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Cheaper housing not a pipedream
WE SHOULDN’T FOOL OURSELVES INTO BELIEVING THAT CHEAPER HOMES ARE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE OF HIGHER MATERIAL COSTS We often go around circles when it comes to discussing affordable housing. These days most market players are onboard when it comes to recognising the need for cheaper housing, but they maintain they... Read more
US Elections could have impact on local sentiment
MALAYSIANS GENERALLY PERCEIVE THAT A CHANGE IN US PRESIDENCY WILL BRING IMPROVED STABILITY TO THE REGION When it comes to consumer confidence, the state of the local economy and local politics are primary factors that influence Malaysians. However, locals also believe that turbulent leadership in the United States, trade... Read more
Education a critical driver of prime housing market
FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD IT, THE REAL McCOY IS STILL THE PREFERRED CHOICE ALTHOUGH FRANCHISED VERSIONS OF RENOWNED UK SCHOOLS HAVE OPENED IN ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST BY Zoe Phoon Good schools are a key driver of the housing market and their presence often helps to drive... Read more
Mexico voted top retirement destination
Donald Trump may be obsessed about a border wall to keep the “bad hombres” out, but it is likely that many of his countrymen could be headed in the opposite direction. InternationalLiving.com‘s Global Retirement Index, which identifies the top 24 retirement destination in the world, just named Mexico number... Read more
Average house prices STILL on the rise globally
BY Chris Prasad The overall climate of political and economic uncertainty has done little to slow down rising house prices globally, says international property firm Knight Frank. In its latest Global House Price Index report, the firm’s global research shows that average house prices around the world rose at... Read more
Asian UHNWIs target key Western markets
BY Zoe Phoon  Trends of the decade in Knight Frank’s The Wealth Report 2016 show that ten years ago, ultra high net worth individual (UHNWI) investors looked to trusted Central London office locations particularly Mayfair, High Street Kensington and core City. The more adventurous ventured into Soho or Covent... 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
Rise of ‘18-hour’ cities in US
A recent report on emerging real estate trends in the United States and Canada, by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, says “18-hour” cities are becoming magnets for investors. There is now the rise of such smaller cities or second-tier cities that have evolved into... Read more