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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sport raises housing stakes in Brazil

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:08am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Cup, Brazil has something else to offer: property. However, will time ever be called on a bull run that has seen house prices almost double since 2008? Fitch Ratings kicked off the conversation ... not expected because of demand-supply imbalances". Many have equated surging home prices with Brazil's successful bids for the 2014 Fifa World Cup, and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Thailand's property market hit by military coup

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... amount of future supply currently under construction, and a significant reduction in built but unsold inventory that in some developments were a hangover from GFC in 2008. While we are seeing a downturn in primary sales and resales, because of the limited supply, we've actually seen prices rise," he says. It's been "the complete opposite" in the mid-town ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Luxury Jakarta properties retain allure

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 03:29am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... them by living close to work is the ultimate prize. There is limited supply of high-end property in the downtown/central business district (CBD), and few prospects, due to scarcity of land. ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

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

    ... to 15 per cent above 2005 peak levels." He also cites a supply/demand imbalance. There have been few developments in Fiji since the coup d'état of December 2006, pushing prime ... in mainland Chinese investing in houses and resort-style managed apartments in Fiji." Fiji offers great value for money, the realtor says, though he does advise offshore investors to factor ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Perth property expected to continue roller-coaster ride

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 05:50am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... than many expected. Data from the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) shows that from 2001 to 2005, Perth house prices doubled on the back of the mining boom. By 2006, the west ... Australian house prices rose almost 10 per cent, Perth was the second-best performing market, gaining 9.9 per cent to take house prices to a record high, according to RP Data. Many predicted ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...




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