Category Archives: World

Over 370 vacant homes bought for social housing

More than 370 vacant houses and apartments have been bought using a €70 million fund established a year and a half ago to provide 1,600 homes for social housing by 2020. The Housing Agency was allocated €70 million in July 2016 under the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland housing

London tops global real estate investment despite Brexit uncertainty

Commercial real estate remains resilient in the face of geopolitical tensions – Los Angeles rises to second place for commercial real estate investment – Gap closing between ‘Big Seven’ and the chasing pack – Shanghai, Sydney and Amsterdam surging – Investors still cautious of cities

Save the environment: Build homes with mud, not cement

Architect Revathi Kamath explains the economic and ecological benefits of using mud to construct homes Architect Revathi Kamath believes in adhering to green ideologies. Delhi-based Kamath, is hailed as a pioneer of mud homes in India. “Mud is cheap, is a ‘breathable’ material and helps

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market

As of the end of last year, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some 75 properties for sale, especially in south Florida and California, according to the real estate firm Redfin. “Bitcoin accepted” is a message now seen in the

UN Habitat Presents Tool for the Implementation of New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda encourages UN-Habitat and others ‘to generate evidence-based and practical guidance for [its] implementation and the urban dimension of the [SDGs], in close collaboration with Member States, local authorities, major groups and other relevant stakeholders, as well as through the mobilization of

Saudi real estate market named among world’s worst performers

Saudi Arabia’s real estate market is one of the worst performers in the world, according to new data released by Knight Frank. Its latest Global House Price Index showed that Saudi Arabia was ranked 55th out of 56 markets analysed during the third quarter of

FG finally hands over State House, Marina to Lagos govt

The Federal Government on Tuesday completed the process of handing over the State House, Marina, to the Lagos State Government. The process which started about 20 years ago was completed with the signing and exchanging of documents between the state government and the Federal Government

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