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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

Property investment destinations for the super rich

Property investment destinations for the super rich

A report by Savills in partnership with Wealth-X, a Singapore-based consultancy, illustrates just how private investment is playing an increasingly important role in the world of property.

27 Mar 2014

Think tank calls for restrictions on wealthy foreigners buying London property

Think tank calls for restrictions on wealthy foreigners buying London property

Rich foreigners should be restricted from buying houses in Britain and purchasing newbuild homes solely as an investment, a leading think-tank has said.

20 Mar 2014

Political disturbances in Bangkok open investment opportunities in Thailand's resorts

Political disturbances in Bangkok open investment opportunities in Thailand's resorts

Although property prices throughout Thailand generally remain firm, uncertainty surrounding recent elections has caused the Thai Baht to plummet by 15% against major currencies.

18 Feb 2014

Europe remains the preferred investment destination for ultra high net worth individuals

Europe remains the preferred investment destination for ultra high net worth individuals

200,000 people or 0.003% of the world’s population hold $5.3 trillion worth of real estate across the globe according to a report published by real estate consultant Savills, in associati...

09 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

The top 10 most expensive streets in England & Wales

The top 10 most expensive streets in England & Wales

Lloyds Bank have used Land Registry house sale figures between 2008 and 2013 to compile a report revealing the ten most expensive streets in England and Wales.

14 Jan 2014

Nationwide reports UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013

Nationwide reports UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013

As the UK economy started to gather momentum again Nationwide, of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders, reported that average home prices had increased by 8.4% and the average home was ...

10 Jan 2014

Architect builds her own micro home for US$11,400

Architect builds her own micro home for US$11,400

After dealing with a difficult foreclosure, 30-year-old architect Macy Miller sought a way to have a place of her own while avoiding the mortgage trap and came-up with the idea of buildin...

19 Dec 2013

Brokers in Hong Kong report pressure on luxury housing prices

Brokers in Hong Kong report pressure on luxury housing prices

Property prices in newer luxury districts in Hong Kong, notably in parts of Kowloon and further north of the city, have come under pressure due to over-supply and speculation.

13 Dec 2013

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013 and consequences for foreign property buyers in the UK

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2013 and consequences for foreign property buyers in the UK

Some measures in the Autumn Statement, such as Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for foreign owners, and a boost for regional cities were expected but there was disappointment that the Chancellor h...

07 Dec 2013

New York’s wealthiest real estate moguls

New York’s wealthiest real estate moguls

Wealth intelligence firm Wealth-X, has released data on the top 20 real estate moguls in New York City, ranked according to their personal net worth.

03 Dec 2013

Dubai real estate market to benefit from World Expo 2020

Dubai real estate market to benefit from World Expo 2020

Thanks to the decision to award Dubai the right to host World Expo 2020, long-term job creation, as well as increased tourism, could benefit the real estate and hospitality sectors now an...

01 Dec 2013

China’s state TV says property developers owe more than US$623 billion in back taxes

China’s state TV says property developers owe more than US$623 billion in back taxes

In its Weekly Quality Report on Sunday, CCTV reported that 45 of China’s biggest property developers owe a total of more than 3.8 trillion yuan ($623 billion) in land appreciation taxes f...

26 Nov 2013

One World Trade Center is declared the tallest building in the USA

One World Trade Center is declared the tallest building in the USA

A committee of architects has declared New York City's newly erected One World Trade Center the tallest building in the US, at 1,776ft (541m).

15 Nov 2013

The most expensive celebrity homes for sale in the USA

The most expensive celebrity homes for sale in the USA

Writing for Bloomberg, Erika Riggs has listed the most expensive celebrity homes currently on the market in the USA.

15 Nov 2013

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district commands the world’s highest retail rents

Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay shopping district commands the world’s highest retail rents

Property consultants Cushman & Wakefield report that rents for retail space in Hong Kong's Causeway Bay shopping district have passed the US$3,000 per square foot barrier to retain its po...

14 Nov 2013

Steve Jobs’ childhood home granted official historic designation

Steve Jobs’ childhood home granted official historic designation

Los Altos city’s Historical Commission has voted unanimously to grant an unassuming, 61-year-old home at 2066 Crist Drive with official historic designation which would protect it from fu...

12 Nov 2013

Chinese tourists flocking to Thailand expected to fuel property boom

Chinese tourists flocking to Thailand expected to fuel property boom

Thailand is enjoying a rapid increase in Chinese tourists with visitor numbers more than quadrupling over the last decade.

11 Nov 2013

John Lennon's first home sold

John Lennon's first home sold

John Lennon's first home was sold for £480,000 at an auction at the Cavern Club and was bought by an anonymous American bidder.

31 Oct 2013

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