All Property Week articles in 12 December 2008

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  • Online

    APC Advice - Week 23: Supervisor and counsellor review (part 2 - candidate preparation)

    Jon Lever describes your role and preparation leading up to the 12-month meeting, and Ben Elder looks at the competency on research methodologies and techniques

  • Nordic Property Market Report

    Nordic Property Market - December 2008


    The breakdown of the global financing system has choked the access to credit for consumers, companies and property investors.

  • Big Box Poland

    Big Box Poland - Market Report Q3 2008


    The third quarter of 2008 brought a lot of uncertainty in terms of the further development of Poland's property market.

  • News

    Japan housing agency seeks new model


    The Japan Housing Finance Agency, with $429bn in assets, said it needs a new business model after copying the failed practices of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  • News

    Obama appoints NY housing chief to run Federal housing body


    President-elect Barack Obama has picked New York City housing commissioner Shaun Donovan to be secretary of housing and urban development, a post that Obama said would play a lead role in his administration's efforts to stem the rising tide of foreclosures and rebuild the nation's efforts to expand homeownership.

  • News

    Fannie Mae gives respite to renters


    In a move that provides relief to thousands of renters who face eviction but draws the federal government even deeper into the housing market, the loan giant Fannie Mae said Sunday that it would sign new leases with renters living in foreclosed properties owned by the company.

  • News

    Japanese business confidence 'plunges'


    Business confidence among big Japanese manufacturers plunged at the fastest pace in more than three decades as the economic crisis deepened, a central bank survey showed.

  • News

    Banks set to back Centro


    Bankers to the financially stricken Centro Properties are expected to sign a deal today that will throw the giant retail landlord a financial lifeline.

  • News

    Projects near railways seen as best Hong Kong bet


    Luxury and mass residential properties located near new railway projects will enjoy a higher upside potential than other properties once the market recovers, property analysts project.

  • News

    Henderson to test HK market with discounts


    Hong Kong's third-biggest property developer, Henderson Land Development, is poised to test the market with a limited release of discounted units in 10 residential projects it built on the mainland over the past three years.

  • News

    Builders slow construction pace


    Dubai builders are in talks to slow down the pace of construction on many contracts to give developers more time to raise finance and avoid having to make more drastic adjustments to their plans.

  • News

    Sovereign funds to buy more property assets


    Sovereign wealth funds could buy as much as US$725bn (Dh2.66tn) worth of global property assets by 2015, according to a new report.

  • News

    House prices will fall 30% says Barclays chief


    House prices will fall a further 15% next year, the head of the high street bank Barclays claims today.

  • News

    UK 'best value' says LaSalle


    The UK commercial property market has become best value in the world for investment, according to the annual strategy review by global property fund manager LaSalle Investment Management.

  • News

    Prime mortgage arrears at 8 year high


    Prime mortgage borrowers are struggling to keep up their payments – the proportion of top-quality loans held in asset-backed securities that are at least one month in arrears has risen 50%.

  • News

    Agents fear rent collapse stymied sellers flood market


    People who are unable to sell their properties because of the collapse of the residential sales market are now flooding the lettings sector with unusual, high-specification homes that are often being offered to tenants at bargain prices.

  • News

    Docklands homes flood market


    City workers are rushing to offload their Canary Wharf apartments amid job losses in the financial sector, according to figures from Rightmove.

  • News

    US policy makers ponder more house market aid


    An intensified effort to exploit government control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to drive down US mortgage costs and cushion a decline in house prices could start soon.

  • News

    Invista chief tipped for British Land top job


    Duncan Owen, chief executive at listed fund manager Invista Real Estate Investment Management, is a shock candidate for the top job at British Land.

  • News

    Straw slammed over refurb costs


    The Ministry of Justice has been accused of wasting a 'colossal' amount of taxpayers’ money after spending more than £130m refurbishing an old office block for its new headquarters.