On top of that, the era of easy money looks to be coming to an end with the first US interest rate rise in 9 years last December. Central banks around the world are expected to follow suit
Residential rents across Australian capital cities were virtually unchanged in October, down by 0.1% over the previous month, according to the latest index data.
Rents were lower in four of the eight capital cities covered by the CoreLogic RP Data rental review report and the annual rate of change increased slightly from 0.5% in September to 0.6% in October.
Buyers in the prime central London property market are still cautious with the £5 million plus sector seeing particularly low activity levels, according to new research.
There is an increasingly polarised market in this sector where growth is still being seen at the lower end and high end sales are limited in volume, according to the latest statistics covering the third quarter of 2015 from Strutt & Parker.
Residential rental market conditions outside of capital cities in Australia remained weak over the September 2015 quarter with prices falling or remaining flat.
Weekly rents fell the most in regional Western Australia with a decrease of 2.6, they were down 2.1% in the Northern Territory and down 1.7% in Victoria. The remaining capital cities all recorded flat condition over the three months ending September 2015.
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Residential sales in Hong Kong fell almost 30% in one month as weak demand hit the property market but prices are still going up, the latest data shows.
Figures from the Land Registry shows a 27.8% drop in transactions in August from the previous month and according to international real estate firm Knight Frank this was due to weakened demand caused by the slump in both the Mainland and local stock markets.
Apartment prices in Dubai have fallen 11 percent in the past 12 months and will decline further because of tighter regulations, rising inflation and a strong United Arab Emirates currency, industry consultants JLL said on Tuesday.
Homes sales in Spain are showing strong growth, up by 13.9% in the second quarter of this year following a rise of 4.4% in the first quarter, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Public Works.
It is the six quarter in a row when sales have increased year on year, suggesting that the recovery in the Spanish real estate market is being sustained. It is also the second best quarter since 2010.
Pending home sales in the United States retreated in August but remained at a healthy level of activity and have now risen year on year for 12 consecutive months, the latest real estate data shows.
A modest increase in the West was offset by declines in all other regions but demand continues to outpace supply, according to the index report from the National Association of Realtors.
The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward looking indicator based on contract signings, decreased 1.4% to 109.4 in August from 110.9 in July but is still 6.1% above August 2014 when it was 103.1.
The downward pressure on China's home prices will gradually ease through the rest of the year as house sales rise and developers manage to lower inventory levels, ratings agency Moody's predicted in its latest industry report.
In its monthly China property newsletter, Moody's said residential home prices continued to recover in July in China's 70 biggest cities. The pace of price declines on a month-on-month basis moderated, with 29 of the 70 cities reporting falls in July, down from 34 in June.
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