Archive for December, 2012

Pending home sales in US reach 18 month high

Pending home sales in the United States increased in November for the third straight month and reached the highest level in two and a half years, according to the latest … more »

Potential mortgage blow for Dubai property market amid reports of mortgage restrictions

Just as it is recovering well from its real estate crash with foreign buyers returning to the market, Dubai has been dealt a potential mortgage blow.The UAE central bank has … more »

Prices steady but house buyers wary

AUSTRALIA’S residential developers are taking a cautious approach to 2013, with some markets expected to lift slightly.

Good news for Irish property market as prices rise by 1.1% in November

Residential property prices in Ireland fell by 5.7% in the year to the end of November, considerably down from the annual rate of 8.1% recorded in October, the latest data … more »

Rural Scottish property with wood burning stoves are in demand, it is claimed

Private property sector tenants in Scotland are increasingly interested in renting properties that come with a wood burning stove, according to agents.With cold winter days now upon us, the prospect … more »

Agencies must take more care protecting leads

Simon Parker
It will be critical for agents to spend more time developing their potential buyer databases – in other words, the people who are much more likely to give agents … more »

A year in review

It is hard to believe that we are putting together this, the final REIQ Insider blog, of 2012. I wonder where the year has gone. While I have only been … more »

Agency leadership critical in 2013

Simon Parker
Leadership from principals will remain an important ingredient in successful agencies in 2013, a number of senior executives from some of the country’s largest real estate groups have said.
In … more »

Holiday home surge points to better times

Holiday home bookings for this Christmas and New Year are higher than they have been since 2007, providing a strong indicator of confidence returning to the local economy.

Kensington has the most expensive homes in the UK, research shows

The streets of the Royal Borough of Kensington in London with their stunning array of classical architecture set alongside modern developments are the most expensive residential streets in the UK, … more »