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New Report Reveals Countries with Most Millionaire Households

The 2011 Global Wealth Study from Boston Consulting Group reveals the countries in the world that have the most number of millionaire households, with Singapore having the most relative to its population and the United States the most number overall.

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The Design for Living Online Newspaper

Marquette Turner Luxury Homes curate news from our friends and followers on Facebook & Twitter on Arts, Entertainment, Architecture, Design, Social Media, Business & Property

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Hong Kong Real Estate: Chinese Property Buyers Choosing Close to Home

Hong Kong is the most popular destination for Chinese tourists, and the common language of Mandarin so it makes sense that Chinese buyers are buying Hong Kong Real Estate. Additionally, the rising yuan goes a long way in Hong Kong and with the Chinese government seeking to cool its home property market wealthy Chinese property investors are looking to the next best thing.

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The Latest Real Estate Chatter on Social Networks: May 10, 2011

No sooner had the Royal Wedding been making blanket headlines on Social Networks, was this news trumped by the announcement of the killing of Osama Bin Laden and all the manic comments that ensued. Therefore, it probably comes as no surprise that Bin Laden is mentioned in this edition of our real estate wrap-up, but don’t overlook the other interesting videos, comments and articles, including ones on Hitler (yes – it’s the month for the notorious icons of the 20th and 21st Century), plus Mark Zuckerberg of “The Social Network:” Facebook, as well as many useful tips, advice and downloads from around the world

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The Hong Kong Real Estate Market is Showing Signs of Cooling

New data show that the volume of deals in Hong Kong – one of the world’s most expensive real estate markets – is easing. The number of Hong Kong property transactions in April was down 23% from the previous month, and down 27% from a year earlier

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The Two Achilles Heels of the Australian Economy: Debt Levels and Housing Prices

For years we have been arguing that Australian real estate prices are obscenely high and ultimately unsustainable. Despite our citing of data from such respected institutions and organisations as The Economist, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, it is only now that the message and our warnings seems to be catching up with reality. Are we predicting a massive bursting of an unflatteringly obese bubble?

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60 Per Cent of American Real Estate Sold to Foreigners and Investors

A recent study by Capital Economics that found that 60 per cent of property sales are to foreigners and investors, most of them paying cash. This is in addition to home sales being at a 50 year low, and existing home sales falling by nearly 10 per cent in February 2011 to their lowest level in nine years.

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Chinese Property Buyers Show Increasing Interest for Singaporean Real Estate

As recently reported by PropertyWire, buyers from mainland China are fuelling a property boom in Singapore where the price of mass market private apartments have increased to new highs in the first quarter of 2011

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The Swiss Property Market Continues to Boom into 2011

Switzerland, Europe’s most resilient market during the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, delivered an improved annual total return of 6.1% last year, 60 basis points ahead of 2009’s 5.5% and matching the return of 2008.

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Taiwan Introduces Luxury Property Tax to Cool Overheating Market

Taiwan has passed a “luxury” tax – an unusual move as the island tries to curb rampant property speculation and the worst wealth gap in a decade. Property not lived in by the owner and sold within two years of purchase will be taxed 10-15%. With the gap between rich and poor widening in many wealthy countries, what do you think of the idea?

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