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The Overseas property market in 2010

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 27, 2010

I was very recently lucky enough to be a panelist at “The Place in the Sun” exhibition at Earls Court in London. It made me really think about the market for 2010 as it was such a positive exhibition. The stands were busy, the seminars that I was a part of were very busy and generally people seemed very upbeat. So what does this mean for 2010? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Cyprus, France, Housing market, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spanish Property | 4 Comments »

Overseas property purchases show signs of recovery

Posted by jamesdearsley on September 10, 2009

In these last few weeks there has been a lot of positive press regarding the word “recovery”. There have been fantastic indicators in the UK including the FTSE 100 reaching 5,000 for the first time since October 2008, the UK domestic Market showing promise with increases of 5.6% on the year and predictions that houses will actually be worth more at the end of the year than at the start. There are other, more economic indicators as well; GDP figures are up on forcasts, the costs for banks borrowing from each other is now cheaper than before the credit crunch and unemployment continuing to peak and given this is a lagging indicator, this is actually good news.

What does this mean for the overseas property sector however, are we seeing such bullish news from this sector; one which has been hit hard by the credit crunch? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in France, investment, Italian Propety, Italy, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spain, Spanish Property, Turkish Property | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

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.


Posted in France, Weekend Review | 2 Comments »

Even in February 1million Brits were looking for overseas property….

Posted by jamesdearsley on March 26, 2009

I have just read a really good article on OPP about the state of the market in the UK. Seems that despite all the bad press the Brits still have an insatiable appetite for properties abroad. See article link here Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Credit crunch, France, Italy, Overseas Property, Spain, Turkey, UK Property Market | Leave a Comment »