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Jamaica grabs attention as top option for second home in real estate rankings

Jamaica grabs attention as top option for second home in real estate rankings Jamaica has edged out Italy as the most popular real estate search outside of the United States (US), says President of the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), Edwin Wint. The development coincides with Jamaica’s addition to the US-based National Association of Realtors (NAR) database last year. Since ...

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Miley Cyrus sells family’s longtime home in Toluca Lake for $6 million

Miley Cyrus has sold her family’s longtime home in Toluca Lake for $6 million, property records reveal. The singer-songwriter-actress, who bought an equestrian ranch in Hidden Hills earlier this year, put the walled compound where she spent her teenage years on the market in January for $5.995 million. Originally purchased by her parents, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and Leticia ...

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Commission calls for radical action on Scottish housing crisis

An independent commission has said Scotland’s housing policy needs radical action to help deal with poverty and inequality. The Commission on Housing and Wellbeing was established two years ago by the charity Shelter. Its latest report called on the Scottish government to increase the number of new homes being built to 23,000 a year. The Scottish government said housing “is ...

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The National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly complex of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is an eye-catching architectural masterpiece that houses a bicameral legislature established under section 4 of the Nigerian Constitution consisting of a Senate and a 360-member House of Representatives. The body, scissored after the federal Congress of the United States, is designed to guarantee equal representation of the states irrespective of ...

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The BROUHAHA of OGA MARTINS – Episode 20

Martins was pleasantly surprised. He had seen Ada excited, upset and exasperated but he had never seen her laugh before. She laughed now, amused at the question but more at the pathetic look on Martins face and Martins enjoyed the sight. The woman should laugh more often. It made her look very pretty. “Martins, go home, I’ll see you tomorrow,” ...

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Land use charge “FAQ’S”

The Lagos state land use charge law was instituted on 22nd June, 2001 to replace the old tenement rate. The land use charge is designed to help the government generate additional revenue needed to develop the state in the light of increasing demand for provision of urban and rural infrastructures and other expenditure while a population that grows at an ...

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Scotland: House prices up as property sales fall in decade

A 10-year overview of the property market in Scotland has revealed a mixture of “highs and lows”, with average prices increasing over the decade but the volume of sales falling. The Registers of Scotland (RoS) report showed the average house price was up 35 per cent, from £123,977 in 2005-06 to £167,396 in 2014-15. However, during the course of the ...

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Modern homes could cut risk of malaria by up to half – study

Mosquitoes have become resistant to insecticides and malaria parasites resistant to drugs. In a research conducted by the London School of Hygiene, researchers looked at how making changes to houses might contribute to tackling the deadly disease. Scientists have claimed that housing improvements in certain settings can help eradicate malaria. The study found that residents of modern homes were 47 ...

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Eugene Jones nominated as CHA acting leader

Chicago officials have nominated the former CEO of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation as the acting leader of the Chicago Housing Authority. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the nomination of Eugene Jones last week. He’ll replace Michael Merchant who leaving the post for other opportunities. Chicago officials praised Jones’ experience working for housing authorities in several major cities including Detroit, San ...

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PROPERTY SCAM: Red Alert!

In property scam, the fraudster claims ownership of a property and after one or more transactions and negotiations, they abscond with the money; hence, leaving the victim completely broken depending on the amount of money involved – which is usually a lot. One of the banes of this type of scam is the length of time it takes to discover ...

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