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  1. Property - International - NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand house sales limited by lack of listings, REINZ says

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of the southern hemisphere spring when owners preferred to sell homes, the institute said. Rising house prices will be watched by the central bank after new Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Graeme ... Bloomberg in Wellington Shortage of new listings pares house sale figures New Zealand house sales rose at the slowest annual pace since April last year as a shortage of new listings stoked ...

  2. Property - International - SINGAPORE

    Singapore home prices climb to a record in the third quarter

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Record in third quarter for island state Singapore home prices climbed to a record in the third quarter after developers sold more homes, a report showed. The island state's private residential property price index rose 0.5 per cent to 208 points in the three months ended September 30, according to preliminary estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Second public housing flat fetches record price

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Another public housing unit sets record Another public housing flat has sold for a record, underscoring the fact that the sharp rise in property prices has ... at Ricacorp, said 42 second-hand public housing flats changed hands last month, 17 per cent more than a month earlier. Sales grew 19 per cent to HK$64.28 million last month. "Prices of private ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    Netizens discover link between housing prices and divorce rates

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 09:05am by John Kennedy

    ... housing market restrictions resulted in a large drop in property prices and widespread flipping among property speculators, and again in 2010 with the introduction of another round of housing ... John Kennedy Yes, it comes as some relief to urban Chinese couples that soaring property prices might have more to do with struggles in their relationship than infidelity, bad sex ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong flat owners face hefty repair bills, surveyors' institute says

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... by owners of 185 buildings of about 30 years old that had undergone inspection and repairs between 2005 and 2010. Taking into account inflation and other price increases it found that the cost ...

  6. Property - International - SPAIN

    Spanish home prices down 14 per cent in worst decline on record

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... lending for residential real estate. House prices more than doubled in the decade through 2007 before turning negative in the first quarter of 2008, and have since fallen by about 23 per cent, ... Bloomberg in Madrid 14pc fall in prices is worst yet for Spain Spanish home prices fell the most on record in the second quarter as the euro area's fourth-largest economy shrank ...

  7. Property - International - GERMANY

    German cities face property bubbles as home prices surge

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Berlin German cities face bubble as prices go up Home prices in Germany's largest cities rose faster than rents in the first half, leaving some of them facing the prospect of a bubble, Jones Lang LaSalle said. Prices in five cities, including Munich, Hamburg and Leipzig, climbed more than twice as fast as rents, the property consultancy said in a report. ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    UK house prices drop for third month in a row on weakening demand

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Research group Hometrack sees demand weakening amid an uncertain economic outlook UK house prices drop for third month in a row House prices in Britain fell for a third ... together with affordability pressures, will continue to act as a drag on housing-market activity," said Richard Donnell, Hometrack's director of research. "Pricing will remain under ...

  9. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Building on housing's 'wealth effect'

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... in housing." Home prices in the second quarter increased 2.2 per cent from the previous three months, the best performance since the fourth quarter of 2005, according to S&P/Case-Shiller data. ... of the recovery in housing to show up in consumer spending. Rising home prices spur spending with a lag, meaning the wealth effect would not show up this year, Meyer said. Patrick Campbell, a homeowner ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Hong Kong housing prices soar despite cooling steps

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Kowloon apartment expected to fetch HK$220m despite government bid to cool property market Steps fail to stop prices going through the roof Fewer homes are being sold and mortgages taken out thanks to the government's housing measures, but the steps have not put the brakes on prices. A potential buyer is in talks to purchase a 3,465 sq ft flat ...




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