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Italian town puts dozens of homes on market for as little as €1

Officials in Sambuca, on Sicily, seek to revive depopulated town – but there’s a catchBritish house prices may be crashing, but you would still be hard-pressed to find a cheaper property than those on sale in one Sicilian town, where homes are going for as little as €1.Dozens of properties have been put up for sale in Sambuca, a hilltop town with stunning views across the Mediterranean island, for less than the price of a takeaway coffee. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Italy, Property, Mediterranean, Sicily, Sambuca


Has the Brexit vote saved London tenants £1,800 pa in rent?

Rent rises 3% lower than forecast partly due to fewer EU migrants and price-out Londoners moving out, says Zoopla Tenants in London have saved as much as £1,800 in rent as a result of the Brexit referendum in 2016, according to an analysis of more than 100,000 rental properties listed on the Zoopla property website.Rent price growth in London is almost 3% lower than the projected rate of growth since the EU referendum announcement, leaving tenants with more money at the end of the month. Continu...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, Money, Housing, Eu, European Union, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Property, Renting Property, Article 50, Brexit


Smart Speakers Make Inroads Into American Homes

Source: Statista When Amazon announced the Amazon Echo in 2014, many people laughed at the idea of voluntarily letting the world’s largest online retailer put a “listening device” in your home. And yet, the Echo, and Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa with it, became a major success, pioneering the smart speaker market in the United States and internationally. According to a recent statement, Amazon shipped more than 100 million Echo devices since 2014, making it the leader in the highly contested ...
Tags: Amazon, Home, Technology, Speakers, Radio, United States, Property, Homes, Npr, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Statista, Edison Research, General Interest, Smart Speakers, Statista When Amazon


Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals

Should you let AI help you pick your roommates? Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi thinks so, and it’s just closed a $30M Series B funding round less than a year after a $10M Series A — suggesting algorithm-aided matchmaking is resonating with its target Millennial(ish) ‘Generation Rent’ demographic, as they hunt for their next flatmate. The 2015 founded startup has now raised circa $45M in total, while its platform has passed 12M rental requests. Badi also tells us it passed one ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Apps, Europe, Real Estate, UK, London, France, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Rome, Artificial Intelligence, United Kingdom, Paris, Italy


FOMO killer: Developments at Amazon, OnePlus, WhatsApp, Yatra and more

Payments Amazon may soon be able to issue its own UPI handles in partnership with Axis Bank, as the company is reportedly testing the product with a closed user group, according to the Economic Times. It currently accepts UPI payments but cannot issue its own handles. Amazon’s plans to launch... ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, Whatsapp, Drones, Property, Xiaomi, Mergers & Acquisitions, Content, Automobiles, Oneplus, UPI, Mapmyindia, Karnataka, Axis Bank, Economic Times


FSBO Demonstrates Desperate Measures In Desperate Times

If you enjoyed this post you’ll certainly enjoy these other ‘Just For Fun’ posts!
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Funny, Radio, Property, Dead, For Sale, Just For Fun, FSBO, Desperate Times


Choosing a Home – The Essentials (CAR Infographic)

Source: car.org
Tags: Home, Real Estate, Infographic, Car, Radio, Property, Homes, General Interest


Canada's housing market is slowly but surely imploding, and Canadians are more exposed that the US was in 2008

After 20 years of unprecedented lows, Canada's central bank is gradually raising rates; this, combined with strict rules on new loans, empty house taxes in overheated cities like Vancouver, and mandatory ownership disclosures (which keep money launderers out of the market) are depressing the Canadian housing market, and the prognosis is not good. Canada's economy is heavily dependent on construction (8% of the job market) and consumer spending, and both of these will fall as cheap capital e...
Tags: Post, News, Time, US, Toronto, Debt, Economics, Canada, Property, Vancouver, Calgary, Graeber, Urban Theory, Toronto Canada, CIBC, Mendes


How the New Tax Bill will Impact Housing – Economic Insights from realtor.com

When the GOP passed their tax plan in 2017 there was a lot of questions on how it will impact the housing market. It’s been a year, and with tax filings for 2018 starting soon people are starting to wonder if the tax bill will impact them and the housing market. In today’s video, realtor.com’s chief economist Danielle Hale will break down what the tax bill changed and how it impacts housing and the economy. See more of the 2019 housing forecast on realtor.com.
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Radio, Gop, Property, General Interest, Realtor.com, Danielle Hale


7 Things To Consider When Buying Property For Your Business

At some point in your business’s development, you may need an office space, a retail storefront, a warehouse, or even an entire factory. You may even want a building to sublet to tenants , or a place to call your headquarters. Whatever your motivation, you’ll be interested in buying property for business, but before you pull the trigger, you’ll need to keep some key considerations in mind. Before you buy property, prepare yourself with these concepts: 1. Understand the risks. No ...
Tags: Startups, Commercial Property, Property, Others, Business Advice


Global super-rich bought 153 homes for at least £20m each in past year

Highest number of sales in Hong Kong as London’s ultra-prime housing market slips amid Brexit concernsMore than 150 homes around the world changed hands for more than £20m ($25m) each in the past year, as the “relentless creation of private wealth” fuelled the global ultra-prime housing market.The world’s richest people spent a combined £5.2bn ($6.6bn) on 153 properties that each sold for more than £20m in the year to end of August 2018, according to research by the estate agent Knight Frank. Co...
Tags: Hong Kong, Business, Real Estate, New York, London, UK News, World news, Housing Market, Property, The super-rich, Knight Frank Continue


Mayor Sadiq Khan to look at imposing rent controls in London

Exclusive: Arguments in favour of capping rent inflation ‘overwhelming’, Khan tells MPThe mayor of London has hinted that he is considering introducing rent controls across the capital in a radical overhaul of private rental laws.Sadiq Khan told an MP that London needed to adopt a “strategic approach to rent stabilisation and control”, since the arguments in favour of capping rent inflation are becoming “overwhelming”. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Politics, London, Money, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Housing Market, Property, Renting Property, Khan, Sadiq Khan


Flatshare bias: room-seekers with Muslim name get fewer replies

‘Muhammad’ less likely than ‘David’ to get a positive response, Guardian investigation finds• People from ethnic minorities face arbitrary discrimination when they look for a room to rent, experts have said, after a Guardian investigation found that inquiries from a person with a Muslim name about flatshare ads received significantly fewer positive responses.In a snapshot survey of the private flatshare market carried out as part of the Bias in Britain series, expressions of interest were sent ...
Tags: Money, Housing, Society, UK News, David, Britain, Islam, Property, Renting Property, Muslim, Guardian, Muhammad


How we carried out our survey of flatshare bias

Inquiries from a person with a Muslim name about flatshare ads . Here is how we reached the findingsTo test whether people with names associated with a specific religion were treated differently when applying for a house or flatshare, the Guardian sent almost 1,900 requests to properties listed in five locations – London, Aberdeen, Devon, Sunderland and Leicester – within a two-day period in the last week of October.The wording of the two requests were different but similar in tone and length. ...
Tags: Money, Housing, Society, UK News, David, Islam, Property, Renting Property, Leicester, Muhammad, London Aberdeen Devon Sunderland


Sydney house prices have biggest monthly fall for 14 years and Melbourne close behind

Peak-to-trough fall in Sydney expected to be 15%, the biggest reduction since CoreLogic began logging numbersHouse prices in Sydney have recorded their biggest monthly fall for 14 years and remain on course for one of the steepest drops ever.Prices in the city fell 1.3% in November, compounding hefty falls in preceding months, according to figures from data researcher CoreLogic. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Property, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Australian economy, Housing Affordability


Sydney house prices have biggest monthly fall for 14 years

Melbourne, where prices have slumped 0.9% this month, is not far behind House prices in Sydney have recorded their biggest monthly fall for 14 years and remain on course for one of the steepest drops ever.Prices in the city fell 1.3% in November, compounding hefty falls in preceding months, according to figures from data researcher CoreLogic. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, House, Property, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Australian economy, Housing Affordability


Preventing Accidents In Your Commercial Property

When you run a small business, you tend to start out alone, taking control of all of the tasks entailed in keeping everything up and running. However, as you begin to grow and expand, chances are that you are going to have to take on staff to complete all necessary work. Now, becoming an employer is a huge responsibility , and there are various areas that you need to focus on to keep your employees content. However, an area that you should lay particular focus on is your employee’s health, s...
Tags: Business, Sales, Property, Importance of Health


Torus and Aareon Collaborate on Housing Management Solution

Following an exhaustive review of the solutions on offer, Torus Group has selected the QL system from Aareon (www.aareon.co.uk) as the single, integrated system to underpin their business. Formed in April 2015 when Helena Partnerships and Golden Gates Housing Trust Read more… The post Torus and Aareon Collaborate on Housing Management Solution appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Seo, It, Property, Construction, News Trends, Aareon, Aareon Collaborate on Housing Management Solution, Torus Group


Sole and Despotic Dominion: my story about the future of private property for Reason

Reason's December issue celebrates the magazine's 50th anniversary with a series of commissioned pieces on the past and future of the magazine's subjects: freedom, markets, property rights, privacy and similar matters: I contributed a short story to the issue called Sole and Despotic Dominion, which takes the form of a support chat between a dishwasher owner and its manufacturer's rep, who has the unhappy job of describing why the dishwasher won't accept his dishes. The story is part of a s...
Tags: Post, Business, Science Fiction, Copyfight, Usa, News, US, Middle East, Property, Dubai, App Stores, Apollo, 1201, Reason, Late Stage Capitalism, Despotic Dominion


Tetchy Scott Morrison still can't explain why he's in the job | Greg Jericho

The PM’s fallback strategy is to focus on Labor and scaremonger – and this week’s scare is negative gearingWhat do you do when you can’t explain why you are proud of what your party has achieved in government, but not so proud of it that you felt the need to keep in place the man in charge of it all?Scott Morrison and the government have been wrestling with this issue ever since dumping Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia news, Australian politics, Property, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Australian economy, Morrison, Greg Jericho


Sydney house prices see biggest fall for 30 years, dragging rest of Australia down

Research finds Melbourne also dropping steeply as economists warn falls could derail wider economySydney house prices have seen their biggest annual fall for nearly 30 years as the city dragged Australia’s average property values down sharply over the past 12 months.The national figure fell half a per cent in October, taking the annual drop down to 3.5%, according to figures released by CoreLogic on Thursday, prompting warnings from economists that the market has further to fall and could derail...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Property, Sydney, Melbourne, Australian economy, Housing Affordability, Business (Australia


Aareon 360 Portal Enables Social Landlords To Digitally Transform Customer, Staff, Supplier And Property Management Operations

Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk) has announced the latest release of its Aareon 360 platform, the evolution of its widely acclaimed self-service solution. The portal platform enables Housing Associations and Social Landlords to digitally transform their customer, staff, supplier and property management Read more… The post Aareon 360 Portal Enables Social Landlords To Digitally Transform Customer, Staff, Supplier And Property Management Operations appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & ...
Tags: UK, Seo, It, Property, Telecom, Construction, News Trends, Housing Associations and Social Landlords


No-deal Brexit would trigger lengthy UK recession, warns S&P

Credit agency warns of property price falls, unemployment doubling and inflation spiking in latest grim forecastBritain’s economy will suffer rising unemployment and falling household incomes that would trigger a recession should Theresa May fail to secure a deal to prevent the UK crashing out of the European Union next year, according to analysis by the global rating agency Standard & Poor’s.Property prices would slump and inflation would spike to more than 5% in a scenario that S&P said had be...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Politics, UK, Economics, House Prices, European Union, UK News, Financial Sector, Commercial Property, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Consumer Spending, Currencies, Economic policy, Property


London's former Stock Exchange Tower sold to Singaporean group for £385m

Uncertainties over Brexit give CDL ‘opportunities to acquire assets with deep value’The former Stock Exchange Tower in London’s Square Mile has been sold for £385m to a Singaporean group that said it took advantage of Brexit uncertainty to strike the deal.The Singapore-listed City Developments Ltd, which is chaired by the billionaire businessman Kwek Leng Beng, has bought the freehold building at 125 Old Broad Street from the US-based private equity group Blackstone. Blackstone acquired the buil...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, London, Money, Singapore, US, London Stock Exchange, UK News, World news, Financial Sector, Asia Pacific, Property, Brexit, Square Mile, CDL, Kwek Leng Beng


Government policing of rogue landlords labelled 'pathetic'

MPs hit out as Guardian and ITV News investigation shows convicted landlords exploit loopholes in lawThe government’s efforts to police rogue landlords have been branded “weak” and “pathetic” after a Guardian and ITV News investigation found convicted landlords are continuing to operate by exploiting loopholes in the law that is supposed to protect the most vulnerable tenants.The comments came after the Guardian and ITV News revealed that rogue landlords are collecting rents – often funded by ta...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, England, Money, Wales, Housing, UK News, Housing Market, Property, Renting Property, Itv News


Banned but still in business: law fails to stop rogue landlords

Barred operators with housing convictions still renting out properties, Guardian and ITV News investigation findsConvicted landlords who have been ruled unfit to rent out their properties are continuing to operate by exploiting loopholes in the law that is supposed to protect the most vulnerable tenants.The rogue owners are collecting rents – often funded by taxpayers via housing benefit – despite being convicted of housing offences and failing to pass the “fit and proper” person tests required ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, England, London, Money, Wales, Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Housing Market, Liverpool, Property, Renting Property, Local Government, Yorkshire


Campaign to raise awareness of risk of forest fires

WITH 90% of forest fires in France caused by human activity, and with the summer set to be long and hot, the gendarmerie of the Dordogne are warning people to take care in the woods. The warning comes as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of how easy... [Author: Craig McGinty]
Tags: Travel, France, Property, Dordogne, Craig McGinty


Linky: Do smart meters actually help reduce electricity consumption?

“No Linky” posters in Montreuil, near Paris. The first one reads “Linky: You can say no.” The second reads “Linky spies on your private life.” Some residents fear data surveillance rather than looking at possible advantages of smart meters. Carole Salères, CC BY-SA By Corinne Faure, Grenoble École de Management... [Author: Craig McGinty]
Tags: Travel, Paris, Property, Linky, Montreuil, Carole Salères, Craig McGinty, Corinne Faure Grenoble École


China's panicked upper middle class are easy picking for offshore real estate scams

The combination of Chinese anti-corruption reforms and currency controls has China's storied "middle class" (a nebulously defined category whose size and wealth are the subject of multiple, conflicting accounts) scrambling for ways to get their money out of the country and to establish bolt holes to escape to, should the situation suddenly worsen. One preferred investment in this group is real estate in western countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Partly as a function ...
Tags: Post, Business, Usa, News, Australia, Finance, China, Scams, Beijing, Malaysia, Property, Sydney, Vancouver, Authoritarianism, Xin, Mahathir Mohamad


Plymouth's historic Drake's Island fortress on sale for £6m

Island where Sir Francis Drake set sail to circumnavigate the globe could house luxury hotelA fortress island in Plymouth Sound that includes 16th-century barracks and a series of tunnels has gone on sale with a guide price of £6m.Drake’s Island, named after the seafarer Sir Francis Drake, has planning permission for a luxury hotel and spa complex. However, a new owner may have other ideas for how best to use the six-acre plot. Continue reading...
Tags: Money, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Property, Island, Drake, Plymouth, Francis Drake, Plymouth Sound