News Entries Tagged 'World Property'

Property is a better investment than gold!

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

Property is a better investment than gold! Results of the Worldwide Property Group’s April confidence tracker survey reveal that 80 per cent of people surveyed ranked property as their number one investment of choice. This is the highest figure since August 2010 and the second highest figure since the survey began in August 2009. With the recent bursting of the Silver bubble during which its value fell by a third, and substantial declines in many other commodities including Copper, Nickel and Tin, investors are looking for a steadier and safer place in which to put their money. Four out of five people surveyed believe this to be property.In second place with a respectable 14 per cent of the vote was Gold, an investment that is currently resisting the fate of other commodities with sales of Gold coins on track for their best month in a year. Shares and currency each received 3 per cent of the vote whilst savings unsurprisingly received nothing as interest rates remain historically low.Looking at other aspects of the survey 73 per cent are expecting an increase in interest rates at some point during the next 12 months. However, with lenders continuing to reduce rates on many fixed mortgage products, renewed confidence has led 91 per cent to be of the opinion that this will be by no more than 1 per cent and subsequently led 83 per cent of respondents to believe that right now is currently a good time to buy a property in the UK, whilst 63 per cent believe the same of overseas property.Commenting on the results, Kevin Wilkes (left), Managing Director of the Worldwide Property Group said, “It is great to see that property is the investment that people turn to when many others show signs of instability. It just reinforces that property is still widely regarded as a safe and secure investment, an investment that has demonstrated great resilience in the face of very difficult economic conditions. I have always been of the opinion that property is a great place to invest your hard earned money as generally its value has been shown to rise consistently over the long term. It appears that an increasing number of people share that view."


Sun Gardens in Crotia creates a stir

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

Croatian resort Dubrovnik Sun Gardens  Dubrovnik Sun Gardens, Croatia's benchmark in luxury resort developments has completed its first overseas property sale.    


Self Invested Personal Pensions

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

Self Invested Personal Pensions


World's Tallest buildings

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

World's Tallest buildings #BuildingHeight 1 Burj Khalifa  828 m 2 Makkah Clock Royal Tower  601 m 3 Taipei 101  509 m 4 Shanghai World Financial Center  492 m 5 International Commerce Centre  484 m


UK Real Estate Agents must register with the OFT

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

UK agents assisting with overseas transactions now subject to AML regulations


Moscow, Miami and Dubai tipped for strongest prime property growth in 2013

Posted On Saturday, 11th June 2011

Moscow, Miami and Dubai tipped for strongest prime property growth in 2013 Prime residential property prices in 14 cities worldwide are forecast to rise by 2.5% on average in 2013, according to the latest global real estate report from Knight Frank.