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BBC News - UK house prices still accelerating, ONS says

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bbc.com - The rate at which house prices are rising has continued to increase, according to official figures. Prices across the UK rose by 9.1% in the year to February 2014, the Office for National Statistic...

Loan program to help small rental buildings - chicagotribune.com

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chicagotribune.com - Duane Ehresman has bought and rehabbed 21 midsize multifamily buildings in some of Chicago's most challenged neighborhoods over the past 25 years. Now he is hoping a new program will help him tackl...

A Conversation with HUD Secretary Donovan

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bipartisanpolicy.org - Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and NYU Wagner in New York City next Tuesday, April 22 for a conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. Sec...

Weholite shortlisted for ‘Product of the Year’ in national awards

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weholite.co.uk - Asset International is in line to scoop another top national award, as it is named as a finalist in the Product of the Year category in the prestigious Housing Excellence Awards 2014. Widely recogn...

Sunnier Days Ahead in Housing, Freddie Says

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realtormag.realtor.org - The housing market is stronger today than at any point since the Great Recession and has made progress in several key areas after hitting bottom in 2009, Freddie Mac reports in a blog post looking ...

More momentum in housing than stocks, Shiller says

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cnbc.com - But with signs of possibly higher rates and the Federal Reserve tapering its bond purchases—so far in three, $10 billion chunks—to $55 billion a month, mortgages won't be historically cheap forever...

Outside of your house, there’s almost no inflation - MarketWatch First Take - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — There’s not much inflation out there in the United States, and what little there is perfectly acceptable to the Federal Reserve. Here’s the background: The consumer price...

Fixed Mortgage Rates Tick Down

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rismedia.com - Recently, Freddie Mac released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey® (PMMS®), showing average fixed mortgage rates moving down slightly as we head into the spring homebuying season. “M...

Re/Max: Canada's housing market poised for robust spring and summer » BuzzBuzzHome News

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news.buzzbuzzhome.com - An unusually harsh winter delayed the start of the spring home buying season in many Canadian markets east of British Columbia, while low inventory led to significant price increases, according to ...

Cooperation against housing exclusion

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housingeurope.eu - It is necessary from a human and socio-economic perspective and it will save huge future costs for society. The Supporting People programme in the United Kingdom has been recently evaluated. Findin...

Bermondsey Island, London

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e-architect.co.uk - Housing Scheme, London Building, England Architecture, Architect, Images Southwark Residential Development, South London – design by Urban Salon Location: 58 Abbey Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3NQ, Lond...

The Great Housing Disaster: do private landlords risk becoming the new bankers?

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jrf.org.uk - Private landlords risk gaining the same reputation as bankers in Britain’s housing crisis, warns Danny Dorling. In his new book he says that the UK housing market is fuelling a 'prince and pauper' ...

Stunning tropical island in Bahamas with own runway could be yours – for £6million | Property | News

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express.co.uk - Innocence Island is the biggest privately-owned island in the Exuma area of the Bahamas. The luxury island boasts its own 2,700ft private runway with its own airport code (MYEY), with chartered fli...

In Many Cities, Rent Is Rising Out of Reach of Middle Class - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - MIAMI — For rent and utilities to be considered affordable, they are supposed to take up no more than 30 percent of a household’s income. But that goal is increasingly unattainable for middle-incom...

Here Comes A Big Day For US Economics

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patriotradionetwork.com - Via Calculated Risk, here’s all the stuff that’s on the docket: • At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index. • At 8...

Estate Agent Today - Government announces three redress schemes

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estateagenttoday.co.uk - The schemes – The Property Ombudsman, Ombudsman Services Property and The Property Redress Scheme – will consider issues of hidden fees and poor service, and as with the sales system now where a co...

Senior housing could start to move to cities - baltimoresun.com

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baltimoresun.com - Urban living doesn't appeal just to the young and hip. Developers of senior housing are starting to test the allure of walkable communities with access to city amenities. Some are including densely...

NYU Tuition/Housing for FL student! by Sara Czafit - GoFundMe

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gofundme.com - CLASS OF 2018, COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Hello! I'm Sara Czafit, from Orlando, Florida. I'm graduating from the IB program at Seminole High School and I'm excited for the opportunities waiting f...

New homebuyers getting priced out of housing markets - Apr. 3, 2014

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money.cnn.com - In cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, prices have climbed by as much as 20% or more in the past year, well above the national average of 13%, according to Case Shiller. Plus mortgage ...

No Place For Home: Are trailer parks a thing of the past? | The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti

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cbc.ca - When the Burton Avenue Mobile Home Park in Barrie, Ontario closes this summer, more than 200 people will need a new place to live. Freelance journalist J.P. Davidson introduced us to Wilfred Gabalo...

How Burrowing Owls Lead To Vomiting Anarchists (Or SF’s Housing Crisis Explained)

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techcrunch.com - The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today’s Silicon Valley. This was simply the result of bad planning and la...

Only 15% of Home Buyers Qualify For The Loan They Need. Why Is It So Hard? - Yahoo Singapore Finance

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sg.finance.yahoo.com - According to a Straits Times report, the number of people who have been able to get a home loan since the implementation of the Total Debt Servicing Ratio (TDSR) regulations last year has dropped d...

More momentum in housing than stocks, Shiller says - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - With recent signs that housing may be slowing down a bit, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller told CNBC on Tuesday that he'd still describe the recovery as strong. "There is a certain, sub...

Survey shows consumers bullish on housing, skeptical about recovery

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inman.com - More than one in three homeowners and renters surveyed by Fannie Mae in March said it’s a good time to sell, up from about one in four at the same time last year. Sixty-nine percent said it’s a goo...

Foreign property demand lifts: NAB

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businessspectator.com.au - Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 2...

Low cost housing, but at what cost? - Livemint

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livemint.com - Would you invest in a 2-bedroom house located in a metro city and costing Rs.25 lakh? Yes? Even if it has only the basic amenities and is far away from the city centre? Many people are indeed inves...

Housing Trouble Grows in China

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chinausfocus.com - Wu Xuesong, a professor in this city on the Yangtze, says he doubled his money on an apartment he bought as an investment some years back and is ahead on a second. Mr. Wu slides open a dining-room ...

Calculated Risk: Weekly Update: Housing Tracker Existing Home Inventory up 7.8% year-over-year on April 14th

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calculatedriskblog.com - Here is another weekly update on housing inventory ... There is a clear seasonal pattern for inventory, with the low point for inventory in late December or early January, and then usually peaking ...

Homeless Connect a success for city’s needy

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nowtoronto.com - Marie Ranger has lived on the streets on and off for 10 years. For four months she’s been living in a shelter. On April 13, she filled out an application for housing at Homeless Connect, Toronto’s ...

Locality Working Scrutiny Committee - Tue, 15th Apr 2014 - 5:30 pm - Cheshire West and Chester Council webcasting

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cheshirewestandchester.public-i.tv - The webcast will begin automatically when the meeting starts. There is a full help section if you are experiencing any problems with viewing the webcasts. There is no charge for using the webcastin...

The key to affordable housing for essential workers? A £50,000 salary | Money

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theguardian.com - Key workers are finding themselves locked out of "affordable" home ownership schemes designed to help them on to the property ladder, because of minimum income requirement of as much as £50,000 a y...

CHCH – Your Superstation Good outlook for spring home sales » CHCH - Your Superstation

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chch.com - The real estate market is looking pretty good around the Golden Horseshoe. It had been yo-yoing over the winter, but now agencies are predicting a steady increase in housing prices for the remainde...

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secure.globeadvisor.com - RE/MAX Spring Market Trends Report 2014 finds increased activity in local housing markets across Ontario and Eastern Canada as winter fades and temperatures rise TORONTO, APRIL 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Tod...

How to Prepare for Your Future Home Purchase Now

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twocents.lifehacker.com - Planning to buy a home in the near future? The sooner you get your money situation in shape, the easier it'll be to take on a mortgage loan. Here's how you can prepare your credit and finances for ...

NAHB: Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

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nahb.org - April 15, 2014 - Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Hom...

What New Mortgage Rules Mean for Brokers

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rismedia.com - As of Jan. 1, 2014, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) rules and requirements for buying a home and refinancing a mortgage, also known as the “qualified mortgage” or “ability-to-re...

City Scraps Plan to Level High-Rises at Games' Opening

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realestate.aol.com - Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry.Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent...

Settlement Prevents Apartments' Foreclosure - WSJ.com

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online.wsj.com - The owners of 1,700 below-market apartments in New York City have struck a deal with their lenders and the state attorney general's office to rescue the portfolio from foreclosure and bring in new ...

Estate Agent Today - Interest rate rise speculation mounts

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estateagenttoday.co.uk - Some 68 percent of respondents to monthly survey of economists by financial wire service Bloomberg have suggested that new so-called ‘macro-prudential tools’ could be used by the Bank of England to...

Egypt’s steep learning curve in national housing projects

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madamasr.com - A week ago, at least one child was killed when security forces used explosives to demolish apartment buildings constructed without official permission along a strip of land behind Egypt’s constitut...

Registration Open: Core Skills in Rapid Rehousing - News - The CT Coalition to End Homelessness

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cceh.org - Registration is now open for our Core Skills in Rapid Rehousing Trainings with Kay Moshier McDivitt of the National Alliance to End Homelessness.    This series will focus on the essential elements...

The future of affordable medium rise housing ‹ Building Victoria

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mbavnews.com.au - One of the outcomes of the State Government’s Plan Melbourne is to increase the density of housing in the middle suburbs. This increased density can take many forms including medium rise housing of...

Investors Making Low-Ball Offers Without the Guilt. Good Info!

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Los Angeles Is In a Rental Crisis - Rentally Deranged - Curbed LA

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la.curbed.com - Meanwhile, developers are only building new "luxury" housing, since that's where they can make the most money (see insanely expensive studios here, here, here, and here for just a few recent exampl...

Housing market confidence grows | Shorts

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shortsaccountants.co.uk - UK households feel more positive about selling their home, reflecting the growing confidence in the housing market, according to research commissioned by Halifax. The survey of 1,959 homeowners fou...

Briefing 2: Progress with housing and regeneration interventions.

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gowellonline.com - This briefing reviews progress up to 2011/12 on each of the main housing and regeneration interventions of interest to GoWell, looking at developments within each study area. The interventions cons...

Tiny house + parking garage = the future of urban housing? : TreeHugger

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treehugger.com - Living in a tiny house can make a lot of sense if you have a place to put one, which can be relatively easy to do if you live in the country or a suburban area that doesn't have rigorous restrictio...

Welsh minister announces further regeneration funds | News

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CREAstats - National Statistics

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creastats.crea.ca - Ottawa, ON, April 15, 2014 - According to statistics[1] released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales activity edged up on a month-over-month basis in March 201...

Could housing finance reform pass this year?

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inman.com - A Senate proposal for dismantling mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is gathering support from both sides of the political aisle, offering some hope that Congress may finally be able to pas...

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