Marseille rental market crunch

    Jul 28, 2021 @ 01:46 PM / by Aaron Leal

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    Global Mobility is often challenged by local HR about the housing budgets in a given location. What do you do in this case? Do you consider HR’s input and potentially adjust the housing budgets accordingly, or do you maintain the housing budgets based on the data from your provider?

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    Phasing Out France’s Infamous Residence Tax

    Jul 23, 2021 @ 09:52 AM / by Tobi Howell

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    The end is close for France’s highly disfavored taxe d’habitation, or residence tax. The Macron administration announced in June 2021 that, by 2023, no household will pay this tax on its main residence.

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    U.S. real estate market and the impact on cost-of-living

    Jul 19, 2021 @ 12:38 PM / by Christopher Bloedel

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    Mark Twain famously said, “buy land, they’re not making it anymore”. This rings true today as it relates to the U.S. housing market. Various reasons – local market conditions, lack of supply, robust demand from homebuyers as they take advantage of historically low interest rates, etc. – have caused a surge in home prices.

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    Do you consider input from local HR when updating housing budgets?

    Jul 02, 2021 @ 05:18 AM / by Sandra De Bruyker

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    Global Mobility is often challenged by local HR about the housing budgets in a given location. What do you do in this case? Do you consider HR’s input and potentially adjust the housing budgets accordingly, or do you maintain the housing budgets based on the data from your provider?

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    International Demand Strains Suriname’s Housing Market

    Apr 06, 2021 @ 12:00 PM / by Mona Zayed

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    In recent months, several major oil companies expanded their offshore drilling operations in Guyana to include neighboring Suriname. The entry into Suriname was facilitated by the country’s shifting political climate and the economic vulnerability triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the sudden arrival of expatriates into the capital, Paramaribo, the housing market is already experiencing considerable strain. 

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    Sydney and Melbourne: Is There Supply for Every Demand?

    Mar 24, 2021 @ 10:21 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Since March of 2020, more than 450,000 Australian citizens and permanent residents returned home on the advice of the Australian Federal Government. International travel was becoming increasingly complex and many countries established travel restrictions or closed borders. 

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    A House Supply Crunch in San Juan’s Rental Market

    Mar 12, 2021 @ 10:11 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    Over the past year, the rental market in San Juan, Puerto Rico experienced a significant supply crunch of houses. Some of this supply crunch can be directly attributed to changing consumer desires during the COVID-19 pandemic. In cities around the world, demand plummeted for small apartments in city centers while it surged for houses in the suburbs with additional...

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    How do you find a home to rent in Zug, Switzerland?

    May 05, 2020 @ 05:49 PM / by Philli Wong

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    During my Switzerland survey, I found that many people choose to live in Zug for its lower cost of living and lower tax costs compared to neighboring cities Lucerne and Zurich. Zug is just about thirty minutes by train, which makes it a practical choice.

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    Obvious Change: My Third Survey of Far East Russia

    Oct 08, 2019 @ 02:00 AM / by Philli Wong

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    I recently surveyed Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a city in the far east Russia, for the third time. Given the city’s size, it is easy to notice any changes. Sakhalin Island is developing in accordance with the government’s plan to promote tourism, which would also increase recreation options for expatriates. 

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    Georgetown, Guyana Growing to Meet International Demand

    Oct 01, 2019 @ 12:16 PM / by Andrew Morollo

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    Oil was discovered offshore Guyana nearly five years ago, but the country has taken a fairly measured approach to development, bringing in consultants to ensure that the oil industry (and the country’s future economy) is stable. The first extraction project, Liza Phase I, is on schedule to begin production of 120,000 barrels of oil per day starting in Q1 2020. The rate of incoming workers is picking up speed and demand has risen quickly not only for rentals properties, but also goods and services.

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