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Selina raises $100M at an $850M valuation for its network of living spaces for digital nomads

The rising tide of Airbnb is lifting all boats, and today a startup that’s building a series of living-coworking-activity spaces across the world primarily geared at digital nomads is reeling in a sizeable round to take its business to the next level. Selina, which operates a network of 22,000 beds out of boutique hostel-style operations in some 13 countries, has raised $100 million in funding — money that it plans to to use to expand its footprint to 130,000 beds across 400 properties by 2023, ...
Tags: Travel, Ecommerce, Real Estate, New York, London, Mexico, Hotels, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tech, Accommodation, Property, Vacation, Airbnb, WeWork, Panama

'Nothing's affordable': buying a home now just a dream on Arran

Young couples and older workers alike face housing insecurity on island where tourism is boomingHousing crisis on Arran leaves hundreds of locals without homesJennifer and Andrew Earle’s new home arrived on the ferry to Arran last Tuesday, a static caravan just about large enough for the couple and their four daughters, the youngest six months old.It was towed by tractor to Andrew’s parents’ house near the southern tip of Arran, where Andrew and his father will pack its walls and roof with extra...
Tags: Housing, Scotland, House Prices, Communities, UK News, Property, Andrew, Arran, Andrew Earle

Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population

Research by author reveals corporations and aristocrats are the biggest landownersHalf of England is owned by less than 1% of its population, according to new data shared with the Guardian which seeks to penetrate the secrecy that has traditionally surrounded land ownership.The findings, described as “astonishingly unequal”, suggest that about 25,000 landowners – typically members of the aristocracy and corporations – have control of half of the country. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Money, Environment, UK News, Property, Monarchy, The Queen, James Dyson, Land Rights, Aristocracy

UIDAI warns AP & Telangana of uploading land papers; Karnataka makes 5k students’ Aadhaar records public

The Unique Identity Authority of India’s (UIDAI) regional office in Hyderabad has asked the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh governments to stop uploading property documents to their revenue websites as they were being used to illegally access Aadhaar data, reported the Times of India. An unnamed... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Government, Ap, Property, Personal Data, Data Protection, Fingerprints, Hyderabad, Documents, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Aadhaar, Right To Privacy

Debate: Should you count your own home in your net worth ‘number’?

We’ve not one but two of our favourite bloggers guest posting today. What’s more they’re going at each other head-to-head! Roll up, roll up, for a bare knuckle cage fight – personal finance style! Okay, not really, Mr YFG and Fire v London are too polite for that. But we hope you enjoy their gentle jousting nonetheless. T here’s a divisive issue that has been tearing the nation apart forever. Bloggers are at odds over it. Family members squabble over it. Maybe you’ve even put off retiring beca...
Tags: Home, Florida, UK, London, Marketing, Britain, Property, Warren Buffett, Parliament, North Sea, Charlie Munger, Robert Kiyosaki, Net Worth, Monevation, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Sunday Times ' Fame Fortune

Report calls for reform of 'unhealthy' land ownership in Scotland

Commission set up by Scottish government recommends new powers to split monopoliesScottish land ownership rules must be radically reformed to reverse the concentration of the countryside in the hands of a small number of ultra-wealthy individuals and public bodies, a major review has warned.The study by the Scottish Land Commission, a government quango, says that in extreme cases where landowners abuse their power they could face compulsory purchase or community buyouts. Continue reading...
Tags: Money, Scotland, Animals, Environment, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Property, The National Trust, Hunting, Land Rights, Scottish Land Commission

Majority of London's newly built luxury flats are unsold, raising the spectre of "posh ghost towers"

Property developers in London built more than 1,900 luxury flats in 2018, the majority of which have so far failed to sell; all told, there are 3,000 luxury flats on the market, a high-water mark for a city whose property market was hijacked by offshore oligarchs and criminals who converted much of the housing stock into empty safe-deposit boxes in the sky. While many of these properties were built to be unoccupied, they definitely weren't built to be unsold. In an asset bubble, prices are ...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, London, News, China, US, Property, Ukpoli, Wolf, Nine Elms, Weaponized Shelter, Bubblenomics, Not So Safe Deposit Boxes In The Sky

The next frontier in real estate technology

Patricia Nakache Contributor Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures. More posts by this contributor How Startups Are Making Real Estate Businesses More Efficient Fighting Sexism In Silicon Valley John Lin Contributor John Lin is an associate partner at Trinity Ventures supporting investments in developer tools, artificial intelligence and real estate. From ente...
Tags: Column, Real Estate, New York, Tech, Property, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, WeWork, Zillow, Trulia, Trinity Ventures, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Affordable Housing, Ollie, Loopnet, Zillow Trulia

Flat owners win battle to get combustible cladding replaced

Freeholder Pemberstone says new fund is being set up to cover two Manchester blocksOwners of flats in Manchester that are covered in combustible cladding are celebrating after the success of a campaign to force the building’s owner or developer to pay the estimated £5m bill to replace them. Leaseholders of apartments at Vallea Court and Cypress Place in the city centre have been told by their freeholder, Pemberstone, that the recladding bill, plus their legal costs and the cost of a 24-hour walk...
Tags: London, Housing, Society, UK News, Property, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Leasehold, Grenfell Tower fire, Vallea Court, Cypress Place, Freeholder Pemberstone, Pemberstone

Signs that China's real-estate bubble will burst and take the economy with it

China's real-estate bubble is the largest in human history, and despite years of warning signs, it has grown and grown, spilling over into the rest of the world. It's hard to overstate just how crazy China's real-estate market is: 25% of the country's GDP comes from construction, and 80% of the nation's wealth is in domestic property holdings. That's $65T, nearly double the size of the economies of every G7 nation combined. The market has been kept afloat through China's massive "shadow ba...
Tags: Post, Business, News, China, Economics, Asia Pacific, Property, Moody, Minsky, Jinan, Japan Asia, Renmin University, Hyman Minsky, Mizuho Securities, Weaponized Shelter, Bubblenomics

Craggy island for sale: gulls, grass, wind and no mod cons

Uninhabited High Island off the west coast of Ireland can be yours for £1.1mA craggy island off the west coast of Ireland which was home to iron age settlers, medieval monks and a poet in search of inspiration has gone on sale for €1.25m (£1.1m).High Island, an 80-acre swath of rock, heather and wind probably too remote even for Father Ted, sits in the Atlantic two miles off the coast of Galway. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Ted, Atlantic, Ireland, Property, Galway

Italy falls into recession as eurozone economy struggles - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as Italy stumbles back into recession Latest: Italy is in recession againItalian economy shrank by 0.2% last quarterEurozone only grew by 0.2%Earlier:Introduction: UK house price growth has fizzled outBrexit uncertainty is weighing market down 11.09am GMT If you’re just tuning in, here’s Associated Press’s take on Italy’s fall back into recession.The Italian economy slipped into recession in the final three months of the year, weigh...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, House Prices, Stock Markets, Euro, Italy, Property, Associated Press, Eurozone, League Party, Movement Five Star

Can selling its homes for the price of an espresso save this Sicilian town?

Buyers flocked to Sambuca last week when it put empty houses on sale at €1 each in a bid to reverse decline. We joined the queue…Darkness falls on the small town of Sambuca di Sicilia, where the council offices on Corso Umberto have been closed for more than three hours. And yet the phones keep ringing, hour after hour.“They’re calling from Sydney, London, New York,” says the exhausted deputy mayor, Giuseppe Cacioppo. A week after the town announced it was putting up abandoned homes for sale at ...
Tags: Europe, Migration, Italy, Property, Migration And Development, Palermo Continue, Corso Umberto, Sambuca, Giuseppe Cacioppo, Sambuca di Sicilia, Sydney London New York

US hedge fund tycoon buys £95m house near Buckingham Palace

Ken Griffin’s London purchase becomes most expensive home sold in the UK since 2011A billionaire US hedge fund manager has bought a Grade II*-listed Georgian mansion within sight of Buckingham Palace for almost £100m.Ken Griffin, the 152nd richest person in the world with an estimated $8.8bn (£6.8bn) fortune, purchased 3 Carlton Gardens, which overlooks the Mall and St James’s Park, for £95m. While it is the most expensive home sold in the UK since 2011, it changed hands at a £50m discount from ...
Tags: UK, London, US, UK News, US news, Property, Buckingham Palace, St James, Financial Times, Ken Griffin, Carlton Gardens, The super-rich

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)

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

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,’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
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Radio, Gop, Property, General Interest,, 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

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

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

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