After years of negotiations and threats, the Canadian Real Estate Association has dramatically reworked its policies to settle anti-competition charges.Under the new bylaws, sellers will be able to pay a broker a flat fee to list their homes on the...
While many hotel-condo developments around the Caribbean and Central America flounder, a developer in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is finding success with the much-debated model.
(ORLANDO, FL) -- Time is of the essence...a popular expression today for sure, yet one rarely heard in discussions about vacation planning. Yet it now appears to be a mantra embraced by the growing percentage of American leisure travelers who take "last minute" trips.
(BANGKOK, THAILAND) -- The heart of Bangkok will soon beat a little bit faster with the early 2011 opening of the stylish new Aloft Bangkok - Sukhumvit 11, the latest brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts (NYSE:HOT).
(DOHA, QATAR) -- When I arrived here late yesterday, the Doha Tribeca Film Festival (DTFF) was in its third day with two more days to go before the closing gala on Saturday evening. The five day DTFF opened on October 26 almost immediately after the 10 day Abu Dhabi Film Festival closed on October 23 which makes it easy to compare the two events.
(BOQUETE, PANAMA) -- Cielo Paraiso will open the first 18-hole championship level golf course in Boquete, Panama next January. The course marks the completion of the first phase of Gladstone Development's new residential resort development, Cielo Paraiso, which also includes 14 completed homes and 30 home sites for purchase.
In one of the biggest commercial real estate sales this year, Denver, CO-based ProLogis, the world's largest warehouse owner, has contracted to sell about 180 industrial properties to New York City-based Blackstone Group LP for $1.02 billion.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT), one of the world's most aggressive lodging companies, suffered a poor third quarter on its profits and loss sheet, the company reported.
According to Freddie Mac's (OTC: FMCC) latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage rate rose slightly for the second consecutive time in six weeks. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage rate also rose slightly ...
According to e-forecasting.com, in conjunction with Smith Travel Research (STR), announced this week that the HIP dropped in September. After an increase of 1.6 percent in August, HIP went down 2.2 percent in September.
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest's 10,000-square-foot Mediterranean was built in 1974 and sits on nearly an acre of hilltop with canyon and city views.
Dottie Herman Q1 - My husband and I just inherited some money from a relative who passed away. We wanted to take the money and pay off our mortgage. Is there a penalty for that? Do we have to first...
According to Freddie Mac's (OTC: FMCC) latest third quarter cash-out refinance analysis, 33 percent of homeowners who refinanced their first-lien home mortgage lowered their principal balance by paying-in additional money at the closing table.
According to the latest National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI), the U.S. remodeling industry remained essentially unchanged at 40.8 in the third quarter 2010, as compared to 40.7 in the second quarter.
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL) -- Hall of Famer golfer Greg Norman and recently retired LPGA star Lorena Ochoa announced Oct. 20 a partnership to jointly design championship and resort golf courses worldwide. To start this historic partnership,
(VIRGIN GORDA, BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS) -- The luxury resort-style community of Oil Nut Bay is reporting a round of development progress on its private peninsula here in the British Virgin Islands. According to an Oil Nut Bay spokesperson,
Singapore-based Shari'ah Compliant Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, or Sabana REIT, is thinking big. The company announced it plans to raise about 600 million Singapore dollars (US $459 million)
There is good and not-so-good news on the nation's home foreclosure front today. Irvine, CA-based RealtyTrac released today its Q-3 2010 Metropolitan Foreclosure Market Report today. The report shows that cities in California, Florida, Nevada and Arizona ...
Today's announcement that newly built, single-family home sales rising 6.6 percent in September 2010 bodes well for U.S. homebuilders.
Panama president Ricardo Martinelli this week officially launched a project to build two artificial islands for a luxury home development off the coast of Panama City.