About Allison Halliday

Allison Halliday is a Realty Biz News contributing writer. She handles International Real Estate and is a seasoned blogger.

Dubai Real Estate Downward Trend ls Likely to be Reversible


According to an article in gulfnews.com, residential rents in Dubai dropped by an average of another 3% in June but analysts think this trend will soon be reversed. They are predicting rents will increase once the emirate starts working on real estate projects in preparation for the World Expo in 2020. It’s expected the downward […]

European QE Fuelling House Price Bubble


According to a new study, the European Central Bank’s quantitative easing program runs the risk of causing a property price bubble in several countries due to investors putting money into real estate. The report to by Moody’s Analytics says that the UK, Norway and Germany are most at risk due to continued low interest rates […]

Fitch Forecasts Price Correction for Canadian Housing Market


Fitch ratings agency believes price increases in the Canadian real estate market could be coming to an end. It has forecast that property is about 20% overvalued with variations according to the region and thinks a correction will soon happen. In spite of this, the agency is not expecting a price collapse. Instead, it thinks […]

Report Shows Real Estate Bubble in India Is Beginning to Burst


A recent report by Ambit Capital shows the real estate market in India is beginning to decline. Property prices have fallen by between 7% and 18% in the largest cities in the country over the past year. Apparently property prices in Delhi could have gone down by as much as between 20% and 25% over […]

Dubai Rental Market Continuing to Outperform Transactional Market

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According to a recent report by property consulting firm CBRE, Dubai is continuing to see a steady supply growth, but performance within the hospitality and residential markets is beginning to soften after three years of sustained growth. Apparently the rental market in Dubai is still outperforming the transactional market this year, but residential leasing rates […]

Bitcoin Uses Highlighted in Recent Real Estate Event

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Real estate agents attending a recent Arcadia Association of REALTORS event in California, each received one dollar’s worth of bitcoin during a talk highlighting this new technology. The trade organization focuses on subjects relevant to real estate agents in the San Gabriel Valley and this was the first event held which has looked at the […]

Celebrities Investing in Real Estate


Not surprisingly, given their financial resources, some of the most luxurious and unique real estate in New York has been bought by celebrities. Their investments can often highlight market conditions. A good example would be Michelle William’s recent purchase in Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park of a 114 year old colonial revival. This showed how it’s possible […]

US Seeing Fewer Overseas Buyers


According to the National Association of Realtors, fewer overseas buyers are purchasing real estate in the United States. It’s thought the stronger dollar has a lot to do with the decline in figures. Overall the number of home sales during the first four months of this year has been the best for eight years as […]

Real Estate Prices Up 9.6% in Canada


Latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows average residential real estate prices in Canada increased by 9.6% year on year in June and sales activity increased by 11% compared to a year earlier. However national home sales decreased slightly from the previous month, down by 0.8% in June compared to May. According to […]

Home Sales for June Are Best so Far This Year


Figures from the latest RE/MAX National Housing Report show the number of home sales in June was the highest for any month since the report first began in 2008. Since the year began, there has been a five-month trend in which sales have been higher for both the previous month and for the same month […]