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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

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

    ... 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 ... 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Brazil's rising housing market in line with strong economic performance

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of all markets surveyed in the latest Knight Frank Global House Price Index and, even though this is well short of the 30 per cent growth achieved in September 2011- indicating the market has cooled in the past nine months, according to Knight Frank- it's still a healthy result in the global context. For as Knight Frank notes, despite news that global house prices nudged up 1.1 ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Big bargains draw buyers

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... the housing market there "is still a deal". "Prices nationwide are still 17 per cent below the peak, and the cost of rent versus owning a house is still tilted heavily in favour ... of a new hotel studio at Great American Lodge in North Dakota, built by North Dakota Developments to house oil workers. Communal facilities include a gym, kitchen, pool, recreation rooms ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Greeks eye eastern promise

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of home ownership. A recent public opinion poll by research company M/A/R/C suggests that 56 per cent of respondents believe it is better to rent than buy a house. Four in 10 homeowners estimate ... expected demand by compiling a portfolio of houses in countries, such as Greece, offering residency permits with property purchase. "It's true that we are building a pipeline for our ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Buyers now reign in Spain

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

    ... foreign buyers would gain automatic residency, Trade Minister Jaime Garcia-Legaz announced in November last year. With more than 700,000 unsold houses remaining from the 2007 real estate collapse, ... in a warm and nice area, close to the Mediterranean Sea." Spain's housing market pain may be around for a long while yet, but the industry is taking heart from the latest 0.8 per cent ...




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