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CMHC to cut 10% of its workforce, boost hiring in some departments

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montrealgazette.com - OTTAWA Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp. has told more than 10 percent of its employees they will lose their jobs as part of a reorganization at the state housing finance agency that will also see it...

What can home buyers learn from stock market jitters? The 10-year rule - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - The ugly stuff going on in the stock market lately could happen in housing. So follow the same 10-year rule as a home buyer that you should as an investor. If you can’t wait a decade or more for yo...

Solid Housing Starts Report for November

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eyeonhousing.org - Data for housing construction activity in November indicated ongoing high levels of activity as builder confidence remains positive. According to the data from the Census Bureau and HUD, the pace o...

House prices rise just 0.1% as inflation cools across UK

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martinco.com - UK house prices rose at their slowest pace for seven months in October, in the latest sign of a modestly cooling housing market. Average house prices increased by just 0.1% over the month to £271,0...

Manufactured Housing: Underutilized and Misunderstood -- Rooflines

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rooflines.org - What will it take for manufactured housing, the principal source of unsubsidized, affordable homes in the United States, to reach its potential? Limited and expensive financing options make life ev...

Latest Housing Starts

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economistsoutlook.blogs.realtor.org - Lawrence Yun is Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Research at NAR. He directs research activity for the association and regularly provides commentary on real estate market trends for its...

CMHC releases data on foreign ownership of Canadian condos - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - The controversial issue of foreign ownership of condominiums in Canada finally has some hard data to go by. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the highest percentage of foreign investment in co...

Home staging: How to sell your house at Christmas - Zoopla

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zoopla.co.uk - Please don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t sell your house at Christmas. They’re wrong. It may be more difficult to sell during the traditional housing market ‘slow’ months of December and ea...

Is this Britain's smallest detached house? Tiny one bed home on market for £99k - Mirror Online

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mirror.co.uk - This tiny property in Sheffield is believed to be Britain's smallest detached house. The miniscule home spans just 359 SQ FT over two floors and is on the market for £99,950. And while it looks mor...

Housing Starts Data Better than Headline

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mesirowfinancial.com - Headline housing starts fell 17,000 in November from an upwardly revised figure in October. October’s revision of +36,000 was large enough to eclipse November’s decline; on net, this report added 1...

A Great British Housing Crisis

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tbij.creatavist.com - Jean Uzoma, a redoubtable 67-year-old community activist, lives in one of Europe’s biggest housing development zones close to the Thames in south London. From Jean’s fifth floor balcony, imposing g...

21 Percent of U.S. #Housing Markets Now Less Affordable Than Their Historical Averages #Realestate

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proauctionsservices.com - RealtyTrac® (www.realtytrac.com), the nation’s leading source for comprehensive housing data, today released a report identifying county-level housing markets with early warning signs of a possible...

New Year help for first-time buyers

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mortgageadvicebureau.com - Since the credit crunch of 2008, housebuilding has notoriously wilted. It is no secret that, whilst the number of new homes in construction has slowly improved since then, the market is still some ...

Colchester Borough Homes - Join the Board

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Colchester Chronicle

cbhomes.org.uk - We are recruiting an Independent Board Member, to be appointed in February 2015. For more information on the role, please download the  candidate pack [657kb]. Details of how to apply are on page 1...

Citizens Advice - First letter reporting repairs to a landlord

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adviceguide.org.uk - Derek Bankole 4 Waterway Drive Peterborough PC1 2MA I am the tenant of the above address and, following our telephone conversation, I am writing to let you know about some repair work that needs to...

Global Property Guide's Coldest Markets Q3 - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - The global housing market is a diverse one. Some are red-hot and others are ice-cold. According to the Global Property Guide for Q3: "While house prices have continued to rise in the United States,...

Some Pro Tips for taking Better Property Photographs.

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estateagentnetworking.co.uk - In the arena of real estate, great photos are becoming more and more pivotal in marketing a home. Perfectly taken photos of a property will enrapture the eyes of home seekers instantaneously. On th...

Inside Hoarding

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dawnhfoster.wordpress.com - Buried within the homes of social landlords all over the country are hundreds, if not thousands, of hoarders. Dawn Foster visits Magenta to find out how the housing association is helping tenants T...

Single-family home building slows in November - MarketWatch

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marketwatch.com - WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Construction of single-family homes slowed down overall residential building rates last month, according to government data released Tuesday. Overall construction started...

Housing affordability is Blue America's greatest failing - Vox

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vox.com - One of the fundamental facts of American demographic life is what Robert Gebelhoff and David Leonhardt call the Blue State Diaspora — the large net flow of Americans out of blue states and into red...

California Housing Market's Middle-Class Squeeze Deepened in 2014 - capradio.org

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CA Economic Summit

capradio.org - We begin a series today looking at parts of the California economy to see how they’ve evolved this past year, starting with the state’s housing market. Just looking at the numbers, California’s hou...

Silicon Valley Reboots - WSJ

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wsj.com - Fueled by a tide of wealth from techies at Google, LinkedIn and others, Silicon Valley denizens are tearing down older properties and constructing new multimillion-dollar homes. But instead of copy...

Less is More - The Tiny House Movement for Downsizers

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sustainablecitiescollective.com - The tiny house trend is on the rise with more and more individuals, couples, and families choosing to trade in space for simplicity. And from college grads to retirees the appeal of a miniature hom...

Housing Open Data Challenge winning app matches open data to user need

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nesta.org.uk - The winner of our Housing Open Data Challenge is a team from Viridian Housing  who have developed an app called MoveMaker. The app helps people living in social housing swap their properties. As th...

Houses as Money: The Georgian Townhouse in London — Failed Architecture

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failedarchitecture.com - In the seventeenth century, a new form of housing emerged in London: the Georgian “townhouse”. The townhouse’s emergence was fuelled by the vital interaction between ever more sophisticated approac...

James Picerno Blog | Is The Weak Housing Market A Warning Sign For The US Economy?

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talkmarkets.com - Today’s US economic releases – housing starts and business survey data for the manufacturing sector – suggest that the macro headwinds are increasing. It’s premature to dismiss the numbers du jour,...

Tougher to find an apartment

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lfpress.com - A new survey says it got a little harder to find an apartment in the London area this year. The vacancy rate fell to 2.9% from 3.3% in an annual fall survey done by the Canada Mortgage and Housing ...

Housing Starts, Permits Unexpectedly Fall In November Despite Market Props - People's Pundit Daily

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peoplespunditdaily.com - U.S. housing starts and permits unexpectedly fell in the month of November, according to a housing market report from the Commerce Department released Tuesday. Groundbreaking fell 1.6 percent to a ...

Millennials are (finally) moving out on their own - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - 2015 may be the year mom and dad finally get their basement back. The number of young adults living at home with their parents has leveled off in recent months and is now dropping slightly, accordi...

Percentage of Toronto condos owned by foreign investors is very low, CMHC says

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thestar.com - Foreign ownership is considerably less in the other nine Canadian cities where condo owners were surveyed: Victoria is 1.1 per cent, Calgary is 0.2 per cent, Edmonton is 0.1 per cent, Saskatoon is ...

Housing Permits Tumble Most Since January, Starts Miss

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zerohedge.com - There goes another pillar of the sustainable growth meme. Housing Permits tumbled 5.2% MoM - the biggest drop since January (amid the Polar Vortex) to 1.035mm SAAR. Permits dropped in all regions e...

Three Ways to Help Millennials Enter the Housing Market

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rismedia.com - There have been so many reports in recent months about both the importance of millennials in contributing to the housing recovery and the uphill battle they face when trying to buy a home that this...

Housing Starts: 16,000 Affordable Units | Momentum on 125th Street | New York for the One Percent? :: The Stoop – Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy

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furmancenter.org - Housing Starts: 16,000 Affordable Units | Momentum on 125th Street | New York for the One Percent? Plan for East River Plaza on 117th St (Photo Credit: Forest City Ratner and Blumenfeld Development...

Lane home prices climb | Local | The Register-Guard

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registerguard.com - Lane County home sales volumes were up slightly in November compared with 12 months earlier, while prices recorded a double-digit increase compared with the same month a year ago, according to the ...

Home construction stalls in November, but housing market is improving - CSMonitor.com

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csmonitor.com - Washington — U.S. housing starts and permits fell in November, but the underlying trend remained consistent with an improving housing market. Groundbreaking declined 1.6 percent to a seasonally adj...

For The Record: Realtors donate to affordable housing

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http - An affordable-housing project in Hamilton's east end got a $15,000 Christmas gift courtesy of local realtors. The Rudy Hulst Commons, a housing complex at 1430 Main St. E., is being built by Indwel...

Officials break ground at Pacific Park for affordable housing complex - News 12 Brooklyn

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brooklyn.news12.com - Mayor Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn officials and community members broke ground at 535 Carlton Ave. Monday. The development will bring 298 units to Pacific Park, formerly known as the Atlantic Yards si...

Gingerbread housing market expected to crumble - The Beaverton - North America's Trusted Source of News

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thebeaverton.com - “Gingerbread families can’t afford the mortgages bakeries are selling them, because most of them are just seasonal workers,” said University of Sugarplum Fairy economist Dr. Marzipan Frostingstein....

Rental legislation ‘not fit for purpose’, says Threshold

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irishtimes.com - Poor regulation and loopholes in legislation have resulted in a private rented sector that is “not fit for purpose” Senator Aideen Hayden, Threshold chairwoman has said. The Government must introdu...

London house prices fall by more than £30,000 in a month

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martinco.com - The average asking price of a home in London has tumbled by more than £30,000 over the past month, figures from property website Rightmove showed on Monday, with new sellers in all of the capital’s...

Financing Innovation - The LeverAge Program and GIA's Partnership Role

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Grantmakers In Aging

asaging.org - PLEASE NOTE: CEUs are not available for this web seminar. LeverAge is a new national financing program designed to assist in the expansion of affordable aging services, senior housing models and em...

Shiller sees risk in new push for first-time homebuyers

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cnbc.com - Borrowing criteria tightened after the housing market crashed, but in recent days some of those strictures have been loosened. Lack of a big cash down payment has been cited by some as keeping many...

Ben Swann Interviews Peter Schiff On China Overtaking U.S. As World’s Largest Economy

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benswann.com - The Chinese economy just pushed past the US to become the world’s largest economy (at least according to purchasing power parity). Although long expected by many experts, the Asian powerhouse’s sna...

NAHB: National Green Building Standard Approved for Military Housing in NDAA

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nahb.org - December 12, 2014 - The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) applauds Congress for authorizing the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) for all military residential construction,...

Freddie Mac - Freddie Mac December U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook

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freddiemac.mwnewsroom.com - MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2014) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) released today its U.S. Economic and Housing Market Outlook for December, looking back at five key consensus predictions for 201...

Housing standards can reduce fuel poverty

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Sustainable Europe

adjacentgovernment.co.uk - We also need to revamp the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) so that it reaches many more homes and concentrates both on the fuel-poor and on hard to treat properties (like its predecessors such as t...

Public Policy and the Past: Britain's housing emergency: fighting back will mean warlike measures

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publicpolicypast.blogspot.com - Britain's housing emergency: fighting back will mean warlike measures Britain is in the throes of a housing emergency. Everyone knows it, in their bones. It's when the stories about London garages ...

Vacancy rate plummets in Vancouver and other areas of Lower Mainland

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straight.com - It shows some shockingly low rental vacancy rates, which can only mean one thing. Rents will likely be going up for tenants once this news reaches local landlords. In Vancouver's West End, the vaca...

U.S. Housing 2015 Outlook: Positive Momentum to Continue?

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newoak.com - For the first time since December 2013, U.S. home prices have declined by 0.09% on a non-seasonally adjusted basis, but they are still up 5.04% year-to-date, according to the latest Case-Shiller’s ...

Housing market about to ‘peak’ as some cities climb out of reach

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globalnews.ca - Home sales continue to boom more than expected in the country’s two hottest markets, the national association of real estate agents said Monday morning. But looking out into 2015, momentum is expec...

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