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 […]

Courting Chinese, Australian realtors hope new rules don’t spoil Golden Week

By Alison Bevege SYDNEY, Oct 1 : Australia’s real estate industry is hoping recent rule changes for foreign buyers haven’t dimmed Chinese appetites too much, as they eagerly awaited an influx of big-spending tourists during China’s Golden Week holiday beginning on Sunday. Chinese vacationers, six million of whom traveled overseas during last year’s Golden Week, […]

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 […]

Betrayed Punjab IPS Officer Plan FIR Against Seniors

Punjab cops paid Rs 111 cr but plots nowhere in site, ÔÇÿbetrayedÔÇÖ IPS officers plan FIRs against seniors

Manish Tiwari ┬á/ ┬áChandigarh: Over 540 serving and retired IPS officers and other Punjab police officials who were promised residential plots in Mullanpur (New Chandigarh) are now running from pillar to post to get possession of their land, while some agitated members are even preparing to register multiple FIRs against their own seniors. ÔÇ£We have […]

Brexit helps push central London house prices to biggest fall since 2009

By Costas Pitas London, Aug 3 : Britain’s vote to quit the European Union helped push down house prices in London’s most expensive areas at their fastest rate in nearly seven years, accelerating a downward trend caused by increases in property taxes, a consultancy said on Wednesday. Knight Frank’s prime central London index fell 1.5 […]