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
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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
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
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