Archive for 'Real Estate'
Posted on 08. Dec, 2013 by admin.
Last Friday, the Dow Jones index closed 1.3 percent higher at 16,020. Some factors that helped the index rally, despite a strong chance of earlier tapering, were a stronger-than-expected November non-farm payroll report, December consumer sentiment, consumer credit, personal spending plus an unemployment rate that decreased to a five-year low of 7 percent. The next […]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2013 by admin.
Generally, there is no CGT to pay on the sale of your main residence. But if you own more than one property, the second will be liable for tax. You can elect which is treated as your main residence, provided this is done within two years of buying a second property. You can then switch […]
Posted on 05. Dec, 2013 by admin.
Demand for Singapore real estate will fall next year, according to a report from global accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which said the market slipped four places in its 2014 ranking of property markets. According to PwC’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate Asia Pacific forecast, published in conjunction with the Urban Land Institute, concerns around oversupply in […]
Posted on 03. Dec, 2013 by admin.
The Conservative senator who now chairs the committee overseeing senators’ living expenses has been claiming a housing allowance for a home he bought in Ottawa before joining the upper chamber. Property records show that Noël Kinsella, who is also the Senate Speaker, purchased a home in Ottawa before becoming a senator. A Liberal senator, Pierrette […]
Posted on 01. Dec, 2013 by admin.
Eleven pupils from Wakatipu High School were captured on security video drinking, smashing bottles and urinating in the yard of a Crown Range property, Queenstown police say. The house itself was not entered, but police say members of the group could face charges of being unlawfully on property, which carry penalties of up to three […]
Posted on 30. Nov, 2013 by admin.
Instead of replacing draughty period windows with double glazing, choosing secondary glazing can improve heat retention and aesthetics The front of a building is its face, the windows its most noticeable feature. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder; but balance, symmetry and proportion are always important factors. We’ve all seen rows of houses […]
Posted on 28. Nov, 2013 by admin.
By AnnaMaria Andriotis Wealthy buyers are finding that paying cash for a vacation home is easier than getting a mortgage. Despite their deep pockets, these buyers are encountering resistance and red tape when applying for a private jumbo mortgage. Lenders say they are concerned about providing loans on niche homes where values are difficult to […]
Posted on 26. Nov, 2013 by admin.
There has been a resurgence in risk appetite for property investors in the Pacific region, according to a new Colliers International survey. Next year 72% of investors in the Pacific region plan to expand their property portfolios , up from 56% last year, according to the 2014 Colliers International Global Investor Sentiment Survey. Just 2% […]
Posted on 24. Nov, 2013 by admin.
In our Reno/Flip course, we often talk about money-related subjects. We’re now at the stage where we’re learning how to invest and renovate profitably, so we visit and evaluate properties for sale that need work. Back in the classroom, we conduct case studies to see whether buying and renovating these properties would be profitable. Not […]
Posted on 23. Nov, 2013 by admin.
The U.S. commercial real estate market is witnessing steady but modest leasing growth during the third quarter, while purchases were higher than last year, according to the National Association of Realtors. Leasing activity increased two percent in the third quarter from the second quarter, NAR reports. Lawrence Yun “Jobs are the key driver for commercial […]