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China's New Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

China's New Ping An Finance Center Now Fourth Tallest Building in the World

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is pleased to announce that Ping An Finance Center is officially complete according to CTBUH criteria. Read More »


Best U.S. Markets for Buying Single Family Rental Homes in 2017 Revealed

Best U.S. Markets for Buying Single Family Rental Homes in 2017 Revealed

ATTOM Data Solutions has just released its Q1 2017 Single Family Rental Market Report, which ranks the best U.S. markets for buying single-family rental properties in 2017. Read More »

Cash Sales Make Up Least Percentage of Total Home Sales Since 2007

Cash Sales Make Up Least Percentage of Total Home Sales Since 2007

According to CoreLogic, cash sales accounted for 33.1 percent of total U.S. home sales in December 2016, down 1.3 percentage points year over year from December 2015. Read More »

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop, Signaling Continued Market Uncertainty

Mortgage Rates in U.S. Drop, Signaling Continued Market Uncertainty

According to Freddie Mac's latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), the average mortgage rate in the U.S. dropped in late March after two consecutive weeks of increases. Read More »


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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 »


Last Updated March 28, 2017 9:00 AM ET

Asia Pacific Real Estate News

As the winter snows melt and springtime comes to the vast expanses of the American West, the land comes alive. And one of the best ways to experience the awakening West is on a ranch.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau, sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1 percent in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.

According to CBRE's new released Global Investor Intentions Survey for 2017, stronger economic growth, the availability of debt capital, and a more positive outlook from investors is expected to drive global capital flows in 2017.

According to the National Association of Realtors, after starting the year at the fastest pace in almost a decade, existing-home sales slid in February 2017, but remained above year ago levels both nationally and in all major regions.

Hong Kong is the world's highest-priced office market while European office markets showed the most consistent growth in prime office rent, mostly due to a lack of supply. Belfast (up 25 percent year-over-year) led the way among the 121 cities surveyed.

Independent mortgage banks and mortgage subsidiaries of chartered banks reported a net gain of $575 on each loan they originated in the fourth quarter of 2016.

According to global real estate consultant Knight Frank, fears that London is set to lose swathes of bank jobs now look overblown, but finance has been shrinking in importance for the capital's economy and property market for some time.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending March 10, 2017, mortgage applications increased 3.1 percent from one week earlier.

There is a change in ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) property investment patterns, driven by political uncertainty, cooling measures and barriers affect traditional markets.

Nationwide U.S. housing starts rose 3 percent in February from an upwardly revised January reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.288 million units.

According to a new report issued this week by Zillow and LinkedIn, there's a good reason thousands of technology workers are flocking to Seattle: the math works out.

According to ATTOM Data Solutions February 2017 Foreclosure Activity Report, U.S. foreclosure activity has significantly slowed in the last 17 months. Overall foreclosure activity in February dropped to a new 11-year low, the lowest since November 2005.

On the heels of yesterday's decision by the Federal Reserve to raise short-term interest rates by 25-basis points, yet while expected, many in the real estate industry around the world still took notice.

Asia Pacific real estate investors will be motivated by fundamental investment objectives, including favorable yield spreads and adopting higher risk/return strategies.

The NAHB is reporting this week that U.S. home builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped six points to a level of 71 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

According to the latest annual Knight Frank Wealth Report, London has beaten New York as the most important global city for ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in 2017.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's latest Builder Application Survey, U.S. mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 2.2 percent compared to February 2016.

According to Knight Frank's latest U.K. Regional Office Market Report, regional office investment was buoyed by overseas buyers in 2016, with international money accounting for 45% of all investment into offices across the ten U.K. cities tracked.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's most recent Commercial/Multifamily Delinquency Report, delinquency rates for commercial and multifamily mortgage loans remained low in the fourth quarter of 2016.

According to CoreLogic, U.S. homeowners with mortgages (roughly 63 percent of all U.S. homeowners) saw their equity increase by a total of $783 billion in 2016, an increase of 11.7 percent.

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