Real Estate

Real Estate
Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 18:31 UTC

Sales of Homes in the US show Signs of Recovery

The number of newly signed sale contracts on existing United States homes registered another increase in December, beating analysts' expectations.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 18:25 UTC

United States House Prices Drop for the Fifth Consecutive Month

United States family home prices, fell for a fifth straight month in November and could reach new lows soon, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday.

Thursday, November 18th 2010 - 16:38 UTC

Latin America Real Estate Investment 2010 by Alternative Latin Investor

Alternative Latin Investor is proud to present its latest special report, Latin America Real Estate Investment 2010. <br />
The report covers the commercial, residential and tourism sectors within Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Peru with special sections on Agricultural Land Investment in Argentina and the massive Panama Pacífico Project.

Wednesday, November 17th 2010 - 06:48 UTC

China imposes restrictions to foreigners in the real estate market

One flat is enough if you have worked in China the previous 12 months

China's Ministry of Housing and Urban Rural Development announced this week that purchases of housing by overseas organizations and individuals in the country would be capped or restricted, a move widely seen as combating speculative money from overseas that might flow into the property market.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 - 04:44 UTC

New York City pent-house sold at record 10.259 US dollars a square foot

The three bedroom apartment is on the 41st floor of 15 Central Park West

A New York City penthouse at 15 Central Park West sold to a mystery buyer for 40 million US dollars, representing the highest-priced residential real estate in the city at a record of 10,259 US dollars a square foot.

Monday, November 1st 2010 - 05:48 UTC

New rush of foreign investors, mainly Argentines, to purchase land in Uruguay

Over a million hectares are now planted with soybeans

Interest in fixed assets, strong commodities’ prices and growing prospects that global demand for food producing land will continue have generated a new rush of foreign investors to buy land in Uruguay.

Saturday, October 23rd 2010 - 03:34 UTC

Land purchases by foreign investors, an “explosive cocktail” for small farmers

Olivier De Schutter, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food,

Land purchases by foreign investors in poor countries and the growing use of bio-fuels are boosting pressures on agricultural farmland and helping make 500 million small farmers hungry, a U.N. envoy said this week.

Thursday, October 21st 2010 - 08:37 UTC

Prime farmland in Argentina costs almost as much as in United States

Humid Pampa farmland can fetch 14.000 US dollars a hectare

Prices for the best farmland in Argentina’s breadbasket, the humid Pampa have risen on average 10% this year according to registered operations reports. This means the hectare of prime agriculture land in Argentina now costs almost the same as the average price of farmland in the state of Illinois, 14.000 US dollars.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010 - 01:04 UTC

In a surprise move China raises interest rate for the first time since 2007

A property bubble in cities and inflation seems to be the target

China has raised interest rates for the first time since 2007, as it tries to rein in inflation and dampen its red-hot real estate market. The People's Bank of China said it will raise its one-year lending rate to 5.6% from 5.31% and its one-year deposit rate to 2.5% from 2.25%.

Friday, September 10th 2010 - 04:29 UTC

World Bank calls on governments to protect local land rights from large-scale acquisitions

Economist Klaus Deininger at the Development Research Group

As rising food and fuel prices create incentives for large-scale land acquisitions around the world, it is more important than ever for governments and the international community to protect local land rights, according to a new World Bank study released this week.

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