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/ May 24, 2018

French chateau being raffled for €11

A French chateau worth around €1.7 million is up for grabs in an online raffle — and tickets cost just €11. British philanthropist Ruth Philips is donating all the profits from the sale of her nine-bedroom Chateau de Cautine — set in 34 acres (13.7 ...

U.S. launches crackdown on sexual harassment in housing

Apr 13, 2018

U.S. launches crackdown on sexual harassment in housing

The Trump administration is launching an initiative on Thursday to crack down on sexual harassment of women by landlords and encourage victims to come forward for help from the U.S. Justice Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development. The two departments will create a ...

London house prices drop at the fastest pace since 2009

/ Mar 12, 2018

London house prices drop at the fastest pace since 2009

London house prices are falling at the fastest pace since the depths of the recession almost a decade ago, with the capital's most expensive areas seeing the biggest declines. Average prices fell to £593,396 ($820,000) in January, an annual decline of 2.6 percent, according to ...

Jan 28, 2018

More than half of Japan's housing lacking quake-resistance checks

More than half of Japan's housing has not undergone seismic capacity assessments, a Cabinet Office survey suggests. According to the survey released Saturday, 51.5 percent of the respondents said they had not received seismic diagnoses of their homes. The government has set a 2025 target for ...