Items Tagged with 'United Kingdom'


  • Politicos want to refinance HUD, start by looking in the wrong place

    U.K. affordable housing as good model? Not even close
    It's true that the financing of social housing operates very differently in the two systems. But let’s be 100% clear: that is where the comparison ends. The thought that affordable housing in the U.K. somehow offers a better social alternative is laughable, at the very least. And here's why.
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  • Man at center of Peyton Manning HGH scandal is an alleged real estate fraudster

    Let’s learn a little more about Liam Collins
    In case you’ve been living under a rock, or don’t care about such things, the biggest scandal in the sports world right now is whether Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning used human growth hormone (also called HGH) when he was rehabbing from a neck injury in 2011. Now, more about the past of Liam Collins, the man at the center of the scandal, is also coming to light, including reports of Collins getting into some legal trouble in England for real estate fraud.
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  • Carrington expands overseas

    Purchases Clear Financial Solutions Limited
    Carrington Holding Company is expanding across the ocean into the United Kingdom with its recent purchase of Clear Financial Solutions Limited.
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  • England Halts Disastrous Home Information Packs

    Perhaps the implementation of the Home Information Packs looked good on paper, but as of today, the tool originally meant to promote peace of mind for potential home buyers is now a thing of the past in England and Wales. Home Information Packs (HIPs) put sellers of residential properties in those two countries under a duty to provide a pack of standard information to potential buyers when marketing the property for sale. It is similar to requiring a mandatory, standardized form for home inspectors in the United States.
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  • 1m UK Borrowers Using Credit Cards for Mortgages

    More than 1m borrowers in the United Kingdom are exchanging mortgage debt for plastic, according to a recent poll by housing charity Shelter England. Survey results published Monday revealed 6% of respondents liable for rent or mortgage said they paid by credit card at some point in the last 12 months, indicating a national figure of more than 1m, Shelter said.
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