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American Housing Survey Delves into Nation’s Housing Stock

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Oct
2014
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Median monthly housing costs for renters increased slightly between 2011 and 2013 but decreased for owner-occupants, according to the 2013 American Housing Survey released Oct. 16 by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the biennial survey, the median...

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Housing policy failures, from garden cities to ‘affordable’ rents

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Oct
2014
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‘Far from being a city, Letchworth was in fact a large village,’ writes David Robson. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian In discussing the development of Ebbsfleet (A city of dreams, G2, 2 October), Patrick Barkham avoided engaging in real quantitative terms with the...

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Interest rate rise fears help dampen housing demand

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Oct
2014
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The RICS said housing demand has fallen for three months running in the UK.Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian The continuing squeeze on workers’ pay packets and the prospect of higher interest rates have sapped the appetite of many homebuyers, according to the surveyors’...

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House prices will rise by 30% in five years, Rightmove says

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Oct
2014
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Enfield is set to see some of the fastest-rising property prices in the next five years, Rightmove believes. Photograph: David Levene Britain’s biggest property website has rebuffed claims that the housing market is heading for a slowdown, with a forecast that prices will soar...

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What letting and estate agents really mean

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Oct
2014
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Renovation required? Estate agents have their own turn of phrase. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian The “bijou”’ home that’s a tiny box room; the house “moments from beautiful open spaces” that is actually on a six-lane motorway; the coastal apartment with “sea glimpses” – if you stand on...

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Labour sets out plan to reach 200,000 homes-a-year target

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Oct
2014
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Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has promised a boost in capital spending on social and council housing to make it possible to reach Labour’s target of 200,000 new homes a year by 2020 – the centrepiece of Labour’s long-awaited Lyons review into the future...

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These are the top cities for property investment

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Oct
2014
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The global property investment market grew to $788 billion in the year to June 2014, with New York hanging on to its title as the top city for investment, a new report shows. According to Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), global real estate investment volumes...

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San Francisco housing: Time for a correction?

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Oct
2014
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San Francisco is arguably one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation. Fueled by the technology economy, it has a limited supply of homes for sale, which has resulted in fierce competition and sky-high home prices. Rents also have grown in tandem....

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Why the 1% may invest in luxury ski homes

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Oct
2014
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Those with a few million dollars to spare should consider investing in luxury ski chalets, for which prices have risen by nearly 6 percent over thelast year, according to a new report from international estate agencyKnight Frank. Knight Frank’s annual Prime Ski Property Index,which tracks prices across 20 of the world’stop resorts, increased by 5.9...

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More jobs, housing for citizens in 5-year plan

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Oct
2014
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The Council of Ministers has prioritized housing, jobs and an increased standard of living for citizens in its 10th Five-Year Development Plan from 2015 to 2020. The 24-point plan approved at its meeting on Monday, includes efforts to preserve Islamic values and teachings, promote...

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