A Quick Guide to Successful Investing

A Quick Guide to Successful Investing

A Quick Guide to Successful Investing When to Invest Techniques and Psychology Mistakes to Avoid Rule of thumb on when to invest The best times to invest are: When the investment vehicle is undervalued An undervalued asset is one that is selling below what is assumed to its intrinsic value. Compare the current price of […]

Socialism Drives Europe to Recession

Socialism Drives Europe to Recession

Berlin will publish Thursday updated growth forecasts for Germany that are likely to reveal a still weaker outlook than before, but it remains hesitant to stimulate its own and partner economies. In the economy ministry’s predictions for growth in the gross domestic product, presented around 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), observers are already bracing for a […]

President Trump Doing “Lord’s Work” when it comes to the US Economy

President Trump Doing “Lord’s Work” when it comes to the US Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared President Trump is doing the “Lord’s work” when it comes to defending the US economy in terms of dealing with China, and said he does not believe there is a recession in sight under current scenario. “I know everybody wants […]

Spain Property Market to Take a Beating

Spain Property Market to Take a Beating

Hundreds of hotels in Spain are facing imminent closure over the collapse of British travel giant Thomas Cook, the head of the Spanish hotel federation warned on Monday. “There are 500 hotels which are going to close immediately due to the collapse of Thomas Cook and the situation could get worse if the government doesn’t […]

Brexit takes wrecking ball to British housing market

Brexit takes wrecking ball to British housing market

As Britain’s deadline to leave the European Union approaches, property prices have slowed or dropped, especially in London, with sector analysts warning of worse to come if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal. “The market is at a standstill,” said Beatrice Caboche, director at real estate company Barnes UK. Average property sales […]

Dubai developers race to lure buyers as downturn bites

Dubai developers race to lure buyers as downturn bites

Dubai, a city defined by its glittering towers and man-made islands, is stuck in a five-year property downturn with no end in sight, drawing warnings of an industry reckoning that will see weaker players fail. Property developers are slashing prices and offering ultra-easy financing to lure customers, while concerned authorities have stepped in with incentives […]

US home construction hits 12-year high in August

US home construction hits 12-year high in August

US home construction in August hit its fastest pace in 12 years amid a surge in the building of apartment houses, official data showed Friday. Meanwhile, permits for construction, a sign of supply in the pipeline, also bounded higher, with the multi-family segment likewise leading the way, the Commerce Department reported. The late-summer construction rush […]

US Home Buyer Sentiment Rises on Low Mortgage Rates

US Home Buyer Sentiment Rises on Low Mortgage Rates

$FNMA US Consumer sentiment about buying a home ticked up in August as expectations about falling mortgage rates offset reduced optimism about home price appreciation and the timing to buy and sell a home, Fannie Mae (OTCMKT:FNMA) said Monday. The largest US home finance agency said its index on home purchase sentiment moved up 0.1 […]

Freddie and Fannie Spike on Good News From Treasury

Freddie and Fannie Spike on Good News From Treasury

$FMCC, $FMNA Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac spiked on good news for investors. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will soon reach a deal to allow the 2 mortgage giants to retain earnings and a legal victory that gave shareholders renewed hope of getting their hands on some of the companies billions of dollars […]

Low Mortgage Rates Increase Homes Bought In The U.S.

Low Mortgage Rates Increase Homes Bought In The U.S.

Re-sales of homes in the United States beat analyst predictions last month. Information released Wednesday by the National Association of Realtors revealed sales of previously-owned homes edged up 2.5% in July, as mortgage rates offset the affordability crunch caused by high home prices at the margins. Existing home sales occurred at a 5.42 million seasonally-adjusted […]

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

The Planning and Statistics Authority’s recently released data shows 51% general increase in July 2019 in number of building permits issued when compared to June this year.     The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) published the fifty-fifth issue of the monthly statistics of Building Permits and Building Completion certificates issued by all municipalities of the […]

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

$USD $HKD Residents of Hong Kong are swapping their Hong Kong dollars for other currencies as political unrest affects the local currency, the WS-J reports. Hong Kong’s currency sharply weakened against the USD starting last July, which analysts partly attribute to outflows.  The FT reports Hong Kong’s 10 richest people lost about $15-B since that time. […]

Trump’s Plan To Buy Greenland Brings Attention To Its Value

Trump’s Plan To Buy Greenland Brings Attention To Its Value

President Donald Trump’s reported wish to buy Greenland may have been rejected by Denmark. It underscores the rising value of the massive, ice-covered island due to global warming and to China’s drive for an Arctic presence. The accelerating polar ice melt has left sparsely populated Greenland, a self-governing part of Denmark. Astride what are potentially […]

U.S. Housing Value Growth Slows

U.S. Housing Value Growth Slows

Home value appreciation has slowed each month this year, and is at its lowest level since 2015 – The rate of year-over-year home value growth has fallen in each of the past seven months. The median U.S. home is worth $229,000, up 5.2% from this time last year. – Rents grew 1.9% on an annual […]

Henley Investments Acquires Property On Ocean Drive, Miami

Henley Investments Acquires Property On Ocean Drive, Miami

Henley Investments, a leading private equity real estate firm based in the UK and the US, has announced the acquisition of their fourth boutique hotel in Miami in partnership with Life House, the venture-backed, technology-enabled hotel management company. The largest US hotel acquisition to-date by Henley with a total project capitalization in excess of $40M (including acquisition and renovation […]

Ashford Trust Selling Two U.S. Hotels

Ashford Trust Selling Two U.S. Hotels

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. (NYSE: AHT) (“Ashford Trust” or the “Company”) today announced the sales of the 156-room Courtyard Savannah Downtown in Savannah, Georgia and the 128-room Hilton Garden Inn in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin for $37.8 million. The combined sales price, inclusive of the buyers’ estimated anticipated capex of $8.2 million, represents a trailing twelve-month cap rate of 5.3% on net operating […]

Hong Kong Economy Takes a Hit

Hong Kong Economy Takes a Hit

Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city’s economy, with no end in sight. City leader Carrie Lam has warned that the international financial hub is facing an economic crisis worse than either the 2003 SARS outbreak that paralysed […]

Chinese property developer Country Garden makes Fortune Global 500 list for third consecutive year

Chinese property developer Country Garden makes Fortune Global 500 list for third consecutive year

The 2019 edition of the Fortune Global 500 list was formally released on the evening of July 22, with Wal-Mart, Sinopec, and Shell Oil Company owning the top three spots. The Fortune Global 500 companies in the aggregate recorded total operating revenue of US$32.7 trillion, up 8.9 per cent year-on-year, while their profit reached a new high at […]

Farming Land Sales Rise

Farming Land Sales Rise

One of the hottest topics circulating around the agriculture industry the past few years has been the land market. In 2019, the topic is open for more speculation than ever as land values and the market are on edge trying to decide if prices will be pressured down or if the market will establish a […]

Palms Casino Resort Releases “Unstatus Quo”

Palms Casino Resort Releases “Unstatus Quo”

Palms Casino Resort brings together an eclectic group of pop culture icons and friends of the resort to break the Las Vegas status quo and usher in a new era for the iconic city. The launch of the Palms’ new campaign, “Unstatus Quo” celebrates a truly transformational, different by design, $690 million renovation that touches virtually every aspect of […]

Real Estate Investor Course Options When Investing Across The World

Real Estate Investor Course Options When Investing Across The World

Real estate investing can be a great way to earn a passive income. You can convert your property to a hotel or resort, and accept guests who’ll pay for their accommodations. With proper maintenance, your property can become the reason why you’ll become financially stable in the long run. Just as how great the rewards […]

Recipes to Become an Extraordinary Real Estate Agent

Recipes to Become an Extraordinary Real Estate Agent

Want to take money orders and earn a six-figure salary in real estate? Quickly discover the advice of Mike Ferry, American guru of real estate and learn by heart! A winning mindset, a constant updating of skills, a solid and permanent work program … these are the ingredients of success according to the Ferry Method. […]

Shayne Heffernan Still Bullish on Asia

Shayne Heffernan Still Bullish on Asia

Shayne Heffernan remains bullish on the outlook for China and Chinese Companies “Asia is going to be the centre of the Financial World for the next 100 years” China’s real estate investment increased 11.6 percent year on year in the first two months of this year, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The growth […]

Australian Economic Outlook

Australian Economic Outlook

The Year Ahead by Philip Lowe Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Thank you for the opportunity to address the National Press Club. It is an honour to have been invited. The media and the RBA have a special relationship. Most people in the community hear the RBA’s messages through the media. You report […]

Australian Dollar Outlook

Australian Dollar Outlook

Introduction RBA Financial Conditions and the Australian Dollar – Recent Developments Thanks to XE for the opportunity to be here in Melbourne to speak to you. A lot has happened in financial markets globally and in Australia since late last year. I thought it would be helpful to summarise the key developments, including revisions to […]

Dubai is Still Booming

Dubai is Still Booming

Increased infrastructure spending could bode well for the UAE economy, finds the latest Q4 edition of Global Economic Conditions (GECS) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The UAE GECS survey found overall economic confidence higher in Q4, recovering some of the ground lost in Q3. Lindsay Degouve […]

Florida is the State to Retire

Florida is the State to Retire

A dream retirement means something different for everyone, but it is often centered around comfortable living, even for active adults on a budget. Knowing how far a dollar will go can help define what becomes an attainable reality. That’s why 55places.com, the number one resource for active adult communities in the United States, identified the […]

Dow Could Still See 30,000

Dow Could Still See 30,000

Wall Street fell again on Monday while other global stocks mostly fell as a wave of fake news and misleading commentary about economic growth swept over investors. US President Donald Trump lambasted the Federal Reserve again, calling on the central bank not to raise interest rates a day before policymakers are due to meet. Markets […]

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence in Japan Stops Falling

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers was unchanged this quarter after slipping for three consecutive surveys, central bank data showed on Friday. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in its December survey. The reading was unchanged from the previous […]

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

Hong Kong Economic Outlook Positive

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) today published its annual export forecast, saying it expects Hong Kong exports to increase 5% in value and 3% in volume in 2019. Meanwhile, the latest HKTDC Export Index for the fourth quarter of 2018, also published today, edged down slightly on the previous quarter, showing that exporters […]

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Capitalism Makes Brazil an Attractive Investment Destination

Brazil’s central bank on Wednesday left its key interest rate at 6.5 percent, in its board’s last meeting before far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro takes office on January 1. The rate has been kept at that level since March, after several preceding cuts. Market analysts had expected it to remain untouched. The bank said in a […]

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Another Reason Europe Will Struggle in 2019

Apart from excessive taxation, senseless levels of immigration and an undercurrent of Socialism, Europeans have more reasons to be concerned. A chapter of eurozone history will come to a close Thursday, with the European Central Bank widely expected to withdraw a key element of support for the economy while reassuring observers fearful of the growing […]

Banyan Tree Vietnam is a Special Place

Ambitious plans to position Laguna Lang Co as one of Asia’s most far-reaching integrated resorts are ratcheting up with the official launch of the property’s exclusive Banyan Tree Residences. Unfolding over 280 hectares of prime oceanfront real estate in central Vietnam, the project is already renowned for its two award-winning resorts Banyan Tree and Angsana […]

MBH Corporation M8H Buys UK Construction Firm

MBH Corporation M8H Buys UK Construction Firm

MBH Corporation plc has today completed its first acquisition after the up-list to the Prime Market of the Dusseldorf Stock Exchange and a dual listing onto the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. MBH Corporation plc is pleased to welcome du Boulay Contracts Ltd to the Construction Services Group of MBH Corporation plc, purchasing 100% of the share […]

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3  Driven by Stocks and Real Estate

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3  Driven by Stocks and Real Estate

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3 Driven by Stocks and Real Estate $SPY The  stock market rally since 8 November 2016 drove US household net worth to a record high of $109-T in Q-3 The Fed said Thursday that the value of Americans’ stock and mutual fund holdings soared $1.2T. Home values rose $200-B. Other […]

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall Interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate “conforming” mortgages with balances of $453,100 or less, averaged 5.08% last week, US borrowers filed the most home mortgage applications in nearly 2 months as 30-year home loan costs fell to their lowest marks since early October, the Mortgage […]

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold Australia’s central bank kept interest rates at a record-low on Tuesday as a drop in house prices accelerated as the country stagnates. Borrowing costs have stayed at 1.50 percent since they were last cut in August 2016, when the economy was transitioning away from an unprecedented mining investment boom. […]

2018 was a Poor Year for New York Real Estate Sellers

2018 was a Poor Year for New York Real Estate Sellers

The past year has not been too kind for property sellers in the Big Apple as they have had to deal with a lukewarm real estate market for most of 2018. CNBC reported in October that the market had cooled down to levels that hadn’t been seen since 2009. This unprecedented cool down has seen […]

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

As the winners of the biggest corporate prize in decades — the new Amazon headquarters — relished their victory, debate was still raging over the billions of dollars in incentives offered to attract the fast-growing US technology colossus. The new Amazon “HQ2” with an estimated $5 billion investment creating 50,000 new jobs will be split […]

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’ The Trump Administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers […]

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B

Hurricane Michael’s Damage Could Top $25-B The monster storm made landfall Wednesday in the Florida Panhandle Michael is the 4th-strongest hurricane ever to reach the US Mainland ever. Hurricane Michael will probably end up causing at least $25-B (an perhaps more) in economic losses. About $3-B of that will fall on the federal flood insurance […]

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List

Banyan Tree Samui Lands Spot in Condé Nast’s ‘Best Resorts’ List The New York-based magazine announces its much-coveted Readers’ Choice awards for 2018. Banyan Tree Samui, an 88-villa property overlooking a secluded bay of sapphire waters in the Gulf of Thailand, has been recognized as one of Asia’s top resorts in Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ […]

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers

South Africa’s New Apartheid: Seizing Land from White Farmers President Cyril Ramaphosa has embraced the plan to expropriate land from white farmers without compensation and redistribute it to the landless black majority. The South African government has announced it will start a process of briefing American companies based in the country on the theft of […]

Consumer Confidence Index increased

Consumer Confidence Index increased

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in September, following a large improvement in August. The Index now stands at 138.4 (1985=100), up from 134.7 in August. The Present Situation Index improved marginally from 172.8 to 173.1, while the Expectations Index surged from 109.3 last month to 115.3 this month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey®, […]

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve

Rising Interest Rates and the Federal Reserve The US economy is cranking out robust figures 10 years after the start of the global financial crisis: strong growth, historically low unemployment, a soaring stock market. But with the good news come rising interest rates as the Federal Reserve — which on Wednesday is expected to raise […]

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s defences. Emerging countries — loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies — have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears […]

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket

Central Pattana Plc (BKK:CPN) Grand Opening of Central Phuket Central Pattana Plc (CPN), Thailand’s largest retail property developer recently celebrated the Grand Opening of Central Phuket, its world-class luxury flagship mall. Establishing a new ‘CBD’ in the heart of Phuket, the biggest and beautiful island in Thailand. Central Phuket is developed with a total investment […]

Visit Thailand

Thailand is one of the world’s most renowned holiday destinations, with a wide variety of things to see and do, from culture, religion, food, nature, water, adventure, sports and also relaxing activities. Thailand also growing as a health and wellness destination, with a huge number of healing and detox centres. Muay Thai is rapidly expanding […]

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with AFP, the now-disgraced Strauss-Kahn — who ran the fund at the height of the 2008 […]

Miami Real Estate News

Miami Real Estate News

Miami Real Estate News Walker & Dunlop, Inc. announced today that it arranged construction financing in the amount of $138,100,000 for Elysee, a 57-story waterfront condominium tower in Miami’s luxurious Edgewater neighborhood. The project is located on 0.67 acres at 788 Northeast 23rd Street Miami. The financing was arranged by Kevin O’Grady and Eric McGlynn, […]

Millennials May Not Buy Homes

Millennials May Not Buy Homes

Millennials’ perceived value in buying a home dropped below 50 percent, down significantly from post-Brexit high, according to the latest ValueInsured quarterly Modern Homebuyer Survey: In the third quarter of 2018, 48 percent of all millennials believe buying a home in America today is a good investment; this is a record low, down from 54 […]

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership

Australia Should Follow New Zealand and Ban Foreign Ownership Australians have been over taxed and severely handicapped financially over the last 30 years, while other countries have encouraged small business, created a citizen friendly financial system and political system. In Australia small business and workers have been treated like the enemy of the state while […]

UAE and Australia Discuss Agriculture

UAE and Australia Discuss Agriculture

A UAE delegation, led by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, on Tuesday concluded an official visit to Australia to promote collaboration on various environmental fronts. During the three-day visit, the delegates attended bilateral meetings with top Australian officials and toured multiple environmental and agricultural facilities in the country. At […]

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation?

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation?

Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation? The billionaire Glenn Straub, 70, president of the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, Glenn Straub, is already under criminal investigation, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office and we at LTN will be publishing a series of articles investigating a possible #MeToo link to the Palm Beach identity. […]

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate

The GCC is Seeing a Resurgence in Real Estate $JLL With diversification plans taking shape, 10–year visas on the horizon and Crude Oil prices holding firm, investor sentiment has increased again in the GCC’s property market The resilience of the GCC’s real estate market has proven itself yet again this year, having weathered several stifling […]

Florida Real Estate Report

Florida Real Estate Report

Florida’s housing market reported rising median prices, fewer days to contract and a continuing tight supply of inventory in June, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. “Florida is still experiencing a shortfall in for-sale homes in many local housing markets and that continues to put upward pressure on median prices,” said […]

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life

California ‘Ghost Town’ Sold for $1.4-M, Buyers plan to Bring it Back to Life Cerro Gordo, an old mining town, was recently put on the market for $925,000. The abandoned mining town of Cerro Gordo that was put on the market in June was purchased on Friday for $1.4-M. The property was originally listed at $925,000. Located […]

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates

Trade War will Raise US Interest Rates U.S. financial services firms Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan said Friday that they expect the South Korean central bank to raise the base rate next month on a modest economic recovery and low inflationary pressure. In a monetary policy committee meeting on Thursday, the Bank of Korea (BOK) […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is likely to book a record S$300bn ($221bn) for the value of its portfolio, powered by gains in DBS Group and Chinese banks, while it steps up investment in tech startups. Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. They are […]

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report Dubai Land Department (DLD) has revealed that real estate transactions in the emirate for the first half of 2018 reached AED111 billion, reaffirming Dubai market’s attractiveness and ability to compete with global investment destinations. The strengths portrayed by Dubai’s real estate investments underscore the leadership’s mandate to ease business processes and […]

Bechtel Wins Western Sydney Airport

Bechtel Wins Western Sydney Airport

Bechtel, a global leader in project management, engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by WSA Co as its Delivery Partner and Project Manager (Definition) for the Western Sydney Airport, a $5.3 billion greenfield facility in Badgerys Creek, New South Wales. This will be a landmark project for both New South Wales and Australia, and […]

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market:April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6% US home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index +6.6% from a year earlier, led by gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San […]

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble

Is US Real Estate Signalling a Bubble ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database, today released its Q2 2018 U.S. Home Affordability Report, which shows that the U.S. home prices in the second quarter were at the least affordable level since Q3 2008. The report calculates an affordability index based on percentage […]

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake?

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake?

Is California Due for a Major Earthquake? Geophysicists are hypothesizing that the San Andreas fault line in California could be the central point of a massive earthquake after new research suggested that the fault may be at higher risk than previously thought. Researchers at Arizona State University have published a new study looking at the […]

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

US Dollar: Interest Rates to Rise

Historically low unemployment and signs of rising inflation mean there is a “strong” case for continued, steady interest rate hikes, US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. The Fed this month adopted its seventh rate hike since 2015 and forecast an accelerated pace of increases in its benchmark lending rates, predicting a total of […]

Palm Beach Booming

Palm Beach Booming

Palm Beach County’s commitment to job growth and business development is paying off for taxpayers, municipalities, and companies who relocate here. Current rankings show that Palm Beach County is breaking records, attracting smart employers and rapidly growing as a business hub. 24/7 Wall Street named Florida among 16 states where personal incomes are booming, and […]

Florida Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Real Estate Markets

Florida Top of Fastest-Growing Luxury Real Estate Markets

Interest from prospective home buyers in Northern states have propelled two Florida counties — Sarasota and Collier — to the top of the nation’s fastest-growing luxury housing markets, according to the May 2018 Luxury Home Index from realtor.com®, The Home of Home Search℠. In May, the top 5 percent most expensive home prices in Sarasota […]

China Real Estate: Prices Under Control

China Real Estate: Prices Under Control

Home prices in major Chinese cities largely remained stable in May as local governments toughened up restrictions to prevent speculation, official data showed Friday. On a yearly basis, new residential housing prices in four first-tier cities declined 0.6 percent from a year ago last month, the fourth straight decline, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) […]

Ascot Racecourse is Very Profitable Business

Ascot Racecourse is Very Profitable Business

Ascot Racecourse today announces its financial results for the 12 months ending December 31, 2017. Ascot Authority (Holdings) Limited (AAHL) reported a pre-tax profit of £6.2 million. Pre-tax profits rise from £5.1m to £6.2m Prudent balance sheet management – net debt reduced by £11.9m ahead of schedule to under £60m Increase in Capital Investment and […]

Miami Real Estate News: 1111 Brickell

Miami Real Estate News: 1111 Brickell

KKR and Parkway Property Investments, LLC (“Parkway”) announced today the acquisition of 1111 Brickell, a 30-story, approximately 522,000 square foot Class A office tower in the heart of Miami’s dynamic Brickell submarket. The asset was purchased in a newly-formed joint venture between affiliates of KKR and Parkway. Square Mile Capital Management LLC originated the acquisition […]

Real Estate Trouble in Hong Kong

Real Estate Trouble in Hong Kong

As housing prices spiral in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces, with box-like “nano-flats” and co-shares touted as fashionable solutions. Blocks of sleek miniature apartments packed with mod cons are springing up around the densely packed city, pitched as an attractive and more affordable lifestyle choice, but still at an eye-watering cost. […]

World’s Hottest Real Estate on Concierge Auctions in June

World’s Hottest Real Estate on Concierge Auctions in June

Concierge Auctions has unveiled its June lineup of real estate offerings spanning six countries and 11 U.S. states, including an exclusive collection for its second-annual Summer Sale specifically targeting high-net-worth Chinese real estate buyers worldwide in partnership with media powerhouses The Wall Street Journal and Mansion Global. The collection features 15 properties, the majority of […]

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO

HEFFX Master the Reverse ICO HEFFX has built a library of various ICO’s ready for a reverse merger. These include ICO’s in the Marijuana, Travel, Real Estate and Tech Sectors. With the HEFFX pre-built ICO customers are ready to sell tokens day 1. The reverse ICO is defined as the process of buying out the […]

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M

President Richard Nixon’s ‘Western White House’ For Sale at $63.5-M $AGN A home that formerly belonged to President Richard Nixon in California has been put back on the market. The San Clemente, California oceanside home, which Nixon used as his “Western White House” during his Presidency, is now listed at $63.5-M. The current owner, Allergan […]

Be Ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Be Ready for the 2018 Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and forecasters are reporting we could once again see above-normal storm activity. It only takes one storm to threaten millions of people and the American Red Cross wants everyone to be safe between now and when the season ends in November. The Red Cross is getting ready […]

Islamic Finance: US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate

Islamic Finance: US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate

Nasdaq Dubai today welcomed the listing of US$400 million Sukuk by DAMAC Real Estate Development Limited, DRED. The listing on the region’s international exchange supports DAMAC Properties’ capital raising programme for general corporate purposes and its ongoing growth strategy, as it continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East and beyond with projects in […]

Britons Spend Big on Dubai Real Estate

Britons Spend Big on Dubai Real Estate

British nationals have invested US$8.47 billion (AED31.1 billion) in Dubai’s real estate during the last four years (2014-2017), according to the statistics released by Dubai Land Department, DLD. The United Kingdom is one of the largest investment source markets for Dubai’s real estate. Following the Brexit vote in 2016 and subsequent move for separation from […]

Hong Kong Real Estate News: Victoria Dockside

Hong Kong Real Estate News: Victoria Dockside

Following its initial launch in April 2018, Victoria Dockside, the ambitious 3 million-square-foot, HK$20billion (US$2.6 billion) global art and design district along Hong Kong’s iconic waterfront, sets a new record in office rental rate in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Two new tenants at K11 Atelier, situated within Victoria Dockside, are taking up over 10,000 […]

The United Arab Emirates 1st Choice for Young Arabs

The United Arab Emirates 1st Choice for Young Arabs

The United Arab Emirates retains its position as the top country Arab youth would like to live in and want their own countries to emulate for the seventh consecutive year, according to the ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2018, released on Tuesday. The 10th annual survey also reveals that young Emiratis are extremely optimistic about […]

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Philippines: Ayala Outperforms

Property giant Ayala Land Inc. grew its first quarter net profit by 17 percent year-on-year to P6.52 billion, driven by the double-digit expansion of the residential development and commercial leasing businesses. Total revenues also increased by 17 percent year-on-year to P36.98 billion, Ayala Land disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Property development revenues […]

Assets That Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime

Assets That Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime

Assets that Will Suffer on the Return to the Normal Interest Rate Regime $SPY, $GLD, $SLV, $BAC While Treasuries faded a bit after 10-year yields tapped at the 3% mark last week for the 1st time in 4 years, expectations are mounting that higher rates will soon be normal again, that rate historically is 5.0% […]

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

A New Round of Growth is Coming to China

China has moved to support the issuance of rental properties-backed securities to help finance a burgeoning rental housing market, a crucial part of its planned policy package that aims to stabilize the real estate sector. The real estate investment trust (REIT), a means of property asset securitization, will be piloted for developers to raise funds, […]

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