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Real Estate

Shenzhen’s banks asked to tighten household mortgage loan standards

Bloomberg A research unit of China’s central bank branch in Shenzhen asked commercial banks in the city to strengthen risk-control practices on household mortgage loans as property prices have soared. Mortgage leverage in Shenzhen has been far higher than in other first-tier cities since 2015, and has accumulated risks, according ...

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Chinese buy one-third of Vancouver homes: Toronto also records purchases

VANCOUVER, BC., February 29, 2016 -- For Sale signs on Grandview Highway to illustrate any real estate story in Vancouver, BC., February 29, 2016.  (Nick Procaylo/PNG)   00041980A

Bloomberg Buyers from China comprised about one-third of purchases of Vancouver’s hot housing market in 2015, according to “back of the envelope calculations” by National Bank of Canada. Chinese investors spent about C$12.7 billion ($9.6 billion) on real estate in the western Canadian city in 2015, or 33 percent of ...

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Bigger is better for Singapore REITs facing consolidation

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Bloomberg Singapore’s real estate investment trust market is set to consolidate as smaller vehicles merge to cope with rising regulatory costs, according to Cambridge Industrial Trust. “The wave of consolidation for Singapore REITs is about to begin,” Philip Levinson, chief executive officer at Singapore-listed Cambridge Industrial, said. The trust has ...

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Canadian govt wades into foreign homebuyer debate with funding

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Bloomberg Canada will allocate C$500,000 ($383,000) to the country’s data collection agency to develop ways to determine foreign ownership levels in the country’s hot housing markets. “Currently it is not possible to fully understand the role of foreign homebuyers in Canada’s housing market since a comprehensive and reliable data set ...

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As London landlords wilt, South Africa’s REITs defy slowdown

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Bloomberg South Africa is struggling to stave off recession after commodity prices fell, demand from China weakened and the worst drought in more than a century. Investors are still making more profit from that country’s property companies than from landlords in central London. Growthpoint Properties Ltd., South Africa’s largest real ...

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Egypt’s Heliopolis to build 500 villas in New Heliopolis city in 2016

Cairo / EMIRATES BUSINESS Egypt’s state-run Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development (HELI) aims to start developing the fourth neighborhood in New Heliopolis at the end of 2016 with investments, its Chairman and Managing Director Hani Al Dib said on Monday. New Heliopolis fourth neighborhood includes building 500 villas of ...

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