International

  • Global real estate giant, RE/MAX, has just announced its top performers for the 2019 first quarter, with a staggering 30 entries from Australia and New Zealand in the Global Top 100 lists. “Here the designation ‘Global’ represents all agents outside of the United States and Canada,” explained Michael Davoren, Managing Director of RE/MAX Australia and …

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  • Juwai.com has launched a new service in partnership with Archistar offering Chinese real estate buyers the option of analysing the floor-plans of potential acquisitions for Feng Shui. Archistar is an Australian Proptech startup, responsible for creating and operating a Feng Shui analysis feature that assesses floor-plans and provides insights and design recommendations. To celebrate the launch, …

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    Everyday we hear about a new platform which is leading the charge in making property management easier. Earlier this week, Hello Alfred announced an in-app assistant program which sets up building managers to a range of services for easier up keep. The Hello Alfred app provides apartment residents with on-request services from cleaning, grocery delivery, …

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  • The Wealth Report 2019, released this week by Knight Frank, reveals how much US$1 million can buy in prime cities around the world. The aim of the report is to approximate values for luxury properties globally, the study compares how many square metres of luxury internal floor space can be purchased with US$1 million as …

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  • Melbourne-based OBrien Real Estate, a boutique agency with a 27-office network of over 300 people, is strong on multiculturalism. On 21 March 2019, the group celebrated its diversity with a meeting recognising an important part of the group’s uniqueness. It was a special time to come together to appreciate one another’s values and differences. “The …

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  • Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies®. This is the eighth consecutive year in which Realogy has been recognised among 128 companies to be honored by Ethisphere spanning …

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  • Every now and then in your career, you may be fortunate enough to work on a project that is truly special. A body of work that not only stimulates you but has the potential to change the very face of the industry you are so passionate about. I am living one of those moments right …

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  • Harcourts International has announced the expansion of the growing Harcourts USA network. Global real estate pioneer Glen Coutinho has joined the Harcourts USA team as Director of Growth & Training, for the Pacific Region, and will become owner of a new office in Beverly Hills. “We are very pleased to welcome Glen to the Harcourts group,” …

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  • Juwai.com has released the Australia 2019 Outlook for Chinese Residential Real Estate Buying, which shows that 2019 will continue the strong outlook for Chinese investment as buyers are attracted by dropping prices in key markets. According to the report, Chinese buyers will be bolstered by strong Chinese wealth growth and the desire to get a …

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  • Fixed-fee agency Purplebricks has announced a change to its US business model, switching to a varied listing fee structure which will only be charged when a home is sold. The new approach for the network will launch this week and aligns the business with a more traditional agency model. “These changes have been informed by …

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  • The 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey shows Australia as the second most unaffordable market for housing, with New Zealand coming in third. The survey uses a measurement of ‘median multiple’ to rank affordability, which is found by dividing median house price by gross annual median household income. This method is the same favoured …

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  • Australian companies Crown Residences at Barangaroo, Ironfish, ArchiStar and BC Securities were four of the most notable among the 20 of the world’s very best China-focused real estate marketers who were named as winners of the Global Chinese Choice Award by Juwai.com at a gala black-tie dinner event in Shanghai on Wednesday, 5 December. The …

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  • Airbnb has announced they will begin building their own prototype homes in 2019 through a new project called Backyard. The short-term letting platform, which arguably kicked off the self-managed short-term letting craze, already has a global network of more than five million properties and is estimated to be worth approximately $38 billion. According to a …

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  • Greg Paramor AO will join the Board of Directors of Juwai.com as a non-executive director from 1 December 2018. Mr Paramor has been involved in the real estate and funds management industry for more than 40 years. He is former CEO of Mirvac Group, past president of both the Property Council of Australia and the Investment Funds …

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