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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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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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London Homeowners Test the Waters in Brexit-Hit Housing Market

Asking prices for London homes rose this month as owners tested a fragile market before the spring selling season. Values gained 3.4 percent from January to 614,182 pounds ($788,000), property-website Rightmove said in a report published Monday. The seasonal boost still left asking prices in the capital 2.1 percent lower than a year earlier. “It […]

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Montreal’s Real-Estate Market Is About to Eclipse Vancouver’s

Vancouver is on pace to lose its status as Canada’s second largest housing market to Montreal. While still Canada’s most expensive city for housing, a recent collapse in sales has led the value of real estate transactions substantially lower. That leaves Montreal’s soaring market poised to overtake the Pacific coast city’s. In January, the total dollar value […]

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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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What $1 million buys in real estate around the world

Monaco reigns as the most expensive market in the world, according to a report from real estate brokerage Knight Frank. Hong Kong and New York took second and third, respectively. If you’re looking for a bargain in luxury real estate, check out Sao Paulo or Cape Town, South Africa. Robert Frank | @robtfrank       for […]

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Estate agents say election is chilling UK housing market

The UK’s snap general election has chilled the housing market, according to a survey of estate agents and surveyors. House sales fell in May for the second month running, according to a monthly survey by the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors, and 8 per cent more respondents reported falling rather than rising sales. Many of the […]