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[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 16, 2019 @ 03:20 PM / by Eugene Kobiako

A photo of the central development plan for Dili, East Timor. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

Development and Housing in Dili, East Timor

East Timor, or Timor-Leste as it is known in one of its official languages, Portuguese, is a small country in Southeast Asia just north of Australia across the Timor Sea. 

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2019 @ 07:12 AM / by Emily Thomas

Luxembourg as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

Luxembourg experiencing a Landlord's Market

Luxembourg has a landlord’s market, with greater demand than supply. New construction is constant but mostly consists of smaller scale, high-end condo projects of five to fifteen units in a mix of flats and duplexes.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 03, 2019 @ 08:45 AM / by Morgan Grenier

London at night with urban Tower Bridge at center.

England's Tenant Fees Act

Initial costs of renting in England became less expensive last month as the Tenant Fees Act came into effect. While a ban to tenant fees has been discussed for a few years, the current legislation wasn’t finalized and passed until February. Scotland banned letting fees in 2012, and Wales is expected to pass a similar ban this fall.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:43 PM / by Rose Allen

Doha, Qatar as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

A declining rental market

With housing supply exceeding demand and the number of incoming expatriates dropping, Doha’s rental market declined over the past year. 

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2019 @ 08:11 PM / by Amber Chan

Bogota, Colombia as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

Political Change and New Regulations

The rental market is up in Bogota. The newly elected president’s tax cuts on corporations have led to more investment and more assignee arrivals, increasing demand for an already limited housing supply. 

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[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:07 AM / by Amber Chan

Dutch Housing Market

The housing markets in the Dutch cities that I surveyed – Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam – are showing rapid growth with increased demand from new expatriate arrivals. While uncertainty looms, opportunity grows in the wake of change.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 18, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Zach Rossignol

London Housing Market

London has registered eight consecutive down quarters in real estate sales. Though the decline is not entirely due to Brexit, the continued uncertainty surrounding Brexit has shaken the confidence of many potential investors and home-buyers. Conversely, the lettings market remains stable, if not competitive, with demand above the available housing supply on the market.

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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2019 @ 12:15 AM / by Emily Thomas

Dublin, Ireland as seen during a recent AIRINC cost of living survey.

Demand outweighing Supply

Residential rents continued to rise in Dublin and throughout the country even as sales prices stagnated. With hundreds of international pharma, medical device, and tech companies employing thousands of local transferees and expat assignees in Dublin, the city has long suffered a rental crisis with an undersupply of rental stock

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