US Real Estate: 2017 Hottest College Investment Towns

US Real Estate: 2017 Hottest College Investment Towns






US Real Estate: 2017 Hottest College Investment Towns Realtor.com®, a leading online real estate destination operated by News Corp [NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA]; [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc., today announced its top picks for college towns in the U.S. where it is less expensive to buy versus rent as high school seniors and their parents […]






Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development

Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development






Real Estate: One Bangkok is a Stunning Development A once-in-a-generation development, One Bangkok is a fully integrated district ideally located in prime central Bangkok at the corner of Wireless Road and Rama IV, right next to Lumphini Park, with unsurpassed accessibility through direct connections to the MRT. Starting with a comprehensive master plan and iconic […]






Mar-a-Lago The Winter White House






Mar-a-Lago The Winter White House The Mar-a-Lago Club sits royally amidst 20 valuable acres of manicured lawns, vibrant gardens and sweeping sea-to-lake vistas. Mar-a-Lago is the only private club world-wide to attain the prestigious 6-Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, and is considered to be one of the world’s most sought […]






Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens

Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens






Dubai: Towards Happy Cities for Tolerant Citizens The United Arab Emirates has become a haven for happiness and decent living, thanks to the wise leadership’s approach for tolerance and amity, said H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman. Sheikh Humaid made the remarks today while opening the 8th […]






Travel News Dubai: Emaar Plans 6 New Hotels

Travel News Dubai: Emaar Plans 6 New Hotels






Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar Properties, today unveiled six new hotel projects as part of its regional and international expansion plans, at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017. The new hotels and serviced residences in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt add to a portfolio of upcoming properties under the three […]






Travel News: Dubai is Booming

Travel News: Dubai is Booming






Dubai’s tourism sector sustained momentum in its strong start to 2017 with the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, known as Dubai Tourism, reporting a stellar 11 percent increase in overnight visitation in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2016. January to March 2017 saw 4.57 million […]






Median US Household Wealth Has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008

Median US Household Wealth Has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008






Median US Household Wealth has Declined by 40% since 2007-2008 Nominal US household wealth it has been declared is at an all-time high. But Marc Faber says that’s mostly an illusion. Mr. Faber, the author of The Gloom & Doom Report, looked at the relationship between asset prices and US household wealth, and the effect […]






ItalKraft & Poliform at Zaha Hadid’s 1000 Museum

ItalKraft & Poliform at Zaha Hadid’s 1000 Museum






ItalKraft & Poliform Has Been Selected To Create and Install Kitchens, Bathrooms, and Closets At Zaha Hadid’s 1000 Museum Park ITALKRAFT, the leading full-service kitchen, bathroom and closet wholesaler, designer, manufacturer and installation company, joined forces with Poliform, an Italian furnishings manufacturer, to create the ultra-premium kitchens, bathrooms and closets in the Miami skyscraper, One Thousand Museum. […]






Real Estate Dubai Dubai, One Za’abeel and Deira Enrichment Project

Real Estate Dubai Dubai, One Za’abeel and Deira Enrichment Project






Real Estate Dubai Dubai, One Za’abeel and Deira Enrichment Project Ithra Dubai, a real estate developer and asset manager, announced today that work has commenced on two of its landmark projects in Dubai, One Za’abeel and Deira Enrichment Project. Ithra Dubai is wholly owned by Investment Corporation of Dubai, and was established to develop real […]






Emaar Malls approves 10 pct cash dividend

Emaar Malls approves 10 pct cash dividend






Emaar Malls approves 10 pct cash dividend of AED1.3 bln for second consecutive year The second annual general meeting of Emaar Malls (DFM: EMAARMALLS), the shopping malls and retail business majority-owned by Emaar Properties, today approved a proposal by the Board of Directors to distribute 10 per cent of the share capital, equivalent to AED1.301 […]






Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”

Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable”






Majority of Americans Believe Marijuana is “Socially Acceptable” A survey of Americans’ views on marijuana found that a majority of people think the drug is “socially acceptable” — a position that may put them at  odds with USAG Jeff Sessions, who once said that a marijuana habit is only “slightly less awful” than heroin. The […]






Palm Beach Real Estate News

Palm Beach Real Estate News






Chicago-based Golub & Company, an international real estate investment and development firm, together with Commercial Financial Management, Inc. and Florida-based real estate investment firm Elion Partners, announced that it has confirmed construction financing for The Bristol Palm Beach, an iconic 25-story, 69-unit waterfront condominium in the Palm Beaches. The tower, which broke ground in May […]






Abu Dhabi Continues to Grow

Abu Dhabi Continues to Grow






Heavy industries are among the major catalysts that underpin the economy of Abu Dhabi, with the emirate having invested more than AED51 billion over the past 15 years to establish a robust industrial infrastructure for aluminum and steel industries, according to a recent media report. Citing official figures of the Emirates Global Aluminum, EGA, and […]






China: Nanjing’s Luxury Housing Market

China: Nanjing’s Luxury Housing Market






China: Nanjing’s Luxury Housing Market China’s top state-owned real estate developer Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd. recently completed the Grand Mansion luxury residence project in Nanjing’s Hexi Central Business District (CBD). Nanjing is the capital of China’s economically vibrant Jiangsu province. Poly’s Grand Mansion series of projects had a launch event in Wall Street […]






Asia Real Estate: Mah Sing Group Berhad Property Development Company of the Year

Asia Real Estate: Mah Sing Group Berhad Property Development Company of the Year






Asia Real Estate: Mah Sing Group Berhad Property Development Company of the Year Mah Sing Group Berhad (Mah Sing) celebrated another achievement as it clinched the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Property Development Company of the Year at an award banquet held at the Hilton KL yesterday. The award recognised Mah Sing as a company that […]






Asian Real Estate: Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the Asia Awards of Excellence

Asian Real Estate:  Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the Asia Awards of Excellence






Asian Real Estate: Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the Asia Awards of Excellence It was all eyes on Golden Gate Sotheby’s International Realty at the Asia Awards of Excellence, held March 31, 2017 at glistening Macao Tower, Macao, China. As part of a global rebranding effort, the San Francisco Bay Area brokerage formerly known […]






Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT

Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT






Residential Property Sales & Leasing in UAE to be Exempt from VAT $GLD, $SLV, $PLAT The 1st sale of new residential property in the country will be subject to the Zero rate of VAT. Investment Gold, Silver and Platinum will also be Zero-rated. Supplies of residential property including sales and leasing in the UAE will be […]






HUD Secretary Carson Promises Funding for Housing in Infrastructure Bill

HUD Secretary Carson Promises Funding for Housing in Infrastructure Bill






HUD Secretary Carson Promises Funding for Housing in Infrastructure Bill Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Ben Carson Monday promised funding for low-income housing. Addressing the National Low Income Housing Coalition Conference, Dr. Carson assured the gathering that “no one is going to be thrown out on the street.” “The part that people are not hearing […]






Dubai Trade Volumes on the Rise

Dubai Trade Volumes on the Rise






Dubai’s trade performance has shown steady and sustainable growth over the last five years, with non-oil trade volumes in metric tonnes registering a compound growth rate of 6.1% according to figures from Dubai Customs. Despite a challenging macroeconomic environment which impacted global trade, Dubai’s trade volumes grew a healthy 8.2% in 2016, compared to the […]






Real Estate: Property Taxes in US on the Rise

Real Estate: Property Taxes in US on the Rise






Real Estate: Property Taxes in US on the Rise Property taxes rose a record-3.2% in FY 2016, according to reports. The 2016 amount of taxes collected was $540,701,000,000 compared to $523,952,380,000 in Y 2015. New Jersey property owners paid the most taxes in  Y 2016, reports WalletHub, with annual taxes set at 2.35%. The rate […]






Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai

Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai






Emaar Completes Foundation of New Tallest Tower in Dubai The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour is anticipated to be completed by 2020 Monday Dubai developer Emaar announced that it has laid the foundation for the construction of what is slated to become the world’s new tallest building – The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour. Launched […]






Dubai’s Meraas says, “Bluewaters Island Almost Finished”

Dubai’s Meraas says, “Bluewaters Island Almost Finished”






Dubai’s Meraas says, “Bluewaters Island Almost Finished” The island includes the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel Dubai developer Meraas has said 75% of construction work at its record-breaking Dhs6bn ($1.63-B) Bluewaters Island project is finished. Residences at the project, which includes the world’s tallest and largest observation wheel Ain Dubai, are scheduled for handover […]






UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country

UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country






UAE Launches Project to Become “World’s Best” Country The project’s objectives center on education, economy, government development and community cohesion The UAE’s Cabinet has launched the 2071 Centennial project to make the country the best in the world 100 years after its founding. The plan was revealed by is Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al […]






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home resales fell more than expected in February on a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7% to a […]






MGM to Operate Dubai Hotel Resort

MGM to Operate Dubai Hotel Resort






MGM to Operate Dubai Hotel Resort $MGM The project will include regional debuts of MGM’s brands with a Dubai version of the famous Bellagio hotel Dubai government-owned real estate management firm Wasl Asset Management has selected US hotel and entertainment company MGM Hospitality to develop, advise and operate a 26-acre branded beachfront development. The Dubai […]






Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Beach

Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Beach






Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Beach Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today launched a new beachfront entertainment destination located at Jumeirah beach near Burj Al Arab in Dubai, that features MGM and Bellagio hotels. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. […]






Abu Dhabi Approves Shams Marina, 5-Star Hotel Projects

Abu Dhabi Approves Shams Marina, 5-Star Hotel Projects






Abu Dhabi Approves Shams Marina, 5-Star Hotel Projects In total the authority approved 24 development projects for Q-4 Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved a number of project including the Shams Marina on Al Reem Island and a new 5-Star hotel on Saadiyat Island. In total the authority approved 24 development projects for […]






Dubai Silicon Oasis is Growing Fast

Dubai Silicon Oasis is Growing Fast






H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), said on Saturday the authority has registered AED518 million in recurring revenue by end-2016, representing a 9.4 percent increase compared to 2015. DSOA also earned AED234.7 million in net profit, in 2016, achieving a 27.7 percent growth over the previous year. […]






Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Central

Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Central






Dubai Real Estate News: Jumeirah Central Jumeirah Central, Dubai’s new urban mixed-use district, will make its international debut at MIPIM 2017, the annual gathering of the world’s most influential international property players. Master planned by Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, Jumeirah Central is already attracting significant interest from international institutional investors looking to […]






Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAR.DU) Upgraded to Buy

Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAR.DU) Upgraded to Buy






Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAR.DU) Upgraded to Buy FY 2016 revenues increase 14% to AED 15.540 billion (US$ 4.231 billion) Recurring revenue from shopping malls, hospitality, entertainment and leisure businesses increased to AED 5.976 billion (US$ 1.627 billion), 38% of total revenue Q4 (Oct to Dec) 2016 net profit increases 56% to AED 1.613 billion (US$ […]






Virtual Reality Technology To Sell Over $250 Million In Real Estate

Virtual Reality Technology To Sell Over $250 Million In Real Estate






Trumark Urban has just announced the rollout of the largest and most advanced application of virtual reality in residential real estate to date at The Pacific, the award-winning luxury residences in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood. Inspired by the stunning architecture of Glenn Rescalvo at Handel Architects and interior design by Handel Interior Design, […]






US Real Estate: Sneak Preview Into Porsche Design Tower Miami






US Real Estate: Sneak Preview Into Porsche Design Tower Miami Miami Luxury Real Estate LLC proudly announces their newest listing – unit 4401 at Porsche Design Tower, home to 22 Billionaires from around the World. This breathtaking 4 Bedrooms, 6,5 Bathrooms, 9,474 s.f. condo, Lower Penthouse on 2 levels has 22 ft. ceilings, magnificent Ocean […]






US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Jump to Nearly 3-Year High

US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Jump to Nearly 3-Year High






US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Jump to Nearly 3-Year High M ortgage rates increased for a second week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to the highest level since April 2014 at 4.38 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.26 discount […]






Tight Market Governing US Housing Recovery

Tight Market Governing US Housing Recovery






Tight Market Governing US Housing Recovery The US housing market, a Key economic driver, is very tight, with supply struggling to meet demand as the sector recovers a decade after the housing crisis. But persistent pent-up demand among would-be homeowners could cause builders to boost construction, helping to ease pressure on the market for new […]






F1: Liberty Media Moves HQ to London’s St. James District

F1: Liberty Media Moves HQ to London’s St. James District






F1: Liberty Media Moves HQ to London’s St. James District $LMCA Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) will move the HQ of its Formula One racing series to London’s St James District in London, in a reflection of its growth ambitions. F-1 is now moving the operation to larger facilities close to London’s iconic Piccadilly Circus. The move […]






Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas

Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas






Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, today launched Hajar Villas, Dubai’s first modern stone villas. Hajar Villas are a collection of premium, contemporary homes available in four-bedroom vacation homes, spacious three-bedroom homes, one-bedroom duplexes with open-plan arrangements, and duplex units for families, consisting […]






Real Estate News: Rich Americans Prefer to Rent

Real Estate News: Rich Americans Prefer to Rent






In line with pressing market demand, the housing industry has gone through a powerful shift towards more profuse options and amenities, increasing the options of available rental offerings. Marcus Hiles has participated and invested in residential property development for decades and urges a close attention to detail regarding the reasons why affluent couples, families, and […]






Hong Kong Real Estate News

Hong Kong Real Estate News






Hong Kong Real Estate News Far East Consortium International Limited (“FEC” or the “Group”; SEHK: 35) is pleased to announce that on 3 March 2017 (after trading hours), Dorsett Hospitality International Limited (“Dorsett Hospitality”), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Group, entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with Golden Wheel Jasper Company Limited (“Golden […]






US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High

US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High






US Home Mortgage Refinancing Activity Hits 2.5-Month High US application activity to refinance a mortgage climbed to its highest level since mid-December as 30-year home borrowing costs declined to their lowest in 6 weeks, Mortgage Bankers Association data released on Wednesday showed. The Washington-based industry group said its seasonally adjusted measure of loan applications for […]






US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year

US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year






US Home Prices Up in December, Fastest Pace in a Year US home prices rose in December, this as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited supply of property. The Standard & Poor’s CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index, released Tuesday, increased 5.6%, the most since January 2016. The price gainer reflects the […]






Hong Kong Real Estate Report

Hong Kong Real Estate Report






Twenty eight residential sites with the potential to provide 18,900 flats will be released under the 2017-18 land sale program, the Government announced today. Included in the sale program are three commercial or business sites which can provide about 172,000 square meters of space and a hotel site which can provide about 550 rooms. “Eight […]






sbe to Open Mondrian Doha

sbe to Open Mondrian Doha






sbe to Open Mondrian Doha sbe, the leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hospitality venues globally, will open its first hotel in the Middle East with the launch of Mondrian Doha, Qatar in spring (quarter two), 2017. This soft opening will set the stage for Mondrian Doha’s grand opening celebration, which […]






US Real Estate News: Home Sales

US Real Estate News: Home Sales






US Real Estate News: Home Sales With the tug-of-war between rising home sales and shrinking inventory intensifying, January set records for the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Last month topped all other Januarys in the report’s nine-year history with the most sales, highest sales price and fewest days on market. In the 53 metro areas surveyed, […]






Abu Dhabi Rents to Dip in 2017 on New Supply

Abu Dhabi Rents to Dip in 2017 on New Supply






Abu Dhabi Rents to Dip in 2017 on New Supply Thousands of new apartments and potentially decreased housing allowances are expected to weigh on the market Average apartment and villa rents in Abu Dhabi are expected to weaken further this year after declining in Y 2016 due to new supply and uncertainty related to state […]






10 Luxury Properties, All Selling Without Reserve

10 Luxury Properties, All Selling Without Reserve






A modern retreat located in the exclusive Four Seasons Residences, a mountainside estate minutes from some of the world’s best skiing, and eight waterfront opportunities in Mexico, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, and Costa Rica are among the latest offerings spanning four countries. Global marketplace Concierge Auctions’ latest lineup is sure to elicit buyer interest […]






The Trump World Golf Club Dubai is set to open in 2018

The Trump World Golf Club Dubai is set to open in 2018






The Trump World Golf Club Dubai is set to open in 2018 Tiger Woods reviews Dubai golf course progress with developer Damac Golfer Tiger Woods reviewed the progress of the golf course designed by him at the Akoya Oxygen project in Dubai, developer Damac Properties announced Thursday. The American professional golfer designed the Trump World Golf Club […]






Luxury Real Estate Remains Strong

Luxury Real Estate Remains Strong






Luxury Real Estate Remains Strong New York City-based Concierge Auctions continued to dominate the luxury real estate auction market in 2016, reaching over $1 billion in aggregate sales, achieving first-time sales in Europe and several record-setting transactions around the globe. In addition to its international expansion of including sales in France, Spain, and the United […]






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December

US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the costs of ownership. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Monday that its seasonally adjusted […]






US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report






New construction starts in December slipped 5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $613.0 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The latest month’s decline for total construction was due to sharply reduced activity for the nonbuilding construction sector, reflecting further erosion by public works as well as a steep plunge by the electric […]






Hong Kong Billionaires Top the World’s List

Hong Kong Billionaires Top the World’s List






Hong Kong Billionaires Top the World’s List $AMC Over 50% of the Hong Kong billionaires ranked among the world’s 500 richest people derive their fortunes from property, controlling $119-B in total net worth. Property moguls from the US, a country with more than 40X HK’s population and almost 9X the representation on the Billionaires Index are […]






The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics

The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics






The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics Many readers have ask us why we cover political and health issues when our primary focus is on the financial markets. The Key reason is that all these fields are connected, we do not have free market forces anymore. Virtually everything is manipulated, from […]






Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Bezos, the Anonymous Buyer of Biggest House in DC

Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Bezos, the Anonymous Buyer of Biggest House in DC






Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Bezos, the Anonymous Buyer of Biggest House in DC $AMZN Amazon founder and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos has bought the former Textile Museum, a 27,000 sqf property, intending to convert it into a single-family home, so he will be close to his “pal” Barack Hussein Obama and the back door to the Obama […]






Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG:0700) and Juwai Reinvent Real Estate in China

Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG:0700) and Juwai Reinvent Real Estate in China






Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG:0700) and Juwai Reinvent Real Estate in China Juwai has partnered with Tencent, China’s largest internet company, to create a new and expansive real estate marketplace for Chinese buyers and sellers. Tencent will host the marketplace, and Juwai will handle user inquiries, and connect them to listing agents for the properties they’re […]






Hong Kong Palace Museum

Hong Kong Palace Museum






Hong Kong Palace Museum In view of the public discussion about the proposed Hong Kong Palace Museum (“HKPM”), The Hong Kong Jockey Club (the “Club”) wishes to make the following statement: The Club, through its Charities Trust (the “Trust”), agreed to fund the capital cost of the proposed project because it is a unique and […]






Better Homes & Gardens Reveals 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards

Better Homes & Gardens Reveals 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards






Better Homes & Gardens Reveals 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards Better Homes & Gardens, the leading lifestyle brand reaching 40 million readers a month, has revealed its third annual Editors’ Choice Awards. Chosen by Better Homes & Gardens editors, and technology and digital media expert Shelly Palmer, the Editors’ Choice Awards highlight the best of new […]






U.S. Housing Worth Record-High $29.6 Trillion in 2016

U.S. Housing Worth Record-High $29.6 Trillion in 2016






U.S. Housing Worth Record-High $29.6 Trillion in 2016 he national housing market gained $1.6 trillion over the past year, a 5.7 percent increase from 2015 – Los Angeles is the most valuable metro, worth a cumulative $2.5 trillion. – Portland, Ore. had the biggest increase in value among the largest housing markets, growing 13.4 percent […]






Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai

Mercedes-Benz Arena In Shanghai






Premium German automaker brand Mercedes-Benz has extended its partnership with AEG and Oriental Pearl Group (OPG) for the naming rights of Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai until 2025 – an additional five years beyond the existing 10-year naming rights deal negotiated by arena operator AEG, which commenced in 2011. The naming rights extension marks a strong […]






Rents on the Rise in New York City

Rents on the Rise in New York City






Key facts for November 2016: Manhattan’s median monthly rent grew 1.9 percent year-over-year to $3,245, led by 6.4 percent growth in Upper Manhattan. Upper Manhattan rentals also had the smallest share of inventory discounted (29.9 percent). Median resale price in Manhattan rose 0.5 percent year-over-year to $979,791, the slowest pace of price growth since January […]






US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Rise

US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Rise






US Real Estate: Mortgage Rates Rise Mortgage rates inched upward, but it was enough to extend the climb to a ninth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now at 4.32 percent, according to Bankrate.com’s weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.24 discount and origination points. The larger […]






Palm Beach News: Palm House to Set a New Standard of Luxury

Palm Beach News: Palm House to Set a New Standard of Luxury






Palm Beach News: Palm House to Set a New Standard of Luxury The Bob Matthews designed Palm House at 160 Royal Palm Way Palm Beach is set to become an Icon of luxury and sophistication in Palm Beach, Florida. Palm House is a boutique luxury hotel and residence collection consisting of 70 suites and penthouses […]






US Real Estate: Pending Home Sales Fall

US Real Estate: Pending Home Sales Fall






Pending home sales dipped in November to their lowest level in nearly a year as the brisk upswing in mortgage rates and not enough inventory dispirited some would-be buyers, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Only the Northeast saw monthly and annual pending sales gains last month. The Pending Home Sales Index,* a forward-looking […]






Real Estate: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index

Real Estate: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index






Real Estate: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Index S&P Dow Jones Indices today released the latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices. Data released today for October 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. More than 27 years of […]






Vermont Real Estate News: Spruce Peak

Vermont Real Estate News: Spruce Peak






Spruce Peak at Stowe, New England’s only true luxury mountain resort community, announces a total of more than $70 million in closed and newly signed contracts in 2016, bolstered by the introduction of the 18 four-bedroom Village Townhomes in November 2016. To date, nine townhomes residences have sold, ranging from $1.8 to $2.2 million. Architects […]






Real Estate News: Penthouse in Aspen Sells For $16 Million

Real Estate News: Penthouse in Aspen Sells For $16 Million






Real Estate News: Penthouse in Aspen Sells For $16 Million Dancing Bear Aspen announced today the $16,000,000 sale of the penthouse residence within its newly opened Mountainside building, setting a new price per square foot record in the Aspen real estate market. At a price of $5,427 per square foot, the sale tops the previous […]






November 2016 Mortgage Data

November 2016 Mortgage Data






November 2016 Mortgage Data — Delinquency rate up by 2.5 percent, a relatively mild seasonal increase by historical standards — Annual improvement in mortgage delinquency rates is beginning to slow as market “normalizes” — Number of loans in active foreclosure drops below 500K for the first time in nearly 10 years — Pre-payment activity remains […]






Miami Real Estate News: First-Time Homebuyers

Miami Real Estate News: First-Time Homebuyers






Miami Real Estate News: First-Time Homebuyers Trulia®, a leading destination for homebuyers and renters, today released the findings from the Trulia Inventory and Price Watch. This quarter’s report found that the number of homes for the average first-time homebuyer saw its steepest year-over-year drop in three years, falling 12.1% since 2015. Moreover, these buyers will […]






Real Estate News: Palm Beach, New York, Venice Luxury Auctions

Real Estate News: Palm Beach, New York, Venice Luxury Auctions






New York City-based luxury real estate marketplace Concierge Auctions has added three properties to its upcoming Winter Portfolio Sale, including an Italian palazzo apartment in Venice, Italy; a coveted penthouse in Tel Aviv, Israel; and a 9,500-square-foot Caribbean oceanfront mansion in St. Croix, USVI. The newest offerings are three of 19 dream homes globally that […]






Former Used Car Salesman and Sidekick in Palm Beach EB5 Disaster

Former Used Car Salesman and Sidekick in Palm Beach EB5 Disaster






Former Used Car Salesman and Sidekick in Palm Beach EB5 Disaster Former Key West Used Car Salesman Joe Walsh and his Sidekick Ryan Black are attempting to take control of Palm House with no actual money, just a promise that someone will have a look for the money. This is the latest installment of the […]






Miami Real Estate News: YOO STUDIO AND ITALKRAFT

Miami Real Estate News: YOO STUDIO AND ITALKRAFT






YOO STUDIO AND ITALKRAFT ADOPT BRAND STRATEGY TO MARKET YOO STUDIO BRANDED KITCHENS TO DEVELOPERS AND HOTELIERS AROUND THE GLOBE Since 2005, ITALKRAFT, the full-service kitchen, bathroom and closet wholesaler, designer, manufacturer and installation company has serviced successful developers and hoteliers from around the globe and today announced its partnership with YOO Studio, an international […]






Middle East Real Estate Market Facing Uncertainty

Middle East Real Estate Market Facing Uncertainty






Middle East Real Estate Market Facing Uncertainty Sudden policy changes made by the incoming US President, Donald Trump, will affect regional real estate markets, says Cluttons The Middle East’s real estate market is set to face further uncertainty following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President, property consultancy Cluttons has said in […]






Phuket Real Estate News: Idealtropical

Phuket Real Estate News: Idealtropical






The team at “Idealtropical” Real Estate consists of experienced people with over 17 years of real estate experience who are here to help you turn your property dreams into reality. Idealtropical are a family business with very experienced negotiating skills and positive attitudes, the Idealtropical team has your best interests at heart. If you are […]






Penthouse at Sydney Tower Breaks Record with $26-M Sale

Penthouse at Sydney Tower Breaks Record with $26-M Sale






Penthouse at Sydney Tower Breaks Record with $26-M Sale Unidentified buyer purchases 4-bedroom apartment at Opera Residences Sales of Sydney’s 20-story, yet-to-be-built luxury development Opera Residences have reportedly kicked off with a record. The four-bedroom penthouse was purchased for A$26-M (US$19-M), an Australian record for an apartment, according to Domain Australia. The unidentified buyer, a […]






Coldwell Banker Bring Real Estate Buying to Virtual Reality

Coldwell Banker Bring Real Estate Buying to Virtual Reality






Virtual reality is poised to become the next big breakthrough for real estate. Recently, two sales associates affiliated with Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in Northeast Ohio have traded a traditional “broker’s open house” for virtual reality headsets to transform the way the real estate community can view real estate listings. Anthony Colantuono and Mike […]






Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Open New Hong Kong Property

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Open New Hong Kong Property






Rosewood Hotels & Resorts to Open New Hong Kong Property Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will open its 1st Hong Kong property in Y 2018 in a prime Victoria Harbour waterfront location on Salisbury Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. The new property will will occupy 27 floors of the New World Development Company Limited-owned multi-use tower. […]






Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe

Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe






Real Estate: London’s Spire to be the Tallest Residential Building in Western Europe In Y 2013, the architecture firm HOK was approached by a representative of the Greenland Group, China’s 3rd-largest developer. “They said they were investing in London and that they’d made an offer on a parcel,” said HOK Senior Vice President Larry Malcic. “They had […]






Chedi Mumbai to Open By End of 2016

Chedi Mumbai to Open By End of 2016






Chedi Mumbai to Open By End of 2016 General Hotel Management Ltd (GHM) has joined hands with Rajesh LifeSpaces, one of Mumbai’s most trusted real estate companies, to bring The Chedi brand to the hospitality market in India’s wealthiest city. Rajesh LifeSpaces’ strategic move into the hospitality arena, with the Singapore-based luxury hotel management company […]






The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Cities, Islands, Airlines, And Cruise Lines

The World’s Best Hotels, Resorts, Cities, Islands, Airlines, And Cruise Lines






Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, and cruise lines in the world. Over 300,000 dedicated readers – nearly twice as many as last year — cast votes for 7,394 hotels, 606 cities, 500 cruise ships, 236 islands, in an […]






Real Estate Report: Miami

Real Estate Report: Miami






Ten-X, the nation’s leading online real estate transaction marketplace, has released its Second Quarter 2016 Economic and Single-Family Housing Market Outlook Report for Miami, which reveals that while home sales continue to improve, the area’s homeownership rate has fallen to its lowest level since bottoming out in mid-2014. Homeownership in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach metro, […]






Hotel News: China Life is Buying

Hotel News: China Life is Buying






Starwood Capital Group, a leading global private investment firm, announced today that China Life Insurance Co. Ltd., China’s largest life insurance company, has invested with Starwood Capital Group in approximately $2 billion of select-service hotels in the United States. China Life will serve as both the anchor and leading investor for the portfolio alongside a […]






Sales of Singapore’s New Private Homes + 49.3% in September

Sales of Singapore’s New Private Homes + 49.3% in September






Sales of Singapore’s New Private Homes + 49.3% in September Sales of Singapore’s new private homes increased 49.3% in September Y-Y, according to data released by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Monday. Compared with the prior month, URA said sales of private homes increased 8.8% in September. Excluding executive condominiums (ECs), property developers sold 509 units […]






Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration

Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration






Raffles Hotel Singapore Set for a ‘Careful & Sensitive’ Restoration Raffles Hotel Singapore announced plans to embark on a ‘careful and sensitive’ restoration program. The restoration of the Katara Hospitality-owned iconic heritage hotel, managed under the award-winning Raffles Hotels & Resorts, will be conducted over 3 phases. The program’s 1st phase will begin in January […]






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