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The Process of Site Selection in Housing Scheme Projects

site selection

Selection of the site is, arguably, the single most important consideration in the process of providing housing. Factors such as the location, size and accessibility of a site and its proximity to amenities and services are important to the future development of a self-sustaining community. In the wider context, any new housing development will have a significant impact on the ...

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Royal borough to move those in temporary housing to cheaper areas

royal borough

The UK’s most expensive borough to live in, the royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea, plans to send some of its most vulnerable residents to live outside London because the soaring property market means it can no longer afford to house them. The Conservative authority, where the average home costs £1.4m, will spend £10m buying properties outside the borough for ...

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Mexico: EPN pushes for quality housing

Mexico housing

MEXICO HOUSING – Although social policy has helped to contain poverty in Mexico, more efforts are needed to increase the quality of life for all Mexicans, President Enrique Peña Nieto said Monday. The president spoke during the inauguration of 10 rehabilitation works for housing projects in Mexico City. Dynamism in the Mexican economy is fundamental for reducing the level of ...

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Global property partners unfazed by Trump bombast

Trump bombast

Global property partners unfazed by Trump bombast Real estate tycoon and White House hopeful Donald Trump has lost high-profile US contracts over his hardline anti-immigrant stance, but internationally the row has yet to damage the Trump brand. When he disparaged undocumented immigrants from Mexico as criminals and rapists in June, several American groups — NBC television, retailer Macy’s, the PGA ...

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NYC property market still hot even as private equity exits

NYC property market

The private equity and other pooled funds that have made century-old buildings some of the hottest properties in Manhattan have been cashing out at double the rate of a few years ago, but strong buying from other investors has assuaged fears that the market is peaking. The institutional investors and real estate investment trusts that are taking private equity’s place ...

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CML UK expects improved mortgage market activity

UK kicks off biggest housing review in more than a decade

According to the latest forecast from the Council of Mortgage Lenders, A benign economic backdrop should underpin a gentle improvement in housing and mortgage market activity in the coming months. Propertywire.com reports that the CML market review report pointed out that this follows a softer patch over the past year, which has dragged down our expectations for gross mortgage lending ...

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Exxon Mobil donates $5m to North Dakota housing fund

North dakota housing fund

North Dakota, United States – Exxon Mobil donates $5m to North Dakota housing fund A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp donated $5 million on Monday to a North Dakota government housing fund that subsidizes construction of low-cost apartments for teachers and emergency personnel in the state’s oil patch. XTO Energy will receive a 100 percent tax write-off for its donation ...

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AfDB approves $243m for road project in Southern Africa

Road project in Southern Africa

The Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a sum of $243m for road project within the Southern African, Zambia. The AIIB, with authorized capital of 100 billion U.S. dollars, is designed to finance infrastructure construction, as many countries do not have the capacity to fund the infrastructure upgrades they need. Impressed with the proposal to establish a China-Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ...

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Top 10 Weirdest Buildings on Earth

top 10 weirdest buildings on earth

We are about to share with you amazing and weird pictures and details of buildings/places you never thought existed. The only way you would have come across buildings in this article is probably watching a Hollywood movie. These pictures and info will hold you spellbound! If you are opportuned to take a tour round one of the buildings displayed below, ...

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