World’s Most Overpriced Real Estate Markets

September 9, 2007

1_0827real.jpgBuy a home in Monaco and you’ll enjoy iconic beaches, glamorous casinos, a renowned arts and music scene, pulsating nightlife and boutique-packed boulevards. You’ll also pay for it.That’s because the Mediterranean principality tops our list of the world’s most overpriced real estate markets. The rankings were compiled by calculating an effective annualized rate of return on a property based on annual cash flows derived from renting and adjusted for capital gains tax, transaction fees, operating costs and maintenance, appreciation and inflation. We then flipped the return rate to resemble the more familiar price-to-earnings (P/E) measure. More 

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