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    Increasingly, Manhattan’s largest luxury condo projects aren’t being financed by senior construction loans from domestic banks.  Rather, the financing is now often coming from non-traditional sources, such as foreign banks and hedge funds. Their lower rates and simpler terms...
    Competition for top sales talent among Manhattan’s residential brokerage is spawning lawsuits galore, with formerly friendly rivalries turning into bitter feuds. The reason?  A rush of venture capital creating new brokerages and giving agents choices to move around.  Are...
    If you’re thinking of buying in Abu Dhabi, now might be a good time.  After a strong 2013 (up 31%) and 2014 (up 24%), Abu Dhabi’s real estate market is cooling off because of weaker sentiment and lower...
    Every day we hear that another tech tool is the latest thing real estate sales, where “seeing” a property now means taking an online video tour via an agency’s 3-D walk-through program — or via FaceTime. Four Northern...
    According to Knight Frank, North American cities are leading luxury real estate growth, boosted by strong demand from Chinese buyers.  ON the other hand, overall values in Europe have dropped.  San Francisco is the best performing city, up...
    Fourteen Hamptons experts give their opinions on the upcoming season.  Hint: Expect more records See more at Dan’s Papers....
    Despite a construction boom, the inventory of Manhattan homes is near a record low. What are the numbers?  There are 850,000 apartments in Manhattan, but only about 5,200 of them were for sale in 1q/15.  That’s right: 0.6%! ...
    With square footage that rivals the average American home, master suites in luxury properties come with private pools, kitchenettes, gyms and spa amenities. One example: The penthouse master suite of the new L’Atelier Residences in Miami Beach, Fla.,...
    What nation’s population of ultra high net worth individuals increased by the largest percentage last year?  I guarantee you’ll never guess.  You’ll never guess the nation that came in second, either…   See article at The Establishment Post...
    As the number of renters in the UK has increased by 27% during the past decade, demand for rental property coupled with a lack of supply has helped rental returns increase substantially.  Adam Price, Managing Director of Global...