More than a quarter of homes across the United States lost value over the past year, despite the ongoing housing market recovery, according to the latest real estate market report.
Some markets have already surpassed home values reached at the height of the housing bubble, while other markets are struggling to leave the recession behind, the analysis from real estate firm Zillow shows.
Solid demand and falling supply is helping the recovery of the residential property market in Portugal as price rises are seen across all regions.
However, new sales instructions have fallen at a time when demand is growing and there has been a modest upturn in rental values, according to the August 2015 RICS/Ci Portuguese Housing Market Survey.
The sparkling seas and warm beaches of Phuket are a magnet for sun-seeking holiday-makers and, increasingly, for foreigners seeking a comfortable and cost-efficient retirement. More than 100,000 foreigners have settled on the island - though some now bitterly regret it.
British expat Ian Rance and Irishman Colin Vard are now living almost penniless with their children on the outskirts of Bangkok as they struggle against overwhelming odds to recover properties they bought on Phuket. Both men lost all their investments through frauds that neither of them imagined were possible.
A gauge of United States business investment plans fell slightly in August, while the number of Americans filing new applications for jobless benefits barely rose last week. Both reports were taken as signs that global headwinds were doing little to impede American economic growth.
Active commercial real estate investors see Spain as the top investment target in Europe for next year as values are still below peak, new research suggests.
This is a sign of the Spanish commercial market’s recovery, with Germany following close and Germany is next on the list, according to a poll of investors carried out by international real estate firm Knight Frank.
Hotel occupancy in India surpassed 60% for the first time in four years in 2014-15, according to a report by consulting and services organisation HVS, owing to growth in tourist arrivals, improvement in sentiment regarding the economy and supply lag.
The occupancy rate grew to 60.3% during the financial year, up from 58.4% in 2013-14, as per HVS' 'Hotels in India Trends and Opportunities: 2014-15' report.
Ahmed and Mohamed are both married with children but still live with their mother, unable to afford one of the hundreds of thousands of homes sitting empty in Egypt's capital.
A construction boom has seen new housing developments mushroom around Cairo but they are out of reach for many, including the two brothers in their 30s.
Home prices in Australia posted their biggest quarterly gain in over five years in April to June, led again by Sydney which logged its biggest rise on record.
But data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on Tuesday also highlighted the patchy nature of the country's housing market, with cities in resource-rich states such as Western Australia suffering declines as the mining boom fades.
Though comparatively cheap next to London’s astronomical living costs, Berlin’s rental prices are rising rapidly. What does this mean for the native Berliners and ex-Londoners who rely on its reasonable housing market?
Sales prices of luxury houses are escalating more than those of average homes. While price growth in the Netherlands is currently “2.5 to 3 percent on a yearly basis, for luxury houses it is 5 percent,” Mr. De Vries said. The most expensive markets are Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam. In Amsterdam’s northern suburbs, luxury home prices are rising 7 percent to 8 percent annually.
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