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39.3 Million Americans to Travel Memorial Weekend, Most in 12 Years

39.3 Million Americans to Travel Memorial Weekend, Most in 12 Years

According to the American Automobile Association, over 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Read More »


Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop to Lowest Levels of 2017 in May

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the average mortgage rates hitting their lowest mark of the year in Mid-May 2017. 30-year mortgage rate fell 7 basis points this week. Read More »

Miami, a Tale of Two Markets

Miami, a Tale of Two Markets

According to a new report by the Miami Association of Realtors, Miami single-family home sales, median prices, traditional transactions and dollar volume increased year-over-year in April 2017. Read More »

U.S. Home Sales Slide in April

U.S. Home Sales Slide in April

According to the National Association of Realtors, stubbornly low supply levels held down existing-home sales in April 2017 and also pushed the median number of days a home was on the market to a new low of 29 days. Read More »


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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 May 26, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific Real Estate News

The recent Belt & Road (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing was attended by numerous international leaders and organizations and discussed topics including currency swaps, policy, infrastructure and trade.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. during April dropped for the first time in 2017.

Changing demographics brought forth by immigration and growing interest from foreigners are positioned to bolster home sales activity and prices.

According to JLL, office completions in Moscow in Q1 2017 dropped to 21,143 square meters, 63% down Year-over-year. The delivery of 63,000 square meters of future office space was postponed.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, in a further sign that the U.S. housing market continues to strengthen, home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose two points in May.

Renters are starting to look for cheaper housing options outside downtown cores, prompting rent payments to rise faster in the suburbs than in urban areas.

The multi-year stretch of robust job gains along with improving household confidence are expected to guide existing-home sales to a decade high in 2017.

Despite breathless media headlines about various big-box retailers closing stores, others in that category are opening hundreds of stores.

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate remained around four percent for the fifth consecutive week in mid-May 2017.

The market in the Russian capital is still riding strong, gaining volume of rooms sold in most segments and rates in some. Overall, the weighted market average occupancy of the quality hotels in the Russian capital had risen 2.6 ppt.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts fell 2.6 percent in April.

The financial and technology sectors are two of the main drivers fueling one of the strongest economies in the country. This has made the Texas commercial real estate market an attractive target for investors and appealing destination for young professionals.

Mortgage applications for new home purchases in the U.S. decreased 4.3 percent compared to April 2016. Compared to March 2017, applications decreased by 20 percent relative to the previous month.

His corporate trust is selling Trump's luxury waterfront villa on Plum Bay on the island of French St. Martin.

According to the National Association of Realtors, the strongest quarterly sales pace of U.S. homes in exactly a decade put significant downward pressure on inventory levels and caused price growth to further accelerate during the first three months of 2017.

According to Zillow, first-time homebuyers in the U.S. will have better luck in the Southeast if they are looking for a more affordable home.

This week the South Korean National Election Commission announced that Democratic Party candidate Moon Jae-in had been elected as the new President.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of May 2017 is reporting the 30-year mortgage rate is still hovering around 4 percent for the fourth consecutive week.

U.S. property foreclosure filings -- default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions -- were reported on 77,049 U.S. properties in April 2017

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 5, 2017, mortgage applications increased 2.4 percent from one week earlier.

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