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Best U.S. Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing Revealed

Best U.S. Ski Towns for Real Estate Investing Revealed

RealtyTrac's research team found 18 U.S. towns that matched their seven criteria for a best ski town for real estate investing. Read More »


Millennials Seek Smaller Homes, Says IBS Panel

Millennials Seek Smaller Homes, Says IBS Panel

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent. Read More »

New Regulations Loom Over Bahrain's Property Market

New Regulations Loom Over Bahrain's Property Market

Early next month the government of Bahrain is expected to introduce new obligatory tenancy registration procedures, which will aid in the maturing of the market. Read More »

Miami Enjoys Record-Breaking Home Sales in 2014

Miami Enjoys Record-Breaking Home Sales in 2014

Miami home sales increased in December 2014, as single-family home sales set an all-time annual record in 2014 and median sales prices continue to increase at a more moderate rate. 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 »


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Last Updated January 26, 2015 12:14 PM ET

North America

As Millennials begin to enter the home buying market in larger numbers, homes will get a little smaller, laundry rooms will be essential, and home technology will become increasingly prevalent.

RealtyTrac's research team found 18 U.S. towns that matched their seven criteria for a best ski town for real estate investing.

Miami home sales increased in December 2014, as single-family home sales set an all-time annual record in 2014 and median sales prices continue to increase at a more moderate rate.

Despite low inventory conditions, existing-home sales bounced back in December 2014, and climbed above an annual pace of 5 million sales for the sixth time in seven months.

At the end of the year there were 7,052,570 U.S. residential properties seriously underwater

Manhattan's office market recorded its strongest year since the financial crisis, posting steep declines in vacancy and positive absorption

Last Updated January 12, 2015 8:20 AM ET

Latin America

The property division of Carrefour Argentina has opened Terrazas de Mayo, a new shopping centre valued at $29 million,

It won't happen overnight. But the shot heard 'round the world - President Obama's "opening" with Cuba - will have momentous effects on the resort-development.

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.

Last Updated January 23, 2015 8:34 AM ET

Europe

This week the ECB has taken markets somewhat by surprise with the scale of its quantitative easing (QE) program and this should help to consolidate recent bond yield and currency falls.

This week Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV announced the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Investment in central London's commercial property market reached £20.5 billion ($31 billion USD) in 2014.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

According to STR Global, Southern Europe reported a demand increase of 4.2 percent year-to-date October 2014, with the highest occupancy change (+3.6 percent) of all sub-regions in Europe.

Last Updated January 22, 2015 10:35 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to CBRE, cross-border real estate investment surge 125% quarter-on-quarter in Q4, 2014 to US$10.2 billion.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

Asia continues to dominate the world's most expensive office locations, accounting for seven of the top ten markets.

Singapore's private residential market has been characterized by low sales volume but holding prices in 2014.

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

Last Updated January 26, 2015 8:12 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

Early next month the government of Bahrain is expected to introduce new obligatory tenancy registration procedures, which will aid in the maturing of the market.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.

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.

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