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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

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

The Royal Bank of Canada reports rising prices and mortgages are making housing less affordable

The Royal Bank of Canada reports rising prices and mortgages are making housing less affordable

Higher prices and an increase in mortgage rates have made home affordability more of a problem for the average Canadian family, says a new report from the Royal Bank of Canada, after rese...

09 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

US house price rises slow down

US house price rises slow down

The S&P/Case Shiller index showed the pace of US house price rises slowed in September, as higher mortgage rates and concern about a government shutdown affected the market.

27 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

Most Americans wary of real estate agents

Most Americans wary of real estate agents

According to an online Google Consumer Surveys poll last month, 67.5% of Americans polled do not trust real estate agents.

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

Cuba legalizes real estate agents

Cuba legalizes real estate agents

Cuba’s government has published a new law permitting real estate agents to operate legally in the communist state.

07 Oct 2013

The biggest residential real estate deal in Canadian history

The biggest residential real estate deal in Canadian history

The most expensive condominium in Canada, sitting on the top floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, recently sold for CAN$55 million – in cash.

27 Sep 2013

One World Trade Center nears completion

One World Trade Center nears completion

This week marks the 12th anniversary of 9/11 and construction on the One World Trade Center (formerly the Freedom Tower) site is now approaching completion and is currently America's tall...

13 Sep 2013

What drives real estate prices in Toronto

What drives real estate prices in Toronto

In the mid-2000s, the Ontario government introduced Greenbelt and Places to Grow policies that have been fundamentally shaping the growth of the Greater Toronto Area through intensifying ...

09 Sep 2013

More overseas buyers purchasing property in Boston

More overseas buyers purchasing property in Boston

The Boston Globe reports that foreign investors, especially Chinese and other Asian buyers, are purchasing properties in Boston and its high-end suburbs in increasing numbers.

31 Aug 2013

Christie’s insight into the luxury residential property market

Christie’s insight into the luxury residential property market

Christie’s International Real Estate, the world’s leading luxury real estate brokerage with more than 125 affiliates in 41 countries, has compared buying trends in 10 important global cit...

26 Jul 2013

Existing home sales in the USA fall in June

Existing home sales in the USA fall in June

Sales of existing homes in the US dropped slightly in June, according to latest monthly figures.

23 Jul 2013

A chill wind blows to the USA from Brazil and China

A chill wind blows to the USA from Brazil and China

According to Robert Frank, reporting for CNBC recently, an economic downturn in markets such as Brazil and China could affect luxury apartment towers in New York and Miami.

09 Jul 2013

Al Capone’s Miami mansion sold

Al Capone’s Miami mansion sold

The Havana-style mansion on Miami’s Palm Beach Island where Al Capone lived and died has sold for $7,7431,750 after a price reduction from $9.95 million.

25 Jun 2013

Real estate prices: London v’s New York

Real estate prices: London v’s New York

Writing for the Real Deal, Christopher Cameron highlighted just how much more expensive London was compared to New York.

04 Apr 2013

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