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Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces
Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces

Expensive housing, an overloaded transport system and a lack of space are driving thousands of Londoners out of the hectic British capital to other.

Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces
John Kamman and  Grace Brogan. Photo © MPR News
American couple living in yurt

An American couple Grace Brogan and John Kamman are living in a yurt that they bought for $5000.

American couple living in yurt
Photo courtesy of umnydom.com.
Kazakhstan to produce equipment for smart homes

Kazakhstan will produce equipment for smart homes.

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Kazakhstan to produce equipment for smart homes
 ©Turar Kazangapov
Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator

Kazakhstanis will have to wait for the government to solve their housing problems for their entire life.

Kazakhstanis will wait for housing for a lifetime: Senator
Kazakhstan has seen 600% growth in prices for housing in the last 12 years

As of November 2013, price in Astana, the country’s capital city, stood at $1687 per square meter.

Kazakhstan has seen 600% growth in prices for housing in the last 12 years
©Marat Abilov
Mortgage loans are for rich people: Kazakhstan's central bank governor

Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor of the National Bank of Kazakhstan, believes that only rich people should obtain mortgage loans.

Mortgage loans are for rich people: Kazakhstan's central bank governor
©Marat Abilov
Over 1 million sq m of housing commissioned in Astana this year

Over 1 million square meters of housing has been commissioned in Astana this year.

Over 1 million sq m of housing commissioned in Astana this year
Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium
Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium

Lands around Astana are distributed haphazardly and their further use is not controlled. President Nazarbayev wants more order and less squatting.

Nazarbayev concerned over squatting around Astana and declares moratorium
Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Helios promises to reimburse owners of burnt appartments

Representatives of Helios company have assured the residents whose apartments burnt down in the explosion of the petrol tank truck that the company will restore the building’s front and pay them compensations.

Helios promises to reimburse owners of burnt appartments
Photo courtesy of dailynews.kz
Almaty leads by housing prices

Almaty city leads in the list of the most expensive housing in Kazakhstan.

Almaty leads by housing prices
©RIA Novosti
Dozens of buildings in south Kazakhstan heated by thermal springs

An unusual way of heating is used by 22 apartment buildings, as well as by 20 commercial organizations.

Dozens of buildings in south Kazakhstan heated by thermal springs
Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana
Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana

The repeating shocks in Almaty have boosted demand for real estate in Kazakhstan's capital Astana: expert.

Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana
Photo courtesy of sobitie.com.ua
A crack caused evacuation of citizens from 9-storey building in Priozersk

Around 100 residents were evacuated from the emergency-state 9-storey residential building in Priozersk town of Kazakhstan’s Karaganda oblast.

A crack caused evacuation of citizens from 9-storey building in Priozersk
Demolishing old housing. ©RIA Novosti
Cracked 9-storey building to be demolished in Priozersk

A cracked 9-storey residential building in Priozersk of Karaganda oblast has been declared an emergency and will be demolished.

Cracked 9-storey building to be demolished in Priozersk
Photo courtesy of peoplenews.kz
State-built apartment houses falling apart in Talgar near Almaty

5-storey apartment buildings constructed as part a state program a couple of years ago in Talgar town (Almaty oblast) are falling apart virtually in front of the residents' own eyes.

State-built apartment houses falling apart in Talgar near Almaty
©RIA Novosti
The only Kazakhstan’s building-construction plant to be erected in Kostanay

The contract was signed on October 11 between Kostanay Akim (Mayor), management of Kostanay MBI and partners from Germany.

The only Kazakhstan’s building-construction plant to be erected in Kostanay
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Winners of London Olympics from Almaty will get apartments

Sportsmen from Almaty who are taking part in the London Olympics can count on an apartment for any medal.

Winners of London Olympics from Almaty will get apartments
Bessoba residential comples. Photo by Sergey Perkhalskiy©
Bessoba residential complex will be demolished: Karaganda Mayor

In the nearest time we will start demolishing the unfinished buildings No.3 and 4. Buildings No.5, 6 and 7 will be demolished as well: Baurzhan Abdishev.

Bessoba residential complex will be demolished: Karaganda Mayor
Construction of the residential complex. Photo by  Danial Okassov©
Half of construction companies will close in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan authorities will toughen licensing requirements and issue licenses for construction of social facilities and housing only to major companies.

Half of construction companies will close in Kazakhstan
At the accident site in Bessoba complex. Photo courtesy of Sergey Perkhalskiy©
Another 5-storey Bessoba building collapsing in Karaganda

An unfinished multi-storey building in Bessoba residential complex in Karaganda has lurched to one side. It is likely to follow the 5-storey building that collapsed on April 6.

Another 5-storey Bessoba building collapsing in Karaganda