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  • Britain to lead 2024 European real estate boom as international buyers eye opportunities, research says
    Aerial view of the roof gardens at Gasholder Park in Kings Cross, London. Richard Newstead | Moment | Getty Images The U.K. looks poised to lead a European real estate resurgence this year as international investors return capital to the region’s strained property market. An anticipated fall in interest rates and modest economic revival will spur inflows from overseas...
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  • 36% of homebuyers and sellers don’t know they can negotiate real estate agent fees. Here’s how to do it
    In this article TREE Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Fuse | Corbis | Getty Images When you buy or sell a home, your real estate agent’s commissions can trim thousands of dollars off the sale price — but many consumers don’t realize you can negotiate those terms. Nearly a third, 31%, of homebuyers and sellers negotiated commissions with...
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  • Fashion designer Phillip Lim parts ways with his nearly 20-year Soho loft
    Fashion designer Phillip Lim’s latest Fall 2024 collection was a well-received love letter to New York, embodying some of the hopes, dreams, excitement and lifestyle of those who are born here or drawn here from around the world. Now, the acclaimed designer has something else to celebrate — although it may be bittersweet. Lim’s classic Soho loft just sold for $8 million,...
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  • The hottest housing markets for the super rich in 2024
    The Port of Fontvieille Harbor in the Principality of Monaco. Education Images | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The ultrawealthy are looking for a better lifestyle and strong investment when it comes to buying their next home, according to a new study. One-quarter of American ultra-high-net individuals, or those worth $30 million or more, plan to buy a residential property...
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  • China’s Country Garden gets liquidation petition from creditor
    In this article 2007-HK Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT Aerial photo shows a Country Garden residential area in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province, Feb 5, 2024. Future Publishing via Getty Images Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images China’s Country Garden Holdings said Wednesday it received a liquidation petition filed by one of...
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  • 7% interest rates hit weekly mortgage demand hard
    Thianchai Sitthikongsak | Moment | Getty Images Higher mortgage rates continue to hit demand from both current homeowners and potential homebuyers. Total mortgage application volume dropped 5.6% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. An additional adjustment was made to account for the Presidents Day...
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  • Dan Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson, sells his waterfront Santa Barbara property
    Dan Castellaneta, the iconic voice of the Homer Simpson character on the long-running animated series “The Simpsons,” is selling his waterfront property in Santa Barbara. The two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom condo is listed for $6.9m (US$4.5m). The actor purchased this beachy retreat in 2015 for just over $3m, so he should make out with a tidy profit if the home sells in the range of...
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  • Hong Kong property stocks jump after city scraps cooling measures
    An urban view of high-rise buildings at dusk as seen from Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Stocks of Hong Kong developers rose after Financial Secretary Paul Chan scrapped property cooling measures in a bid to bolster the sector, which has been weighed down by high borrowing costs and weak economic sentiment. In his budget speech on Wednesday, Chan...
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  • Here are this year’s most competitive rental markets
    Apartments are seen undergoing construction on February 28, 2023 in Austin, Texas.  Brandon Bell | Getty Images The apartment market is finally loosening up. At the same time, competition is heating up in some key markets. There is an enormous supply of new apartments coming online this year. And rents have fallen for six straight months, now at their lowest levels since March...
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  • This startup claims its new homes will generate more energy than they use
    The homebuilding industry is in a race to make its homes environmentally cleaner and more energy efficient. Real estate as a whole is a massive carbon offender. Both the construction and operation of buildings account for 40% of global carbon emissions. Solar panels and energy-efficient appliances help cut emissions, but more needs to be done to improve building construction. That’s...
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  • NYC’s famed Delmonico’s steakhouse to open ‘sister’ trattoria
    Every so often, plans for an important new restaurant somehow remain under the radar almost until opening day. That’s the case with Tucci, a “sister” establishment to FiDi steakhouse phenomenon Delmonico’s and named for partner Max Tucci. The Italian eatery boasting northern and southern dishes will open on March 15 at 643 Broadway on the corner of Bleecker Street in...
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  • Are We Seeing More Apartments For Rent Across The United States?
      Yes we are. The United States has witnessed a significant increase in the availability of apartments for rent in recent years, reflecting shifting housing trends and lifestyle preferences. Several factors contribute to this notable surge in rental options across the country. #Changing Demographics Demographic shifts, including an increase in the number of millennials and empty nesters, have...
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  • Aspiring homeowners say they face two major obstacles to buying. Here’s why 20% say it’ll ‘never’ happen
    Milos Dimic | E+ | Getty Images With various factors keeping homeownership out of reach for Americans, many aspiring homeowners are pessimistic, doubting they ever achieve that goal. Would-be buyers point to two major obstacles holding them back, according to a new Bankrate report. About half, 51%, point to a high cost of living, and 54% say they have insufficient income given...
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  • Safeguard Your Apartment Search: Look For These Lease Red Flags
      Once you find an apartment that passes the landlord test and your application has been accepted, you need only sign a lease and get your keys. However, it is critical that you don’t let yourself get trapped in a bad lease. From taking the time to read through documentation several times to asking questions whenever you don’t understand something, vetting a rental lease is vital before...
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  • Tracking Your Expenses All Month Long
    Following a budget is one of the best ways to ensure that you can be in control over your finances when you live in an apartment. This will take a ton of stress out of your bills and whether you will be able to afford something from one month to another. But no matter the type of budget you choose to use during this time, you need to keep track of it and monitor whether it is working or not. If...
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  • The Marvels of Ceiling Design
      In architectural design, ceilings are often ignored and overshadowed by other elements, such as walls, flooring, and furniture. However, they play a critical role in shaping the overall ambiance and character of a space. Like a well-designed floor, ceilings hold the power to transform and enhance a room's aesthetics. Let's explore some remarkable examples where architects have...
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