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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Australians opting for urban apartments over suburban homes

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... in, eyeing rental yield or capital gain down the track, and Australians heading back into property after disappointing stock market returns since the global financial crisis. "On ... recently, has been quite strong." Indeed, JLL research points to a shortfall of 43,400 dwellings in Sydney alone. The idea that somehow Australia's housing market looks risky "has ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Investors should be cautious with bargains in US subprime markets

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... for an iPhone 6. When houses in what is possibly the United States' most beleaguered property market are dirt-cheap, you have to wonder why. Nevertheless, bargain hunters have swooped on what has been called "toxic property" in subprime markets, often in multiple numbers. Bloomberg reported last year that one investor bagged 29 Detroit homes for US$90,000, expecting to turn ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Chilling effect in the region

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the global stock market uncertainty and, in the case of Chinese, curbs on multiple home ownership in their own country, prime residential markets in first tier and emerging cities have looked ... is not as straightforward as it once was. Foreign money may be the lifeblood of any economy, but when it fuels runaway property markets, something needs to be done to stem the flow. Hong Kong and Singapore have ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Good times poised to return for Scots

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the last couple of weeks, the referendum had surprisingly little impact on the prime market. We experienced a lot of activity among buyers with, if anything, a lack of stock as opposed to a lack ... Peta Tomlinson Now that the uncertainty has gone, momentum is expected to gather, writes Peta Tomlinson Scots bank on a firm upswing There's nothing like uncertainty to set markets ...

  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 ... says. "There is a genuine lack of supply in Sydney, and unabated underlying demand. Once you have scarcity in the market, [stock] flies out the traps." Recent new releases ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

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

    ... who obsess over the ups and downs of stock and property markets, there hasn't been much to smile about as of late. Despite possessing what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calls ... Peta Tomlinson peta.tomlinson@scmp.com Fiji set for a market turnaround as election looms and development picks up, writes Peta Tomlinson Sunny days ahead Fiji once claimed ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Australian mining town house prices affected by coal industry

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 07:13am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... afield, property markets in Gladstone, Rockhampton and Townsville have been similarly affected. REIQ Mackay zone chairman Peter McFarlane says the downturn in coal prices has also come at a time ... "Statistics show that the Karratha property market has two or three good years, then stabilises. This time, we're coming off five to six good years." His "gut feeling", supported ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Singapore prices still on the slide

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:40am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... but Singapore house prices are on the slide. Prices of private residential properties in Asia's second-most expensive housing market, after Hong Kong, dropped by a further 1.0 per cent ... property's longest losing streak in five years. In a sign that vendors are prepared to meet the market, transaction volumes increased by 15.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter across the primary ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Visa lure for foreigners

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

    ... Spain is offering residency to overseas buyers, writes Peta Tomlinson Who wants to buy a home in the world's worst-performing markets right now? Even at seemingly giveaway prices, what could possibly entice a sale in places where values have disintegrated and no sign of recovery appears anywhere on the horizon? Throwing in freebies is a marketing ploy that can work, ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Singapore property taxes aim to deter foreign speculators

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... "will stop speculation for sure, but not long-term investors. After all, it's pointless to leave money in the bank, or put it into stocks. Better to invest in the international market ... their property markets. Prime real estate in both regional hub cities is considered a safe asset class, and one made even more desirable these days by the uncertainty elsewhere. The resultant runaway ...




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