Mixed Reality Is Here to Change Everything about the Real Estate Industry

The real estate world is about to get a big shake up, but how far will technological advances go? At a café in Tokyo’s chic Shibuyu district, Kate settles down to make some home improvements. She orders a cappuccino, straps on a pair of virtual reality goggles and shuts herself off from the outside world. … Read more

The 5 Strongest Property Markets in Asia-Pacific

2017 is going to be a big year for Bangalore real estate. With a blossoming tech sector, the Indian megalopolis is the new champ in the latest City Investment Prospects survey released this week with the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific report by the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Bangalore switched … Read more

Singapore: No Easing Of Property Curbs Until 2017

Although home prices may start bottoming out in the next few quarters, which could prompt a moderate recovery from 2018, easing of property cooling measures are not expected until next year at the earliest, according to property experts at the Real Estate Developers’ Association (Redas) property market seminar on Tuesday (12 July), and reported TODAYonline. … Read more

Australia’s Post Commodity Outlook

Having travelled the world in search of real estate opportunities for our clients, we can state that Australia is one of the most manageable and stable markets when it comes to property. While it presents excellent upside opportunities, the downside risks remain relatively minimal with prices well supported by strong market fundamentals. Take Melbourne for an … Read more

Private Residential Leasing Market To Soften Further

Weakening demand and record levels of new housing supply have contributed to a softening private residential leasing market over the past two-and-a-half years, with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s (URA) rental index for private homes falling by 9.1 percent from Q3 2013 to Q1 2016, revealed a JLL report. To meet pent-up demand following the 2008 … Read more

Landed Property In Iskandar Malaysia Is Hot

The property outlook in Iskandar Malaysia remains attractive with good demand for landed residential properties, as the foreign and domestic property buyers prefer landed over high-rise living. According to Stanley Saw, divisional general manager at SP Setia Bhd (Property South), the development and progress taking place in Malaysia’s first economic growth corridor served as the … Read more

Global Trends For Property Markets

The world today from an economic perspective is certainly a very different place from what it was a couple of decades ago. Countries are now intricately tied together politically and economically. As the recent Greece episode has shown, the challenges in one small country can easily develop into a global crisis. While property investors today … Read more

How Will The Philippines’ New President Impact The Property Market?

Rodrigo Duterte has officially won the Philippines presidential election and will take office as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. This news could have ramifications for the country’s real estate market, which has performed well under current President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. In particular, markets outside of the metropolitan Manila area have … Read more

Many Singaporeans Still Dissatisfied With Housing Market: Survey

Many Singaporeans are still unhappy with the state of the local property market, according to PropertyGuru’s latest Property Affordability Sentiment Survey 2016. About 44 percent of the survey’s 933 respondents reported being dissatisfied with the market. The main cause of unhappiness remains the sky-high property prices. However, the majority of those polled believe home prices … Read more