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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Eastern bloc draws investors

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:59am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... borrowers to pay a lower rate of interest than they would otherwise pay on their local currencies. However, this easy access to "cheap" money also led to vast credit expansion and higher ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Investors look to Asia-Pacific for cross-border ventures

    Posted May 28th 2014, 05:08am by Mukul Munish

    ... of respondents indicated that they will continue to commit more capital to the Asia-Pacific real estate market, with 64 per cent expecting their purchasing activity to be higher than in 2013. However, ... to the region, they are looking to commit substantially more. The attractiveness of [the] region persists as a result of growth levels that remain higher than global averages, long-term demand ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

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

    ... the IMF deems to be a "rare window of opportunity to make a clear break with the slow growth of past decades, and lay the foundation for a transition to a higher growth trajectory". ... is building its foreign reserves steadily as the economy improves. The real estate industry is now regulated, and so the standard of service and levels of integrity is far higher than foreign ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

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

    ... the offshore golden goose, New Zealand has looked closer to home to bring price rises back to sustainable levels: its "speed limits", or higher loan-to-value (LVR) mortgage lending, aimed ... for apartments with freehold title close to universities, and freehold houses, where buyers own the land, "in our good school zones". "This indicates that the Chinese like our education ...

  5. 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, according to the International Institute of Education. "Now, when China is just starting to look outside its borders [for investment], we are closing ours. The timing is bad, and Canada ...

  6. 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

    ... yielding markets like Melbourne and Sydney, towards higher yielding markets such as Brisbane, "which are also much earlier in the growth cycle". Market commentator John McGrath, CEO ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cooling trend in Malaysia

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

    ... is to encourage foreigners towards long-term investment in higher-value property, rather than speculation. Nicholas Holt, Knight Frank's Asia-Pacific head of research, agrees that the RPGT "will ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Buyers now reign in Spain

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:01am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... with higher entry levels- Spain was seen as "selling itself too cheaply", says Barbara Wood, director of The Property Finders, a property search company. But a year is a long time in real ... stable environment, with good health facilities, good education and free movement within the Schengen Area" of common international borders. According to Lucas Fox data, prices in some ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    'Golden state' bounces back

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

    ... year-on-year price showing the strongest gain in seven-and-a-half years. Based on income requirements to buy a median-priced home in a metro area, the NAR says that, despite rising prices and higher ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Students enter mainstream

    Posted Jan 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... with parents. The upcoming pipeline will do little to ease the shortfall, the report says. Savills research confirms that policy changes and financial cuts within higher education will mean ... educational excellence, are cited as drivers. Philip Hillman, lead director of student housing and higher education at Jones Lang LaSalle in London, agrees that Glasgow is a good location for student ...




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