Lake front lot on Kincaide Lake – 1 Acres near Alexandria, Louisiana

Kincaid Waterfront Lot
-Beautiful, secluded home site surrounded by Kisatchie forest. 10 min from Alexandria. Approximately 60 yrds of useable waterfront at the end of a secluded cove. One neighbor that is an empty lot with a nice boat house and everything else is national forest. 50 yrds from Lakeshore trail (mountain biking, hiking-no motorized vehicles). Trail system offers about 35 miles of riding and hiking in Kisatchie forest. 10×10 observation deck by a peaceful natural spring that runs along the property and drains into Kincaid Lake. Underground electric installed. Restrictions: >1499 sq ft and no trailers. Appraised for 120K. 1.1 acre of land.
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Parents struggling to help offspring on to the housing ladder

Parents are digging into their own savings to help their adult children on to the property ladder. Photograph: Caiaimage/Rex

Parents helping their adult children on to the property ladder are typically handing over £23,000, often eating into money set aside for their own retirement, according to research from housing charity Shelter.

The organisation said an increasing strain was being put on “the bank of mum and dad”, and that the majority of parents were unlikely to be able to afford to help their offspring, even if they wanted to. It s

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Walk On 100,000 Tiny Porcelain Skulls

Have you ever thought what are you going to leave behind? You are welcome to meet a mind-blowing installation named “What Will You Leave Behind?” by Nino Sarabutra. You will be surprised since all the visitors are invited to walk on 100,000 miniature porcelain skulls that cover the floor of a gallery. You can join this fun installation in Singapore because it is on display at Sundaram Tagore Gallery through October 13, 2013.

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Argentina’s Property Market Suffering Due To Country’s Currency Restrictions

Argentina has been here before.

In 1989, Argentina experienced a period of hyperinflation, with annual inflation reaching almost 5,000%.  Combined with power cuts, this led to the downfall of Raul Alfonsín’s presidency. A similar crisis in 2001 forced another president, Fernando de la Rua, to vacate his seat, leading to what is now considered the largest ever sovereign default, amounting to US$ 95 billion.

Now Cristina Fernández’s popularity is plunging and the economy is paying the price for her populist policies. Inflation is a big problem. The country’s economic outlook is bleak.  The peso has been crashing.

In January 2014, Argentina devalued its currency by 19% as it struggled to hold onto dollar reserves.

On 31 July 2014 came Argentina’s debt default.  This is a complicated matter – Argentina has the money, but vulture fund Elliott Management’s victory in a U.S. court has render

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High price of housing causing homelessness

The drastic shortage of affordable housing is causing an increase in homelessness, according to peak community bodies.

HomeGround Services CEO, Dr Heather Holst stood up at the Senate Inquiry into affordable housing yesterday, urging policy makers to take action to increase the supply of affordable housing.

“Low income earners are being pushed out of the private rental market at an alarming rate and social housing options are shrinking,” she said.

Secure, affordable rental accommodation offers families and individuals opportunities to save money and engage in local communities, according Holst.

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MERS Wins in Fifth Circuit and U.S. District Court of Texas

July 28, 2014 by Texas RealEstateRama Government and Public Real Estate News: Property News, Housing News, Grant News, Mortgage News, Foreclosure News MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. today announced two recent decisions in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Both decisions affirmed MERS’ role as mortgagee, as well as the validity of its assignments.

In Staten v. Lex Special Assets, LLC, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas adopted the Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation and rejected the plaintiffs’ challenges to the MERS assignment based on a theory that MERS “was merely a vehicle for abusive trading of mortgage notes. …” Rely

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