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When housing is a commodity instead of a human right

A basic problem of housing it this: Housing is a commodity instead of a human right. We’re not accustomed to seeing housing as a basic right for everybody, but why isn’t it? 2,772 more words


Negative interest-rates and QE have created a house price boom in Germany

A feature of these times is that is called easy monetary policy and this is particularly true in the Euro area. There the European Central Bank has a deposit rate of -0.4% and is undertaking asset or bond purchases of 60 billion Euros a month as well. 1,077 more words

General Economics

Retail rents, prices down; vacancy up in Q1: URA

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

URA’s retail property price index retreated 4 per cent q-o-q in Q1 2017, after inching up 0.2 per cent in Q4 2016… 95 more words

Money Matters

Rents Are Falling in New York and Silicon Valley

Rents are the highest they’ve ever been, but here’s some good news for apartment-dwellers: Yearly increases have slowed to their lowest level in five years. 302 more words


Report Dropping Apartment Occupancy, but Rents Continue to Grow

New apartment properties completed in late 2016 and early 2017 are scrambling to land their initial residents. Rental housing occupancy is dropping, especially in the high-end apartment product niche, as a sizable wave of new buildings came on stream in the colder weather months when leasing activity is seasonally sluggish across much of the nation. 778 more words


Careful…Don’t Get Caught in the Rental Trap


There are many benefits to homeownership. One of the top benefits is being able to protect yourself from rising rents by locking in your housing cost for the life of your mortgage. 408 more words

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