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International Housing Guide

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 30, 2019 @ 04:20 PM / by Rose Allen

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates during survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Rose Allen.

New Construction, Increased Vacancies, and Expo 2020

Rents dropped in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where housing supply continues to exceed demand.



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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 28, 2019 @ 07:00 AM / by Zach Rossignol

Housing in Brazil

As expatriates assigned to Brazil search for rental housing, they’ll soon ask an all too common question we get in the Data department at AIRINC: 

‘What is IPTU and how much does it cost?”



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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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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 08, 2019 @ 03:23 PM / by Michelle Curran

Domestic Moves

If you are relocating or temporarily assigning an employee within a single country, what kind of support should you give them? What is the impact on their compensation?



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[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 01, 2019 @ 12:05 AM / by Yimkwan Tsang

 Novorossiysk, Russia as seen during our recent on-site survey. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Eugene Kobiako.

Foreign Citizen Registration Law

In July of 2018, Russia changed its rule for foreign citizen registration. Previously, a foreign resident could register using their company address. The new rule no longer allows this and requires a home address.



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[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2018 @ 01:58 PM / by Gerald Abbey

Ankara, Turkey as seen during an AIRINC on-site cost of living survey.

Currency Bans in Turkish Real Estate Market

For many years, the expatriate rental market in Turkey has been dominated by leases signed and paid in USD or EUR. In September of this year, President Erdogan issued a decree stating that all leases in foreign currency must be converted to Turkish lira (TRY). This move was made to stem the sharp inflation that battered Turkey’s currency in 2018, resulting in a loss of over half its value at its worst point.



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