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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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Guyanese Oil Boom Disrupting Georgetown Housing Market

Sep 24, 2019 @ 05:03 AM / by Andrew Morollo

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Since the 2015 discovery of vast oil deposits two hundred kilometers off Guyana’s coastline, the country has become one of the hottest oil and gas locations in the world. The capital city of Georgetown is now a center of activity as exploration, planning, and infrastructure development progress.

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Tourism Turmoil: Barcelona and Madrid’s Rental Markets

Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:59 PM / by Yimkwan Tsang

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Barcelona has 1.6 million residents and an annual influx of 30 million temporary residents. This excessive number of tourists has brought instability to the city’s housing market as many long-term rentals have turned into short-term furnished units to cater to demand.

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Expatriate Life in Dili and the Impact of a Governmental Push for Tourism

Aug 16, 2019 @ 03:20 PM / by Eugene Kobiako

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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. It is one of the world’s youngest nations and still feels relatively undeveloped. The main expatriate population comes from embassies, NGOs, aid organizations, and banks.

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Luxembourg's 38% population growth impacting housing market

Jul 18, 2019 @ 07:12 AM / by Emily Thomas

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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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Initial costs of renting in England have decreased

Jul 03, 2019 @ 08:45 AM / by Morgan Grenier

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Initial costs of renting in England became cheaper 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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Housing Market Snapshot: Supply outpacing demand in Doha, Qatar

Apr 21, 2019 @ 07:43 PM / by Rose Allen

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With housing supply exceeding demand and the number of incoming expatriates dropping, Doha’s rental market declined over the past year. New construction of housing units continues across Doha, especially in Lusail City, where expats with reduced budgets can find better properties at lower costs.

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Housing Market Snapshot: Rents in Bogota, Colombia on the Rise!

Apr 11, 2019 @ 08:11 PM / by Amber Chan

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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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Uncertainty Looms, Opportunity Grows: Impact of BREXIT in the Netherlands

Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:07 AM / by Amber Chan

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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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