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Archive for the ‘Spain’ Category

Paramount Studios and the affect on the Spanish Property Market

Posted by jamesdearsley on October 22, 2010

In the last few months there has only been good news about the Spanish Property Market. Primelocation last week reported that year on year searches for Spain had risen by 147% making it the number one choice for property markets. To continue with the good news, The National Institute for Statistics in Spain recently reported a 26% increase year on year for property sales which further supports the theory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Encouraging News articles

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

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Spanish property regaining strength.

Posted by jamesdearsley on June 24, 2010

I mentioned back in May that the Spanish property market was showing signs of recovery and I have to say that I still support this theory. Yes, there are still negative reports in the media about the state of the market but the facts are undeniable. The market has stabilised and is regaining strength quickly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Spanish property market showing signs of recovery

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 20, 2010

Spring is in the air as are signs of recovery. It has been a very positive start to 2010 and a complete contrast to the end of 2009. It was as if New Years Eve brought a torrent of positivity toward the property market; both UK and Overseas. It was first documented by the Spanish Ministry of Housing that sales numbers were picking up back in November 2009 and this has continued this year according to the latest figures. Read the rest of this entry »

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Bank Guarantees and the responsibility of the developer in the world of Overseas Property – Part one, Spain

Posted by jamesdearsley on December 8, 2009

There has been a lot of insecurity over the last year about overseas property and I have seen a real shift in the property market to people buying either resale property or key ready property. This is not surprising since a lot of the media has been filled with developers not finishing their developments and I have to admit I have seen first hand, several smaller and some larger developers having serious problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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What is really happening with the Spanish Property Market?

Posted by jamesdearsley on May 27, 2009

What is really happening with the Spanish Market?

What is really happening with the Spanish Market?

The Spanish property market has been and always will be the major market for the British and European second home buyers. However, it has had a troubled time over the last couple of years and has been lambasted in the media, as so often is the case with a  market leader.

In this article I am going to give a balanced view of what I feel has happened in the past and where this market is set to go now, given all the media exposure it has had, both positive and negative. Given my position in the industry it could be argued that I would want to talk up the market but that is not my aim here. Read the rest of this entry »

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Weekly review of the UK papers…..

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 14, 2009

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a good Easter. There are two reviews of the papers on the Audio Guide to the left of your screen ready to download and listen to. Topics discussed in the first audio guide are:

  • UK housing market and reasons for optimism
  • Montenegro and Brazil Housing markets

The topics in the second audio guide are about Cyprus and Spain housing markets which show quite  a positive slant.

Some of the articles covered are below:

Cyprus – http://tinyurl.com/cyf6cn

Spainhttp://tinyurl.com/cfauzg

I hope it is happy listening. Best wishes everyone.

James

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Property Market Returning?

Posted by jamesdearsley on April 1, 2009

Could this be the moment that we have been waiting for? There have been silent whispers for the last few months around the figures released from the RICS surveys each month – these have clearly shown a decrease in the rate of price falls in the UK Domestic Property market while also reporting that client numbers are increasing (have now been increasing for the last four months in a row……)

There are now even more figures, from other sources that are starting to stick their heads above the parapits Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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