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  • Oct 26, 2014
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International Property

Number of evictions in Spain a record high in 2012

Eviction procedures in Spanish courts for unpaid mortgages and rent hit a fresh high last year, an oversight body said, as a sharp economic downturn and record unemployment continued to take a toll.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 6:06am

Germany will draw Hong Kong property investors, IP Global predicts

Although the euro-zone financial crisis continues to impact countries across the continent, Germany is comparatively unaffected, says Tim Murphy, IP Global's founder and CEO.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Hong Kong investors take a shine to UK student studio flats

Located in purpose-built blocks or converted buildings, student studio apartments can be purchased for less than £50,000 (HK$586,000), making them less costly to buy than most mainstream British homes.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Singapore new-home sales dive 65pc last month

New private home sales in Singapore plunged 65 per cent last month from a month before as market cooling measures and the Lunar New Year holidays kept buyers away, official data showed.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

House price gains signal end of US rental bonanza

Rents for single-family homes are rising more slowly than property prices as firms such as Blackstone Group flood the market with homes for lease, posing risks to investors betting billions on the burgeoning market.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Hollande's taxes threaten to end Paris home price boom

Home prices in Paris, up 37 per cent since 2009, are set to end their upward streak as President Francois Hollande cuts property subsidies and raises taxes.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

London home prices rise as weak pound fuels foreign buying interest

London home sellers raised asking prices this month as the weakness of the pound fuelled interest from overseas buyers during the spring selling season, according to Rightmove, a property-website operator.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

Golden chance to soak up sun

Hundreds of investors from China are clamouring for a golden opportunity to invest in Portuguese property. Following clarification of a new visa system, which automatically offers residency in return for a substantial investment in either a home or business, the so-called "Golden Visa" is keeping Portuguese legal firms busy.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:22am

UK market attractive for buyers in Hong Kong, China and Singapore

Developers of overseas projects are benefiting from the measures being taken by governments in Hong Kong, Singapore and the mainland to curb demand in their property markets.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:07am

Tokyo office market fights back after 20-year slump

Tokyo's office market is showing signs of recovery after a two-decade decline, prompting companies such as Apple and Morgan Stanley to relocate before rents rise and vacancies fall.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Singapore and Hong Kong swap notes on making cities more liveable

After conducting a study in 2011 on sustainable development in Hong Kong, the Urban Land Institute, a non-profit research group, teamed-up with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore to study high-density living in the Lion City.

15 Mar 2013 - 5:02pm

Investors dominate the Australian housing market

The value of home-loan approvals for investors rose 4 per cent in December from a year ago in seasonally adjusted terms, while mortgages for owner-occupiers fell 1.8 per cent in the same period, government data show.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Rebound in Canadian housing starts last month beats forecast

Canadian housing starts rose more than expected in February after falling to their lowest since the end of the 2009 recession. The annual pace of work increased to 180,719 units from a revised 158,998 in January, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

US home prices set for 8pc surge, says Bank of America report

Low interest rates, a tight inventory of properties for sale and record affordability are fuelling accelerated price gains, Michelle Meyer, a Bank of America economist, and Chris Flanagan and Justin Borst, mortgage-backed securities strategists, said in a note to investors entitled "Someone say house party?"

13 Mar 2013 - 5:06am

Singapore property taxes aim to deter foreign speculators

Singapore and Hong Kong are neck-and-neck competitors on so many levels, including their property markets. Prime real estate in both regional hub cities is considered a safe asset class, and one made even more desirable these days by the uncertainty elsewhere.

13 Mar 2013 - 5:26am