Housing

'Our view has been ruined': Look at what a new housing development means for residents

Neighbours are up in arms after a new housing development left huge mounds of rubble and diggers towering over their homes.<p>Avant Homes was granted …

YIMBYism Can't Help Everyone

Have you heard of Richard Thaler? If not, you should. Thaler, a professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, won this year’s Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences for his work in the field of behavioral economics. Behavioral economics is a merger of economics with psychology that, …

Richard Thaler

What Amazon’s HQ2 means for homeowners, home buyers and renters in the chosen city - MarketWatch

Having Amazon as a neighbor will result in very different consequences for homeowners and renters.<p>Amazon announced in September that it would accept …

Real Estate

The City That Snags Amazon's HQ2 Will See Rents Rise

Yesterday was the last day for cities across the country to submit their bids to woo Amazon to build its second world headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in …

ES Views: Nimbyism is not to blame for our planning crisis

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Brexit

6 Reasons Oregon is a Epicenter of the Tiny House Movement

What comes to mind when you think of Oregon? For me, it’s tiny houses.<p>The deep roots of the tiny house movement here can be traced back to 1997 when …

Tiny House Movement

Here’s how much it costs to buy a home in America's 10 hottest 'hipster' neighborhoods

If you're looking for a home in a cool neighborhood, you may be in luck: It might be more affordable than you think.<p>Real estate website Realtor.com, …

Real Estate

Why Toronto might not land Amazon HQ2, according to the mayor

Toronto entered tight race to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters on Thursday<p>Housing might be Toronto's biggest disadvantage in the city's …

Toronto

Condoms in gardens, poo in lifts and sleeping in hallways - what short-term rental guests do at flats

Condoms on the terraces, £16,000 of damage to lifts and stolen wheelchairs – some of the things short-term guests are claimed to have done to Cardiff …

News (Wales)

Millions Of Americans Are Still Sharing Apartments And You're Worried About A Bubble?

Though the number of apartments under construction has reached a cyclical high, fears of an approaching bubble may be premature.<p>Those wary of the impact on fundamentals of 480,000 units under construction this year can be assuaged by the fact that apartment demand in the U.S. is still exorbitant, …

Business

New homes could be built in gardens of Knowle West council houses

Hundreds of homes could be built in between buildings and at the end of people's gardens in one of Bristol’s most deprived communities, a charity is …

Why Utility Customers Might See Lower Prices After Tax Reforms

The proposed US tax reform framework would likely have only a roughly neutral earnings impact on the regulated side of the utility business.<p>The …

S&P 500

The architect who reminds us council housing can be beautiful

Neave Brown has long been a beacon of hope. Now he has been awarded architecture’s highest honour, we should learn from him to reimagine social housing<p>Paul Karakusevic is founder of Karakusevic Carson Architects<p>When I was a student in the early 1990s, discovering the work of architect Neave Brown …

House prices in English market towns now £30,000 higher than surrounding areas

Houses in England’s picturesque market towns are now more than £30,000 pricier than properties in neighbouring areas, new research shows.<p>The towns …

Real Estate

Church and charity team up to build North End affordable housing

Parishioners who vowed that a North End affordable housing project on their new church lands had "not a chance on God's green earth" of happening are …

Canadian News

Fremont: Council targets ‘mega-homes’ by restricting sizes

The Fremont City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to further restrict the size of new or renovated two-story houses in single-family neighborhoods.<p>The …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Ireland's housing crisis is completely normal': Government's top housing adviser

Image: DITenvironment<p>Image: DITenvironment<p>IRELAND DOES NOT really have a major housing issue and its supply problems are “completely normal”, …

News (Ireland)

How landlords can use their income to beat new buy-to-let rules

<b>Landlords who own lots of properties may be able to use their personal incomes, such as their salary, investment income or pension, to get a</b> …

Mortgages

New LGBT Senior Housing Project Breaks Ground On Laguna St.

Work has begun on a new building at 75-95 Laguna St. (at Hermann) that will create 78 units of affordable housing for low-income LGBT seniors.<p>The …

San Francisco

Behavioral economics doesn’t explain everything

Regarding the Oct. 15 Business article “Nobel winner Thaler infused real behavior into economics”:<p>Behavioral economics does not explain the myriad ways that other economic agents (businesses, investors, workers and other drivers of capitalist economies) are rational, which is explained by current …

Opinion

Eden d’Ardennes Housing / ateliers O-S architectes

<i>From the architect.</i> The 38 housing project is located in Charleville-Mézières next to the Belgian border. This is made up of collective apartments of …

Architecture

Almost half of low paid families have cut back on food and basic clothing to afford bills and rent

Almost half of low earners are cutting back on basics like food so they can afford the rent, a new report suggests.<p>Some 44% of private renters with …

Money

3 Orleans Parish jail inmates booked with escape, 1 unlocked male inmate unit | NOLA.com

Three New Orleans inmates were arrested Tuesday (Oct. 17) and booked with simple escape in connection with an Oct. 5 incident at the jail, according …

Crime

Those Amazon HQ2 jobs sound good for the region, but there could be a downside for renters

Note to Amazon HQ2 suitors: Be careful what you wish for.<p>A new analysis shows that apartment rents will increase to handle an influx of new workers …

Amazon HQ2 Promotes 50,000 High-Paying Jobs (And A Shock To Your Housing Market)

After a six-week-long coast-to-coast civic competition, bids for Amazon’s $5B second headquarters are due today.<p>The company’s request for proposals pit city against city as major markets laid their economic toolkits on the table to see whose was best. In exchange for landing the promised 50,000 …

Housing Market

We Have Always Subsidized Suburbia

What image springs to mind when you picture “federally subsidized housing”? Most people imagine a low-income public housing tower, a homeless …

Conservative View

One in 10 homes in Cornwall is empty and that doesn't even include second and holiday homes - Cornwall Live

Cornwall boasts almost 30,000 empty homes and that does not even include second and holiday homes, a new report has revealed.<p>The Cornwall and the …

Blairgowrie house plan goes ahead

71 affordable properties approved<p>A major new housing development in Blairgowrie has been given the green light by the narrowest of margins.<p>Following …

Live-in buyers offered Victoria condos at discount prices

B.C. Housing agency financing development that aims to increase 'diversity' of ownership<p>Will discount-priced condos for households earning up to …

Real Estate

How to Specify: Affordable Housing

Designing for subsidized housing presents architects with a fundamentally different challenge than what they might be accustomed to in the free market. While most design requirements appear identical to those for market-rate housing, subsidized housing is bound by many inconspicuous factors unique …

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