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Why Technology Hasn’t Fixed the Housing Crisis

Billions have been flowing into a corner of the tech industry focused on the housing market. And now there are start-ups to help landlords manage properties, or homeowners manage sales, or tenants manage their packages. But hardly any of it touches the central problem of housing: For many people, it costs too much. “None of that investment, nor the […]

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Kenya Property Market 2019 : The Fall…

Real estate in general is a tricky investment option. People have the wrong belief that since real estate is an asset-backed investment and it has liquidation value, it is risk free. That is completely wrong. Property does provide more security compared to some of the other types of investments but it is not risk free. Its […]

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Six Cities Leading Shift in the Housing Market, According to First American Real House Price Index

SANTA ANA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First American Financial Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a leading global provider of title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, today released the November 2018 First American Real House Price Index (RHPI). The RHPI measures the price changes of single-family properties throughout the U.S. adjusted for the impact of income and interest rate changes […]

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Factors that determine the best moment to put up property for sale

Mr Kosta Kosta Kioleoglou, regional managing editor, Africa Plantation Capital. PHOTO| COURTESY In Summary During the financial cycle, capital flows affect prices, while the physical cycle (of demand and supply) determines vacancy, which then drive rents and values. (Kioleoglou Kosta) Everyone gets into property investment with varied reasons and for an investor, it is to […]

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Sydney house prices fall at fastest rate in 20 years

  Michael McGowan  Housing costs have fallen by 11.4% since peak, while nationally prices record the steepest fall in 15 years Sydney property prices have dropped back to mid-2016 levels, although the median house price in the harbour city remains above the $1m mark. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP House prices in Sydney have recorded their sharpest downturn in […]

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Rich Families Hunt for Real Estate Bargains Beyond the Big City

Beacon House isn’t everyone’s idea of prime office space. But the four-story, red-brick building an hour’s drive from the City of London’s glass-paneled towers is a discrete example of how wealthy families are looking further afield for returns in a crowded real estate market. The southwest London property is among eight on the website of […]

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Asia’s property markets join the global slump

From Hong Kong to Singapore and Australia, lower house prices and higher mortgage rates are denting consumer confidence Deep in a provincial region of northwestern Turkey, it looks like a mirage – hundreds of luxury houses built in neat rows, their pointed towers somewhere between French chateau and Disney castle. Meant to provide luxurious accommodations […]

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Knight Frank sees property market sentiment improving in 2019

ECONOMY Tuesday, 8 Jan 201912:55 PM MYT Sentiment in Malaysia’s property market is expected to improve in 2019, especially the residential property market, says Knight Frank.KUALA LUMPUR: Sentiment in Malaysia’s property market is expected to improve in 2019, especially the residential property market, as policies announced under Budget 2019 are expected to strengthen demand, particularly […]

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Kenya House Price Index and Property Market Analysis Q3 2018

Almost a year after the end of political instability in the country, all market data clearly presents a challenging environment for the property market. Kenya’s real estate industry has been one of the strongest pillars of the economy for several years and therefore normally used to measure economic growth. The temporary strength of the property […]