Home builder pulling back

Home builder pulling back. USA – Home building giant Lennar is reportedly looking to sell its real estate lending arm, Rialto Capital, as builders continue to face a stagnant housing market, The Wall Street Journal reports. Lennar has declined to comment publicly on the recent news reports, but in an investor call last week and …

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Pass SST savings to property buyers

Pass SST savings to property buyers. KUALA LUMPUR — Property developers will review prices of new homes in response to the government’s call for tax exemption savings on construction materials. This will be passed on to consumers. According to the New Straits Times, some said they could also apply discounts to existing units despite the …

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Dubai as a property investment

Dubai as a property investment. Expats should invest in property priced below Dh1.5 million, which is the most stable segment and offers best long-term returns, according to real estate market analysts. For a family that has money to invest, we would also advise to stick below Dh1.5 million price point, which represents the most stable …

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Buying property in Mauritius

Buying property in Mauritius. South Africans are increasingly dominating the property market in Mauritius with their buying power, contributing to growth in the construction and real estate sector. This is according to Diane Watkins, executive director of Barnes International Realty in Mauritius. Whether you want to sell your residential property or buy a new real …

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India’s first Real Estate Investment Trust

India’s first Real Estate Investment Trust. India’s much-awaited maiden real estate investment trust (REIT) is set to debut almost four years after the rules were notified and efforts by the government over the past few years to put in place regulations on par with global standards. Whether you want to sell your residential property or …

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Look for the following in a home

Look for the following in a home. Stick to your budget Don’t overbuy for your budget. Make sure you know how much you’re comfortable paying in a mortgage amount and stick to that limit, even if you’ve been approved for more. You don’t want to be in a position where you feel house poor, or …

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Why global buyers like the Cape

Why global buyers like the Cape. The success of the Cape Town property market is built on a number of pillars such as good governance, the fabulous location, tourism and attractions and the excellent schools and universities. Western Cape and Cape Town schools in particular frequently rank among the best performing when it comes to …

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Investing on the Sunshine Coast

Investing on the Sunshine Coast. Nearly a third of the full title erven in phase one in East London’s Olivewood Private Estate and Golf Club have sold, proving the ongoing demand for secure living in an idyllic location with easy access to all amenities. Whether you want to sell your residential property or buy a …

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Buying property through a legal entity

Buying property through a legal entity. Individuals often purchase immovable property in their personal capacity or in the name of a trust. It is however possible to purchase immovable property in the name of a legal entity, such as a closed corporation or a private company, as well. Whether you want to sell your residential …

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