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Negotiating the Real Estate Deal

JAMES SARLES The FreePort News 12.05.2009
Negotiating the Real Estate Deal

It is a buyer's market in Freeport, which means that there is a greater supply of property than there is demand. I can assure you that buyers who are making reasonable offers are getting noticed and there are many sellers who are tired of waiting for their property to sell and willing to negotiate on the prices.

The conflicts of Danny Dankner

During the 1990s, the Dankner family was an economic power in Israel. They owned the controlling interest in Salt Industries, which does make salt and which also owned a controlling interest in Hapoalim, Israel's biggest bank. They owned Dor Chemicals and Dankner Investments, a holding company.

Why Investing in Egypt is Unsafe

Europe News 11.05.2009

Real estate: Is this a buying opportunity?

Andy Holloway Canadian Business 04.05.2009
Why Investing in Egypt is Unsafe

Certain information has to be said without compliments or political correctness. Being that I was born in Egypt it is difficult to speak badly about my native country, especially since I hold a great love and admiration for its history, ancient civilization, and majority of its people.

Real estate: Is this a buying opportunity?

Prices are low. Money is cheap. But real estate investors still need to be mindful of where they are putting their money in this climate of uncertainty as we wait for the housing market to rebound.

State housing experts embarrass Key

Brian Rudman The New Zealand Herald 27.04.2009
State housing experts embarrass Key

What hope of getting good law when state institutions such as Housing New Zealand feel the need to rush off and apologise to the minister after a top planner has the temerity to stand up before a parliamentary select committee and tell the truth.

Risky Business: An Entrepreneur's Perspective on the Brazilian Housing Market

Rafael became an entrepreneur when he moved to Brazil about a year ago to work in the country's nascent housing market. Before that, he was a successful portfolio manager at a hedge fund in London where he had been saving his bonuses and waiting for the right moment to strike out on his own.

Can Panama Compete as a Luxury Brand?

Panama Travel News 16.04.2009

Flat on your back

Ranit Nahum-Halevy Haaretz 31.03.2009
Can Panama Compete as a Luxury Brand?

As I approach my mid-30s, in addition to a nagging rotator cuff and vanishing hairline, I have also lived long enough to witness three economic downturns. My first experience was the stock market collapse of 1987. I remember “Black Monday” distinctly, because my 8th grade Civics teacher spent the entire class bemoaning the Chernobyl-eque meltdown of his portfolio. Then there was the dot-com bust, marked by a handful of my 20-something college buds who were momentarily rich and soon thereafter calling me in Costa Rica for life advice. It wasn’t easy playing Dr. Phil to amigos who were not yet ready to face a permanent 70% pay cu

Flat on your back

Guy (all names of apartment buyers are fictitious) is a high-tech entrepreneur. Newly married and 33 years old, he can't sleep at night. Five months ago, the week he got married, Guy and his brand-new wife bought the apartment in Tel Aviv, in which they'd been living as tenants before the nuptials. They meant to finance most of the NIS 1.8 million cost by selling his bachelor pad. But it didn't sell, they'd already signed the contract to buy the new apartment and now the young couple are stressed out. You could say that the timing of all this is particularly awful, giving the mounting signs of recession.

Flying to the homeowner's rescue?

DAVID HARGREAVES Stuff.co.nz 20.03.2009
Flying to the homeowner's rescue?

OPINION It came to the housing market's rescue before - can it again?

The Spanish property market - The truth from those who know

Many commentators from estate agents to currency experts can offer their opinions on the Spanish Property market from the comfort of their plush London offices – but are they close enough to the truth? The following Qs have been A’d by real Spanish property experts. Experts who have been in the business on Iberian soil for years.

Brian Gaynor: Time to think outside the housing box

Brian Gaynor The New Zealand Herald 17.03.2009

Still out of reach

Sunday Star Times 17.03.2009
Brian Gaynor

New Zealand's ongoing obsession with residential property is bizarre, particularly when the main cause of the international economic crisis is a massive over-investment in housing.

Still out of reach

House prices and interest rates are falling, but that's only part of the story when it comes to housing affordability. Garry Sheeran reports.

Signs of life in commercial real estate

Hu Yuanyuan China Daily 16.03.2009
64 Golden Rules to Sell your Spanish Property

There's no way of selling your home in Spain without spending money. As a bare minimum, you'll pay fees to the notary and probably some capital gains tax. Whether you advertise the property yourself or use an estate agent, attracting buyers will probably be the most significant cost involved.

Signs of life in commercial real estate

Up until Spring Festival, Frank Chen was taking it easy.

Charles Lowndes: Housing crisis lies in lack of supply, not falling prices

New Zealand is facing a housing crisis, but it's not about prices falling ... It's the lack of house supply for a growing population that is approaching crisis point.

Sellers of Spanish Property Largely Unwilling to Reduce Prices

Overseas property portal Property Abroad has revealed that only 12% of private sellers of property in Spain have gotten to the point where they accept the realisation that price-drops may be necessary if they want to sell in a reasonable time frame. The figure suggests that the Spanish property market may have a long way to go before it recovers according to Les Calvert, director of the portal, he said:

UK expectations for inflation fall to four-year low

Gráinne Gilmore Times Online 13.03.2009

Brian Gaynor: Time to think outside the housing box

Brian Gaynor New Zealand Herald 13.03.2009
UK expectations for inflation fall to four-year low

Consumers’ expectations for inflation fell last month to the lowest level since May 2005, bolstering beliefs that interest rates will remain pegged at 0.5 per cent for a prolonged period.

Brian Gaynor

New Zealand's ongoing obsession with residential property is bizarre, particularly when the main cause of the international economic crisis is a massive over-investment in housing.

Hard times hitting home

Scott Pape Herald Sun 13.03.2009
 
Hard times hitting home

JANE Smith is typical of most of those yummy mummies you see congregating in coffee shops mid-morning: expensive strollers, salon-styled hair, bubbacinos.

 
 

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