Builders Less Interested in Starter Homes



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Starter homes normally form the backbone of the housing industry, but nowadays such homes are becoming few and far between. An article in Builder Online shows that the median new home price at the beginning of this year was in excess of $280,000 which is much more than many people would consider to be the […]

Rising Demand Sees Increase in Pending Home Sales



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Rising demand at the beginning of the year has meant the level of pending home sales in January reached its highest level since August 2013. The article in Propertywire, which is based on data from the National Association of Realtors, shows that all major regions saw an increase in activity in January with the exception […]

Canadian Real Estate More Attractive to Foreign Investors



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Real estate in Canada is already expensive in property hotspots like Vancouver and Toronto, but it’s thought there could be an increase in foreign investment this year. Over the last six months the loonie has fallen about 10% against the US dollar and this is likely to increase interest from foreigners. While some major markets […]

Residential Rents in the US up by 3.3%



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According to a recent article in Propertywire, median residential rental rates in the US continued to grow in January, even in areas which had previously been struggling. The article is based on Zillow’s latest real estate report and shows the rental index in Kansas City increased by 8.5% year-on-year which is more than twice the […]

Last Quarter of 2014 Sees Solid House Price Growth in US



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During the last quarter of 2014, the United States saw solid price growth for homes, with most metro areas seeing a slightly stronger rate of growth. According to the article in Propertywire, this growth was due to lower levels of housing supplies combined with low interest rates and an improving jobs market, with these facts […]

Smaller Units Still in Demand in Hong Kong



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A recent property market report shows that demand for real estate in Hong Kong remained high in December, particularly for small to medium sized units. The article in Propertywire shows that overall during last year, there were 63,807 residential sales recorded by the Land Registry.  This is an increase of 25.9% compared to 2013 and […]

Auction.com Sees Retail Sales Uptick at end of 2014



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Auction.com LLC has just reported closings on 127 commercial assets last December. The total combined value of these assets was more than $327 million, and the sale of retail properties accounted for more than $129 million of the month’s closings. Image credit: GarthM via Pixabay.com Rick Sharga, executive vice president of Auction.com said “We saw […]

Most Sought After Amenities by New Home Buyers



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Luxury kitchens and plenty of space are always sought after by buyers looking to purchase a new home, but what other amenities are important to them? A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders and homebuilder PulteGroup has revealed some of the latest must-have trends. Apparently walk-in closets, particularly in the master bedroom […]

Are You Really Ready to Buy a Home?



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Some people can feel under quite a lot of pressure to buy their first home and house hunting can be a great deal of fun. But an article in aol.com points out it’s important not to get too swept up into the moment and to end up making a decision that you might regret, and […]

Buyers Willing to Pay a Premium for Solar Homes



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A new study which was carried out by a team of researchers led by the US Department of Energy’s Berkeley Laboratory found that buyers are willing to pay a premium for properties with solar photovoltaic energy systems. The research was called Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes, […]