Housing

Suburbs littered with empty apartments

Figures released yesterday showed there are 19,572 properties sitting vacant — with Kellyville in the Hills region the worst hit area.<p>But even the …

Personal Finance (Australia)

These Are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in America's 8 Priciest Cities

Think you can't afford rent in San Francisco, New York, or Boston? Maybe you can if you look in the right places.<p>Do you want to live in and experience one of America's top-tier cities, such as New York, San Francisco, or LA? But you figure your only housing options are either to share an apartment …

Money

We Are Well Positioned, Says Svenska Handelsbanken's CEO – Bloomberg

We Are Well Positioned, Says Svenska Handelsbanken's CEO<p>We Are Well Positioned, Says Svenska Handelsbanken's CEO<p>We Are Well Positioned, Says Svenska …

IT

Families being lured into buying homes that may be impossible to sell

A ban on leaseholds is only weeks away but families are STILL being lured into buying homes that may be impossible to sell<p><b>Homebuyers are being locked</b> …

Money (UK)

8 Issues with Buying Rental Property and Becoming a Landlord

Do you dream of owning property? Perhaps multiple investment properties from which to earn a monthly stream of income? Ah, the life…<p>But before you …

Real Estate

These Alabama Architecture Students are Designing and Building Low-Cost Homes for Rural America

Rural Studio, a student-centered design/build program at Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction, has announced a …

Architecture

8-story housing project planned for Bancroft Way, 1 block from UC Berkeley campus

The city of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board is in the process of approving an eight-story private development project to be situated at 2580 …

Student Journalism

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle …

San Francisco

CityLab University: Inclusionary Zoning

You’ve seen the term. But do you really know what it means? Here’s your essential primer.<p>If you’ve hung around the CityLab site, sat through a City Council meeting, or hobnobbed with a housing developer, you’ve probably run across the term “inclusionary zoning.” You might even think you know what …

UC Berkeley

Detroit's bankruptcy saga is being made into a documentary

The stars of this summer's hit documentaries include Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ("RBG") and the late children's TV icon Mr. Rogers …

Detroit

Rent control laws nearly destroyed parts of New York City. They could do the same to California

In November, Californians will vote on Proposition 10, which would repeal the state law that limits cities from regulating rents on buildings …

New York City

No big deal or a 'bloodbath'? Mission Beach reacts to city council limits on Airbnb rentals

Maurice Maio is the owner of San Diego Beach King, a vacation rentals business in Mission Beach. But he didn’t sound like royalty on Tuesday, one day …

Hospitality

Why renting is cheaper than buying a first home

Renting works out cheaper per month for most than buying your first house, experts say.<p>Last month, bank Santander reignited the age-old debate and said first-time buyers could save an average of £189 a month, or £2,268 a year, compared to renters.<p>But Santander’s maths relies on first-time buyers …

Rental Housing

House Prices in Wales Continued to Rise in June

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News (Wales)

Sadiq Khan to cut cash for housing schemes opposed by residents

Redevelopment schemes in London that would result in the demolition of social housing will only get city hall funding if existing residents approve the scheme in a ballot, it has been announced, following a spate of controversial rebuilding programmes.<p>However, the measure announced on Wednesday by …

Social Housing

Adelaide tipped to lead the way in house price growth as Sydney drops

Revealed: The surprising Australian city tipped to lead the way in house price growth - as the Sydney market finally drops off<p><b>Adelaide, South</b> …

Real Estate

SF tweaks density bonus program to boost affordable housing development

To encourage more developers to use San Francisco’s one-year-old program that allows denser development in exchange for increased affordable housing …

San Francisco

Sydney a ‘renter’s market’ as new units stand empty

Sydney's rental market is slowly opening, with vacancies reaching the highest level seen since 2005.The NSW capital's vacancy rate for June 2018 …

Australia

Tenants confused about eviction rules, says Montreal housing advocate

Tenants in Quebec can be evicted more easily than they might think, often leaving people who are told by their landlord they have to vacate their …

Canada

Lessons for next US financial crisis from 3 key ex-officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system's near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten.<p>"It is important that people focus on the lessons," said former Treasury Secretary Henry …

Business

Jasper bursting at the seams as businesses struggle to house employees

The town of Jasper, home to 5,000 people, annually plays host to nearly 2.5 million tourists. But as the park grows, the town cannot grow with it – …

Canadian News

Weekly mortgage applications fall 2.5% as buyers struggle to find affordable homes

Home prices are high, listings are lean, and potential buyers are frustrated. There is plenty of demand, but it is not translating into home sales. …

Real Estate

Income of $150,000 needed to live in City of Vancouver-approved ‘affordable’ rental: lawyer Nathalie Baker

The City of Vancouver has recently approved a Kerrisdale rental development that supposedly contributes to its affordable housing goals.<p>The rezoning …

City Politics

Housing association upskills the homeless

A housing association in Wales has gone one step further by not only finding vulnerable people somewhere to live, but also finding them work.<p>Cadwyn …

News (Wales)

The Daily Shot: Americans Increasingly Priced Out of the Housing Market

To receive the Daily Shot newsletter in your inbox, please sign up at our Email Center. Previous issues of the Daily Shot are available online at DailyShotWSJ.com. Have questions, feedback or comments? Contact author Lev.Borodovsky@DowJones.com. Twitter: @SoberLook The Daily Shot: 18-Jul-18 • The …

Housing Market

Vacancy Watch: St Catherine’s Gate along the Grand Canal

The empty St Catherine’s Gate apartment complex is being stripped and gutted, and there’s a Savills “for sale” sign out front.Until early this year, …

City Politics

US population changes: What's the fastest shrinking county in your state?

The United States has added about 17 million people since 2010, but growth has been far from even nationwide. While some areas contributed considerably to the national population growth, others have been shrinking at a fast pace.<p>Though nationwide the population grew by 5.3 percent since 2010, there …

Demographics

The best Texas city for first-time home buyers is not Austin

If you’re a first-time home buyer looking to purchase in Austin, the news that the market isn’t the most hospitable isn’t news to you at all. The …

Real Estate

California rent control ballot measure wins backing from Democratic Party

With crushing housing costs in California showing no sign of easing off, a measure that would give cities far greater leeway to impose rent control is shaping up to be one of the hardest-fought initiatives on the November ballot.<p>The California Democratic Party voted over the weekend to endorse …

Democratic Party

British broadband speed map

Ever since the internet moved from the squawky sound of a dial-up connection to the instant gratification of broadband, politicians have worried …

Telecoms