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Keep abreast of the latest global real estate news across 7 continents that impacts on your business.

GLOBAL: August 22, 2018

Why sustainability is key to Northern Ireland’s housing market

The quarterly Northern Ireland House Price Index provides the most current analysis of the market, looking specifically at data from the quarter just finished. This data comes from the start of the housing chain, the estate agents, providing a leading ...

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GLOBAL: August 21, 2018

Dubai embraces a luxury trend: branded residences

.col_img{display:none;} For the past few quarters, emerging markets have been experiencing a bull run. The low commodity prices (for commodity importers) and low interest rates have collectively acted as a rising tide for all boats. The easy money policy initiated by the Federal R...

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GLOBAL: August 18, 2018

Miami ranks as the top US real estate market for ultra-rich foreign buyers snatching up luxury real estate, foreign investment tops $7 Billion

Miami has been named the top U.S. real estate market for ultra-rich foreign buyers of luxury real estate. According to the US Ultra Prime Real Estate Report, 26% of American ultra-luxury properties sold to overseas buyers were in Miami, with over 95% of the deals being completed in ...

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GLOBAL: August 17, 2018

Generation Start-up: Smart Crowd helps micro-investors build wealth, brick by brick

“Real estate has been used by the wealthy for centuries to accumulate and preserve capital and the average Joe has been left out." These are the words of Siddiq Farid, the chief executive and one of three co-founders of the real estate crowdfunding platform, Smart Crowd. ...

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GLOBAL: August 16, 2018

Indian Real Estate Industry

The real estate sector is one of the most globally recognized sectors. In India, real estate is the second largest employer after agriculture and is slated to grow at 30 per cent over the next decade. The real estate sector comprises four sub sectors - housing, retail, hospitality, and commercial. The growth of this sector is well complemented by the growth of the corporate environment and the demand for office space as well as urban and semi-urban accommodations. The construction...

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GLOBAL: August 15, 2018

US: Trump’s tariffs ‘could not have come at a worse time’ for anyone planning to buy a home

The US housing industry is in the crosshairs of President Donald Trump's planned tariffs on steel and aluminum. The National Association of Homebuilders was among several trade organizations that spoke out against the tariffs, or import taxes, announced on Thursday. That's because higher steel costs would raise construction costs for its members, which could eventually could be passed on to homebuyers. Read more on: ...

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GLOBAL: July 19, 2018

Egypt eyes sovereign fund by year end to shake up state assets

Cairo: Egypt plans to launch its first sovereign fund by the end of the year and will begin a roadshow in the first half of 2019 to drum up private investment, the country’s planning minister said. Read more on: ...

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GLOBAL: July 3, 2018

Succession planning for UAE real estate

Many expatriates in the UAE are unaware that in the absence of a will recognised by the UAE legal system, the process of transferring real estate assets after death can be time consuming, costly and fraught with legal complexity. In the absence of a registered will, the division of assets is governed by the mandatory rules under Islamic law and any division to the heirs occurs after paying of debts. Typically, the wife, son, daughter, father, mother, brother and sister would inher...

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GLOBAL: July 3, 2018

Rise in homes being built on flood risk land and green belt in England and Wales

Fewer new homes in England and Wales are being built on previously developed land but more are being built in areas with a high risk of flooding and on the green belt, official figures show. Read more on: ...

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GLOBAL: July 3, 2018

Rates Are Rising — And So Are Adjustable Rate Mortgages

It’s no secret that mortgage rates have been rising. Over the past 15 months, the interest rates on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages have jumped nearly a full percent, increasing from 3.81% in November 2016 to 4.69% this March. Read more on: ...

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