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Category: Trends & Statistics

The landlord can call the police in Thailand
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The landlord can call the police in Thailand

  Rents: Can landlord and tenant freely agree on rents in Thailand? Rents are freely negotiated. Rents are not usually adjusted for the duration of the fixed contract period. Landlords are required to notify their tenants in advance of pending rent adjustments, usually coinciding with the renewal of the lease agreement. Deposits Landlords usually receive...

Which European cities have confidence of real estate investors?
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Which European cities have confidence of real estate investors?

The report Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018, jointly published by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) the research and education organization and PwC showed that the pessimism of last year has dissipated considerably, with better general economic outlook and increased tenant demand. Continental European countries have mixed feelings about the UK, with uncertainties about the future...

Smart Homes – Explained
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Smart Homes – Explained

Tech-led home design used be the provision of the super rich and Bond villains. Now a whole wave of new products have hit the market set to transform your home into an intelligent environment that will predict your needs, smooth your days and make your money work harder.  So What is Home Automation? And What...

Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe 2018
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Emerging Trends in Real Estate: Europe 2018

  Rethinking real estate Overall, an optimistic outlook prevails throughout most of Europe’s property industry, with nearly half of this year’s respondents expecting European economic growth to improve over the next five years. But the geopolitical backdrop is creating a shift in focus, with concerns moving from the regional to the global. Emerging Trends in...

New market realities in Real Estate for Europe
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New market realities in Real Estate for Europe

While there is a general post-Brexit slump in sentiment towards the UK, investors continue to see value in real estate across many parts of the rest of Europe. However, return expectations are being scaled down, and the importance of active asset management as a means to access income is being talked up. What is abundantly...

Dubai Real Estate Not As Crazy For Crypto As People Think
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Dubai Real Estate Not As Crazy For Crypto As People Think

Dubai is famous for being the mecca of luxury real estate in the Middle East. It was the first market to sell a new development property in Bitcoin. The Aston Plaza and Residences in Dubai Science Park is the development that made headlines for accepting payment in Bitcoin. The project isn’t even completed yet. Lord knows...

Traditional property investment is dead
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Traditional property investment is dead

The traditional property investment cycle has dramatically changed since the last property boom a decade ago. The days of buying property, benefiting from rental increases and the associated yield compression and then selling off at a profit after five or six years is no longer sustainable. Experts in the field now maintain that the best...

Investing in the Greek Tourism Sector
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Investing in the Greek Tourism Sector

With more than 16,000 kilometers of coastline, more than 6,000 islands and islets, and a well-established tourism industry, Greece presents a prime investment opportunity in the Tourism sector. The country is one of the top global tourist destinations for sun and beach holidays, and also provides attractive propositions for year-round themed holidays. The competitive advantages...