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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US home flips dwindle as bargains dry up

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:34am by BLOOM

    ... from 6.2 per cent a year earlier and the smallest share since the first three months of 2012, when prices bottomed after the crash, said the data company, which defines a flip as a property ...

  2. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    China's property story still goes on despite easing of curbs

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:40am by George Chen

    ... such an easing policy can help attract capital, while the other view is much more pessimistic, believing the move simply means the market crash will come sooner or later. It has been interesting to watch analysts at big investment banks predict property prices on the mainland over the past decade. Some have continuously seen a crash almost every year. However, the market is so big ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    What can the government really do about home prices in Hong Kong?

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:07am by Yvonne Liu

    ... was that property prices had collapsed following the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis. Developers had to cut prices sharply because of oversupply in the market. That property price crash cast a long shadow, ...

  4. Property - International - MIDDLE EAST

    Rise of Dubai property market slowing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... and then crashing, as it did in 2008-2009, are easing, said Craig Plumb, JLL's head of research for the Middle East and North Africa. "It's good news that the market is slowing down," ... an impact and in addition, market forces were at work as, with prices in many areas back near their pre-crash levels, some buyers started to question the affordability of prices. While apartment ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... "There seem to be more downside than upside risks to London housing going forward," Buckley said. "While we do not expect a crash in London property prices, we do expect price pressures ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central a danger to the Hong Kong property market, Barclays Bank warns

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:52pm by Joyce Ng, Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan

    ... warned yesterday. And it would take Hong Kong longer to recover than after the crashes of 2003 and 2008, it said. Barclays said prices had deviated too much from fundamentals, making the property ...

  7. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Soaring property prices rekindle bubble fears in Dubai

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... in the wake of Dubai's 2008 crash. At the same time, property prices have been soaring on the back of an economic boom, increasing the chance of the market rising to unsustainable levels. Surging ... returned to their pre-crash peaks, they are well below some other global business cities. Prime real estate in Dubai costs between US$6,200 and US$7,500 per square metre, compared with between ...

  8. Property - International - BRITAIN

    UK commercial property lending rises as banks cut bad debt

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by BLOOM

    ... and other lenders have been refinancing and selling off bad-loan portfolios that weighed down their balance sheets in the wake of the 2007 property crash. As banks reined in new lending, institutions such as insurance companies and private equity funds entered the market to pick up the slack. "Recovery post-crash has been slow but steady, and it is promising to see that the market ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    New buyers have no fear of a crash

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 06:10am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Peggy Sito and Sandy Li New buyers have few fears of a crash Housewife Carmen Lee was puzzled when she saw buyers lining up to buy flats at a luxury project in Wan Chai with an average ... reason to raise the question. She was one of thousands of people hit when home prices crashed during the 1997-1998 crisis. Lee and her boyfriend had signed to buy a flat at Cheung Kong's ...

  10. Property - International - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi housing markets show signs of overheating

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... five years after the market crashed. Residential property prices gained an average 24 per cent in Dubai and 21 per cent in Abu Dhabi, the central bank said. The International Monetary Fund ...




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