Housing

8 Countries Where $200K in Retirement Savings Will Last 30 Years

Retirement<p>Adjusting to retirement can be challenging, but when it happens unexpectedly it can be downright difficult. Thankfully there are ways to …

Retirement

This Neighborhood Is Transforming By Letting Artists Buy Its Vacant Homes For Cheap | Fast Company

By Adele Peters03.29.17 | 1:30 pm<p>For artists, the gentrification cycle in cities often goes something like this: struggling photographers or painters or writers move into an industrial neighborhood with cheaper rents and transform it. As new businesses spring up to serve these new residents, the …

Artists

No Millennials Allowed: Boomers Are Flocking to Cool 55-Plus Communities

Hoping to buy into a vibrant community of homeowners that offers perks like daily fitness classes, lavish spas, and awesome cocktail hours? Maybe …

House Prices

Amid L.A.'s Housing Crisis, There's a Fight Over Expanding Rent Control

With some of the least affordable rents in the nation, increasing homelessness and a huge gap between rich and poor, Los Angeles is the epicenter of …

Los Angeles

The Weird Reason Singapore Is the World's Most Expensive City

One item costs way more than everything else.<p>The Economist's Intelligence Unit recently published its list of the most expensive cities on earth, and …

Singapore

'Tonight': White House Administration Edition of Kid Art

Jimmy Fallon shows off pictures of Donald Trump's cabinet and administration members drawn by elementary school children, including a laughing Ben …

U.S. Secretary of Housing

Fergus Wilson is not one rogue landlord – he's a window on Britain's housing crisis

My first flat out of university was the kind where the landlord pays the council tax and recommends you don’t tell anyone else that you live there. …

New Netflix Film Shows A 'Real Representation' Of America's Housing Projects

Director Malik Vitthal says "Imperial Dreams" was a community project.<p>In his film, “Imperial Dreams,” director Malik Vitthal attempted to accurately show America’s housing projects.<p>Starring John Boyega, Rotimi, Glenn Plummer, and Keke Palmer, the Netflix original film chronicles a reformed gang …

Netflix

Chicago-area home construction reaches post-housing crash high

After struggling through some harsh years in the residential construction business, builders are feeling more upbeat as traffic to model homes picks up and people buy more newly built homes than at any time since the housing crash.<p>2016 was the best year for homebuilders in the Chicago area since …

Business

How to cool a red-hot housing market

Animal spirits still rule Canada’s real estate scene, working urban markets into a froth. But there are ways to tame them.<p>When the federal budget …

Real Estate

People are starting to default on their risky auto loans, but this isn’t the next housing bubble

An increase in the delinquency of risky auto loans probably won’t send the U.S. economy into the doldrums the way the mortgage loan crisis did in 2008-09, but it will likely pinch car sales.<p>Borrowers are falling behind on most subprime car loans, but deep subprime consumers — those with credit …

Loans

Is Trump Good For Real Estate? Travel Ban Could Hurt Housing Market, Study Finds

President Donald Trump has long held up the real estate business he inherited from his father as a banner of success, but his recent, revised …

Real Estate

City of Toronto approves new apartment bylaws to protect tenants

Critics say good landlords will now suffer because of ‘bad apples’<p>City staff will begin inspecting the thousands of apartment buildings in Toronto …

Prop. 13 reform key to affordable housing, policy expert tells Realtors

A state policy expert offered an unexpected solution to California’s housing affordability crisis: Amend Prop. 13.<p>Chris Hoene, executive director of …

Affordable Housing

Revealed: top 25 commuter towns for house prices, commuting and life satisfaction ratings

<b>Swanley</b> in Kent has come out on top in a comprehensive new ranking of London's best commuter towns, closely followed by <b>Bushey</b> and <b>Watford</b> in …

London

How far will Toronto home prices soar? (If you have to ask, you can't afford it)

Briefing highlights<p>TD raises home price forecast for Toronto<br>• ‘If you have to ask, you can't afford it’<p>20-25%TD forecast for rise in Toronto home prices<p>How high could Toronto house prices go?<p>To borrow a phrase oft attributed to J.P. Morgan: If you have to ask, you can't afford it.*<p>Of course, if …

House Prices

U.S. pending home sales surge to ten-month high ahead of spring

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes jumped to a 10-month high in February, pointing to robust demand for housing ahead of the busy spring selling season.<p>The report on Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors suggested higher home prices and mortgage rates …

House Prices

"RRURBAN" Explores the Potential of Individualism in Collective Urban Housing

<i>In this article Marcos Parga, director of the Madrid-based office MAPAA, presents an exploratory essay on the possibilities of living in developed</i> …

100-year-old San Francisco woman dies one month after losing eviction battle

Iris Canada’s fight to stay in the home she had lived in for more than 50 years became a symbol of the city’s housing crisis<p>Iris Canada, a 100-year-old woman whose eviction became a symbol of San Francisco’s housing crisis, died on Saturday, one month after she lost her home.<p>Canada, who died after …

San Francisco

Tiny new homes for Londoners compared to 'dog kennels'

The council housing will be 40% smaller than Travelodge rooms and won't meet national minimum space standards.<p>Studio flats that are smaller than …

Maharashtra May Finally Be Getting Its Urban Policy Right By Allowing Higher FSIs In MMR

Snapshot<p>India’s urban areas hold the keys to future jobs and growth. We need more liberal land use policies.<p>The Maharashtra government’s new DCR for …

'They take us very seriously now': how co-operatives could take back Kampala

Co-operatives were once a powerful force in Uganda, giving poor citizens the power to band together, before Idi Amin destroyed them. But now they’re being reborn due to an unexpected crisis in Kampala – unaffordable housing<p>It’s the day after a storm in Kampala, Uganda, and in the low-lying district …

Lawmakers Want To See Changes To Tenant Laws In Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - - Some lawmakers want to see changes to tenant laws in Arkansas.<p>After our previous investigation into claims of Beechwood …

Government

To make rezoning more transparent, city should share initial project plans

Last year, New York City enacted historic changes to zoning—our rules for what can be built where. Since the debate over those citywide changes—to …

Is Toronto's housing market on the cusp of a late-80s-style bubble?

'Everybody was worrying how were they going to afford it, how were their kids going to afford it'<p>Toronto's current real estate boom shares one thing …

Real Estate

The Most Surprising Differences Between Laws In The U.S. And The U.K.

<i>What are some surprising differences in laws between the US and the United Kingdom? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Michael McGraw-Herdeg, Site Reliability Engineer:</b><p>A few that have …

United Kingdom

CEO Daily: Wednesday, 29th March

Top News<p>• <b>Brexit Begins</b><p>The U.K. officially gives notice of its intention to leave the EU today. Despite the recent cyclical upturn in the Eurozone, …

Markets

Plans to transform this top inner London address include 3k low-cost homes

High-quality social housing was a triumph for Camden council in the Sixties and Seventies. Inspired by an earlier generation of modernist architects, …

London

Housing Finance: On The Fast Track

The Indian housing finance industry is seeing exciting times. The government has been taking several significant, growth-oriented steps to build wide …

Innovation

Homebuyers caught out by limits on living

Imagine spending more than half a million pounds on a new family home only to discover you might not be allowed to bring your dog when you move …

Real Estate