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Housing Rents in U.S. Dip for First Time in 2 Years

Housing Rents in U.S. Dip for First Time in 2 Years

According to Yardi Matrix, as part of a seasonal respite, the national average residential rent in the U.S. decreased for the first time since February 2017, dipping by -0.1% ($1) from last month to $1,471. Read More »


Orlando Home Prices Rise in September as Inventory Dips

Orlando Home Prices Rise in September as Inventory Dips

Orlando's housing market recorded year-over-year increases in both sales (7%) and median price (5%) in September 2019. The inventory of home available for purchase, however, saw a second consecutive decline after nine months of positive postings. Read More »

Residential, Commercial Properties Close to Public Transit Enjoy Increase Values

Residential, Commercial Properties Close to Public Transit Enjoy Increase Values

According to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors, neighborhoods located within a half mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors. Read More »

Single Family Rents Rise 3 Percent Annually in August

Single Family Rents Rise 3 Percent Annually in August

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, shows a national rent increase of 3% in August 2019. 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 October 16, 2019 8:30 AM ET

North America

According to Yardi Matrix, as part of a seasonal respite, the national average residential rent in the U.S. decreased for the first time since February 2017, dipping by -0.1% ($1) from last month to $1,471.

Orlando's housing market recorded year-over-year increases in both sales (7%) and median price (5%) in September 2019. The inventory of home available for purchase, however, saw a second consecutive decline after nine months of positive postings.

According to a new report by the American Public Transportation Association and the National Association of Realtors, neighborhoods located within a half mile of public transit services outperformed those in areas farther from public transit based on a number of factors.

According to CoreLogic's latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas, shows a national rent increase of 3% in August 2019.

According to new research from CBRE, even as the growth of e-commerce has lifted the entire industrial & logistics real estate sector, a sweet spot has emerged: warehouses smaller than 120,000 sq. ft.

According to new research from Redfin and LinkedIn, Charlotte, North Carolina and Buffalo, New York are among the best metro areas for software engineers to buy a home.

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 October 10, 2019 8:26 AM ET

Europe

According to global property consultant JLL, take-up for Ireland office space in Q3, 2019 totaled 394,093 sq. ft across 44 deals. This is 19% higher than last quarter, in the year-to-date; take-up is 2.2 million sq. ft.

According to international property consultant Knight Frank, demand for the acquisition of prime London property continues to be negatively influenced by political events in 2019.

"FIFA World Cup 2018 had the desired effect: the number of guests in hotels of cities that are traditionally in demand by Russian and international tourists has increased this summer. In Saint-Petersburg, for example, the occupancy broke a three-year record with market average result of 88%

According to the new Future Gazing: Logistics - The Last Mile Report by global property adviser Knight Frank, optimal locations for 'last mile' logistics space is now being driven by not just where online shoppers live and work but also the increasing complexity of delivery models.

According to Daft.ie, Ireland housing prices in the third quarter of 2019 were just 0.1% higher than a year previously, effectively marking the end of six years of rising housing prices.

UK house prices remained flat in August 2019 to leave nationwide annual growth at 0.6%. Savills now expects average house price growth to be flat in 2019, down from the prediction of 1.5% growth predicted last November 2018.

Last Updated October 3, 2019 8:15 AM ET

Asia Pacific

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting that several cities in Asia are emerging as competitive real estate markets.

According to the latest research from Knight Frank, office space in North Sydney is in high demand from an increasingly wide range of tenants due to its strategic location, relative affordability and access to transport.

Property developers are speeding up the launch of new residential projects and lower asking prices to maintain sell-through rates ahead of the implementation of the much heralded vacancy tax.

The combined office vacancy rate of Hong Kong's traditional business districts, which includes Central, Wanchai/Causeway Bay and Tsimshatsui, rose above 3% for the first time in 5 years in August 2019.

According to new research by global property consultant JLL, Singaporean real estate investors have emerged Asia Pacific's number one source of outbound capital in the first half of 2019, and their overseas deals are growing in scale and complexity.

Hong Kong's current political crisis and economic uncertainty could make almost anyone despair for the future of the property market in this Special Administrative Region of China.

Last Updated April 25, 2019 9:01 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Pacific

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.

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.


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