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Alternative Housing Tenure for Selangor: Rent-and-Buy Scheme

GOOD news awaits low-cost house owners, who are unable to obtain bank loans, as the Selangor Government is implementing the rent-and-buy housing scheme later this month. 250 more words

News & Updates

Flip Market Slowing Down

According to RealtyTrac, the house flipping market is slowing down and at its lowest level since spring of 2009.  As a flipper and Realtor, I am not at all surprised by this, as finding our next project has been difficult.  351 more words


Local Urban Redevelopment Projects Win National Awards

The Canadian Urban Institute has just announced the winners of the 2014 ‘Brownie’ Awards, and two Downtown Kitchener projects are among this year’s winners!

This is the 15th year for the Brownie Awards, which are intended to recognize and celebrate ‘leadership, innovation, and environmental sustainability in brownfields redevelopment’ across the country. 577 more words

Real Estate

The changes I'm making

My friends say I complain and criticize too much, phrases like: “the transport system in our town isn’t good”, “the government is wrong”, and so on, maybe they are right. 359 more words

Green Living

if I lived in New Orleans...

I’d want to live in the Warehouse District.

It’s Sunday morning and I’m waiting in Denver International Airport for a flight to New Orleans. It is 29 degrees (-1.6C) outside. 326 more words

The Commons

Savannah Library

Dear Nii Kpakpo,

You remember that day I sent you a photo of the little girl “sitting by the gutter ears” (transliteration from Ga, currently popularized by ace boxer Bukom Banku), that photo gained a lot of attention especially since I took that picture just a day before were going to vote another set of “babies with sharp teeth” politicians into office. 661 more words

Are you part of the latest retirement trend?

More and more retirees are choosing an urban environment for their retirement years. Because of the large number of people approaching retirement age in the next two decades, this could be the largest social trend of the early 21st century. 142 more words

Dee Cascio