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UK survey: Harder than ever to get on property ladder
This may sound all too familiar. One in four young people in the United Kingdom think they will never own a home, according to a survey participated by 1,500 18- to 34-year-olds from across the country. They are pinning their hopes on inheritance to help them get onto the... Read more
Subdued property market means it’s a tenant’s market
Last year was a challenging year for the property market, especially with both high-end condominiums and offices witnessing remarkably subdued activity. In its summary of market highlight for the second half of 2016 and the outlook for the current year, global property firm Knight Frank Malaysia (KFM) said homebuyers... Read more
Shanghai surpasses Tokyo as top Asia-Pac investment destination
Shanghai officially became the top city for real estate investments in the Asia-Pacific region in the fourth quarter of last year, displacing Japan’s capital city of Tokyo which had long-held the top spot. According to a report by Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), China’s most high-profiled city is also now... Read more
Why London real estate can flourish beyond Brexit
BY Chris Prasad In the ever-heated debate about London’s future in the post Brexit era, where arguments range between wild optimism and apocalyptic pessimism, Knight Frank’s assessment of the situation comes as a breath of fresh air – simply because there is common sense thrown into the mix. From... Read more
MAH SING’S SUCCESS LIES IN ITS ABILITY TO KEEP ITS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF THE MARKET BY Chris Prasad Given its elevated position in the upper echelons of the development industry, it is sometimes hard to imagine that Mah Sing Group Bhd has its roots in plastic manufacturing.... Read more
Chinese investors in Manchester property power up
Chinese enquiries into the city’s properties have jumped by more than 50 per cent as enthusiasm continues to grow, the Telegraph newspaper reported. It quoted Juwai.com, an online property portal for Chinese buyers looking to invest abroad, as saying the number of Chinese enquiries in November 2016 in Manchester... Read more
Think like a political scientist in 2017
Global property firm Knight Frank rounds up the economic, policy and political factors that will define Asia Pacific property markets this year BY Kate May Understanding the underlying economic and political factors in specific markets is key to determining property market trends across the Asia Pacific region, says global... Read more
Selling to a new generation
BY Kate May Global dynamics are changing and the millennial generation is emerging as a dominant force in the housing market. They may still have limited budgets, but understanding their “must have” needs is the key to selling to them. According to a 2016 study on generational housing trends... Read more
Prefabs tackle UK housing crisis, US labour shortage
The United Kingdom government is luring innovative entrants to the housing market to help it deliver its goal of one million homes by 2020. According to World Architecture News, China National Building Materials Company (CNBM) has revealed plans to build six prefabricated home factories in UK to produce 25,000... Read more
Indons have higher budgets for S’pore properties
Among the top foreign buyers of properties in the Island Republic in the first none months of 2016, Indonesians have higher budgets with most of their deals around S$3 million (RM9.3 million), Singapore’s Business Times reported, quoting real estate consultancy JLL. According to findings from a JLL study, Indonesians... Read more