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US home sales tumble most in 18 months with listings scarce

  Bloomberg US home sales in December had their biggest plunge since the early months of the Covid-19 lockdowns as listings sank to record lows. Transactions fall 11% from a year earlier, the biggest annual decline since June 2020, according to a report by Redfin Corp. Demand is still fierce, but what’s holding back deals is a lack of inventory: ...

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Toronto’s real estate market witnesses record year in 2021

  Bloomberg Toronto, a city of more than 6.5 million people, has just 3,200 homes left for sale to start the year after a real-estate frenzy fuelled by low interest rates drove the market to record levels. More than 121,000 homes were sold in Canada’s biggest city in 2021, up 28% from the previous year and smashing the previous high ...

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Dubai reports AED5.6bn worth of real estate deals

  Dubai / Gulf Time Dubai saw the completion of 1,392 real estate transactions valued at AED5.6 billion during the week ending December 30, according to the Dubai Land Department (DLD). The DLD weekly report said 98 plots were sold for AED685.36 million, along with 994 apartments and villas for AED1.93 billion. The top three transactions were for a land ...

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UK homeowners enjoy a $4trn untaxed property windfall

  Bloomberg British homeowners have enjoyed a $4 trillion untaxed wealth windfall from rising property values over the last 20 years that is unlikely to be repeated, with the bulk of riches going to the well-off, the over 60s and those living in London. In a report calling for gains to be taxed, the Resolution Foundation said the surge in ...

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Toronto home prices surge 22% with supply vanishing

Bloomberg Toronto home prices rise to a record as a sharp decline in the number of properties coming up for sale stoked competition among buyers, leaving little prospect market will cool soon. The average price of a home sold in the Toronto region in November was was about $904,000, up 22% from last year. The number of new listings fall ...

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Rising interest rates expected to cool UK’s housing market

Bloomberg The UK’s booming property market is headed for a slowdown as a squeeze on living standards and rising interest rates sap demand, according to Nationwide Building Society. The average price of a home rises 0.7% in October, the mortgage lender said, even after the ending of a temporary tax cut imposed by the government last year. Economists had expected ...

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Investors bet $64 billion on US homes in record buying spree

Bloomberg Real estate investors acquired a record 18% of US homes sold in the third quarter of 2021, wagering $64 billion that home prices and rents will continue to surge. Investors bought more than 90,000 homes in three months through September, up 10% from the prior quarter and 80% from a year earlier, according to a report by Redfin Corp. ...

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Emaar posts highest-ever property sales of AED20.94bn in 9 months

DUBAI / WAM Emaar Development PJSC, the leading build-to-sell property development business, majority-owned by Emaar Properties, achieved strong performance during the first nine months (January to September) of 2021, with a strong contribution by exceptional inventory sales, and reinforced by recent successful launches creating value for the future. The developer reported its highest ever property sales of AED20.943 billion in ...

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Sharjah real estate transactions surge 22.7% to AED5.7bn in Q3

SHARJAH / WAM The real estate sector in the emirate of Sharjah has shown significant growth during Q3 2021, as the monetary value of real estate transactions amounted to AED5.7 billion by the end of September, through 16,781 transactions, according to a report issued by the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department. These numbers marked a growth rate of 22.7 percent ...

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UK house prices hit $365,000 after 8.1% increase in a year

Bloomberg A shortage of homes for sale and a buoyant labour market are expected to underpin the UK housing market as consumers come under pressure from soaring inflation and higher interest rates, according to Halifax. The average cost of a home rises 0.9% in October to a record $365,000, the mortgage lender said. That left values 8.1% higher than a ...

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