Posted by jamesdearsley on October 11, 2010
In my industry and established Agent Network is paramount. Without good distribution networks into Europe you are simply a one dimensional sales machine. I have seen this first hand in the last two years as the companies only focussing on the UK and Irish Markets have fallen flat.
Fortunately because we had diversified over the last five years into the European market place and focused our systems to be European friendly we have flown through with flying colours as our European network has supported the UK markets; often seen as the breadwinners. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Agent Network, Finland, Housing market, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry | Tagged: Agent Network, Finland, Habita, Overseas Property | 1 Comment »
Posted by jamesdearsley on September 21, 2010
I have been a bit of a bull in the last six months and calling the bottom of the market in the European market place. Though it has someway to go to retain its former glory and there is still a glut of properties, house sales are up and prices are starting to stabilise and increase in some places.
Here are some recent press articles in the last few days just to support the theories:
The Telegraph – Majorca VS Menorca
Turkey property market increases; Article one and Article two
Spain crawling out of the recession
Overseas property is providing a bargain for British investors
Posted in Housing market, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spain, Spanish Property | Leave a Comment »
Posted by jamesdearsley on June 17, 2010
So the big day has arrived. The moment that some had feared, some had fascinated about and some had meerly been curious. Google launched their property “portal” search function on the Google Map platform.
Having been fascinated by the progress they were making for some time now (it was an immediate give away when Street View launched) and having written about it back in July last year I felt I had to comment once more. If you want to try it click here as it is well worth it but to be honest it is what I would call a “Ronseal Ryanair” website in that it does exactly what it says it will with the little or no additional features. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Google, Housing market, Overseas Property, Real Estate Industry, Spanish Property, UK Property Market | Tagged: Google, Overseas Property, Uk Property | Leave a Comment »
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 »
Posted by jamesdearsley on February 12, 2010
It wasn’t long ago that I wrote a blog about a “W” shaped recovery in the housing market (click here for the article) and I have to say I have a slight concern that it is just starting to come true – certainly in the UK. But why do I think this? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Housing market, Real Estate Industry, UK Property Market | Tagged: Double dip, Housing market, UK market, W shape recovery | Leave a Comment »
Posted by jamesdearsley on August 13, 2009
It has been interesting watching the news recently.
- We have now had four months of continual house prices rises regardless of which indices your are watching
- Economical figures from the UK, Europe and the US are looking more positive that expected
- The FTSE 100 has rallied to a 14 month high and these gains are also seen elsewhere Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Credit crunch, Housing market, Real Estate Industry, UK Property Market | Tagged: Housing market, W shaped recovery | 2 Comments »
Posted by jamesdearsley on August 5, 2009
I have been debating for some time now about where the housing market is going to go to in the future however the thoughts have really picked up speed since the October 2007 and the start of the so called “property recession”
My main thought is the issue of Home Ownership (HO). Can our current rate of home ownership be sustained with rising house prices – or rather this was the case when I first started thinking about it! Now I question whether the amount of borrowing will have play a determining role rather than house prices. You could argue that it is both as first time buyers are still struggling with the multiples of income that they still need to afford house prices despite the falls – especially in the South of the country which is already seeing a slight recovery.
This article is going to cover my thoughts backed up by historical evidence and offers insights in to where I believe the future lies. The main issue here is that I believe we are on the cusp of a generational shift in the housing market and it is going to be interesting to watch it. The main issue here is that an Estate Agency would need to consider these thoughts to review its business model and change to reflect the market place. It will be really interesting to see what happens. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in buy to let market, Housing market, Real Estate Industry, UK Property Market | Tagged: Home Ownership, UK Property Market | 5 Comments »