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Global prime city property prices experience a mixed quarterly performance

Friday, 15 May 2015
Prime property prices in key cities around the world continue to outperform the mainstream residential market but it is a mixed picture depending on location, the latest index shows.

More top end luxury properties sold worldwide in 2014 than ever before

Thursday, 07 May 2015
More luxury properties than ever before were both sold and listed for sale at US$100 million or higher in 2014, according to new research.

British expats increasingly looking to invest in property back home

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
More British expats are looking to buy property in the UK, with London the most popular location for real estate investment from this group of buyers, it is claimed.

New York prime office rents soar according to latest skyscraper index

Wednesday, 22 April 2015
Skyscraper prime office rents in New York have dramatically increased by 20% to outperform the leading Asian skyscraper cities, new data shows.

Global residential rents see weakest annual rise since 2009

Thursday, 09 April 2015
Prime global residential property rents rose by 0.6% in 2014, their weakest annual rise since 2009, according to the latest index from international real estate firm Knight Frank.

Global house prices see first quarterly fall for over two years

Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Global house prices increased by 1.8% in 2014 but slipped by 0.6% in the final quarter of the year, affected by slowing economic growth and political unease, according to the latest index.

Middle East property investment still strong despite drop in oil prices

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Middle Eastern investors’ have sustained their appetite for global property assets, particularly in London, despite lower oil prices, according to a new report.

Hong Kong office space more than twice as expensive as other global cities

Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city, according to leading independent property consultancy Knight Frank.

Home ownership falling in many countries, says global real estate report

Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Home ownership levels are continuing to drop in many countries despite stable or positive outlooks for most mortgage markets, according to a new global report.

Average price of prime ski home in top resorts up by almost 6%

Tuesday, 03 February 2015
The average price of a luxury ski home located across 20 of the world’s top resorts increased by 5.9% in the year to June 2014, following growth of 4.6% a year earlier.

Report highlights potential property hotspots in emerging markets

Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Most people buying an overseas property look to the safest markets such as France, the UK and the United States, but a new report highlights potential real estate hotspots in emerging markets.

Cost of building has increased significantly in London, new global study shows

Thursday, 15 January 2015
The average cost of construction in central London is now higher than Switzerland, the most expensive country in the world to build, according to a new international costs report.

RICS continues its worldwide push with global board apointment

Wednesday, 14 January 2015
The Global Valuation Professional Group Board (GVB), which is part of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has appointed its first chair based outside of the UK.

Commercial real estate global sales reach new record high

Monday, 12 January 2015
Direct commercial real estate sales volumes globally reached US$218 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 28% on the previous quarter and 4% higher than quarter four of 2013.

Vineyard property values rising steadily due to global demand, new index data shows

Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Wealthy property investors are increasingly adding vineyards to their global portfolios and have seen values steadily rise in 2014.

Luxury markets face challenges in 2015 with New York and Sydney tipped for growth

Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Luxury residential markets face a diverse range of challenges and opportunities in 2015 with New York and Sydney predicted to lead the price growth but other key cities seeing values fall.

Property price growth in Dubai and Asia slowing, latest global index shows

Tuesday, 09 December 2014
Property price growth in Dubai and much of Asia is slowing amid signs that the global real estate market has lost its main engines of growth resulting in a rise of just 0.1% in the third quarter of 2014.

Surge in Chinese real estate investment in key global cities

Wednesday, 03 December 2014
Chinese investment in global property is set to hit US$15 billion by the end of the year thanks to a surge in overseas real estate investment.

Emerging real estate markets expected to lead the way in online property searching

Monday, 01 December 2014
In many emerging countries online property searches are overtaking more traditional methods of looking for a home to buy or rent, such as newspaper classifieds and word of mouth, new research has found.

Price growth in key global city luxury market weakens, latest index shows

Friday, 07 November 2014
Luxury residential prices in key global cities weakened in the third quarter of the year with a slower summer season and political and economic events having an impact.

Up and coming Istanbul suburbs proving popular with Gulf property investors

Friday, 31 October 2014
Two up and coming districts on Istanbul's European side have become hot spots for Gulf investors purchasing second homes in 2014, it is claimed.

Bermuda named as the ultimate island location to buy a trophy property

Friday, 24 October 2014
Bermuda has been named as the top island in the world for wealthy people buying real estate who are seeking the ultimate luxurious and private space.

Dubai sees strongest prime rental price growth, latest global cities index shows

Thursday, 16 October 2014
Dubai has seen the strongest prime rental market growth in the second quarter of 2014 although overall many cities have seen falling rents.

North American luxury ski property market sees strong price growth

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
North America has outperformed Europe for luxury ski property value growth, seeing average prices increase by 13.3% compared to 1% in the 12 months to June 2014, a new analysis shows.

Germans lead the way in international real estate investment over last decade

Friday, 03 October 2014
German investors have pumped $151 billion into international real estate in the last decade, making them the most important and most active source of cross border capital, according to a new analysis.

Leading global cities set to see double digit office rental growth in next five years

Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Rising new technology industries and economic recovery are set to drive double digit office rental growth in the 15 leading global cities over the next five years, according to a new report by Knight Frank.

Rising residential and office rents make London costliest city in world to live

Thursday, 25 September 2014
London has become the world’s most expensive city to live and work due to the increased costs of renting homes and office space, new global research shows.

Europe continues to see weakest house price growth among global markets

Thursday, 18 September 2014
More countries recorded a rise in house prices in the year to June than at any point since the start of the global financial crisis but Europe’s mainstream housing market is still lagging behind.

Chinese commercial property investors increase in Los Angeles

Thursday, 28 August 2014
America’s Tinseltown is the latest target for Chinese commercial real estate investment, according to a new report from international real estate firm JLL.

Luxury property prices rising in key global cities led by Jakarta and Dublin

Wednesday, 06 August 2014
Luxury property prices in key cities around the world have increased by 6.2% year on year led by Jakarta and Dublin.

London tops the list for Chinese investment for residential and commercial property

Friday, 01 August 2014
London has been the most popular destination for Chinese real estate investors in the first half of 2014 with buyers looking for both residential and commercial properties, new research shows.
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