International | South China Morning Post
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Seoul preserves its personality in traditional urban architecture

The South Korean wave of movies, television shows and pop music continues to wash around the world, promoting "brand Korea" on a tide not just of popular culture but of a growing interest in...

11 Feb 2015 - 6:00am
Easy US visa rules attract more Chinese buyers

An extended visa to visit the United States will attract more mainlanders to buy homes there despite the recent slowdown in US home price appreciation.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:44am
Easy US visa rules attract more Chinese buyers

Hong Kong and New York offer the lowest returns for offices among the world's major markets even as prices increase because of demand for high-quality properties, according to broker Savills.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:00am
Easy US visa rules attract more Chinese buyers

House-price growth in Britain accelerated in January, pushing values to the highest in seven years, after changes to a tax on home purchases and a decline in mortgage interest rates.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:00am
Easy US visa rules attract more Chinese buyers

Canada's federal housing agency softened its forecast for housing starts this year, saying it expects the pace of new home construction to gradually moderate in the coming years.

11 Feb 2015 - 6:00am
Starwood venture buys US offices for US$1.12b

A joint venture including an affiliate of Barry Sternlicht's Starwood Capital Group agreed to buy a group of suburban office properties in the United States from Duke Realty Corp for US$1.12...

4 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

US home ownership fell to a 20-year low in the fourth quarter, but a sharp rebound in the rate at which Americans are setting up home is expected to help drive a pick-up in housing.

4 Feb 2015 - 6:00am

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Five years ago, Aloysius Lee Tse-sang returned to Singapore from Hong Kong after serving as chief executive of South Beach Consortium, a joint venture formed by City Developments Ltd (CDL) and...

28 Jan 2015 - 6:46pm

Gains in London's home values slowed to an annualised rate of about 5 per cent in the fourth quarter as high prices and curbs on mortgage lending cooled the market, Hometrack said.

28 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Investors are going to pour an estimated US$58.5 billion into global real estate this year because property is more attractive as an asset class given the low interest rate environment, weak bond...

22 Jan 2015 - 7:01am

Asking prices for homes in Britain rose this month as an overhaul of the property-tax system lowered costs for prospective buyers.

21 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

To gauge the buying demand of mainland Chinese for domestic and overseas residential property, the South China Morning Post and consultancy Century 21 China Real Estate have partnered on a...

21 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Sales of existing homes in Canada slumped in December, led by declines in Calgary and Edmonton, as tumbling oil prices hurt home buyer demand in the resource-dependent region of the country.

21 Jan 2015 - 7:54am

Much has been written about the pros and cons of buying resort real estate. And it's that time of year when some of us are sitting back in places where the weather is hot and the cocktails are...

21 Jan 2015 - 7:54am

Tough competition from foreigners in the London commercial property market is forcing British investors to regional cities to tap rising rents, with many making purchases privately to avoid...

14 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Siguler Guff, which last week finished raising US$877 million for its second distressed real estate fund, expects to invest about 40 per cent of the money in Europe, more than double the...

14 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Asian cities may flaunt the bright lights and bling of vertical urban development, but Ester van Steekelenburg, a Dutch urban planner living in Hong Kong, is less than impressed.

14 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Canada, Australia and New Zealand are in the top ranks of the developed world's most overpriced housing markets, according to Deutsche Bank.

14 Jan 2015 - 6:00am

Savvy Seattle-area real estate agents have gained an advantage by paying attention to the growing connections between China and Washington state.

21 Dec 2014 - 8:02am

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 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

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

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

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 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

A tax increase on the purchase of high-end properties imposed by British finance minister George Osborne could deter people from buying the most expensive homes, London-focused housebuilder...

10 Dec 2014 - 6:08am
 

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