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Geopolitics & Real Estate: Iranian Influence and Investment in Syria

Since March 2011, political instability in Syria has influenced the Iranian regime to spend over $100 billion USD to keep Bashar Hafez al-Assad in power and push forward with investment in Syria. Many academics and political spectators have argued that Iran gains absolutely nothing by investing so much into the Assad regime and the…

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How Will The US-China “Trade War” Impact Real Estate? With the intensity of the US-China trade war growing, it's important to consider the role real estate will play and how different markets will be impacted.

On March 22, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive memorandum to impose tariffs as high as 25% on US$60 billion worth of Chinese exports such as steel and aluminium to the United States. In response to this, on April 2, China announced retaliatory tariffs worth around US$3 billion on a range of U.S. food…

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Norwegian architecture through the ages A presentation of architecture in Norway and the changes that it has seen throughout history.

Architecture represents both the process and the product of planning, designing and constructing structures. Architectural work manifested in the form of buildings is often thought to be a symbol or a work of art. Such a way of perceiving them is best seen through the fact that historical civilizations are often identifiable by their surviving…

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Home Ownership: Heaven and Hell? A Practical Example What could we learn from Romania about home ownership?

If most of us could associate one thing with the property market, it would most likely be the housing crisis – not only are there not enough properties overall but there are not enough affordable properties. Why? The reoccurring answer to this demand, many of us would love to own a home. We want to own…

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China and Its Domination of The Real Estate Market Mainland Chinese cities have reported the strongest house price growth in 2017, a new study says.

Property prices have increased by more than 10% in eight Chinese cities, with Chongqing in the lead as the top riser for both the mainstream (+ 58.9%) and the prime property (+48.5%) market. The city in southwest China, which boasts an urban population of more than 8 million people, is just one of the 13 out…

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The impacts of oil price reverse on Dubai real estate What does oil have to do with real estate? Can Dubai's real estate market make a comeback?

The UAE's economic growth will accelerate to 4.4 per cent in 2018 as global growth is expected to pick up steam from 2017, driven by a rebound in investment, manufacturing and trade, as reported by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). As we close the books on Q4 of 2017 and reflect on the most recent…

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“Should I Consider Moving to Dubai?” Dubai has been known to be a hot-spot for expats, but why should more millennials consider the move?

As the largest Western expatriate community in Dubai, British citizens make up a significant share of those renting and buying properties in the most populous demographic of the United Arab Emirates. Among this expat community is an increasingly growing number of millennials, who with them have brought a surging new demand for accommodation that is…

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Has The Uncertainty Surrounding Brexit Really Impacted UK Real Estate? There's been enough doom and gloom surrounding Brexit and its impacts, but surely there is still light at the end of the tunnel.

There is certainly no debate regarding how well Brexit was initially and is currently being handled, however, it's imperative that we look towards the future in a more positive light than what is currently being portrayed in a myriad of different media outlets. Brexit has caused a wave of uncertainty for many sectors in the…

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Milan: A Key Player for European Investments Milan has once again recovered and has attracted significant interest from foreign wealth funds after a tough few years.

Should we stop thinking about fashion and luxury when it comes to Milan and begins turning attention toward investment instead? Well, the Italian Revenue Agency seems to think so. This is great news for Italy’s economy, which has been suffering over the last few years, nevertheless, most investments still come from international capital. Shareholders from…

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