• The UK property sector really is in uncharted waters!

    The UK property sector really is in uncharted waters!

    While doom and gloom still hovers over the UK property market, with many analysts expecting substantial falls during 2009, is there any comparison between the current situation and house price movements since the Nationwide House Price Index began in 1952?

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  • Who do you blame for the Dubai property downturn?

    Who do you blame for the Dubai property downturn?

    A short time ago we set up a poll which gave readers of the forum the chance to vote on who and what they believed caused the property downturn in Dubai. There is an array of different elements included in the vote and the results so far (the poll is still alive and ongoing) make

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  • The US housing market is set to get worse!

    The US housing market is set to get worse!

    As the US population welcomes President Barak Obama to the White House it would appear that over the past few months a feel-good factor has started to emerge in the US, in light of the changing political environment. However, a look at the US housing market and forecasts for the future would firmly suggest that

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  • Who to blame for the Dubai property downturn

    Who to blame for the Dubai property downturn

    As the Dubai property downturn gathers pace many people are speculating with regards to the underlying reasons for the sudden disappearance of confidence in what had been one of the more buoyant markets of recent times. Even though we are currently in the middle of a significant worldwide economic downturn there is speculation that other

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  • Are we set to see credit crunch part two in the UK banking sector?

    Are we set to see credit crunch part two in the UK banking sector?

    While the UK banking sector has taken a serious hit over the last 12 months many had believed the multibillion pound taxpayer led bailout would be more than enough to see the sector through the bad times. However there are now serious concerns that we may well see credit crunch part two in the first

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  • Malaysian property and the hare and the tortoise

    Malaysian property and the hare and the tortoise

    A recent report by the Association of Valuers and Property Consultants in Private Practice Malaysia (PEPS) has highlighted a very useful concept which appears to offer a large degree of protection to the property market in Malaysia. When compared to neighbouring countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand the price of property in Malaysia

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