Property owners face steep tax increases

Australia – A bull run in Melbourne’s commercial real estate values over the last five years has caused a sharp rise in land tax assessments arriving in landlords and property owners’ mailboxes, rattling many investors. long with stamp duty, land tax is one of the Victorian treasury’s biggest revenue sources, expected to contribute $3.1 billion …

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Pine Cone treehouses to Norwegian hideaways

Pine Cone treehouses to Norwegian hideaways. International – Find some of the weeks best houses for sale (or rent) that we’ve unearthed across the world. A geodesic treehouse in California, USA Sleeps 2; $150,000 via O2 Treehouses This bespoke, handmade geodesic treehouses was made by Oakland studio O2 Treehouses from steel, wood and glass. It …

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Mortgage Blockchain Technology Startup raises

United Kingdom startup Acre Software raised about $6.5 million to apply blockchain technology to the mortgage and insurance application process for advisers, a press release published on April 4 states. Per the release, nearly three-quarters of UK mortgages are facilitated by advisers, and the company aims to help them retain their position by matching the …

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Estate Agents are over overvaluing Homes

United Kingdom – Popular estate agents are overvaluing homes by up to 20 per cent and then charging the highest commission. An analysis of housing agents found that the big ones including Foxtons, Hamptons International and Chancellors are the worst offenders. ESTATE agents who charge the highest commission fees are overvaluing homes by up to …

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