ZACK Fountas bought a new one-bedroom apartment in White Plains, New York, from his home in Chicago, without ever having set foot inside the building. The 850 sq ft apartment is within walking distance of the train station, and with an asking price of US$155,000, it appeared on paper to have almost everything that Mr Fountas and his fiancee were looking for, including a dishwasher.
ON Monday, US President Donald Trump will have a closely watched meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, just days after the announcement that 12 Russian military intelligence officers had been indicted on charges of hacking Democratic organisations in an effort to affect the 2016 election.
A CLUSTER of freehold shophouses, terrace houses and walk-up apartments at the intersection of St George's Road and Serangoon Road is on the market, with a reserve price of S$133.66 million.
DESPITE the government's recent cooling measures, Koh Brothers Group's managing director and chief executive, Francis Koh, will still tender for one or two more mass market sites in Singapore to balance out his slate of Holland Village projects.
DEVELOPERS may trim prices of new launches by as much as 10 per cent from their earlier indications in response to the latest round of property cooling measures, with high-end homes likely to see bigger adjustments, analysts say.
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THREE unrelated families are selling their adjacent bungalows along Lorong H Telok Kurau in District 15 to a developer for S$37.89 million.
OXLEY Holdings executive chairman and chief executive Ching Chiat Kwong bought more than 11 million company shares on the open market from Tuesday to Thursday for S$3.9 million, joining the company's deputy chief executive in a bout of buying activity this week.
MORE tourists to Asia are opting to stay in privately owned apartments even when five-star hotel rooms are available for as little as US$100 a night, according to online travel booking platform Agoda Services.
COMMERCIAL real estate services and investment firm CBRE has launched for sale four freehold shophouses on Macpherson Road, via an expression of interest exercise.
ALLIANZ is understood to have entered into a lease at ASB Tower, the new development coming up on the former CPF Building site in Robinson Road, at a gross signing rental of around S$11.50 per square foot (psf) a month.
AS famed psychologist Abraham Maslow argued, shelter is one of man's most fundamental needs. Trying to satisfy that need for the 1.38 billion people in China is definitely no mean feat. Furthermore, the desire to upgrade and accumulate investment assets should keep demand for real estate in major global cities growing over time. Perhaps then, investing in a Chinese developer would appear to be a potentially attractive proposition. However, developers differentiate themselves by positioning their land bank to achieve a desired level of exposure to certain provinces or cities. From an investment point of view, which regions bear the most potential, and which developers would stand to benefit?