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Is The “Co-Living” Trend Bullsh*t? Are small box rooms and unnecessary amenities really the solution that will help fix our housing crisis?

Over the years, many trends have come and gone, often almost as swiftly as they came. Some, however, largely contribute to shaping the future workings of our society. We've witnessed the phenomenon of co-working to app-based banking, and each new trend continues to fascinate. More recently, we are experiencing a rise in co-living, or communal…

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Heathrow: How will the expansion impact the local housing market? Is the Heathrow expansion really necessary? and what could it mean for West London's housing market?

The Cabinet recently approved plans for the expansion of Heathrow Airport by way of the addition of a new, third runway. While this may be positive news for the British Aviation market seeing that Heathrow, once the world's largest airport by international passenger traffic; has in more recent years trailed behind Dubai International Airport and…

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Why the Grenfell Tower tragedy calls for better regulation of Airbnb How does the Grenfell Tower tragedy impact Airbnb's practices and attitudes towards regulations?

Airbnb falls outside regulation as its hosts generally avoid the regulation that hotels have in place, this could be the cause of unfair competition between its self and traditional hospitality establishments such as hotels. This is a particular cause for concern after the Grenfell Tower fire, as Airbnb though it can be classed as a…

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Home Ownership: Heaven and Hell? A Practical Example What could we learn from Romania about home ownership?

If most of us could associate one thing with the property market, it would most likely be the housing crisis – not only are there not enough properties overall but there are not enough affordable properties. Why? The reoccurring answer to this demand, many of us would love to own a home. We want to own…

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The Case of Gentrification Gentrification takes place across many cities in the world and is usually met with great disdain, but is gentrification a harsh necessity or social cleansing in disguise?

If you live in a major city, you’ve probably heard the term gentrification being thrown around. If not, you’ve probably witnessed a progressive transformation in your city or local area over the course of recent decades. Some of these changes may seem familiar; more high street estate agents opening locally, more restaurant chains opening, local…

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Shared Ownership: The what, who and why So what's the deal with shared ownership?

Brick House, England (Source: SnappyGoat.com) The prospect of buying a house seems so incredibly unlikely that many Millennials don't even bother thinking about it. Having to pay an overpriced rent for potentially years to come is a fact with which most 20-somethings have come to terms, especially in London, the capital of staggering rents for less-than-perfect…

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What can be done to resolve the UK housing crisis? The state of UK housing in London has become a serious issue, but what are our options when it comes to resolving it?

For the last 10 years, London has been experiencing a massive rise in house prices. It’s practically impossible for a first-time buyer to get on the ladder – banks don’t want to lend with as much leverage (the money borrowed relative to salary, credit rating and initial down payment) and this is seriously pricing out…

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