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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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, […]






Commercial Real Estate Report

Commercial Real Estate Report






Investor appetite for commercial real estate assets remains relatively healthy – despite ongoing geopolitical influences, which lend some uncertainty to the marketplace – as buyers look to increase allocations to the sector in their ongoing quest for yield. Scarcity of available product remains a factor in many markets as stakeholders keep an eye on interest-rate […]






US Real Estate Report: Home Price Perception Index

US Real Estate Report: Home Price Perception Index






US Real Estate Report: Home Price Perception Index Quicken Loans, the nation’s second largest retail mortgage lender, today announced appraisals lagged behind what homeowners estimated by 1.26 percent in September, according to the company’s national Home Price Perception Index (HPPI). This is a slight move toward equilibrium after a 1.56 percent gap between perceptions in […]






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 […]






UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund

UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund






UK Pinewood Studios Sold to Real Estate Investment Fund The iconic UK studio home of the James Bond franchise and ‘Star Wars’ is Europe’s largest provider of studio space. The sale of Pinewood Group to a real estate investment fund in a deal worth $412-M has closed/. Pinewood Studios was sold to Picture Holdco Ltd., an […]






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 […]






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington

Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington






Bahrain’s Investcorp Acquires $223.5-M Office Tower Seattle, Washington The acquisition was carried out by Investcorp’s US-based real estate arm Bahrain’s Investcorp has acquired an office building in Seattle, Washington (USA) for approximately $223.5-M, it announced Sunday. The acquisition was carried out by its US-based real estate arm and falls under Investcorp’s “new initiative of acquiring […]






US Real Estate Report: Valuations on the Rise

US Real Estate Report: Valuations on the Rise






CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released a new analysis showing 548,000 U.S. homeowners regained equity in Q2 2016 compared with the previous quarter, increasing the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9 percent of all mortgaged properties, or approximately 47.2 million homes. Nationwide, home equity […]






Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit

Hotel News: Luxury Hotel Association Pinnacle Summit






The ILHA will be hosting their annual Pinnacle Summit 25 – 27 September 2016 at the Gaylord Resort and Conference Center in Washington D.C. John Vanderslice, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide will be the keynote speaker on Monday, talking about Passion Points: What Matters Most to Today’s Luxury Traveler followed by Joe […]






Dubai Opera, the country’s first opera house and multi-format theatre






At the heart of The Opera District is Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat, multi-format performing arts venue which is set to captivate visitors when it opens in 2016. The design of Dubai Opera is deeply rooted in Dubai’s maritime history, with the Arabian dhow becoming the inspiration behind the architecture of the building. Dubai Opera will […]






Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar

Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar






Singaporean Businessmen Vow to Boost Trade, Investment in Myanmar Singaporean businessmen in Myanmar have vowed to boost trade and investment of the county, official media reported Wednesday. The Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) and 47 Singaporean businessmen jointly made a business dialogue and networking session over the last 2 […]






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. […]






Travel News China: Visit Qiandao Lake

Travel News China: Visit Qiandao Lake






Travel News China: Visit Qiandao Lake The highly-anticipated G20 Summit will be held in Hangzhou, China in September 2016. In addition to West Lake, Hangzhou is also home to world-renowned 573-square kilometer Qiandao Lake, an exquisite body of water dotted by 1,078 emerald islands. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and water, as well as […]






Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report






Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices and fewer all-cash closed sales in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 24,083 last month, down 8 percent from July 2015, reflecting the state’s current shortfall in inventory. “Florida’s supply of for-sale homes remains tight, which […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report






Dubai Real Estate Report The Dubai civic body has launched a complete electronic platform to ease transactions for under construction projects. Building Department officials at the Dubai Municipality said the electronic system allows building consultants and contractors to finish all procedures online without the need to visit municipality offices. Recent figures showed that there are […]






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming






Dubai Real Estate: Dubai Mall and Emaar Malls are Outperforming Dubai Mall recorded 80 million visitor arrivals in 2015. Various Emaar malls together received more than 124 million visitors, registering an increase of 9 per cent compared to 2014. ‘The shopping malls business will gain further traction with the launch of a dedicated Retail District […]






Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd(SHA:600048) Trading Outlook

Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd(SHA:600048) Trading Outlook






Poly Real Estate Group Co., Ltd(SHA:600048) Trading Outlook HEFFX Notes Poly Real Estate Group Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 9.17. The projected upper bound […]






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 […]






Real Estate Report: The Real Estate Office of the Future






offrs.com, the leader in Smart Data and Marketing for real estate, today announced the launch of their artificial intelligence driven system for real estate brokerages. The official launch event takes place at the historic Ritz Theater in Austin, TX, as part during the annual Keller Williams Mega Camp. This launch party will also unveil, “Raia,” […]






New York Real Estate Report

New York Real Estate Report






New York Residence (NYR.com), a leading residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm based in New York City, with three international offices, is the only onsite real estate brokerage firm at The Downtown Club (DTC), a five-star luxury condominium. NYR has been the most successful resale broker over the past several years, representing numerous buyers […]






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) […]






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 […]






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 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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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. […]






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 […]






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced VAT in the UAE will bring higher inflation, society of finance professionals says An overwhelming majority of finance professionals would leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if income tax was implemented, research has revealed. In a study by CFA Society Emirates, 80% of the respondents said that […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B Chinese investment in the US real estate market has surpassed $300-B and is growing despite China’s economic weakness and increased currency controls, the authors of a new report said Monday. Between Y’s 2010 and 2015 Chinese buyers bought $93-B in residential real estate, nearly $208-B of mortgage-backed […]






Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan

Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan






Dubai’s Expo 2020 Masterplan The 438-hectare site in Jebel Ali will be divided into several sections The Masterplan of the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai was revealed last week at the Arab Media Forum, explaining the overall structure of the massive site. The exhibition area within the 438-hectare site in Jebel Ali will include a 2 […]






Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market

Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market






Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market CBRE said demand outstripped supply in some office locations despite a general decline across the market Despite declines in Dubai’s residential market, demand is outstripping supply for office space in certain areas, according to consultancy firm CBRE. Average office rentals declined 2% on average during Q-1 but the company said […]






Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”

Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”






Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines” Home sales in New York’s Hamptons fell to the lowest marks in 3 years as potential buyers of luxury properties stayed on the sidelines during this past volatile Quarter on Wall Street. Purchases in the 2nd-home market popular with Wall Street bankers and celebrities, totaled 437 in Q-1 of […]






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 […]






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 […]






Luxury Condominium Properties Now Coming With Private Jets

Luxury Condominium Properties Now Coming With Private Jets






Luxury Condominium Properties Now Coming With Private Jets Not too long ago, rooftop pools, gyms and golf simulation rooms were amenities that helped sell a high-end condominium, no longer. As the luxury housing market expanded after the Y 2008 financial crisis, developers expanded the luxuries with screening rooms, wine cellars, and concierges. Now comes a new development […]






GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30%

GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30%






GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30% Falling prices and steady fixed interest rates have encouraged regional investment Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) investors in the French Riviera have increased 30% in the past year, encouraged by low prices and fixed interest rates, according to a luxury real estate investment firm. Michael Zingraf Real Estate […]