14/03/2016
Property investors reap highest rewards in Turkey in 2015, according to new global report

House prices rose more in Turkey than in any other mainstream real estate market during 2015, according to a report from international property consultancy Knight Frank. Recording growth of 18.4% puts Turkey top of Knight Frank’s most recent Global House Price Index, which compares average house prices in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2014 and […]

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07/03/2016
Flagship Barbados resort champions Caribbean property market with international awards and expansion plans

Anyone looking for the crème-de-la-crème of Caribbean property should have the Royal Westmoreland resort in Barbados at the top of their list. The famous estate, located in Barbados, cemented its position as one of the world’s most desirable residential leisure resorts with two awards at the International Property Awards 2015-2016, namely 'Best Golf Development' and […]

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04/03/2016
Balearic Islands blistering ahead in Spanish property sales

Hunger for a home in the Balearic Islands has rebounded to levels not seen since before the crisis, according to recent figures from Spain's National Statistics Institute. An encouraging 10,605 property sales took place in 2015, the highest level since 2008 and an increase of almost 15 per cent year-on-year. The same data showed an […]

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04/03/2016
Gulf investors drive foreign demand 3 years after Turkey’s law change

New figures reveal the extent of which Turkey’s property market was boosted by the country’s relaxing of ownership laws, with an uplift in buyers from the Gulf States especially notable. Turkish property investments by foreigners are expected to be worth $5.5billion for 2015, after figures confirmed a value of $5billion for the first 11 months […]

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25/02/2016
Spot Blue International Property means business when it comes to social media

Spot Blue International Property has been recognised as one of the most influential users of social media in the overseas real estate industry, with the on-line property agency occupying the top spot of an independent social media ranking and featuring consistently highly in another. As of February 2016, Spot Blue is ranked the number one […]

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12/02/2016
Mega-investment in Portugal’s Algarve to attracts foreign investors

One of Portugal’s flagship resorts on the Algarve, Vilamoura, is to undergo a new €1-billion phase of development, making it an attractive option for international investors. The masterplan, overseen by Vilamoura World, was announced in October 2015 and includes 18 new projects, combining property, leisure and retail units, in total covering a staggering 400 hectares. […]

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12/02/2016
Istanbul boosted by ranking in top 15 European cities for investment prospects in 2016

Istanbul has been ranked 14th in a recent report by international tax consultancy PwC and the Urban Land Institute that ranks 20 European cities by investment prospects. This is an impressive six places up from last year's listings and puts it ahead of London (15th), Edinburgh (18th), Frankfurt (20th), Brussels (21st) and Paris (22nd), amongst […]

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05/02/2016
Confidence mounts in French Alps, as savvy buyers look to smaller resorts for deals

Confidence mounts in French Alps, as savvy buyers look to smaller resorts for deals Buyer confidence will continue to grow in the Alpine property market during 2016, according to ski property specialist Skiingproperty.com, with France spearheading demand from international investors. Encouragingly, 2015 saw a rise in releases of new-build apartments in French resorts, particularly in […]

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02/02/2016
Weak Sterling and rocky global markets drive foreign interest in London in 2016

Weak Sterling and rocky global markets drive foreign interest in London in 2016 Sterling’s fall in value since the start of 2016 has made investing in the UK more attractive to wealthy foreigners, according to property firms in London, who report notable interest from dollar-based investors in the Middle East. The safe haven status of […]

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25/01/2016
Turkey’s investor appeal remains strong as sales to non-Turks jump in 2015

Residential property sales to foreigners rose by 20.4 per cent in Turkey during 2015 compared to 2014, according to the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat), whose data also showed that overall residential sales, including those to Turks, rose by 10.6 per cent year-on-year. In total, Turkey recorded 1,289,320 residential property sales in 2015, including 22,830 to […]

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