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One day to go: Five reasons to book your place at OPPLive

There is just one day left until OPPLive returns to London for the two most important days of the year in any property professional's calendar. From expert advice to important debates, here are five reasons to book your place at OPPLive London 2014.

Overseas Turkish property sales soar

Overseas Turkish property sales soar

International sales of Turkish property have soared this year, as investors continue to flock to the market, attracted by a strong economy and rising prices.

US home sales up for first time in a year

US home sales up for first time in a year

Existing US home sales have risen year-on-year for the first time since October 2013, according to new figures, as supply rises, interest rates stay low and interest from overseas remains strong.

Rent one house, get one shark free

Rent one house, get one shark free

You're going to need a bigger roof, if you choose to rent one particular home on Headington's New High Street. The property, which was listed to let this month, is a typical period cottage, with three bedrooms, a living room... and a shark in the roof.

Portugal's Golden Visa investment nears €1bn

Portugal's Golden Visa investment nears €1bn

Investment through Portugal's Golden Visa has almost reached the €1 billion threshold. The country continues to attract overseas investors through the residency scheme, despite recently ruling against proposed tax exemptions for foreign buyers.

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Top of the Props

Demand for Indian property reaches 11-month high

Demand for Indian property has reached an 11-month high, according to's latest Top of the Props report. Enquiries for real estate in India on the property portal increased in October 2014, taking the country into the top 10 countries for the first time in over two years.


Buyers in Bulgaria take to the ski slopes

Property buyers in Bulgaria are taking to the slopes, according to's latest research. The portal's At a Glance report, which compares the property market now to two years ago, reveals that tourist resorts are still the main drivers of demand.

Investment Watch

Wind blows in right direction for alternative investment

Wind energy fueled investment activity on in October 2014. Demand for student property and property schemes grew last month, but a wind opportunity in the UK rose above the competition to receive the highest number of enquiries on the investment portal.

Property Inspector

Overseas property back on track

Six years ago, the financial crisis happened, crippling economies, damaging markets and sending real estate into a downward spiral. As we enter the second half of 2014, though, overseas property is back on track.

Industry Events

3/12/2014 - 4/12/2014
Non-Traded REIT & Retail Alternative Investment Symposium
Dana Point, California

3/12/2014 - 5/12/2014
Single Family Rental Investment Forum
Scottsdale, Arziona

30/1/2015 - 1/2/2015
The Southern Home Show
Alexandra Palace, London

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