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Apps to help you save money at gas stations and grocery stores

Inflation and the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war mean that our dollar just doesn’t stretch as far as it once did. “Russia’s violent invasion of Ukraine rocked the oil market, with crude reaching over $100 a barrel before returning to the mid-$90s,” AAA spokesman Skyler said Monday. McKinley, via email. “The rise in the world price of […]

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Student loan companies with a quick version of the co-signer

Co-signer release is a program that allows a borrower to remove a co-signer from their student loan account after meeting certain requirements. This usually involves making a minimum number of consecutive payments on time and meeting the lender’s eligibility criteria to maintain the loan on its own. A quick co-signer release can be a big […]

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Signing Credit Cards or Writing “See ID”: Which is Safer?

This is an excerpt from Dollar Scholar, the Money newsletter where editor Julia Glum teaches you the modern money lessons you MUST know. Don’t miss the next issue! Register on money.com/subscribe and join our community of over 160,000 scholars. My grandmother is a very wise woman. She taught me so much – to say ‘yes, […]

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February 28, 2022—Lending Rates Rise – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Last week, the average interest rate on 10-year fixed-rate private student loans rose. This is good news for borrowers interested in applying for private student loans. For borrowers with a credit score […]

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Homeowners need the same support as buyers to solve the housing crisis – Cox

“People need places to live.” It’s a phrase I use a lot, and some might think it oversimplifies the problems of the UK property market, but in summary, that’s essentially what we’re providing. It is for this fundamental reason that I believe the buy-to-let market will remain a central part of the environment […]

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Amex gold vs. Chase Sapphire Preferred – Forbes Advisor

Cash point value Cash is *the* most flexible reward and while travel hackers tout the virtues of transferring points to airlines and hotels, for many people cash is the option to redeem points the most accessible and useful. In this area, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® card shines. One of Ultimate Rewards’ many redemption options is […]

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Installment payments help ‘COVID-poor’ consumers reduce debt

It is becoming more and more difficult to pay the rent, the mortgage and the bills, such as water and energy services, which are so critical for everyday life. This means the debt owed to local governments – for a range of services that can cover electricity bills, sewage, court costs, traffic fines and parking […]

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Australia faces a housing supply crisis

Australia could face a “worrying” housing deficit of more than 160,000 homes over the next decade, according to new projections. The National Housing Finance and Investment Company Housing State of the Nation 2021-2022 The report shows that when net migration overseas returns to pre-covid levels by 2024-2025, the number of new households will begin to […]

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Dermot Bannon reveals his solution to Ireland’s housing crisis

Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon spoke about the housing crisis in Ireland and what we need to do about it. The housing crisis is at the stage where the supply is insufficient to meet the demand of first-time buyers, who cannot afford a house, and renters who are struggling to find affordable property. to […]

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City will study the supply of housing | Local News

February 24, 2022 Russians in Arizona watch with dismay and sadness the invasion of Ukraine WASHINGTON — It’s been decades since Paul Antseliovich moved away from Moscow and Nikolai Riasnianski left behind both the big city and the small Russian town where he grew up. But years and miles haven’t made the events of the […]

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The housing crisis threatens us all, warns an economist

By Cecilia Chan, Personal editor Chandler and the rest of the Phoenix metro area must extricate themselves from the current housing deficit or face economic disaster down the road, a leading Valley economist warns. The housing shortage just isn’t bad in Arizona, but it’s across the country, economist Elliott Pollack told Gilbert City Council as […]

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Covid-19 WA: Housing crisis predicted when hard border falls

Experts warn Western Australia will face a crisis when the hard border falls this week – and no, it’s not the threat of Covid spreading. The dismantling of Western Australia’s hard border this week has been widely welcomed, but experts are warning a ‘crisis’ is looming – and it’s not the threat of spreading Covid-19. […]

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The housing crisis is taking its toll on families in South Canterbury

A Timaru woman who has struggled for months to find a home for her family worries about others in the same situation. Shea Swalley, her partner, and their five children had been homeless since early December until finally securing a three-bedroom house in Pareora last week after applying for more than 50 houses. The search […]

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FL law enforcement blames housing crisis for understaffed

The lack of affordable housing in Manatee and Sarasota counties is a major obstacle for police departments trying to attract new recruits to Southwest Florida, law enforcement officials said Thursday. . At a law enforcement roundtable hosted by U.S. Representative Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, sheriffs and police chiefs lamented the negative impact of the housing […]

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Housing supply, in order to stabilize the real estate sector

Construction workers paint a real estate project in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily] China will provide some 2.4 million subsidized rental housing units this year, an official with the country’s top housing regulator said Thursday. One of the main tasks that the country has set itself is to ensure the stability of the real […]

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What is a no credit check loan?

No credit check loans are loans where the lender does not check the borrower’s credit before approving and lending loans. These types of loans can be tempting if your credit is poor and you don’t qualify for other products. However, no credit check loans can be risky and are generally not well regarded as they […]

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New National Housing Report Highlights Serious Supply Shortages

The National Housing Finance & Investment Corporation (NHFIC) released its second report on the state of the nation’s housing yesterday, showing that while housing supply may appear healthy in the short term, there is in fact a major housing crisis. offer on the horizon. Australian Property Council chief executive Ken Morrison said the report shows […]

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Video shows desperation to find affordable housing

RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — A North Carolina real estate agent posted a video on social media this week showing the reality of the housing market. “I’ve told the truth, we have a housing crisis,” Monique Edwards said in the video. “This is a house priced under $300,000 in the Raleigh area, and as you can […]

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Australia faces a decade-long housing supply crisis

“For example, we expect around 184,000 new homes per year (net of demolitions) to be added to supply over the next three years, while between 2025 and 2032 we also expect the formation nearly 180,000 new households every year.” Household formation – the number of single people or groups of people living in a dwelling […]

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Mayor of Richmond Hill calls provincial housing report ‘deeply concerning’

Richmond Hill Mayor David West welcomes some of the plans for a new provincial report on affordable housing, but he also finds some of the recommendations “deeply concerning”. the Report of the Task Force on Housing Affordability in Ontario published on February 8 proposes changes that would give the province the power to impose standards […]

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Rising material prices cripple construction in the housing sector

Santiago, DR. Rising prices for cement and other building materials increased construction costs with its consequences of paralysis of small cities. In this regard, Landy Colón, president of the Cibao Home Builders and Developers Association (Aprocovici), said that the situation significantly affects the sector. According to Colón, at the start of the pandemic in 2020 […]

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BC Considers Legislation to Help Address Housing Crisis in Capital Region

It is considered a punch in the bow for local municipalities. The province says there are not enough units approved and built to meet demand. Now the minister responsible for housing says he is considering legislation to modernize processes to speed up building development approvals. This, if the municipalities continue to drag their feet. “We […]

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Annual Lakewood Housing Report examines market strengths and challenges – The Suburban Times

Town of Lakewood announcement. As the region grows and costs rise, the report reveals that there are “no easy solutions” to meet demand and contain costs. Lakewood, Wash. – The Town of Lakewood released its Housing Report 2021 in February, offering a detailed examination of housing market forces. Housing is scarce and the area continues […]

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Few new promises to increase housing supply in BC’s 2022 budget

British Columbia’s 2022 budget is largely a stimulus budget. There are significant investments in continued recovery from last year’s extreme wildfires and floods, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget acknowledged that British Columbia’s “record supply and strong demand for homes” have led to significant price increases in 2021, in all major regions and […]

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Ballot proposal would cap ‘predatory’ interest rates for payday loans

LANSING, MI — A polling committee is busy asking a question about the November ballot that would prevent payday lenders from charging “predatory” interest rates if approved by voters. The Michiganders for Fair Lending campaign officially launched its petition-raising effort Wednesday to cap high interest rates on payday loans, payday loan advocates say are creating […]

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Federal government announces up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities

The federal government announced funding of up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities. Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, made the announcement Wednesday morning during a virtual press conference with Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal and Yukon Member of Parliament Brendan Hanley. “The barriers […]

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Westport housing report ‘garbage load’

Report commissioned by Council draws criticism from residents and politicians Michael Gallagher A report commissioned by Mayo County Council has been called ridiculous by locals and politicians. The report’s conclusion – that there is no affordability crisis in the town of West Mayo – was met with derision by families and individuals […]

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Solving the housing crisis – Flathead Beacon

Last October, 28-year-old Devynn Fetter returned home to her single trailer in Columbia Falls to find a pamphlet on her door that said the owners of the manufactured home park were selling and hoped to close by Christmas. After an initial panic, Fetter soon learned that the brochure was from NeighborWorks Montana, a local nonprofit […]

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5 takeaways from a report on housing in downtown Philadelphia

The number of residents walking downtown returned to pre-pandemic levels at the end of 2021, showing the resilience of the downtown residential segment, according to the annual Downtown District Housing Report released Tuesday. The greater downtown area – from river to river and from Girard Avenue to Tasker Street – has been the fastest growing […]

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Housing report addresses Waterloo Region’s ‘missing middle’

WATERLOO REGION — Recommendations from a provincial housing task force could help bridge the housing gap in Waterloo Region, according to local groups. Hold the Line Waterloo Region and Waterloo Region Yes In My Backyard say some of the Housing Affordability Task Force’s recommendations could help get more low-density projects built in existing neighborhoods. “One […]

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Housing sector on track to rebound amid pandemic—SHDA

LA Subdivision and Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) reported that the performance of the housing sector has improved over the past two years and the positive outlook will continue amid the ensuing Covid-19 pandemic. . According to SHDA National Chairman May P. Rodriguez, growth in the residential segment of the real estate industry declined during […]

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Dysfunctional policies broke the US housing supply chain

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic made supply chain issues a topic of table conversation, the United States was already grappling with failing production systems in a key industry: housing. The United States has failed to build enough housing to meet the demand created by population and job growth since the Great Recession, and even earlier […]

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Calls grow for urgent housing reform from housing industry

More than 40 housing charities, frontline organizations and leading local authorities have united to call on the government to clean up exempt housing, an under-regulated form of supported housing that has been plagued by exploitation, corruption and profit. The social justice charity Commonweal Housing and the Local Government Association […]

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Government urged to expedite laws to streamline housing sector in Uganda

Kampala: The Ugandan government has been urged to fast-track a policy that will regulate the housing sector to incentivize the private sector to invest in quality, low-cost homes that the majority of Ugandans can afford. According to Uganda’s Financial Sector Development Strategy (FSDS), the country has a housing deficit of Shs 1.6 million, with an […]

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As housing crisis deepens, Tampa protesters call for rent control | Tampa

Protesters gathered outside Tampa City Hall last Friday to demand rent control in Tampa as rents soar during an unbridled housing crisis. Several members of the Tampa Tenants Union, as well as supporters of the Party for Socialism and Liberation and the Democratic Socialists of America, spoke about how the crisis is affecting tenants in […]

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Sheffield council leader joins call for reform of ‘unregulated’ housing sector affecting 1,500 people in the city

There were 1,550 people living in Sheffield in such accommodation in 2018, with numbers rising dramatically, and Councilor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, has put his name to the call for urgent reform. Social justice charity Commonweal Housing and the Local Government Association (LGA) have written a joint open letter urging the government […]

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Marlborough short of land for housing – report

Marlborough is expected to run out of land zoned for housing over the next 30 years. The report identifies a potential shortage of land for urban development of around 900 long-term homes, driven by faster than expected growth in Blenheim. Photo: 123RF A report from Marlborough District Council states that the area’s population is expected […]

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No serious disruption in housing sector — Villar Group – Manila Bulletin

BRIA Homes, a property development subsidiary of the country’s top property developer, Villar Group, said the housing sector has not suffered severe disruption despite the prolonged pandemic. In a statement, BRIA Homes said that throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Philippine real estate has not suffered severe disruptions as some might have expected. “Homebuilders continue to report […]

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Phoenix has a housing crisis. Ignoring it will cost us all

The conversation takes place on the sidelines of football matches. In the classrooms of Arizona State University. Among friends and relatives who are increasingly desperate to find affordable housing. Between parents and their millennials who have well-paying jobs. In heartbreaking stories of evictions and displacements featured in that same newspaper. Arizona’s housing shortage and unprecedented […]

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British Columbia Housing Report – Smithers Interior News

A Goodacre Place review found no link between the cultural safety practices of the assisted living facility and the deaths of six Aboriginal men. The report, commissioned by BC Housing and supported by the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), says two independent consultants were asked to assess whether the Smithers Community Services Association (SCSA) was […]

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Connecticut’s lagging residential construction is hurting affordable housing supply, experts say

Shaurice Bacon feels stuck in her home, an apartment with not enough space for her family. She lived in public housing in Bridgeport for two decades. She researched other low-cost apartments, applied to housing choice voucher programs, and explored rent-to-own options. She expanded her search to include Hartford, New Haven, New Britain and anywhere in […]

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The housing sector facing the crisis: REHAB

Bangladesh Real Estate and Housing Association Chairman Alamgir Shamsul Alamin speaks during a press conference held at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel in the city on Saturday. REHAB Vice Presidents Kamal Mahmud and Shohel Rana were also present. — New Age Photo Property agents across the country on Saturday expressed deep concern over a government […]

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Housing crisis jeopardizes regional business plan

Tanaist Leo Varadkar THE Mid West Regional Enterprise Plan, which sets out a series of projects and initiatives for Limerick, Clare and Tipperary over the next three years, is already in jeopardy due to housing shortages. Speaking at the launch of the plan in Nenagh yesterday, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar said the housing crisis was one […]

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“Increasing the supply of housing is essential to bring down prices”

INCREASE in housing supply is key to driving down property prices, which have risen by an average of £1,788 per week in 2021. The statement came from the Housing Minister, who admitted that the continued rise in house prices, which was laid bare in this week’s House Price Index, could hurt young islanders’ aspirations to […]

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The housing sector escapes the pandemic blues

While the pandemic has had a negative impact on most business sectors, contrary to common perception, the housing sector in bangalore did not suffer, reveals the Economic Survey 2021-22 The survey indicates that house prices rose during the first and second waves of covid-19, contrary to expectations that they would fall. It indicates that there […]

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What are the solutions to Florida’s housing crisis?

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Dawn Elder moved into her new three-bedroom apartment in Boynton Beach last March. “I love this place,” she said as she walked past her lake in front of her back porch. This single mother of two was planning to renew her lease until she opened a letter from her landlord. RELATED: […]

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Census data fuels debate on housing supply and demand

Steve Pomeroy of Focus Consulting said Canadian census data showed around 8% of homes, or 1.3 million, are not in full-time use by “usual residents”.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press New census data released last week shed light on whether high house prices are simply the result of a lack of housing supply. Many industry pundits and […]

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delivery must be central

There was no good news in the latest house price inflation figures, with a 14.4% rise in annual prices deepening the affordability crisis in key market segments. There are signs that housing supply is set to increase but inevitably this process will be gradual and big questions remain about the pace at which improvements can […]

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Ventas’ fourth quarter results improve as senior housing sector recovers from pandemic (NYSE:VTR)

Ridofranz/iStock via Getty Images Sales (NYSE: VCR) Fourth quarter results reflected the recovery in the retirement home industry as rates and revenues increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Same-store revenue increased 3.3% year-over-year on higher occupancy and stronger pricing. Its forecast for the first quarter of normalized FFO per share […]

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for January 2022

DENVER, February 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — January home sales fell 31.4% from December’s total – a drop slightly above the seasonal norm – as inventories fell for the sixth consecutive month. Year over year, sales were down 5.3% from January 2021. A decline in home sales from December to January is typical and expected. Over […]

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digging our communities – Knox County VillageSoup

Dr. Robert Wasserstrom lives in Camden and serves on the Economic and Workforce Development Committee of the Camden Rotary Club. Over the next six years, Maine will need 10,000 workers to replace retirees. Data from the Maine Department of Labor suggests that employers in Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties will seek about 800 additional hires. […]

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NSS will have a big impact in the low cost housing sector – Dr. Adutwum

Education Minister Dr Adutwum tours the NSS facility Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said that the National Service Scheme (NSS) venturing into the building sector will be a game changer in securing low cost housing for the nation. He explained that with the abundance of expertise at his disposal, the move stands a […]

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How can we solve the national affordable housing crisis – KION546

Opinion of Janneke Ratcliffe for CNN Business Perspectives Millions of Americans are losing the chance to reap the benefits of home ownership due to a shortage of supply. This shortage is most acute among affordable housing, where low- and middle-income renters, young first-time home buyers and people of color are losing confidence that they will […]

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Russians have warned of a new type of fraud in the housing sector

In Russia, a new type of fraud in housing and communal services has appeared: muggers disguised as locksmiths come on call and offer to fix door locks. The Izvestia warned of the risks of being deceived by fake employees of housing and communal services. We are talking about cases where citizens search the Internet for […]

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Twin Cities housing supply drops to historic low, median sale price rises to $332,000

5:19 p.m. | Wednesday, February 16, 2022 The median sale price for the Twin Cities rose to $332,250 last month Those looking to buy a home could face intense competition this spring. A new report released by Minneapolis Area Realtors shows that the supply of homes for sale in the Twin Cities metro is at […]

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Two new developments could dramatically increase housing supply in Bayfield – The Durango Herald

The city council approves the sketch plan and the modification of the general plan The town of Bayfield, 20 minutes east of Durango, has seen steady population growth with over 2,600 people living there. Two large developments offer new housing in the community. (Durango Herald file) Bayfield could get dozens more homes as two new […]

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The government’s commitment to solving the housing crisis is in doubt with only a handful of staff working on tenancy issues

It comes at a time when rents are skyrocketing. The release of the Department for Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) rental services rental obligation data for December 2021 showed that median rents nationally reached $540 per week , up $50 from a year ago – the largest annual increase on record. And for many people, […]

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TBM board ‘upset’ over timeline for commenting on provincial housing report

‘There is no housing for people who do fairly standard jobs here,’ says Mayor Alar Soever Town of Blue Mountains (TBM) council and staff have been pressed to provide feedback on the report of the provincial Affordable Housing Task Force, which aims to build 1.5 million homes in Ontario over the next next decade. Released […]

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City of Waterloo seeks to boost supply of affordable housing with grants for nonprofits

The City of Waterloo is setting aside $500,000 to boost the local supply of affordable housing. The proposed grant, a first for the city, would help nonprofits offset some of the costs of creating or maintaining affordable housing in Waterloo. City councilors approved a draft of the grant proposal on Monday. “Programs like these are […]

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Edinburgh housing crisis: 15 ‘super landlords’ dominate the city’s rental market

FIFTEEN registered owners own around 5,300 privately rented properties in Scotland’s capital, a freedom of information (FOI) request by the Edinburgh Evening News revealed. This represents around nine per cent of the private rental sector in Edinburgh. One owner owns more than 1010 properties, and dozens of others own more than 100 properties each, according […]

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Northern Colorado and Statewide Housing Report for February – Greeley Tribune

The following is compiled using the latest data available from Redfin. Median home sale price at Greeley until December (red fin): $380,900 (-2.3% since November; +17.2% since December 2020) Median selling price in Windsor (red fin): $518,000 (-1% since November; +20.9% since December 2020) Median selling price in Fort Collins (red fin): $488,250 (-1.8% since […]

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Housing crisis: Survey shows vast majority of homeowners don’t want real estate prices to fall

A new survey shows that only 7% of homeowners want house prices to fall seriously. Another 18 percent want them down “a little” while a whopping 62 percent don’t want them down. Things obtained the poll from Talbot Mills – Labour’s private pollster – which follows a similar but not identical question posed in a […]

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New Hampshire Releases Housing Report on Statewide Building Permits

The following graph shows the number of housing units for which permits have been issued each year since 2001. Courtesy of New Hampshire BEA. “We are ready to tackle the influx of housing demand head-on,” said OPD lead planner Ken Gallager. “Our in-depth analysis of housing market trends will inform local and state stakeholders on […]

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The housing sector under the PRRD reaches its highest level in four decades

DHSUD SPIN 3. Secretary Eduardo del Rosario leads the third anniversary launch event for the founding of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development in his central office auditorium in Quezon City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. The three-day celebration will focus on the theme “Providing decent housing for Filipino families”. (Photo courtesy of DHSUD) […]

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Government keen on passage of Condominium Bill to regulate housing sector – Minister

Economic news for Monday, February 14, 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com 2022-02-14 Minister of Public Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye Condominium bill to regulate shared and common spaces The condominium bill has yet to receive Cabinet approval Real estate agency bill in sight Public Works and Housing Minister Francis Asenso-Boakye has given assurances that the government is […]

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First-time buyers and the middle class are missing out on the market

On a cold February morning in Newport Center, Kris Thielen was enjoying her day off in her new apartment. She’s a proud new Vermont resident, who moved from Colorado to Green Mountain State in December, after the pandemic made her realize she wanted a change. “(We) started looking for opportunities here, there’s a ton of […]

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Housing crisis: “While tackling our supply shortage, there is no shortage of resistance”

A drawing of a proposed condo tower for Belmont Village in Kitchener. The old real estate adage reminded us that it was all about “location, location, location”. Lately it’s starting to sound a lot more like “supply, supply, supply”. Ontario’s just-released report from its Housing Affordability Task Force points bluntly to the supply needed, calling […]

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Bank Negara says mismatch between housing supply and demand must be corrected

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) stressed the need to address housing issues, including managing the acute mismatch of supply and demand in the housing market as well as improving housing price transparency. Governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said home ownership cannot be solved through finance alone as most homes have become too […]

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How left-wing planners are canceling housing supply

Left-wing planners see duplexes and triplexes as the antidote to racist walkers and ranches. It’s been twelve years since I suggested to a Seattle developer that the cause of the housing “crisis” was a lack of supply. She dismissed my argument, saying the word “offer” was “too republican.” Today things have changed – you are […]

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How can we solve the housing crisis in Metro Vancouver?

Townhouses, six- to 12-unit multiplexes and co-op units would be more energy efficient, face less local opposition and could be replicated across large swaths of Metro Vancouver currently zoned for a new report, says a new report. single-family detached houses. Booming single-family homes and condo towers won’t solve Metro Vancouver’s housing crisis — what’s missing, […]

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Low-density areas of Metro Vancouver should be developed for new housing: report

To overcome the geographic constraints of Metro Vancouver, a new report calls for soft densification of low-density neighborhoods in the region to help improve housing affordability and supply. To date, most of the area’s growth has come from the redevelopment of former industrial land into high-density residential uses and the concentration of growth around major […]

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Tower Hamlets launches new housing report showing progress over the past 18 months

The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today and remains a major concern for our residents and a top priority for Tower Hamlets Council. With one of London’s fastest growing boroughs, it is difficult for many people to have secure and affordable accommodation due to rising private rents and a lack of truly […]

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The housing crisis could be averted with these sweeping planning reforms

An informed discussion of land reform in Scotland is long overdue. Andy Wightman’s article on Allt-na-Reigh was a start, but somewhat disappointing in merely repeating known arguments for and against the future of the tiny house in Glen Coe. The main story is the shortage of good quality affordable housing and how land reform could […]

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Data reveals gap between wages and median home price for Florida hometown heroes

TALLAHASSEE, Florida., February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A large number of florida according to a new data analysis by Florida realtors®. Sen. Ed Hooper (R-Clear water), Financial director Jimmy PatronisPresident of Florida Realtors Christina Papas and other leaders today highlighted data showing the disparity between median home prices and wages earned by many of the […]

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Housing task force urges planning changes to boost housing supply

TORONTO — Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force is calling for higher housing density and simplified urban design rules as part of a package of reforms that could increase housing supply in the province . The task force’s recommendations include five key strategies to rapidly increase market housing supply to meet the goal of adding 1.5 […]

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‘Really disappointed’: Aurora mayor slams provincial affordable housing report as open season for development

Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas is “really disappointed” with a new provincial report on affordable housing which he says could open the door to worrying levels of development. “Apparently the solution to the housing affordability crisis is to limit public participation and allow developers to build what they want, where they want,” he said in a […]

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Census data adds weight to calls for more housing supply in Greater Victoria

“But what [the numbers] don’t tell us, it’s the number of people who couldn’t come here, who might want to come here. So while we grew to 7%, what could we have grown to if we had more supply? » Homebuilders and real estate experts are hoping the cold, hard facts about population growth released […]

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Critics praise housing report’s zoning proposals, but see red flags

Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force makes little mention of affordable housing construction or the speculation and investment buying that many believe is driving up home prices. But among its 55 recommendations released on Tuesday, critics and politicians agreed that the proposal to end exclusionary zoning – the restriction that closes 70% of residential land in […]

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Nearly a third of municipalities fail to cope with the housing crisis – Show House

The government has published the results of its Housing Delivery Test (HDT) 2020/21, which show that a third of local authorities are failing to address the housing crisis. The results show that 93 local planning authorities (LPAs) have delivered less than 95% of the housing they need. This means that they are subject to sanctions […]

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Ontario housing report calls for end to ‘single-family’ zoning

Released Tuesday, the report also says the province should declare that up to four units, with up to four stories, will be allowed “as of right” — automatically without rezoning.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail Zoning rules that ban all but single-family homes in swathes of Ontario cities must end to solve the housing crisis, says […]