International Property

Outer London boroughs outperform central areas for first time in 10 years

Outer London boroughs outperform central areas for first time in 10 years

As land and development opportunities become fewer in prime central London, it really is no surprise that the outer boroughs are showing greater investment potential. 

Wednesday, 15 July, 2015, 10:12am

UK seeks to overhaul homebuilding rules

British Prime Minister David Cameron's government said it would remove obstacles to building new houses  as it tries to tackle a chronic shortage of homes. Photo: EPA

Britain's government said it would remove obstacles to building new houses as it tries to tackle a chronic shortage of homes and put its economy on a sounder footing.

At the centre of a new programme to boost Britain's poor productivity record are powers for the government to step in and draw up housing plans if local authorities fail to do so.

15 Jul 2015 - 10:17am

Canadian housing holds up as economy struggles

The seasonally adjusted annualised rate of housing starts in Canada rose to 202,818 in June from a revised 196,981 in May. Photo: Reuters

Canadian housing starts rose more than expected in June and new home prices climbed in May, reports showed, suggesting Canada's long housing boom still has momentum even as the rest of the economy struggles.

15 Jul 2015 - 10:19am

Ethiopia struggles to meet soaring property demand in nation's capital

Smart homes rise up in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, home to some of Africa's poorest people. About 900,000 people in the city are on waiting lists for state housing. Photo: Reuters

A property boom in Ethiopia's capital is putting pressure on the government to keep homes affordable for some of Africa's poorest people who live in one of its fastest-growing economies.

15 Jul 2015 - 10:18am

Investors blacklist Greece amid crisis

The gap between signing and executing property deals in Greece has proven problematic. Photo: AFP

Global buyout houses and property speculators are stalling investment raids on Greece, spooked by the possibility that bargains could be snared for fractions of today’s prices.

15 Jul 2015 - 10:19am

Japan property price divide widens

A block in Tokyo’s Ginza district rose 14 per cent last year to 27 million yen a square metre (US$21,000 a square foot), the highest for any plot in Japan since 1993. Photo: AFP

Japan’s priciest plot of land hit a 22-year high even as nationwide prices notched a seven-year slide, widening the divide between major cities and the outlying regions, a government survey showed on Wednesday.

1 Jul 2015 - 3:36pm

Harbour Central

Harbour Central

[Sponsored Article] Harbour Central is an exciting new development situated in London’s business centre Canary Wharf, Zone 2. The current release Maine Tower offers studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are designed for urban living. The proposed Residents’ Club will provide concierge, gymnasium, spa, business suites, library and cinema exclusively for its residents.

23 Jun 2015 - 11:34am

Woodberry Down

Woodberry Down

[Sponsored Article] Set across 64 acres, with 14 acres of parkland and gardens, the homes that will make up Woodberry Down are part of a truly exciting transformation that will enrich the area’s spectacular natural surroundings.

16 Jun 2015 - 12:51pm

Bermondsey Works

Bermondsey Works

[Sponsored Article] Developed by renowned Telford Homes, Bermondsey Works is an exceptional collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, penthouses and villas in South London’s newest destination. Residents of this striking 18-storey tower will enjoy 24-hour concierge service, private residents’ gymnasium and landscaped outside space – all designed to complement an active city lifestyle.

9 Jun 2015 - 12:33pm

Hong Kong and Chinese buyers show renewed interest in Thai properties

The luxury Four Seasons project by the Chao Phraya River. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong and mainland buyers have shown renewed interest in properties in Bangkok, spurred by a weakening Thai currency and more stable political outlook, according to property consultants.

28 May 2015 - 3:51pm

Silver Works, Colindale, London NW9

Silver Works, Colindale, London NW9

[Sponsored Article] Silver Works is a select new courtyard development of luxurious suites, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and 4 bedroom town houses within a prime regenerating North London town centre in Colindale.

27 Apr 2015 - 5:47pm

The Lumiares, Lisbon

The Lumiares, Lisbon

[Sponsored Article] The Lumiares is a rare collection of 53 lofts, studio, 1 bed and 2 bedroom apartments on 4 storeys above ground floor, with spa, bar and underground parking within a professional hotel management structure in the heart of Lisbon. Residents are able to enjoy the 5*amenities at the development, including reception and concierge, high end fashion/retail shops, underground parking spaces, rooftop terrace café/bar, spa as well as gym facilities.

23 Apr 2015 - 5:54pm

Atlas, London EC1

Atlas, London EC1

[Sponsored Article] Confident and contemporary, Atlas is an inspired reflection of its surroundings. Standing on the axis of Shoreditch, Islington, Farringdon and The City, it’s an exciting, signature building in London’s most exhilarating neighbourhood.

21 Apr 2015 - 2:32pm

Manhattan Plaza, London E14

Manhattan Plaza, London E14

[Sponsored Article] Manhattan Plaza is a rare collection of 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments, penthouses and townhouses in London’s new metropolitan city, Canary Wharf. Taking inspiration from New York’s Meatpacking District as well as its London surroundings, Manhattan Plaza’s architectural style reflects quintessential urban textures of richly hued brickwork and ironwork balcony with authentic industrial chic.

17 Apr 2015 - 12:00am

The Parkhouse Nihonbashi Hamacho

The Parkhouse Nihonbashi Hamacho

[Sponsored Article] The Parkhouse Nihonbashi Hamacho is a rare opportunity for you to own a freehold apartment in one of the major districts of Tokyo, Chuo-ku. The Parkhouse Nihonbashi Hamacho is a 13 storey residential building located in Chuo-ku, where Harumi, Ginza and Tsukiji are also located.

15 Apr 2015 - 5:53pm

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