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Archive for July, 2009

Weekly Paper Review – July 20th

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 20, 2009

Helly everyone,

A quite week this week with regard articles on Property. I have discussed a few articles however (you can listen to thepapersAudio guide if you click on the left of the screen in the “Box.net application”).

Mainly there is talk about the mortgage market starting to thaw a little bit and buyer enquires up to a 10 year high – all fantastic news – and now all we need is the product. There are a lot of people calling for the “W” shape recovery and it is all pointing to this theory at the moment. It is certainly going to be an interesting time for the property market over coming months.

Have a good week.


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New Overseas Property Hotspot? Property in Calabria.

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 8, 2009

I am not sure that I should really say “new” here as there has been a lot of talk in the industry now about Calabria. I shallItaly focus here for two reasons. Firstly, of all the areas in Italy, perhaps with the exception of Puglia (the heel), Calabria is seen as an undiscovered market and one with a fantastic amount of potential. Secondly, my company promotes property in this area and I have actually purchased myself down here.

Therefore I feel perfectly placed to comment on both the positive and perhaps negative aspects of this “hotspot”. Feel free before reading this post to have a look at some example of properties by clicking here Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Google taking over the Real Estate World as well?

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 7, 2009

There has been all manner of talk over the last few days about Google making huge strides in the Real Estate World and trying to take over from Property Portals in promoting property for sale. I, for one, have to say that I can see why Property Portals would worry. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly Paper Review – July 6th

Posted by jamesdearsley on July 7, 2009

papersHello everyone. As always please see to the left of the blog for the audio guide to this article

There has been some pretty active journalists out there of late as the market continues to show some signs of movement. The Nationwide has reported three months out of four showing increases in House Prices which is always encouraging.

Some of the posts that i have reviewed this week include:

FT article about prices increasing http://tinyurl.com/ogo4yp

FT article about 90% mortgages on the increase http://tinyurl.com/pftxpx

Times Article about mortgages and their impact on the housing market recovery http://tinyurl.com/lvffy3

Times review about Property prices finding their level http://tinyurl.com/oy6uxy

News of the World article about the worst areas for Negative Equity in the UK http://tinyurl.com/omfz87

Have a good week everyone.

Best wishes


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