Canada introduces home buying ban for foreigners

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has banned foreign buyers from buying homes in the country for two years in an effort to cool off its red-hot housing market. Canadian home prices have risen by more than 50% in the last couple of years, with the average home valued at around $693,000 in U.S. dollars at

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How to Decorate Your Home for Xmas Like a German

Christmas is the most beautiful and popular festival of the year – also in Germany. In the pre-Christmas season, the entire house gets decorated: Santa Clause is climbing up the facades, reindeer are standing on rooftops with the sleighs, and snowmen light up front gardens. Some homes are true Christmas wonderlands – and fans of

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Top 10 International Property Markets for Investment in 2020

Whether you’re searching for capital appreciation, rental income, currency diversification or a back-up residency, below are the top 10 overseas real estate markets to consider for investment in 2020. If you didn’t manage to take advantage of the serious opportunities for U.S. dollar holders this year, don’t worry; you enter 2020 with the upper hand

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Will Toronto surpass New York as high-rise capital of North America

High-rises have long been considered the mark of a city and even a country that’s economically prosperous. These tall buildings shape the skyline, represent the best in living and office space, and make the densest urban areas in the world possible. Of the top 20 cities with the most high-rise buildings, six of them are

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10 Warning Signs A Tenant Might Give You Issues

Investing in a rental property is a great way to make passive income, but it comes with its fair share of risks and difficulties. The key to finding a highly great renter is at the very beginning, in your screening process with your possible tenants. There’s no limit to how careful one must be when screening tenants, learning

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The Costa Rica Housing Market is Booming

Costa Rica’s tourism is booming and the real estate market feels it. Since 2010, the country has attracted a continuously growing number of tourists. And since many are charmed and won over by Costa Rica’s beauty, many have decided to settle here, at least during summertime. In fact, the impressive growth of the real estate

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Five Countries where the US Dollar Offers Property Discounts in 2019

The dollar is strong right now, and it’s giving dollar-wielding property buyers a big advantage when buying abroad. Simply put, properties in many countries have gotten dramatically cheaper, in dollar terms, thanks to favorable exchange rates. Everyone knows that the dollar runs in cycles. And many experts, including The Economist, agree that the dollar is

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Tigne Property Development in Malta

We know that a real estate property anywhere in Malta can easily be considered a great investment. With millions of tourists and pilgrims visiting the country annually, even a simple apartment in the countryside can generate a sizeable income. But there’s really something about Sotheby’s Malta properties in Tigné Point, Sliema that makes it a

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Questions to Ensure you Select the Right Realtor

We may have had a week of rain this past week, but believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! The local real estate market is starting to heat up again, and if you have been thinking about selling your condo, now could be a great time to list. I think everyone can

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5 Family-friendly Neighborhoods to Live in Calgary

It’s no wonder why Calgary is one of Canada’s most popular cities for families. The big city provides jobs in a variety of fields, but it’s also located in one of the most geographically beautiful places in the country. With Banff National Park just miles away from the city, it makes sense why so many

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