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Minister links HK protests to housing woes?

Zuraida Kamaruddin made the startling claim while defending her proposal to promote Malaysian properties in crisis-hit Hong Kong.

Homeowners in US hold back on selling as buyers get pickier

US homeowners are getting increasingly reluctant to sell in a market where buyers are demanding price cuts.

Billionaire’s detention rocks his Chinese real estate empire

Police in Putuo are holding two individuals for suspected molestation of a minor, identifying one of the suspects as a 57-year-old with the surname Wang.

Rethink property gains tax, house buyers urge govt

But an economist says other countries also impose such a tax, although it could artificially cause prices to rise.

Goldman Sachs to combine four private-investing arms, WSJ says

'The move comes as its traditional investment banking and trading business aren’t expanding, compared with private investing,' says WSJ.

Saudi mall owner seeks US$836 mln from initial share sale

This would be the biggest IPO in the middle eastern country since 2014.

Philippines’ Ayala Land to raise US$500 million in country’s first REIT

'We will start with a few assets only, primarily Makati central business district assets, basically offices,' Ayala Land senior vice president says.

Valuers board expects no further dip in property market this year

BOVAEP adds that Malaysia is not the only country facing an economic slowdown.

Bulgarian justice minister resigns over real estate deal

Tsetska Tsacheva has denied any wrongdoing.

A million new homes won’t solve housing woes of B40, M40,...

See Kok Loong says low residual income is the key reason for low home ownership.

Advantages of buying new property vs sub-sale

In today's slow market, developers are more willing to offer extra stuff and sell at lower prices than they would when times are good.

Property expert cautions govt against taxing long-time owners who sell their...

Ernest Cheong says RPGT is aimed at curbing speculation in the property market, and not to punish genuine owners.

Online ads do not kill the business of real estate agents

In reality, home buyers rely on both advertisements and real estate agents to help them decide on a piece of property.

Philippines home prices decline in 3rd quarter as rates climb

The price declines were more profound outside the capital area.

Property glut made worse by high-priced new homes, says house buyers’...

HBA says housing developers should sell their properties at discount and build houses in the price range of RM150,000 to RM300,000 to reduce number of unsold units.

Want to buy a London home? Brexit isn’t the only thing...

Here are eight other things to look at, underscoring that London’s property market is heading for trouble.

Singapore’s public housing, envy of world, hits rough patch

The recent declines may be because buyers are increasingly focused on 99-year land leases, which in some cases have about 40 years to run.

Airbnb says not property agent, French hoteliers say nonsense

The company has clashed with hoteliers and authorities amid accusations of it worsening housing shortages and pushing out lower-income residents.

5 basic things to know about REITs

This article serves to give some basic information on Real Estate Investment Trusts.

No more foreigners-only townships, Putrajaya tells developers

The government welcomes foreigners buying property but there should not be any projects developed exclusively for them, says Lim Guan Eng.

Plush Singapore tower in park shows developers’ green loan push

Green and sustainability-linked loans are playing catchup to bond markets, as borrowers demand more channels for such financing amid a push to address pollution and congestion created by rapid urbanisation.

Worst still not over, say real estate players

Experts disagrees with a suggestion that buyers are returning.

Dzulkefly looks to real estate to raise funds for better health...

The health minister aims to raise some RM3 billion to buy sophisticated machines in public hospitals.

World’s priciest home market pushes millennials beyond the law

A number of younger people are living in industrial buildings, trading comfort and convenience for cheap rent. Such living arrangements are illegal.