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Archive for December, 2008

Indian investment property loan market comes under scrutiny

Indian officials have put forward plans which could help ease the country’s credit shortage and help prop up the real estate market. In a new report, the Planning Commission has looked closely at the way large loans are dished out to the country’s consumers.

US real estate market records high sales, low prices

Figures show the rate of homes sales in the US real estate market is still high, with 32,163 changing hands in the last month alone. Although this was less than were sold in October, the figure is far higher than the 25,500 sold during November 2007.

Commentators back future of Dubai investment property

Dubai’s investment property market still has good longer-term prospects despite the current slowdown, commentators have said. Writing for the Sunday Times, Ben Dahlstrom and Alex Evans said the state will continue to attract buyers despite the hits it took in 2008.

Developer’s detached new homes for sale prove popular in UK

Detached new homes for sale are still proving popular with UK buyers despite the downturn, a top developer has said. David Wilson Homes said it had to sell a show home at one of its developments early after it attracted interest following an article in the local press.