A cleverly-designed auction can make sure strata-titled apartment blocks are only sold when all of the owners are happy.
It's not fair to evict people against their will. On the other hand, one holdout shouldn't be able to derail the sale of an entire strata-titled apartment block. Now an international team has come up with an ingenious solution.
Whether there is a floor beneath which cuts in interest rate are ineffective depends in part on house prices.
It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.
Vendors in Australia are not legally obliged to tell prospective buyers about past crimes such as murder committed on the property.
It's still mostly a case of 'buyer beware' when it comes to finding out about a property. But many buyers feel they should be told if, for example, it was the scene of a violent murder.
Beach erosion in Nags Head, North Carolina, photographed May 15, 2005.
Many US coastal towns are building defenses to protect against rising seas and storms. This can encourage people to stay in place when they should be moving inland.
Selling a home can trigger capital gains.
The Trump administration is considering a change to how capital gains taxes are calculated that would save investors roughly $100 billion over a decade.
The U.S. is the biggest destination for Chinese foreign investment.
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Chinese investment in the US has never been high, but the ongoing trade war could dampen it further, with significant long-term repercussions.
Millennials dream of home ownership. In expensive cities like Toronto and Vancouver, they’re saving up to buy homes by living with their parents or taking on tenants once they save up enough to buy.
Canada's millennials want to own homes in the country's most expensive cities, Toronto and Vancouver. Here's how they're managing to do so, but is it sustainable?
Will Sydney’s property market calm down now? Don’t bet on it.
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Foreign investment in Australian property has plummeted by more than half, signalling an apparent end to the China-fuelled real estate frenzy. Along the way we learned some useful lessons about boom and bust.
Being a property investor or house hunter appears to make Sydneysiders more supportive of foreign investment in residential real estate.
You'd perhaps expect property investors not to mind foreign investors who might push up prices. More surprisingly, house hunters are also more supportive than those who are not looking to buy.
The report examined housing affordability in Perth through individual transaction records over a six year sample period.
A new report shows building smaller houses as opposed to apartments in city fringes could provide more affordable housing.
Cash-strapped Hartford is one of a number American cities that have missed out on the nation’s urban renaissance.
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In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
Melbourne, city of cranes.
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Melbourne has seen tens of thousands of new apartments constructed over recent years, and apartment brands are flourishing. We can see striking typographic similarities with another economic frenzy: the 1870s cattle boom.
Eymet, a small village in the Perigord, is home to hundreds of British people.
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While people from many nations have chosen to make their home in France, the British were among the first and remain the most numerous.
Our land-title system originated in the mid-19th century when Sir Robert Richard Torrens campaigned to reform Adelaide’s chaotic deeds-based land system.
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Sir Robert Richard Torrens – the man behind Australia’s 'Torrens system' of land-title registration – was an economic liberal who might have approved of privatising title registries.
Most Sydneysiders are concerned about the effects of foreign investment on the local real estate market.
Only 18% of Sydneysiders think foreign investors should be able to buy property. They simply don't accept arguments that this investment improves housing affordability by increasing supply.
Regulations and changing conditions within China’s economy have led many Chinese investors to spend overseas.
Chinese real estate investors might be more interested in investing in their homeland rather than Australia, given the changing market and regulations.
Enron stands as one of the most infamous examples of corporate fraud in history. Lack of regulation in the charter school sector is leaving some schools open to the same type of fraud.
Enron stands as one of the most infamous scandals in business history. With a growing charter school sector and lax regulation, the same kind of corruption and fraud is rearing its ugly head.
There is very little chance that you’ll get one of those in Sweden today.
The Swedish housing model, once an ideal, has become a nightmare for most Swedes. Many are left struggling to find a roof.
Some home buyers can’t afford to go through the regular channels so the rent-to-buy deals appeal to them.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
Whose land are domestic and foreign real estate investors trading?
The history of foreign investment in land and real estate shows the global movement of people and capital is closely linked to the prevailing geopolitics.