These home renovations provide the biggest returns

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Prague’s unaffordable Old Town sends homebuyers to the suburbs

Almost 8m people visit Prague every year — about six times its permanent population. The Czech capital’s gothic monuments — the Charles Bridge, the Astronomical Clock and the fairytale towers of the Church...

How Cape Town’s drought led to a housing market downturn

The poolsides are quiet in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront district. Filling swimming pools was banned under city-wide emergency measures introduced in response to an extreme drought that hit several years ago. Since then,...

How to fix Britain’s housebuilding problem

The writer is author of ‘Home Truths: the UK’s chronic housing shortage’The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is holding an inquiry into UK housebuilding. I gave evidence before the committee last week...

T Rowe Price calls its WeWork investment a ‘debacle’

One of the world's largest asset managers has taken an extraordinary public swipe at WeWork, describing its investment in the shared-office space provider as a “debacle”.T Rowe Price said in a report filed...

Crystal Lagoons is disrupting beach-front real estate

Crystal Lagoons is building man-made, Caribbean-like lagoons with white sandy beaches and water sports, away from the actual coasts of the U.S. It is a multinational company that has developed and patented new...

Caribbean-like lagoons give homebuyers the benefits of the beach without the risk

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The water is a crystal, Caribbean blue, and the palm trees sway over white sand. The only things missing are the smell of salty sea air and the sound...

Small Business Services chief: Revenues in Chinatown down 40% due to coronavirus

Gregg Bishop, commissioner of New York City's Department of Small Business Services, and Jim McGregor, chairman of the greater China region at APCO Worldwide and a former chairman of the American Chamber of...

As unsafe as houses

© Bloomberg Few industries show more visible signs of the extremes of the economic cycle than construction. During the frenzy, skylines are full of cranes. When the bubble bursts, we’re left with ghost...

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