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Posted by Julie Perfetti |
U.S. Market Watch: Tips on the U.S. Rental Market for Relocation Managers

As the United States real estate market continues to evolve, the rental sector is experiencing challenges of its own. The rental housing vacancy rate for the third quarter 2014, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, is 7.4 percent. This is especially concerning, as this sector is vitally important for many transferees, especially those on short-term assignments The low vacancy rate affects the timing of the entire rental process and what companies may need to consider in terms of employee support.
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Season’s Greetings from Cartus!

Posted by Kevin Kelleher |

We hope 2014 has been a great year for you and your organization. As 2014 comes to a close, our teams from around the globe want to share a special video celebrating the spirit of the season.

To each of our valued clients, suppliers, employees, and members of our community, we send special thanks for your loyalty and dedication. Your support allows Cartus to celebrate the relationships that make our organization proud.

From everyone at Cartus, best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year!

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Explaining UK Stamp Duty Reforms on Residential Property

Posted by Rob Abbott |
Explaining UK Stamp Duty Reforms on Residential Property

The UK Government announced last week that it has cut Stamp Duty Land Tax. Implemented on 4 December 2014, the changes aim to make Stamp Duty payments fairer. The government estimates that the changes will help 98% of those who are liable for the duty. Our Mobility Insights Stamp Duty Reforms provides more information on these changes and how they may impact your UK relocation programme.
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Generation Z: Homeownership Key Part of the American Dream

Posted by Sherry Chris |
Generation Z: Homeownership Key Part of the American Dream

“The American Dream” is a set of ideals defined by each successive generation. For the age group we know today as “Generation Z” (teenagers aged 13-17), the American Dream once again includes owning a home. Although they also value other aspects of the American Dream, such as graduating from college, getting married, and having children, 82% of Gen Z respondents surveyed by Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate selected homeownership as the most important factor for achieving the American Dream.

Gen Z appears to be more eager to make their dreams of homeownership a reality than their Millennial predecessors, ages 25-31, many of whom say they plan to delay homeownership and in fact, do not plan to buy their first home until they are over the age of 30. Relocation managers and real estate professionals are already beginning to see the trend toward Millennials as renters, rather than homeowners, due to factors such as unemployment, heavy student loan debt, and a preference for marriage and children later in life. Employment rates have also fallen for young adults in this age bracket, and employment status is a key factor when it comes to homeownership.
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Cartus Passes Annual Supply Chain ISO Accreditation

Posted by Mike Brannan |
Cartus Passes Annual Supply Chain ISO Accreditation

With our continued focus on ethics and compliance in every area of our business, we are proud to announce that Cartus’ Supply Chain Management recently passed its annual global ISO 9001:2008 accreditation in all three regions: the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and EMEA. The global audit comprised two phases; first was the submission of our detailed Quality Manual and Procedures guide for rigorous examination, followed by a one-day, onsite audit by inspectors at each of our Danbury, Singapore, and Swindon service centers.
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