EU seeks to avoid housing bubbles with mortgage law deal
European Union negotiators are expected to finalize the bloc's first common rules on mortgage lending on Monday, in an attempt to avoid a repeat of property bubbles that helped fuel the euro zone's debt crisis.
Reuters - Posted 22/04/2013
Housebuilder Persimmon to enter rental market with 600 homes
British housebuilder Persimmon Plc (PSN.L) plans to build more than 600 homes for rent, the latest in a wave of investors looking to profit from Britain's growing rentals market.
Reuters - Posted 18/04/2013
House prices edged down in December
British house prices edged lower in December, prolonging stagnation in the market, and a pick-up in the new year is unlikely, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Thursday.
Reuters - Posted 03/01/2013
S&P upgrades Sovereign Housing to 'AA'; outlook stable
We are raising our long-term issuer credit rating on Sovereign Housing Association Ltd. to 'AA' from 'AA-', based on its strong fundamentals. This action follows the publication of our new criteria.
Reuters - Posted 25/10/2012
US - Housing starts bright spot for cooling economy
Groundbreaking on new U.S. homes rose in June to its fastest pace in over three years, lending a helping hand to an economy that has shown worrisome signs of cooling.
Reuters - Posted 19/07/2012
US - Rise in child abuse tied to housing crisis
Hospital admissions for child abuse have risen in the past decade, and the increase might be related to the housing crisis of the late-2000s, a new study suggests.
Reuters - Posted 18/07/2012
Analysis: In the U.S. housing market, recovery or Lost Decade?
The worst U.S. housing crisis since the Great Depression has been declared over. But is it? What some of Wall Street's forecasts for a recovery may be underestimating are tectonic shifts in the U.S. economy that make the housing market a different place from a decade ago.
Reuters - Posted 16/07/2012
S&P revises criteria for rating social housing providers
In a report published today, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
outlines its revised methodology and assumptions for assigning stand-alone
credit profiles (SACP) to social or public housing providers, the first stage in
assigning issuer credit ratings (ICRs) to these entities (see "Public And
Nonprofit Social Housing Providers: Methodology And Assumptions").
Reuters - Posted 12/07/2012
California city goes bust amid claim of false accounting
Concerns that California could face wave of local bankruptcies * San Bernardino third California city to declare bankruptcy * City's revenue fell as housing market collapsed
Reuters - Posted 12/07/2012
New York City "micro" apartments aim to be cozy, not cramped
Could apartments in New York City get any smaller? Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopes so.
Reuters - Posted 10/07/2012