Nearly half Europeans who don’t own home reckon they never will

By Jeremy Gaunt LONDON, Nov 7 : Nearly half of Europeans who do not own their own home have given up hope of ever doing so, a survey showed on Tuesday, with pessimism highest among Britons and Germans. Overall, the survey by Dutch bank ING found 48 percent of people in 13 European countries who […]

New Zealand’s foreign home ownership ban won’t cause price collapse – trade min

By Charlotte Greenfield WELLINGTON, Nov 1 : New Zealand’s proposal to ban foreigners from buying existing homes will not cause house prices to collapse, Trade Minister David Parker said on Wednesday, but it has to be fast tracked to beat restrictions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. The Labour government has said it will get […]

title=”For Houston’s homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuild” data-text=”For Houston’s homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuild” dir=”auto” class=”headline”>For Houston’s homeowners, tough decisions on whether to rebuild

By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON, Sept 5 : – It took just hours for Tropical Storm Harvey’s floodwaters to destroy hand-hewn cabinets and wood floors that Chad Wilson spent more than 18 months to build and install in his Houston home. Wilson’s first thought after the waters receded and he girded himself for a Herculean cleanup […]

SKorea to announce new housing measures on Aug 2-lawmaker

By Cynthia Kim SEOUL, Aug 1 : A South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday that the government will announce a fresh set of measures on Wednesday to rein in speculative investment in the housing market. “A comprehensive set of measures will be announced tomorrow after the government ruling-party talks,” Kim Tae-nyeon, a lawmaker of the […]

Out in the cold: New US budget priorities threaten housing aid programs

By James Oliphant Undated, Mar 5 : When Paul Ryan, speaker of the US House of Representatives, talks of social mobility, about helping struggling Americans move out of impoverished areas to give them greater opportunity, Shiva Daniels is the kind of person he has in mind. A federal housing voucher allowed Daniels to escape her […]

UK housebuilders find lenders more cautious after Brexit vote – survey

By Esha Vaish Undated,Nov 18 : UK housebuilders, particularly those operating in central London, are finding lenders are giving out less finance for new projects since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, according to a report by property consultant Knight Frank. Heightened caution among lenders is causing many to scrutinise deals for longer and […]