Digest of foreign real estate

30.09.2009 00:00
Real Estate Market Analysis | Digest of foreign real estate In Australia, the rising sales of new homes. In Hong Kong the most expensive apartment sold in the world. In Ukraine, instead stalinok and Khrushchev will build a "housekeeper".

The sales volume of new housing in Australia in August rose 11% from the previous month. It is the largest monthly increase in this indicator over the past three and a half years.
In August, sales of residential property in the secondary market in the U.S. declined by 2.7% compared to the previous month. Note that on an annualized basis, sales grew by 3,4%.

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In August, average prices for apartments in Minsk fell from the previous month by 0,3%, to $ 1,359 per square meter. m. Some experts argue that the price decline has stopped and now we can only talk about price adjustment.
In August, the average value of primary residence in the Netherlands decreased by 16.4% compared to last August, to ? 280 thousand cost of residential real estate in the country during the same period fell by 5.6%.
In Hong Kong, put up for sale two luxury apartments valued at $ 38.7 million and an area over 370 square meters. m each. In the case of sales for the same amount (this is approximately $ 96,770 per square meter. M), they will become the most expensive in the world.
In the second quarter of the number of bookmarks of new residential sites in Spain has decreased over the same period last year by 60%. Compared with the previous quarter this indicator has decreased on 5,4%.
Ukrainian Construction Association (UCA) proposes to construct the country's low-rise series of model homes priced from $ 400 to $ 500 per square. m. This is a typical economy-class accommodation in an "stalinok" and "Khrushchev." It is expected that the life of such buildings will be up to 50 years.
January 1, 2010 in Trinidad and Tobago introduced new rate of annual tax on all types of real estate. For the land he will be 1% of their value for residential and commercial property - 3% and 5% respectively. Note that when calculating the tax will be used not the estimated value of the object (as in many other countries), and its current market price.
UK Liberal Democrats introduced a bill according to which the owners of homes valued at ? 1 million will introduce a new property tax at a rate of 0.5% on the price of the object.
Consultancy Savills has published the ranking of cities - the leaders in terms of transactions with real estate office in the first half of this year. The ranking is led Tokyo ($ 6.59 billion). The second and third places went to London ($ 3.6 billion) and Paris ($ 1.72 billion), and on the fourth line turned out to Seoul ($ 1.64 billion). The top ten also included New York, Moscow, Shanghai, Munich, Madrid and Hong Kong.

Instead PostScript
British insurance broker plans to "get rid" of his mansion worth
? 675 thousand (? 745 thousand) is very original way. He arranges the lottery, the winner of which will determine ... fish. In order to participate in the lottery, you must pay ? 50 (55) and solve Japanese puzzles. To determine the winner of the broker intends to install in an aquarium special touch panel with the names and wait until there is a floating decorative carp touches it. Deadline to Feb. 1, 2010. Total broker expects to attract 14,000 people.
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