, according to a new report.

Read full article: [UK farmland prices continue to perform well]
 
Three Dubai developers set to merge with Emirate's biggest real estate company
2009-06-27 11:12:46 [Middle East]

Talks are being held in Dubai to merge a number of real estate companies as a result of the economic downturn.

Read full article: [Three Dubai developers set to merge with Emirate's biggest real estate company]
 
Key London property development plans ready but amended due to credit crunch
2009-06-24 19:03:02 [Europe]

A planning application for Battersea Power Station, one of London's key development sites, is to be submitted within weeks. But it is a cheaper project than first envisaged.

Read full article: [Key London property development plans ready but amended due to credit crunch]
 
Property ownership in UK still regarded as a good long term investment
2009-06-15 14:13:52 [Europe]

The majority of people in the UK still believe that property ownership is a good long term investment but fewer are buying, probably because of the credit crunch.

Read full article: [Property ownership in UK still regarded as a good long term investment]
 
Woods golf course delayed due to economic crisis Premium subscriber news
2009-06-09 11:43:49 [Middle East]

Construction on the first golf course to be designed by champion golfer Tiger Woods has slowed down because of the global economic crisis and is now six months behind schedule.

Read full article: [Woods golf course delayed due to economic crisis Premium subscriber news]
 
Work on iconic Trump Tower in Dubai halted indefinitely and site levelled
2009-05-30 13:13:51 [Middle East]

It was to be one of Dubai's flashiest developments and success was assured by the Trump name. But now the Trump International Hotel and Tower site has been levelled and what was to be the centre piece of developer Nakheel's prestigious Palm Jumeirah project will fall quiet.

Read full article: [Work on iconic Trump Tower in Dubai halted indefinitely and site levelled]
 
Russian retail sector poised for recovery
2009-05-28 11:43:24 [Europe]

Shopping centre development in Russia is progressing especially in Moscow but investors in this property sector are still adopting a wait and see attitude despite signs of consumer stabilization, according to the latest analysis.

Read full article: [Russian retail sector poised for recovery]
 
Israel and Czech Republic emerge as best real estate performers
2009-05-23 14:43:36 [Global News]

Israel is the surprise top performer in the world property market in the first quarter of 2009 with real estate rising 10.9% followed by the Czech Republic at 9.9%, according to a new report.

Read full article: [Israel and Czech Republic emerge as best real estate performers]
 
Measures to boost lending in UK property market not filtering through
2009-05-22 16:13:26 [Europe]

Mortgage lending in the UK declined by £1 billion in April compared with the previous month, a clear sign that measures aimed at increasing lending to boost the property market are not working.

Read full article: [Measures to boost lending in UK property market not filtering through]
 
Gulf property developers trying to calm investors fear
2009-05-22 12:28:57 [Middle East]

Major property developers in the Gulf are having to tackle the thorny issue of payment defaults as real estate investors become exasperated by the effects of the global downturn.

Read full article: [Gulf property developers trying to calm investors fear]
 
Recovery for Asian property markets still a long way off
2009-05-22 09:04:20 [Asia]

Property values in Asia may keep sliding this year as the global credit crisis and economic slowdown undermine investor confidence, according to investors and analysts.

Read full article: [Recovery for Asian property markets still a long way off]
 
London 2012 Olympic Village to be public funded after Lend Lease bid rejected
2009-05-15 09:34:05 [Europe]

Lend Lease's bid to fund the 2012 London Olympic village has been rejected and the project will now be financed by the public purse.

Read full article: [London 2012 Olympic Village to be public funded after Lend Lease bid rejected]
 
That feminine touch gives women property investors confidence
2009-04-30 16:28:50 [Global News]

Female property investors are confident about the real estate market and when it comes to letting are using their feminine intuition to offer more, according to a new survey.

Read full article: [That feminine touch gives women property investors confidence]
 
Irish property fund buying up properties from cash strapped investors in Bulgaria
2009-04-28 11:43:04 [Europe]

An Irish investment fund is buying up properties on the Black Sea Coast in Bulgaria where property investors who are feeling the effects of the credit crunch are selling up.

Read full article: [Irish property fund buying up properties from cash strapped investors in Bulgaria]
 
Gulf developers will look more to banks for finance Premium subscriber news
2009-04-23 12:13:33 [Middle East]

Banks in the Gulf region need to offer more finance opportunities to property developers who can no longer rely on funds coming from off-plan sales.

Read full article: [Gulf developers will look more to banks for finance Premium subscriber news]
 
Singapore Raffles reported to be for sale Premium subscriber news
2009-04-21 11:13:59 [Asia]

One of the most famous hotels in the world, Raffles in Singapore, has been put up for sale for $450 million by its Saudi Arabian owner, it is reported.

Read full article: [Singapore Raffles reported to be for sale Premium subscriber news]
 
Development of shopping malls in Europe sees sharp decline Premium subscriber news
2009-04-19 13:13:34 [Europe]

Up to seven million square metres of planned shopping centre development in Europe has been put on hold because of the credit crunch, according to analysts.

Read full article: [Development of shopping malls in Europe sees sharp decline Premium subscriber news]
 
Cash row halts work on tallest tower block in Wales
2009-04-16 14:13:55 [Europe]

Work on the £70 million tallest residential tower in Wales has come to a halt after the construction company walked off site in a dispute over cash.

Read full article: [Cash row halts work on tallest tower block in Wales]
 
Call for co-ordinated strategy to lift Gulf countries out of the global property crisis
2009-04-14 11:43:18 [Middle East]

Developers, governments, agencies, investors, banks, insurance companies and real estate brokers should join together to develop a co-ordinated plan to bring the Gulf region out of the real estate crisis, it has been suggested.

Read full article: [Call for co-ordinated strategy to lift Gulf countries out of the global property crisis]
 
Middle East developer pulls out of Oz showcase project
2009-04-10 09:47:38 [Australasia]

Dubai based developer Nakheel has pulled out of a consortium bidding for one Australia's biggest commercial property developments.

Read full article: [Middle East developer pulls out of Oz showcase project]
 
Egyptian real estate remains immune to world crisis
2009-04-09 13:43:16 [Africa]

The real estate sector in Egypt continues to perform well as there is a large gap between supply and demand, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Egyptian real estate remains immune to world crisis]
 
Oz govt urged to extend first time buyer grant
2009-04-07 16:28:00 [Australasia]

First time buyers in Australia are increasingly taking advantage of government grants and low interest rates in a move that is expected to boost the property market.

Read full article: [Oz govt urged to extend first time buyer grant]
 
Less extravagant shopping malls being completed by US developers
2009-04-07 13:28:45 [North America]

US property developers are cutting back on extravagance rather than fail to complete projects, especially in the retail shopping mall sector.

Read full article: [Less extravagant shopping malls being completed by US developers]
 
Cape Verde seeking funds to support real estate companies Premium subscriber news
2009-04-06 14:13:06 [Africa]

Real estate professionals in Cape Verde's tourism sector have called for the creation of a €100 million investment fund to support firms experiencing hardship in the present global economic slump.

Read full article: [Cape Verde seeking funds to support real estate companies Premium subscriber news]
 
Ronson blames greedy and inexperienced property investors for real estate crash
2009-04-05 16:13:18 [Global News]

Veteran property entrepreneur Gerald Ronson, who is worth an estimated £250 million, says that greedy and inexperienced investors are partly to blame for the downturn in the real estate sector.

Read full article: [Ronson blames greedy and inexperienced property investors for real estate crash]
 
Changes in Dubai property market sets the scene for recovery Premium subscriber news
2009-04-03 12:28:30 [Middle East]

The merger of property sector companies, an easing of tight lending rules and lower constructions costs could help the Dubai real estate industry start to recover in the second half of this year, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Changes in Dubai property market sets the scene for recovery Premium subscriber news]
 
Tenants becoming the forgotten victims of the UK property crisis
2009-03-27 12:13:45 [Europe]

Tenants whose landlords are defaulting on their mortgages are becoming the forgotten victims of the property market downturn, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Tenants becoming the forgotten victims of the UK property crisis]
 
World respected property organisation falls victim to the economic downturn
2009-03-25 11:28:18 [Europe]

The UK based Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, renowned around the world for its standards and expertise, has fallen victim to the credit crunch and has frozen salaries and is making job cuts.

Read full article: [World respected property organisation falls victim to the economic downturn]
 
Almost half of the world's property markets saw positive growth in 2008
2009-03-24 16:28:55 [Global News]

Many major global property markets recorded positive price growth in 2008 but by the end of the year that had stopped or fallen in 75% of locations, according to a new report.

Read full article: [Almost half of the world's property markets saw positive growth in 2008]
 
Iconic football stadium development becomes victim of the credit crunch
2009-03-24 14:13:57 [Europe]

Work on a £600 million major football stadium development in the UK has been stopped because of the economic climate.

Read full article: [Iconic football stadium development becomes victim of the credit crunch]
 
Europe's largest city improvement project for sale Premium subscriber news
2009-03-24 11:43:56 [Europe]

The future of a luxury €2 billion development in Milan including Norman Foster designed apartments and designer boutiques is in doubt as the Italian entrepreneur owner puts it up for sale.

Read full article: [Europe's largest city improvement project for sale Premium subscriber news]
 
Property crisis will re-shape the house building industry in UK
2009-03-21 16:13:04 [Europe]

The crisis in the UK house building industry could result in significant changes to the way new properties are financed, built and planned, according to a new report by Knight Frank.

Read full article: [Property crisis will re-shape the house building industry in UK]
 
Dubai government's first bail out payments expected within days Premium subscriber news
2009-03-13 12:13:20 [Middle East]

Real estate companies are expected to be the first to benefit from the Dubai government's $20 billion economic bail out.

Read full article: [Dubai government's first bail out payments expected within days Premium subscriber news]
 
Switzerland defying global property downturn as prices continue to rise Premium subscriber news
2009-03-12 14:28:18 [Europe]

The property market in Switzerland is defying the global real estate downturn and average house prices have increased by almost 4% in 2008, it is claimed.

Read full article: [Switzerland defying global property downturn as prices continue to rise Premium subscriber news]
 
Dubai developers now openly acknowledge extent of real estate downturn
2009-03-12 10:04:25 [Middle East]

A new attitude of honesty is creeping into the Dubai property market as developers begin to open up publicly about the devastating effects of the real estate downturn.

Read full article: [Dubai developers now openly acknowledge extent of real estate downturn]
 
Real estate salary levels not as important as before
2009-03-09 09:56:17 [Global News]

Chartered surveyors earn more than their non chartered colleagues but salary levels are not as important as they once were because of the credit crunch, a new report reveals.

Read full article: [Real estate salary levels not as important as before]
 
New Middle East society to encourage better analysis and understanding of real estate markets
2009-03-07 09:19:50 [Middle East]

Bankers, developers and mortgage brokers in the Middle East are backing a new property sector real estate research body that has been set up to help the industry and governments in the Middle East make better decisions on how the market is operating.

Read full article: [New Middle East society to encourage better analysis and understanding of real estate markets]
 
Mortgage lending needs to increase across Europe
2009-03-06 16:58:35 [Europe]

The revival of property markets in Europe relies on the ability of governments to cope with the mortgage credit shortage, according to the latest research.

Read full article: [Mortgage lending needs to increase across Europe]
 
Senior property company executives optimistic about the real estate sector in Asia
2009-03-06 15:32:01 [Asia]

This year could see the first signs of recovery in property markets in Asia, according to the advisory board of one of the biggest real estate investment events in the region.

Read full article: [Senior property company executives optimistic about the real estate sector in Asia]
 
New real estate union to meet in Egypt this weekend Premium subscriber news
2009-03-06 15:30:02 [Middle East]

Arab nations have drawn together in an umbrellas association to put up a united front in the face of the worsening property markets in the Middle East.

Read full article: [New real estate union to meet in Egypt this weekend Premium subscriber news]
 
Dubai developer struggling to raise cash for F1 Park
2009-03-03 10:03:20 [Middle East]

The third largest property developer in Dubai is seeking a government bailout for its Formula 1 theme park as it cannot secure funding to finish the project.

Read full article: [Dubai developer struggling to raise cash for F1 Park]
 
Middle East property companies restructure
2009-02-26 12:42:22 [Middle East]

Property companies in the Middle East are restructuring to cope with the global economic downturn which has severely affected the real estate sector and also trying to help clients who are struggling to meet structured payments.

Read full article: [Middle East property companies restructure]
 
Global downturn affecting property market in Panama
2009-02-24 16:13:15 [Latin America]

Property development in Panama is being affected by the global economic downturn with projects being scaled down and some halted.

Read full article: [Global downturn affecting property market in Panama]
 
Hundreds of holiday home owners in Turkey selling up
2009-02-22 14:13:36 [Europe]

Property investors with holiday homes in Turkey are selling them because of the economic downturn, according to real estate agents.

Read full article: [Hundreds of holiday home owners in Turkey selling up]
 



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