Property auctions increase by year end

Property auctions increase by year end. In Greece, the state is planning to auction 31 properties between October 17 and December 19, and according to sources this figure may grow considerably, as besides the increase in bank account confiscations and asset freezes, the Independent Authority for Public Revenue is increasing the pace of online auctions …

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Canada sales data to be made available

Canada sales data to be made available. The Canadian Real Estate Association says it will soon be adding historical sales data to its realtor.ca website. The industry group said the information will be included along with new listings and be accessible without a password. Whether you want to sell your residential property or buy a …

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French say Airbnb is a property agent

French say Airbnb is a property agent. Online rental marketplace Airbnb rejected on Friday a contention by a leading French hoteliers’ association that it is a real estate agent and should be subjected to property rules in a case which could affect other online services. Since its launch in San Francisco in 2008, Airbnb, which …

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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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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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Retail innovation is knocking

Retail innovation is knocking. Retail trends continue to evolve with the speed and complexity of innovation gaining faster pace every year. What was deemed innovative only a year ago may now be a distant memory and forward-thinking businesses are leading the charge; they are on an accelerated trajectory, driving concepts that are reshaping the retail …

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Boost for first-time home buyers

Boost for first-time home buyers. With the rand regaining some ground and inflation surprising on the downside this week, existing and aspirant home buyers will be relieved at the Monetary Policy Committee’s decision ON 20 September 2018 not to increase the repo rate, says Dr Andrew Golding, chief executive of the Pam Golding Property group. …

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Holiday rental property

Holiday rental property. The rise in popularity of Airbnb has seen somewhat of an explosion of people investing in short-term rentals as property owners look to capitalise on what is often seen as lucrative rental income. While the income can be attractive, there are many complexities and pitfalls, says Natalie Muller, sales and rentals manager …

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