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Monaco, French Riviera Luxury Residential Markets Enjoying New Price Highs

Monaco, French Riviera Luxury Residential Markets Enjoying New Price Highs

The French Riviera ranks amongst the most stable second home markets in Europe. The upper market segment in particular is characterized by a level of demand that remains consistently high. According to Hamburg, Germany-based international real estate firm Engel & Völkers, prime locations in the French Côte d'Azur are reaching new price highs. Read More »


Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong Top Luxury Real Estate Investment Safe Havens

Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong Top Luxury Real Estate Investment Safe Havens

Global economic turmoil since 2008 has led to sharply different responses from luxury developers around the world today, says Knight Frank's newly released 2012 Global Development Review Report. Knight Frank's reports shows luxury residential development in 14 key locations around the world reveals that 50%-60% of demand for newly-built property ... Read More »

India's Housing Market Remains Sluggish in 2011

Ashutosh Limaye, Head of Research & Real Estate Intelligence for Jones Lang LaSalle India tells the World Property Channel, "As India's economy shows signs of decreasing GDP growth rate, the residential real estate industry faces its own share of issues. Read More »

Global Housing Markets Stagnate in 3Q, Dip to Mid-2009 Performance Levels

Global Housing Markets Stagnate in 3Q, Dip to Mid-2009 Performance Levels

According to London-based real estate firm Knight Frank, the third quarter saw mounting pressures on the global economy with politicians seemingly helpless to get to grips with the eurozone debt crisis. This has reawakened fears of a double dip recession, not just in Europe but around the world. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

The Landings - (St. Lucia, West Indies)

While investors in Sunbelt real estate have watched their property values slip and slide over the past year, those who discovered the tiny island of St. Lucia have smiles on their faces. Read More »

Last Updated December 8, 2011 8:16 AM ET

Residential Real Estate

(PORTO CRISTO, MALLORCA) -- Spain is experiencing far from a bullish economy these days but that's not the case in Mallorca. This treasured Balearic Island has maintained its stronghold as a highly desirable investment destination. Case in point is Taylor Wimpey España's property sales rose by 15 percent ...

According to London-based Knight Frank, London's investment market has delivered strong returns for investors over the past two years. For those brave enough to enter the market in the months immediately after the Lehman collapse two and a half years ago, total annual returns have averaged 18.2%, before gearing.

According to London-based Knight Frank, price levels of London's prime residential developments are projected to reach over £10,000 (approximately USD $13,000) per square foot by 2016. The research, which sums up the sector over the past decade and looks to its immediate future, analyzing the effect of One Hyde Park, ...

Based on a new report by London-based Knight Frank, price growth in the prime central London market continued through October with a further 0.7% rise. Prices have been rising strongly since April 2009, and are now more than 5% higher than their previous peak in March 2008.

Raul Castro, Fidel's brother, has just made a significant move to open up Cuba's real estate market.

Hong Kong and Asia jetsetters are now the target buyers for the newly opened luxury Residences at W Retreat Koh Samui.

Based on a new report by London-based real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank, prime properties in the world's global cities were considered 'safe haven' investments by savvy minded investors for the past three years. Against a backdrop of sovereign debt concerns and geo-political uncertainty wealthy investors sought the stability of luxury property in key cities such as London, Moscow and Hong Kong.

(MALLORCA, SPAIN) -- Exclusive estate agent Mallorca Sotheby's International Realty has noted a widening price gap between premier sea-view homes and the countryside equivalent. With requests for Mediterranean-front property outweighing inland by a huge ratio of five to one, premium prices are commanded and paid.

According to London-based Knight Frank/Markit's October House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI), the rate of home price declines increased in October, and that prices are perceived to have fallen every month since July last year. Nearly a quarter of the 1,500 households surveyed said that the price of their home had fallen this month,

Situated in the village of Torrita di Siena near Montepulciano, Siena and Florence, Keller Williams NYC has just listed a magnificent villa in the heart of Tuscany for $53 million. Richard Tayar, Director of Italian Property Services is the exclusive agent for Tenuta di Petriolo.

According to Chesterton Humberts/CEBR House Price Poll of Polls for September 2011, the U.K. housing market is showing increased stability driven by rising mortgage approvals and improving credit availability. CEBR's Poll of Polls saw a marginal rise in house prices this month,

This past week Philippine-based Century Properties announced that it is bringing the Trump brand to the Philippines through the newly announced Trump Tower Manila, a $150 million dollar (USD) mixed used project.

Based on Knight Frank's newly released Prime Global Rental Index report, residential rents for prime property across key global cities rose by 1.7% in the second quarter of 2011 which represents the index's eighth consecutive quarterly rise. In annual terms rents increased by nearly 9%, the index's strongest performance since Q2 2008 when rents rose by 14.7%.

(MALLORCA, SPAIN) -- Spanish tourism group FRONTUR is reporting strong summer tourism numbers for Spain's both residential resort and hotel industries. Last month, FRONTUR reported 7.64 million foreign tourists visited Spain, a 9.4 percent increase over the same month in 2010. The August numbers marked an all-time monthly high for the country.

(PEARL ISLAND, PANAMA) -- Leading luxury resort investor and developer Dolphin Capital Investors is working together with Panamanian based Grupo Eleta to deliver a unique private island escape called Pearl Island.

(LEUKERBAD, SWITZERLAND) -- Swiss Development Group will be debuting its luxurious 51° Spa Residences development later this week at the Montreux Jazz Festival in conjunction with the Monaco Yacht Show. The high-end residential development is located here in the heart of the Swiss Alps, adjacent to skiing facilities at an altitude of 2,600 meters.

Things are looking up for luxury vacation home sales in certain upscale ski regions in Europe, according to a new Ski Resort property Index report from London-based Knight Frank. Knight Frank's Head of Residential Research Liam Bailey says, "I am pleased to announce the launch of Knight Frank's Ski Resort Property Index.

New sales heights are being set for Victoria, BC, thanks to the Oceanside neighborhood of Oak Bay and developers of the newly renovated Oak Bay Beach Hotel, a $52M endeavor with private residences averaging in excess of $1,300 per square foot.


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