The European Union: Real Estate and Demography

Saturday, 25 May 2019 - 09:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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(Latest update: 17 October 2021) First, there is not THE real estate market – not national and certainly not international. In fact, the market situation is very fragmented due to the general conditions, in other words, many individual markets, collectively referred to as “the market”. Metropolitan Area A faces different challenges than Metropolitan Area B and Metropolitan Area C can not even understand what A and B are talking about. Where there is comparability, is the housing situation in the “affordable segment” in urban centers in all western EU states, the US and Canada. This is where the call for the state, which should intervene regulatively, quickly becomes louder. In free market economies, however, this is on the one hand not wanted and therefore on the other hand, only limited possible. That’s pretty okay, because the market is inherently profit-oriented and that’s just what it will stay, otherwise investment incentives for new construction would sooner or later be completely absent. The “rental price brake” (Mietpreisbremse) exemplifies the problem. At the same time, more and more social housing is being let out of the rental price brake without replacement investment being made. In the following, single aspects are examined in more detail using the example of Germany, whereby the scenarios also apply to other western countries such as the EU states, the US, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, but also, e.g., to Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tel Aviv in Israel and other emerging metropolitan regions around the world.


Since the early 1990s, it has been assumed that the population development would be negative, or would be declining. Numerous studies have supported this assumption. This resulted in a decades-long housing shortage (dismantling of living space and neglect of new building measures, but also the sale and privatization of subsidized_housing and land for short-term coverage of budget deficits of public budgets, with the result that neither public debt could be noticeably reduced, nor sufficient public land remains available, to develop affordable housing, so that in case of doubt land now has to be bought at a high free market prices (in retrospect not the smartest of all ideas to cleanse the clammy households, but of course, everyone is smarter afterwards. Here, however, to presume bad intention in general is wrong, because the sales were made in the 2000s, when Germany was “the sick man of Europe”, so in fact urgently needed money. In such phases, all options are on the table and in case of doubt even jewels will be thrown on the market. The fact that the large sale of public real estate and property was a mistake is widely acknowledged in the political landscape and ways are sought to undo the resulting distortions in the housing market. It will take a few years of time, a lot of money and work, but solutions are already emerging). Even before the so-called “refugee crisis” between the end of 2015 and the end of 2017, it became clear that the demographic trend is fortunately different and that instead population growth is now assumed (Die Zeit, 18 July 2019: Demographics in Europe: The Commuter Belt Effect). In addition to the numerous positive aspects (economic development, employment numbers, etc.), however, this has the negative aspect of housing shortages and significantly rising rental and purchase prices. Due to the largely sold-off public land, municipalities and private investors alike are now facing the problem of having hardly any land available for affordable housing, so that with the help of decrees and laws, the private-sector needed to be forced to include a proportionate part of affordable housing in new building projects. However, it is not only the changes in the population development that lead to the (rental/purchase) cost increases, but also the changed demands on living space (sizes, equipment, standards, building regulations, environmental protection etc.) and changed lifestyles (increase in single households, etc.): Die Zeit, 18 July 2019: Demographics in Europe: The Commuter Belt Effect, Demographics of the European Union.

Urban planning
In general, German cities have well thought-through and permeable urban development concepts (urban development planning, integrated urban development concept, Social Design and smart city) for the middle and upper segments that can be regulated by the market. At the lower end, however, the market regulates very little (including prices for land – simplified building code, simplified building permit procedures, housing subsidies and rental prices), so that the existing urban development concepts here often correspond more to request concerts, as with the actual circumstances on site.

Based on the above mentions and additional aspects, there are demands that are only partially met. While demand in the upper and luxury segments is increasingly being covered (where there are exceptions due to the Brexit which i.a. leading investment bankers to relocate from the City of London to Frankfurt, Paris, Dublin and Madrid in order to continue to have full access to the EU Single Market, and hence the need for new housing remains clear), this is not the case in the middle and lower segments. In addition to the resulting social explosives, the actual situation also offers considerable opportunities. When there is no more money to earn in the upper segment on the big scale, then in the middle and lower segment all the more. The idea, however, has not yet prevailed everywhere. In Germany, between 450,000 and 500,000 new units will have to be built each year to meet demand and/or make replacement investments. In fact, half the needed numbers are built at best. So it’s not as if it would not be built at all, just so far not to the extent necessary and where the new construction measures are actually needed.

Income gap
The income gap ensures that the middle class increasingly breaks away. Instead there are more rich and more poor people. Here’s another reason for the pressure on the housing market, especially as it increases the concentration on the upper and lower segments and, if in doubt, investors choose the more profitable segment. In the everyday life of the real estate industry, this is also noticeable. Buyers/Tenants, who were able to afford flats and houses in fairly appealing locations at reasonable prices 20 years ago, can no longer do so today or only with great effort and economic burdens, which are compensated elsewhere (consumption, mobility etc.). The promises of the trickle-down theory are obviously only partially working (especially where it is about pure capital gain) and not only increase the pressure on the housing market, but have become a societal and macroeconomic problem, which, among other things, were publicly visible in the violent riots of the so-called yellow vests in France (vandalism and terrorism). The basic problem is of course also in Germany and other Western European countries detectable, but fortunately (still) without the appropriate joy in demonstrations and blind destructiveness. Here, entire population groups are excluded from the “normal” economic cycle and this leads macroeconomically to distortions, e.g. too high pressure on the lower level housing market. With the help of different tools, attempts have been made for years to counteract this, but with little success so far to date. An interesting approach would be to consider how it can be achieved to help people with a small income to own property, as part of a pension package, as was possible until 20 years ago.

Then there are the misguided views of the hasardeur from American who, without moms and dads millions, would at best have become a deposit bottles pre-sorter (which would have been best for the world):

Sale price developments
Purchase price developments in recent years let to the situation that young first-time buyers are being left behind because they can not afford property, which further increases the pressure on the rental market and rents, triggering a spiral that ultimately lead to the situation that first-time buyers will be hardly able to buy property in later years. In the meantime, foreign buyers and investors are increasingly holding back, because the initially moderate initial investment has grown so much that the expected returns are becoming less and less attractive. The ongoing period of low interest rates is causing speculators to drain additional profits and thus pulverize the interest rate advantage to the detriment of the buyers (asset owners see this with increasing joy, especially as they can raise their rents as well – effortless additional income). In the period between 2004 and 2019, real estate prices rose by more than 45% due to the low interest rates in the country, and in particular in the metropolitan areas, they rose even significantly higher. Another aspect was and is, of course, the location policy. Cities, where house prices have not risen steadily, saw and see themselves as possibly weak, as if only cities, where real estate prices are rising steadily, could and can expect to continue growing. Accordingly, living space was tightened, so that property ownership for investors remained interesting – with all the negative consequences. A logic and spiral that is difficult to break, because on the one hand, new housing must be created, on the other hand, it must also be ensured that property value is not weakened by new construction, so as not to jeopardize the “location factor” or follow-up financing will be necessary because the “top location” turns out to be less “top” in retrospect.

Price and cost drivers

The average values only partially reflect the actual dilemma in the large metropolitan areas. While the purchase and rental prices in the major metropolitan regions have risen much more than the average, they are even partially declining in rural areas in East Germany.

The average values only partially reflect the actual dilemma in the large metropolitan areas. While the purchase and rental prices in the major metropolitan regions have risen much more than the average, they are even partially declining in rural areas in East Germany.

It’s more common to hear that landlords, speculators, and brokers are driving up prices. That is not entirely incorrect, but it is an to easy excuse. In fact, there are many more “sensible” landlords than there are “cutthroats”. If that were not so, the real estate markets would be completely out of control. But that is at most partially so. However, it is not new to realize that real estate markets are not charity events and all market participants want to get their more or less justified share of the pie, with the majority of professional real estate investors and landlords recognizing that they also have a social responsibility (Responsibility, Social Competence, Values, Social Commitment). In this respect, nobody is interested in overheating the cost situation, especially in order to be able to achieve long-term (at best over several decades) and secure rental income. Both will only work if the right proportions are proven. Property investments are long-term investments that are usually refinanced over a period of 30 years. In order for this to all decades long, a rent must be calculated and demanded, which finances all cost factors (ongoing operating costs and taxes (local taxes, inheritance tax, wealth tax, etc.), capital service (consisting of interest and reducing loans), costs for maintenance, servicing, replacement investments, etc.), but also a reasonable share of profits (at this point, the scholars are arguing about what is to be understood as “reasonable” or at what point “unreasonable” starts) and taxes (public budgets earn from property transactions and rental income through various means, leaving the state with a considerable conflict of interest, for example property taxes make up a significant proportion of municipal revenues). In the same period, with rental and purchase prices rise up, construction costs have also risen by more than 35%. This is also due to inflation and the excellent capacity utilization of the construction industry, but above all the building regulations tightened over the years and environmental aspects. So-called “luxury refurbishments” also contribute to cost increases, but not to the extent that it is suggested in the press. Within the repair measures, landlords and private housing companies are also using the means of the modernization measures, which amounted to 11% per annum per year until 01.01.2019; since 01.01.2019 it is at 8% per annum and thus a special form of the rent increase measures, while the repair measures in principle are the durty of the landlords and housing companies, paid by rental income, this special one is covered by rent increase – legally by now. The Modernization Allocation is a tool for the implementation of a hefty rentaöl insomce, which even continues to run even if the cost of modernization has long been refinanced. The resulting conflict of interest is of course obvious and must therefore be regulated by the legislature (legislation) meaningful and without exception, because without this legal regulation is in the end once again the honest, rational and socially oriented landlord the stupid one. The whole cost issue starts at the beginning of the project development. Here you will find an overview of the services provided in order to get an impression of the expenses and risks that must be expected at this stage (construction planning and construction costs). According to the “wash me, but do not wet me” motto, not only large infrastructure projects do not work. Depending on the size of the project then another phenomenon is added, namely, let’s call it, the “9-eyed and 13-legged Schnuffel beetle” (with one eye on the rear to be able to park better and safer), which is guaranteed not to appear where it should – in fact it has never been appeared, but it does not prevent from tracking it. Of course, this has further consequences, especially with regard to the profitability of projects. As a developer of a project of “Affordable Housing”, the entire project is done as soon as initiatives of all kinds start to interfere and thus negatively affect project economics. Alternatively, you can now market the “5 * + – luxury residential resort in the best outskirts of the city and in the immediate vicinity of the Schnuffel beetle” at a rental price of 50.00 Euro/m²/netto. A rent that is needed to cover the nonsensical costs of environmental impact assessments, appraisals, court costs, upkeep costs (loss of use) and other additional expenses, while at the same time financing non-social income (asocial – just because something is legally enforceable does not make it morally reasonable) on the other side. In this way, 100 affordable apartments become 60 to 70 less affordable apartments, which is why the public sometimes believes they can deduce from this that there are bad and evil speculators from the dark side at work, although investors are least responsible for the eventually economically necessary plan changes.

A remedy would be the substantial increase in assets of public housing companies that can calculate differently from private companies (private companies are created for profit, especially for joint-stock company that need to earn dividends on behalf of their shareholders), the increase in the attractiveness of peripheries and rural areas, but also the legal obligation to proportionately create affordable housing in private-sector construction in inner-city locations to an appropriate extent, supported by appropriate support measures, to permanently ensure social equalty. These include the actual four main considerations:

  • Simplified building regulations in order to lower the building standard of “affordable housing” as far that low rental fees can be asked for, while still be adequate – a prerequisite for investors to be interested in investing in this segment.
  • Modular design (modular construction and prefabricated building) is much better than its reputation.
  • Affordable housing does not have to win any design or architectural prizes, nor be ugly, but above all be functional, be low-maintenance and thus affordable.
  • One way to reduce the cost of creating affordable housing is e.g. the so-called cooperative model, an association of interested parties (laymen, craftsmen, architects, engineers etc.) for the purpose of the construction and use of a cooperative housing estate. From an economic point of view, this model is quite interesting, but stands and falls – as always – with the commitment of those involved.

Supply of land
The distribution of land for affordable housing project (public spaces) is currently not well organized. There are enough investors, but plots for affordable housing projects remain in short supply. As a result of outdated demographic assumptions, land and housing have been privatized over the years, resulting in a shortage of the property reserves that are urgently needed today. The market regulates little to nothing in this segment.

Confiscation measures
As a result, even absurd thoughts, such as the confiscation / expropriation of land and buildings come into the conversation, to extract speculators of just these and to make them available to the free market. Since our social model still corresponds to a free, social market economy, this would only be possible in individual cases, but can not be implemented in general. Moreover, this would have a significant deterrent effect on potential investors, who would eventually have to reckon with their arbitrary expropriation, so that the seizures would have exactly the opposite effects as originally planned. Two other aspects are that expropriation does not create a single new dwelling, but deprives dwellings of the private sector to hand them over to the public sector (“left pocket -> right pocket”). The entrepreneurial skills of the state are thereby well known. It may also be interesting to see how the expropriations at market prices will be accomplished and financed, when already a 3-digit billion public investment is missing (against this background, it would only make sense to take over private assets when they are heavily financed by loans and minimal equity, so that the transfer costs would be low and the public institutions can take over the loan obligations with extended terms). The most important aspect, the proposed permanent cap on social rent, will not work, because rents and additional costs will continue to increase unless new buildings are built to on a extended scale. Now it could be argued that expropriated housing companies will invest the compensation in new construction. While this is not completely excluded, it is much more likely that their shareholders will enjoy very substantial one-time dividend before the companies will leave the market/go out of operation. Expropriations would make sense when the federal republic, the states, large landowners and large corporations would be liberated from unused land so that they can be made available to the market. The ensuing “land flood” would have noticeable consequences. Especially if the licensing authorities would grant building permits instead of being influenced by “Start to build extensively, but not in my neighborhood” calls.

Urban densification
For immediate relief of inner-city locations different measures are favored, which can be applied in parallel. Particularly popular are the so-called secondary densifications, e.g. the closing of building gaps or the full utilization of the areal (GRZ) and floor area (GFZ) permitted by zoning plans by placing additional storeys on existing buildings (both residential, office and retail holdings) and perimeter block development. Some cities have larger areas in inner city locations to be reused, e.g. identify new neighborhoods with proportionate affordable housing. Privately owned, unused commercial land and the conversion of existing land are of course a possibility as well. The construction of taller buildings is also under discussion, although up to 50 meters in height can still be built at reasonably and acceptable cost, so affordable housing can also be provided here. High-rise buildings over 80 meters, on the other hand, are only suitable for the middle and upper segment. There are also mixed concepts, as they already exist in London, the city with the absolute purchase and rent price madness in Europe (even though real estate prices in the United Kingdom have already been weakened noticeably even before the actual implementation of Brexit), on the market. This include in the context of mixed costing e.g. transversely subsidized affordable housing. The medium and high-price apartments offered in the buildings ensure that some of the apartments (usually between 15% and 20%) can be offered as affordable apartments. Of course, the affordable apartments do not have the same sizes or standards as the other apartments. For some German cities too, such concepts would be an option, even though this approach has so far only been moderately successful, perhaps because the pressure of suffering does not yet extend to all segments (Global Property Guide: World’s most expensive cities, Business Insider, 21 Mai 2019: The 25 most expensive cities around the world to rent a two-bedroom apartment).

Support measures
State support measures (construction costs, housing subsidies, rental price break, right of first refusal by city, state and federal government, broker commissions, taxation, etc.) can ultimately be only of short-term nature, otherwise they lead to market distortions (and are used by construction companies, landlords and investors to further increase rental and purchase prices, thereby undermining support measures for tenants and buyers) and beyond, don’t solve the core problem, but only cover it up. Added to this is the resulting increase in rents and purchase prices because landlords and sellers adjust rents and purchase prices accordingly. It would be more important to sustainably improve the income situation of the middle class. This not only because of the situation on the housing market, but also in terms of overall consumption and thus the strengthening of domestic demand, in order to reduce the vulnerabilities of external influences (export). With all the positive aspects of support measures, it should not be missed that speculators and other less socially oriented market participants are taking advantage of the situation for personal gain. Where government measures are to take effect, real estate prices suddenly rise to unprecedented heights. More recently, discussions have focused on the construction of satellite/commuter towns (housing complex) in the green field, even when it is clear since the 1980s that they come with a danger of “ghettoization” (e.g. the Bronx in New York City, Mümmelmannsberg in Hamburg or the banlieues in Paris) as a result of increased construction of social housing, so that healthy neighborhood developments through social mixing are prevented, which would have to be defused again and again with a large capital investment.

Expansion of public transport
An important element in relieving inner city locations would be the significant expansion of local public transport in order to strengthen the periphery and make it more attractive to live there. However, it must be taken into account that prices will rise there as well.

Effects of the corona pandemic
Since the situation is developing dynamically, there is now a separate blog entry to the topic available: The European Union: Coronavirus Pandemic.

Life, living and working in transition
Reorientations in many ways have not only been evident since the corona pandemic. In fact, these already existed in pre-industrial times and continued during industrialization into the knowledge society, so to a certain extent they are the lifelines and fresh cell cures for living and working in metropolises, metropolitan regions, mega and alpha cities, their surrounding areas and in rural areas. The main driving force behind this are increases in productivity and effectiveness through modified work processes. We are now experiencing a part of this change 1: 1, as more and more people are noticing that they can sometimes work much more effectively from home than in the office, that online shopping can be much more fun than squeezing through pedestrian zones, and train or flight delays and traffic jams are also much more bearable if they are not affected by them thanks to Zoom, Skype & Co.

Metropolises and their surrounding areas will again be winners here, while rural areas will continue to be losers because they cannot keep up with developments in breadth and depth. This harbors a not inconsiderable political danger. The elections in the USA, which washed Donald Trump from the shallows of the boulevard into the White House, were largely supported by residents of the rural areas, the so-called flyover country, precisely because they are now clearly behind. This is not a subjective impression, but based on facts and thus ensures a division of society into the “poor rural population” and the “rich metropolitan people” or in political propaganda into “patriotic rural people” and “liberal globalists/elites in the metropolises” where “patriotic” means “nationalistic” (Rednecks, Hillbillys, QAnon, Alt-right, Ku-Klux-Klan, right-wing, nutjob and violent militias, Domestic terrorism etc. – all of them more or less sponsored by Donald Trump), “liberal” is used as a swear word and “globalist” sooner or later leads to the “transatlantic” or directly and without detours to the alleged “financial Jewry” (the largest Jewish community in the EU lives in France and here more and more in the greater Paris area. An astonishingly large number of these Jews live in the so-called banlieues, i.e. in the poor residential areas, and they do that not because they conduct social studies there, but because they are just as broke as their neighbors of other origins and religions). The NSDAP propaganda took over this argument and was unfortunately successful with it. The EU should also learn from this in order to protect the already existing anti-democrats (AfD, Reichsbürger, Identitarians, PiS (Law and Justice), Fidesz, National Rally, Lega Nord, Party for Freedom and how else the enemies of democracy and constitution name themselves) not to be strengthened additionally.

There is an estimated real estate wealth of US $ 140 trillion worldwide. That corresponds to a multiple of the GDP of all countries in the world combined. The majority of this is concentrated on metropolises and their surrounding areas, between which there are interactions in several ways. On the one hand work, living and quality of life, on the other hand relaxation and leisure activities. Depending on the direction from which the zeitgeist is blowing, the flow of living changes. If it becomes too tight or too expensive in the metropolises, people switch to the surrounding areas. If the driving becomes too much or if the connection through local public transport is not good enough, it is increasingly going back to the metropolises. In fact, there are wave movements in both directions that can be observed over the decades. The corona pandemic will develop additional dynamics as economic processes are realigned.

“Question of guilt”
An answer to the frequently asked “question of guilt” is hardly possible because it is spread over many shoulders. On municipalities and cities, large investors, private housing companies, individual investors, speculators (unused land and buildings), the building code, building standards and environmental protection and the resulting massive increase in construction costs in recent years, the various types of taxation from the acquisition, during the operation to the sale of a property, the long approval procedures, excessive rental/purchase price expectations, changed living concepts, the resulting space and equipment requirements and the tenant competition among each other (it is now more common that real estate is offered at a very reasonable purchase prices as part of a bidding process, whereupon the bidders apparently fall victim to the bidder frenzy and push each others in such a way that the actual purchase prices are ultimately a multiple of the original asking prices. The winners are, of course, above all the sellers, who can sit back and relax, because they are not to blame for the actual sales prices. They were offering at reasonable market prices, but now they have completely different problem, namely thinking about what to do with “winning the lottery” money. Other winners are notaries, intermediary brokers and the state itself (real estate transfer tax), whose “share of the loot” are determined on the basis of the actual sales prices. If the property are boughed for own uses, the new owners only have to justify purchase to themselves. When it comes to investments, the main question is how profitability should be brought into completely overpriced properties. However, it would still be suitable as a depreciation object. The tenants lose in any case, because they have to finance the refinancing through higher rents. These “price wars” can be seen on the rental market as well). Each individual market participant and all influencing factors contribute to the overall situation. The “main culprit” does not exist, although especially on the part of the private market participants certainly attract particular attention in a negative way. In general, “the market” is not a one-way road, but a roundabout. The English saying “What goes around, comes around!” applies here as well, casually translated as “everything has consequences” or “action –> reaction”. The pivotal point is the provision of real estate at entry-level prices, which allows the realization of projects in the lower and middle segments in order to be able to respond to the pent-up demand on a large scale and across the board. Everything else could be done relatively easily and quickly, because the actual construction work is the simplest part of the overall task. The federal government, states, cities and municipalities are therefore increasingly moving away from the best-price principle (highest bid and auction) in order to support the construction of affordable housing. The higher the share of this residential segment in the overall project, the lower the land price.

At the same time this is an invitation: If you own an inner city property in a metropolitan area of a western EU state, the East Coast of the US, metropolitan areas of Canada, Dubai or Tel Aviv in a B or C location (public transport, local supply, schools, doctors, etc.) for the development of 10 units or more in the “affordable housing” segment (or mixed use) and want to sell it, please feel free to contact us. We are looking to expand our own assets. Please send your offer by mail to: Of course, we are looking forward to interesting offers from other segments as well.

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But how will that affect prices?, Reuters, 21 May 2019: In inland Chinese province, property bubble haunts dreams of prosperity, Forbes, 21 May 2019: Soil Erosion Washes Away $8 Billion Annually, The Guardian, 22 May 2019: Housing market may bottom out over next year, Australian property experts say, BBC, 24 May 2019: I entrusted my pension to German builders, Jerusalem Post, 4 June 2019: How is the Israeli housing market bearing up?, City News 1130, 5 June 2019: Expert who predicted Vancouver housing price drop now expects condos to flood market, Miami Herald, 5 June 2019: ‘We are pricing everyone out of Miami.’ How locals compete with foreign buyers, CBC, 12 June 2019: Home prices in Vancouver are quadruple what average millennial can afford: report, The Guardian, 19 June 2019: House prices bouncing back? Don’t hold your breath, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2019: Southern California home prices are flat in May as sales fall, Arab News, 26 June 2019: 13,600 mortgage e-authentications completed, Saudi ministry reports, Times of Israel, 26 June 2019: With its population set to double in 30 years, how will Israel cope?, CNBC, 1 July 2019: If you bought a house in San Francisco 10 years ago, here’s how much it could be worth now, Better Dwelling, 1 July 2019: Greater Vancouver New Home Sales Drop Nearly 90%, Gulf News, 2 July 2019: Increasing foreign ownership will move investors beyond UAE free zones, The Guardian, 2 July 2019: London house prices slide for eighth quarter in a row, Gulf News, 2 July 2019: Dubai ranks first in Arab world in future readiness, Gulf News, 9 July 2019: Dubai needs greater ‘transparency on real estate supply’, The Week, 11 July 2019: What Boris Johnson’s stamp duty cut would mean for London house prices,, 12 July 2019: London Launches Open Source App for Homebuilding, The Guardian, 16 July 2019: Berlin buys 670 flats on Karl-Marx-Allee from private owner, The Guardian, 17 July 2019: London house prices fall at fastest rate in 10 years,, 28 July 2019: Flats and Houses prices for sale in Barcelona province, Al Arabiya, 5 August 2019: Is the Gulf construction boom economically sound?,, June 2019: Protecting the American Dream: Homeownership must remain national policy priority, NPR, 5 August 2019: In Seattle, A Move Across Town Could Be A Path Out Of Poverty, The National, 7 August 2019: How to rent a property in Dubai, Bloomberg, 7 August 2019: Australia’s Housing Market Is Suddenly Heating Up Again, The New York Times, 8 August 2019: Housing Crisis Grips Ireland a Decade After Property Bubble Burst, BBC, 8 August 2019: UK house prices and sales ‘losing momentum’, The Guardian, 10 August 2019: In the retail crisis, the shutters are coming down even in New York, Irish Times, 14 August 2019: Property price growth cools to six-year low of 2%, The National, 19 August 2019: UAE construction sector to grow up to 10% in 2020,, 20 August 2019: Polish homebuyer’s lawsuit raises risk for banks and government, DW, 26 August 2019: Berlin could cap housing rents at under €8 per square meter, German taxpayers, according to the EU Commissioner, are apparently supposed to finance builders in other EU states), Gulf News, 3 September 2019: Fixing supply and demand in Dubai real estate, Arab News, 8 September 2019: Saudi companies win contracts for workers’ housing in NEOM, Saudi Gazette, 8 September 2019: NEOM awards contracts for new village to national firms, Times of Israel, 8 September 2019: State’s inability to fix the housing crisis leaves many out in the cold, Gulf Times, 9 September 2019: Qatar building permits fall in August, Arab News, 11 September 2019: Saudi foreign investor licenses more than double, U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, 13 September 2019: Coastal Erosion,, 12 September 2019: Why new homes are key to UK prosperity, CNN, 17 September 2019: He was a Yale graduate, Wall Street banker and entrepreneur. Today he’s homeless in Los Angeles,, 18 September 2019: To build housing for the future, Britain turns to the past,, 18 September 2019: Willkommen to Germany’s Caracas, BBC, 19 September 2019: The new island solving a Nordic housing crisis, CBS News, 25 September 2019: Erosion threatens scenery and real estate along iconic California coastline, Israel Hayom, 26 September 2019: New mortgages in Israel up by 30% since start of 2019, Arab News, 29 September 2019: Dubai developers race to lure buyers as downturn bites, BBC, 3 October 2019: Poland mortgages: Homeowners win fight over Swiss Franc loans,, 3 October 2019: EU court ruling on Polish mortgages turns political, Israel Hayom, 4 October 2019: Tel Aviv included on investment bank’s list of real estate bubbles, Jerusalem Post, 14 October 2019: The day after – examinig Israel’s real estate woes (what isn’t said in the article is that corruption in the Israeli real estate and construction industry is, compared to those in the EU and North America, on a remarkable high level, which in turn pushes away foreign investors on the one hand, and increases rents and asking prices on the other hand. Even the country’s “Crime Minster” himself is believed to be guilty of several bribery and corruption cases, of which the state prosecutor picked only three to bring them to court), The National, 23 October 2019: Dubai unveils world’s largest 3D printed two-storey building, The Guardian, 29 October 2019: UK house price growth dragged back by Brexit uncertainty – business live, Irish Times, 13 November 2019: Five graphs that tell the story of the Irish rental crisis, BBC, 14 November 2019: The rise of ‘facadism’ in London, The Guardian, 16 November 2019: ‘My flat was £161,950 in 2007 – now I’m offered just £28,000’, BBC, 17 November 2019: Why US tech giants are putting billions into housing, France24, 21 November 2019: French hotel groups threaten to withdraw from Olympics planning over Airbnb partnership,, 28 November 2019: Europe’s housing squeeze, The New York Times, 29 November 2019: Real Estate Thought It Was Invincible in New York. It Wasn’t., Gulf Times, 16.12.2019: Hong Kong house prices stay stubbornly high in face of unrest, Reuters, 18 December 20219: Strong housing, public building lift German construction sales to record highs, Gulf Times, 18 December 2019: Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices, Gulf Times, 25 December 2019: Qatar set to account for 308,000 residential units, 34,000 hotel keys in 2020: ValuStrat, BBC, 29 October 2019: Grenfell Tower: What happened, Arab News, 31 December 2019: SR69bn in mortgage loans offered over 11 months in Saudi Arabia, The National, 1 January 2020: UAE property market to pick up this year on government reforms and Expo 2020, Irish Times, 2 January 2020: Our housing system is broken. We need to start again, The Guardian, 8 January 2020: UK house prices up 1.5% in December, lifting annual rise to 4%, The National, 10 January 2020: Emaar launches new residential tower in Downtown Dubai, Irish Times, 19 January 2020: Micheál Martin promises first-time buyer saving scheme if elected, CNN, 24 January 2020: 8 houses built in impossible places,, 25 January 2020: Trump moves to gut Obama housing discrimination rules, Arab News, 10 February 2020: Housing program for Saudi media professionals agreed as part of Sakani initiative, CNN, 13 February 2020: Has the wooden skyscraper revolution finally arrived?, BBC, 14 February 2020: Inside the homes of maximalists and minimalists, NPR, 16 February 2020: Amid Climate And Housing Crises, Cities Struggle To Place Housing Near Transit, The Washington Post, 17 February 2020: Rental-housing options for baby boomers,, 19 February 2020: Free movement adds to EU’s homelessness crisis, France24, 20 February 2020: Just for tourists? Paris aims to draw locals back to Champs-Élysées, The Guardian, 22 February 2020: California grad students risk losing their jobs amid months-long strike, Irish Times, 22 February 2020: The Irish Times view on the housing crisis: the defining issue for a new Cabinet, The Real Deal, 28 February 2020: Coronavirus fears slam real estate stocks amid market sell-off, Irish Times, 29 February 2020: Could a high-speed rail link between Belfast and Cork sort out our housing mess?, Bloomberg, 2 March 2020: Billions at Stake for Spanish Banks in EU Court Mortgage Ruling, Financial Times, 3 March 2020: Spanish banks rally after EU court’s mortgage contracts ruling , Reuters, 3 March 2020: UPDATE 3-Spanish banks rally after EU court sends mortgage dispute back home, NPR, 3 March 2020: Mortgage Rates Near Record Lows. How To Know If Homeownership Is Right For You, Irish Times, 7 March 2020: Dermot Desmond: Everyone has a right to a home. Here is how it can be done, The National, 11 March 2020: UK slaps a 2 per cent surcharge on foreign property buyers but only from April 2021, France24, 11 March 2020: Paris’s new public housing push aims to offset soaring rents, ABC 7 News, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus complications slow down real estate market, CNN, 19 March 2020: Buying, selling, closing. How to handle a real estate deal in a pandemic, Globes, 25 March 2020: Adi Keizman, Esti Ginzburg relocate to Los Angeles, Jerusalem Post, 27 March 2020: Rising antisemitism boosts sales of luxury homes in Israel – report, Gulf News, 28 March 2020: Dubai Free Zones economic stimulus: Postponement of rent payments for up to 6 months, DW, 2 April 2020: Not even real estate is safe from coronavirus, Irish Times, 4 April 2020: Make a move to Irishtown – the affordable side of Dublin 4, NPR, 7 April 2020: Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised, The Washington Post, 9 April 2020: Housing market shifts to the cyber side amid the pandemic, Irish Times, 21 April 2020: Cheap Irish Homes: ‘It’s opened my eyes to what’s out there for under €100,000’, France24, 28 April 2020: Strain of Covid-19 lockdown spurs calls for rent relief in hard-hit Paris suburbs, NPR, 1 May 2020: Rent Is Due Today, But Millions Of Americans Won’t Be Paying, The Guardian vom 04.05.2020: ‘It’s being built on our blood’: the true cost of Saudi Arabia’s $500bn megacity (Neom), CNN, 4 May 2020: Some retailers are too broke to go bankrupt, France24, 6 May 2020: NYC housing activists call for nationwide #CancelRent strike, The National, 6 May 2020: Homefront: ‘Is now a good time to invest in Dubai’s real estate market?’, The Wall Street Journal, 7 May 2020: Coronavirus Has Hit Some European Real-Estate Markets Harder Than Others, The Guardian, 7 May 2020: Google affiliate Sidewalk Labs abruptly abandons Toronto smart city project, BBC, 7 May 2020: Coronavirus: Google ends plans for smart city in Toronto, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: Foxtons becomes a self-preservation society as house sales drop off a cliff, BBC, 11 May 2020: Why flats dominate Spain’s housing market, Bloomberg, 12 May 2020: Covid-19 Will Sicken the Housing Market Until the Pandemic Lifts, BBC, 12 May 2020: Coronavirus: UK housing market is released from lockdown, The Washington Post, 13 May 2020: Democrats have proposed $100 billion for struggling renters. It may not be enough., NY1, 13 May 2020: Inside City Hall: Will New York City’s Real Estate Industry Recover, The New York Times, 15 May 2020: The Richest Neighborhoods Emptied Out Most as Coronavirus Hit New York City, BBC, 20 May 2020: Coronavirus: Not just any retail recession…, CNN, 22 May 2020: A ‘city’ for online shopping is being built in Dubai, The National, 22 May 2020: Dubai’s World Islands developer insists outbreak will not kill off Heart of Europe project, Haaretz, 23 May 2020: Hit Hard by the Coronavirus, Jerusalem Real Estate Market Looks for a Turnaround, BBC, 23 May 2020: Miami’s fight against rising seas, Gulf Times, 23 May 2020: Qatar real estate market may shift towards ‘better value proposition and affordability’, says KPMG, Al Arabiya, 23 May 2020: New Commercity for online retailers set to come to Dubai, first of kind in region, USA Today, 26 May 2020: Cities on the verge of a COVID-driven housing crisis, The New York Times, 31 May 2020: Tenants Stay Current on Rent, for Now, Arab News, 31 May 2020: Real estate exec Fabrice Susini confident Saudi Arabia’s coronavirus-hit mortgage demand will return, The New York Times, 2 June 2020: Office Towers Are Still Going Up, but Who Will Fill Them?, The New York Post, 5 June 2020: Tenants’ Troubles Put Stress on Commercial Real Estate, The Guardian, 6 June 2020: Lockdown location, location: surge in Britons searching for properties abroad, CNN, 7 June 2020: No taller than 500M, no plagiarism: China signals ‘new era’ for architecture, CNN, 9 June 2020: Glass-bottom deck opens atop China’s ‘horizontal skyscraper’, BBC, 11 June 2020: Coronavirus may have huge impact on property markets, BBC, 12 June 2020: The country building a ‘new London’ every year, BBC, 12 June 2020: Case Study Houses: The creation of the modern ‘dream home’, Gulf Times, 13 June 2020: UDC awards QR1.5bn contracts for Gewan Island development, CNN, 18 June 2020: NYC home sales came to a halt this spring. But things are about to change, Arab News, 20 June 2020: Neom and AlUla: A tale of two cities, France24, 22 June 2020: Farm on a Paris rooftop: Urban farm aims to be Europe’s largest, CBS News, 22 June 2020: How the coronavirus pandemic has affected the real estate industry, The New York Times, 24 June 2020: Real Estate Agents Return to Work. Things Have Changed., CNN, 25 June 2020: Are ‘self-build’ high-rises coming to a city near you?, CNN, 25 June 2020: The world’s tallest hybrid timber tower to be built in Sydney, Arab News, 26 June 2020: Singing in the rain: Dubai to build street where umbrellas are needed all year, The National, 26 June 2020: In pictures: the 2023 luxury airport in Saudi that will look like a desert mirage, Al Arabiya, 26 June 2020: ‘Sharjah Designscape’ webinars to shine light on emerging trends in urban design, Irish Times, 26 June 2020: Permission for 200-bed co-living development in Castleknock quashed, BBC, 2 July 2020: The young people fighting the worst smog in Europe, The New York Times, 2 July 2020: Real Estate Prices Fall Sharply in New York, CNN, 4 July 2020: The UK is reopening for business. London may never be the same, CNN, 6 July 2018: Looking at buildings can actually give people headaches. Here’s why, New York Magazine, 8 July 2020: Here’s What the Trouble in Commercial Real Estate Means for You, BBC, 8 July 2020: How Covid-19 has changed grocery shopping, Irish Times, 9 July 2020: Housing demand stable after lockdown, estate agency reports, Arab News, 13 July 2020: SR229 million revamp for Jeddah waterfront, DW, 14 July 2020: Coronavirus pandemic sparks house-hunting frenzy in Greece among foreigners, New York Times, 15 July 2020: House Hunting in Israel: A Modern Stone Farmhouse on 1.5 Acres,, 17 July 2020: UK housing and car markets ‘returning strongly,’ Bank of England chief says, Arab News, 20 July 2020: $800 million deal to boost Saudi home ownership, The National, 20 July 2020: Arish: the palm leaf’s role in the past and future of sustainable architecture in the UAE, The Guardian, 20 July 2020: Britain’s housing market sees post-lockdown mini-boom, The New York Times, 23 July 2020: Millions of Americans Are About to Lose Their Homes. Congress Must Help Them.,, 27 July 2020: The death of the city, NPR, 29 July 2020: The Coronavirus Housing Boom,, 29 July 2020: Trump boasts of pushing low-income housing out of suburbs (what he actually says is “I make sure that your white suburbs will remain free of “people of color””. It is an old racist concern, supported by the idea that the suburbs should remain reserved for the white middle class, while the cities are perceived as a pool for the rest of the population. In fact, until well into the 1990s, there were gated communities across the U.S. whose statutes prohibited the influx of black people or Jews. Due to changes in the law and court rulings, the provisions of the statutes have disappeared. However, it is not clear whether this has changed anything in terms of procurement practices), Irish Times, 30 July 2020: Seven ways the face of premium renting is changing in Dublin 8, Irish Times, 2 August 2020: Hunting for an Irish holiday home? Here are nine with staycation appeal, Times of Israel, 3 August 2020: Tax cut on second-home purchases could push up home prices, experts say, Arab News, 3 August 2020: Riyadh roads turn green as world’s largest urban greening project branches out, Jerusalem Post, 7 August 2020: New NYC app hopes to change the rules of the rental market, The Guardian, 9 August 2020: House for sale in London, good location, overlooks park, a bargain at £185m, Haaretz, 9 August 2020: Tel Aviv Tops All but One European City in Real Estate Prices in 2019 (obviously a few people at Deloitte Property need geography tuition. Israel lies in the Levant and thus in the Middle East/Western Asia. In the next 100 to 500 million years nothing will change it, which is why neither Israel nor any of its cities will ever be or become European), NPR, 10 August 2020: ‘A Homeless Pandemic’ Looms As 30 Million Are At Risk Of Eviction, The New York Times, 10 August 2020: Americans Are Starting to Lose Their Homes, Once Again, Globes, 10 August 2020: “Home prices in Israel will fall, period”, The National, 11 August 2020: UAE tenants take advantage of lower rents and sales prices to upgrade their homes, Financial Times, 16 August 2020: Covid-19 prompts a rethink of the case for real estate, Irish Times, 18 August 2020: ‘My best investment was a house in Sligo … with a tree inside’, DW, 18 August 2020: Germany sees record spike in money laundering cases — report, Irish Times, 18 August 2020: Should I buy an investment property or save for dream home?, CNN, 18 August 2020: Amsterdam has been collapsing for years. Now it’s paying the price,, 18 August 2020: How France’s youngest green mayor wants to transform her city, Irish Times, 18 August 2020: Dublin house prices fall 0.7% as Covid-19 puts the brakes on market, NPR, 18 August 2020: Loans For 1st-Time Homebuyers See Record Delinquencies, Al Jazeera, 19 August 2020: States have to ensure adequate housing amid the pandemic, Irish Times, 21 August 2020: What does €130k buy in Croatia, Spain, Turkey, France and Co Mayo?,, 23 August 2020: Trump is going to war on low-income housing in suburbs. He once embraced it., Al Arabiya, 23 August 2020: After explosion, Lebanese say ‘Beirut is not for sale’ to corrupt developers, BBC, 26 August 2020: The new residency schemes inviting workers abroad, BBC, 27 August 2020: Eusebio Leal: The man who saved Old Havana from decay, The New York Times, 27 August 2020: The Billionaire Behind Hudson Yards Thinks New York Is Too Expensive, CNN, 30 August 2020: ‘Not everything is pretty here’: Charleston tourism reckons with slavery and racism (the city is always worth a visit. A lot of tourist packages include aspects of slavery. It is regularly mention by tourist guides), CNN, 30 August 2020: Jerry Seinfeld is right about New York’s future, NPR, 1 September 2020: ‘Do I Really Need This Much Office Space?’ Pandemic Emptied Buildings, But How Long?, The Guardian, 2 September 2020: The Guardian view on house prices: a return to boom and bust, Bloomberg, 2 October 2020: What a Second Bauhaus Movement Means for Europe, The Guardian, 2 September 2020: UK house prices hit record high after easing of Covid lockdown, Business Insider, 4 September 2020: From warehouses to tech office expansions, these are the key commercial real-estate deals and trends to watch, NPR, 8 September 2020: Zoom Towns And The New Housing Market For The 2 Americas, Financial Times, 9 September 2020: Britain’s housing ‘boom’ obscures a divided market, CNN, 11 September 2020: The UK government sent millions of workers home during the pandemic. They may never return, DW, 12 September 2020: Coronavirus: Germany to draft new law amid rise in working from home, The National, 17 September 2020: Alone in the city? Maybe not, but post-Covid changes are coming, Der Spiegel, 21 September 2020: The Tesla Factory Near Berlin: Elon Musk Shows the Germans How to Move Quickly, Der Spiegel, 21 September 2020: The Tesla Factory Near Berlin: Elon Musk Shows the Germans How to Move Quickly (one can see straight away why Tesla is able to master the build-up of the new factory so successfully: They simply did not know that Germany’s discouragement bureaucracy, supported by questioners, prevention gurus and conspiracy crazy from all corners of the political spectrum, is focused on not allowing successful project implementation (and If that is not enough, the initiators are covered with dubious complaints from the black caste, with the aim of destroying the economic basis). Because Tesla didn’t know that, they just got started and at the same time showed Germany’s discouragement bureaucracy and the automotive industry how to get a job successfully done within a very short time frame. Great thing. One can only keep the fingers crossed for these sympathetic people that they will achieve the economic success they deserve. In terms of e-mobility, they are ahead of everyone else in terms of quality anyway. According to the company announcement, vehicles in the price range between the Polo and Golf will also be manufactured in the Brandenburg plant. If that happens, German manufacturers will have to give up a lot of market share, and that would be a good thing. The same groups that are massively committed to preventing developments are then also the ones who complain afterwards because not enough qualified jobs would be created and that the state would have to regulate this. Completely unworldly, because in a free, social market economy this task falls to companies), DW, 24 September 2020: Berlin gentrification debate flares over Norwegian billionaire’s investment, CNN, 25 September 2020: The Queen’s real estate portfolio is being slammed by the pandemic. Taxpayers will bail her out, Al Jazeera, 25 September 2020: US landlords sue over COVID-19 eviction ban as tenants struggle, The National, 1 October 2020: Why Dubai is a cooler city than others, The National, 2 October 2020: Sneak peek: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers opens in the capital, Al Jazeera, 6 October 2020: Qatar loosens restrictions on foreign property ownership and NIMBY, Arab News, 8 October 2020: Saudi Arabia’s digital transformation helping to fuel housing market growth, The New York Times, 11 October 2020: New York’s Commercial Rents Are ‘Too Damn High’, European Commission, 14 October 2020: Press statement by President von der Leyen on the New European Bauhaus, The New York Times, 15 October 2020: Searching for Her First Manhattan Purchase for Under $800,000, The Guardian, 20 October 2020: A decade in the building, Madrid’s showpiece hotel has everything … except guests, The National, 21 October 2020: Dh674m Emirati housing project opens in Abu Dhabi, Irish Times, 22 October 2020: What will €250,000 buy in Dublin 7 and Co Clare?, NPR, 22 October 2020: Housing Boom: Sales of Million-Dollar Homes Double, The Times, 30 October 2020: House prices are still going up but market may soon run out of steam, CNN, 30 October 2020: Nearly a decade late, Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport finally opens (during a pandemic), The Times, 30 October 2020: Will house prices fall this year?, BBC, 1 November 2020: Mortgage holidays extended for up to six months, Arab News, 1 November 2020: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company signs $2bn worth of contracts to date, Jerusalem Post, 2 November 2020: The Abrahamic House in Abu Dhabi will foster interfaith reconciliation, The National, 10 November 2020: Abandoned Abu Dhabi tower block to be demolished on November 27, The Washington Post, 11 November 2020: Mounting commercial real estate losses threaten banks and recovery, The New York Times, 13 November 2020: Covid Pushes Real Estate Into the Future, The Guardian, 14 November 2020: ‘Recalibrating their priorities’: Super-rich buying up England’s ‘Downton Abbey estates’ to escape pandemic, The Irish Times, 15 November 2020: Generation Rent: Similarities will resonate deeply with Irish readers, The Guardian, 17 November 2020: The pandemic has made it clear that housing is England’s greatest divide, BBC, 19 November 2020: How bike-friendly ‘slow streets’ are changing cities, Al Arabiya, 21 November 2020: Saudi Arabia’s NEOM represents a greener future for all: UK PM Boris Johnson on G20, DW, 23 November 2020: Berlin landlords forced to reduce rents, The Guardian, 25 November 2020: Berlin’s rent cap offers a new way of thinking about Britain’s housing crisis, Arab News, 25 November 2020: Abu Dhabi’s new creative hub aims to attract 16,000 film, TV, gaming professionals, The New York Times, 25 November 2020: Her Dream of a Big Two-Bedroom Became the Reality of a Midsize One-Bedroom. Which of These Would You Choose?, NPR, 30 November 2020: More Americans Pay Rent On Credit Cards As Lawmakers Fail To Pass Relief Bill, BBC, 1 December 2020: Why cities are not as bad for you as you think, BBC, 2 December 2020: Bonmarché collapses into administration, Irish Times, 3 December 2020: First Look: Inside Dublin’s new Clerys Quarter, The Guardian, 3 December 2020: Portugal: ‘Covid created an opportunity’: Lisbon to turn tourist flats into homes, Irish Times, 3 December 2020: Property: Demand outstrips supply of €1m-plus Dublin homes, BBC, 4 December 2020: German property company collapses with my pension, Irish Times, 4 December 2020: What will €750,000 buy in the Hamptons, Spain, Clontarf, London and the Bahamas?, Arab News, 6 December 2020: PIF’s real estate developer breaks ground on flagship Riyadh project, The Guardian, 9 December 2020: Covid has finished off the old high street, but we can replace it with something better, Irish Times, 9 December 2020: Irish house prices may fall by up to 4% in 2021, Fitch says, DW, 10 December 2020: Germany: Tesla site blocked twice in one week over hibernating snakes and lizards, BBC, 10 December 2020: The psychology of buying a home, The New York Times, 11 December 2020: Should Midtown’s Empty Offices Become Apartments?, The Times, 14 December 2020: Home comforts: apartments fit for royalty in a Grade I listed masterpiece, Arab News, 15 December 2020: Saudi Arabia allocates more than SR6 billion for urban landscape, DW, 17 December 2020: US: Atlantic City auctions off demolition of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, NPR, 17 December 2020: Atlantic City Is Offering Bidders The Chance To Blow Up A Former Trump Casino, Arab News, 18 December 2020: Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Development Company awards major contracts, CNN, 19 December 2020: Italy’s €1 houses are back in time for the holidays, Irish Times, 19 December 2020: Affordable housing scheme will push up prices, Arab News, 22 December 2020: The White Land Tax will spur development opportunities, Bloomberg, 22 December 2020: Commercial Real Estate’s Pandemic Pain Is Only Just Beginning, The New York Times, 23 December 2020: The Evictions Are Coming. Housing Activists Are Ready., Arab News, 24 December 2020: First phase of Saudi Arabia’s idle land program to kick off in Madinah, Aseer: ministry,, 25 December 2020: Biden allies push back on sweeping plan to promote fair housing, The Guardian, 27 December 2020: England: Cramped housing has helped fuel spread of Covid – study, Gulf News, 3 January 2021: COVID-19: No better time for UAE expats to enter the real estate market, The Irish Times, 4 January 2021: Developer in late bid for co-living scheme on Phibsborough shopping centre site, The Times, 4 January 2021: Linley & Simpson and Lomond Capital have Lloyds’ backing for merger ambition, CNN, 6 January 2021: Big Ben and Beckham: Macao’s newest resort, The Londoner, is a shrine to all things British, Arab News, 10 January 2021: 63 Saudi and international firms vie to undertake Alkhobar’s corniche project, Gulf News, 15 January 2021: Buy in Bitcoin and cash out is trending with Dubai property, The Times, 17 January 2021: Hidden housing scandal: Sales of flats halve as cladding crisis threatens housing market, Al Arabiya, 18 January 2021: Building from the ground up: Middle East mega projects set to open their doors, The Washington Post, 21 January 2021: Mortgage rates dip as investors await actions of new administration, The National, 22 January 2021: First-time buyers snap up properties in Dubai after pandemic drives prices down, BBC, 22 January 2021: Can Brazil’s remote workers thrive outside big cities?, The National, 24 January 2021: More than 300 homes for Emiratis in Sharjah ready for handover, The Atlantic, 24 January 2021: Annals of Architecture – Office: Has the Pandemic Transformed the Office Forever?, The Guardian, 26 January 2021: Brexit: Dutch warehouse boom as UK firms forced to invest abroad, NPR, 27 January 2021: Biden’s Push Against Housing Discrimination Must Go Beyond HUD, Researcher Says, Financial Times, 27 January 2021: What London’s falling population means for the housing market, The National, 29 January 2021: How changes to Britain’s stamp duty scheme affect Middle East property investors, The Times, 30 January 2021: There’s a wave of new property millionaires outside London. Are you one of them?, The Times, 1 February 2021: Flat owners trapped by cladding crisis after Grenfell Tower fire ‘feel abandoned’, Arab News, 2 February 2021: Big changes ahead for the Saudi office market in 2021 post-COVID, New York Post, 2 February 2021: TikTok horrified by this West Village studio dubbed NYC’s ‘worst apartment’, Insider, 3 February 2021: The ‘worst apartment ever’ in NYC is going viral on TikTok for having no stove or bathroom — and still costing $1,650 a month to rent, The Times, 5 February 2021: House prices suffer first fall since May as stamp duty relief expires, The National, 5 February 2021: Britain’s housing market boom runs out of steam, BBC, 6 February 2021: House price rises ‘could be running out of steam’, The Guardian, 9 February 2021: Prince Charles vetted laws that stop his tenants buying their homes, Irish Times, 9 February 2021: How Covid-19 has impacted the mortgage market, The Times, 10 February 2021: Billions pledged to replace unsafe cladding on flats four years after Grenfell disaster, Arab News, 10 February 2021: Saudi Arabia’s crown prince launches ‘Coral Bloom’ luxury Red Sea project, The Guardian, 10 February 2021: Green homes: Hundreds of millions in green grants for English homes pulled despite delays, Gulf News, 12 February 2021: Dubai home rents turn even more affordable – now at lowest levels since 2011, The Hill, 12 February 2021: This company is offering reparations through real estate to combat the racial wealth gap, Arab News, 16 February 2021: Neom’s futuristic ‘Line’ in the sand is good news for Saudi Arabia’s tech start-ups, Treehugger, 17 February 2021: Should Single-Family Houses Be Banned?, Gulf News, 19 February 2021: One Dubai developer does away with down payment – will others follow?, DW, 23 February 2021: Berlin’s revolutionary rent cap — success or flop?, Irish Times, 23 February 2021: House prices could be 9% higher without Central Bank’s lending rules, Xinhua, 25 February 2021: Germany’s main construction industry closes 2020 with record revenues: Destatis, The New York Times, 26 February 2021: Where Have All the Houses Gone?, Irish Times, 26 February 2021: Dublin City Council faces six-year wait to start housing projects, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 February 2021: Bay Area cities want to end single-family home zoning, but will it create more housing?, Gulf News, 28 February 2021: UAE: What does a list price mean in real estate, and how do you make the most of it?, The Times, 5 March 2021: Buyers expecting end of stamp duty holiday bring house prices down, The National, 5 March 2021: Dubai tenants swap apartments for villas as rise of remote working increases demand for space, The Atlantic, 5 March 2021: ‘This Is Unprecedented’: Why America’s Housing Market Has Never Been Weirder, Miami Herald, 5 March 2021: COVID-19 rent assistance for Miami tenants has been delayed for weeks. Here’s why, The Sunday Times, 7 March 2021: Tech billionaires swap the valley for Miami and hit the Silicon Beach, The Atlantic, 11 March 2021: Renting Is Terrible. Owning Is Worse., Gulf Times, 12 March 2021: Building deals dominate weekly property sales by 59.1%, says Ezdan report, Irish Times, 12 March 2021: Dublin’s apartment boom triggers jump in planning permissions, Gulf News, 12 March 2021: In Northern Emirates, developers are using nature as a selling point, Irish Times, 13 March 2021: ‘We are trapped’: residents hit with soaring charges at luxury London homes, Gulf News, 13 March 2021: Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan: Five urban centres in Dubai to be focus of investment, Gulf News, 13 March 2021: Dubai 2040 Urban Plan: 60% of Dubai to be turned into nature reserves, The National, 14 March 2021: Megaprojects ‘will help shape future of Middle East’, Gulf News, 15 March 2021: Dubai landmarks display Dubai 2040 Master Plan logo, New York Magazine, 16 March 2021: Miami’s Little Manhattan, New York Magazine, 16 March 2021: Time Is Running Out to Rent a (Relatively) Cheap Manhattan Apartment, The Guardian, 17 March 2021: Denmark plans to limit ‘non-western’ residents in disadvantaged areas (interesting approach, at least when it is actually about a better social mix and not just about gross nationalistic nonsense. A good social mix has been shown to have a positive effect on integration efforts), Irish Times, 18 March 2021: I pay less for an apartment in Germany than for a room in a Dublin house, The Times, 19 March 2021: Cornwall overtakes London as place most of us want to live, The Guardian, 23 March 2021: Targeting New Zealand’s property speculators is popular, but won’t fix the housing crisis, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 March 2021: S.F. has nearly 16 million square feet of vacant office space. Why can’t it become housing?, The Washington Post, 25 March 2021: Brutalist buildings aren’t unlovable. You’re looking at them wrong., Irish Times, 26 March 2021: Solo buyer: I could afford a garden shed but would I ever be able to buy a house?, NPR, 26 March 2021: ‘What Are We Going To Do?’: Towns Reel As Banks Close Branches At Record Pace, Irish Times, 26 March 2021: What will €70,000 buy in Cashel, Ecuador, Montenegro, the Dominican Republic and France?, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 March 2021: S.F. apartment rents just saw the biggest increase of the pandemic, according to new report, Housing Action Day, Arab News, 27 March 2021: Want to work remotely from the beaches of Dubai? Here’s how, Haaretz, 2 April 2021: Americans Are Buying Up Tel Aviv Homes, Destroying the City in the Process, CNN, 2 April 2021: Year-round sunshine, pool days and zero taxes: How to move to Dubai and work remotely for a year, Irish Times, 4 April 2021: The plan to tackle Ireland’s housing crisis has failed, The New York Times, 4 April 2021: ‘Battle for the Soul of SoHo’: A Debate on Gentrification, Race and Wealth, The Guardian, 6 April 2021: New York City plans to erect Empire State Building-sized Penn 15 skyscraper, BBC, 6 April 2021: The Nordic dream homes surrounded by stunning nature, Arab News, 8 April 2021: The many Saudi initiatives paving the road to the future, Gulf News, 8 April 2021: Look: On Dubai’s Palm, it’s The View that matters, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 April 2021: These San Francisco neighborhoods saw biggest exodus during pandemic, Los ANgeles Times, 10 April 2021: Real Estate newsletter: Iconic Hearst estate hits the clearance rack, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 April 2021: Stocky modular buildings are popping up in East Bay. They look surprisingly good, The Washington Post, 10 April 2021: The case that may crack LA’s homeless crisis, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 April 2021: Mapped: Real estate prices soared in the Bay Area during the pandemic, but stuttered in San Francisco, The Economist, 10 April 2021: House prices are going ballistic, The Times, 11 April 2021: Investing in buy-to-let property in the UK: a beginner’s guide, The Sunday Times, 11 April 2021: Yes, in my backyard: reformed nimby to build 6,000 homes, Irish Times, 13 April 2021: Is owning a home a pipe-dream for the young?, The New Yorker, 13 April 2021: The Parisians Housing Refugees During the Pandemic, The Times, 14 April 2021: Building more homes is no magic cure for sky-high house prices, DW, 15 April 2021: Berlin rent cap overturned by Germany’s top court, The Guardian, 15 April 2021: Germany: Highest court rules Berlin rent cap illegal, Irish Times, 15 April 2021: Property prices up by 3% across State, by 1.2% in Dublin, The Guardian, 23 April 2021: Berlin’s rent cap, though defeated in court, shows how to cool overheated markets, The Times, 24 April 2021: First-time buyer mortgage deals are back — that doesn’t mean you’ll get one, The Telegraph, 26 April 2021: Rental drought to hit high-flyers relocating to UK, Irish Times, 26 April 2021: Plan for 1,259 homes in blocks up to 11 storeys at Dundrum hospital site, CNN, 27 April 2021: Meet Yahya Jan, the architect building the world’s tallest hotel, Dubai’s Ciel Tower, Al Arabiya, 27 April 2021: Saudi Red Sea project secures $3.8 billion ‘green’ loan for 16 new hotels, Irish Times, 28 April 2021: Concentration of property wealth in hands of a few will bring political change, DW, 28 April 2021: Poland’s new housing estates are communities, but not for everyone, Irish Times, 29 April 2021: Mortgage market buoyant as drawdowns and approvals rise, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 April 2021: What the Oakland A’s Howard Terminal ballpark proposal means for taxpayers, The Guardian, 30 April 2021: Netherlands: Dutch couple move into Europe’s first fully 3D-printed house, Irish Times, 1 May 2021: David McWilliams: Serial objectors are colonising future through Nimbyism, Gulf News, 1 May 2021: Dubai launches new park for food firms in vertical farming push, The Hill, 2 May 2021: Is the US headed toward a new housing bubble?, The Telegraph, 2 May 2021: The property boom will hold, but real house prices could easily fall, Miami Herald, 3 May 2021: Want to bank on Wynwood? A developer is crowdfunding $20 million for a rental project, Irish Times, 4 May 2021: Up to 20 tenants could face jail unless they leave Dublin properties, court told, Irish Times, 4 May 2021: Investment firms buy estate of 112 new houses in Dublin to rent out, DW, 5 May 2021: Germany’s Dolphin Trust was a pyramid scheme, causing devastation for investors, Gulf News, 5 May 2021: Photos: Gulf News reader shares pictures of the landmarks in Dubai, Irish Times, 7 May 2021: Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have shaken up a sorry cocktail when it comes to housing, curbed, 7 May 2021: First Look: The Plus Pool’s Official East River Parking Spot, Miami Herald, 7 May 2021: Done right, Flagler Street makeover could revive the heart of downtown Miami, The National, 8 May 2021: Dubai’s World Islands developer says Heart of Europe project will open to public later this year, NPR, 8 May 2021: Black Americans And The Racist Architecture Of Homeownership, Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2021: Real Estate newsletter: A notorious castle trades hands, Al Arabiya, 9 May 2021: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince allocates 20 mln sqm of land north of Riyadh for housing, Arab News, 10 May 2021: Saudi crown prince allocates 20 million square meters for housing units north of Riyadh, DW, 10 May 2021: German star architect Helmut Jahn dies at 81, CNN, 10 May 2021: Helmut Jahn, one of American architecture’s most celebrated figures, dies age 81, Irish Times, 10 May 2021: Property viewings are back. Here’s what it means for buyers and sellers, Irish Times, 11 May 2021: Political focus pivots from pandemic to a housing crisis with ‘no quick fix’, NPR, 11 May 2021: Government Housing Vouchers Are Hard To Get, And Hard To Use,The National, 11 May 2021: Where are rents in the US falling the fastest?, The Atlantic, 12 May 2021: The Neighborhood Fighting Not to Be Forgotten, Irish Times, 13 May 2021: How do Opposition party policies on housing stack up?, The Times, 13 May 2021: Nimbyism will cost the Tories new voters, The National, 15 May 2021: Gulf demand for London property soars but deals ‘won’t happen’ until flight curbs ease, Irish Times, 16 May 2021: Large percentage of new-builds may be reserved for first-time buyers under new plan, DW, 17 May 2021: Demand for lumber soars in Germany, and so do prices, New York Magazine, 17 May 2021: What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?, Miami Herald, 17 May 2021: This developer reshaped South of Fifth. Can he do it again in another hot ‘hood?, Irish Times, 18 May 2021: Stamp duty will rise to 10% for multiple house purchases under Government plans, NPR, 18 May 2021: It’s Harder Than Ever To Buy A House, And Bidding Wars Keep Breaking Out, Irish Times, 19 May 2021: Housing plan Q&A: Will new reforms help the current crisis?, Gulf News, 21 May 2021: All 217 of Nakheel’s Dh2.9m Al Furjan villas sell out in 4 hours, France24, 22 May 2021: New waterfront park ‘Little Island’ breathes fresh life into New York City, Irish Times, 22 May 2021: A Danish city housing model where the residents decide what’s best, Miami Herald, 23 May 2021: As Miamians go back to work, new ‘digital nomads’ are changing the city’s economy, DW, 23 May 2021: Berlin protesters urge end to soaring rents, Irish Times, 24 May 2021: Property prices: How far off boom-era highs are they, and will they climb all the way back?, New York Magazine, 24 May 2021: How to Transform Your House Into a Smart Home, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2021: San Francisco ranks near the bottom of U.S. metro areas in home value increases, Irish Times, 25 May 2021: Dublin conservation project wins major European heritage award, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 2021: Plan for affordable downtown housing divides Bay Area city, with claims of racism, elitism, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2021: Southern California home prices jump 20% in April, knocking down another record, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 May 2021: S.F. tenants in public housing where Breed grew up sue over health and safety concerns,, 25 May 2021: A real problem: House prices soar, despite coronavirus, Gulf News, 26 May 2021: Photos: Gulf News readers share pictures of the tourist spots at Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, BBC, 27 May 2021: The uncertain future of Britain’s offices, Irish Times, 28 May 2021: KPMG selects Hibernia Reit to develop new Dublin headquarters, The New York Times, 28 May 2021: The Market Tectonics of California Real Estate, The Washington Post, 28 May 2021: Return to New York, The Wall Street Journal, 28 May 2021: The City’s Back, and You No Longer Have It to Yourself, Irish Times, 28 May 2021: Land Development Agency plans 22-storey housing block in Dublin 8, The New York Times, 29 May 2021: House Hunters Are Leaving Cities, and Builders Can’t Keep Up, Irish Times, 29 May 2021: ‘Alarm bells started ringing’: Friends lose €2,600 in rental property scam, Gulf Times, 31 May 2021: Real estate auction fetches QR231mn, Gulf News, 1 June 2021: Sharjah’s beachfront is getting two new tourist attractions, Irish Times, 1 June 2021: Property tax reforms will increase many homeowners’ bills, Washington Post, 1 June 2021: Trump’s company will try again to sell lease for its D.C. hotel, Los ANgeles Times, 2 June 2021: Beach apartments for homeless people? Venice residents are leery, Arab News, 2 June 2021: Red Sea Project developer achieves high score on green investment benchmark, Irish Times, 2 June 2021: Property tax: how much will I have to pay now?, DW, 3 June 2021: House prices: ‘Wall of money’ hits European real estate, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2021: Column: Their Venice home feels unsafe. They blame public officials, not homeless Angelenos, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 June 2021: These S.F. neighborhoods have high eviction rates, but little help from the city, Gulf News, 6 April 2021: In pictures: 17 of the most amazing buildings in Dubai, Irish Times, 6 June 2021: Sinn Féin’s opposition to property tax is muddled and incoherent, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2021: Sausalito’s housing war is happening on the water. In this conflict, eviction means crushed boats, Gulf News, 7 June 2021: Explained: By how much can my landlord increase the rent in the UAE?, Irish Times, 7 June 2021: Eoin Ó Broin: Our dysfunctional housing system can be fixed, Irish Times, 9 June 2021: Michael McDowell: Pedestrianising streets is easy part of change, DW, 9 June 2021: World’s most liveable cities: Auckland tops chart as European cities tumble, Irish Times, 9 June 2021: Could rent-to-buy help to unlock home ownership for generation rent?, The Guardian, 9 June 2021: World’s most liveable city: Auckland wins as Covid shakes up rankings, Irish Times, 9 June 2021: World’s most liveable cities revealed as island nations soar up rankings, The Washington Post, 9 June 2021: As home prices soar in unlikely places, the most vulnerable residents pay the price, Miami Herald, 10 June 2021: Miami needs its middle class, too. As developers evict Hamilton tenants, others, where will they go?,, 10 June 2021: We Unearthed the 31 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right Now, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021: Homeless camps, trash and crime have transformed Venice boardwalk, eluding easy solutions, Arab News, 11 June 2021: Palestinian-designed, self-build homes seen as key to Gaza’s recovery,, 11 June 2021: Going Back to the Office Means Long Island City’s Rent Deals Are Over, Miami Herald, 11 June 2021: ‘Idiotic politics’ to fear lawmakers pulled a fast one? Not when it comes to a Trump casino, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2021: San Pedro Fish Market is leaving its longtime harbor home. What happens next?, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 June 2021: A’s open to negotiating elements of ballpark project term sheet, Dave Kaval says, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021: Your guide to retrofitting your home for earthquakes, Irish Times, 12 June 2021: What fresh vision of hell is this so-called ‘Portobello Plaza’?, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2021: The homeless situation in Venice is complicated. But that’s no excuse for inaction, Arab News, 13 June 2021: King Salman Energy Park wins US green building award, Irish Times, 14 June 2021: Shared understanding of needs vital to Ireland’s housing future, Curbed, 14 June 2021: New York’s Best Aperkments, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 June 2021: Home values sank in these S.F. neighborhoods, thanks to the ‘doughnut’ effect, The Guardian, 15 June 2021: Do millennials really prefer to rent – or have we just been cheated out of a proper home?, The New York Times, 16 June 2021: N.Y.C. to Move 8,000 Homeless People From Hotels, DW, 16 June 2021: Berlin police clash with house squatters, supporters, Irish Times, 16 June 2021: No homes to go to: Locals feel squeeze from wealthy elite,, 17 June 2021: European city air quality viewer (European Air Quality Index), The Guardian, 17 June 2021: Environment: More than half of Europe’s cities still plagued by dirty air, report finds, Irish Times, 17 June 2021: Price of coastal homes ‘soars in wake of pandemic’, The Hill, 17 June 2021: ‘Building back better’ starts with our buildings, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021: S.F.’s real estate market is an outlier in one big way, according to latest Zillow data, The Washington Post, 18 June 2021: The post-covid luxury spending boom has begun. It’s already reshaping the economy., San Francisco Chronicle, 18 June 2021: Only one U.S. city saw a bigger pandemic exodus than San Francisco, Irish Times, 19 June 2021: Irish Times poll: Majority would be happy to see new housing nearby, The Times, 19 June 2021: ‘Footing the bill for the cladding crisis will cost more than my flat’, The National, 20 June 2021: Inside the Olympic Games Village in Tokyo, The Guardian, 20 June 2021: Environment: Bee-friendly urban wildflower meadows prove a hit with German city dwellers, The Wall Street Journal, 22 June 2021: Blackstone Bets $6 Billion on Buying and Renting Homes, Irish Times, 20 June 2021: Ireland’s property market: What goes up can still come down, DW, 21 June 2021: Swedish Prime Minister Lofven loses no confidence vote, France24, 21 June 2021: Sweden’s political survivor Lofven finally stumbles, BBC, 21 June 2021: Swedish government toppled in no-confidence vote, CNN, 21 June 2021: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven ousted in no-confidence vote, The Guardian, 21 June 2021: Sweden Prime minister Stefan Löfven loses no-confidence vote,, 21 June 2021: Swedish government on the brink after PM Löfven loses no-confidence vote, The Atlantic, 21 June 2021: The Real Problem With Corporate Landlords, BBC, 21 June 2021: Turkmenistan’s capital tops list of most expensive cities for expats, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 June 2021: More Bay Area homes are now selling above asking price. Is it demand or ‘cruel’ pricing strategies?, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2021: Bonin: We’ll clear homeless camps from Venice boardwalk this summer, with no arrests, CNN, 22 June 2021: World’s most expensive cities for expats in 2021 revealed, Miami Herald, 24 June 2021: After the collapse of Surfside’s Champlain tower: a day of dread, helplessness, heroism (Surfside condominium building collapse), The Washington Post, 25 June 2021: Before condo collapse, rising seas long pressured Miami coastal properties, DW, 25 June 2021: Florida: More than 150 still missing after Miami condo collapse, Miami Herald, 25 June 2021: Number of missing in Surfside condo collapse rises to 159, Miami-Dade mayor says, The Guardian, 25 June 2021: Miami building collapse: Death toll rises to four and more than 150 unaccounted for, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 June 2021: The battle over a homeless encampment in Sausalito has reached a critical moment, CNN, 26 June 2021: At least 159 missing after partial building collapse near Miami, France24, 26 June 2021: ‘Deep fire’ hampers rescue effort at collapsed Miami apartment block, BBC, 26 June 2021: Florida building collapse: Report from 2018 warned of ‘major damage’, The Hill, 26 June 2021: Miami-Dade mayor orders audit of buildings over 40 years old following collapse, The New York Times, 26 June 2021: Florida Condo Was Warned of ‘Major’ Issues in 2018; Repairs Were Delayed, USA Today, 26 June 2021: Inspection reports for collapsed Miami-area condo detail ‘major structural damage’ over garage, Times of Israel, 26 June 2021: Israel sends IDF team to Florida to assist with tower collapse rescue efforts (there is a relatively large Jewish community in Surfside that has been affected by the partial collapse), The Sunday Times, 27 June 2021: The stamp duty mania is ending, so what now for first-time buyers?, The Washington Post, 27 June 2021: Housing crisis poses crucial test for Biden’s economic plans, Miami Herald, 27 June 2021: See what experts say is the probable sequence of collapse at the Florida condo tower, Tampa Bay Times, 27 June 2021: Surfside families frustrated at slow pace of condo rescue, CNN, 27 June 2021: At least 9 dead after partial building collapse near Miami, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 2021: California’s white population dropped 3% in 4 years with declining birth rates and increased mortality, Irish Times, 28 June 2021: House prices in Wexford, Waterford and Kerry jump by over 20%,, 28 June 2021: A Circa-1910 Flatbush Brownstone That Feels Like The Caribbean, Tampa Bay Times, 28 June 2021: St. Petersburg apartment complex sells for $56 million, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 June 2021: Californians are fueling Austin’s housing frenzy: ‘We’ve never seen migration like this’, The Washington Post, 28 June 2021: As Surfside community members wait for news, they are inundated by hundreds of acts of kindness, Times of Israel, 29 June 2021: In first for Latin America, ultra-Orthodox city planned for Mexico (Lakewood Township), Haaretz, 29 June 2021: At Least 11 Jews Among 46 Dead in Florida Condo Collapse, Irish Times, 1 July 2021: Rent increases to be capped at inflation in pressure zones, The New Yorker, 1 July 2021: Can Infrastructure Spending Save Ogdensburg, New York?, The Atlantic, 2 July 2021: Condo Buildings Are at Risk. So Is All Real Estate., NPR, 3 July 2021: The Vatican Indicts 10, Including A Former Cardinal, Over A London Real Estate Deal, DW, 3 July 2021: Vatican indicts Cardinal, 9 others over UK property deal, Th Wall Street Journal, 3 July 2021: Vatican Indicts Cardinal, Nine Other People Over London Real-Estate Deal, ABC News, 3 July 2021: EXPLAINER: Behind the Vatican’s London real estate scandal, The New York Times, 3 July 2021: Condo Wreckage Hints at Possible Construction Flaw (Surfside condominium building collapse – generally speaking, times are becoming difficult for property owners on the Atlantic coast of South Florida. Due to climate change and rising sea levels, the outskirts of Miami are already regularly under water, so that building grounds and materials are attacked by seawater. Surfside is just a warning and reminder that in the next few years either a lot of money will have to be invested or entire streets will have to be abandoned. Urban planners are developing counter-concepts, but by the time they can be implemented, it will probably be too late for some building structures), The Guardian, 3 July 2021: Miami condo collapse: Death toll rises to 24 amid plans to demolish remaining structure, Irish Times, 3 July 2021: Housing key issue in frenetic final week of Dublin Bay South byelection, BBC, 3 July 2021: Miami building collapse: Demolition date brought forward, The National, 3 July 2021: Dubai’s property values buoyed by rising villa sales in Q2, The Washington Post, 3 July 2021: Surfside residents fight to keep their town’s character, worry about the future after condo collapse, Miami Herald, 3 July 2021: North Miami Beach orders 10-story condo evacuated after report declares it unsafe, Irish Times, 4 July 2021: The Irish don’t have an obsession with property, the market just doesn’t work, The National, 4 July 2021: Miami Beach apartments evacuated after structural damage found, The New Yorker, 4 July 2021: What we need to learn from the tragedy in Surfside, Miami Herald, 4 July 2021: Rest of collapsed Surfside condo set to be demolished Sunday night, fire officials say, Miami Herald, 4 July 2021: Eleven days after partial collapse, remainder of Surfside condo is demolished, The New York Times, 4 July 2021: Lax Enforcement Let South Florida Towers Skirt Inspections for Years, Miami Herald, 4 July 2021: ‘Everybody in Miami knows somebody from that building’, CNN, 5 July 2021: The rest of the partially collapsed Surfside condo has been demolished, BBC, 5 July 2021: Miami collapse: Remaining structure demolished over safety fears, DW, 5 July 2021: Florida demolishes rest of partially collapsed condo, France24, 5 July 2021: Collapsed Miami building demolished as Tropical Storm Elsa heads for Florida, Irish Times, 5 July 2021: What happens when Generation Rent grows old?, Arab News, 5 July 2021: Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District receives award for sustainability leadership, Times of Israel, 5 July 2020: In West Bank settlements, money is on an annexation real estate boom, Khaleej Times, 5 July 2021: Dubai realty market booms, as rich Indians eye their second homes,, 5 July 2021: Biden’s new dilemma: How to slash housing costs for low-income borrowers, Irish Times, 6 July 2021: Struggling to buy a home? Long-term mortgage may suit those who cannot pass income rules, CNN, 6 July 2021: Looking at buildings can actually give people headaches. Here’s why, The Washington Post, 6 July 2021: Florida officials to shift from rescue to recovery at site of condo collapse, Curbed, 6 July 2021: Inside Austin’s Wild Real-Estate Market, The New York Times, 6 July 2021: ‘Should We Sell?’ After Collapse, Hot Florida Market Faces Uncertainty., The Washington Post, 6 July 2021: Survivors of the Surfside building collapse worry: What’s next?, NPR, 7 July 2021: Officials Say They Are Ending The Search For Survivors In The Surfside Condo Collapse, Curbed, 7 July 2021: Even a Starchitect’s Homeless Housing Project Won’t Sway Venice Beach NIMBYs, The New York Times, 7 July 2021: What We Know About Why Champlain Towers South Collapsed, Miami Herald, 7 July 2021: Families told rescue phase in Surfside collapse is ending. It’s careful recovery now., The Algemeiner, 7 July 2021: US Jewish Group ‘Outraged’ by Activists Accusing IDF of Exploiting Surfside Disaster, The New York Times, 7 July 2021: Chicago Is Grappling With a Weakness at Its Very Foundations, DW, 8 July 2021: Florida ends search for survivors of building collapse, Times of Israel, 7 July 2021: In Surfside, sobbing and a moment of silence as rescue effort shifts to recovery, France24, 8 July 2021: Florida rescue crews to end search for survivors of Surfside building collapse, Miami Herald, 8 July 2021: Will affordable housing funding change? Realtor groups push constitutional change, Haaretz, 9 July 2021: Tel Aviv: A City That Only the Mega-rich Call Home,, 9 July 2021: Housing crisis spurs opposition win in Irish by-election, The Washington Post, 9 July 2021: What happens to the land under the collapsed Fla. condo?, The New York Times, 9 July 2021: N.Y.C. Halts Plan to Move Homeless People From Hotels After Legal Filing, Miami Herald, 9 July 2021: How can we avoid another collapse like Surfside? Florida can start with these reforms, Los Angeles Times, 9 July 2021: The beach is there for all of us — we just have to get there, The Guardian, 10 July 2021: Miami condo collapse: Families grieve loss of relatives as death toll rises to 86, Al Jazeera, 10 July 2021: ‘Heartbreaking number’: Florida condo death toll keeps climbing, NPR, 10 July 2021: Death Toll In Condo Collapse Rises To 86 As Recovery Work Speeds Up, The Washington Post, 10 July 2021: Following building collapse, D.C. enhances its safety review process, Miami Herald, 10 July 2021: Death toll reaches 86 in Surfside collapse. Site to be cleared ‘sooner than expected’, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2021: From homelessness to homicides, Garcetti leaves L.A. with unfinished business, The Washington Post, 10 July 2021: Rent prices are soaring as Americans flock back to cities, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 July 2021: What’s the most San Francisco neighborhood in San Francisco? We know, Jerusalem Post, 10 July 2021: NJ co-op owners suing board for not allowing use of Shabbat elevator (again one of those very curious stories that only the real estate industry knows. As an administrator, will you ever be able to have contact with the appartment owners again without having to laugh very hard? And when the Shabbat elevator service resumes, will they sue because of the additional operating costs?), Irish Times, 10 July 2021: Cliff Taylor: The Government is about to go really big on housing, The Washington Post, 10 July 2021: Condos struggle to fund repairs after Florida building collapse, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2021: Miami courthouse is closed after review prompted by condo collapse, Miami Herald, 11 July 2021: Brilliant young Argentine Chabad president dies in Surfside condo collapse, BBC, 11 July 2021: Miami condo collapse: Inside the recovery operation clearing the ruins, The New York Times, 11 July 2021: ‘Lord, Hear Me’: Residents in Florida Condos Fear They Could be Next, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 July 2021: Castro community group tries again to redesign Harvey Milk Plaza, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 July 2021: This is how much single-family zoning is costing San Franciscans, The New York Times, 13 July 2021: Los Angeles Goes to War With Itself Over Homelessness, Irish Times, 13 July 2021: Half of tenants spend more than 30% of pay on rent, research shows, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2021: Apple spends $1 billion of $2.5 billion effort to fight California housing crisis, Irish Times, 14 July 2021: House prices rise at fastest rate in 2½ years, NPR, 15 July 2021: There’s Not A Cloud In The Sky, But Your House Could Still Be Underwater, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 July 2021: S.F. developer fined $1.2 million for cramming too many apartments into complex, New York Magazine, 16 July 2021: Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip?, NPR, 16 July 2021: California Turned Pandemic Rentals Into Permanent Housing For Homeless People, Los Angeles Times, 16 July 2021: Is homelessness a property rights issue or a human rights issue? We have to decide, The Washington Post, 16 July 2021: Jewish burial tradition brings comfort for families of Surfside condo collapse victims, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 July 2021: UC regents poised to approve landmark $300 million housing gift despite eviction concerns, Times of Israel, 17 July 2021: Housing prices continue to spike, with 7.2% increase over past year, Irish Times, 17 July 2021: ?‘Bungalow Bliss’: Celebrate the modernist vernacular of post-1970s Ireland, Times of Israel, 17 July 2021: Experts warn Europe floods show need to curb emissions, adapt urban planning, The National, 17 July 2021: Dubai’s Sobha on track to hit Dh2.5bn in sales in 2021, The New York Times, 17 July 2021: Condo Collapse Raises New Fears About Florida’s Shaky Insurance Market, NPR, 17 July 2021: One Of The Deadliest U.S. Accidental Structural Collapses Happened 40 Years Ago Today, The National, 18 July 2021: Abu Dhabi grants Dh1.1bn in housing loans and repayment waivers, Gulf News, 18 July 2021: Mohamed bin Zayed orders payout of housing loans for Abu Dhabi residents,, 18 July 2021: Merkel pledges stronger post-flood focus on ‘climate protection’, The Washington Post, 18 July 2021: The new real estate normal, Irish Times, 19 July 2021: Concerns over plans for Dublin’s tallest apartment block, DW, 19 July 2021: Germany’s know-it-all attitude after the floods helps no one (of course, it is initially a tightrope act or as it is called: “keep measure and balance”. From a distance, the topic can be divided into four phases: First of all, it is about giving consolation and support to those affected (some communities will only be able to be supplied temporarily for months, have mobile toilet and washing facilities and fresh water tanks in the village squares, until the infrastructure (water, sewage, electricity, telephone, internet, television, etc.) is restored and something like normal returns). As was to be expected during election campaign times, this is currently mixed, unfortunately, with blame that has been shot from the hip and just as unsustainable. Here, too, it is urgent and prompt to find “measure and balance” in order not to escalate the situation any further. Then it is about raising tax money in unbelievable amounts for the renewal and repair of the public infrastructure (traffic and transport infrastructure, supply and discharge of drinking and service water, electricity, telephone, etc.). The previously announced 300 million euros can only be a start. Phases 3 and 4 are much more positive because they are about reconstruction. For city planners, architects, project developers and construction companies this is “a dream”, because in many cases they now have white sheets in front of them and can thus avoid the bad planning of the past and at the same time implement sustainable, future-oriented new building measures that take climate change into account. The only downer is the partial loss of old and historical buildings, with the majority of the loss being attributable to post-war buildings, which are not significant in terms of architecture and building history. So it is a mixed balance, the successful implementation of which will take 10 to 15 years and depends to a large extent on the timely provision of public funds/subsidies and permits), DW, 19 July 2021: How can we prepare for extreme flooding?, Irish Times, 19 July 2021: Prices for basic timber products up 60%, TD claims, Haaretz, 20 July 2021: For Jaffa Arabs, Affordable Housing Is a Pipe Dream, The National, 20 July 2021: UAE ranks fourth globally for highest monthly spend on rent, Haaretz, 22 July 2021: A Guide to Foreign Residents Flocking to Israel’s Real Estate Market, Miami Herald, 22 July 2021: Does your aging condo building need to get recertified? You can keep track of that, Irish Times, 22 July 2021: Delay to Government housing plan seen as setback, Gulf News, 22 July 2021: Dubai’s Marina 101: Some property buyers in stalled skyscraper project will lose all their millions, Haaretz, 22 July 2021: A Guide to Foreign Residents Flocking to Israel’s Real Estate Market, The New York Times, 22 July 2021: Rising Rents Threaten to Prop Up Inflation, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021: Fourplexes on every S.F. single-family lot? S.F. supervisor juices proposed housing legislation to allow more homes, The Guardian, 23 July 2021: Miami condo collapse: Search for bodies in Florida ends, with death toll at 97, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 July 2021: ‘Present-day redlining’: A Black homeowner says her Oakland property was undervalued by $400K, NPR, 23 July 2021: The Search for Victims Comes To An End At The Florida Condo Collapse Site, The New York Times, 23 July 2021: Buy My House, but I’m Taking the Toilet, BBC, 24 July 2021: Surfside tower collapse: No sign of final victim as Miami search ends, Irish Times, 24 July 2021: Cliff Taylor: Has Government just got the jitters about its big housing plan?, Khaleej Times, 24 July 2021: Momentum in Dubai real estate to carry over into rest of 2021, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 July 2021: Go big or go home: S.F. supervisor juices housing legislation to allow fourplexes on every single-family lot, Miami Herald, 24 July 2021: A month after the Surfside collapse, one family still waits for closure. ‘It’s too much.’, Reuters, 24 July 2021: Vatican reveals property holdings for first time in transparency drive (interesting but above all surprising. Christianity is the largest religious community in the world. The fact that only 5,100 properties have come together over the millennia is rather surprising. After all, the church must generate permanent and reliable income to finance its diverse activities. Real estate investments on a larger scale are ideal for this),, 24 July 2021: Vatican reveals property holdings for the first time, Forbes, 24 July 2021: Vatican Owns Over 5,000 Properties Worldwide, It Reveals In First Disclosures On Its Real Estate Holdings, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 July 2021: Bay Area cities face long odds in fighting state-mandated housing goals, The Sunday Times, 25 July 2021: Vatican in a holy mess as cardinal’s fraud trial begins, Times of Israel, 25 July 2021: As rescuers end search, family of last missing Surfside victim has no closure, Irish Times, 25 July 2021: HAP led to increase in rental market competition – report, The Sunday Times, 25 July 2021: Now five-year mortgages have plunged below 1%, Irish Times, 25 July 2021: Planning permission sought for 600 apartments on former Irish Glass site, The National, 25 July 2021: Dubai’s prime residential market records 43.8% rise in sales volume in second quarter, Arab News, 25 July 2021: $196 million injected into Saudi home loans fund, Miami Herald, 26 July 2021: Police identify final missing victim from Surfside condo collapse, which killed 98, Irish Times, 26 July 2021: Irish Times view on delayed publication of ‘Housing for All’ plan, Miami Herald, 26 July 2021: Evictions will soar when moratorium ends. Miami-Dade can’t leave tenants helpless, homeless, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 July 2021: S.F. is still the priciest place to rent in U.S. – but another city is quickly catching up, Miami Herald, 28 July 2021: Locals hate South Beach. Social media thinks it’s the best beach in the country, DW, 29 July 2021: Kashmir lockdowns put houseboats’ survival at risk, France24, 29 July 2021: Replanting projects turn global cities into lush green spaces, Irish Times, 29 July 2021: House-building bounces back with completions at pre-Covid levels, Curbed, 29 July 2021: Inside the Freak-out Housing Market of Upstate New York, Haaretz, 29 July 2021: U.K. Approves Plans for National Holocaust Memorial Beside Parliament, The New York Times, 29 July 2021: The Housing Market Is on Fire. 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Climate change is prompting its collapse., The Guardian, 2 August 2021: Does London really need a gigantic glowing orb the height of Big Ben?, Miami Herald, 2 August 2021: Miami could be the best walking city in the United States, new study says, Los Angeles Times, 2 August 2021: How L.A. cleared most Venice Beach homeless camps and sheltered many living there, DW, 4 August 2021: Coronavirus digest: New rental eviction ban declared in US, Miami Herald, 4 August 2021: Can Surfside condo collapse bring reforms? State, local group to consider new laws, The Washington Post, 4 August 2021: Last-minute eviction ban extension fuels confusion and is too late for some, The Guardian, 5 August 2021: Germany: Government urged to do more to help rebuild flood-hit communities, Khaleej Times, 5 August 2021: Revealed: How much UAE residents spend on rent a month, New York Magazine, 5 August 2021: Conservatives Are Freaking Out About the Eviction Moratorium, Los Angeles Times, 5 August 2021: Newsom, in recall fight, says it’s ‘not acceptable’ for homeless to camp on streets, The Washington Post, 6 August 2021: The CDC’s eviction moratorium won’t last forever. So, what’s next?, NPR, 6 August 2021: Here’s What You Need To Know About The New Eviction Ban, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 August 2021: It’s a former office park and ghost town. Now, a Marin property is going to turn into 1,100 homes, DW, 9 August 2021: German floods: Up to €30 billion needed for recovery fund, Al Arabiya, 9 August 2021: Saudi Arabia’s residential market booming: Report, The Washington Post, 9 August 2021: Lake Tahoe was already short on housing. Then the remote workers came to town., Irish Times, 10 August 2021: Affordable co-op house put on private market with 50% price rise, Jerusalem Post, 10 August 2021: Israel’s fanciest new mall opens in the Judean desert, DW, 10 August 2021: German floods: Leaders agree on €30-billion reconstruction fund, Irish Times, 11 August 2021: Number of homes available to rent fell by 20% between March and June, survey finds, Gulf News, 11 August 2021: Emaar Properties reports Dh1.56 billion H1 net profit amid robust property sales, Arab News, 11 August 2021: Islamic real estate financier posts net profit of $53.6m, Gulf News, 11 August 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai: Saudi Arabia Pavilion snags three Guinness World Records for innovative displays, Miami Herald, 11 August 2021: View of the cleared site of the collapse Champlain Tower South, Los Angeles Times, 11 August 2021: More than 550 homes destroyed by Dixie fire, as it surges past half a million acres, The Washington Post, 11 August 2021: On South Carolina’s shore, some condo owners worry: Are their buildings safe?, Irish Times, 12 August 2021: 50,000 new homes needed every year to solve housing crisis – industry report, The New York Times, 13 August 2021: Overheated Real Estate Market Begins to Cool, Los Angeles Times, 13 August 2021: Federal judge leaves Biden administration’s evictions moratorium in place, The National, 14 August 2021: Home prices in world’s most expensive market hit record high, The Times, 14 August 2021: Green grants of £7,000 to help households replace gas boilers, Irish Times, 14 August 2021: The rise of suburbia: How we live is about to change, The National, 14 August 2021: Home prices in world’s most expensive market hit record high, Times of Israel, 14 August 2021: Polish president approves WWII restitution law, defying Israel and US (this raises questions about real estate deals in Poland: Should an international court overturn the law or hold Poland liable for compensating former owners, what happens to unknowingly acquired former Jewish property? Poland has never been squeamish when it comes to appropriating someone else’s property. So in the future you will have to cover your risks double as much it was already necessary (U.S. Department of State, Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues: Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act Report ). How quickly things can change: while Netanyahu tried to turn his no less corrupt and autocratic colleagues of the Visegrád Group in favor of Israel against Brussels (not least because he himself had blocked Israel’s access to EU membership) and therefore forgave all of their anti-Semitic attacks, the Bennett-Lapid administration apparently sees it differently. Good for them and improving relations with the EU), Jerusaem Post, 14 August 2021: After Polish restitution law, Lapid recalls embassy head to Israel, Arab News, 14 August 2021: Israel recalls Poland envoy over ‘anti-Semitic’ property claims law,, 15 August 2021: Israel recalls top diplomat from Poland citing ‘anti-Semitic’ restitution law, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 August 2021: In San Francisco, it’s the summer of rental scams, The New Yorker, 16 August 2021: British Idyllic Country Houses Reveal a Darker History, Haaretz, 16 August 2021: Poland Recalls Israel Envoy, Considers Downgrading Ties as Row Over Restitution Law Deepens, The National, 17 August 2021: Will pent-up demand from Gulf buyers drive up UK house prices?, Jerusalem Post, 17 August 2021: Blinken: Poland must ‘provide justice’ for Holocaust victims, Haaretz, 17 August 2021: Poland’s New Law ‘Slams the Door’ on Holocaust Survivors’ Hopes for Restitution, The Hill, 17 August 2021: The fastest shrinking city in America, Miami New Times, 17 August 2021: Will Surfside Ever Be the Same? Residents Tell Their Small Town’s Story, The New York Times, 19 August 2021: How This Texas Town Became One of America’s Fastest-Growing Cities, The Guardian, 19 August 2021: The US city that has raised $100m to climate-proof its buildings, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 August 2021: Bay Area home prices dropped in July. Is this the end of the COVID buying spree?, The New York Times, 19 August 2021: Want to Solve the Housing Crisis? Take Over Hotels., Los Angeles Times, 20 August 2021: How should California confront the rising sea? These lawmakers have some bold ideas, Miami Herald, 20 August 2021: This insurance company wants to hike homeowners’ rates 36%. Florida regulators balk, Arab News, 20 August 2021: Saudi housing market presents immense opportunities, Los Angeles Times, 20 August 2021: L.A. had a golden opportunity to house homeless people in hotels — but fell short of its goal, Miami Herald, 21 August 2021: Before Glades water flows, small community needs flood protection. This project is the hope., Miami Herald, 22 August 2021: Rents going through the roof: Tech and the ‘San Francisco-ization’ of Miami, Los ANgeles Times, 23 August 2021: L.A. officials urge residents to be prepared amid unprecedented fire season, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 August 2021: As Caldor Fire smoke chokes Lake Tahoe, a Northern California paradise reels, NPR, 24 August 2021: Looking For A New Apartment? Here’s A Checklist To Help With The Housing Hunt, Saudi Gazette, 24 August 2021: Architectural wonder, The New York Times, 25 August 2021: ‘They Were Bullies’: Inside the Turbulent Origins of the Collapsed Florida Condo, Gulf News, 25 August 2021: Photos: Ain Dubai, the world’s largest, tallest observation wheel set to open in Dubai, here is all you need to know, Al Arabiya, 25 August 2021: Vision 2030 Saudi: Vision 2030 unleashed $1 trln projects in real estate, infrastructure: Analysis, Miami Herald, 25 August 2021: Feds announce team investigating Surfside collapse — won’t divulge early findings, Gulf News, 25 August 2021: In pictures: All you need to know about Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, Miami Herald, 25 August 2021: Feds’ video shows ‘astronomical’ corrosion, crowded rebar in Champlain Towers debris, New York Magazine, 26 August 2021: Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Eviction Moratorium, The Times, 26 August 2021: Housing market suffers from shortage, The Guardian, 26 August 2021: San Francisco: Luxury tower still sinking even as engineers work on $100m fix, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 August 2021: S.F. wants to put homeless hotels around the city. These are the neighborhoods pushing back, Los Angeles Times, 26 August 2021: Photos: South fire swells to 700 acres in less than 24 hours, DW, 27 August 2021: US Supreme Court ends pandemic eviction ban, Miami Herald, 27 August 2021: ‘It’s tragic’: Miami housing advocates respond to end of the eviction moratorium, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 August 2021: One housing project has turned into an epic San Francisco battle. The real enemy is city red tape, The New York Times, 27 August 2021: The Gentrification of Blue America, The Washington Post, 27 August 2021: Millions of Americans face financial cliff as eviction ban, unemployment aid lapse, The Hill, 27 August 2021: New York considering special session to delay evictions, The New York Times, 27 August 2021: Supreme Court’s Decision Opens Door to Millions of Evictions, Curbed, 27 August 2021: The Village’s Skinniest Townhouse Is for Sale Yet Again, The Scotsman, 27 August 2021: Chance to live in a castle on an estate once owned by Robert The Bruce and visited by Winston Churchill during World War Two, Gulf Times, 28 August 2021: US Supreme Court ends Biden’s pandemic eviction moratorium, The Scotsman, 28 August 2021: SNP-Green deal could be catastrophic for house prices – John McLellan, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 August 2021: Millennials are buying more homes – after moving back in with their parents,, 28 August 2021: ‘Nobody is this incompetent’: Rental aid slowdown puts target on governors, mayors, Irish Times, 30 August 2021: Homeowners in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to get 15% property tax cut, Miami Herald, 30 August 2021: The owner of this iconic building ordered all tenants to leave. Some aren’t going, Arab News, 30 August 2021: Saudi mortgage lending picks up in July 2021, Miami Herald, 30 August 2021: Surfside’s Champlain Towers South site on the market. Live bidding planned., Irish Times, 30 August 2021: Dublin build-to-rent scheme will exacerbate housing crisis, SF leader says, Miami Herald, 30 August 2021: Surfside memorial wall dismantled amid hurricane season. Museum will preserve mementos., Irish Times, 30 August 2021: Housing should be affordable, secure and appropriate. It’s a right, Miami Herald, 30 August 2021: Surfside’s Champlain Towers South site on the market. Live bidding planned., The Scotsman, 31 August 2021: George IV Bridge Fire: Repairs underway on fire-stricken building in Edinburgh’s Old Town which damaged ‘Harry Potter’ cafe, Irish Times, 2 September 2021: Housing for All plan: Taoiseach wants to ‘end homelessness’ by 2030, Curbed, 2 September 2021: Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing Crisis, The New York Times, 2 September 2021: How the Storm Turned Basement Apartments Into Death Traps, Miami Herald, 3 September 2021: With evictions set to soar, Miami-Dade seeks to mediate between landlords and tenants, The Guardian, 3 September 2021: New York floods: calls for action after 11 die in basement apartments, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 September 2021: The state of Tahoe real estate: As the Caldor Fire spread, homes in its path were still selling, The Atlantic, 3 September 2021: Climate Change Is Already Rejiggering Where Americans Live, Miami Herald, 4 September 2021: Hialeah slated for new $90M rental community. Say ‘hola’ to more living options, Irish Times, 4 September 2021: The 20 best places to live in Ireland: What they are like and what they cost, Miami Herald, 4 September 2021: Navigating open houses or compensation for remote work? A guide to five housing trends, Los Angeles Times, 4 September 2021: Real Estate newsletter: Ellen is at it again, Arab News, 5 September 2021: Saudi authorities tighten rules for contracting firms to ensure quality, DW, 5 September 2021: Merkel, Laschet return to flood-damaged German state, Miami Herald, 5 September 2021: Portions of Miami-Dade under a flood advisory Sunday night. Storms to return Labor Day., Irish Times, 5 September 2021: Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil caused the housing crisis – they cannot fix it, Arab News, 6 September 2021: Kuwait’s 3S International snaps up Taskeen property app owner – MAGNiTT, Arab News, 6 September 2021: Emaar gets regulatory greenlight to merge properties and malls businesses, Irish Times, 7 September 2021: The management company at my apartment block won’t let me park my car,, 7 September 2021: Biden tours flood-ravaged N.J., NYC, says infrastructure plan needed to deal with climate change, Arab News, 7 September 2021: Saudi crown prince announces 15-year project to revitalize historic Jeddah district, Irish Times, 7 September 2021: Chivers site with full planning for 550 rental apartments guiding at €25m, DW, 7 September 2021: Berlin faces expropriation vote: What happens if the people say ‘yes’?, Tampa Bay Times, 10 September 2021: How will Florida make housing more affordable for middle income workers?, Irish Times, 12 September 2021: Developer Tetrarch gets UK backing for 1,500-home plan,, 12 September 2021: It’s Time to Dismantle America’s Residential Caste System, DW, 12 September 2021: German flood region: Can people still live close to a river?, The National, 13 September 2021: Owner of the ‘most expensive US home’ defaults on $165m debt, NPR, 13 September 2021: The Federal Government Sells Flood-Prone Homes To Often Unsuspecting Buyers, NPR Finds, Global Times, 14 September 2021: Indebted Evergrande expects ‘significant continuing decline’ in September sales, DW, 14 September 2021: Evergrande: Why the Chinese property giant is close to collapse, The New York Times, 15 September 2021: Why the Empire State Building, and New York, May Never Be the Same, Global Times, 15 September 2021: Evergrande crisis’ impact on China’s housing market remains to be seen: senior official, DW, 15 September 2021: Evergrande: Why the Chinese property giant is close to collapse, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 September 2021: Gap’s Fisher family estate in Atherton listed for $100 million, Global Times, 16 September 2021: Evergrande related stocks plunge as liquidity crisis deepens, CNN, 17 September 2021: What’s going on with Evergrande, the Chinese giant in crisis?, Miami Herald, 17 September 2021: Key West’s airport hit a new record with passengers. But it has brought problems, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 September 2021: Another extra-tall tower may be headed to S.F. skyline – this one near Market Street, Los Angeles Times, 18 September 2021: As China’s property giant Evergrande veers toward collapse, its unpaid debts spark protests, Tampa Bay Times, 18 September 2021: Tampa announces reforms to Crime-Free housing program, NPR, 18 September 2021: A New Housing Regulator Could Make The American Dream More Accessible For Millions, DW, 18 September 2021: Evergrande: Chinese property giant admits to misconduct by executives, The Times, 20 September 2021: How Evergrande became investors’ worst nightmare, Curbed, 20 September 2021: A Brooklyn Storefront Church Finds New Life As a Family Home, NPR, 20 September 2021: A Chinese Real Estate Company Is Walloping Your Stocks. Here’s Why, The Times, 20 September 2021: Evergrande is rattling the markets — and putting Beijing to the test, CNN, 20 September 2021: Evergrande’s debt crisis is wreaking havoc on Hong Kong’s stock market, The New York Times, 21 September 2021: Evergrande Crisis Shows Cracks in China’s Property Market, Los Angeles Times, 21 September 2021: How the pandemic helped scatter $1-million homes across L.A., The National, 21 September 2021: Saudi Arabia to merge Red Sea project developers to cut costs, Al Arabiya, 21 September 2021: Saudi real estate market expanding at ‘unprecedented rate,’ mortgages up 10-fold Saudi Vision 2030 Saudi real estate market expanding at ‘unprecedented rate,’ mortgages up 10-fold, The Guardian, 22 September 2021: Evergrande: Embattled property firm rattles financial markets, BBC, 22 September 2021: Evergrande: Crisis-hit firm strikes China debt deal, France24, 22 September 2021: China’s Evergrande strikes deal to avoid default on key bond, The New York Times, 23 September 2021: Residents of Troubled Supertall Tower Seek $125 Million in Damages, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 September 2021: That tree blocks my view, so it’s got to go. Pacific Heights resident wins dispute over neighbor’s pine, Los Angeles Times, 24 September 2021: Smith: Despair over gentrification reaches new depths in South L.A., Miami Herald, 24 September 2021: Middle East developer offers $120 million for collapse site of Surfside condo tower, DW, 26 September 2021: Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants, USA Today, 27 September 2021: Stars bring glamour to the Academy Museum opening in LA: Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, more, Gulf News, 27 September 2021: A Dh180m Dubai penthouse at Palm Jumeirah keeps an eye out for a buyer, Irish Times, 27 September 2021: Property hot spots: The towns with the biggest price rises in Ireland, Arab News, 28 September 2021: Saudi crown prince launches 50bn riyal strategy to turn Asir into global tourism hub, Al Arabiya, 28 September 2021: Saudi Arabia unveils plans for new luxury ‘Desert Rock’ mountain resort, Irish Times, 28 September 2021: A surge in house prices – but where is the money coming from?, Los Angeles Times, 28 September 2021: A new, ‘first-class’ high-rise will house homeless people on L.A.’s skid row, Irish Times, 29 September 2021: Berlin referendum shows the way on fixing Ireland’s housing crisis, CNN, 1 October 2021: The fairytale capital of the world, Haaretz, 2 October 2021: ‘Urban Oasis’: Lakes Are Becoming the Latest Trend of Israel’s Real Estate Market, Irish Times, 2 October 2021: Local property tax: Revenue will not contest lower self-assessed values, The Times, 2 October 2021: Housing boom could net Bridgepoint £1.3bn for Miller Homes sale, Miami Herald, 3 October 2021: How Julio Iglesias used shell companies to build, cloak his real estate empire, Haaretz, 3 October 2021: Israel Is Promoting Urban Renewal. But Some Will Pay a Hefty Price, Miami Herald, 3 October 2021: Investor invasion: Profit-minded home buyers flock to South Florida like you won’t believe, Arab News, 3 October 2021: PIF-owned ROSHN starts selling units in its first integrated community, Gulf Times, 4 October 2021: Construction sector plays key role in bolstering trade with Qatar, say top diplomats, Arab News, 4 October 2021: Evergrande to raise $5bn from property unit sale: Global Times, The Guardian, 4 October 2021: Evergrande: Shares in China property giant suspended pending ‘major transaction’, BBC, 5 October 2021: Yemen’s ancient, soaring skyscraper cities, The Times, 5 October 2021: Another developer on brink as China’s property woes continue, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 October 2021: S.F. is buying three sites for homeless housing. Controversial Japantown hotel isn’t yet one of them, Times of Israel, 6 October 2021: Israeli housing prices have nearly doubled in a decade, with no signs of slowing, Arab News, 8 October 2021: Saudi, Dubai ports launch development works at Jeddah Islamic Port, Irish Times, 8 October 2021: ‘We did nothing wrong’: Mica homeowners protest in Dublin, Gulf Times, 9 October 2021: Barwa residential units in Mesaimeer and Al Sailiya see high occupancy rates, DW, 9 October 2021: Germany’s flood-hit regions brace for winter, Gulf Times, 9 October 2021: Place Vendôme Lusail to open early next year, Khaleej Times, 9 October 2021: Dubai Crown Prince launches housing scheme to help families live in same area, Gulf Times, 9 October 2021: ‘Community Market’ at The Pearl-Qatar nears completion, CNN, 9 October 2021: Black real estate agent and his Black clients file lawsuit after being handcuffed by police during home showing, Gulf Times, 9 October 2021: Evergrande creditors brace for battle on offshore assets, Los Angeles Times, 10 October 2021: Looking for your first apartment in L.A.? Start here, NPR, 10 October 2021: A Black family got their beach back — and inspired others to fight against land theft, The Atlantic, 11 October 2021: Washington Is Getting China Wrong, Khaleej Times, 11 October 2021: Expo 2020 Dubai: Record new residential units come online this year, Irish Times, 11 October 2021: Lack of rentals causing hardship and threatens State’s future economic success, The Times, 11 October 2021: Chronic housing shortage ‘caused by SNP’s anti-landlord rhetoric’, Gulf News, 12 October 2021: Sharjah developer Arada is connecting with nature – building a ‘forest’ is the way to do it, The National, 12 October 2021: Sales of luxury London property soar in first three quarters of 2021, Gulf Times, 12 October 2021: Dubai real estate recovery fragile and uneven: S&P, Gulf Times, 12 October 2021: China property sector stalked by Evergrande default concerns, Globs, 13 October 2021: UBS: Tel Aviv housing highly overvalued, Irish Times, 13 October 2021: New land hoarding tax presented as game-changer as hopes rise for housing, Curbed, 13 October 2021: TikTok’s Realty Stars: Viral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes., Miami Herld, 13 October 2021: ‘Enough buildings’: Brickell residents oppose church plan to sell land for development, Gulf Times, 13 October 2021: Chinese property firms suffer fresh downgrades amid Evergrande crisis, Arab News, 14 October 2021: Six giga-projects that epitomize Saudi Arabia’s $7 trillion development plan, Irish Times, 14 October 2021: House price growth surges to 10.9% as demand outstrips supply, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 October 2021: Oakland developers built a popular waterfront park. Now they want to wrap a marina around it, The Guardian, 14 October 2021: ‘Beautiful buildings wherever you look’: Germany’s best towns and villages, by readers, Irish Times, 14 October 2021: Student accommodation crisis: ‘We are literally roaming the streets’, France24, 14 October 2021: Dozens killed after ‘extremely fierce’ blaze engulfs 13-story Taiwan building, CNN, 14 October 2021: At least 46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan, BBC, 14 October 2021: Kaohsiung: Fire at Taiwan tower block kills at least 46, Curbed, 15 October 2021: Can Eric Adams Really Turn 25,000 Hotel Rooms Into Affordable Housing?, Israel Hayom, 15 October 2021: Demand for new housing in Israel rises 9% in Q3, The Times, 15 October 2021: Californians pack their wagons and head to Texas, CNN, 15 October 2021: ‘Ghost towns’: Evergrande crisis shines a light on China’s millions of empty homes, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 October 2021: A slice of Wine Country waterfront was sold for almost $4 million. But the buyer is a mystery, Miami Herald, 16 October 2021: Some buyers have a rare chance to save money on financing, Khaleej Times, 16 October 2021: Look: First-of-its-kind luxury glamping destination now open in Sharjah, Miami Herald, 16 October 2021: Biscayne Bay to get a license plate. Options include Stiltsville, sailboats, paddleboarders, Arab News, 16 October 2021: Sakani pays taxes on behalf of first-time homebuyers, issues 558,367 certificates, Gulf News, 17 October 2021: Bosnian builds rotating house so that his wife has diversified view, Arab News, 17 October 2021: PIF to use oil platforms to attract tourists through ‘THE RIG.’ project, DW, 17 October 2021: Fixing Germany’s housing crisis is neither quick nor easy.



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