Real Estate Development


  • Chinese Property Market Bottoming Out     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Donald Han, Senior Advisor at HSR Property Group says that property prices in China are bottoming out, and will remain "U" shaped before prices pick up. There is still a lot of unsold stock in the market, he said.

  • The World's Hottest Real Estate Markets Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | 6:54 PM ET
    Global property markets have had a forgettable last year, with prices rising a paltry 0.5 percent, leading to gloomy forecasts for the current year as well. But over the past five years beginning 2006, property prices have registered huge gains sparking fears of an asset bubble and concerns over the impact of high household debt.We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest property markets based on research by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, which ranks countries according to

    We've put together a list of the world's 10 hottest real estate markets. Find out which countries have seen house prices skyrocket.

  • Investors Are Looking to Buy Homes by the Thousands Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:35 PM ET

    With home prices down more than a third from their peak and the market swamped with foreclosures, large investors are salivating at the opportunity to buy perhaps thousands of homes at deep discounts and fill them with tenants. The New York Times reports.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!

  • Washington D.C. and Its Suburbs Prime Attraction Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:50 PM ET

    Thanks to high gasoline prices, today's home buyers want to be close in. D.C., with so many  thriving suburbs and an expansive Metro system, offers ample opportunity.

  • Wealth Gap on Display at China’s Parliament Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 10:22 PM ET
    A man walks past a billboard outside a shopping mall housing luxury brands in Shanghai.

    Outside its scripted meetings, China’s annual parliament gives rise to two activities that expose opposite ends of the country’s growth story: a boom in luxury shopping matched only by a surge in public complaints about corruption, the FT reports.

  • China Giving Mixed Signals on Property Market Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 2:31 AM ET

    Beijing's recent announcement that it has enough room to ease monetary policy is sending mixed signals about its stance on the property market, says a market watcher who sees an increase in liquidity working against curbs introduced to cool the real estate sector.

  • Ethan Allen CEO on Redecorating Recovery     Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012 | 2:21 PM ET

    Farooq Kathwari, Ethan Allen Interiors CEO, discusses whether signs of life among homebuilders could signal a recovery in the home interior industry.

  • Existing Home Sales Rise 4.3%     Wednesday, 22 Feb 2012 | 1:00 PM ET

    Existing home sales did rise 4.3% month to month although they are basically flat from a year ago, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • China City Suspends Plans to Ease Property Controls Sunday, 12 Feb 2012 | 10:00 PM ET

    China's third-tier city of Wuhu, in eastern Anhui province, has suspended a plan to ease property control restrictions, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Monday.

  • China City Raises Cash Subsidies for Home Buyers Thursday, 9 Feb 2012 | 10:18 PM ET

    China's third-tier city of Wuhu, in eastern Anhui province, has relaxed restrictions on purchases of homes, easing limits on multiple home buyers and raising cash subsidies, the official China Securities Journal reported on Friday.

  • How GOP Should Target Florida Voters     Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 4:55 PM ET

    If Republicans want to win Floridians, they had better have a plan to deal with the housing distress in that state, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • BofA's Moynihan on Housing     Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 | 3:44 PM ET

    Fannie & Freddie are providing alot of liquidity in the market, says Brian Moynihan, Bank of America CEO. "We have shaped our mortgage business to be much smaller," he tells CNBC's Maria Bartiromo.

  • Can Big Money Fix Housing Market?     Monday, 23 Jan 2012 | 2:49 PM ET

    Why some hedge funds' new strategy of buying foreclosed homes and then fixing them for sale is not a good idea, suggests CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Do neighborhoods benefit only when foreclosures are sold to owner-occupants?

  • Investing in Foreclosures     Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 4:42 PM ET

    A look at how investors and realtors can profit from foreclosures, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Fifth Avenue's Commercial Real Estate Shift     Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 10:40 AM ET

    A look at why Joe Sitt, Thor Equities CEO, is making a big bet that the world's well-known stores and hotels will move south to another stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

  • Health of Housing Market     Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 2:15 PM ET

    Want your own house but don't have money for the down payment? Maybe that's not a problem, says Peter Boockvar, Miller Tabak.

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    Marriott International completed the spinoff of its timeshare division as it focuses on its lodging management and franchise business. 

  • Sinking Underwater Mortgages     Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 10:45 AM ET

    The biggest problem in today's housing market is that nearly 11 million borrowers owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, with CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Halloween Pop-Up Stores No Trick for Mall Landlords Friday, 21 Oct 2011 | 4:06 PM ET

    Temporary stores specializing in the holiday are everywhere — sometimes two in a suburban strip or city block. It's part of a booming retail business model, now worth some $8 billion a year.

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