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The FINANCIAL -- IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Green Building Council of Costa Rica (GBC-CR), on May 14 launched the EDGE green building certification system in Costa Rica to bolster eco-friendly construction and resource efficiency in new buildings. The launch took place during the GBC-CR International Green Building Congress: “Habitat and Sustainable ...

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The FINANCIAL -- Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ have reached a definitive agreement to merge and are set to become one of the largest global real estate services ...

The FINANCIAL -- Freddie Mac on May 7 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates following 10-year Treasury yields ...

The FINANCIAL -- The credit tightening that came in the aftermath of the housing and financial crises of 2007 and 2008 meant higher down payments. As the U.S. economy has come inching back, more and ...

The FINANCIAL -- Canadian building permits surged in March, marking the first increase in three months and the biggest advance since September, partly on demand to build more condominium units in ...

The FINANCIAL -- In 2011, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) predicted that the size of American homes would begin ...

The FINANCIAL -- Freddie Mac on May 14 released the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey (PMMS), showing average fixed mortgage rates following 10-year Treasury yields higher and rising for ...

The FINANCIAL -- While public transportation accounts for only five percent of commuting overall in America and a negligible half-percent in rural communities, it is a big contributor to the U.S. ...

The FINANCIAL -- Peak home shopping season is underway, and many parents feel stressed and overwhelmed during their home search and subsequent move.  More than half (53 percent) of parents report ...