China home prices snap three-month decline as market stabilises



[SHANGHAI] Chinese home prices rose in more cities in October, snapping a three-month decline in a sign the property market is stabilising after a government campaign to curb speculation and runaway price growth.



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Anne Frank Foundation buys her family home in Amsterdam



THE foundation maintaining the Amsterdam house where Jewish diarist Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War II said Thursday they had bought another property where her family lived in the 1930s.



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Vancouver condo rush sparks mass flipping frenzy



THE condominium market has turned red-hot in Vancouver, with agents saying local and offshore buyers are snapping up units that are not yet completed, even as a foreign buyer tax has sent detached home sales plunging.



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Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travellers



AIRBNB has acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.



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Allianz to boost China property investment, launches mall fund



ALLIANZ plans to boost real estate investment in China, announcing on Friday the launch of a US$750 million fund that targets malls in major cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.



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Gaw Capital fund to acquire PoMo for S$342m



A FUND managed by Gaw Capital Partners has agreed to pay Enviro-Hub Holdings and BS Capital S$342 million for PoMo, a nine-storey office and retail development in Selegie Road.



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Pair of Craig Road shophouses sold for S$18m



RECENTLY transacted conservation shophouses for which caveats have been lodged include a pair of adjoining conservation shophouses at 38 and 39 Craig Road.



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Smaller supply of quality units slows shophouse market in H2



THE shophouse market is poised for a slower second half after having hit high notes in the preceding two half-year periods.



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LTA gives in-principle nods for projects on Rio Casa, Serangoon Ville sites: KSH



KSH Holdings said on Friday evening that Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) has given in-principle approvals for redevelopment proposals to build 1,472 homes on the Rio Casa site in Hougang and a 1,052-residential unit project on the Serangoon Ville site in the Yio Chu Kang Road area.



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Gaw Capital pays Enviro-Hub, BS Capital S$342m for PoMo



A FUND managed by Gaw Capital Partners has agreed to acquire PoMo, a nine-storey office and retail development in Selegie Road, for S$342 million from Enviro-Hub Holdings Ltd and BS Capital.



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Serangoon Ville receives in-principle approval for 1,052 units: Heeton



The Land Transport Authority has given the greenlight in principle for property developer Heeton Holdings'to build 1,052 dwelling units on the site where Serangoon Ville now sits.



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Hatten Land acquiring two development sites in Malacca for RM108.6m



DEVELOPER Hatten Land is acquiring two parcels of land in Malacca for RM108.6 million (S$35.32 million) to develop separate integrated projects, the firm said on Thursday night.



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Vancouver condo rush sparks local and foreign flipping frenzy



[VANCOUVER] - The condominium market has turned red-hot in Vancouver, with agents saying local and offshore buyers are snapping up units that are not yet completed, even as a foreign buyer tax has sent detached home sales plunging.



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Consortium bags HK residential plot at record HK$17.3b



A CONSORTIUM including Sino Land has paid a record HK$17.3 billion (S$3.0 billion) for a plot of residential land in Hong Kong, signalling that the property market is still running hot.



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Tai Wah Building draws top bid of S$84.89m



TAI Wah Building at Killiney Road has found a buyer. Lucrum Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on real estate mainly in the Asia-Pacific, has placed a top bid of about S$84.89 million for the mixed-use development.



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