UK Set to Strengthen Investment and Trade Links with Middle East



According to an article in World Property Journal.com, a delegation of UK developers and investors is due to visit the Middle East, attending events designed to reinforce trade links between the two regions. Last year investment from the Middle East into the UK reached AED 15.1 billion.

New Asia-Focused Real Estate Fund Being Readied by Blackstone



Blackstone is getting ready to launch an Asia-focused real estate fund, aiming to raise $5 billion or more on strong returns from investments in the region.

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.

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.

Spanish Real Estate Agent Sees Increase in Numbers of Brits Looking to Relocate Post-Brexit



Lucas Fox International Properties is one of the leading real estate agencies in Spain and it has registered an increase in the number of enquiries from UK-based clients. These are people who are interested in potentially relocating to Spain following the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU. Since then, the company has been contacted […]

Canadian Home Prices See Biggest Year-on-Year Gain Since 2010



The latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows prices were up by 13.1%, which is the biggest gain since May 2010. Nationally, the number of home sales in Canada rose by 3.1% from March to April. According to the article in Propertywire, sales increased in April compared to the previous month in about […]

Fewer Quality Homes being Sold in the UK



According to an article in The Telegraph, analysts think the number of large family homes being sold in the United Kingdom has slumped due to an increase in stamp duty costs. Estate agents are estimating that the number of quality homes being sold in certain parts of the country has fallen by between 20% and […]

Sales and Transactions Still Declining in Dubai



The latest figures show that sales transactions and property values are still declining in Dubai’s real estate market. According to the article in gulfnews.com, unless something happens to turn the market around then home prices in Dubai could continue to fall right until the end of this year and through 2016. The consultancy JLL is […]

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 […]

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