Tag Archives | property

New Digitised Mapping Service for Erbil

By John Lee. A new startup has reportedly announced a new product that digitises real estate maps. According to a report from Iraq Tech, Optionline's Naxsha is cloud-based real-estate software that "offers agencies a customisable platform to build and use data to improve their sales strategy." The app currently only contains maps of Erbil city, […]

Conflict stopping Displaced Families returning to Sinjar

Iraq: Conflict, destruction stopping displaced families from returning to Sinjar Widespread destruction of civilian houses, new clashes, and social tensions are stopping two thirds of displaced families from returning to their homes in Iraq's north-western town of Sinjar, according to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Nearly five years on from the […]

KDC Buys KREDCO Real Estate

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Development Corporation (KDC) has bought the majority shareholding of Erbil-based KREDCO Real Estate Limited Company. KREDCO has previously been described as a joint venture between the KDC and the Kuwait-based National Real Estate Company (NREC). According to a disclosure to the Kuwaiti stock exchange, NREC said it sold its 51-percent […]

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq

Housing, Land and Property Rights in Iraq - An Assessment of Progress Towards Durable Solutions in Line with the Pinheiro Principles Since the 1960s, housing, land and property (HLP) challenges faced by the people of Iraq have varied throughout different waves of conflict and displacements. These problems worsened during the period of conflict with the […]

Iraq moves to Protect State Property

By Mustafa Saadoun for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq moves to protect state property The Iraqi government launched a campaign to remove encroachments in Iraq, which is more likely to anger political parties and armed groups whose […]

UN, US supporting Land Rights of Minority Groups

UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with the US Ambassador to Iraq to discuss on-going partnership to support the land rights of minority groups UN-Habitat's Executive Director (ED), Mrs. Maimunah Sharif, met with Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller, the United States' Ambassador to Iraq, and thanked the US Government for its longstanding partnership and continued trust in UN-Habitat's […]

Mosul Properties being Snapped Up

From Rudaw. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mosul old city properties rapidly being bought up: residents Locals in Mosul say people from Iraq's southern provinces are buying up historical houses and property in the war-devastated old city at an alarming rate. […]

Social-Spatial Transformations in Contemporary Baghdad

By Omar Sirri, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Destructive creations: social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad This working paper examines social-spatial transformations in contemporary Baghdad by zooming in on two of the […]