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U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Lower in Mid-July

U.S. Mortgage Rates Move Lower in Mid-July

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate dropped in mid-July, after two straight weeks of increases. Read More »


Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Dips in Q2

Home Remodeling Index in U.S. Dips in Q2

The National Association of Home Builders is reporting that the NAHB's Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 55 in the second quarter of 2017, down three points from the first quarter of 2017. Read More »

War On Acquiring Tech Talent Driving Up Startups Office Rents

War On Acquiring Tech Talent Driving Up Startups Office Rents

Strong demand for key tech skills coupled with a tight labor supply, is driving companies to locate in markets with the largest concentrations of high-quality talent like Northern California and Manhattan. Read More »

Most Exciting Commercial Development in Dubai in 10 Years Announced

Most Exciting Commercial Development in Dubai in 10 Years Announced

The recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become Dubai's most defining commercial development in over 10 years. Read More »


Luxury Property Spotlight

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »


Last Updated July 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific Real Estate News

Substantial increase in sales dollar volume from Canadian buyers, foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate skyrocketed to a new record-high

According to the National Association of Home Builders, U.S. builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes slipped two points in July 2017 to a level of 64 from a downwardly revised June reading on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

Macau's gaming revenue recorded y-o-y growth for the 11th month in a row, driving A residential property market rebounded amid the robust primary sales, leading to strong price growth in some of the residential projects.

Local Realtors continue to gain confidence in the Southern Nevada housing market, with more than nine out of 10 expecting local home prices to keep going up in the next year.

According to JLL's latest white paper - Up, Up and Away: The Rise and Rise of Hong Kong's Residential Market, JLL expects Hong Kong's housing prices to grow 15% in the coming 30 months given strong demand from owner-occupiers

Historical MCAI values were revised this month due to the availability of additional data on certain types of conventional loan programs.

Only two household names dominate the daily international news scene today: President Donald J. Trump and Amazon. Amazon is owned by Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in North America.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average U.S. mortgage rate rose across the board for the second consecutive week in Mid-July. 30-year mortgage rate has cleared the psychologically important 4 percent mark for the first time since May.

According to global real estate advisor Knight Frank, office skyscrapers in Hong Kong are the most expensive commercial real estate assets in the world in 2017.

Availability of building materials, especially framing lumber is rising on the list of home builder concerns. The results revealed that 21 percent of single-family builder respondents reported a shortage of framing lumber.

According to CBRE, vacant office space in the U.S. remained unchanged during the second quarter of 2017 at 13 percent. The steady performance was attributable to a balance of supply and demand.

A recent survey global real estate consultant JLL found that 62% of international and local retailers have plans to open new stores in Hong Kong in 2018. It shows retailers are calling the bottom of the retail market and predicting an improvement .

According to new consumer spending analysis from the National Association of Home Builders, newly minted homeowners are helping drive a healthy U.S. economy. In their first year of ownership.

Dubai's vision to diversify its economy further and establish itself as a thriving global business hub has accelerated business activity in a number of innovative industries, in turn spurring a new stream of demand for industrial space.

Asia hotel investors during the first half of 2017 remained focused on gateway cities such as Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne, as they offer positive tourism and trading fundamentals.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, showing the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage making its biggest jump since March 2017. Global interest rates turned up sharply over the last week. The 10-year Treasury yield was no exception.

According to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University, after placing second last year, the Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66 percent of its space qualified as green certified.

According to CBRE, the average asking rent in the Downtown Manhattan office market reached an all-time high of $62 per sq. ft., following the addition of 1.7 million square feet of space at 3 WTC.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 30, 2017, U.S. mortgage applications increased 1.4 percent from one week earlier.

Over €770 million of Irish property was traded in the first 6 months of 2017. Although this is down from H1 2016, last year was an exceptional year.

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