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May 10, 2017

Global Tech-Hub Home Prices Growing More Than Twice as Fast as Financial Centers

Guangzhou, China Is the World's Fastest-Appreciating Real Estate Market

The tech industry is driving luxury real estate prices in cities such as San Francisco, although even expensive U.S. cities remain a bargain by global standards — particularly China.

That’s according to Knight Frank’s latest Prime Global Cities Index, which tracks luxury real estate price changes across 41 international cities. Overall, the index increased by 4.3 percent year over year in March, slightly higher growth than recorded in the fourth quarter of 2016. Twenty-seven of those cities recorded some rate of annual appreciation, one saw no price growth, and 13 experienced losses.

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