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Carrick on money: Will you be haunted by your choice of home? - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.  Will you be haunted by your choice of home? This video exp...

Housing prices rise in 18 cities by up to 3.9 per cent: National Housing Bank - The Economic Times

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economictimes.indiatimes.com - NEW DELHI: Housing prices appreciated in 18 major cities by up to 3.9 per cent in April-June over the preceding quarter while property rates fell in six cities including Delhi, according to Nationa...

House price growth rate slowing despite October rise, says Nationwide

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martinco.com - Britain’s biggest building society has added to the evidence of a slowdown in the housing market by reporting only a modest rise in prices this month. Nationwide said prices rose 0.5% in October, f...

Great council house sell-off scandal: Right-to-buy council houses leave nowhere for poor to live - Home News - UK - The Independent

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independent.co.uk - In echoes of Margaret Thatcher’s drive to force local authorities in the 1980s to sell their properties at a cut price, the Government’s new initiative to encourage councils to sell their houses is...

Victory for Zannie Jackson!

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occupyourhomesatl.org - Zannie Jackson of Lithia Springs, GA is celebrating two victories today. His health is finally improving and he has won an affordable modification that will keep him in his home for years to come! ...

6 Scary Houses Turned Into Spectacular Homes 

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huffingtonpost.com - Some of these rundown and abandoned houses were downright spooky, until TOH readers got ahold of them. Explore some these dramatic before and afters. Before: Spiffed-Up Farmhouse Joe and Melissa P....

The most expensive housing markets in the U.S. are also the most liberal - The Washington Post

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washingtonpost.com - Courtesy of Flickr user Philip Taylor, under a Creative Commons license. Reliably liberal San Francisco has some of the most expensive housing in the country, as do heavily blue New York City and L...

FREE Download: Senior Housing Report

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lifesprk.com - There is a lot to consider when looking for senior housing in the Twin Cities, and the complexity makes it all the more challenging when you consider the consequences of a wrong move. The key is to...

Editorial: Homelessness costs can be cut - Editorials - Times Colonist

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timescolonist.com - At a time when Canadians are living in unprecedented wealth, freedom and safety, it is a national disgrace that more than 235,000 people suffer homelessness and countless others face precarious hou...

Lawsuit Says Rental Complex in Queens Excludes Ex-Offenders - NYTimes.com

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nytimes.com - A leading provider of social services for recently released prisoners is challenging a New York City landlord that, it says, has a policy of not renting to people with criminal records. The social ...

JUST RELEASED: September 2014 National Housing Trend Report - The Realeflow Blog

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news.realeflow.com - Realtor.com just released their September National Housing Trend Report, which shows that inventory is spending less time on the market than this same time last year and median listing prices are h...

allAfrica.com: Africa: Sanergy Brings Sanitation to the Forefront

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allafrica.com - New York/Nairobi — Social enterprise Sanergy has announced its plan to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA). Sanergy brings its expertise in providing affordable and sustainable solutions for ta...

Wall Street firm pushes for student loan forgiveness - Oct. 31, 2014

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money.cnn.com - It's too early to say exactly how the idea from BlackRock (BLK) would work, but it would take Congressional action because the federal government administers the majority of student debt. The propo...

UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market | Europe

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propertywire.com - Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website. PropertyWire is the leading publication for property investors and industry professionals interested in the world of international property investme...

Training course

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cih.org - Bill Irvine was Head of Benefits, Revenues & Advice Services at one of the UK’s largest councils; acted as local government advisor to the Housing Benefit Standing Committee, Westminster; for many ...

Questions To Ask Property Managers When Apartment Hunting

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blog.apartmentfinder.com - Apartment hunting is an exciting time, and most prospective renters tend to think of the final outcome and not the actual apartment hunting process. From visualizing home decor to planning a housew...

Customer Spotlight – The Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT)

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can-online.org.uk - Next in our Customer Spotlight series we find out more about The Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT).  HACT are based at CAN Mezzanine in Old Street using our charity and social enterpris...

UK Housing Shortage: Mayor of London Confirms 450 New Homes to be Built by 2018

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ibtimes.co.uk - Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revealed that London's housing shortage is set to be alleviated as work is about to start at one of the capital's biggest long-term rental development programmes. ...

Why apartment rents have skyrocketed - CBS News

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cbsnews.com - The economy has been volatile and bumpy since the recession ended in 2009, but one market has seen remarkably consistent growth: housing rents. The average rent is 15.9 percent higher than at the e...

One reason China’s housing market collapse will get even uglier: home ownership is already 87% – Quartz

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qz.com - The news from China’s property sector continues to be grim. On Friday, the National Bureau of Statistics published September home sales data from 70 of the country’s biggest cities. The good news i...

Micro Cosmopolitan: The Promise of Tiny Apartments in New York City

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observer.com - When Max Dorfman started apartment hunting this past spring, he had what he considered to be eminently reasonable demands: an apartment to share with two friends somewhere below West 125th Street t...

Come & See Pilgrimage

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anglican.ca - The “Come and See Pilgrimage” is an invitation on National Housing Day, November 22, 2014 to visit Toronto churches where people who work alongside those who experience inadequate housing, and peop...

£10m urban energy fund to launch imminently | News

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Lender Still on the Hook Despite CFPB Consent Order

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mortgagenewsdaily.com - A recent motion filed by a mortgage company to dismiss portions of a class action suit against it shows, according to an attorney familiar with the matter, that a consent order settling charges bro...

New worry for taxpayers at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - Yahoo Finance

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finance.yahoo.com - There have been several efforts by the government to help struggling homeowners, and most haven’t accomplished much. Now there’s a new plan to help first-time buyers purchase a property—and it’s al...

The World's Least Affordable Housing Market Is … | Mortgage News

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nationalmortgageprofessional.com - While affordable housing (or the lack thereof) has become an increasingly thorny problem in the U.S. real estate world, it would appear that the situation is even worse overseas. CNBC has crunched ...

State of CT Files Federal Lawsuit against Alleged Mortgage Rescue Scam

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northendagents.com - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has obtained a temporary restraining order and appointment of a receiver in a joint lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida again...

Lambeth Council Cabinet set to agree break up of Lambeth Living and take control of council houses

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brixtonbuzz.com - The move to manage all Lambeth Council properties away from Lambeth Living and back in house will be formalised when Cabinet next meets at Lambeth Town Hall on 10 November. Included in the agenda i...

Building Homes Where We Need Them

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centreforcities.org - There is a political consensus that the UK needs more homes. While this is a national issue, it is most acute in the country's most successful cities. There is sufficient land that could provide ho...

CMHC Lower Mainland Fall Housing Market Outlook

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marketwired.com - VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2014) - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Fall Vancouver and Abbotsford-Mission Housing Market Outlook report, Vanco...

K-W tenants group says rent-increase loophole traps seniors

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therecord.com - KITCHENER — A local tenants rights group says some seniors looking to downsize are selling their homes and moving into apartments without knowing about an important loophole: units built after 1991...

ShowingTime inks biggest MLS deal to date

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inman.com - Showing management technology service ShowingTime has inked its biggest deal with a multiple listing service to date, wooing a North Carolina-based MLS away from a competitor. Carolina Multiple Lis...

Strata reforms set to help housing affordability

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Canadians spend more income on housing than almost anyone in the world - BNN News

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bnn.ca - The global investor pulse survey, released Thursday morning by money manager BlackRock Inc., found that “many Canadians feel that they are in a financial squeeze – hard pressed to save amid what th...

Property market is becoming stable in Spain « News SpainHouses.net

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news.spainhouses.net - Year on year property sales in Spain have increased for five months in a row, signalling that the residential real estate market is becoming more stable. The latest figures from Spain’s National In...

ABIS Newsletter

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createsend.com - As a Small Business Owner you always need to find ways to pay less tax, because what you don’t give to the taxman will boost YOUR profits and create YOUR wealth, not that of the Commonwealth...

allAfrica.com: South Africa: Stakeholders Recommit to Sustainable Human Developments

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allafrica.com - The year 2005 saw the beginning of government's new thinking around housing development, a period where a ground-breaking approach of Integrated Human Settlements was adopted. The Social Contract f...

Website launch aims to bring together landlord and tenant

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insidemoray.scot - A new partnership has been formed by Moray Council and neighbouring Highland Council aimed at helping people find suitable private rental properties. Funding from the Scottish Government and a part...

Real Estate Investing

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invest2success.com - October 27, 2014 - 3 Stocks for Good Housing Numbers by Zacks Investment Research Two sets of data released last week suggest that the U.S. housing recovery is still on track. Existing home sales n...

NHF says Right to Buy needs reforming

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adjacentgovernment.co.uk - Between April and June, 2,845 council-owned properties were sold to tenants. However, only 675 new houses were started or acquired by councils using Right to Buy funds. The scheme, which has seen m...

It Shouldn't Hurt This Much to Get a Mortgage - Bloomberg View

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bloombergview.com - Under normal circumstances, approving my mortgage application should be a no-brainer: High income, no debt, good credit score. The missus also makes a good income, has an almost-perfect credit scor...

The UK Housing 'Bubble' Is Deflating - Business Insider

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businessinsider.com - The Bank of England released new figures Wednesday providing more evidence that fears of a bubble in housing prices have been overblown. Property prices in the UK have risen sharply since hitting p...

Calgary resale housing market in balanced territory

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calgaryherald.com - CALGARY - Calgary’s resale housing market is in balanced territory, according to the Conference Board of Canada. In a report released Friday, the board said the sales-to-new listings ratio in Calga...

The magic number for curbing homelessness in Canada - The Globe and Mail

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theglobeandmail.com - Federal government subsidies for affordable housing, in billions (2013 dollars) The main reason behind what seems to be an intractable problem is a 46-per-cent decrease in federal investment in aff...

allAfrica.com: South Africa: 'How Long Must I Suffer So I Can Get a House?'

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allafrica.com - Vusumzi Michael Mdyogolo (55) is a lifelong Grahamstown resident and struggle veteran. He has been trying to get a government house for the last decade. Now, thanks to the social workers at his loc...

Trulia could add a fourth agent to ‘three-headed monster’ ads

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inman.com - After adding a third agent advertiser slot to the query box on listing detail pages this year, Trulia could conceivably add a fourth in 2015, CEO Pete Flint told investors on the firm’s third quart...

allAfrica.com: Africa: On First-Ever World Cities Day, UN Spotlights Need for Sustainable Urban Planning

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allafrica.com - As the world's urban areas inevitably expand, growing both in size and in population, they will also need to transition into better planned and better managed environments or risk exacerbating nega...

Education and Housing | Tax Wall Street Party

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taxwallstreetparty.org - In recent decades the cost of higher education and housing, and the resulting burden of household debt, has far surpassed the ability of the population to pay. This situation is not only putting wo...

Freddie Mac - Freddie Mac 2014 Third Quarter Refinance Report

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freddiemac.mwnewsroom.com - MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2014) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released the results of its third quarter 2014 quarterly refinance analysis, showing the share of borrowers who are tappin...

Agents, brokers commit not to show homes to strangers

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inman.com - In the wake of the kidnapping and murder of Arkansas real estate agent Beverly Carter, more than 350 agents and brokers have signed a “Realtor Safety Pledge” promising to limit certain behaviors th...

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