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The 9 Hottest Housing Markets in the World Right Now

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Posted by Bob Bryan for The Business Insider

on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 09:36

This is a list of the nine markets that had prices jump more than 7% year-over-year based on data from the Global Property Guide.  Five of the nine countries were from Europe, with Ireland leading the way:

1) Ireland

"The Irish economy is now the fastest-growing economy in the EU, with GDP growth of 4.8% last year."
 
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For the expectations of how much the Irish economy is expected to grow in 2015 and 2016, more analysis on Ireland and the other 8 "hot" markets continue reading HERE



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Canadian Home prices jump in May

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Posted by Canadan Real Estate Wealth

on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 08:11

HomeSalesUpNew numbers from the Teranet National Bank House Price Index show house prices jumped in May from the previous month, cooling talk from analysts and industry economists who have long warned of overvaluation of Canadian home prices.

“The 0.9 per cent rise was slightly below the May average of 1.1 per cent over the last 14 years,” the report reads. “This was because Calgary prices fell 3.3 per cent from April, the largest monthly drop recorded for that region, subtracting 0.3 percentage points from the gain of the composite index.”

The news comes as the drop for Calgary house prices dipped to its lowest since April of last year, while all 10 of the other metropolitan markets saw significant increases, a sign that Alberta is naturally still dealing with concerns about oil prices and impending decisions from the NDP government that are sure to affect the housing market.

Prices were up 2.3 per cent in Halifax, 1.6 per cent in Toronto and Montreal, 1.5 per cent in Ottawa-Gatineau, 1.3 per cent in Vancouver and 0.9 per cent in Quebec City. Hamilton saw a 0.6 per cent rise as did Edmonton, with a 0.5 per cent rise in Victoriaand a 0.2 per cent rise in Winnipeg.

For the first time in nine months, Ottawa finally recorded a modest price increase, while cities east of Toronto witnessed a sharp rise in prices last month.

“This suggests that these markets are stimulated by historically low mortgage rates," the report reads.

"The composite index was at an all-time high in May, as were the indexes of four of the 11 markets surveyed – TorontoVancouverHamilton and Quebec City."



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The Feds Are Hunting Money Retroactively – Is a Real Estate Crash Coming?

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Posted by Martin Armstrong - Armstrong Economicsrmstrong Economics

on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 05:03

1024x853xHousing-Market.jpg.pagespeed.ic.enWl4Vskl2If you go to apply for a mortgage, you will suddenly encounter the REAL hunt for money. My sister just bought a house and to get the mortgage she had to explain every deposit and cash withdrawal in her account going back 5 years. My mother had simply written her a check for $400 to reimburse her for picking up some medicine. They wanted her to explain why my mother gave her $400.

Another friend who lived with a girlfriend for 5 years and shared an apartment encountered the full fury of the government’s hunt for spare change. His girlfriend had written him checks for half the rent for 5 years. Every one of those checks had to be explained before they would get a mortgage to buy a home together.

This is completely illegal, yet banks are complying. This is all under the pretense of TERRORISM whereby they have to know where every penny goes. This is not applying a new law with notice that from this date forward you have



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Energy And Real Estate Are Colliding

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Posted by Elias Hinckley - Banking Energy

on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:06

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  • A wave of technology and innovation is fundamentally changing the way that building owners and other real estate investors are thinking about the role of electricity in real estate investments.
  • New energy companies are emerging. The current environment, with persistently low interest rates, has made the use of money extraordinarily inexpensive, and investors have been willing to enter parts of these new energy markets at a scale and pace that has surprised many as they search for new sources of yield.
  • The need for investment to support the energy transition that has just begun is immense - this transition will require the largest deployment of capital in human history, so there is plenty of room for new participants, especially investors that are filling in underserved portions of the market.

....read more HERE

 



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Real Estate: 6 Main Canadian Cities - Condo's Zoom

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Posted by Brian Ripley's Canadian Real Estate Charts

on Monday, 08 June 2015 07:02

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The chart above shows the average detached housing prices for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto*, Ottawa* and Montréal* (the six Canadian cities with over a million people) as well as the average of the sum of VancouverCalgary and Toronto condo (apartment) prices on the left axis. On the right axis is the seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of MLS® Residential Sales across Canada.

Check out Brian Ripley's Plunge-o-meter HERE (The Plunge-O-Meter tracks the dollar and percentage losses from the peak and projects when prices might find support.)



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