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Colombia housing prices up almost 10% in 2014

Colombia housing prices up almost 10% in 2014

posted by Talor Gruenwald

Housing prices in Colombia rose approximately 9.47% on average in 2014, according to the country’s statistics agency.

News

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition

Santos lying about social housing projects: Colombia opposition

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos has finished only 10% of the 75,000 subsidized homes the head of state claims to have constructed, according to the leftist opposition.

Real Estate

Bogota mayor sued over social housing projects in affluent neighborhoods

Bogota mayor sued over social housing projects in affluent neighborhoods

posted by David Wing

A Bogota attorney on Monday said he will sue the city’s mayor over plans to build homes for poor people in some of the capital’s most expensive neighborhoods.

Real Estate

Bogota plans social housing projects in upper class neighborhoods

Bogota plans social housing projects in upper class neighborhoods

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s capital Bogota is planning to carry out social housing projects in some of the city’s most expensive neighborhood in an attempt to curb social and economic segregation, the administration announced  Full Article »

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Colombia’s subsidized housing project ran out of funds: Minister

Colombia’s subsidized housing project ran out of funds: Minister

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia’s Housing Minister has recognized that there is no money for subsidized housing or aqueducts with the ministry in need of more than $5 billion for just one project, reported Caracol  Full Article »

Real Estate

Colombia ‘safe homes’ bill seeks to restore faith in construction standards

Colombia ‘safe homes’ bill seeks to restore faith in construction standards

posted by Matthew Sterne

Colombia’s housing minister has delivered a bill to Congress that will ensure buildings have the highest quality standards to prevent tragedies similar to that which Medellin has recently experienced, reported  Full Article »

Real Estate

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse

30 Medellin buildings under inspection for structural problems after ‘Space’ towers collapse

posted by Samuel Moldovan

A range of Medellin construction projects using “hyper optimization” – a fast, cheap and resource efficient way of building assembly – have almost all recently had serious quality problems leading  Full Article »

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Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions

Riots in Western Colombia lead to 8 injured, following mass evictions

posted by Arthi Nachiappan

Two mass evictions led to riots in Western Colombia on Wednesday, when eight people, including two policemen, were reportedly injured, according to Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper .

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Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator

Santos only finished 7% of promised 100K houses: Senator

posted by Victoria McKenzie

Official figures show that Colombia’s government has built less than 10% of 100,000 houses promised to low-income families across the country, according to a Colombian Senator, national media reported on Thursday.

Economy

Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt

Colombia’s housing deficit decreasing due to social housing schemes: govt

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Colombia’s housing deficit is dropping, according to a national statistical report and statements from the Colombian government released on Tuesday.