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Thirteen Percent of U.S. Homes with a Mortgage Have Negative Equity in Q2

Thirteen Percent of U.S. Homes with a Mortgage Have Negative Equity in Q2

As of the end of the second quarter of 2015 there were 7,443,580 U.S. residential properties that were seriously underwater. Read More »


U.S. Mortgage Rates Edge Down in Late July

U.S. Mortgage Rates Edge Down in Late July

The average fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. moved down with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate ducking just under four percent. Read More »

How Do We Terminate a Property Listing Agreement?

How Do We Terminate a Property Listing Agreement?

My home was on the market for a few weeks. My husband and I decided that we want to stay in our home. Is there a way we can take it off the market? Read More »

London Office Market Performs, Despite Global Financial Market Volatility

London Office Market Performs, Despite Global Financial Market Volatility

No cycle lasts forever, and a choppy July in the global financial markets reminds us that historically UK real estate has usually gone into a downturn due to an external shock in the macro-economic environment. 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 31, 2015 9:00 AM ET

North America

As of the end of the second quarter of 2015 there were 7,443,580 U.S. residential properties that were seriously underwater.

The average fixed mortgage rate in the U.S. moved down with the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate ducking just under four percent.

My home was on the market for a few weeks. My husband and I decided that we want to stay in our home. Is there a way we can take it off the market?

No cycle lasts forever, and a choppy July in the global financial markets reminds us that historically UK real estate has usually gone into a downturn due to an external shock in the macro-economic environment.

After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June 2015, but remained near May 2015 levels.

Home prices made solid gains in May 2015, according to a new S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report released this week, as U.S. home price growth appears to be largely flattening out after a long, uneven recovery.

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 July 30, 2015 8:40 AM ET

Europe

No cycle lasts forever, and a choppy July in the global financial markets reminds us that historically UK real estate has usually gone into a downturn due to an external shock in the macro-economic environment.

U.S. second homebuyers are checking out Europe this summer, with the UK, France and Italy enjoying the lion's share of their interest.

According to Knight Frank, the second quarter of 2015 saw £1.3BN of investment transactions in the South East. , the largest quarter ever, with the exception of Q4 2013.

Yesterday's 'No' vote on the Greek referendum on austerity measures is going to have an impact on property market investments in the region, reports Andrew Burrell, Head of Forecasting at JLL.

According to a new Ireland House Price report by Daft.ie, for the second quarter in a row, growth in house prices in Dublin was significantly slower than elsewhere in the country.

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

Last Updated July 30, 2015 8:40 AM ET

Asia Pacific

No cycle lasts forever, and a choppy July in the global financial markets reminds us that historically UK real estate has usually gone into a downturn due to an external shock in the macro-economic environment.

China driven outbound capital flows to commercial real estate in last four years experienced a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 72%.

According to CBRE, investment in Asia's property sector turnover grew 12% quarter-on-quarter in Q2 2015 to US$21 billion, despite a 21% year-on-year decline in investment turnover against a strong 2014.

The last couple of weeks have seen concerns over the state of the Chinese economy intensify. This is not surprising given the losses incurred in the Chinese stock market.

With the Chinese government proposing taking a significant step towards removing restrictions on the export of privately held capital under a program called the Qualified Domestic Individual Investor program.

According to CBRE's latest research, overall retail leasing activity in Asia Pacific in Q2, 2015 remained static, with the exception of Tokyo, where activity was robust.

Last Updated July 17, 2015 10:42 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

According to UAE property portal Bayut.com, the first half of the year 2015 saw the real estate sector of Dubai losing the steam it had amassed over the last two years.

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.

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