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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Thailand's property market hit by military coup

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... suitable to house expatriates still represent the best rental income potential.   Buying Guide What you can buy for 104 million baht (HK$24.6 million) A top-of-the-range superluxury condominium ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Perth property expected to continue roller-coaster ride

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 05:50am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... balanced housing market in terms of type of buyers. Perth has the highest level of first-time homebuyers, and the quiet start to the year may be linked to affordability barriers, Wilson says. ... than many expected. Data from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) shows that from 2001 to 2005, Perth house prices doubled on the back of the mining boom. By 2006, the west ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

    Posted May 21st 2014, 06:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in mainland Chinese investing in houses and resort-style managed apartments in Fiji." Fiji offers great value for money, the realtor says, though he does advise offshore investors to factor ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... stability in low-end/affordable housing demand, and in the luxury and super-high-end market for projects in the right locations with high levels of design, according to Horton. Cambodia has ... and the market for mid-end housing- originally developed for speculation buyers- dried up on the back of too much new supply. Cambodia was "even more severely affected in 2009", when a large ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sydney sees home prices rise by more than 14 per cent as growth exceeds expectations

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 05:03am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... housing market recorded growth last year, and the standout was Sydney. Tipped as a market to watch given improving affordability and a shortage of homes, particularly new stock, Australia's ... company RP Data. Nationally last year, residential markets recorded the strongest annual growth since 2009. In Sydney, house prices rose 15.2 per cent, while flat prices gained 11.6 per cent. ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:47am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... and house prices, they should help improve financial stability by lessening the risks of borrowers falling into negative equity in the event that house prices fall. And property agents are pleased ... young Kiwis might not consider property in their homeland to be cheap, Chinese have remarked that for what it costs to buy a house on Auckland's North Shore, they would only be able to buy ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    How the end of Canada's millionaire visa will hit the property sector

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 07:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... a house and have their children educated in Canada. China is the leading source country for international students in Canada, accounting for 26 per cent of the total overseas enrolments in 2010, ... on the West Side, Richmond or West Vancouver at an average sale price of around C$2 million, according to Scarrow. "Let's say C$2 million [multiplied by] 16,000 houses: that's C$32 ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Spa towns energise market

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in the southwest of England," Cook says. He says the performance of Britain's spa towns reflects the quality of housing stock and the living environment they afford, given their affluent history ... are not deterring buyers, who are prepared to pay an average of £50,000 more for the privilege of living in a spa town. Suren Thiru, housing economist at Lloyds TSB, says the lure is just too appealing. ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the world to establish operations there. And with that influx comes demand for housing. As IP Global's CEO Tim Murphy told potential investors last year: "In the next 15 years, Kuala ... Interest Bearing Scheme (DIBS), where developers used to incorporate interest rates on housing loans during the construction period, has been outlawed. The aim, Empower Advisory says, ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    'Golden state' bounces back

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... on the market. In Oakland, the median list house price has risen more than 40 per cent- from US$339,000 to US$479,000 in a year- the report found, while in Orange County, which had record numbers ... (California) came in ninth. Detroit, ranked No 7, enjoyed the "most noteworthy" rise. Despite the city having filed for bankruptcy, median house prices on realtor.com rose 37.8 per cent ...




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