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My Top 5 Western Ranches in America

My Top 5 Western Ranches in America

Nothing says "America" - especially to the rest of the world - like authentic Western ranches. And there must be something to this. Because authentic Western ranches are not a thing of the past. Read More »


U.S. Mortgage Rates at 2015 High Heading Into Holiday Weekend

U.S. Mortgage Rates at 2015 High Heading Into Holiday Weekend

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate reached a new 2015 high heading into the holiday weekend and ahead of the June jobs report. Read More »

Luxury Home Sales Uptick in Barbados

Luxury Home Sales Uptick in Barbados

Royal Westmoreland in Barbados has reported the best sales period in more than ten years, with $60 million of its villa sales coming largely from Brits. Read More »

42 Million Americans to Travel During July Fourth Holiday, Most Since 2007

42 Million Americans to Travel During July Fourth Holiday, Most Since 2007

According to AAA projections, over 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Central Florida Executive Resort-Style Residence Available

Central Florida Executive Resort-Style Residence Available

Expertly designed from the inside-out with a brilliant use of space and attention to detail in that each room shares many common features. Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated July 3, 2015 10:15 AM ET

North America

Nothing says "America" - especially to the rest of the world - like authentic Western ranches. And there must be something to this. Because authentic Western ranches are not a thing of the past.

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average fixed mortgage rate reached a new 2015 high heading into the holiday weekend and ahead of the June jobs report.

Royal Westmoreland in Barbados has reported the best sales period in more than ten years, with $60 million of its villa sales coming largely from Brits.

According to AAA projections, over 41.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami's luxury properties saw a significant year-over-year rise in median sales prices in the first quarter of 2015.

Square Mile Capital Management LLC has completed the successful turnaround of the W Hotel Atlanta Downtown by selling it to Ashford Hospitality this week

Last Updated June 15, 2015 9:45 AM ET

Latin America

Belize has a new luxury residential project to celebrate these days named after the Mayan god of day and night called Itz'ana Resort & Residences.

With the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary summer escape, away from the crowds? Well...there are some great ones!

Miami's real estate market remains a top destination for foreign buyers despite economic slowdowns in Latin America and Western Europe.

In Cuba, 220 miles south of Miami, real estate is considered hotter than any other commodity on the world market today.

London is still the most important global city for the world's ultra-high-net-worth individual (UHNWI), followed by New York and Hong Kong.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

Last Updated June 30, 2015 8:40 AM ET

Europe

British expats are taking advantage of rising rents and long-term property inflation back home and purchasing buy-to-let.

Tishman Speyer announced this past week the acquisition of 100 New Oxford Street, WC1, a 105,000-square-foot office and retail building in London. It represents Tishman Speyer's third central London acquisition in the past year.

Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are now the preferred destination for eating and drinking, says a new report by CBRE.

According to a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby's International Realty released this week, ultra wealthy individuals are buying up luxury homes around the world to further diversify their holdings.

London's West End continued to be the world's highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world's most expensive office locations.

According to international real estate consultancy Knight Frank, the recovery for UK's commercial property is again turning multi-speed, with office and retail sectors living in different worlds.

Last Updated July 1, 2015 9:15 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Asia continued to dominate the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for four of the top five markets. London's West End remains the world's highest-priced office market.

Tokyo is the world's hottest city for new retailer expansion, attracting 63 new retail brands.

According to CBRE's new Asia Pacific Consumer Survey, online shopping has overtaken bricks-and-mortar retail as the most popular method of purchase in certain Asian markets.

Australian developers pounced on close to $4 billion of inner city residential sites in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in the 12 months to April 2015, with offshore buyers leading the charge.

According to a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby's International Realty released this week, ultra wealthy individuals are buying up luxury homes around the world to further diversify their holdings.

London's West End continued to be the world's highest-priced office market but Asia dominated the world's most expensive office locations.

Last Updated June 29, 2015 9:44 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are now the preferred destination for eating and drinking, says a new report by CBRE.

According to a new report by Wealth-X and the Sotheby's International Realty released this week, ultra wealthy individuals are buying up luxury homes around the world to further diversify their holdings.

According to Phidar Advisory's Q2 mid-quarter Dubai residential research report, shows that residential prices continue to decline in the first six weeks of Q2, compared to Q1-15.

With the official start of summer this Memorial Day weekend, are you looking for an out-of-the-ordinary summer escape, away from the crowds? Well...there are some great ones!

Dubai's real estate regulatory changes have gradually and successfully contained a market that was in danger of overheating with the level of transactional activity now dramatically reduced.

The first quarter of 2015 has seen office rents stabilize across Dubai's prime and secondary markets, following a slowdown in the rate of rent increases during Q4 2014.

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