There is persistent and widespread weakness in the home building industry in Australia, according to the latest Trades Report from the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential construction industry.Read full article: [Home building industry in Australia suffering from persistent and widespread weakness, says new repo]
The UK government is busy promoting the idea of self building and introducing new measures to inject momentum in the new homes market but the latest statistics shows that house building starts fell in England in the first quarter of the year.Read full article: [UK housing starts down 15% compared with a year ago, data shows]
The contract to complete the land sale for the new Paramount Theme Park in Murcia, southern Spain, has been signed given the green light for the much awaited project which could help boost the country’s slow property market.Read full article: [Land deal for Paramount theme park in Spain signed]
The average asking price for a new home in the UK increased by 1.2% in December compared with the previous month, according to the latest index from Smart New Homes.Read full article: [Asking prices of new homes in the UK rise]
Progress has been made by the UK government in shaping the regulatory and fiscal framework for sustainable buildings, according to a new report by an influential group of businesses, non-governmental organisations and politians published today (Monday 13 February).Read full article: [Lack of clarity in the UK over reducing carbon in the building industry says report]
A leading developer in the UK is calling for more companies in the construction industry to offer apprenticeship schemes, to help reduce unemployment and promote long term growth in the industry.Read full article: [UK developer calls for more apprenticeship opportunities]
UK housing minister Grant Shapps has today (Thursday 26 January) hailed a new partnership between the government and the National House Building Council (NHBC) to gain a greater insight into how efforts to get Britain building again are making a difference.Read full article: [UK announces new deal on new build properties]
The deadline to enter the 2012 RICS Awards has been extended to the end of this week, Friday 27 January 2012.Read full article: [2012 RICS Awards entry deadline extended]
A revolutionary concrete panel based house has been launched by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in India which is aimed at providing quality affordable homes.
Construction levels in the UK were broadly flat during the third quarter, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Construction Market Survey.Read full article: [UK construction industry flat as economic uncertainty bites]
New research shows that one in three people in the UK would build their own home if they money was available to fund the project.Read full article: [One in three people would build their own house, research shows]
The City of London's international competitiveness and status as a world class business and investment environment is under threat from changes to planning laws that would permit converting office space into homes, it is claimed.
The earthquakes which caused more buildings in Christchurch to be damaged yesterday are likely to have a severe effect on New Zealand’s property markets which have already been hit by the uncertainty over re-building.Read full article: [New earthquakes in Christchurch will set back real estate market]
The UK government plans to release public land for house building to help alleviate the nation’s chronic shortage of residential properties.Read full article: [UK govt to sell land for new homes]
The average size of a new property in New Zealand has been getting bigger as more detached homes with more bedrooms were built in recent decades, new research shows.Read full article: [Properties in New Zealand bigger]
The private sector in the UK is leading the property construction market upturn, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [Private sector activity boosts UK property construction sector]
UK developers are currently focusing almost soley on sites for family properties in central locations with planning already in place, a new index shows.Read full article: [UK developers focus on sites with planning already in place, according to consultants]
Some of the biggest names in the UK property industry have joined together to call on the Government to honour its commitments on energy efficiency ratings, as MPs debate the Energy Bill in the House of Commons.Read full article: [UK property industry calls for commitment on energy savings in buildings]
Planning is becoming a bigger issue for UK house builders with almost 60% saying that localism legislation will slow the speed of obtaining consents, according to the Knight Frank 2011 Housebuilder survey.Read full article: [Planning expected to be a major issue for UK house builders, survey shows]
Competition between builders and developers has created strong upwards pressure on residential development land values in the UK over the last year, a new report reveals.Read full article: [Shortage of good development land in UK, especially central London, index shows]
Sales of new properties in Australia were almost static in February and may suggest a weak year to come for the country’s residential real estate market, a new report claims.
The vast majority of people in the UK who buy a new home are satisfied with the overall quality of their purchase and would recommend their builder to a friend, a new survey shows.Read full article: [Survey shows majority of people who buy a new property in the UK are satisfied]
England faces a shortfall of 750,000 homes by 2025 with London, the South East, the East of the country and Yorkshire and Humberside likely to face the most critical problems, according to a new report.Read full article: [England needs 750,000 new properties by 2025]
The property construction industry in the UK slowed during the last quarter of 2010 according to the latest market report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Read full article: [London house builder celebrates 2010 success]
Staff at Barratt London are celebrating after enjoying remarkable sales success in the year just gone, showing that demand for new properties in the area remains strong despite the mixed national real estate picture.
Traditional building methods must make room for more cost effective and sustainable designs if the UK’s growing housing crisis is to be alleviated, according to an independent research report published today (Tuesday January 25).
The impact of government spending cuts and continued concerns over access to finance saw sentiment in the UK construction industry turn increasingly negative during the third quarter of 2010, according to a new report.Read full article: [Property surveyors report a poor outlook for the UK construction industry]
New property construction in Japan fell to the lowest level in 2009 since the nation celebrated its postwar recovery by hosting the Olympics in 1964, as builders were hit by dwindling household incomes and sustained deflation.Read full article: [Real estate construction in Japan hard hit by recession, latest figures show]
Scottish commercial property has seen its first quarter of positive capital growth in over two years with capital growth of 1.1% in the third quarter of 2009, according to a new report.Read full article: [Scottish commerical property market see first growth for two years but outlook still subdued]
The construction industry worldwide is quietly confident about the 2010 despite the deepest recession for 60 years with most believing that profits will stay the same or increase by the middle of next year.Read full article: [Global construction industry optimistic about 2010 but report warns recession impact yet to come]
Residential property prices in China rose by 3.9% in October, according to official figures, with investment in real estate increasing 18.9% in the first ten months of the year.Read full article: [Official figures show property prices keep soaring in China]
A recovery in the off-plan property market in Dubai is unlikely before 2011 and even that will only happen if developers concentrate on quality and win back investors dented confidence, it is claimed.Read full article: [Off plan recovery in Dubai unlikely for two years, according to property industry experts]
Forests may be a different kind of property investment but values have held well in an otherwise turbulent year, it is claimed.Read full article: [Growing biomass market sees increased interest in forestry investment, report shows]
Iraq is the new emerging real estate investment market of the Middle East as security concerns dwindle and the government commits itself to major property developments, it is claimed.Read full article: [Iraq hailed as new emerging market for property investors]
A change in urban property design and attitudes towards cooling in the Gulf region could greatly reduce the impact of buildings on the environment, it is claimed.Read full article: [Master developer calls for change in attitude to make buildings in UAE greener]
There will be a shortage of a million homes in England by the end of 2010 which could result in serious social and economic consequences including a cycle of property boom and bust, it is claimed.Read full article: [At least 250,000 new properties need to be built in England every year to meet shortfall]
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cairo and Casablanca are in the best position in the Middle East and North Africa region to attract more long term capital to their real estate markets, according to a new report.Read full article: [Middle east and north Africa real estate markets need huge shift to move towards maturity]
The size of a flagship real estate project in Ajman is to be halved amid concerns that most investors have not made any payments for the last eight months.
Read full article: [Flagship development project to be halved and sales suspended on another as global crisis hit]