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Asia Real Estate Report: Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong

Investors in non-listed real estate vehicles will allocate more to funds in Asia than to funds in Europe, according to a comparison of the two markets carried out by Inrev and its sister organisation, Anrev.

Why China won’t be relaxing property curbs anytime soon

New home prices fell month-over-month in 45 of 70 Chinese cities surveyed by the government. Home prices where unchanged in 21 cities while four others saw gains in new home prices.

Why Don't Real Estate Developers Just Ask Us What We Want?

EMILY BADGER The Atlantic Cities 10.03.2012
Foreign real estate investors silently prepare for a new landing in Vietnam

The foreign direct investment (FDI) capital flow into the real estate sector has been slowing down recently. However, experts believe that this is just a necessary period of rest before the foreign investors prepare for a new landing in Vietnam.

Why Don't Real Estate Developers Just Ask Us What We Want?

It’s not all that difficult to identify what kinds of new development a neighborhood needs. There’s no pharmacy, no grocer, no gas station for miles? These are pretty obvious missing pieces in a community. It’s much trickier, though, to identify what the people who live there want. A bagel shop? A vintage store? A vegan farm-to-table karaoke bar?

In depth: Malaysia, astutely Asia

Pete Wong PRSEA 07.03.2012
In depth: Malaysia, astutely Asia

The overall economy may be slowing, but Malaysia’s property developers continue to launch new projects as the government pushes ahead with large scale infrastructure plans and savvy investors look for new opportunities, new areas and a new way of life.

Special report: The challenge to live green

Global energy demand is predicted to double by 2050. Meanwhile, governments in a number of countries around the world have set ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 50 per cent in the same period.

Singapore residential prices to fall 12 per cent in next 3 months, analysts say

After a strong performance in January, it looks like the residential property market in Singapore is set to feel the affects of the cooling measures set forth in December.

Why Branding Matters On The Property Market

Sanjay Bajaj, Manging Director - Pune, Jones Lang LaSalle India In the hyper-driven world of advertising, literally nothing has escaped the phenomenon of 'branding.' This extends from products to services, and on to manufacturers and service providers. The real estate development line is no exception. In fact, the whole question of how important builders' brand names are on the property market should be examined in greater detail.

Real estate agents offer deep market knowledge

Q: With so much information available directly to home buyers and sellers, why is it still important to choose a knowledgeable real estate agent?

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While 2011 was clearly a challenging year for the residential property market in the United States, there is a lot to be positive about looking ahead to 2012.

Navigating the real estate market can be as complicated as navigating Mumbai traffic. Ramesh Nair from Jones Lang LaSalle talks about the importance of finding a trustworthy real estate advisor.

India’s real estate industry has always been beset by risk, and many unwary buyers and investors have burned their fingers on it. When buying or selling on an unorganized real estate market, trustworthy advisors are worth their weight in gold because they can make the difference between time gained and time wasted – and between financial gain and substantial loss.

Thai election results: Property analysts take “wait and see” attitude to Yingluck Shinawatra

As the dust settles on Pheu Thai’s landslide victory, the political situation in Thailand has become clearer but the economic situation for the property sector is still ambiguous.

Bangkok’s Phloenchit to undergo facelift

Five businesses have launched Phloenchit City, a project designed to turn Bangkok’s Phloenchit area into a major centre for commerce and living. Central Retail Corporation (CRC), Bank of Ayudhya, Noble Development, Univentures and Swissotel Nai Lert Park hotel are investing THB150 million (US$5 million) to THB200 million (US$6.6 million) into the area, reported The Bangkok Post.

Development in the works for Malaysia’s Sunway City Ipoh

Sunway City Ipoh, Malaysia is undergoing a rash of development that’s hoped to spark growth and stimulate earlier investments in the township. These projects will include a mixed-use commercial shopping village valued at over RM1 billion (US$334.5 million) in Perak. The village will consist of a mall, retail, SOHO (small office/home office) and apartments, according to the Business Times.

Incredible India: Staggering amounts of opportunity in property market

Despite the continuing turbulence and uncertainty in other parts of the globe, two economies – India and China – will continue to grow at an annual rate of 8-10%. In fact, by 2020 India will become the 3rd largest economy after China and the US.

photocredit: Thai Gov/Flickr.

An exclusive interview with H.E. Abhisit Vejjajiva, Prime Minister of Thailand on the future of Bangkok, the city’s place in the region, the coming transformation of Rama III and finding the right balance between modernisation, development and conservation.

Luxury Expert: Driving style to the home

Property Report 14.04.2011
NSP secretary-general Goh Meng Seng has proposed ways to lower housing costs for Singaporeans.

Property has entered the political fray in Singapore’s election season, as Minister for National Development Mah Bow Tan recently criticized the Opposition party’s idea on how to provide cheaper housing.

Formitalia CEO David Overi

Iconic British luxury car maker Aston Martin is opening doors into the interior design world this month with the launch of a unique collection of innovative, ultra-stylish furniture.

 
Corrections in Mumbai’s residential property markets

Mumbai saw a steep rise in property prices during the boom period of 2008. However, the economic slowdown in 2009 led to a property market crash which made itself very tangible in Mumbai in the first quarter of 2009, stabilizing by the middle of year and rising again between the 3rd and 4th quarters. The rate of price ascent picked up during 2010, hitting high notes of between 30-60%.

 
 

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