giovedì 28 febbraio 2013

Asia, solid investor optimism in the housing market

Asia, solid investor optimism in the housing market

From the Real Estate Market Survey of RICS Global Commercial fourth quarter shows that the real estate market of northern Asia remains solid. In particular, China, Hong Kong and Japan have shown a sharp rise in sentiment in the rental market and investments. The Survey indicates, however, a more negative trend for the Singapore market, with some key indicators that showed further deterioration.


In China, demand for rentals has risen slightly after the slowdown in the third quarter, with net income up to +20. The availability of space is increased. Although expectations on rents remain on a positive territory, the increase in new construction will affect sull'outlook rents in the future. Even the confident investors saw a marked improvement, with a sharp increase in demands and expectations of transactions. The increased appetite for investment is spurring expectations on the capital value.

mercoledì 27 febbraio 2013

Six million euro for a castle in Bavaria offered for sale by Porsche

Schloss Bullachberg
When an investment becomes unproductive is the case to discard it and so Porsche has decided to sell his castle in Bavaria, purchased in 2006, for six million euro.

The automaker had in fact bought the castle, Schloss Bullachberg, close to Neuschwanstein Castle, the most famous of Bavaria, with the intention of turning it into a luxury hotel with 180,000 square meters.

lunedì 25 febbraio 2013

Norway estate boom!

Norway big city skyline
The Norwegian regulators should impose more restrictive rules for the housing market compared to those in force abroad. This is because house prices and private debt have reached record levels, very different from those reported in the rest of the Old Continent. To make known, Bloomberg agency reported, was Morten Baltzersen, the number one of the Authority for the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) in the Nordic country.

"Our starting point is some concern for the growth of private debt and real estate prices in Norway," he said. And the measures taken will not be in line with the rest of Europe because - he said - the starting situation is very different.

A nice sit-com to about real estate agents

"Vendesi" - Main actors
Often we have heard that real estate agents are not a profession "funny". Without a doubt, this injury was aggravated during a period of great difficulty of the real estate market like the one we are living because, as pointed out by a survey conducted some time ago in the United States own a real estate agent, the dislike of the category comes most of the time not so much the lack of professionalism of the agent or real character of the individual components, but the fact that the real estate broker represents for many the personification of dreams and expectations dashed. On the one hand those of the owner that he wanted to get a higher price (even if unrealistic) from the sale of your property and, second, those buyers who may be forced to give up the house they wanted or discount which had aimed.

venerdì 22 febbraio 2013

Economy. Journey to the roots of the crisis, European banks have been up to?

A black cloud over the world

The chronicle and political force us daily to deal with words and concepts related to economic matters. Terms and expressions borrowed from the colorful jargon of finance or economic doctrine, have become commonly used on the basis of the violent changes in place for some years, but their meaning is often shrouded in the mists for those not into the matter.


Never like today is very timely, as a result of recent developments in the case of European banks, hear about "derivative" investments classified as financial products created in 1920 and in the years to come, purchased by banks around the world. It should, however, do so clearly on the subject to understand what a derivative and by whom it has been used over the years by dragging the entire global financial system to the economic meltdown. The term "derivative" or "derivate" refers to a financial product identified as speculative title contains within itself a large number of subtitles at great risk. This appears to be the result of a finance called "creative" that produced disastrous effects on markets and financial centers defined strategic, among them New York and London. The already dangerous product itself has become devastating when it has approached banks behaviors unclear and even little lawful. And 'the beginning of the new millennium that some of codeste banks gave start to what today we can clearly define "economic decline". It all started with the U.S. such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, banks defined sisters, and the famous Lehman Brothers founded by two German brothers. Once again the "families" in American society are confirmed carriers of dangerous mishaps despite the same America you define in the eyes of the world, a big family.

giovedì 21 febbraio 2013

Luxury villas and homes, sales increase in Italy

A luxury house with pool
The luxury real estate market does not seem to have suffered from the crisis, indeed.

The analysis conducted by an indipendent observatory analyzed the sales of luxury real estate in Italy (here some examples of luxury homes and villas in Italy), recording an increase of 16% between 2011 and 2012.

You can buy real estate property and more throughout the boot and especially from abroad, particularly from Russia. Data that bode well for the industry in a time when other properties are still on the other hand if not in decline: ISTAT has photographed the real estate market in the same period that saw a decline in sales of 23.6%. Italy thus confirming land of beauty, able to attract foreign investors, attracted by the beauty of our country and the most exclusive houses.

mercoledì 20 febbraio 2013

Black numbers for housing market. Crisis!

Crisis make me cry
ITALY - Black for the housing market crisis, which also affects a small part of the demand for mortgages.

A enderlo known is the Fiaip Federation (estate agents referring to which publishes the data on the year 2012, emphasizing a reduction of 11, 98% of real estate prices and a reduction in the number of sales of 17.22% compared to 2011.

martedì 19 febbraio 2013

Italy - Black year for the housing market, house prices collapse: Rome -15%

Italy - Black year for the housing market
Fiaip: in contrast Taranto. For the first half of 2013 the market still

Rome, February 15 (TMNews) - Black Year, 2012, for the housing market: the sales fell by 17.2% and housing prices have fallen by 11, 9%. To provide the data is Fiaip (Italian Federation of Professional Real Estate Agents) which released the report on the progress of urban real estate market scenarios for 2012 and 2013.The 2012 "closes with a market stagnation in a context in which the indicators marked a decline in real estate prices in the residential and commercial real estate market," said the Federation. For the trades "there is an average trend of falling prices of '11.98% for houses, while falls the number of sales that amounted to -17.22% in 2012." Sharp decline, then the price for leases for housing and commercial leases -5.60% -12.5% ​​compared to 2011.