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Overall Economy Political chaos in Italy, the spike in oil price and US-China trade battle. Despite the chaos, the global economy entered 2018 with more optimism than at any time in the past decade. Nearly all of the world’s leading… Read more
British Columbia’s foreign buyers’ tax will be increased from 15 to 20% and the geographic region subject to the tax will be expanded, the government announced as part of its 2018 budget. From 21st February 2018 onwards, foreign buyers will… Read more
Whether the current economic cycle has peaked is a recurring question analysts have had to answer as we move into Q1 of 2018. Real estate and investment experts were feeling bullish on Asia, generally enthusiastic about continental Europe, while cautious… Read more
Driven by overstretched balance sheets and a government crackdown on lavish overseas spending, China’s two biggest corporate shoppers, Dalian Wanda Group and HNA Group, are set to go on a selling spree, China Money Network reported on 22 January 2018. Wanda… Read more
Real estate investment often involves identifying if a property has a good value for its location and condition. Forbes invited prominent members of the real estate industry to provide at-a-glance tips to determine if a property is a good deal.… Read more
The third quarter of 2017 has been a period of strong gains, with most major equity markets providing positive returns and property markets remaining strong across the board. As we move into the last quarter, many experts have noted the… Read more
Last week, Property Passbook was featured in an article by CBC News reporting on foreign buyers of real estate in Montreal. CBC News noted that Montreal is currently the 10th most researched location on Property Passbook. When interviewed, Property Passbook’s… Read more
As we pass the midpoint of 2017, global financial markets remain buoyant and property markets are generally strong across the board. Some clear trends are emerging including the decline of the finance sector, Brexit effects, emerging Asia, and Trump. On… Read more
Property Passbook was recently featured in an article by 第一财经 (Yicai), China’s largest financial media conglomerate. The article discussed the phenomenon of Chinese millennials buying real estate overseas. Our statistics show that 50% of overseas real estate investors are below the… Read more
The 1st and 2nd quarters of 2017 have been a volatile period for the global property market. Here are the five most significant policies and trends pertaining to global investment into new construction residential real estate.   TORONTO – The… Read more