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Buying, Selling a Home Causes Arguments with 70 Percent of All U.S. Couples

Buying, Selling a Home Causes Arguments with 70 Percent of All U.S. Couples

Based on a new Harris Poll commissioned by Zillow finds buying or selling a home are often fraught with conflict between couples. Read More »


India Logistics Leasing Activity Reaches Record High in 2019

India Logistics Leasing Activity Reaches Record High in 2019

Global commercial real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week that logistics leasing activity in India reached an historic high of 33 million square feet, increasing by more than 30 percent on an annual basis. Read More »

Top 5 Great 'Old' Hotels of America Revealed

Top 5 Great 'Old' Hotels of America Revealed

Beautiful old American hotels speak to us. They speak with the echoes of earlier guests in earlier times, and, often, those earlier times saw great historical events. They speak with an Old-Time elegance and dedication to customer service sometimes not found in more-contemporary hotels. Read More »

Reversing Course: U.S. Commercial Investment Capital Outflows Now Exceed Inflows

Reversing Course: U.S. Commercial Investment Capital Outflows Now Exceed Inflows

With the longest global economic expansion on record, international commercial property investors now face an increasingly complex calculus. Read More »


Global 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 »


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Last Updated February 17, 2020 9:00 AM ET

North America

Based on a new Harris Poll commissioned by Zillow finds buying or selling a home are often fraught with conflict between couples.

Beautiful old American hotels speak to us. They speak with the echoes of earlier guests in earlier times, and, often, those earlier times saw great historical events. They speak with an Old-Time elegance and dedication to customer service sometimes not found in more-contemporary hotels.

With the longest global economic expansion on record, international commercial property investors now face an increasingly complex calculus.

Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey is reporting this week that the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the U.S. was the lowest in three years. As rates fell for the third consecutive week, markets staged a rebound with increases in manufacturing and service sector activity.

According to Transwestern's latest national report, U.S. industrial market experienced occupancy gains of more than 3 billion square feet.

According to Transwestern's latest office research report, Where WE Go From Here, a number of U.S. office markets could feel the impact of WeWork's 2019 setback as landlords wrestle with how to fill space in a cooling economic environment.

Last Updated June 13, 2019 9:03 AM ET

Latin America

Slovenia is home to the world's fastest rising house prices with average values accelerating 18.2% year-on-year. Falling unemployment, low interest rates and until recently, limited supply, are behind the strong price growth.

Panama, the winner of the 2019 Global Retirement Index, has been a constant in the Index, but this year marks the 10th time it's reached the #1 spot--climbing from third place to scoop the top prize.

According to a new Global Retirement Index by International Living Magazine, Costa Rica won the top spot for U.S. expats to retire in 2018.

Panama-based Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa announced this week the resort's newest amenity, La Rosa Beach Club. The new addition features event and meeting spaces, a bar, a restaurant, a stunning waterfall and an infinity-edge pool.

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

The recent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that stunned Mexico City (and surrounding states of Mexico, Morelos and Puebla) is now having a strong impact on Mexico's commercial real estate market.

Last Updated February 3, 2020 8:03 AM ET

Europe

Four years after the UK voted to leave the European Union, creating much uncertainty since then for London's property market, Brexit has finally happened.

Based on new data by HVS London, AlixPartners and STR, London hotels saw RevPAR growth of 0.9% in Q4 2019, to £135.25 compared with the previous year.

Knight Frank is reporting the number of new prospective home buyers registering with them in London rose

The headline rate of the UK's house price growth continued to slow through 2019, leaving annual house price growth for the UK 0.7% at the end of October 2019, down from 3% at the same point last year.

Prime regional country house prices in the United Kingdom were unchanged in the final three months of 2019, taking the annual change in values to -0.8%. Prices have been flat or declining for the past three years.

Home prices in Ireland fell by 1.2% during 2019, the first calendar year recording a fall in prices since 2012. The average price nationwide in the final quarter of the year was €250,766, 2.4% lower than in the third quarter and 1.2% lower than a year ago.

Last Updated February 17, 2020 8:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Global commercial real estate consultant CBRE is reporting this week that logistics leasing activity in India reached an historic high of 33 million square feet, increasing by more than 30 percent on an annual basis.

A muted domestic economy, ongoing trade wars and other geopolitical tensions were all contributors to declining home sales in Singapore in 2019.

According to JLL in its Macau Year-end Property Review 2019, impacted by the cautious investment sentiment caused by the global economic uncertainty, all property sectors in Macau experienced a significant fall in transaction volume last year.

As Hong Kong's office market continues to reel from the impacts of the local social movement and economic uncertainties, leasing across all business districts in Hong Kong have been subdued.

The longest bull market in Hong Kong's property market history has come to an end in the second half of 2019 due to the local social unrest with Mainland China, and related economic uncertainties surrounding it.

126 buildings of 200 meters' height or greater were completed in 2019, including 26 "supertall" buildings of at least 300 meters' height, a new world record.

Last Updated October 22, 2019 9:02 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

Chinese property investment in the UAE has slowed in the third quarter of 2019. The growth rate tapered off in the third quarter and was down 15% compared to Q3 2018, but enquiry levels remain healthy.

According to the Property Monitor's latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual house price in Dubai decreased by 12% in March 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

According to the latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual home price in Dubai decreased by 10.6% in February 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative April 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

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.

According to STR, hotels across the Middle East reported mixed Q1 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.


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