A weak pound, plus the uncertainty about what comes next following the UK's decision to leave the European Union, will undermine British demand for property in Spain, especially in the short term, it is suggested.
This should be a concern as British demand has been growing strongly since 2013 and according to Mark Stucklin of Spanish Property Insight there could now be a reversal in that trend.
He believes that this will have a negative impact on the markets where British demand is dominant, namely Alicante and Malaga, and to a lesser extent the Balearics, the Canaries, and Murcia. ‘Thanks to this Brexit vote, there will just be fewer British buyers about,’ he said.
Germany is competing in a global race for top talent, particularly in technology and design, as firms such as Apple and Facebook work on futuristic campuses.
Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city for expats, leapfrogging Angolan capital Luanda in the annual chart compiled by consultancy firm Mercer.
Luanda, which had consistently topped the list in recent years, fell in the ranking owing to the weakening of its local currency.
Zurich and Singapore were third and fourth on the list, unchanged from a year ago. Tokyo rose to fifth.
New research suggests that the vast majority of would be first time buyers in the United States believe they can’t afford to buy because of student debt.
Some 71% of non-homeowners repaying their student loans on time believe their debt is stymieing their ability to purchase a home, and slightly over half of all borrowers say they expect to be delayed from buying by more than five years.
The survey from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and SALT, a consumer literacy programme provided by American Student Assistant, also revealed that student debt postponed four in 10 borrowers from moving out of a family member's household after graduating college.
Beijing hopes the measures will encourage property developers to offer more rentals, regulate rental agencies and protect renters' interests, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Residential property sales in Spain are continuing to rise but this may be due to sellers accepting lower offers as prices are falling.
The latest data from the General Council of Notaries show that sales increased by 16.2% in April year on year and in seasonally adjusted terms were up 18.9%.
But prices are not following the growth trend, down 5.1% on average to stand at €1,241 per square metre. Both houses and apartment prices are falling, down 1.6% and 5.9% respectively.
If you thought the juggernaut that is Canadian housing was over (as some are predicting), all we can say is: Not yet.
The residential real estate market in Dubai maintained its stability in the year to April 2016, despite prices falling, according to the latest analysis report on the emirate.
Despite a 9% year on year drop across the mainstream market, the General REIDIN sale price index remained relatively flat on a monthly basis, with no noticeable changes in the performance of both apartments and villas, says the report.
Dubai’s prime market continued to outperform the market average with the prime price index down 5% in the 12 months to April 2016 compared to the previous 12 month period, the report from international real estate firm Knight Frank.
British Columbia is studying a number of options to address housing affordability in the Vancouver area, a provincial spokesman said, though he declined to comment specifically on renewed calls for a tax on vacant homes.
After a spate of disappointing quarterly results from big-name retailers, mall real estate investment trusts (REITs) have come under pressure.
The FTSE NAREIT regional mall index is on track for its second straight month of declines, after department store operators such as Macy's and Nordstrom reported disappointing earnings and soft monthly sales results, raising concerns about possible store closings.
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