Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes

Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes






Update 3: Sand WildFire Threatens Thousands of Homes: ‘These are Not Normal Times,’ Warn Authorities As the Sand Fire ravages 33,000 acres and displaces 22,000 people, authorities are begging residents to heed evacuation orders. A California Sand Wildfire has destroyed more than 18 homes, left 1 man dead and is forcing thousands of residents to evacuate as […]






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year

US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year






US Real Estate Report: Home Prices Up 1.1 Percent for the Month; Up 5.4 Percent Year-Over-Year At $263K, the U.S. HPI is up 31.7 percent from the market’s bottom and is just 1.8 percent off the June 2006 peak – Idaho led movement among the states, seeing 1.9 percent growth for the month, followed by […]






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H

Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H






Dubai Real Estate Investment + 7.5% in 1-H Emirati and Indian investors led the real estate investment market, according to DLD  Total real estate investment in Dubai increased 7.555 Y-Y to Dhs 57-B ($15.5-B) in 1-H of Y 2016, according to the emirate’s land department. Investment in the emirate’s property market totalled Dhs 53-B ($1.44-B) […]






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary

American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary






American’s are Almost as Wealthy as Ever, it is Scary Americans are about as wealthy as they have ever been and that is worrying monetary officials.  They are concerned that the growing wealth could prove unsustainable because it has outstripped the growth of the economy since the Great Recession’s storied end in Y 2009. A […]






Singapore Real Estate Report

Singapore Real Estate Report






Private residential property price in Singapore fell 0.4 percent in the second quarter, compared with the 0.7 percent decline in the previous quarter, according to the flash estimates released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on Friday. Prices of landed properties declined by 1.5 percent, compared to the 1.1 percent decline in the previous quarter. […]






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price

David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price






David Copperfield Buys Home in Las Vegas for Record Price Local Las Vegas news sources reported that David Copperfield just closed on a luxury home in the Las Vegas Valley for the stunning price of $17.55-M the highest price ever paid for a Las Vegas residence on record. The 4-story home hadn’t been publicly listed. […]






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING

POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING






POKEMON GO MAY CAUSE REAL ESTATE INVESTORS TO LOSE EVERYTHING $NTDOY ONE OF THE NEWEST AND FAR-REACHING POP CULTURE TRENDS TODAY IS POKEMON GO AND THE FERVENT FOLLOWING IT HAS INSPIRED. WHILE MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER IT A HARMLESS INDULGENCE OF NOSTALGIA, RECENT EVENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT POKEMON GO REAL ESTATE TROUBLES ARE A VERY REAL […]






ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector

ITALKRAFT Expands to Hospitality Sector






ITALKRAFT, the full-service Italian kitchen, bathroom, closet design, and installation company, that has already conquered the world of luxury real estate development and penetrated major metropolitan markets, including Washington D.C. and New York, is announcing its plans for expansion in the South Florida hospitality industry. Following the news of the expansion comes a revamped showroom […]






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate

Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate






Sir Richard Branson’s Son Bunyola Estate Virgin Limited Edition, Sir Richard Branson’s privately owned collection of award-winning luxury hotels and retreats is excited to share the first stunning images of the newly opened villas Sa Punta De S’Aguila and Sa Terra Rotja, situated on the Son Bunyola Estate. At the heart of the Son Bunyola […]






Miami Home Show

Miami Home Show






Miami Home Show – The Miami Home Design and Remodeling Show returns Labor Day Weekend (September 2-6, 2016) to the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139. Visitors will find thousands of choices including the latest trends in landscaping, design, furniture, fine art, decor, home security, hurricane protection, and more. […]






Real Estate News: Hawaii






“With over $100,000,000 in sales this year, Kukio Properties is having the highest sales since 2007,” stated Jim Schneider, Kukio Properties’ Principal Broker. Representing the Buyer on 17 of 19 transactions and the Seller on 17 of 19 transactions, Kukio Properties sold a total of eight homes ranging in price from $4,000,000 – $9,500,000. Five […]






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach






The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach opened its doors to a new wave of global travelers on the majestic island of Oahu in world-renowned Waikiki. The much-anticipated residential resort marked its official opening with a Hawaiian blessing and ceremony that was attended by community leaders and dignitaries. “Our journey on this monumental and exciting project started […]






US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting

US Real Estate News: Owning Vs Renting






To help Americans better understand if renting or owning a home is a more affordable option, personal finance website GOBankingRates.com has released a guide detailing how monthly rent compares to monthly mortgage payments across the U.S. To see the price breakdown for your state, visit: https://www.gobankingrates.com/mortgage-rates/cost-renting-vs-owning-home-state/ The investigation found that it’s cheaper to own a […]






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island






Hotel News: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island Desroches Island Developments Limited and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, today announced that Four Seasons will manage the only resort offering on the remote tropical island of Desroches in the Seychelles. After undergoing extensive renovations, the existing property will re-open […]






Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach

Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach






CoastWood Capital Group, Chartres Lodging Group and KKR today announced plans to open Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach in the former Waikīkī Trade Center. The new hotel is slated to open this winter and will offer modern accommodations including 230 upscale, oversized rooms and suites with state-of-the-art amenities, spa-like bathrooms, and signature services. “We’re pleased to […]






Dubai real Estate News

Dubai real Estate News






Following DAMAC Properties’ successful launch of AKOYA Imagine, the cluster of colourful villas aimed at millennials, the leading luxury real estate developer is now providing the opportunity for investors to purchase land plots in the same community, offering the flexibility for investment purposes or to design and build according to owners’ preferences. Plots will be […]






Miami Beach Vs AirBnB

Miami Beach Vs AirBnB






In a city with a local population of only 90k, but millions of annual visitors, there becomes an obvious issue regarding short-term lodging in Miami Beach.  Despite several thousand new hotel rooms added in the past years, the available vacation rental accommodations are severally limited by current city-wide regulations against leasing properties for periods less […]






Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo

Hotel Real Estate Four Seasons Tokyo






Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., Japan’s preeminent real estate development company, today announced plans for an all-new luxury hotel in the heart of Tokyo’s bustling Otemachi business district. Part of a mixed-use development, the Hotel is set to open in the spring of 2020 […]






Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience

Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience






Anantara Mui Ne Resort Unveils Luxurious ‘Dine On The Beach’ Experience   Anantara Mui Ne Resort, the oasis of tropical Vietnamese luxury, is inviting guests to indulge in a truly unique dining experience on the shores of its sandy beaches with its ‘Dining By Design’ concept.   As the sun sets, guests can enjoy the […]






Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama

Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama






Viceroy Hotel Group’s Overwater Villas In Bocas del Toro, Panama Perched above crystal-blue Caribbean waters on the edge of the rainforest, a new luxury travel experience will soon come to life. Viceroy Hotel Group (VHG) has announced plans for Viceroy Bocas del Toro Panama, a resort and residences set to open in 2019. The destination […]






America’s Best Real Estate Agents List

America’s Best Real Estate Agents List






 REAL Trends, the Trusted Source in residential brokerage, released today the 2016 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents list. This is REAL Trends’ fourth year producing the ranking and it is sponsored by Zillow Group. The list ranks the most productive agents by state and metropolitan area based on closed transaction sides and closed volume. Agents and […]






Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre

Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre






Victoria’s Secret to Open in Miami Brickell City Centre Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, have announced Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Suit Supply, Stitched and Pinko to join Brickell City Centre’s 500,000 square-foot shopping […]






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding

Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding






Real Estate Investment “Pivots” to Crowdfunding Crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is an investment trend that has fueled startup development and garnered Pop Culture casche as regular people have begun investing like never before. Real Estate is the latest area to open up. The biggest change that allowed people to begin considering real estate crowdfunding was the passage […]






Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine

Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine






Dubai Real Estate: AKOYA Imagine DAMAC Properties today unveiled AKOYA Imagine, a cluster of homes surrounded by the lush greens and fairways of the international golf course. Set at the heart of the AKOYA Oxygen master development, AKOYA Imagine presents a collection of colourful villas aimed at young couples and families, representing the perfect permanent […]






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved

Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved






Dubai Real Estate Transparency Improved $JLL JLL report awards city ‘semi transparent’ status and the most in the Middle East Dubai needs to introduce a citywide performance index if it is to improve the property market’s transparency, according to JLL MENA. In its biennial Global Real Estate Transparency Index, JLL (NYSE:JLL) ranked Dubai 48th out of […]






US Real Estate Report: Pending Home Sales Fall

US Real Estate Report: Pending Home Sales Fall






After steadily increasing for three straight months, pending home sales letup in May and declined year-over-year for the first time in almost two years, according to the National Association of Realtors®. All four major regions experienced a cutback in contract activity last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, […]






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed

California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed






California Wildfires: 9 Large Fires, 2 Deaths, 100’eds of Homes Destroyed Here are the latest stats on the major wildfires currently burning in the State of California More than 5,200 firefighters are working Monday to battle nine large blazes across the Golden State as fire season rages on. Cal Fire is warning of increased fire […]






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate

China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate The growing Chinese investment in the United States has extended beyond real estate, with more companies eyeing sectors closely related to Chinese domestic demand. In recent years, more Chinese companies have been investing in the United States irregardless of size, industry and ownership, Shau Zhang, a […]






Miami Beach Yacht Charters

Miami Beach Yacht Charters






Docked at the Fontainebleau Marina and Miami Beach Marina, Miami Cruiser is proving to be a popular hotel alternative with 2 and 3 bedroom yachts that are a great way to enjoy Miami. Private yacht charter pricing includes Captain, Crew, Sodas, Water and Idle Fuel. Extra costs are sales tax (7%) and crew gratuity (normally […]






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions

FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions






FEMA Flood Insurance Expert to Answer Property Owners Questions If you are among the many Staten Islanders (NYC) who have questions about your home’s flood insurance policy, you can get those questions answered at a forum of experts on Thursday, 30 June Rep. Daniel Donovan is hosting the event in conjunction with Council Minority Leader […]






Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos

Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos






Real Estate: NYC’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel Converting to Condos $HLT New York’s landmark Waldorf Astoria Hotel to close in the Spring of Y 2017 so owner Anbang Insurance Group Co. can begin converting most of the more than 1,400 rooms to luxury condominiums. The luxury hotel, managed by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HLT)  is set […]






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire

“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire






“Red Flag” Warnings in Massive California Wildfire Hundreds of firefighters were struggling Saturday to contain a massive wildfire that has so far killed 2 people and burned at least 100 homes and  ravaging lakeside communities in Central California. The Erskine Fire broke out Thursday afternoon in the foothills of Kern County about 42 miles northeast […]






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives

The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives Something interesting happened the Friday (Quad Witching) before Brexit; trading volume exploded on a decline in the Dow Jones.  In the BEV chart below I inserted the daily trading volume (mils) for the Dow Jones instead of the usual BEV values to highlight what happened. It […]






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing

US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing






US Real Estate: Strong Gains in Public Works, Power Plants & Multifamily Housing At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $636.7 billion, new construction starts in May increased 5% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. Much of the growth came from the nonbuilding construction sector (public works and electric utilities), which was lifted […]






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting

Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting






Historic Flood Ravage West Virginia, 20 Dead and Counting Friday, the West Virginia Governor’s communication director, said some areas were “probably looking at flooding that’s going to be the worst in 100 years.” Tens of thousands of people were without power, and several roads are impassable, hundreds of houses have washed away. At least 20 […]






Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report






Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more closed sales, increased new listings and fewer days to a contract in May, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 25,518 last month, up 4.5 percent over the May 2015 figure. “Florida’s housing market is growing at […]






Look Inside the Homes of Baseball’s Biggest Stars

Look Inside the Homes of Baseball’s Biggest Stars






Every baseball fanatic wonders how their favorite players live. For the third consecutive year, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, and MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, have teamed up to give baseball fans an exclusive look inside the homes of baseball’s biggest stars […]






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger

Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger






Wildfires in Southern California Raging, 100’s in Danger A wildfire in Southern California more than 3X’d in size overnight and forced officials to close a major highway, 100’s of homes in danger,  another blaze in New Mexico had communities on edge after destroying 24 homes, officials said on Friday. California’s Sherpa Fire, burning in chapparal […]






Coverage Initiated on Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:XIN)

Coverage Initiated on Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:XIN)






Coverage Initiated on Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:XIN) Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:XIN) is a Chinese Real Estate Developer and Property Manager. Xinyuan Real Estate, acting through its U.S. division, XIN Development Group International Inc., made its 1st entrée into the U.S. multi-family market with the $54.2 million acquisition of a […]






The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance

The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance






The Common Exclusions in Homeowner’s Insurance American homeowners are often surprised to learn that earthquakes, flooding, and a sump pump malfunction are not covered by their homeowner insurance policy. Earthquakes, unexpected deductibles, and flooding are just a few of the costs your homeowners policy may not cover. But if you are like most Americans, you […]






Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower






Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]






The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide

The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide






The Why of Sustainable “Green” Building Worldwide The Trends The Top 2 reasons for building Green: client demand (35%) and market demand (33%). The global Green building market grew in Y 2013 to $260-B, including an estimated 20% of all new US commercial real estate construction. This trend is expected to intensify in the coming […]






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle The monthly ValuStrat Price Index indicates the ‘bottoming-out’ of Dubai residential real estate prices Dubai residential real estate prices may have bottomed out after plateauing in May 2016, according to the property consultancy firm ValuStrat.The company said prices stabilised in April and May after almost 2 years […]






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Fall

US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Fall






Mortgage rates continued to fall this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate sinking to 3.74 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.18 discount and origination points. The larger jumbo 30-year fixed fell to 3.71 percent and the average 15-year fixed mortgage rate slipped to […]






Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe

Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe






Brushfires in South Australia Described as Horrific Catastrophe Last November an emotional South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill described the brushfires burning North of Adelaide as “horrific,” survivors told of traumatic experiences. With two people confirmed dead and 16 hospitalized with injuries, Mr. Weatherill said the situation was “hard to get in touch with”. “It’s an […]






US Real Estate: Negative Equity Ratio Improving

US Real Estate: Negative Equity Ratio Improving






 As the housing market continues to recover, homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages are increasingly concentrated in the Rust Belt, while West Coast homeowners are less likely to be in negative equity, according to the first quarter Zillow® Negative Equity Reporti. Nationally, 12.7 percent of homeowners with a mortgage were in negative equity, meaning […]






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding

Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding






Australia’s East Coast Battered by Deadly Storms and Flooding Australian insurance companies exposed to deadly storms that struck the east coast at the weekend. It is just Monday, and so far, insurance companies have received more than 11,000 claims with estimated insured losses of $38-M. There was more severe damage on Sydney’s northern beaches, some […]






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They With house prices up by double digits in Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver areas, offshore buyers, mainly from China, have fueled public concerns over whether they are inching the Canadians’ home-ownership dream further out of reach. These concerns have been dismissed by local economists, who say […]






Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses

Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses






Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses Lawyers for Donald Trump say the controversial comments he has been and continues to make while running for the GOP’s US Presidential nomination have caused business to increase at his hotels and their restaurants to grow, not shrink, just as Washington celebrity chef Jose Andres has […]






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California

Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California






Bark Beetles Ravage Drought-stricken Forests in California Armies of bark beetles are ravaging drought-weakened pine trees forests throughout California in a fast spreading epidemic that biologists fear could soon turn catastrophic. Local, state and federal officials are helpless against the pestilence, which has turned hundreds of thousands of acres of forest brown and left huge […]






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Lower

US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Lower






US Real Estate Report: Mortgage Rates Lower Mortgage rates were down very slightly this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching lower to 3.81 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.18 discount and origination points. The larger jumbo 30-year fixed fell more sharply, to […]






Haute Ho Chi Minh

Haute Ho Chi Minh






Eat, pray, love? No, stay, spa, shop. This is the mantra driving a new experience offered by one of the world’s hottest new hotels, The Reverie Saigon.  Dubbed “Haute Ho Chi Minh”, the hotel’s first-ever package marries a three-hour shopping experience in one of Asia’s most dynamic cities with three spa treatments in a venue […]






Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007

Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007






Bushfires on the Rise in Australia, + 40% Since 2007 The number of bushfires in Australia is on the rise, +40% since Y 2007 local scientists have found. In a new research paper, published earlier this year in the journal Royal Society Open Science, scientists from CSIRO and University of Tasmania also say the increasing […]






Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market

Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market






Former US President Bill Clinton Crashed the Housing Market The way to trading and business riches is simple “Buy low, Sell high.” Donald Trump has been very good at buying low and selling high, and it helps account for his success in business. Last week the Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton painted that a crime. While […]






Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS)

Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS)






Wanda City Opening to Rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS) $DIS China’s Wanda Group on Saturday opened a RMB 40-B (US$6.1-B) theme park in the eastern city of Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi Province. Wanda Cultural Tourism City (Wanda City), is the latest rival to Shanghai Disney (NYSE:DIS) opening to the public in June. At the opening […]






Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project

Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project






Water Homes is Part of Dubai Mega Project The project, called Marasi Business Bay, will be developed by Dubai Properties State-owned conglomerate Dubai Holding has announced a new Dhs 1-B project in Business Bay which will be developed by its real estate arm, Dubai Properties Group. Called Marasi Business Bay, the waterfront development will extend […]






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas






Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas Heavy storms roared across the Houston area Friday evening causing multiple roads closing and evacuations because of the floodwaters. In Galveston, torrential rain came down on the area as the swirling winds as severe weather moved through the area. The waters continue to rise in and around […]






New York Real Estate Report

New York Real Estate Report






Key facts for April 2016: Manhattan’s median resale price growth continued to slow, increasing only 2.9 percent year-over-year to $975,017. Median resale price for the least expensive homes in Manhattan grew 3.9 percent from last year, compared to flat sales price growth among luxury homes. Low inventory and high demand fueled rising prices for Manhattan’s […]






A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia

A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia






A Ft. McMurray Like Wildfire Could Easily Happen In Australia As a huge and destructive wildfire burned a path through central Canada, an Australian fire expert has issued a strong warning, “it could easily happen here “It sounds extreme, our cities could burn down, or parts of our suburbs could burn down, but it could happen,” […]






Swire Properties Limited (HKG:1972) Miami Update

Swire Properties Limited (HKG:1972) Miami Update






Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, along with retail co-developers Whitman Family Development and Simon Property Group, have announced 11 more retailers set to join mega-project Brickell City Centre’s 500,000 square-foot shopping center that will open this November in the heart of Brickell. The latest collection of […]






Hotel Real Estate Update USA

Hotel Real Estate Update USA






Occupancy levels at US hotels have begun to stabilize after reaching peak levels in 2015, according to Hospitality Directions, the lodging forecast released today by PwC US. Coming off the heels of a lackluster performance for the US lodging sector in Q4 2015, average daily rate (“ADR”) growth in the first quarter was the lowest […]






US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report






Low Inventory Pushing Up Home Values More Quickly than Expected Buyers in the market for a higher-end home will have more options, while those looking to buy a less expensive or entry-level home will find very limited supply and rising prices. – Experts predicted home value growth would slow to historic norms early this year, […]






Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District

Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District






Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District With world class facilities and smart initiatives, d3 is calling creative people across world Dubai is known for its unique sky scrapers, beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels. Now Dubai wants to become the design capital of the world. Dubai Design District, popularly known as d3, is calling designers […]






Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster

Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster






Ft McMurray Wildfire, Canada’s Most Expensive Natural Disaster The raging wildfire in Alberta Canada will go down as the most expensive natural disaster in Canada’s history, damaging the environment, homes, businesses and the struggling economy in their path. Recently released data suggests that activity in the Canadian Province was firming near the end of Q-1 […]






HEFFX and Investing in Real Estate

HEFFX and Investing in Real Estate






HEFFX and Investing in Real Estate Our focus in Real Estate has been in the 5 Star hotel sector with investments in the USA and South East Asia. HEFFX has long been a leader in the development of private real estate equity investment strategies. We actively manage separate account and commingled fund portfolios in North […]