Foreign investment in U.S. real estate hits record high of $7.48 billion

Foreign investment into the U.S. luxury residential real estate market has jumped to a new record high of $7.48 billion, with Miami, Manhattan and Los Angeles proving to be the most attractive locations, according to a report by Beauchamp

Spain’s Bright Shining Hope; Amid the Worst Despair Ever Known

If where you live has been hit hard by the recessive economy, just think about people in Spain for a spell. People there are preparing for yet another recession as six million Spaniards sit out of work with not even a ray of hope in sight. Accordingly, the property market in Spain is absolutely saturated with supply, and little or no demand.

Is There a Real Dark Side of FDI in US Properties?

In case anyone out there ever wonders which man gains from another man’s loss, investment news from the UK tells part of this age old saga. Stonehage Investment Partners, advisers to some of Britain’s wealthiest investors comes right out and tells of portfolios built on the backs of US homeowner losses, everyone’s losses for that matter. Seeing the overall picture, may come as a surprise.

Asia Stocks Trending Up Even Though Some Investors Cash In

This morning,Asian markets are up on corporate results from Wall Street. China firms have fared well, while Japan stocks dipped on investors their cashing in on three years of good news. Marketwatch Hong Kong reported the overall prospectus as good even with China advancing only 5.3% in 2012, as compared with 25.4% the previous period.

News Mixed on Italy Real Estate & Solvency

In news from Italy’s real estate sector, the European Association for Investors reports institutional investors will boost assets in the space by as much as 10% in the coming three years. This news, comes days after reports Italian bankers may suffer a similar fate to their contemporaries in Spain, where the real estate bubble burst.

Myanmar’s Former Capital City Attracting Western Interest

Until recently very few Westerners had the chance to visit Myanmar as the former British colony spent the last 50 years being ruled by a military regime with a questionable human rights and democracy record, leading to sanctions being imposed by Western governments.

Tampa Bay A Big Pull For Foreign Investment

Real estate purchases in Tampa Bay have more than doubled in the last year, as foreign buyers look for new bargains beyond their traditional Miami hunting ground. An influx of investment from overseas has propped up the market so far this year, and commercial seems to be leading the way to a positive 2011.

Syria Calls for Real Estate Developers

The Real Estate Development and Investment Commission, an industry regulatory arm there, is reported to be finalizing tender books for 12 projects which will be a major boost for the country’s economy.

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