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U.S. Overtakes China as Top Global Property Investment Market

According to Cushman & Wakefield, the U.S. has overtaken China to become the world’s largest real estate investment market. With better relative economic growth, QE and low interest rates all continuing to encourage investors to spread their interest in property, U.S. real estate investment performance is set to improve further. The U.S. and Canada in […]

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Denmark Ready to Intervene in House Market Amid Euro Peg Battle

(Bloomberg) — Denmark is monitoring its property market and is ready to act should the country’s efforts to defend its euro peg result in unsustainable house-price distortions. Morten Oestergaard, the country’s economy minister, says such a scenario “may come in the second or third wave” of the economic cycle as the central bank drives its […]

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Property Market in Malaysia : What To Expect

Almost 20 years ago, the property market in Malaysia was hit hard by the Asian financial crisis. House prices contracted between 8 to 9.5 per cent. The government’s stringent policies helped the market to recover. From 2006 onwards, the residential market experienced exponential growth. The property market started weakening from 2009 when the base lending […]

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IMF sounds fresh alarm over Canadian housing market

The International Monetary Fund is raising red flags about Canada’s housing market, warning that moves by Ottawa in recent years to tighten mortgage lending standards and boost oversight of the country’s financial system haven’t gone far enough. Household debt levels remain well above those in other Western countries, the organization said in a commentary posted […]

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Businesses from China try to tap Kenyan property market

**A view of the Nairobi CBD Chinese businesses have been moving into Kenya’s property market, where failed investments are rarely reported, the 21st Century Business Herald reported. There is no exact figure about the number of Chinese property developers operating in Kenya, and even the Chinese embassy in the African country cannot give such information. […]

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Toronto’s housing market is booming.

Toronto’s housing market broke through an important financial threshold in February as the average price of detached homes topped $1-million for the first time. Realtors say that despite a deep freeze in the city last month, the all-important spring market has come early this year as buyers rush to do battle over the scant supply […]