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Buying a house in the Philippines (Infographic)

A Filipino’s Home Buying Guide to Fees & Charges When buying a house, the house price itself is a huge amount. On top of that, there are several fees and charges you need to be aware of and you can’t lower them. However, you should definitely consider those for your financials. iMoney Philippines is South […]

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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 Top End of London Real Estate Thriving Thanks to the Rich and Famous

Property in London has always been attractive to international buyers and now it seems the trend headed by celebrities may be driving house prices up. The proportion of £2m-plus London house sales which have gone to non-UK buyers hit 52%, according to Knight Frank. For properties worth more than £5m, the figure was 64%.

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Australian Real Estate Market Update July 2010

Analysts believe that the drop in auction clearance rates in Australia are showing that prices will fall in the second half of the year. The property market has begun to relax over the last couple of months. Consumer confidence declined 7% in May and the interest rate rises have finally started to have an impact. And, despite new laws being introduced, the cumulative effect will take a long time to materialize.

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June 2010: Australian Interest Rates Kept on Hold at 4.5%

After raise after raise, there has been some reprieve for borrowers with the Reserve Bank of Australia deciding to keep interest rates on hold at 4.5% following their June meeting. The RBA has clearly taken into account the debt crisis in Europe, as well as closer to home economic data including somewhat less than enthralling consumer confidence and weak retail sales.

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Australian Interest Rates Increase Again – April 2010

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has once again raised its official cash rate by a further 25 basis points to 4.25%, its fifth increase in its past six meetings (since October 2009). Governor Glen Stevens stated that the view of the RBA is that the global economy has continued to improve and domestic activity is recovering whilst the bank seeks to ensure that Australia’s economic expansion remains on track without an outbreak of inflation.

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Real Estate News: 5 Mar 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the 5 Mar 2010 edition of the Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine we feature a stunning home for sale in Mexico, plus give you the opportunity to live in one of the most “livable places” in the World for under $200,000. There’s also a look at Australia’s latest interest rates rise, we see how foreign buyers are pushing up prestige property prices in London, and for a little more light-hearted there’s “speed-renting” and the rather stylish W+W eco-toilet. Enjoy! All the best, Michael Marquette & Simon Turner.

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Australian Interest Rates Rise- the Shape of Things to Come for 2010

Seeking to cool a growing economy, the Reserve Bank of Australia has increased interest rates from 3.75% to 4% in a move widely expected by experts. As the only major economy to avoid recession (generally considered to be two consecutive quarters of negative growth), and the first to raise rates from 50-year lows as the economic crisis eased, it follows three consecutive rises at the end of 2009 but is the first rise for 2010.

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Real Estate News: Feb 02, 2010 Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine

In the latest Marquette Turner Luxury Homes eMagazine for February 2010, we feature the Top 10 best cities in the USA for investment, the modern cocoon shower complete with hydro therapy and mood lighting, there’s an outlook for Australia’s real estate for 2010; plus a wonderful luxurious oceanfront home in Hawaii. There was also an incorrect link for Senator Ted Kennedy’s Washington DC mansion last edition, so we’ve added it again this issue.

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Australian Interest Rates on Hold in February 2010

The Reserve Bank of Australia has decided to keep interest rates on hold at 3.75%. It was widely expected that interest rates would increase by 0.25% and the markets had already factored in that expected increase. Rates are still 3% less than when the current Federal Labor Government won power in November 2007.

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