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5 ways the housing market will be different in 2017

By Devon Thorsby

A view of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighborhood on June 24, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.Drew Angerer/Getty Image… 1,120 more words
Real Estate

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


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


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


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