Many people, even local Bruneians, think that investing in Brunei real estate is a waste of time. "The prices never rise!!" is often the main perception these "investors" conceive. Well, that is only one side of the coin. A lot of potential local investors fail to appreciate the high return on investment (ROI) Brunei real estate have been maintaining.
A decade-long economic boom in Spain, largely supported by vigorous growth in real estate, crashed in 2008 after a global financial crisis exposed a massive property bubble and deep imbalances in the country's banking system.
Toronto condo developers head directly to China to court buyers
Changes in New Zealand mean that every rental property must reach specified insulation standards by July 2019 and have smoke alarms fitted.
Housing minister Nick Smith has announced new rental regulations which all landlords must meet. Only properties where it is physically impractical to fit insulation will be exempt.
The smoke alarms will become obligatory in July of next year but tenants will be responsible for replacing batteries and informing landlords of any defects that prevent the alarms from working.
One night, 18-year-old Ritesh Agarwal was locked out of his apartment in Delhi. It was an unfortunate minor incident that was to change his life.
Forced to check into a hotel he found himself in a situation he had already experienced several times while travelling in India.
Property values in Australian capital cities increased 0.3% in August with Sydney seeing the highest growth at 1.1% compared with the previous month.
The latest home value index from CoreLogic RP Data also shows that there were considerable variations in the performance of the housing market from city to city.
Farmland in Europe: Prices and players from east to west
Residential property prices in Ireland increased by 0.9% across the country in July compared to the previous month but values in Dublin price growth is slowing, the latest official figures show.
On an annual basis prices are 9.4% higher nationwide but in Dublin they are 9% higher than a year ago. It is the first time since the middle of 2013 that prices in the capital city have risen by less than 10% year on year.
South Africa has the highest number of dollar millionaires in Africa, according to a new report.
According to a report by AfrAsia Bank and New World Wealth, Johannesburg alone, known as the "city of gold", is home to 23,400 millionaires. South Africa has 30% of the total.
Egypt's Cairo comes second with 10,200, with Nigeria's Lagos third with 9,100.
Once a stain on the US housing market, Real Estate Owned property and short sales are now regarded as a critical market indicator and the number increased by 0.7% in August, the latest data shows.
While this type of property is a reminder of the legacy of the housing downturn, real estate investors, seeking discount prices, have transformed what was once undesirable into a more popular way of investing in the market.
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