Thursday 23 November 2017

Residential Property

Residential Property

UK house prices 3.6% higher than their previous peak

UK house prices 3.6% higher than their previous peak

The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, according to official figures.

16 Apr 2014

New immigration rules could affect Canadian housing market

New immigration rules could affect Canadian housing market

The Canadian federal budget released earlier this month has closed a loophole offering a shortcut to wealthy investors.

25 Feb 2014

Brazil’s house prices rise further than anywhere else in the world

Brazil’s house prices rise further than anywhere else in the world

The Bank for International Settlements said this month that over the last five years, housing prices in Brazil increased more than in any other country.

30 Jan 2014

Singapore home sales slump to lowest since 2009

Singapore home sales slump to lowest since 2009

Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority reported this week that home sales plunged 82% in December compared to a year ago, and ended the year at the lowest level since 2009.

16 Jan 2014

More Hong Kong buyers use company share transfers to avoid stamp duties.

More Hong Kong buyers use company share transfers to avoid stamp duties.

A growing number of buyers of luxury residential and commercial properties are making their purchases through companies to escape paying stamp duties.

12 Dec 2013

Property prices in Singapore fall following government curbs

Property prices in Singapore fall following government curbs

The National University of Singapore’s, Singapore Residential Price Index showed the city state’s home prices fell at a faster pace in October, dropping 1.2 percent from September, as evi...

30 Nov 2013

UK rents soar and lenders cut loan rates

UK rents soar and lenders cut loan rates

A report in This is Money has highlighted a record number of buy-to-let mortgage deals at less than 3 per cent.

18 Nov 2013

Expatriates in Hong Kong look overseas for real estate investment opportunities

Expatriates in Hong Kong look overseas for real estate investment opportunities

Government measures to cool the Hong Kong property market, including extra stamp duty on non-resident buyers, have forced some expats to buy overseas.

13 Nov 2013

Buying property in South Africa

Buying property in South Africa

Quoting local real estate agents in Cape Town, the New York Times reports the market in the affluent beachfront suburbs like Camps Bay and nearby Clifton has improved increasingly over th...

01 Nov 2013

Sansiri wins two categories at the Thailand Property Awards 2013 event in Bangkok

Sansiri wins two categories at the Thailand Property Awards 2013 event in Bangkok

First held in 2006, the Thailand Property Awards are organised by Ensign Media, publishers of Property Report Asia, and aim to promote, reward and showcase the best in Thailand’s real est...

16 Oct 2013

Middle East buyers flocking to Paris

Middle East buyers flocking to Paris

An AFP report highlights the fact that after several years in the doldrums, demand for upscale Paris properties is starting to pick up with a helping hand from upheaval in the Middle East.

15 Oct 2013

Newly rich investors pour money into traditional property markets for the wealthy

Newly rich investors pour money into traditional property markets for the wealthy

New money in countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (‘Bric’ countries), has caused a 34 percent increase in the number of individuals worth more than US$30 million, according t...

11 Oct 2013

RICS report UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 11 years

RICS report UK house prices rise at fastest rate in 11 years

A survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors showed British house prices rose at their fastest rate in 11 years in September and sales hit a four-year high.

08 Oct 2013

Britain’s Help to Buy scheme launched this week

Britain’s Help to Buy scheme launched this week

A controversial scheme allowing people across the UK to take out 95% mortgages was launched this week - three months earlier than planned.

03 Oct 2013

Thais shopping for real estate in London

Thais shopping for real estate in London

Land securities, one of London’s leading property developers, reports that Thai buyers have purchased 200 units worth over £200 million in the UK over the past 24 months.

01 Oct 2013

Dubai Land Department doubles real estate transaction fee

Dubai Land Department doubles real estate transaction fee

The Dubai Land Department has doubled the registration fee charged for real estate transactions in an attempt to prevent excessive speculation in the property market.

30 Sep 2013

Renting is more expensive than buying in the UK

Renting is more expensive than buying in the UK

According to research by Halifax, homebuyers in the UK are £875 a year better off buying their own home instead of renting.

26 Sep 2013

UK landlords profit from huge jump in prices and rentals

UK landlords profit from huge jump in prices and rentals

Lettings agency LSL Property Services, have reported that near record rental values combined with the rise in house prices will generate average returns of 13% in the next twelve months, ...

25 Sep 2013

Bangkok’s residential property market continues to perform strongly

Bangkok’s residential property market continues to perform strongly

CBRE Thailand’s latest Residential Market View for Bangkok reports that new supply continues to increase in downtown and midtown Bangkok with 7,600 units completed in Q1 2013.

13 Sep 2013

CBRE reports positive momentum in the Phuket property market

CBRE reports positive momentum in the Phuket property market

CBRE Thailand’s recently published Q1 2013 report on the Phuket property market highlights the growing number of visitors to the island, up 23% Y-o-Y from Q1 2012, and the positive affect...

13 Sep 2013

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