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Global Property Report: Top 5 Property Markets

Global Property Report: Top 5 Property Markets

Zurich

The latest Global Property report shows just five countries that have experienced a better property market in Q1 of 2009. So who are the lucky 5 and why? Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Canada, Portugal.

Property prices in Switzerland rose by 5.9 per cent for the year to the end of the first quarter of 2009. Some reasons as to why the Swiss property market is faring better …

Ronaldo puts his Manchester home up for sale

Ronaldo puts his Manchester home up for sale

Ronaldo's Manchester home

Only a few days before he played a friendly game in Dublin which saw Shamrock Rovers take on Real Madrid Soccer star Ronaldo put his Manchester pad up for sale.

The property was bought by Ronaldo about 18 months ago for £4million and now he has hopes of making and pocketing a nice 25% profit by listing the property for £5million!

So besides living in …

Deadline date set for €200 Property Tax payment

Deadline date set for €200 Property Tax payment

Property Tax

The €200 property tax that applies to all owners of a second home was passed as part of The Local Government (Charges) Bill 2009 in the Seanad yesterday.

On July 1st the bill was introduced to the Seanad and was expected to be passed by the end of the month. At that time there was no definite date as to when owners would be expected …

Former home of Al Capone $450,000

Former home of Al Capone $450,000

Former home of Al Capone, Chicago, IL

A property previously owned Al Capone; one of the world’s most famous gangsters of all time is on the market in the US for $450,000. The property is quite modest in comparison to Capone’s lifestyle, where he made his living leading a crime syndicate. The property which is located in a quite part of Chicago, IL, has four bedrooms, …

Top Ten cities billionaires call home

Top Ten cities billionaires call home

Ever curious to know to where all the billionaires live? Well the good people at Forbes decided to compile a nice list of the Top Ten Cities where billionaires call home.

New York One the other side of the pond New York City took the number one spot. The city is home to 85 billionaires. Their Mayor, Michael Bloomberg is their number one resident billionaire. And …

Improvements in Accessibility of Buildings Proposed

Improvements in Accessibility of Buildings Proposed

Proposals put forward to amend the Building Regulations Article 1997Our Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley put forward proposals today to amend the Building Regulations Article 1997 to help further improve access for people with a range of disabilities to buildings and facilities used within buildings.

The proposed amendments will require that all new buildings (other than dwellings) should be “designed and constructed …

Bernard Madoff's Properties seized

Bernard Madoff's Properties seized

Bernard Madoff US Properties

Last week Bernard Madoff’s New York Upper East Side Manhattan penthouse worth $7million was seized by US marshals.

Bernard Madoff who was the brains of a multi-billion-dollar (€65 million to be exact) investment fraud owned numerous properties stretched from New York City to the French Riviera which totaled a value of $22 million. His $11 million Palm Beach Estate in Florida and his …

MyHome Property Barometer Q2 2009

MyHome Property Barometer Q2 2009

MyHome.ie Property Barometer Q2 2009

It’s too early to call the bottom but the worst could be behind us as falls in property prices have ease significantly in the second quarter of this year according to the latest Property Barometer released by MyHome.ie. Some findings of the report include:

  • Nationally, asking prices have declined by 18.5% and by 23.3% on average in Dublin, since their peak
  • 7 months …
Melissa Joan Hart reduces sale price by $550,000

Melissa Joan Hart reduces sale price by $550,000

Melissa Joan Hart's Spanish Style Property LABack in October 2008 Actress Melissa Joan Hart or maybe better known to some of you as Sabrina the Teenage Witch put her Spanish style house which is located in the Studio City area of Los Angeles up for sale for $3.25 million. Now eight months on and with no interested buyers Melissa Joan Hart has reduced the asking …

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