Chinese Buyers Switch Focus to Seattle



According to a new article in realtor.com, Chinese real estate buyers are switching their focus from Vancouver to Seattle. The change has come since the introduction of a 15% tax on foreign investors in Vancouver that was suddenly brought in last August by British Columbia. The tax is applicable to anybody who isn’t a citizen […]

High New-Build Vacancy Rate for Condos in Calgary



Recent figures from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show there are hundreds of new condos in Calgary that are lying empty, according to an article in CBC.ca.

Real Estate Prices Slow Down in Canada



Last year, real estate prices in Canada reached an all-time high, but an article in the Huffington Post Canada points out that this year could be a very different story. This is at least in part due to new mortgage rules combined with higher mortgage rates.

Toronto Is Fast Becoming As Pricey As Vancouver



According to a recent article in CBC.ca, the Toronto real estate market is fast becoming as unaffordable as Vancouver. The article assessed a study by the Royal Bank of Canada, as its third-quarter affordability index showed 63.7% of

Zillow has just listed Santa’s home for $656,000



Ho! Ho! Ho! Zillow has just shown that it has a sense of humor after listing Santa Claus’ home on its real estate listings site.

Trump Organization Signs Indian Real Estate Deal



Trump Organization recently signed a deal with real estate firm Unimark Group for a residential project in Kolkata, and the group is in talks for a second project in Pune.

India’s Real Estate Deals Fall by 82% in Third-Quarter



The total number of real estate transactions by volume for the first nine months of 2016 dropped by 42% year-on-year to reach $1.4 billion. This is in spite of the high level of interest shown by institutional investors, according to an article in the Economic Times.

Multi Property Landlords Face Further Regulations in UK



In September a policy statement from the Prudential Regulation Authority went largely unnoticed, but it will impact buy to let owners with a portfolio of investment properties

Brexit Unlikely to Affect UK House Sales Confidence



According to an article in PropertyWire, even though confidence in the UK housing market has reached its lowest point in three years, consumers still think the recent referendum result will have little impact on buying and selling property. This is according to the latest index from the Halifax, the Housing Market Confidence Tracker. The index […]

Buy-to-Let is Still a Great Way to Generate an Income In France



It is still very much the case that there are a potentially rewarding property investment opportunities in France, as long as you understand and are prepared for all of the fiscal and official compliance requirements that you will have to negotiate along the way