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House prices in England fall for first time since 2012

Slide driven by London and south-east slowdown as Brexit chaos seems to put off buyers  Prices fell 0.7% in the first quarter, compared with 2018, taking the average price of a home in England down to £255,683, says Nationwide. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA House prices fell in England for the first time in seven years in the […]

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Buy your own Italian paradise island from $1.1 million

(CNN) — Ever dreamed of owning your own Italian private island? An aristocratic family is selling one in Sicily for a lot less than the price of a Tuscan villa or a Manhattan loft apartment. Isola delle Femmine, a wild pristine atoll near Palermo with a 17th century crumbling stone tower, is up for sale with […]

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‘Gazundering’ Seen as Growing Problem for U.K. Housing Market

Automobiles sit in the streets outside rows of residential housing in this aerial photograph taken over London, U.K. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd Gazundering, where a buyer lowers their offer for a home at the last minute, is becoming a growing problem, according to a report. Some 45 percent of people surveyed think gazundering is a serious problem, up […]

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Singapore Property investment sales leapt 31.4% to $3.59b in Q1

The residential sector accounted for 30.4% of sales volume. Preliminary property investment sales volume jumped 31.4% QoQ to $3.59b in Q1 2019 despite the absence of major office en -bloc deals, according to CBRE’s highlights of property investment sector performance in Southeast Asia. The residential sector still accounted for the majority of investment sales volume […]

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Double-digit drop in Dubai real estate companies

Experts from Property Finder believe that the exits are a ‘much-needed’ sign of consolidation in the industry Lukman Hajje, Property Finder’s chief commercial officer said it is “positive” for the industry that only property companies with verified credentials will continue to operate, making the market more streamlined and transparent. A total of 486 property companies […]

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Singapore is 5th best for Chinese real estate capital investors

Some of the major 2018 acquisitions by Chinese real estate investors in Singapore were the US$441 million Goodluck Garden condo by Perennial Real Estate and Qingjian International in November According to US commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, Chinese investors have been pouring funds into Singapore’s real estate, reaching US$650 million in four […]

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China’s Property Market, Once a Lifeline, Now Carries Economic Risks

A school and residential buildings are under construction at Yanan New Zone, Shaanxi province, China, in January. PHOTO: YAWEN CHEN/REUTERS Beijing relied on home buying to help boost the economy in 2015, but concerns about debt and house prices could limit that option now SHANGRAO, China—Investors were pouring into this sleepy city in southeastern China until late […]