Issue: May 10, 2006   (Archive)
Friday, April 25, 2014   



A yen for Japanese ski resorts
With the yen having weakened significantly over the past 18 months, thanks to "Abenomics" - the economic policies advocated by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - Japan has become increasingly attractive to foreign investors placing their bets on its property market.

Great expressions
Expressionz at Jalan Tun Razak puts one near the heart of Malaysia with its location close to Kuala Lumpur's "Golden Triangle."

Greener Down Under
There is good news for Hong Kong buyers who are seeking high-quality overseas investment options Down Under. Stage 2 of the Greenland Centre, Sydney's tallest residential tower, has just been announced.

Easter rising: a sign of recovery?
Is a rise in property transactions over the Easter holiday a sign of a "resurrection" in the sluggish homes market? Buyers and sellers will have to reach their own conclusions, based on the available evidence.

Declare all interests
A client engaged an estate agent to list her property. The agent found a buyer and negotiated a selling price between both parties. When the provisional agreement for sale and purchase was about to be signed, the agent informed the client that the purchaser had authorized a representative to sign the document and to deliver the deposit on his behalf.

Keep an eye on Fed rates
The US Federal Reserve has signaled interest rates may rise by the middle of next year, with the increases possibly starting as quickly as six months after the Fed ends its bond-buying program.

Miami's moving again
A city's status as a business hub is always a boost to the housing market. Look at Miami. Florida's largest metropolis is considered the cargo and business gateway to the Americas. The Sunshine State handles about 40 percent of all US trade with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Special quarters
A new development in the heart of Liverpool's waterfront community, X1 The Quarter, is destined to be one of the most sought-after addresses in the English city. Situated adjacent to Liverpool marina and a 10-minute walk from Albert Dock, the property will put its residents in close proximity to all that Liverpool has to offer.

Face-off over hostels
Amid a chronic shortage of student housing, several local universities are fighting for land to build hostels. They need to meet rising demand and boost their international rankings by admitting more overseas students.

Top spot
Spottiswoode Suites, a new rare freehold residential development in Singapore, is ideally positioned to take advantage of the high level of connectivity in its vicinity, abundant amenities, as well as value- adding projects.



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