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  1. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Luxury Jakarta properties retain allure

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

    ... says, apartment living was almost unthinkable for the middle to upper class. Now it has become a trend. Investment in inner-city apartments has generated wealth and provided lifestyle ... and the project being 70 per cent sold at the time of completion and unit handover." In the middle to upper segment, he adds, there is a "surprisingly low number" of mortgages attached ...

  2. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Property outlook improving in Fiji

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

    ... awareness of the election is reinforcing a trend already in motion. Since the middle of last year, foreign investors have been steadily buying freehold properties, driven by "a desire to hedge ...

  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

    ... not enjoy the same strength as the middle ranges, it is set for good growth. "The share market is improving, people in the financial services industries are getting better bonuses and business ... of Western Sydney. The 50,000-square-metre site allows for large expanses of open space. The first stage release of 277 apartments is slated for the middle of this year (Savills). What you can buy ...

  4. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Late bloomers

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

    ... for that middle-income boost that Vietnam will get at some stage". Cambodia and Vietnam have had oversupply in the residential sector, and Griffiths expects that will continue for some time. However, ...

  5. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Roll out welcome mat

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

    ... bush and forests. Our beaches and islands deliver an idyllic summer lifestyle, and winter offers great alpine sports, including world-class skiing. We have a safe environment here in New ...

  6. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Big bargains draw buyers

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

    ... load up on them," Buffett told a television interviewer. He described US property as "a very attractive asset class now" and, given the low interest rates, "a terrific ... price, are finding fewer opportunities. "The reason is clear: firstly, the stock of bad loans that was created in the middle of last decade is simply running out. Since the crisis began, ...

  7. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Foreigners flock to Turkey

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... time, the share of world GDP of the emerging economies would exceed that of the developing economies. The number of people regarded as middle class in Asia would surpass that in Europe, and more people would live in towns and cities than the countryside. "A young, urban middle class in developing Asia will be the dominant source of investment opportunity and capital. Rapid growth ...

  8. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Buyers now reign in Spain

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

    ... the Middle East, and 300 per cent more from Russia and Lithuania from January to May compared to the same period last year. Buyers are looking for new or modern, well-priced properties in a good ...

  9. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Visa lure for foreigners

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... wealthy," Wood says. "What has emerged in the last five years is that more middle-class people are interested in buying a holiday home or investment. The first thing is always the tourist ... develops a bigger and wealthier middle class, the same will happen." Based on the inquiries Wood's company has received since the proposal was announced - from the United States, New ...

  10. Property - International - SPECIAL REPORT: PROPERTY MATTERS

    Golden chance to soak up sun

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by SUSIE WATKINS POLAKOVA

    ... of the population, predominantly the young and educated middle classes, have simply left. So the Golden Visa, officially the Autorizacao de Residencia para Atividade de Investimento, whose terms were revised ...




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