U.K. House Prices Climb as Rightmove Doubles Forecast: Economy – Bloomberg 07-15-13

Salient to Investors: Rightmove  said UK home prices will climb 4 percent in 2013  as sellers raised asking prices for a seventh month to a record in July. Miles Shipside at Rightmove said a combination of apparent economic stability internationally and some signs of an economic upturn nationally mean more home movers are willing and able to increase

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London Drives House Prices to Record as Buyers Flock to Market – Bloomberg 07-11-13

Salient to Investors: Acadametrics and LSL Property Services said prime property buyers are pouring money into London, helping increase UK house prices 2.5 percent from a year earlier to another record in June. Prices have increased for 10 consecutive months, driven by buoyant international demand for London homes and loosening mortgage availability. Acadametrics said house-price inflation in

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U.K. Home Prices Rise Most in 18 Months, Nationwide Says – Bloomberg 05-30-13

Salient to Investors: Nationwide Building Society said UK house prices increased rose 1.1 percent from a year earlier, the most since November 2011. Robert Gardner at Nationwide said housing is gradually gaining momentum and the economy and credit policy provide reasons for optimism in the quarters ahead. Read the full article at http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-30/u-k-home-prices-rise-most-in-18-months-nationwide-says.html

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Warehouses Win Investors as Unsung Internet Heroes – Bloomberg 04-15-13

Salient to Investors: The growth of Internet shopping in Europe is luring investors to warehouses, where yields are beating showy storefronts and sleek offices amid a space shortage. Jones Lang LaSalle say Europe needs 296 million square feet of new distribution and storage warehouses in the next 5 years, 11 percent of

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Gains in Permits Signal Sustained U.S. Housing Rebound – Bloomberg 03-19-13

Salient to Investors: Anika Khan at Wells Fargo Securities is optimistic about the housing recovery and sees construction picking up. Morgan Stanley expects residential construction to rise 14 percent in 2013. Jason Schenker at Prestige Economics said housing has huge upside potential for GDP and job creation and the only thing that’s going to drive the substantial improvement to

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Investors Farm English Land for Gains as BlackRock Sells – Bloomberg 03-08-13

Salient to Investors: Knight Frank said English rural land produced some of the best investment returns in Europe since 2007, appreciating by 51 percent versus a 19 percent rise got millionaires’ mansions in London and a loss for rest of the U.K. housing market. Tim Atkinson at J.H. Walter is not expecting an alteration in the

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Flowers Joins Ross Rivaling U.K. Banks for Home Loans – Bloomberg 03-08-13

Salient to Investors: US buyout firms are playing an increasingly larger role in the U.K. housing market.  US private-equity investors Wilbur Ross and J. Christopher Flowers are lining up to finance British homebuyers as the country’s biggest banks pull back. The Council of Mortgage Lenders says RBS, Lloyds Banking, Barclays, HSBC and Santander U.K.

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