As the Eurozone debt crisis unravelled there is no doubt that Spain’s housing market was one of the hardest hit with prices in some regions slipping 40-50% from their pre-crisis peak.
The growth in land values moderated across England and Wales in the final quarter of 2014, reflecting the movement in the wider housing market.However residential development land values in prime central London continued their strong growth, ending the year up 24%.
With the pound hitting 1.30 against the euro this month and the dollar at 0.88, is the time now right to look to the traditional hotspots of Europe for a holiday home?
The Hong Kong economy improved towards the end of 2014, reflected by the Purchase Manager Index (PMI) which showed expansion for the first time in five months in December 2014.
In the latest edition of our Asia-Pacific Residential Review, we provide a comprehensive view of the major taxes incurred when purchasing, holding and disposing of a residential property in the region: For a larger version of this table, please download the full Asia Pacific Residential Review.
Dr Samantak Das, Chief Economist at Knight Frank India, offers his thoughts on the Indian real estate market in 2014 and offers his thoughts on the year ahead.
With the ski season now well underway, Knight Frank’s Roddy Aris takes the pulse of the property market in the French Alps and highlights those markets set to outperform in 2015 Roddy explains: “The 2014-2015 ski season had a rather muted start.
The search for safe haven assets post 2008 saw London, New York and Hong Kong pushed to the top of international buyers’ wish lists.
The global spotlight will shine this weekend in Australia, as leaders from the world’s most influential economies gather for the G20 Leaders Summit in Brisbane, Queensland.