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Skanska hopeful on being reimbursed for U.S. cost increases

Swedish builder Skanska said on Wednesday it was hopeful clients would reimburse it for cost increases in U.S. projects that hit its profits in the third quarter. Skanska said last week it would book 630 million crowns ($74.1 million) in writedowns in the period for higher costs in projects in the United States, its single-biggest [&hellip

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25 US cities where rental prices are red hot

Renters in the US are seeing the prices of their units grow and grow, and it’s worse in some markets than others. Altisource’s RentRange compiled data on the housing markets where rents are rising the fastest. “The RentRange data shows that cities in the South and West generally had the greatest increases in home rental [&hellip

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Here’s the best day of the year to buy a house in 11 major cities

The old adage in real estate is that it’s all about location, location, location. New research, however, shows that “timing” may need to be tacked on to that saying. According to an analysis by RealtyTrac of over 32 million house and condos sales since 2000, closing on a house on a particular day can save [&hellip

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Building houses in Britain is like printing money right now

House builder Barratt Developments put out its full-year results on Monday and they underline just how hot Britain’s property market is at the moment. Revenue in the year to June 30 jumped 19.1% to £3.7 billion ($5.7 billion), while pre-tax profit shot up a crazy 44.8% to £565.5 million ($870.8 million). That’s a huge jump. [&hellip

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The top 5 online real estate investments you could be making

There’s no denying that investing in real estate is a key part of every smart investor’s portfolio. In 2014, real estate investments averaged a 15% annual return, compared to just 5.2% for stocks and 6% for US bonds. However, great real estate investments have traditionally come with a hefty price tag only affordable to the [&hellip

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