"The German residential investment market enjoyed the most dynamic start to a year since the record year of 2015. The transaction volume in the first quarter of 2018 totalled around €4bn, representing an increase of 9% compared with the opening quarter of last year.The top seven cities accounted for 36% of the transaction volume, which is materially ahead of the five-year average of 48%. The fundamentals favour investments outside of the A-cities. The number of households, and hence demand for housing, is expected to rise in around half of all districts (in German: Kreis) and urban districts (in German: Landkreis) by 2030."
"There is now a shortage of high quality properties in the more sought-after towns and villages"
"Scotland’s million pound market made a remarkable comeback in the second half of 2017"
"The Jersey residential market is buoyant, while Guernsey’s is beginning to show signs of picking up following recent price falls"
"Scottish estates are proving robust as owners and managers adapt to the changing face of the rural sector by appraising tenancies and diversifying sources of income"
"While proactive management of property assets will help reduce risk, rural estates need to evolve. Developing new income streams is essential"
"Agricultural and residential assets still provide the core income for rural estates. Proactive management must continue to draw income from a greater range of assets"