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London Tops Hong Kong as Most Expensive Office Market in 2014

London Tops Hong Kong as Most Expensive Office Market in 2014

London's West End remained the world's highest-priced office market, but Asia continued to dominate the world's most expensive office locations. Read More »


California Home Sales Subdued in November

California Home Sales Subdued in November

Slower price gains and the lowest interest rates in nearly two years did little to spur November 2014 home sales. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-December

U.S. Mortgage Applications Dip in Mid-December

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. Read More »

What Are The Steps to Secure a Mortgage?

What Are The Steps to Secure a Mortgage?

What are the steps to applying for a mortgage? What are the first things I need to do? Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

The town of Safety Harbor is a secret little hideaway known as the Jewel of Tampa Bay. Safety Harbor is neighbored by the major city of Clearwater, Florida. Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated December 18, 2014 9:00 AM ET

North America

Slower price gains and the lowest interest rates in nearly two years did little to spur November 2014 home sales.

The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, decreased 3.3 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier.

Hong Kong-based developer Swire Properties announced the topping off of its east block tower, the first of six buildings under construction at Brickell City Centre.

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

November housing starts and building permits both fell in the U.S., as groundbreaking also declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual 1.028 million-unit pace.

As tumbling oil prices drain over a trillion dollars of income from oil-rich exporters in the Middle East, the result could be one of the biggest transfers of wealth in history.

Last Updated December 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET

Latin America

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Some of the biggest hotel companies in the world have opened new facilities in Panama City in recent weeks.

100 days into the term of president Juan Carlos Varela, the real estate market is finding many reasons to applaud the new administration.

Host country experienced strong hotel performance gains during the months of June and July.

The Caribbean and Mexico hotel development pipeline comprises 167 hotels totaling 28,140 rooms.

Last Updated December 18, 2014 9:30 AM ET

Europe

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

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

With the holiday season now in full swing, many across Europe are making travel plans to enjoy the upcoming winter holiday in one of many great getaway spots across Europe.

Cycling tourism is a fast growing global business.

The rising surge of urban living is leading to heightened demand of prime residential properties in key global cities.

Property developer Sager Group and investment firm Cain Hoy have announced the formation of a joint venture to develop Islington Square.

Last Updated December 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Hong Kong, New York, Paris, London and Tokyo retained their positions as the world's most expensive high-street retail destinations in Q3 2014.

According to a new report by Knight Frank, Chinese outward investment in overseas real estate is estimated to hit $15 billion by the end of 2014.

Vietnam passed the long-awaited amended Housing Law that addresses a number of issues including regulations on foreign ownership.

This week MSCI announced the IPD Global Infrastructure Direct Asset Index, describing the investment performance of infrastructure investments irrespective of the investment vehicle structure.

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Last Updated December 17, 2014 8:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Abu Dhabi's drive for economic diversification continues to directly impact tenant demand, and is helping to deliver long term sustainability to the emirate's residential property market.

Ongoing diversification and growth of Sharjah's economy is set to positively impact on rents in the emirate's commercial property market.

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Upper 5th Avenue overtakes Hong Kong's Causeway Bay as the most expensive shopping destination.

The Middle East and Africa's (EMEA) logistics and industrial property sectors had a total of €3.6 billion invested in Q3 2014

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