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  • Cuba draws UK investors

    May 05, 2015

    Agreements have been signed bringing together 32 British companies to invest $400m (£260m) in Cuba initiatives, reportedly including agriculture, energy and tourist infrastructure.

    Author: ICREA

  • Investment returns from Irish commercial property cooled in Q1 2015

    May 01, 2015

    Returns were more balanced across Irish property types, segments and sectors in 1Q 2015, compared to previous periods in 2014, as sustained value growth was recorded across the vast majority of the market.

    Author: ICREA

  • Investors eye healthcare properties

    April 29, 2015

    Legal and cultural considerations are very prominent in this sector. There is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to healthcare properties.

    Author: ICREA

  • Over supply and over pricing result in falling prices in Geneva region

    April 27, 2015

    Nationally, home prices are rising, but at a slower pace than in previous years. Low interest rates are keeping demand of for housing high, but buyers are looking at less expensive markets.

    Author: ICREA

  • 1Q ends on an up note in the Canadian housing market

    April 23, 2015

    March sales were up from the previous month in nearly two-thirds of all local markets, led by Greater Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Calgary and Edmonton. Also up is the number of newly listed home and sale prices.

    Author: ICREA

  • Finnish real estate industry may have bottomed out

    April 21, 2015

    Statistics Finland’s preliminary data shows home prices rose by 0.1% nationwide from January to February 2015, led by the Greater Helsinki market where prices went up by 0.4%. Other areas of the country saw a decrease in prices of 0.2%.

    Author: ICREA

  • Prices up in the Dutch housing market with stabilizing transaction volumes

    April 17, 2015

    In 1Q 2015, prices increased by 0.1% compared to 4Q 2014. The average sale price is €211,000, which is 14% less than at the start of the crisis, but 5% higher than the lowest point reached.

    Author: ICREA

  • Change in tax duty good news for South African middle income buyers

    April 15, 2015

    The thresholds for rates were adjusted up for each of the price tiers. The highest tier (properties prices above R2,250,001 increased from 8% to 11%, hitting luxury home buyers the hardest.

    Author: ICREA

  • NYC luxury condo market is softening

    April 13, 2015

    New development and luxury sub-market condos, which have led market growth for the past two years, may have reached a saturation point.

    Author: ICREA

  • Winners and losers with new Scottish tax

    April 09, 2015

    While the sliding scale of percentage of tax owed did not change, the thresholds for scale payments are now lower, resulting in higher taxes for more expensive properties.

    Author: ICREA

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