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Top 5 Asian Property Markets for Chinese LGBT Home Buyers Revealed

Top 5 Asian Property Markets for Chinese LGBT Home Buyers Revealed

Based on a new study by China property portal Juwai.com, international Chinese property buyers are split by lifestyle when buying homes abroad. As Chinese international property buyers become more numerous and sophisticated, they are changing the way they evaluate and purchase overseas real estate. Read More »


Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise in U.S., Third Straight Week

Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise in U.S., Third Straight Week

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month. Read More »

759,000 Homes in the Carolinas and Virginia at Risk from Hurricane Florence

759,000 Homes in the Carolinas and Virginia at Risk from Hurricane Florence

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Home Mortgage Originations in U.S. Down to a 4-Year Low in Q2

Home Mortgage Originations in U.S. Down to a 4-Year Low in Q2

More than 1.5 million (1,527,433) loans secured by residential property were originated in Q2 2018, down 16 percent from the previous quarter. Read More »


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Last Updated September 19, 2018 8:00 AM ET

North America

U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases decreased 4.6 percent compared to August 2017. Compared to July 2018, applications decreased by two percent. This change does not include any adjustment for typical seasonal patterns.

The California Association of Realtors reported this week that California's housing market dropped below the 400,000-level sales benchmark for the first time in more than two years as high home prices and eroding affordability combined to cut into housing demand.

According to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, year-over-year median price for Orlando homes sold during the month of August 2018 continued on its years-long upward trajectory.

Home values have more than recovered in most of the U.S.'s largest markets. The markets with the highest gains above the mid-2000s bubble are primarily in the West and Southwest.

According to Freddie Mac latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the first week of September 2018, U.S. mortgage rates jumped over the past week to a level not seen in over a month.

Hurricane-driven storm surge can cause significant property damage when high winds and low pressure cause water to amass inside the storm.

Last Updated January 11, 2018 8:35 AM ET

Latin America

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2018 Global Retirement Index, Costa Rica takes the top spot for the first time in the index's history.

According to InternationalLiving.com's recently released 2017 Global Retirement Index, the top retirement destination in the world this year now goes to Mexico.

According to InternationalLiving.com's 2017 Global Retirement Index, Mexico gets top marks as the best place to retire based on cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and more.

According to InternationalLiving.com, there has been a 160% surge in online searches for terms like "move overseas" and "expats overseas" post Trump election victory this week.

U.S. home builders just completed four days of talks with Chilean government, trade and industry officials that are geared toward increasing exports of softwood lumber and other wood products to America.

Economic growth has significantly moderated in Latin America's leading economies of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

Last Updated August 7, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Europe

A new research by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket reveals that the UK is the most expensive location to raise a family in Europe.

According to Irish property portal Daft.ie, home buyers in Ireland are paying up to 32% more for a property with a sea-view. The research, conducted by economist Ronan Lyons, analyzed over half a million property listings.

The value of homes at number 13 are typically €4,700 ($5,500.00 USD) cheaper than the average Irish property of €254,000 ($296,000) avg. house price nationwide based on Q2 2018 Daft.ie House Price Report.

According to Irish property portal Daft.ie, home prices nationally rose by 2.7% during the second quarter of 2018. The average price nationwide during the second quarter was €254,000, 5.6% higher than a year ago.

According to the 2018 Daft.ie Wealth Report, the number of homeowners in Ireland whose property is worth €1m or more - making them "property millionaires" - has surpassed 4,500.

According to new research from Daft.ie, residential rents for properties close to Ireland's light-rail DART train stations and Luas stops rose by 3% to an average of €1,770 per month in the first three months of 2018.

Last Updated September 19, 2018 8:30 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Based on a new study by China property portal Juwai.com, international Chinese property buyers are split by lifestyle when buying homes abroad. As Chinese international property buyers become more numerous and sophisticated, they are changing the way they evaluate and purchase overseas real estate.

To minimize the impact of the new vacancy tax, developers are likely to switch more unsold luxury flats from the sales to leasing market.

According to JLL's mid-year 2018 Hong Kong property forecast, the upward march of housing prices will slow in the second half after the Government introduced a new vacancy tax and restrictions on the Pre-sale Consent Scheme.

Increased vigilance on the part of policymakers keen to use macro prudential measures to curb price inflation along with escalating affordability constraints are keeping a lid on urban property price growth, worldwide.

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this month the extended stamp duty rebate window has failed to help home upgraders in Hong Kong.

According to a new report by JLL titled "Bridging the Housing Gap", millennials in Asia are now sharing more than work spaces and transport. They have turned to living together in a new form of shared housing where residents have common interests and lifestyles.

Last Updated May 7, 2018 9:12 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

The Abu Dhabi property market heavily favored renters and buyers in Q1 of 2018, with market data showing price decreases in all areas. both apartments and villas across the sales and rental sectors became increasingly affordable in Q1.

Residential rents across Dubai registered no change during the first quarter of 2018, helping improve the annual rate of change to -3.1%, from -7.7% at the end of last year.

According to property portal Bayut, Al Reem Island is the most in-demand area among Abu Dhabi tenants this year with studios, 1-beds and 2-beds commanding AED 60k, 82k and 120k, respectively, (14% decline from 2016).

Oman's GDP growth is expected to rise to 5.2% next year, aided by the introduction of natural gas production at the Khazzan gas field and the opening of the new airport in Muscat.

According to the latest property report from Cluttons, as the UAE government pioneers fiscal adjustment in the region in response to declining oil prices, milestones such as Expo 2020 and the introduction of VAT will play a key role in boosting the country's property market.

According to the National Association of Realtors, existing-home sales rebounded in May following a notable decline in April, and low inventory levels helped propel the median sales price to a new high.

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