Industry Issues

Industry Issues

From property portals and estate agents to online marketing and legal matters, all the latest issues that industry professionals need to know.

Agents and developers target Middle East buyers

Middle East investment in property overseas surged 64 per cent in the first half of 2015. As buyers from the UAE and Gulf step up their demand for real estate, agents in other countries are increasingly targeting this growing group of investors.

Dragon’s Den housing challenge

Have you got an idea for a project that will make a real difference to a local community? What impact could you make with £5,000?...

Inner-city rental crisis in Oz

Melbourne's inner-city rental crisis has spilled into 2009, making it harder for office workers and students to find a bed within four kilometres of the CBD and forcing many into overcrowded conditions...

China cracks down on second homes

China's housing ministry has called for stricter rules on credit issuance for second home buyers to curb speculation in the property market...

RAK scheme part-suspended

The developer behind Ras Al Khaimah's first man-made islands, RAK Properties PJSC, has announced that it is to part-suspend the 12bn dirham (£2.2bn) project until the Ras Al Khaimah property market improves...

Chinese rush to pawn properties

Property owners in Beijing are pawning their apartments as they attempt to secure quick cash to buy new properties to take advantage of a tax exemption policy due to end on December 31...

Tenants warned re single-room rate extension

The National Housing Federation (NHF), which represents England's housing associations, is warning that the extension of the single-room rate, announced in yesterday's Spending Review, will mean that a private-rental tenant aged under 35 will only receive housing benefit if living in shared accommodation...

New property portal launches for builders

A new property portal launches today which allows builders to advertise their properties for free to buyers.

All white on the night

In a display of very un-British optimism, the UK Government has unveiled its ‘Heatwave Plan for England,' which advises that all homeowners in the UK should follow the Mediterranean's example and paint their houses white in order to reflect the heat and replace carpets with tiles or wood - fine for summer, but what about our British winters?..

Bulgaria prices head south

The average price of a property in Bulgaria fell by almost a quarter during the first half of 2009 compared to the same period last year, according to a report on Bulgarian National Radio, citing data from property firm Address...
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2019/08/13 02:18:01pm