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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreign demand fuels London surge

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... mortgages that are 4.5 times income to 15 per cent of a bank's total mortgage lending and insisted that banks ensure borrowers can pay off their loans, even if interest rates rise 3 per cent ... that a correction is going to happen in the near term." Singapore showed a big surge of interest in the British property market immediately in the aftermath of the government backed scheme "Help ...

  2. 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 ... moving, it is unlikely that will change." Commenting on reports that individual foreign investors are becoming active in Eastern European countries, Dean says: "We saw a lot interest ...

  3. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Resort interest hot in Japan

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Tourism and development rising in the country's many ski areas, writes Peta Tomlinson Blame it on the global financial crisis, or global warming: buyer interest has cooled ... and this will spurn a second wave of individual investors to seek out lifestyle properties in Niseko." Resort interest hot in Japan ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Sport raises housing stakes in Brazil

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

    ... influenced by the World Cup". "Interest was driven primarily by Rio Grande do Norte, home to Natal, one of the tournament's stadium cities," he says. "The northeast region ... prices were more likely due to "massive credit expansion". The sustained decrease of historically high interest rates, increased availability of cheap savings as deposit money and legal ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Cyprus property agents talk up Chinese interest

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by SUSIE WATKINS

    ... Susie Watkins Fall in prices suggests mainland investment in Cyprus is still a trickle, writes Susie Watkins Agents talk up Chinese interest One hundred home sales in as many days ... first recorded back in 2000. With such a cloudy outlook, who can blame some agents in Cyprus for perhaps embellishing the interest being shown by Chinese investors, following an acceleration ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Investors look to Asia-Pacific for cross-border ventures

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

    ... with the perception that property has become overpriced (21 per cent) and the effects of United States tapering and rising interest rates (17 per cent). Greg Penn, managing director, Capital Markets Asia ... to invest in globally, and with 23 per cent of investors saying they targeted each. There was also strong interest in investing in North America and Western Europe as recovery in the West takes ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

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

    ... amount of due diligence in Fiji" and show interest in any development properties which come on the market. "Their questions are searching and thorough," he says. "We ... cases ahead of those returns. Double-digit returns are looking likely for many investors in 2014." Foreign investors are returning, with an "an encouraging pick-up" in interest ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

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

    ... reached record levels; "and skylines were full of cranes as new projects, which had been dormant, suddenly became viable with the increase in interest from all corners of Asia and the globe". As insulated as each of these countries was against any real form of instability, the region was not well-prepared for the contraction of interest brought on by the global financial crisis ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

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

    ... return "and, we believe, capital gain", Dunn says. Meanwhile, property agents are bracing for a new wave of interest following cooling measures in other countries, such as Canada's ...

  10. 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

    ... to a combination of growing incomes and falling interest rates. Vancouver has had those two factors, plus investment from overseas." Canada is one of the most popular countries listed on Juwai.com, ...




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