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Vancouver Is Taxing Owners of Empty Homes

Vancouver is ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, but with sky-high property prices and the number of available rentals bottoming out near zero, actually living there is out of reach for many. 297 more words

Pubdesk

It's Time to Consider Property Taxation in the Round

Mark Stephens argues that Scotland’s new system of housing transaction tax (LBTT) should be allowed to bed down, but that as the Parliament’s Finance Committee considers… 2,048 more words

Affordability, Housing Markets And Private Renting

Why Property Markets Are Wrecking The British Economy

Land ownership is one of the most corrosive elements of contemporary capitalism.

Until the 20th century, land in the UK was owned exclusively by just under 5% of the population. 552 more words

Economics

There Are Too Many Expensive Apartments in U.S. Cities, and That Should Sound the Alarm

It might seem as if there’s an apartment shortage in cities, judging by the ever soaring cost of rent.

But a growing fraction of U.S. apartments—especially luxury—have been left unoccupied for longer stretches of time, real estate research firm CoStar revealed in a report Monday, as developers continue to build housing in the cities instead of the suburbs—injecting more risk into the economy. 361 more words

Finance

Is the EU referendum reducing house price expectations?

In its report “the immediate economic impact of leaving the EU” HM Treasury claims that the latest RICS residential market (surveyor) survey shows “Short-term expectations of growth in house prices have been declining steadily in 2016.   282 more words

Emerging Trends in Real Estate

As a Realtor® it is my job to pay attention to the latest trends in housing, to note how they may affect my clients, be it for selling or buying a home. 508 more words

General Information

Combating the crisis – Special Housing Areas

A tool that has been introduced to combat the Auckland housing crisis is the designation of Special Housing Areas (SHA). SHAs provide an area where fast-track development of affordable housing can take place. 196 more words