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Opening Cuba Means a Boom for New Resort Properties

Opening Cuba Means a Boom for New Resort Properties

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. Read More »


Mortgage Rates in U.S. at 2014 Record Low

Mortgage Rates in U.S. at 2014 Record Low

The average fixed mortgage rate fell to new lows for this year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013. Read More »

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 »


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Golf Club In South of England for Sale

Golf Club In South of England for Sale

An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a comprehensive and quality championship Golf Course with a 25 en-suite bedroomed luxury hotel and Spa Read More »


Regional Real Estate News

Last Updated December 19, 2014 3:10 PM ET

North America

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.

The average fixed mortgage rate fell to new lows for this year as 10-year Treasury yields closed at their lowest level since May 2013.

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

Last Updated December 19, 2014 3:10 PM ET

Latin America

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.

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

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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