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UK house prices rising at fastest rate since February 2018

Halifax shows rate of growth at 4.1%, partly due to sales delayed amid 2019 uncertainty UK house prices are rising at their fastest annual rate for nearly two years, according to Halifax, prompting claims that the property market is heading into the crucial spring season in reasonable shape. Halifax said house prices rose by 0.4% in […]

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Firm woos Kenyans to put money in Greece real estate

SUMMARY Property consulting and engineering services firm Avakon Kenya has stepped up its efforts to have Kenyans invest in Greece’s real estate through the European nation’s residence-by-investment programme. Avakon Kenya’s managi ng partner, Kosta Kioleoglou, said Greece’s Golden Visa Programme, which provides access across Europe with a minimum investment in property of €250,000, is one […]

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Kenya Report: Real estate not out of the woods yet.

Sakina Hassanali,Head of Development Consulting & Research Hass Consult, Hass property price indices for the second quarter of 2018 showing that total returns on property tripled over the quarter buoyed by rental increases in the semi detached market.  IN SUMMARY Despite rising house prices, sector still struggling with financing Even with renewed confidence returning to […]

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Kenya’s Agenda in Developing the Blue Economy

  The blue economy aims to move beyond business as usual and to consider economic development and ocean health as compatible propositions. Blue economy is ideal for a long-term strategy aimed at supporting sustainable and equitable economic growth through oceans-related sectors and activities such as tourism, fisheries, renewable energy, and maritime transport.   The blue […]

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Sydney property drops after 17-month climb but Melbourne rises

   An auction sign outside a house in Sydney, which had a 0.1% decline in real estate prices in September. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty ImagesHousing market figures varied as Hobart and Melbourne continue record streaks while Sydney falls 0.1%Sydney’s housing market is finally showing signs of slowing, with new data revealing prices have dropped for […]

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Italy’s Property Market hotting up for 2017

Last autumn, Italian house sales increased by nearly 17%, following on from a strong performance in the double digits in the first half of 2016. Summer 2016 saw the highest number of completed house sales for four years, a picture that could be seen across the country, not just in the hot spot Tuscany, which […]

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Tight supply, higher prices weigh on U.S. home sales

U.S. home resales fell more than expected in February amid a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.48 million units last month after hitting […]