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Sydney recognized as fourth most attractive real estate market

sydney’s housing boom

Sydney has been recognized as the fourth most attractive real estate market for investors across the globe, trailing behind power cities like London, Tokyo, and San Francisco which landed on the top three, respectively. The latest CBRE’s Global Investor Intentions Survey 2015 found Sydney to be on top of New York and Paris, a ranking that should be of no ...

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‘Policies needed to boost local building materials in the country’

building material

The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) has called on the government to evolve policies that would boost local building materials in the country. According to NIQS presidents and former Minister of state for Power, Mallam Murtala Aliyu, this is the way to significantly bridge the housing gap in Nigeria. NIQS’ president spoke last week at the sod turning of ...

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Government intensifies effort to house internally displaced persons

internally displaced prson

The government of the northeastern Borno state has intensified efforts in catering to the internally displaced persons across the state. On Saturday, 21 camps were set up for internally displaced persons (IDPs) across the state. One of the camps was dedicated to refugees recently brought back from the Republic of Niger. According to the chairman of the Borno state Emergency ...

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‘Nigeria needs 700,000 houses to meet the housing needs of Nigerians’

housing

Gathering at the residence of the British High commissioner in Lagos for a networking event organized by Ecotrends Nigeria Limited in collaboration with UK trade and investment in preparation for its premier trade show, Home and Property Expo, the chief executive officer of Ecotrends, Efe Utomudo told the audience that Nigeria needs 700,000 houses annually to meet the housing needs ...

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Lagos residents call for provision of public toilets on highways

Some residents of Lagos on Friday called on the State Government to provide public toilets on the highways and other strategic locations in the metropolis, for the convenience of the people. Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) identified such strategic locations and highways to include the Apapa/Oshodi/Oworonshoki expressway, the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, the Ikorodu road, the Lagos/Abeokuta ...

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Despite election, UK housing market activity remains strong

offshore investment

Housing market activity in the UK was stronger across the board last month than at the same point last year, regardless of the general election, according to the latest research from valuers. There were 13% more property valuations conducted in April than a year ago, despite last month’s total dipping by 32% compared to March 2015, the data from Connells ...

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Egypt: World Bank approves $500M loan for social housing project

A new US$500 million project will improve access to homeownership and rental units for low-income households in Egypt. The Egypt Inclusive Housing Finance Program, approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors today, will reach 4.2 million people, including an estimated 1.6 million beneficiaries living below the poverty line and generate an estimated 1.5 million temporary construction jobs over a ...

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Selling Dos and Don’ts

Get out that sold sign — these selling tips will make your property a hot commodity. Don’t do major renovations before selling. Huge construction projects aren’t likely to bring you a big return when you sell. Small changes that play up your home’s assets are more likely to increase your sale price. Do provide easy access for showings Selling your ...

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Real Estate Brazil Registers Fall in Real Prices 2015

Yesterday we reported 50% fall in Real estate transactions, Dubai, Well, today its real estate Brazil. Purchase real estate prices all over Brazil have fallen a combined 3.47 percent in real prices the first months of 2015 according to the Fipe-Zap index. The index collected real estate prices in twenty Brazilian cities and measured them against inflation, registering monthly price ...

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