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Land News from 2011

An invaluable resource for the latest land news in the UK from 2011, including the latest news on land values and the agricultural land market.


Farmland prices set to rise by 10% in the first half of 2012

Farmland prices look set to bounce back in 2012 with a predicted rise of 7-10% in the first half of the year alone. Investors are expected to remain interested in farmland and it is becoming more well-known as an asset class with a proven track record of capital growth. Unlike many other investments, land can also offer lifestyle opportunities that can be enjoyed.

(Source: Knight Frank, 21 Dec 2011)

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Farmland values expected to rise by 36% in the next 5 years

The continuing growth of uk farmland values is forecast to outperform traditional investment assets. Experts expect the average farmland values to increase by 36% in the next 5 years. The medium term prospects for farmland values in terms of capital growth are extremely positive with the continuing tightened supply and low interest rates expected to maintain farmland values.

(Source: Savills, 20 Dec 2011)

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Farmland Investments: A Unique Asset Class

Billionaire investment professionals are extremely bullish on farmland investment and they believe the arguments for farmland investment as an asset class are extremely compelling. Furthermore, farmland investment offers an excellent hedge against inflation.

(Source: technorati.com, 28 Nov 2011)

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Farmland values increase by 7.4%

In England, average farmland values rose by 1.1% during the third quarter of 2011 giving a total rise of 7.4% in land values in the first three quarters of 2011. In some cases farmland has been sold well above the average values. The ongoing global economic woes, which look likely to persist for the foreseeable future, will only act to strengthen farmland’s position as a ‘safe haven’ for investors. Even in these uncertain economic times, the performance of farmland is comparable with that of gold and oil – all being recognised as hedges against inflation.

(Source: Savills, 25 Oct 2011)

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Farmland values to rise again in 2012

Farmland values are 5% higher than 12 months ago and almost double the prices being achieved five years ago. Although farmland values fell back 1% in the last quarter, prices are expected to rise again in 2012 as the general direction of the land market is still upwards as investors look to tangible assets.

(Source: Knight Frank, 23 Sep 2011)

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Farmland Prices Increase by 16% - RICS Land Market Survey H1 2011

The latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey reports that farmland prices increased by 16% in the last year, reaching an all-time high in H1 2011. Over the next twelve months, surveyors expect farmland prices to continue rising strongly.

(Source: RICS Rural Market Survey H1 2011, 18 Aug 2011)

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Farmland values to hit new record high in England

Farmland values rose by almost 3% in the past three months and are now just under 7% higher than they were 12 months ago, reaching a new record high. Farmland continues to outperform other asset classes as more and more investors are attracted by the strong capital growth over the past decade and predicted further rises in the next 10 years.

(Source: Knight Frank, 07 Jul 2011)

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Farmland outperforms other assets as rising values hit record high

Farmland values are 11% higher than 12 months ago with values rising by 3% in the first three months of this year alone. Farmland has performed far more strongly than other asset classes over the past 10 years and this resilience is part of what makes farmland such an attractive investment and should help ensure farmland values continue to rise during 2011.

(Source: Knight Frank, 15 Apr 2011)

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Farmland Prices Reach Record High - RICS Rural Land Market Survey H2 2010

The latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey shows farmland prices increased by 7%, reaching an all-time high in H2 2010. This comes on the back of strong growth in demand and falling availability of land for sale. Over the next twelve months, surveyors expect the recent trend in farmland prices to continue, particularly in light of the supply situation. Moreover, given strong growth in commercial farmland demand, it is unsurprising that surveyors are relatively more upbeat abut future developments in this segment of the market.

(Source: RICS Rural Land Market Survey H2 2010, 23 Feb 2011)

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Farmland values increased 13% in 2010 and could rise a further 7% in 2011

Average farmland values increased by just over 13% last year, outperforming even prime London residential property and the recovering FTSE. This reinforces farmland as one of the top performing assets of this century so far. Farmland prices are being driven by lack of supply and lack of quality. Together with strengthening commodity prices, this should help increase farmland values by up by 7% in 2011 with demand increasing from both farmers and investors.

Farmland values increased 13% in 2010 and could rise 7% in 2011

(Source: Knight Frank, 07 Feb 2011)

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Interest in farmland investment is on the rise

Farmland investment is on the rise as farmland prices increased by 13% in 2010 and could farmland prices could rise by 7% in 2011 ensuring farmland remains a good investment.

(Source: Taylor Vinters Solicitors, 04 Feb 2011)

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