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S.F. developer cuts deal for break on affordable-unit rule - San Francisco Chronicle

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sfgate.com - The developer of a 52-story Transbay district high-rise has cut a deal with the city to pay $13.85 million to avoid including 11 below-market-rate condominiums in what will become the highest condo...

IMF Global Housing Watch

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imf.org - Developments in real estate markets have led to seemingly contradictory concerns about both overheating and slow recovery. This dichotomy reflects the fact that housing markets across the globe hav...

Is This Market Turmoil a Gift for Mortgage Refinancers, the Housing Market? - TheStreet

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thestreet.com - LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A sudden plunge in mortgage rates last week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners eager for...

Banks take big bet on red-hot apartments

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cnbc.com - "Multifamily lending hit a new record in 2013," said Jamie Woodwell, the association's vice president of research and economics. "A strong appetite for loans led banks to increases multifamily lend...

South-east house price growth outstrips Londons as buyers forced out of capital

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martinco.com - Buyers forced out of London by spiralling property prices have helped fuel a 10% annual rise in asking prices in the south-east – a rate that has now outstripped inflation in the capital. Asking pr...

UK House Price Boom: Lloyds Warns 60,000 New Homes Need to Be Built Annually

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ibtimes.co.uk - Lloyds Banking Group will warn that 60,000 new homes will need to be built every year in order to alleviate Britain's severe housing shortage. In a speech later today (21 October) Lloyds' CEO Anton...

Abbott blasts Hackney housing chaos - Hackney Post

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hackneypost.co.uk - Diane Abbott received cheers on Sunday evening when she told a capacity crowd that London’s housing system was “f***ed”. Speaking at a discussion held at the Chats Palace Art Centre in Haggerston, ...

Why negative gearing should be abolished

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smh.com.au - Economics teaches us to see things that we can't see with our eyes. John Maynard Keynes once wrote, agreeing with Lenin, that when governments debauch their currency by inflating it, they are destr...

Existing Home Sales See Fastest Pace Yet This Year

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realestate.aol.com - Nick Ut/AP By JOSH BOAK WASHINGTON -- U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the middle of 2013. The Na...

Housing news

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cih.org - Secondly, the innovation of the off- balance sheet approach. In June we encouraged the use of non-traditional funding methods and what the government has done has certainly ticked that box. In addi...

Homebuilders' Slide Presents Opportunities in Rebounding Housing Market - TheStreet

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thestreet.com -  NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Homebuilders led by D.R. Horton (DHI) , KB Home (KBH) , Lennar (LEN) , PulteGroup (PHM) , Ryland Group (RYL) and Toll Brothers (TOL)  fell last week, hitting a low of recen...

Lower Down Payments Could Stimulate Homebuilders ETFs

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etftrends.com - The Federal National Mortgage Association (OTCBB: FNMA) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (OTCBB: FMCC) are in talks over issuing home loans with as little as 3% down, potentially enticing would...

New report reveals majority of social housing tenants who can work, are in work

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reallondonlives.co.uk - While the majority of Londoners think people in social housing are unemployed, new research reveals that 74% of those who can work do. A consumer survey [1] of over 1,000 Londoners reveals more tha...

Exclusive: S.F. Mayor's housing task force pushes new affordable housing policies - San Francisco Business Times

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bizjournals.com - Mayor Ed Lee's housing working group is close to a deal on several policy changes that backers hope will boost the number of affordable units in San Francisco. The reforms, still in the draft stage...

Builders Adjust Sentiment

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eyeonhousing.org - Builder sentiment as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell five points in October to a level of 54. Any value above 50 means more builder see the market favorably over those wh...

Eye on the Economy: Hiring Gains a Positive for Housing

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eyeonhousing.org - Good employment data offer a positive for housing as the market transitions from summer to fall. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 248,000 net jobs were created in September. Augus...

Here’s how the top 5 housing markets look for fall homebuying | 2014-10-03

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housingwire.com - The housing market is hesitantly moving into the fall homebuying season, and so far, the results don't look too promising. And the one outlier, Texas, is still reporting less-robust demand conditio...

Low-cost housing in the CBD: yes we can!

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capetownpartnership.co.za - Government and private developers say that the high price of land and input costs in the Central Business District (CBD) stops them from building affordable housing. This often stops them from expl...

China concerns shift from coal to credit

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afr.com - Joe Hockey’s cautious view of China follows a decision by Australia’s biggest industry super fund to defer significant new investments in the country until the credit bubble has been deflated. Phot...

Estate Agent Today - Prime London prices "inflated and correcting" - agent

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estateagenttoday.co.uk - Why renting is becoming a long term option for many tenants For some time now industry commentators have been saying that the UK is slowly moving towards mimicking the model of its European counter...

Triad apartment vacancy slides to 6.5%, lowest rate in a decade - Greensboro - Triad Business Journal

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bizjournals.com - The Triad's apartment vacancy is 6.5 percent, down from 7.3 percent a year ago and the lowest rate recorded in more than a decade, according to the latest report from Charlotte research firm Real D...

Quality affordable housing in NYE, Denmark by C.F. Møller – Architecture Lab

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architecturelab.net - The developer Tækker Group has prepared a masterplan for NYE which architecturally combines the best of the dense city center with the best of the green suburbs. NYE will be both green and lively, ...

Oakland tenants say bully landlords taking advantage of market - SFGate

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sfgate.com - As many as 200 people a month call Oakland’s rent board complaining that their landlords are intimidating or harassing them in the hopes, tenant advocates say, that the renters will flee and make r...

Move out of your big homes and help society, minister tells over-55s - Telegraph

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telegraph.co.uk - He told peers: “One of the key challenges for us is that research shows that almost half of all over-55 households have spare space in the house. If we can facilitate downsizing where people genuin...

Bron Afon - Chair of the Board & Chair of Audit and Ethics

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campbelltickell.com - Six years on from transfer Bron Afon’s success is linked to our community mutual approach to involving people in decisions that affect them. Our work as a landlord and provider of community service...

Queanbeyan building development applications now online through city council's website

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canberratimes.com.au - Easier process: The new online service allows residents to lodge complying development applications on land larger than 200 square metres or check whether their development can proceed without furt...

Bloxam Blogs Some: Common courtesy for your neighbours

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mikebloxam.blogspot.com - Tuesday, 21 October 2014 Common courtesy for your neighbours I have heard many ideas and concerns from Ward 6 residents over the last eight months of my campaign. There’s one issue though that has ...

Help with Housing Costs

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turn2us.org.uk - If you are a private tenant the amount of help you can receive is worked out using something called your Local Housing Allowance rate. This is based on rental prices in your area and the size of pr...

PHINMA Properties Joins Business Call to Action (BCtA) with Commitment to Greater Housing Access in the Philippines – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

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csrwire.com - MANILA, Philipines, Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - PHINMA Property Holdings Corporation (PHINMA Properties), announced its commitment to extend housing opportunities to impoverished families in the Philippine...

Housing association U-turn on controversial board pay policy | News

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Standards and Down Payments Are Just Too High? in [Market-Ticker]

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market-ticker.org - You have to be kidding me -- this was just spewed at CNBS, and caused me to need a new keyboard. WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Fred...

A £60,000 gap to jump up the housing ladder to second home

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insideconveyancing.co.uk - Second Steppers need to find an extra £58,400 to fund the move to their second home, over double the average first time buyer deposit. This gap is around £15,000 bigger than in 2013 and £18,000 big...

Vital Signs report: Toronto 2nd most unaffordable housing market in Canada - Toronto - CBC News

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cbc.ca - Toronto is the fourth most livable city in the world and one of the best places to do business, according to a 245-page report card on the city’s overall health released today, but it's also the se...

Coalition of Progressive Electors mayoral candidate promises to ban renovictions

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straight.com - Wong said today (October 20) that COPE would put a condition on renovation permits to “guarantee that tenants can move back at the same rent they were paying before”. The party would also require l...

How to Plan and Budget for Your First Apartment

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kijijiblog.ca - Getting ready to fly the coop and move out on your own is a huge milestone, whether you are a student or in the job market. It can be tempting to get carried away by blowing the budget on a one bed...

FitchResearch

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fitchratings.com - --Homebuilders' quarterly growth trends and margin statistics for 2Q'14, excluding the impact of non-recurring, non-cash real estate charges, are provided; --Liquidity analyses are updated and hist...

UK House Prices Rise 2.6% In October - Rightmove - Finance News - London South East

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lse.co.uk - LONDON (Alliance News) - The average asking price of a house in the UK was up 2.6% on month in October, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday, to 271,669 pounds. On a yearly basis, hou...

Burton rules out increase in rent supplement rates

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irishtimes.com - Rent supplement rates will not be increased, the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton has indicated. A review of rent supplement rates is under way and is due be published early ...

Fear blocks Surrey Winter Shelter

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vancouver.24hrs.ca - You see an increase in street homelessness through the winter months. — Shayne Williams, Lookout Society The Surrey Winter Shelter won’t open for the second year in a row. The program — intended to...

Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® - FT_Local_102114

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asoft10225.accrisoft.com - Housing data released by MIBOR today shows gains in all monthly metrics with closed sales increasing by 13.1 percent in September – the first monthly gain of 2014. The one month increase did not er...

London council LOSES money in sale of well-loved housing estate

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standardevening.co.uk - A local council has spent more on emptying an estate than it made by selling it. In early 2013 Southwark Council accidentally disclosed the ‘Heygate Regeneration Agreement’, signed with Australian ...

allAfrica.com: Namibia: Family Homeless After House 'Secretly' Sold

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allafrica.com - Windhoek — A family of three was kicked out of their own home yesterday after their house was sold by the Windhoek Municipality allegedly without the family's knowledge - purportedly because of out...

10.5% of working parents in England skip meals to pay rent, research shows | Society

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theguardian.com - An estimated 880,000 working parents in England have resorted to skipping meals in the past year to cover their mortgage or rent, according to research from Shelter. The charity said that 10.5% of ...

Dotloop joins LeadingRE’s preferred vendor program

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inman.com - The more than 500 real estate brokerages that belong to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World now have access to dotloop’s broker platform at an initial annual discount and other perks with th...

Helping first time buyers onto the housing ladder - The Lincolnite

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thelincolnite.co.uk - This week, the Government’s independent Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission produced its second annual report. The findings were striking. It predicted that the current decade (2010-2020) ...

allAfrica.com: Kenya: Plot Owners Sue NSS

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allafrica.com - PLOT owners in Tassia estate have moved to court again to contest the National Social Security Fund's imposition of a Sh920,000 levy. The 5,500 people claim the NSSF action is illegal and want it s...

Three U.S. Agencies Approve Relaxed Mortgage-Lending Rules - WSJ - WSJ

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online.wsj.com - WASHINGTON—Three federal agencies approved long-delayed U.S. mortgage market standards Tuesday, completing a less onerous rule than regulators originally proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial ...

5 content marketing rules to master real estate lead gen

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inman.com - When it comes to creating a winning lead generation strategy, content marketing does rule! There is considerable work involved, but any inbound marketing strategy worth its salt involves some type ...

Real Estate Investing

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invest2success.com - October 15, 2014 - REITs Build Hopes on Low Interest Rate Environment by Zacks Investment Research Real estate investment trust (REIT) investors who sulked last month due to weak performance should...

Our Program | United Front Against Austerity

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againstausterity.org - Wall Street speculators – not the American people – are responsible for the ongoing economic depression. Make them pay! We demand a 1% sales tax on stocks, bonds and derivatives to stop all state a...

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