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  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Updated: 4:41pm
Japan's short-term home rental market shows promise

Japan seems to have the right mix for developing a vibrant short-term home rental market: a rapidly growing tourism industry, a cheap currency and - unlike many countries - eight million vacant...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am
Canadian home prices halt rising streak

Canadian home prices fell last month in their first monthly decline in a year, the Teranet-National Bank composite house price index shows.

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am
Canadian home prices halt rising streak

A record flow of investment into the European real estate market is a selling call for some players who will then buy less hotly chased assets and turn them into trophy properties.

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am
Canadian home prices halt rising streak

For global capital on the hunt for a home, the solidity of bricks and mortar in a mercurial monetary environment has been irresistible.

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am
Canadian home prices halt rising streak

British house prices extended their longest stretch of gains since before the financial crisis as London rebounded from a slowdown earlier in the year, according to Acadata and LSL Property...

17 Dec 2014 - 7:37am
Singapore's City Developments seeks to raise US$1.1b from investors

Singapore's second-largest property developer City Developments Ltd (CDL) plans to raise about US$1.1 billion from a group of investors and banks including Blackstone Group to fund global...

17 Dec 2014 - 6:32am

Singapore home sales fell to the lowest this year in November as the government's lending curbs stemmed purchases.

16 Dec 2014 - 11:43am

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Canadian housing starts rebounded as expected in November and building permits edged higher in October, suggesting the housing market held momentum heading into the traditionally slower winter...

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

One in five housing markets in the United States are now less affordable than their historic average as price gains outpace income growth from New York to San Francisco.

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am

Australia's prudential regulator has urged banks to limit growth in home lending to investors to 10 per cent a year and said it will step up oversight of mortgages amid surging house prices in...

10 Dec 2014 - 3:53am

An election year and an unwelcome tax: that's the double whammy facing the London property market in 2015.

3 Dec 2014 - 7:34am

Offshore investors are once again focusing their attention on Japanese real estate and this time around, the composition of buyers is different when compared with the last international buying...

3 Dec 2014 - 7:34am

Singapore developers struggling to sell apartments in their home market are buying property overseas, turning the island state into the largest foreign investor from the region this year.

3 Dec 2014 - 7:34am

British Prime Minister David Cameron introduced an expanded version of the Help to Buy home-loan programme a year ago, saying it would boost ownership among young people. It is not working.

3 Dec 2014 - 7:34am

Vietnam has eased restrictions on foreign ownership of property in an effort to lure the cash needed to revive a market saddled with oversupply since a real estate bubble burst in 2011.

3 Dec 2014 - 7:34am

An Australian parliamentary committee recommended strengthening rules on foreign investment in the housing market, calling enforcement of the current framework "severely lacking".

28 Nov 2014 - 10:16am

New York's luxury property market is on the way up as the United States' economic recovery gathers pace.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

Strong demand for commercial real estate in London is expected to bring total transactions to £20 billion this year and Asian and Chinese investors will continue to be active in chasing quality...

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

A red accordion folder that David Werner brings when he is negotiating a property deal contains two T-shirts. One, with a frowny face, says "Free Aggravation". The other, with a smiley face, says...

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

Purchases of second-hand homes in the United States unexpectedly rose last month to a one-year high as low borrowing costs sustained the recovery in residential real estate.

26 Nov 2014 - 5:23am

With a depressed domestic market, Chinese developers are increasingly taking their rivalries offshore, with lofty ambitions matched by sky-high prices.

24 Nov 2014 - 3:58am

Deep-pocketed Hong Kong investors could be surprise beneficiaries of Greece's attempt to woo wealthy mainland investors with promises of visa-free travel in Europe.

23 Nov 2014 - 6:46am

Ruth Marchand said her six-bedroom house in the leafy south London village of Dulwich would have sold within six weeks if she had offered it earlier this year

19 Nov 2014 - 4:36am

Singapore's housing market may face "fire sales" with mortgage defaults as the government's property curbs hurt home sales and prices, the city state's second-biggest developer said.

19 Nov 2014 - 4:45am

Among the "good intentions" of Indonesia's new anticorruption, pro-business strategy was a mooted plan by President Joko Widodo to ease restrictions on foreign property ownership.

19 Nov 2014 - 4:36am

Targeting an investment horizon of "forever", Norway's US$860 billion oil fund plans to enter the Asian real estate market next year and aims to broaden its asset range to include anything from...

19 Nov 2014 - 4:41am

A surge in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in foreclosure activity in the United States in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac.

19 Nov 2014 - 4:36am
 

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