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32 Killed, 92,000 Left Homeless By Niger Flood

Niger

At least 38 people have been killed and more than 92,000 left homeless since June in disastrous floods in Niger, the United Nations said Wednesday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said the deaths, up from a previous government toll of 14, followed torrential rains in August. More than 26,000 livestock have been lost and more than ...

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Real Estate Agent Lets In Jewel Thieves During Open House

Open house

A distracted real estate agent holding an open house in Southern California apparently didn’t notice two unwanted guests: a pair of crafty jewel thieves. The men made off with more than $150,000 worth of watches, jewelry and electronics under his nose, KABC reported Tuesday. The house is on the market for $1.6 million. “These guys seem like they were professionals. ...

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Celebrity Real Estate: Kylie Jenner Celebrates Birthday In $50M Vacation Spot

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner recently turned 19 years old in a $50M rental property, known as the Pearls of Long Bay Estate. The teenage reality TV celebrity is notable for her real estate investments According to DailyMail, this estate is a six-acre compound, located on the Turks and Caicos Islands, which is a British Overseas Territory. This estate, rented through Airbnb, has three huge side-by-side ...

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The Village In Thailand That uses Feces To Power Homes

village in thailand

While we still go headlong with the power situation in Nigeria, a village in Thailand have opted for an alternative but strange means of generating electricity. Nestled in a deep pocket of forest that lies off Thailand’s electrical grid, villagers in Pa Deng have become early adopters and evangelists for an unusual alternative energy source: poop. After successfully lighting up ...

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Celebrity Real Estate: Eva Longoria to sell 1920s Hollywood home for $1.4M

Eva Longoria

Did you hear that awesomely pretty American star of the “Desperate Housewives” TV series, Eva Longoria is selling her property? The actress, producer, director and business woman who is best known for her role as Gabrielle Solis in Desperate housewives has listed her 1920’s Hollywood home for $1.395M  Features of the ‘unique, one-of-a-kind, romantic home’ include three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two entry ...

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Estate Set To Dump Prince’s Properties

Prince

Prince, a seven-time Grammy winner, who also earned himself an Oscar for the 1984 film “Purple Rain,” may be deceased but his name and assets still lingers. The late musician was found unresponsive on the 21st of April, 2016, in an elevator at Paisley Park, his long-time recording and residential compound in Chanhassen, MN, about 20-miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. An autopsy revealed ...

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Vancouver Wealthy Overseas Buyers to Face New Real Estate Tax

Vancouver Wealthy overseas buyers to face new real estate tax

Vancouver, British Columbia, residents will soon get a larger cut from the real estate shopping spree that’s taking place in their city, courtesy of wealthy overseas buyers that are snatching up property there. The British Columbian government on Monday approved a new 15 percent tax on foreign property buyers in metropolitan Vancouver, as a surge in real estate purchases by ...

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Survey Shows Fewer First Time Home Buyers in England

UK asking prices

The age of first time buyers in England has increased over the past 20 years, up from 30 to 33, according to the latest English Housing Survey published by the government, according to a report by Propertywire.com. In 2014/2015 the majority of first time buyers, some 61 per cent, were aged 25 to 34 and this was similar to 1994/1995 ...

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Nigeria Ranked 83rd in Global Real Estate Transparency Index

Real estate challenges in 2015

A newly released biannual Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) 2016 by property consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), Nigeria ranks 83rd out of 109 markets covered. Nigeria’s real estate transparency score was 3.8 in 2016, a marked improvement in transparency. The scores in the Index range between one and five, with one representing the highest level of transparency and ...

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