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News related to new homes

New home sales in Australia down by almost 6% last month
2014-08-29 16:25:24 [Australasia]
New residential property sales in Australia fell by 5.7% in July and are down 3.5% on a quarterly basis, according to the latest new homes index from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [New home sales in Australia down by almost 6% last month]
 
New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014
2014-08-21 12:46:47 [Europe]
More homes are being built in England with housing starts up 18% in the second quarter of 2014 compared to a year ago, the latest construction data shows.Read full article: [New home building up 18% in England in second quarter of 2014]
 
UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure
2014-08-15 13:53:43 [Europe]
The first wave of projects to benefit from a UK government £1 billion scheme to provide new homes has been announced with 36 large projects set to get a share.Read full article: [UK govt announces shortlist for major housing development infrastructure]
 
New home sales market in Australia reports healthy growth
2014-08-11 15:52:48 [Australasia]
New home sales in Australia increased by 1.2% in June and were up 2% on a quarterly basis, according to the latest home sales report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).Read full article: [New home sales market in Australia reports healthy growth]
 
Surveyors in Ireland call for more European family flats to be built
2014-08-05 12:50:41 [Europe]
More European style family apartments should be built in Ireland to help tackle the nation’s lack of affordable housing, according to a new report from chartered surveyors.Read full article: [Surveyors in Ireland call for more European family flats to be built]
 
New home recovery in Australia grinds to a halt
2014-08-01 12:55:58 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia fell in June but they are still 16% higher than a year ago, according to the latest data to be published.Read full article: [New home recovery in Australia grinds to a halt]
 
Opposition to new home building in the UK falls substantially
2014-08-01 08:26:51 [Europe]
There has been a big fall in opposition to house building in the UK since 2010, according to figures from a new survey by the British governmentRead full article: [Opposition to new home building in the UK falls substantially]
 
London to get the UK’s first floating village
2014-07-30 08:43:19 [Europe]
Plans to build Britain's first floating village at London's Royal Docks has moved a step closer after the Mayor of London Johnson, revealed that Carillion Igloo Genesis had won the competition to design and build it.
Read full article: [London to get the UK’s first floating village]
 
UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques
2014-07-23 14:45:37 [Europe]
The UK government’s affordable homes programme will change the way properties are built in the country with many being constructed using advanced housing techniques, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK affordable homes programme to use advanced construction techniques]
 
London Mayor wants more public land released for housing
2014-07-17 06:51:44 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is calling on the government to extend its plans to accelerate the release of disused public land in the city and enable him to unlock new development to help meet London's housing needs.Read full article: [London Mayor wants more public land released for housing]
 
New home lending in Australia at four year high
2014-07-15 11:16:06 [Australasia]
New home lending activity in Australia is still trending higher with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing it at its highest level for four years.Read full article: [New home lending in Australia at four year high]
 
New home building in Australia rises after slow start to the year
2014-07-09 09:49:26 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals in Australia rebounded in May after falling back during the first few months of 2014, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home building in Australia rises after slow start to the year]
 
UK govt makes more money available for affordable homes
2014-07-08 14:21:45 [Europe]
The UK government is lending £60 million to local councils so that they can build affordable homes over the next two years.Read full article: [UK govt makes more money available for affordable homes]
 
Buoyant outlook for new home building in Australia
2014-06-27 11:32:36 [Australasia]
New home sales in Australia posted a fourth consecutive gain in April 2014, providing an important positive signal for broader economic activity, according to the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Buoyant outlook for new home building in Australia]
 
UK govt announces millions of pounds for new home deals
2014-06-27 10:37:27 [Europe]
Communities across the country are set to benefit from thousands of extra homes under new deals revealed by the UK governmentRead full article: [UK govt announces millions of pounds for new home deals]
 
House building in UK falling but still accounts for over a third of construction projects
2014-06-24 14:14:34 [Europe]
House building in the UK failed to sustain the growth in construction activity in April despite it still accounting for a third of the total value of new contracts awarded, new data shows.Read full article: [House building in UK falling but still accounts for over a third of construction projects]
 
Plans launched for a new voluntary sustainability standard for new homes
2014-06-23 15:50:36 [Europe]
An independent research based consultancy has unveiled plans to develop a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes.Read full article: [Plans launched for a new voluntary sustainability standard for new homes]
 
New powers for Mayor of London to drive through 50,000 new homes
2014-06-18 09:35:44 [Europe]
With the need for housing particularly acute in and around London, ministers have outlined plans to give the Mayor greater powers to deliver new homes.Read full article: [New powers for Mayor of London to drive through 50,000 new homes]
 
Home building numbers in Australia easing, latest data shows
2014-06-18 08:07:46 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals slipped back for the third consecutive month in April after reaching a decade high in January, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [Home building numbers in Australia easing, latest data shows]
 
UK govt to fast track brown field site planning for new homes
2014-06-16 14:30:30 [Europe]
Thousands of new homes will be built on unused and previously developed land in the UK under radical new plans to make it easier to use brownfield sites.Read full article: [UK govt to fast track brown field site planning for new homes]
 
Latest figures show 200,000 affordable new home in England since 2010
2014-06-12 11:51:25 [Europe]
Nearly 200,000 new affordable homes have been delivered in England since April 2010 which Housing Minister Kris Hopkins has declared as success story.Read full article: [Latest figures show 200,000 affordable new home in England since 2010]
 
French developer secures permission for new homes in sensitive lakeside location
2014-06-11 14:02:41 [Europe]
Plans to build new holiday homes in four locations around Lake Annecy in the foothills of the French Alps have been hailed as a landmark achievement as the area has strict planning controls.Read full article: [French developer secures permission for new homes in sensitive lakeside location]
 
Five designs for new garden cities in the UK unveiled
2014-06-11 11:51:55 [Europe]
Five designs for a new garden city in the UK have been shortlisted for a major prize at a time when the country could see up to three new towns built.Read full article: [Five designs for new garden cities in the UK unveiled]
 
New home lending and building up in Australia
2014-06-10 14:06:03 [Australasia]
Lending for new home building is continuing to rise in Australia, up 5.4% in April to reach the highest quarterly level since early 2010, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending and building up in Australia]
 
England and Wales face a shortfall of over 250,000 homes over next four years
2014-06-09 10:32:34 [Europe]
England and Wales is facing a major shortfall in the delivery of new homes over the next four years due to a lack of readily available sites, according to a new report published by planning consultancy Turley.Read full article: [England and Wales face a shortfall of over 250,000 homes over next four years]
 
Lack of new homes being built in London becoming critical says new report
2014-06-06 15:43:17 [Europe]
The housing shortage in London is reaching critical levels as house building fails to keep pace with population growth and wages lag behind housing costs, according to a new report.Read full article: [Lack of new homes being built in London becoming critical says new report]
 
Scotland exceeds target for providing affordable homes
2014-06-04 15:50:09 [Europe]
New housing statistics show that the Scottish government is ahead of its target of 30,000 new affordable homes by 2016.Read full article: [Scotland exceeds target for providing affordable homes]
 
Australia sees surge in building activity the latest ABS figures show
2014-05-29 10:29:16 [Australasia]
Residential building activity in Australia has surged ahead in the first quarter of this year with preliminary figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing strong growthRead full article: [Australia sees surge in building activity the latest ABS figures show]
 
London mayor backs plan for 3,000 new homes in Hackney
2014-05-22 14:50:21 [Europe]
Plans have been approved to undertake one of the biggest every housing estate renewal schemes in London.Read full article: [London mayor backs plan for 3,000 new homes in Hackney]
 
New home owners face paying thousands for unexpected damage
2014-05-19 15:16:16 [Europe]
Almost half of those who bought a new home in the UK since the beginning of the year discovered unexpected damage after moving in and 29% thought the seller deliberately concealed problems with the property during the sale.Read full article: [New home owners face paying thousands for unexpected damage]
 
New home lending and property prices up in Australia
2014-05-15 18:24:22 [Australasia]
New home lending in Australia increased during the March quarter this year, alongside a further strengthening in dwelling prices, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending and property prices up in Australia]
 
New home building in the UK up by 34% since Help to Buy launched a year ago
2014-05-15 17:50:08 [Europe]
Private house building in the UK has increased by 34% since the launch of the government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme in April 2013, according to new figures published today (Thursday 15 May).
Read full article: [New home building in the UK up by 34% since Help to Buy launched a year ago]
 
House builders call for more land to be released in London for new homes
2014-05-14 14:14:15 [Europe]
House builders have challenged councils in London to release the land needed to address the worsening housing crisis in the city.Read full article: [House builders call for more land to be released in London for new homes]
 
Research shows UK’s biggest builders are not hoarding land
2014-05-12 11:29:42 [Europe]
Of the 220,000 plots held in land banks by the UK’s biggest home builders just 4% which have planning have not yet seen work start on site, new research shows.Read full article: [Research shows UK’s biggest builders are not hoarding land]
 
Building your own house is more affordable says UK minister
2014-05-07 09:43:55 [Europe]
Building your own house is a more affordable way to provide a family home according to UK Planning Minister Nick Boles.Read full article: [Building your own house is more affordable says UK minister]
 
New report highlights chronic lack of new home building in England
2014-05-05 13:53:20 [Europe]
England is facing a deepening housing crisis amid calls for the next government to commit to a radical programme of house building, according to a new report.Read full article: [New report highlights chronic lack of new home building in England]
 
UK housing minister announces £525 million funding for small housing schemes
2014-04-29 13:55:15 [Europe]
Over half a billion pounds of new investment for smaller housing schemes in the UK will help build up to 15,000 homes, it has been announced.Read full article: [UK housing minister announces £525 million funding for small housing schemes]
 
House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS
2014-04-24 08:45:08 [Europe]
The UK private housing sector is driving a construction industry revival, although skills shortages threaten the pace of recovery, according to the latest Construction Market Survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [House building in the UK is driving a construction industry revival, says RICS]
 
New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show
2014-04-21 17:11:24 [Australasia]
New home starts in Australia increased by 8.2% in Australia in the final quarter of 2013, the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows.Read full article: [New home starts soar in some parts of Australia, latest stats show]
 
Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn
2014-04-21 09:30:44 [Middle East]
Rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in Dubai is starting to cause some concerns according to real estate experts in the emirate.Read full article: [Rising rents and lack of affordable housing could force people out of Dubai, experts warn]
 
Govt help announced for locally planned garden cities in the UK
2014-04-15 11:20:25 [Europe]
A new prospectus which will help communities work up proposals for ambitious new developments, which are locally led, include at least 15,000 homes and have the backing of existing residents, has been unveiled.Read full article: [Govt help announced for locally planned garden cities in the UK]
 
New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia
2014-04-14 14:23:32 [Australasia]
Residential building approvals remained close to record levels during February despite falling slightly, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).Read full article: [New home sector seeing strong growth in Australia]
 
Mayor proposes creation of a London Housing Bank to fund thousands of new homes
2014-04-10 08:58:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched proposals for a new investment scheme designed to accelerate house building and help deliver thousands more low cost homes for people in the city.Read full article: [Mayor proposes creation of a London Housing Bank to fund thousands of new homes]
 
Battersea power station phase three launched
2014-04-07 15:22:43 [Europe]
Plans for Phase Three of the iconic Battersea Power Station development in London, which included a new pedestrianised shopping street, have been unveiled.Read full article: [Battersea power station phase three launched]
 
Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia
2014-04-02 10:17:51 [Australasia]
Detached properties in Australia drove a strong result for new home sales in February, up 6.9%, according to the latest data from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Detached homes lead new property sales growth in Australia]
 
Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed
2014-03-31 14:43:54 [Europe]
By 2018 the South of England will face a combined shortfall of at least 160,000 homes because local planning authorities are not planning enough new homes, according to a new report.Read full article: [Housing shortage set to spread across the South of England, it is claimed]
 
England now needs 260,000 new homes a year, conference is told
2014-03-25 13:38:07 [Europe]
In the 10 years since a major housing review report warned that at least 210,000 new homes a year needed to be built in England, an average of just 115,000 have actually been built.Read full article: [England now needs 260,000 new homes a year, conference is told]
 
New development body to be created to oversee thousands of new homes in West London
2014-03-19 09:12:13 [Europe]
Ambitious plans to transform one of the most deprived parts of London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes have moved a step closer, it has been announced. Read full article: [New development body to be created to oversee thousands of new homes in West London]
 
Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020
2014-03-17 11:05:17 [Europe]
The UK government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme phase one is to be extended until the end of the decade, it has been announced.Read full article: [Help to Buy for new homes in UK to be extended to 2020]
 
Mayor calls for institutional investors for build to rent schemes in London
2014-03-14 12:27:57 [Europe]
Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies are being sought to get involved in building thousands of new homes to rent in London.Read full article: [Mayor calls for institutional investors for build to rent schemes in London]
 



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