European Housing Markets - which countries are performing the best?

Many countries in Europe have been ranked in order of the way in which their housing market performs. Property group CBRE have looked at the way in which they have performed over the last five years. England has performed well but the likes of Turkey, Iceland and Austria have also performed extremely well along with Sweden. 80% of these counties do not form part of the Eurozone which has experienced a crisis and have therefore gone through their own recovery. Turkey is at the top of the list with house prices growing at the fastest rate with prices increasing by 91.3% over the last five years. The economy in Turkey is growing and this is down to the way in which Istanbul is being developed. The population there is young and with new housing developments, people are keen to purchase. The banks in Turkey now have more power and are...
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Property Investment Destinations to Watch in the Year Ahead

After almost a month into the New Year, a number of prominent reports and analyses on global property markets have been published, notably the most recent Global House Prices Index from Knight Frank. These reports along with official data and statistics from various governments have revealed a number of property markets as investment destinations to watch in the year ahead – some for good reasons, some for bad, and many because of a mixture of factors. Some of the locations worth keeping an eye on in 2016 include: Sweden Knight Frank's analysis showed that Sweden was the strongest-performing housing market in Europe over the twelve months to September. Significant lack of supply drove price growth of 11.1% across the year, and the supply/demand imbalance does not look likely to change. There are concerns about the impact high household debt could have on the banking sector and covered bonds market, though...
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From Sand and Sea to Spires & Suburbs

In a complete departure from the sun, sea and sand that we normally associate with overseas property investment, Id like to get you considering overseas [caption id="" align="alignright" width="299" caption="Czech Republic & Prague Location"]Czech Republic - From Sand and Sea to Spires & Suburbs investments in the same way we might evaluate any buy-to-let in the UK. In other words, a property purchased for long-term let to people who will make it their home and pay you rent to cover your mortgage, providing you with cash flow. Of course, were also looking for capital growth. What we need is a location with a very strong rental demand, a stable government, growing economy and tax advantages. We also need to be able to obtain mortgages (we still want to invest using other peoples money) at reasonable rates. So come with me now to the Czech Republic… where residential property investment is currently...
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