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India Real Estate Market Forecast 2019: A Complete Overview

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India is one of the fastest growing countries in the world at the moment, and set to become a superpower in the coming decades.

Real estate investors, manufacturers, and other international companies have turned their eyes to this country, as it’s set to compete with neighboring rivals like China.

The real estate market has not performed as good compared to places like China, Vietnam, or the Philippines though, and the future is yet to be determined.

In this article, I explain more in detail about how India’s real estate market has performed the past years and what my predictions are for 2019.

India’s real estate market performance in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

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China Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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China’s real estate market has grown immensely the past years and accounts for 30% of the total GDP. We’ve seen both ups and downs in the market, with a big correction in 2015-2016.

With an economy that has slowed down, and with an escalating trade war with the US, it will be interesting to see how the market is set to perform in 2019.

In this article we take a look at how China’s real estate market has performed the past years and what my predictions are for 2019.

How has China’s real estate market performed the past years?

China’s real estate market is one of the fastest growing in the world and a main driver of the Chinese economy. As prices have surged since the 2000s, setting foot into the housing market has become popular to gain wealth.

Many of the luxury goods and sports cars you see in places like Shanghai (I’ve seen plenty of them) are bought with money made from real estate.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, first-tier and second-tier cities like Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing have seen higher increases of residential house prices.

To give you an overview, I’ve listed the average real estate prices in RMB/square meter from 2013 to 2016 below. The numbers speak for themselves.

Shanghai real estate prices

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Vietnam Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Vietnam opened up to foreign property investors in 2015 and has seen a massive growth since. Buyers from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, and Korea in particular, see Vietnam as a lucrative market with high ROIs.

If you plan to buy property in Vietnam, it’s important that you understand the economic climate, and the outlook for the coming year. In this article, I explain about how the market has performed in previous years, and what my predictions are for Vietnam’s property market in 2019.

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How has Vietnam’s real estate market performed the past years?

The real estate market has emerged as a thriving and fast-growing real estate market in Southeast Asia. Suffering from a housing bust in 2009, the market recovered in 2013 and has seen a constant and fast growth.

Below I’ve listed the main reasons why the market has developed quickly in recent years:

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Australia Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Australia is the to-go place for people who wish to live in a stable nation, offering great education, and with a preferable climate. Foreign investors, many from China, have flooded the market and real estate prices have reached record breaking levels.

The country has never experienced a major decline and didn’t suffer much during the subprime crash 2008, when prices continued upwards. There are several interesting reasons behind this, of course.

In this article, I explain how Australia’s property market has performed the past years, about the markets in Sydney and Melbourne, what my predictions are for 2019, and more.

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Australia’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

The property market in Australia was booming in 2017 with house prices breaking all-time high records. The millenials were even told to give up eating avocado toasts, if they ever wanted to afford a house.

According to Huffington Post Australia, the house price growth in the recent years are related to:

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Dubai Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Dubai is Asia’s equivalent to Hong Kong and relies less on oil production compared to many neighboring countries. It’s been a hot-spot for Western celebrities and investors from India, just to mention a few, and seen a big growth in the past decades.

If you plan to buy real estate in Dubai, it’s important that you know how healthy the market is at the moment, and what you can expect for the year to come.

In this article, I explain where the market stands right now, present data and analysis from previous years, and what my predictions are for 2019. Let’s have a look.

Dubai’s real estate market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

Before we try to forecast Dubai’s real estate market performance in 2019, it’s important that you understand how the market has performed the past years.

The market has had a turbulent time and some of its worst years in 2015 – 2016, when real estate prices declined much. The market has therefore been in a recovery mode in 2017 – 2018.

Still, prices and rents didn’t fall as much during these years, for example, the average sales price decreased by around 5.6% in 2017 according to Savills, while the average rents fell by 7%.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developments_in_Dubai

We can call it a price correction for sure as the main reason behind the decline is that the market became one of the hottest in the past two decades. In 2004-2006, this small city had 30,000 cranes, equaling to 25% of all cranes in the world, which speaks for itself.

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Hong Kong Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Hong Kong is famously known for being one of the easiest and best places to do business in the world. Income and corporate taxes are a fraction compared to many Western countries and places like Vietnam and Mainland China.

Not to forget, the market is transparent and closely regulated and Hong Kong will always be a preferred destination and perform well in the long run.

Foreign property investors, mainly from Mainland China, have poured in the past years and the property market is one of the hottest and most frequently mentioned in the local and foreign media.

In this article, I explain how Hong Kong’s property market has performed the past years, what’s driving the market, and what my predictions are for the market in 2019.

Hong Kong’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

Hong Kong’s property market is one of the hottest and Hong Kong real estate is among the most expensive in the world, outperforming places like Singapore and Sydney.

Real estate prices have increased by double digits the past years, in the second quarter of 2018, the year-on-year price increase was 13.5%, a bit higher than the price increase in the first quarter of 2018.

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Indonesia Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Indonesia is set to become a new economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia, luring more investors from overseas.

Increasingly more foreign buyers, especially from China, have spotted investment opportunities in Indonesia’s real estate market. I personally believe that Indonesia will become more and more interesting, once we see more regulatory changes to foreign ownership of property.

Before you make any investment decisions, it’s important that you understand how healthy the market is, and where we are in the market cycle. In this article, I explain how Indonesia’s property market has performed the past years and what my predictions are for 2019.

Indonesia’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

Indonesia’s property market has slowed down the past years, after experiencing a sharp growth from the end of 2012 and throughout 2013. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an illustrative graph showing the price changes, and the decline starting in 2013.

As shown, the average price increase has slipped from 14% in 2013, down to around 3% in 2017 and 2018.

There are four main reasons for this decline:

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Malaysia Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Malaysia is one of the most foreign friendly countries in Southeast Asia, in terms of property buying regulations. Many expats favor Malaysia, and other foreigners decide to stay here permanently.

If you plan to buy real estate in Malaysia, it’s important that you understand how healthy the market is, and whether you can expect a potential increase or decrease in the coming years.

In this article, I explain what my projection is for Malaysia’s property market in 2019. My prediction is based on the market condition in recent years, the current economic climate, and historical data. I’ll start explaining about how the market performed the past years.

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Malaysia’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

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Philippines Real Estate Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Philippines has become one of the hotspots for foreign property buyers in Asia.

With favorable demographics and an increasing middle class, Metro Manila has undoubtedly seen the biggest interest. Corporations also move elsewhere, setting up offices in places like Cebu, where operating costs are lower.

In this article, I explain how Philippines property market has performed the past years. I’ll also share my predictions how I believe that the market will perform in 2019.

Keep in mind that foreseeing how a market will perform in the coming years is not the easiest task on hand. If you have any information you would like to share, you can share a comment at the end of the article.

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Philippine’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

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Thailand Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Buying property overseas is one of the biggest investments many foreigners make. Before you deep dive into a developing market, it’s important that you do thorough research, checking the market cycle and how healthy the market is.

Thailand is inevitably one of the most popular countries when foreigners decide to buy property overseas. In this article, I’ve included my projections on Thailand’s property market in 2019.

Thailand is undoubtedly one of the most popular choices foreigners have when buying property overseas. In this article, I explain what my predictions are for Thailand’s property market in 2019.

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Thailand’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

Thailand’s property market has been in a slow but consistent upward trend for over a decade now. The main reason is the increasing number of foreigners that visit and live in Thailand.

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