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Housing Update – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   There has been stability in rental costs over recent years as shown in the table below: However vacancy rates have been declining, and this could lead to pressure on rents in …

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Japan – Domestic Helpers

Hiring a domestic helper might be common in many countries, however it’s rare for Japanese families to hire full-time helpers. Some Japanese families hire helpers from local companies, and many also hire such help on special occasions such as when they move out from the apartment/house or do major cleaning such as before New Year’s …

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Malaysia – Using a Housing Agent or Realtor to Ease the Home Search Process

Why using a housing agent/realtor can ease the home search process for an expatriate… Searching for a new home can be a stressful and exhausting process. What more if you are moving to another country, with a different culture and way of doing things. If you will be moving with your family, that will be …

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Australia – Big rent increases in Melbourne & Canberra

Tight rental markets generating big rent increases in Melbourne and Canberra Latest capital city rental data for apartments affirms the link between vacancy rates and rent increases. It seems a logical outcome of the working of supply and demand, however this is not always the case. In the latest available data (March quarter of 2018) …

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Australia – Housing Costs Update

A Focus on Relocation within Australia Volatility in sales prices in Sydney and Melbourne, and greater stability in other State Capitals. Rental stability across the country except for Perth. What does this mean for employers relocating staff interstate to Sydney and Melbourne ? In our August Client Alert we commented that Sydney and Melbourne rents …

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