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The Rise of Global Coworking

The rise of global coworking

The Rise of Global Coworking

Over the last 5 years the word 'coworking' has become increasingly prominent throughout the working work.A trend that started in America has now found its way in almost every city you can think of. Coinciding with ever more advancing technology and younger generations who work and think differently to their predecessors. coworking has become, for m...
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Malaysians Buy £57m London Hammersmith Tower Site

Malaysians buy £57m London Hammersmith tower site

Malaysians Buy £57m London Hammersmith Tower Site

Malaysian developer Eastern & Oriental has this week bought both Landmark House and Thames Tower in Hammersmith in west London for £57m. Dato' Terry Tham, E&O group managing director bought the site as it represents a significant redevelopment opportunity for E&O in the future including grade A office space and quality residential accom...
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One World Trade Center Open for Business and Manhattan Property is Booming

One World Trade Center open for business & Manhattan property is booming

One World Trade Center Open for Business and Manhattan Property is Booming

After the events of 9/11 in 2001 the world trade centre reopened this week in lower Manhattan on the site of the original twin towers. This marks a huge step in American history almost 14 years after that fateful day. Manhattan itself has seen huge growth in its real estate sector boasting some of the highest yields on the planet last year and with...
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Iskandar – Time to Buy or Time to Sell?

Iskandar – Time to buy or time to sell?

Iskandar – Time to Buy or Time to Sell?

For the past few years investors from Singapore and Malaysia have touted Iskander to be one of the hottest places to invest in Malaysia. With 100% foreign ownership it has attracted a huge amount of attention from developers and buyers alike. I wanted to dive deeper into this hotspot and assess how viable investing there will be in 2015 and what th...
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Malaysia Property Sales Drop in 2014

Malaysia property sales drop in 2014

Malaysia Property Sales Drop in 2014

Summary Malaysia residential sales are expected to be down 4% compared with 2013 which has forced developers to rethink their sales targets for 2015. UEM Sunrise, which is one of Malaysia's largest property developers was forced to revise its sales figures from 3.2 billion ringgit to 2 billion ringgit recently. The measures introduced by the govern...
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8 Tips to Help You Maximise the Value of Your Property When Selling

8 tips to help you Maximise the value of your property when selling

8 Tips to Help You Maximise the Value of Your Property When Selling

With only 3 days until Christmas and only 10 days left of 2014 before we enter Q1 2015 which is the most popular time among investors to place their property back on the market for sale according to historic figures. With this in mind I thought today would be a great time to give you some tips on how to help achieve your asking price. 1. Have a goo...
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Jeffery Lam – Malaysia's Property Expert

Jeffery Lam – Malaysia's Property Expert

Jeffery Lam – Malaysia's Property Expert

Last month I had the privilege of meeting one of Malaysia's key players in the real estate market Mr Jeffery Lam. Having started in the property business at 26 as a real estate agent he quickly became his companies top volume performer which was largely down to being the first one to promote his listings on a property portal with photos at the time...
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City Apartments to Remain Popular Buys in Australia in 2015

City apartments to remain popular buys in Australia in 2015

City Apartments to Remain Popular Buys in Australia in 2015

Summary Investor appetite for city apartments in Sydney and Melbourne will remain strong in 2015, as low interest rates attract first home buyers and investors, according to a new analysis. 'This is good news for the residential sector and points to continuing demand side momentum. The low interest rate environment is a key driver of residential ac...
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Miami – Sales Continue to Soar for 40 Consecutive Months

Miami – Sales continue to soar for 40 consecutive months

Miami – Sales Continue to Soar for 40 Consecutive Months

Summary Sales in the Miami real estate market, one of the most popular US locations with overseas buyers has soared in 2014, exceeding record activity recorded in 2013. Single family home sales increased by 13.6% compared to 2013 while residential real estate sales increased 9.5% compared to a year ago. This is the 40th consecutive month of growth ...
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Falling Property Prices in Singapore Expected to Dive by Up to 20% in 2015

Falling property prices in Singapore expected to dive by up to 20% in 2015

Falling Property Prices in Singapore Expected to Dive by Up to 20% in 2015

Falling property prices in Singapore expected to dive by up to 20% in 2015 Summary Singapore'sresidential market fell steadily thought Q3 2014 by 0.6% and are now down 3.8% on an annual basis. This is the fourth straight decline however residential homes are still up 56% on 2009 figures due to the execution boom period from 2010-2013. All signs lea...
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Brisbane Now Number Two Spot to Invest Ahead of Melbourne

Brisbane now number 2 spot to invest ahead of Melbourne

Brisbane Now Number Two Spot to Invest Ahead of Melbourne

  Summary With cheaper entry prices, higher yields, up to 80% LTV's and a thriving student and renters market, Brisbane has now become Australia's 2nd top market to invest in according to a new study by Colliers International. The 2015 Colliers International Global Investor Sentiment Survey reports investors in the Pacific region now put Brisb...
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Capital Gains Tax for non-UK Resident Investors

Capital gains tax for non-UK resident investors

Capital Gains Tax for non-UK Resident Investors

Summary From April 2015, selling UK residential property as a non-UK residents will be subject to capital gains tax (CGT) It is expected that the new charge will apply to residential property regardless of value on gains made only after April 2015. Current rules Under current UK rules, non-UK residents are widely exempt from CGT on gains made on UK...
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Welcome to My Blog

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to My Blog

Hello and welcome to my blog. For those of you visiting for the first time I thank you for clicking. Hopefully I have had the chance to meet you if you are viewing this but incase not I owe it to you to tell you why this page exists in the first place. Some of you may know my main passion in life is real estate and I enjoy helping likeminded people...
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