Latest Urban Economics Stories

2013-07-23 23:33:32

Leading property resource MyRPData reports a 3.8 percent increase in capital city dwelling values, which observers say can be the starting point towards recovery for the Australian property market. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 Dwelling values in Australia’s capital cities rose by 3.8 percent in the first half of 2013, the latest figures from the MyRPData-Rismark Daily Home Value Index revealed. The most remarkable growth pointed to the 1.9 percent increase recorded throughout...

2013-05-15 23:03:49

Most of the country is currently seeing higher housing prices, but the Realtypin.com team notes that things in the Bay Area are moving faster than some people would like. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Realtypin.com — a website that analyzes real estate news and development — has been watching home prices in and around San Francisco rise for months. However, they note, some residents can´t keep up with the gains. Prices around the Bay Area have been affected like much...

2004-11-27 03:00:16

abstract Home owner warranties (HOWs) are insurance policies that supplement regular homeowner's insurance. HOWs cover major systems (e.g., HVAC, plumbing, etc.) in homes and are usually purchased during the marketing of a property. This study examines the impact of HOWs on a property's price and marketing time; the results suggest that the residential real estate market does not reflect premiums in price or marketing time. It seems likely that mechanisms in the real estate market,...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.