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Ripe for Investment, Charlotte, North Carolina, is Bucking the U.S. Slowdown Trend

Ripe for Investment, Charlotte, North Carolina, is Bucking the U.S. Slowdown Trend

Unlike some of the major U.S. markets, Charlotte, North Carolina, is experiencing strong growth in its real estate market. “Everyone’s moving to Charlotte,” said Jason Gentry, managing broker at Premi  Read more
Why Buyers and Sellers Should Pay Attention to Rental Data in Their Area

Why Buyers and Sellers Should Pay Attention to Rental Data in Their Area

There are many sets of data to consider when setting a price for a home. Comparable sales prices, or comps, are most common, along with the pace of home sales. But rental data, both rates and how quic  Read more
Post-Brexit, European Cities Show Promise in 2019, With Lisbon Leading the Way

Post-Brexit, European Cities Show Promise in 2019, With Lisbon Leading the Way

Across the globe, experts are anticipating a softening of luxury real estate markets in 2019, with uncertainty spreading among high-net-worth investors. “The property cycles of first-tier world cities  Read more
One Year On, These Housing Markets Are the Winners and Losers of U.S. Tax Reform

One Year On, These Housing Markets Are the Winners and Losers of U.S. Tax Reform

The average luxury homeowner in Williamson County, Tennessee, part of greater Nashville, has watched the value of his or her house steadily rise more than 10% over the past year—outperforming the gene  Read more
The Amazon Effect In New York Will Reach Beyond Long Island City

The Amazon Effect In New York Will Reach Beyond Long Island City

Real estate agents in Long Island City have seen a burst of interest in the Queens, New York, neighborhood since Amazon’s announcement last month that it will set up a second headquarters there. The n  Read more
It’s Safe to Buy Luxury Property Sight Unseen—If You Take These Precautionary Steps

It’s Safe to Buy Luxury Property Sight Unseen—If You Take These Precautionary Steps

It’s increasingly common for buyers to purchase a home without ever stepping foot inside, according to a survey this year from Redfin, which found that 35% of respondents put an offer on a property in  Read more
‘Wait and See’ is the Best Strategy for Vancouver’s Real Estate Market

‘Wait and See’ is the Best Strategy for Vancouver’s Real Estate Market

Two-plus years of surging prices and soaring demand in Vancouver have been tempered by government intervention and organic market forces, creating a more uncertain environment for local investors. And  Read more
Structuring Your Home Ownership in the U.S. to Limit Your Property Tax Bill

Structuring Your Home Ownership in the U.S. to Limit Your Property Tax Bill

As the year comes to a close and the realities of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 loom, more than a few U.S. homeowners have taxes on their minds. Property taxes on even one home can be substantial,  Read more
Disparities Between Listing and Sales Prices Signal a Need to Adjust to Cooling Market

Disparities Between Listing and Sales Prices Signal a Need to Adjust to Cooling Market

Across the U.S., home buyers are demonstrating less urgency than they have in recent years, according to an October market report from Redfin. While demand remains strong, the report found, over one-t  Read more
Under-the-Radar San Francisco Spots Ripe for Real Estate Investors

Under-the-Radar San Francisco Spots Ripe for Real Estate Investors

Mission Bay, a San Francisco neighborhood south and west of AT&T Park, the stadium where the Giants baseball team plays, is among the handful of areas in the city that have become hot spots for in  Read more
Changes in Luxury Real Estate Often Are a Sign of What’s to Come for Rest of the Market

Changes in Luxury Real Estate Often Are a Sign of What’s to Come for Rest of the Market

High-end real estate does not always play by the same set of rules as other sectors of the market. The wealth of investors who purchase luxury properties protects them, to an extent, from the economic  Read more
Ahead of Dubai’s 2020 World Expo, Now is a Good Time to Buy

Ahead of Dubai’s 2020 World Expo, Now is a Good Time to Buy

The lure of Dubai real estate should be pretty strong to any investor who aims to “buy low.” The city’s housing prices have been in freefall since the price of oil crashed in 2014, for a total decline  Read more
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