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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... eager to lower their payments. Shultz last Wednesday helped a Greenwich Village homeowner lock in a 3.63 per cent interest rate for a 30-year fixed jumbo mortgage of more than US ... you're seeing the opposite." A gauge of US mortgage refinancing jumped 10.6 per cent in the previous week, the most since early June, the Mortgage Bankers Association said. The share ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Non-bank lenders offer easy credit to US landlords as rental market grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Reuters

    ... to landlords Mortgage credit remains tight for most US borrowers, but one group is having little trouble getting loans: landlords. For example, at Boston-based real estate lender Edward Voccola & ... controls. In the first half of the year, non-banks accounted for nearly one in four of all US home loans made by the nation's top 30 mortgage lenders, up from about one in six a year earlier, ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court to rule on housing discrimination law

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... policies, says Paul Hancock, a lawyer who filed a brief backing Texas on behalf of business groups led by the American Bankers Association. "It really pushes more towards advancement of racial ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - MACROSCOPE

    China's property market is unlikely to be a US-style disaster

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 06:05am by THU HA CHOW

    ... to be US-style disaster You would have seen the images: identikit tower blocks reaching for the skies; skeletal cranes standing idle; lifeless blocks of flats amid the detritus of construction. Photo ... the next two decades. There are other indicators that should, at the very least, raise questions in the minds of those who see the property market as locked on course for a US-style meltdown. ...

  5. Property - International

    Biggest weekly gain in 9 months for US homebuilders

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Los Angeles Biggest weekly gain in 9 months for homebuilders In a week when stock markets were roiled over concern that the global economy is faltering, homebuilders in the United States had the biggest gain in almost nine months. The 11-memb ...

  6. Property - International

    US home starts rise in buoyant economy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:56am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington US home starts rise in buoyant economy Builders started work on more homes in September and American consumers this month were the most optimistic in seven years, signalling the US economy will ride out a global slowdown. Housing starts climbed 6.3 per cent to a 1.02 million annualised rate from a 957,000 pace in August as multifamily and single-family ...

  7. Property - International

    US apartment stocks on the rise after Sam Zell's deal for Archstone

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg in New York

    ... Bloomberg in New York Zell's US$16b buyout pushes up apartment stocks Sam Zell's Equity Residential and AvalonBay Communities are drawing investors back to apartment stocks four months after their best days looked to be behind them. Their surprise US$16 billion deal last week to acquire Archstone from Lehman Brothers Holdings ended a plan by the defunct investment bank ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US regulators target non-bank home loan servicers

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Bloomberg

    ... they failed in their year-long effort to save their home because of forces beyond their control- a US$1.3 billion mortgage deal between Bank of America Corp and Nationstar Mortgage Holdings. After the Chhibbers lost a small business and a chunk of their income last year, they spent three months working with Bank of America to modify their loan. Before it was done, the bank sold their mortgage ...

  9. Business - Money

    IPO by UAE's Emaar Properties may raise US$1.58bn

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Dubai Emaar IPO of malls may raise US$1.58bn Emaar Properties, owner of the world's biggest shopping centre, is seeking to raise as much as US$1.58 billion from ... Dhabi. "Emaar Malls would be priced at about 30 times 2014 earnings." The IPO will be the UAE's biggest since port operator DP World's US$4.96 billion offering in 2007. Emaar ...

  10. Property - International - RECONSTRUCTION

    Rethink urged on revamp of '60 s chic hotel in Tokyo

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by James King

    ... the power of his global affairs, culture and business magazine Monocle, the Canadian journalist and entrepreneur is standing in the path of the bulldozers waving an international petition designed ... successor, in what might be called "21st-century bland". "Japan is an important market for us and the hotel has long been the place to have meetings, go to the Orchid Bar, ...




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