About Allison Halliday

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

Things to Consider If You’re Buying a House This Fall

Fall may not be the most traditional season for house buying but an article in realtor.com has pointed out there can be advantages in purchasing a home during this time. If you make an offer during fall, you’re more likely to be able to make a deal. Purchasing a home during this season can also […]

Zillow Anticipating Home Value Appreciation Falls in San Francisco

Zillow is predicting that the rate of home value appreciation in the San Francisco metro area will fall sharply over the next year. According to the article in the San Francisco Business Times, Zillow is predicting home value appreciations will drop by more than half. It points out this could have a big effect on […]

UK Mortgage Borrowing Increased in August

In August, mortgage borrowing in the UK increased by the greatest amount since the beginning of the financial crisis and according to the article in the Financial Times is just the latest sign that the real estate market is starting to heat up. Last month net lending increased by £3.4 billion which is the largest […]

Canadians Biggest Foreign Investors in Manhattan Real Estate

According to an article in CBC.ca, Canadians have been the largest investors into Manhattan real estate so far this year. Figures from Real Capital Analytics show Canadian investors have bought $3.85 billion of US property this year. This is much higher than the $1.97 billion worth of property bought last year. The biggest investors were […]

Cushman & Wakefield Completes Multi-Million Dollar Sales

Cushman & Wakefield has sold two multifamily buildings in New Jersey, located at 1000 West and 522 10th Streets in Union City. The properties were sold as an all-cash transaction with a value of $2,120,000. The buildings are adjacent to each other and between the two provide approximately 16,698 square feet. This equates to 12 […]

Private Singapore Homes Prices Show Second Largest Drop in Asia

According to Knight Frank’s Global House Price Index, private homes in Singapore showed the second-largest price drop in Asia while China took first place. The recently released index showed that Singapore non-landed residential prices dropped by 3.2% year on year while on a quarterly basis prices fell by 0.8%. The article in The Business Times […]

Property Developers in India May Face Challenging Time

According to Moody’s Investor’s Service, the largest property developers in India will continue to face challenging times during the next 12 months due to flat sales and stagnant prices, and weak cash flows. However the article in Economic Times does point out that in spite of these difficulties, solid economic growth in India at this […]

Higher Interest Rates Could End UK Property Boom

The possibility of an interest rate increase by the Bank of England as early as next year could herald an end to the property boom in the United Kingdom. According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, analysts fear that higher rates could lead to a decline in real estate companies share prices which […]

Australian Inner-City Housing Will Always Be at a Premium

According to an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, inner city property will always have a premium price. An expert from the Reserve Bank of Australia has commented saying that building new homes and releasing more land to deal with pent-up demand won’t necessarily bring down prices. Apparently this is largely due to Australia’s love […]

Canadian Real Estate Market Expected to Slow Slightly

A recent report by RBC Economics anticipates that the real estate market in Canada will begin to slow slightly next year as interest rates increase. However the report thinks the risk of an outright crash is low as it is expecting the economy to grow. There is a possibility that things could be different if […]