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SUPER AGENT: Meet the man who sells BILLIONS in real estate

Luxury real estate agent

Luxury real estate agent selling billions in real estate shares his secret. Chris Cortazzo is Coldwell Bank’s top agent in the world with 1.5 billion dollars in sales and he’s only been selling homes in Malibu, his home town and affluent areas in southern California since 1994. He shares how he got into real estate, his first sale and his ...

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London prime property prices rise

property prices rise

According to the latest index, Prime property prices in central London increased slightly, up by 0.8 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, the first rise since September 2014. Pimlico has seen the strongest growth in the last year with values up five per cent or £66,000 compared with the second quarter of 2014, the data from estate agent ...

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United States: Nebraska’s Farm Real Estate Value Dropped with 2%

The US Department of Agriculture has reported that Nebraska’s farm real estate value and cash rent for cropland for 2015 dropped with two percent. According to Allan Vyhnalek, educator at the Platte County Extension Office, the decrease in real estate value is expected due to changing prices of corn and soybeans. In a report published by the University of Nebraska- ...

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Houston Churches Sue City for Trying to Take Their Private Property

The Houston Housing Authority found itself in the middle of a sticky lawsuit this week when the agency tried to use eminent domain to “steal” two historic churches’ property as part of an urban renewal project. A Texas attorney representing the two churches is alleging that the city intended to use some of that property to build a for-profit business. ...

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Bankrupt 50 Cent desperately seeking to rent out his mansion

50 cent rent

According to TMZ, 50 Cent is looking to rent out his massive Connecticut estate. 50 Cent – real name: Curtis James Jackson III filed for bankruptcy, 50’s been trying to dig out from under his debts, and during a meeting with his creditors on Wednesday, his lawyers revealed the rapper is now trying to sublet the mansion which features 21 bedrooms, 9 ...

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Morgan Stanley raises $1.7 billion for real estate fund

Morgan Stanley (MS.N) said on Wednesday it has raised $1.7 billion for its eighth direct investment real estate fund. The fund, called North Haven Real Estate Fund VIII Global, has already made investments in the United States, U.K., Austria, Japan and Australia. The fund’s investors include public and private pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and family offices, said ...

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How to assess the success of Relocation after a disaster


  Relocation is defined as a process whereby a community’s housing, assets, and public infrastructure are rebuilt in another location. Often times people are relocated to other safe locations when a disaster occurs such that they are displaced almost permanently from their place of abode. This relocation is usually carried out by governmental or non-governmental bodies in a bid to ...

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About ‘The United Nations’ proposed housing rights for the disabled

Housing rights for the disabled

World View: Provision of adequate housing for disabled The lack of disabled access buildings is a common problem, which makes it difficult for disabled people to obtain housing, and in some cases restricts them to living in specialised institutions while many will rather live on the streets. Housing that is not initially designed for the needs of persons with disabilities ...

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