Finance forum: Real estate 51 articles - 7.412 readings

The subject of a specific market such as the real estate market is real estate and its purchase and sale, regardless of intended use. The development of the real estate market is closely linked to the interest rate indices on loans, whether or not they favour the construction, rental, sale and purchase of real estate.

Signa Holding declares insolvency: risk of a chain reaction?

Posted on 01.12.2023

Property giant Signa Holding has filed for insolvency: how did this happen and what are the possible consequences? Signa Holding has filed for insolvency Signa Holding, the real estate company founded by the Austrian René Benko, has filed for insolvency with the Vienna District Court. As Walter Galbiati points out in the 'Repubblica', the group had already declared a significant loss of liquidity, which had fallen from €122 million to €32 million in six months (Decembe ...

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European real estate investment slumps, but the worst may be over

Posted on 20.11.2023

In recent months, rising financing costs and mortgage rates have put pressure on the European property market. This has led to some notable consequences, such as a fall in property prices and the contraction of significant shares of investment in the sector. A noticeable decline in property investment The European property market is at the centre of the interest of many savers and investors, and has undergone significant changes as a result of the policy of raising interest rates pursued by th ...

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Rising interest rates in England triggered falling house prices

Posted on 05.10.2023

The rapid rise in interest rates and the uncertain economic situation are also affecting the UK property market, posing new challenges for UK savers who choose to invest in property. House prices falling House prices in the UK are falling, as confirmed by research from Nationwide, which quantified a 5.3 per cent fall in prices. In other words, the average house price has fallen by £14,600 over a one-year period (August 2022-2023). The average house price is now £257,000. However, a ...

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Open-ended real estate funds: the market crisis does not eliminate all opportunities

Posted on 10.07.2023

In a crisis situation on the property market, some people wonder whether there are still opportunities to be found, including in open-ended property funds. Iris Bülow's interview with property specialist Kanam Thomas Rehmet appeared in 'Das Investment'. Rising interest rates and pressure on the property market Rising interest rates have put pressure on the property market: mortgage costs have risen and this has had a direct negative impact on the volume of house purchases and ...

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Housing crisis could be a boon for funds and asset managers

Posted on 03.07.2023

The uncertain situation in the real estate market opens up a scenario that is certainly fraught with risks, but perhaps also with opportunities for real estate funds and asset management companies. Property market corrections Rising interest rates have concrete consequences for the property market: mortgage costs rise and buying a property becomes more expensive. This situation leads to a fall in demand for houses and therefore a fall in their price. This situation is more pronounced where mar ...

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Interest rates put pressure on the housing market

Posted on 27.06.2023

Rising interest rates lead to higher financing costs, which of course include mortgages. The risks here are not to be underestimated. Falling house prices in Germany In Germany, house prices have fallen by 6.8% since the beginning of the year. As Christian Siedenbiedel explains in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the German housing sector is suffering from rising interest rates. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the property market has been characterised by very high prices. The ...

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European real estate risks crisis, but there are still opportunities for investors

Posted on 07.06.2023

The European property market is at risk of entering a crisis due to the credit crunch, but there are funds and sectors (in countries such as Italy) that still appear to offer opportunities. The credit crunch hits the property market The rise in interest rates has had a direct impact on the European property market: although the impact varies from country to country, the credit crunch has generally led to a reduction in the number of mortgages taken out. Fewer mortgages lead to a slowdown and s ...

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Interest rates dampen demand for mortgages and now inflation could hit real estate too

Posted on 23.05.2023

Property has been seen as a value-preserving investment because of the upward trend in prices, but restrictive monetary policy is leading to a slowdown in growth and, in some cases, a decline in house prices. Rising interest rates dampen demand for mortgages The ECB's rise in interest rates has led to a fall in demand for mortgages; in a report on the bank lending market, the ECB itself recorded the biggest fall in demand for mortgages since 2003, the year of the first measurements. As hou ...

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