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  • Apr 1, 2015
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Chinese developer loses deal to rebuild London's Crystal Palace Park

A three-year effort by a Chinese developer to rebuild the Crystal Palace in London, which housed the Great Exhibition of 1851, has faltered and industry experts warned this could be the beginning...

25 Mar 2015 - 6:00am
Humble homes go back to nature

Cabins may come in different styles, shapes and sizes, but they all provide escapes from the urban hustle and bustle.

18 Mar 2015 - 12:00pm
Humble homes go back to nature

Asking prices for London homes have declined as affordability constraints and pre-election jitters denied the property market its usual spring boost.

Prices demanded by sellers dropped 0.4...

18 Mar 2015 - 6:00am
Humble homes go back to nature

At the door of the Tristan Capital Partners party at the MIPIM real estate conference in Cannes, France, invitations to the most raucous party of the week are as scarce as the trophy properties...

18 Mar 2015 - 6:00am
Humble homes go back to nature

Sales of second-hand homes in Canada rose last month from January as gains in the biggest markets of Toronto and Vancouver offset a faltering market everywhere else, the Canadian Real Estate...

18 Mar 2015 - 6:00am
Lending curbs deal heavy blow to home sales in Singapore

Home sales plunged 48 per cent in Singapore last month from a year earlier as lending curbs stemmed purchases.

Developers sold 382 units, down from 739 in February last year, according to...

18 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Institutional investors are expected to increase real estate allocations this year, but the pace of growth may slow, given high asset pricing, according to property consultants.

12 Mar 2015 - 9:56pm


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A year ago, one of the hottest parts of Canada's red-hot housing market was Alberta's oil capital of Calgary, where cash-rich consumers fought for the fanciest home on the block. Now, a plunge in...

11 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Real estate investor Robert Hart pulled into the site of a 400-unit apartment community in a San Diego suburb last month, prepared to pay up for the recently completed project on a quiet...

11 Mar 2015 - 4:00am

New Zealand's central bank signalled it might tighten rules on lending to property investors in another attempt to cool a rampant housing market without raising interest rates.

11 Mar 2015 - 4:00am

Global hotel brands are helping Manila add a record number of rooms this year, lured by the growth prospects of its emerging gaming scene. That will boost the underperforming Philippine tourism...

11 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

British house prices fell for the first time in four months in February after values surged to a seven-year high.

11 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

GR Properties, a mainland hotel management and property investment firm listed in Hong Kong, bought a property sitting on 40,615 sq ft of land in Santa Monica in the United States for US$25...

9 Mar 2015 - 8:55pm

Memories of life in Ma On Shan are helping to influence New York's tentative first step into the world of Hong Kong-style microflat living.

8 Mar 2015 - 4:57am

Nearly £200 million (HK$2.38 billion) believed to be the proceeds of foreign corruption has been spent on British properties since 2004 and that amount is probably just the tip of the iceberg, a...

4 Mar 2015 - 11:05pm

Australia's rare move to name and shame a Chinese developer and its plan to impose extra fees on foreign homebuyers are unlikely to deter Chinese interest in one of the hottest real estate markets...

4 Mar 2015 - 11:14pm

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to double the number of homes built for first-time buyers by the end of the next parliamentary term in a bid to tackle the country's housing shortage...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

The Bank of England is seeking to regulate the country's booming rental home market that is delivering annual returns of almost 12 per cent and increasing risks for the economy. The government is...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Blackstone Group, the largest private equity investor in real estate, is seeking to raise as much as US$15 billion for its latest global property fund, surpassing its own record for funds of this...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Good-looking real estate agents get higher prices for the properties they sell, according to a study by the University of New South Wales business school in Australia.

4 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

Around the world, huge amounts of human energy are spent in the pursuit of sustainable cities. Beijing alone, intent on rehousing 100 million rural people in cities in the next six years, has set...

4 Mar 2015 - 6:00am

In a city where property is king, HK$7 million won't get you the castle. But head overseas and that amount of money could deliver some royal returns.

2 Mar 2015 - 5:07pm

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

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

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

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

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

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