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  • Steep rise in homes sales in Turkey

    September 26, 2016

    The rise in home sales in August is attributed to the cuts in home loan interest rates, as well as campaigns to revive the housing sector, which includes a temporarily reduced VAT on some properties.

    Author: ICREA

  • Secovi reaffirms support for new Brazil president

    September 14, 2016

    Secovi-SP says the newly confirmed president has recognized the value and importance of the real estate industry and construction in the resumption of economic growth.

    Author: ICREA

  • Gulf property investors have high risk tolerance for Turkey

    September 08, 2016

    Local brokers in Turkey believe that GCC investors are likely to have a higher appetite for risk than their European counterparts, and therefore are less bothered by the current security concerns.

    Author: ICREA

  • Two-tiered Dubai office market holding steady

    September 06, 2016

    The economic slowdown in the GCC states has taken its toll on the demand for office and commercial space in Dubai, despite high demand for free zone areas.

    Author: ICREA

  • Rent control law expanded in France

    September 01, 2016

    The expansion of the law is welcome news for many apartment seekers, but critics complain that the drop in monthly rents for new residential leases is uneven and comes with other unwelcome side effects, including potentially discouraging investors in private rental properties.

    Author: ICREA

  • New home construction surges in the US

    August 30, 2016

    July's reading is the highest since October of 2007. Employment gains and historically low interest rates are helping to create demand for housing.

    Author: ICREA

  • Brazil court confirms legality of direct payment of brokerage commission by new property buyers

    August 26, 2016

    The need for confirmation stems from a flood of lawsuits resulting from the practice of the brokerage fee being charged as a separate fee for new residential units. Had the Court not upheld the practice, developers would have had to absorb the cost and would likely have passed it on to the buyer.

    Author: ICREA

  • Canadian home sales continue downward trend but prices rising

    August 24, 2016

    Sales activity was down from the previous month in slightly more than half of all markets in July, led by Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, in British Columbia. Transactions in these two markets peaked in February of this year, and have since then dropped by 21.5% and 28.8% respectively.

    Author: ICREA

  • UK home buyers fall by a third

    August 22, 2016

    One third of UK estate agents report there have been no changes in the housing market since Brexit and a further third state that interest from foreign investors has remained the same.

    Author: ICREA

  • NZ remains welcoming to foreign buyers

    August 18, 2016

    While some markets are working to dampen foreign investments to keep home prices in check, NZ has retained a welcoming policy toward foreign home buyers, in spite of fast-rising prices.

    Author: ICREA

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