Archive for December, 2011

Hong Kong Real Estate Market Expected To Struggle In 2012

Real estate analyst Knight Frank expects the Hong Kong real estate market to struggle in 2012.

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Best Small Businesses To Start In 2012

Looking to start a small business in the new year? If so, make sure to consider these industry segments. Whether looking to buy into a franchise, or start your own business, these 5 industries promise to be in high demand in the the coming year

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Housing Market Hopes To Finish The Year Strong

While the housing market is in no way out of the woods yet, there is some positive news to report. Pending home sales rose 7.3% last month, and are now at the highest level they have been since April.

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Mortgage Rates Predicted To Remain At Record Lows Through 2012

Analysts at Freddie Mac believe that the record low mortgage rates will continue through 2012.

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Portugal Real Estate Sales Down, But Rentals Strong

While real estate sales in Portugal continue to struggle, the rental market continues to be strong. As people choose to hold off on buying, naturally this increases the stock of individuals looking to rent

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Portugal Real Estate Sales Down, But Rentals Strong

While real estate sales in Portugal continue to struggle, the rental market continues to be strong. As people choose to hold off on buying, naturally this increases the stock of individuals looking to rent. All is not perfect in the rental market, however, as more home owners add their properties to…

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New high-end realty offices opening despite real estate downturn

Boutique firms in high-end niches are continuing to open even as the number of licensed agents statewide shrinks. Despite the tanking of the housing market, posh new realty offices have continued to open their doors, particularly in upper-priced Los Angeles-area communities where agents need only a few sales a year to make a living.

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New high-end realty offices opening despite real estate downturn

Boutique firms in high-end niches are continuing to open even as the number of licensed agents statewide shrinks. Despite the tanking of the housing market, posh new realty offices have continued to open their doors, particularly in upper-priced Los Angeles-area communities where agents need only a few sales a year to make a living.

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Farmland In UK To Continue Rapid Rise, Says Analyst

After rising 138% over the past five years, investors might be tempted to think farmland in the UK has peaked. However, one analyst sees another 36% increase in the cards over the next five years. With the volatile stock markets, and the constant threat EU demise, a return like that would certainly..

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Opening A Boutique Hotel In Panama

Many people dream of running a boutique hotel or bed and breakfast from some tropical location, but few actually live that dream. Erica and Kevin Moore decided to move forward on their dream and aren’t looking back.

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