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  • What beachfront property says about global warming

    07/27/2022 8:06:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 27, 2022 | James L. Swofford
    Barack Obama and billionaire Bill Gates have recently bought low-lying beach properties. That certainly seems in conflict with what they claim to believe about global warming and rising sea levels.
  • Ron DeSantis calls out 'huge problem' of Chinese property purchases in Florida

    07/23/2022 12:02:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul 23 2022 | Charles Creitz
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called out China for reportedly buying up massive amounts of property in the Sunshine State, telling "The Ingraham Angle" he signed legislation to curb what he deemed "undue influence from rogue states" like the Chinese Communist Party.
  • New study shows the effect owning pets has on owners' brains-Pet ownership increased noticeably during the pandemic

    03/02/2022 7:06:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-24-22 | Michael Hollan
    PhD student Jennifer Applebaum from the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Florida has been examining for several years the effect that pets have on their owners. Her initial findings focused on how people viewed their pets and how laws and policies may not be in line with these views. Recently, however, her research revealed that having pets may actually help owners stave off memory loss and cognitive decline, WRAL reports. While the effect was most notable with dog and cat owners, pets such as birds, fish and other smaller animals also benefited their owners. It's believed...
  • This Supreme Court Case Could Destroy Water Protections

    01/26/2022 5:44:44 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 31 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Jan 26, 2022 | Molly Taft
    The Supreme Court agreed this week to hear a case brought by two Idaho residents who have fought the Environmental Protection Agency for years over a wetland on their property. This isn’t just a simple case of some long-suffering landowners, though; it’s one that is backed by industry interests. And with the Court in an ultra-conservative phase, the case could totally reshape how waterways across the U.S. are protected from pollution. “There’s a range of outcomes [to the case], all of which are bad,” said Dave Owen, a professor of environmental law at the University of Califonia, Hastings. The case...
  • Several landowners challenge approval of Nebraska solar farm

    01/23/2022 12:38:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2022
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Several landowners have gone to court to challenge the county board’s approval of a massive solar farm that is planned just east of Lincoln. The county approved the company’s plan to put solar panels on agricultural land that previously could only be used for agricultural purposes or as green spaces. In some places, the solar panels could be placed 450 feet from homes of landowners who didn’t sign a lease to be part of the project. Attorney Dennis Tegtmeier said the new zoning rules would allow solar panels as close as 50 feet from the edge...
  • Senate Bill S3082 (Private Property Rights Decimated in NYS)

    01/09/2022 11:38:01 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 21 replies ^ | Julia Salazar
    An act to amend the real property law, in relation to prohibiting eviction without good cause
  • China’s Economy Is Stuttering. Here’s Why

    11/02/2021 7:24:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Epoch Times via NOQ Report ^ | 11/02/2021 | Edward Cheng
    China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager Index (PMI) fell 0.4 percentage points in October to 49.2—any number below 50 represents a contraction in manufacturing production—according to official figures from the National Bureau of Statistics. The data was worse than expected with market analysts expecting a figure of 49.7. This is the second consecutive month the index has indicated a contraction, and is the lowest the index has been since the onset of the pandemic.Article by Edward Cheng from our premium news partners at The Epoch Times.Perhaps more worryingly, the data shows signs of stagflation—slow economic growth coupled with accelerating inflation. Driven by...
  • Chinese Developers Have Billions in Debt Off Balance Sheet: JP Morgan

    10/10/2021 8:29:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/10/2021 | Fran Wang
    China’s embattled developers, Evergrande and other property companies, have reportedly shifted billions of dollars in debt to off-balance sheet vehicles, according to recent research from investment bank JPMorgan. Once this additional debt is counted in, the leverage ratios rise distinctly.Those property developers have utilized the tactic to help comply with new borrowing cap rules introduced by the Chinese regime last year, reported Reuters citing the JPMorgan research. The bank’s China and Hong Kong property analysts say that Evergrande’s case appears to be the most extreme. “It is possible that the real gearing could be even higher, as data on some...
  • The Latest: Berliners back plan to expropriate big landlords

    09/26/2021 7:09:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | September 26, 2021
    BERLIN — Voters in the German capital have backed a proposal for the Berlin regional government to take over nearly 250,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to curb rising rents. A nearly complete count of Sunday’s referendum showed 56.4% of voters in favor of the measure, and 39% opposed. The non-binding referendum forces the Berlin government to consider consider expropriating big landlords in a radical move to cool one of Germany’s hottest real estate markets, where rents have become unaffordable for many residents in recent years.
  • Massachusetts Supreme Court took away its citizens' essential private property rights

    09/21/2021 8:29:19 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 9-21-2021 | Ilya Feoktistov
    In the waning days of 2020, as COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts were summiting the highest peak of the pandemic, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts decided that the First Amendment’s Assembly Clause does not protect private assembly by private citizens in “private homes.” According to the state’s high court, whether, when, and how the citizens of Massachusetts may gather in each other’s dens and bedrooms are all questions of “significant government interest” to the state’s governor, and are therefore within his regulatory power.
  • And Another: Shanghai-Based Property Developer Crashes 87% In Minutes Before It Is Halted [Not Just the Evergrande Group]

    09/20/2021 7:56:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    ZUBU Brothers: Market Knowledge Services ^ | 09/20/2021 | Tyler Durden
    It's not just Evergrande that is about to keel over. Overnight, one of its smaller peers, Shanghai-based Sinic Holdings Group which focuses on the development of residential and commercial properties in China, was halted trading after it shares cratered in a freak 87% plunge on Monday afternoon. The plunge slashed the market value to just under $230 million, which is laughable for a listed developer in the city.There was no reason for the selloff - an officer at the firm’s Hong Kong office said there’s no one to attend to media inquires which is probably not a good sign -...
  • What Will Become Of Cash-Strapped China Evergrande?

    09/14/2021 4:52:27 PM PDT · by millenial4freedom · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/14/21 | Yue Wang
    Chinese billionaire Hui Ka Yan is probably edging towards a restructuring of Evergrande’s whopping $302 billion in total liabilities, as the property developer makes little progress in averting a mounting debt crisis that has led to protests outside its headquarters. Evergrande has hired two advisors—Houlihan Lokey and Admiralty Harbour Capital–to assess its capital structure and evaluate the company’s overall liquidity, the Hong Kong-listed firm said in a stock exchange filing today. Zhou Chuanyi, a credit analyst at Singapore-based Lucror Analytics, said such action usually heralds a debt restructuring down the road, and investors are now closely monitoring its interest payments...
  • A new morality?

    08/19/2021 3:54:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 Aug, 2021 | Greg Ripke
    Those of us who still believe in private property seem to be out of step with the times. I recently had an experience that I’m having trouble getting my head around and causing me to wonder if morality is dead. I know it isn’t. There are too many acts of kindness stories. Maybe morality is just eroding. A tenant in a house I rented decided, without my knowledge, it needed an air conditioner. So he cut a hole in the walls and installed one. He moved out and I put the house up for sale, pointing out one of the...
  • Could commercial properties like hotels or mall be converted into housing?

    08/17/2021 8:15:30 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 96 replies
    A bill aimed at converting commercial properties into residential ones was quietly signed into law late last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The measures is meant to increase housing options through a targeted effort. Distressed hotels, shopping centers, and other commercial buildings could all be converted into much needed housing. Throughout the state there is a lack of affordable, and even median income housing. It’s part of the Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act.
  • You Own You - or Do You?

    08/11/2021 7:58:04 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 10 replies
    The Z Man blog ^ | August 11, 2021 | The Z Man
    One of the few things that libertarians get right is that the foundation of Western civilization is private property. They claim this is a universal reality, which is clearly incorrect, but it is true with regards to Western civilization. The assumption that a man owns the produce of his labor is the main difference between Europeans and the other people of the world. It forms the foundation of law and the logic of political organization, in addition to being the bedrock of Western economic systems.What libertarians get wrong is that you can create a society where government only protects private...
  • Illegal Eviction Moratorium Extended [semi-satire]

    08/08/2021 10:10:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 August 2021 | John Semmens
    Despite acknowledging that the Center for Disease Control's moratorium against the collection of rent and against the eviction of nonpaying renters is illegal, President Biden allowed the CDC to extend the moratorium for another three months. "The bulk of the constitutional scholars think the moratorium is illegal," Biden admitted. "Hell, the Supreme Court recently declared that it is not legal. But there are a few scholars who have urged me to go ahead and see what happens. Who's to stop me?" Press Secretary Jen Psaki pointed out that "the President was very moved by the sight of prominent members of...
  • Ohio County Stands Up to Biden's Attack on Private Property Rights

    08/06/2021 10:41:31 AM PDT · by lightman · 21 replies ^ | 6 August A.D. 2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    Franklin County, Ohio, is taking a stand against President Biden’s recent directive for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a 60-day eviction moratorium extension. In a statement released on Thursday, Franklin County Municipal Court Administrative and Presiding Judge Ted Barrows said the county will not comply, citing an appeals court ruling last month. On July 23, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati found the CDC didn’t have the authority to impose the nationwide moratorium. Based on that ruling, the Franklin County court release said, courts in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan are no longer bound...
  • Homeowner Facing $100,000 Parking Violation Wins First Round of Her Lawsuit Against Florida Town

    07/17/2021 5:41:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    The Institute for Justice ^ | July 12, 2021 | Andrew Wimer
    State court turns down Lantana’s attempt to dismiss suit over whether sky-high fines for minor violations violate the Florida Constitution.. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.—This morning, a Florida court rejected the town of Lantana’s attempt to end a lawsuit filed by resident Sandy Martinez, who is contesting sky-high fines she was assessed for minor infractions on her own property. One parking violation, assessed daily for over a year, totals more than $100,000. The total amount the town fined her, which includes two other infractions, comes to an astounding $165,000, more than half what her home is worth. In February, Sandy teamed...
  • Report: Trump Property Sales Soar Post-Presidency

    06/30/2021 1:20:24 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/2021 | Jacob Bliss
    After former President Donald Trump left office in January, sales at his properties branded by his last name soared, according to reports. The Realtor reports that so far this year, post-presidency Trump properties have soaring sales which could be due to the lower prices applied to multiple Trump high-rise towers. The properties listed on the Trump Organization website in the past year alone have jumped 72 percent. The prices have notably dropped 24 percent since the beginning of Trump’s 2016 campaign.
  • Supreme Court allows coronavirus eviction moratorium to remain in place

    06/29/2021 4:19:01 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 139 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 29 June 2021 | Ariane de Vogue
    A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a request to block a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting certain tenants who fail to pay rent amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The court's order means the moratorium will remain in place until July 31. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined with the court's three liberals to keep the moratorium in place. Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett said they would have granted the request.