Property News - October 2015

Welcome to the PPI Property Investment Newsletter, the aim of which is to keep you up to date and informed as to the most recent property trends and news.

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Residential Research - Gloabal House Price Index

Hose Price Index sees two-speed Europe emerging. Global house prices increased by just 0.3% on average in the year to the end of March but this hides the significant disparity between world regions. Kate Everett-Allen examines the latest figures.

International Investment - The importance of adopting a global mindset when investing today

The South African stock market makes up just less than 1% of global stock market capitalisation. Considering the small size of this market and that local shares are relatively expensive, Marriott is of the view that investors who adopt a global investment mindset will be well served from both a diversification and valuation perspective.

Global Property - Analysis of the world’s property markets

Will you invest in Tokyo this year or are you holding out for Sydney? Do you know why investors are feting Berlin but urging caution in Madrid? Our latest analysis of the world’s property markets is available now, revealing the seven global cities we’re most excited about, plus some hot spots to keep an eye on for future investment potential. 

UK Stamp Duty - Knight Frank’s response and analysis of the figures released

Although the new stamp duty rules were only applicable for a quarter of the period in question, combined with a slowdown in activity that began after last summer as the general election campaign got underway and the prospect of a ‘mansion tax’ began to loom larger, there is a discernible impact on the prime central London market.

Invasive Species - A "NEW LAW" which will affect all property owners

On 1 October 2014 some regulations were published which list plants which are not permitted to be grown in South Africa and to place a burden on property owners to deal with these plants in accordance with the Regulations. 

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