Dubai Property: New Projects Flourish

Dubai Property: New Projects Flourish

Dubai Property: New Projects Flourish Property developers in Dubai showcased new multi-billion-dollar mega-projects on Monday despite falling prices, in the hope of stimulating demand and helping to end a three-year market downturn. Exhibitors at the three-day Cityscape Global showed off models of high-end skyscrapers and even “Floating Venice”, a resort complete with underwater suites. The […]

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year The Core Savills reveals that there were misconceptions about oversupply in the emirate but rents could continue to soften. Only about 33% of people in Dubai believe the Emirate’s property market has shown signs of recovery, indicating worse sentiment than last year, according to a survey by […]

US Real Estate Report

US Real Estate Report

US existing homes sales fell in July for the second straight month as high prices and tight supply kept would-be homeowners from signing on the dotted line, industry figures showed Thursday. The National Association of Realtors said prices continued to rise faster than incomes in much of the United States, with most homes selling in […]

Beijing Has “New Rules” for Outbound Investment

Beijing Has “New Rules” for Outbound Investment

Beijing Has “New Rules” for Outbound Investment China has codified its rules on overseas investments, making explicit its campaign against irrational acquisitions of assets in industries ranging from real estate to hotels and entertainment. The authorities set out 3 categories: Banned, Restricted and Encouraged (see the lists below) Beijing has outlawed investments in gambling and sex […]

Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP) HEFFX Highlights

Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP) HEFFX Highlights

Abacus Property Group (ASX:ABP) HEFFX Highlight Abacus Property Group’s ROE of 19.2% over the past year stood above the industry average of 13.61%. Often called the ‘mother of all ratios’, Return on Equity tells you how much capital is created in percentage terms for the amount committed by a shareholder to a company. But there […]

Russia Demands Seized US Property Be Returned, Else…

Russia Demands Seized US Property Be Returned, Else…

Russia Demands Seized US Property Be Returned, Else… Tuesday, Russia said that it reserved the right to retaliate against the United States after a meeting in Washington ended without an agreement to return Russian diplomatic property the US seized. Former US President Barack Hussein Obama ordered the seizure of 2 Russian diplomatic compounds in New […]

Thailand’s King Gets Control of Royal Fortune

Thailand’s King Gets Control of Royal Fortune

Thailand’s King Gets Control of Royal Fortune Thailand’s new King, who succeeded his late father last year, has tightened control over the world’s largest Royal fortune, estimated to be worth more than $30-B. A law, effective Monday, places the Crown Property Bureau, a holding company for the Royal palace’s assets, under King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s, […]

Lendlease Group (ASX:LLC) Leads New Melbourne Metro

Lendlease Group (ASX:LLC) Leads New Melbourne Metro

Lendlease Group (ASX:LLC) Leads New Melbourne Metro Lendlease to lead new Melbourne Metro The construction and finance giants chosen to build the now dumped East West Link will take the reigns of Melbourne’s new $11 billion rail tunnel, the state government has announced. Premier Daniel Andrews on Sunday said that a consortium led by Lendlease […]

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Land Department, DLD, has announced the launch of an awareness campaign for its ‘Dubai Brokers’ application, the first of its kind in the world. ‘Dubai Brokers’ is the most important application issued by DLD for providing accurate and up-to-date information on licensed Dubai real estate brokers and real estate companies that have been approved […]

Metalla Royalty & Streaming (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Closed on Properties in Timmins, Ontario

Metalla Royalty & Streaming (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Closed on Properties in Timmins, Ontario

Metalla Royalty & Streaming (OTCMKT:EXCFF) Closed on Properties in Timmins, Ontario $EXCFF Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd. (CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) said last Friday that it has closed the transaction with Matamec Explorations Inc. to acquire net smelter return royalties on properties located in Timmins, Ontario. Details of the transaction: SUMMARY OF ROYALTIES Properties owned by […]

Real Estate Investing: Guaranteed Returns

Real Estate Investing: Guaranteed Returns

Investing in Real Estate, Dubai and Thailand Very low interest rates make investments in properties a very interesting option. Even better, HEFFX has on offer some very high, guaranteed Return on Investment (ROI) deals that guarantee your return for 5 to 10 years. The property markets we have selected are very stable with considerable upside […]

Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF, CSE:MTA) Consolidates Canadian Extension Royalties at Hoyle Pond

Metalla (OTCMKT:EXCFF, CSE:MTA) Consolidates Canadian Extension Royalties at Hoyle Pond

Metalla (OTCQB:EXCFF, CSE:MTA) Consolidates Canadian Extension Royalties at Hoyle Pond $EXCFF Thursday Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.(CSE:MTA) (OTCQB:EXCFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) signed a definitive agreement with Matamec Exploration Inc. to acquire net smelter return “NSR” royalties on mining properties located in Timmins, Ontario. The upfront payment will be, C$500,000 in cash and 2,000,000/shares valued at $0.50 for […]

US Real Estate: Americans are Planning to Buy Homes

US Real Estate: Americans are Planning to Buy  Homes

US Real Estate: Americans are Planning to Buy a Homes [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Over half (54 percent) of Americans say they are likely to buy a home in the next five years, up 12 percent compared to the results of last year’s survey Over three quarters of buyers set a budget before beginning their home search and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington

Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington

Chinese Real Estate Investment Moves to Seattle, Washington $AMZN, $MSFT Vancouver, BC’s new property tax triggered a new wave of Chinese real estate investment in Seattle, Washington Vancouver, which has seen detached-home prices 2X’d in the past 10 years, joined areas including Australia and Hong Kong in taking steps to slow housing demand after an […]

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 […]

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, […]

Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors

Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors

Dubai to Overtake London as Top Pick for Wealthy GCC Investors Softening prices in Dubai was cited as the top reason for its increase in attractiveness Dubai’s property market is set to overtake the international destinations of London, New York and Singapore as the Top choice for the GCC’s wealthiest investors next year, a report […]

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market

Longer Visas for Dubai Property Investors Will Boost Market Issuing such visas will encourage a retirement market in Dubai Dubai’s real estate market could receive a boost from long-term investors if they are provided with longer-stay visas, experts say. Currently, the regulations for property visas in the UAE are rigorous and investors need to meet […]

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project Dubai developer Nakheel is planning to launch new projects in the emirate soon but some older developments remain on hold for the moment, according to its Chairman. The company, which announced last month that it had repaid all its debts following a massive restructuring program, has posted […]

Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens

Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens

Dubai’s Annual Property Exhibition ‘Cityscape’ Opens All the news and gossip from the real estate show which runs from 6-8 September at Dubai World Trade Centre 5:30pm With several huge and prominent displays (the Jumeirah Central stand was constantly crowded), Cityscape usually called a barometer of Dubai’s property market, certainly appeared optimistic this year. While […]

Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London

Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London

Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London Residents could be permanently priced out of the market, according to Cluttons Dubai is at risk of becoming as unaffordable for local residents as parts of the UK capital London unless cheaper property is provided, according to Cluttons. Faisal Durrani, the property consultancy’s head of research, […]

Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017

Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017

Gulf Millionaires to Invest in Dubai Real Estate Over London in 2017 Cluttons forecast places Paris and Doha alongside UK capital, Toronto the 3rd choice Dubai’s real estate market is set to overtake the international destinations of London, New York and Singapore as the top choice for GCC wealthiest investors next year, a new report reveals. […]

Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California

Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California

Warm, Dry Conditions Elevate Fire Danger In California Factors contributing to an elevated fire danger in California are the low humidity and the August heat, along with the presence of dry vegetation. Warm, dry conditions plus onshore winds are creating an elevated danger of wildfire in interior sections of Southern California, National Weather Service forecasters […]

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months” Growth will be driven by the Emirate’s ‘Landmark’ Project, Khalalaf Al Habtoor said  Property prices in Dubai will increase in the “coming months” despite the current stagnation in the market, businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor predicts. Prices will increase due to heightened demand for landmark projects […]

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur

 Unattended Campfire Ignites California Wildfire Near Big Sur A wildfire that scorched some 43,000 acres, and destroyed dozens of homes near California’s famed Big Sur coast was sparked by an illegal, unattended camp fire in a State Park, authorities said Tuesday. The Soberanes Fire, which erupted on 22 July, began as a small blaze, 2 ft […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People

Smoke From Wildfires Kill People Wildfires like the ones raging in Indonesia cross mountains and oceans, spreading lung-clogging particles and toxic chemicals. The emissions from wildfire smoke have tremendous public health implications. Around the world, billions of people are finding that the air carries a dangerous dose of smoke as wildfires become bigger and more intense. […]

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production

Convoys Evacuate Ft. McMurray Wildfire Victims, Oil Sands Operators Cut Production Friday and Saturday, Convoys of evacuees stranded by a wildfire raging in and around Ft. McMurray made their way through the heart of the devastation on the only highway out of the region. Wind-whipped flames roaring through forests and brush parched by a Spring […]

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015

The US Forest Service Spent $1.72-B on Firefighting in 2015 The US Forest Service, the nation’s primary firefighting agency, spent a record $1.72-B on firefighting in Y 2015. More than 50% of the land burned in the US by wildfires last year was in Alaska, according to the National Interagency Fire Center, which coordinates firefighting […]

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Despite price declines, yields remained high in both Emirates UAE real estate markets were stable in Q-1 of Y 2016 as major developers continued to launch mega projects, according to property site www.Bayut.com  The company said there were welcome signs of recovery in the […]

Damac Properties Reveals its Aykon Daredevil Attraction

Damac Properties Reveals its Aykon Daredevil Attraction

Damac Properties Reveals its Aykon Daredevil Attraction The development will allow daredevils to venture to the edge of the roof in just a harness Dubai property developer Damac has revealed more details about its adrenaline-fueled project Aykon Dare, which allows daredevil visitors to lean over the edge of the roofline. The 1st-of-its-kind tourist attraction will […]

Emaar Hospitality Plans 35 New Hotels and Residences

Emaar Hospitality Plans 35 New Hotels and Residences

Emaar Hospitality Plans 35 New Hotels and Residences Dubai property giant to add 14 hotels and 11 serviced apartments to portfolio Dubai property developer Emaar’s hospitality unit has unveiled plans to launch 35 new hotels and serviced residences under its Address, VIda and Rove brands. Under the plans, the company will add 14 new hotels […]

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May

NYS Residential Brush-Burning Ban Remains in Effect Through 14 May New York State (NYS) and Local Emergency Personnel Actively Engaged in Fighting a Brush Fire in Sam’s Point Preserve That Has Consumed Nearly 300 Acres Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed additional state emergency personnel to the wildfire at Sam’s Point Preserve near Ellenville in […]

More Singaporeans Satisfied with Current Property Market

More Singaporeans Satisfied with Current Property Market

More Singaporeans Satisfied with Current Property Market About 28% of respondents said that they are “very or quite satisfied with” the current Singapore property market, while more residents said they intend to purchase residential property in the next 6 months, according to Property Affordability Sentiment Survey 2016, a regular survey of Singaporean residents that provides […]

Hilton Inks Deal for a Waldorf Astoria in the DIFC

Hilton Inks Deal for a Waldorf Astoria in the DIFC

Hilton Inks Deal for a Waldorf Astoria in the DIFC $HLT The new property will join the recently opened Four Seasons Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) announced Wednesday it had signed a management agreement with Ward Holdings to open a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Dubai International Financial Centre. The property, which will open in Autumn 2017, will […]

Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere

Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere

Wildfires & Carbon In Our Atmosphere The Big Q: Do wildfires have a significant impact on global warming? The Big A: Much depends on what the fire destroys, there is tremendous variation among the species of trees in terms of carbon storage. Overall, the most carbon dense trees are those with high-density wood and large […]