Issue: November 08, 2010   (Archive)
Saturday, April 19, 2014   

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.

Smart exchange
Paddington Exchange is the latest offering from distinguished UK property developer Taylor Wimpey Central London, and, as its name suggests, it enjoys high accessibility.

Deptford on the Rise
As the extension of the UK government's Help to Buy scheme aims to provide financial help to those unable to afford a home, it will have a direct effect on the mid to low end of the country's property market.

Red-hot Macau forces investors to look at HK
Investors from Macau are taking a punt on new homes in Hong Kong - snapping up flats that are cheaper than two-decade- old apartments in the booming gambling hub where property prices are rocketing.

India's best on show
The latest edition of the Indian Property Show Hong Kong opens its doors this weekend, showcasing an enticing array of property in one of the most rapidly developing nations in the world.

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