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My Top 10 Cities in the World to Visit

My Top 10 Cities in the World to Visit

Here are my personal picks for the Top 10 cities on Earth. Some of them may surprise you. But all of them touch me on some level (or on several levels!) Read More »


Mortgage Delinquency Rates Continue to Drop in U.S.

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Continue to Drop in U.S.

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.68 percent Read More »

Developers Still Bullish About U.S. Multifamily Sector in Q4

Developers Still Bullish About U.S. Multifamily Sector in Q4

Based on the latest National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Production Index (MPI) released this week, U.S. developers are still bullish about the multifamily real estate sector. Read More »

U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise Again, Third Consecutive Week

U.S. Mortgage Rates Rise Again, Third Consecutive Week

The average fixed mortgage rate moved higher amid solid housing data on new home sales and house price appreciation. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Golfito Marina Village & Resort - (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica's Newest Luxury Superyacht Destination Now Under Construction Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated February 27, 2015 8:15 AM ET

North America

The delinquency rate for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.68 percent

Based on the latest National Association of Home Builders' Multifamily Production Index (MPI) released this week, U.S. developers are still bullish about the multifamily real estate sector.

The average fixed mortgage rate moved higher amid solid housing data on new home sales and house price appreciation.

Mortgage applications decreased 3.5 percent from one week earlier. This week's results include an adjustment to account for the Presidents' Day holiday.

The U.S. housing industry enjoyed a slight uptick in home prices across the country. Nine cities reported monthly increases in prices

Does the home I am buying have to appraise for the loan amount or purchase price?

Last Updated February 12, 2015 8:00 AM ET

Latin America

The Gilinski Group and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts teamed up and announced plans this week for the management of two hotels in Bogota.

Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.

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.

Last Updated February 26, 2015 9:30 AM ET

Europe

According to CBRE, Asian investment in European hotels will reach US$22.7 billion in 2015, fueled by the liberalization of domestic controls governing outbound investment.

As real estate remains in high demand as a stable asset class worldwide, European investors are now increasingly turning their attention to castles, farm and manor houses as well as country estates.

The volume of specialist property investment will exceed £10 billion in 2015, will account for 20 percent of total UK commercial market by 2020.

According to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie, year-on-year inflation in rents nationwide eased in the final three months of 2014.

Poland saw record total demand of over 2 million sq m, with 1.4 million sq m attributable to net take-up. Developers were quick to react.

Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.

Last Updated February 26, 2015 9:30 AM ET

Asia Pacific

According to CBRE, Asian investment in European hotels will reach US$22.7 billion in 2015, fueled by the liberalization of domestic controls governing outbound investment.

CBRE has just released a special report on its 2014 Consumer Survey on Japan, focusing on consumer retail shopping trends in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

While Chinese investors continue to pour billions of dollars into U.S. real estate assets that appreciate in value each month, things back home in China are a little different.

Economic growth in Asia Pacific will remain ahead of the world average in the coming years.

Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.

CBRE Asia is predicting that domestic and Asia-regional firms will drive leasing markets in APAC in 2015.

Last Updated February 26, 2015 9:00 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

According to STR Global, the Middle East-Africa region reported positive year-over-year performance results in two of the three major metrics during January 2015 when reported in U.S. dollars.

With the price of oil dropping from $108 a barrel in June 2014, to under $50 a barrel in January 2015, lower oil prices are beginning to impact Abu Dhabi's commercial real estate market.

Nearly US$3 trillion of the world's private wealth is held in owner-occupied residential properties.

A new wave of transport, retail and leisure facilities at Dubai Marina is continuing to drive buyer demand at the popular beachside location.

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.

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