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News related to new homes

New UK housing zones widely welcomed
2015-03-19 11:00:29 [Europe]
Twenty areas across the UK have been selected as the country’s first Housing Zones amid a pledge to build hundreds of thousands of new homes in the next five years, including more affordable properties.Read full article: [New UK housing zones widely welcomed]
 
Planning permission for new UK homes up 12% but only half what is needed
2015-03-18 06:24:50 [Europe]
Planning permissions were granted in principle for close to 200,000 new homes a year in the UK in 2014, an increase of 12% compared to 2013 and up 39% on 2012, according to new data.Read full article: [Planning permission for new UK homes up 12% but only half what is needed]
 
Second phase of UK custom build fund announced
2015-03-17 10:11:35 [Europe]
The second phase of a multi-million pound fund to help aspiring custom and self builders in the UK get their projects off the ground more quickly has been announced.Read full article: [Second phase of UK custom build fund announced]
 
More people in UK back new homes being built in their area, new survey shows
2015-03-13 07:30:22 [Europe]
Support for new house building in the UK has almost doubled in the past four years and there is more support for aspiring home owners, new figures show.Read full article: [More people in UK back new homes being built in their area, new survey shows]
 
BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers
2015-03-10 08:54:06 [Europe]
The UK’s annual Budget will be unveiled next week but ahead of the announcement the Building Societies Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for urgent help for buyers.Read full article: [BSA calls for more financial help for young UK home buyers]
 
More home being built in New Zealand, mostly apartments
2015-03-09 12:53:56 [Australasia]
The number of new home consents in New Zealand was 3.6% higher in January 2015 compared with the same month the year before, new data shows.
Read full article: [More home being built in New Zealand, mostly apartments]
 
Home building in Australia reaches new record high
2015-03-06 06:12:13 [Australasia]
Home building approvals in Australia soared to a new record high in January 2015, up 5% on the previous monthly record of November 2014, the latest data shows.Read full article: [Home building in Australia reaches new record high]
 
US home builders using new data analysis to decide where and what to build
2015-03-05 16:44:29 [North America]
A proliferation of data and new data analysis methods are changing the way builders in the United States buy, sell and develop vacant land, according to experts.Read full article: [US home builders using new data analysis to decide where and what to build]
 
British govt releases enough unused land for over 100,000 new homes
2015-03-05 11:27:31 [Europe]
Enough unused public sector land has been released in England to build over 103,000 new homes, it has been announced.Read full article: [British govt releases enough unused land for over 100,000 new homes]
 
New starter home initiative launched in the UK
2015-03-02 08:42:42 [Europe]
A new website has been launched in the UK for first time buyers where they can register in buying a new starter home under a new government initiative.Read full article: [New starter home initiative launched in the UK]
 
New home building in Australia set to increase in 2015 before falling off
2015-02-26 11:47:01 [Australasia]
New house building in Australia is forecast to increase for a third consecutive year in 2014/2015 with growth of 7.7%, according to the latest outlook report from the Housing Industry Association. Read full article: [New home building in Australia set to increase in 2015 before falling off]
 
Consultation launched on speeding up UK planning change
2015-02-25 06:00:06 [Europe]
UK planning and housing minister Brandon Lewis has proposed new measures to speed up the planning system and provide new homes more quickly.Read full article: [Consultation launched on speeding up UK planning change]
 
Plans for over 400,000 new homes in London announced
2015-02-23 10:30:57 [Europe]
The UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has set out plans to help London meet its need for over 400,000 homes, including the establishment of a London Land Commission.Read full article: [Plans for over 400,000 new homes in London announced]
 
Number of new homes being built in the UK up 10% since 2013
2015-02-19 10:36:20 [Europe]
New figures show a rise in the numbers of new homes being built across the UK, with starts now 10% above 2013 and at their highest annual total since 2007.Read full article: [Number of new homes being built in the UK up 10% since 2013]
 
New home building market in Australia gets boost
2015-02-12 18:03:08 [Australasia]
Loans to both investors and owner occupiers for house building in Australia increased at the end of 2014, pointing to ongoing strength in new home building in 2015.Read full article: [New home building market in Australia gets boost]
 
London mayor reveals plans for 26,500 new homes along the Thames
2015-02-12 09:33:38 [Europe]
A blueprint for creating thousands of new homes along the River Thames has been published by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.Read full article: [London mayor reveals plans for 26,500 new homes along the Thames]
 
Straw houses go onto UK general sales market
2015-02-11 07:20:15 [Europe]
Houses made of straw are on sale on the open market for the first time in the UK after becoming eligible for standard mortgages.Read full article: [Straw houses go onto UK general sales market]
 
Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes
2015-01-29 09:39:42 [Europe]
One of the largest regeneration schemes in London for decades has taken a further step forward and received the seal of approval from the UK government, it has been announced.Read full article: [Massive London regeneration plan to include 24,000 new homes]
 
New home starts in Australia hit all-time high, latest data shows
2015-01-22 10:47:05 [Australasia]
More new homes in Australia were started in the September quarter of 2014 than in any quarter since records began in the mid-1980s, the latest figures shows.Read full article: [New home starts in Australia hit all-time high, latest data shows]
 
New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK
2015-01-22 09:12:54 [Europe]
A new scheme that will enable more people to build or customise their own homes in the UK while also helping local authorities with land to develop has been launched.Read full article: [New scheme launched to boost self build in the UK]
 
London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London
2015-01-14 01:25:25 [Europe]
The Mayor of London is forming a partnership with Big Issue Invest to renovate empty properties into much needed new affordable homes in the UK’s capital city.
Read full article: [London Mayor announces new £10 million loan for affordable housing in London]
 
New home building set to remain strong in Australia, it is claimed
2015-01-13 15:13:23 [Australasia]
Lending figures shows that new home building activity in Australia is set to remain at a strong level, according to the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [New home building set to remain strong in Australia, it is claimed]
 
Help to Buy boost for smaller developers in Scotland
2015-01-13 10:49:57 [Europe]
A £30 million scheme to open doors for people to buy new homes in Scotland from small and medium sized house builders has been launched.Read full article: [Help to Buy boost for smaller developers in Scotland]
 
Latest RICS market survey shows construction work up in the UK
2015-01-09 14:27:11 [Europe]
Construction workloads in the UK rose in the final quarter of 2014, but the shortage of bricklayers reached a record high, according to the latest market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Read full article: [Latest RICS market survey shows construction work up in the UK]
 
New home approvals in Australia reach highest level on record
2015-01-08 17:14:09 [Europe]
New home building approvals reached their highest ever monthly level during November, the latest official data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.Read full article: [New home approvals in Australia reach highest level on record]
 
Funding boost for affordable new homes in London
2015-01-06 10:35:08 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced his intention for millions of pounds of funding for two new schemes to help Londoners into affordable home ownership and accelerate the delivery of new homes.Read full article: [Funding boost for affordable new homes in London]
 
Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes
2015-01-02 12:36:54 [Europe]
At least 100,000 homes could be built on public land in London but sites will need co-ordinated planning to maximise delivery, a new analysis suggests.Read full article: [Report reveals key sites in London that could realise at least 100,000 new homes]
 
Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site
2014-12-31 10:34:50 [Europe]
Plans for a major development in West London with up to 24,000 new homes have moved another step closer with the creation of a development corporation at a time when the city needs new housing.Read full article: [Special development corporation set up for strategic west London site]
 
New starter home initiative announced by UK government
2014-12-17 07:20:05 [Europe]
A new scheme offering 100,000 first time buyers in the UK new homes with a 20% discount has been announced by the Prime Minister as part of a major push to help people onto the housing ladder.Read full article: [New starter home initiative announced by UK government]
 
Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds
2014-12-15 14:58:20 [Europe]
Lenders to residential developers in the UK are taking on more risk as property markets stabilise after the financial crash, a survey of more than 50 major institutions has found.Read full article: [Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds]
 
Western Australia has strongest residential property market in the country
2014-12-12 12:02:50 [Australasia]
Western Australia has the strongest residential building market in the country by a healthy margin, ahead of the Northern Territory and New South Wales, new data shows.Read full article: [Western Australia has strongest residential property market in the country]
 
UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country
2014-12-12 08:59:48 [Europe]
The UK’s housing minister has signed a new agreement to unlock £3.5 billion in funding to build new homes specifically for renting across the country.Read full article: [UK housing minister announces £3.5 billion for new rental homes across the country]
 
A new garden city forms part of major new housing plan from UK govt
2014-12-03 07:47:13 [Europe]
Thousands of new homes are to be provided as part of a new range of UK government measures that include the creation of a new garden city.Read full article: [A new garden city forms part of major new housing plan from UK govt]
 
New home sales in Australia on the up again, latest HIA data shows
2014-11-28 18:13:22 [Europe]
New home sales in Australia experienced a modest rise in October after remaining flat the month before, according to the latest report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).Read full article: [New home sales in Australia on the up again, latest HIA data shows]
 
New build completions in Scotland at their highest level in over three years
2014-11-25 14:26:26 [Europe]
The number of new homes being built in Scotland is at its highest level for over three years, new official figures have shown.Read full article: [New build completions in Scotland at their highest level in over three years]
 
Home building reaches a new high in Australia
2014-11-24 18:38:50 [Australasia]
This year has seen a record number of new homes being built in Australia, according to the latest outlook report from the Housing Industry Association.Read full article: [Home building reaches a new high in Australia]
 
Public land could deliver as many as two million new homes in England
2014-11-18 09:30:42 [Europe]
Up to two million new homes could be delivered on public sector land holdings in England to help with the current housing crisis, according to a new analysis from real estate adviser Savills.Read full article: [Public land could deliver as many as two million new homes in England]
 
England sees 10% rise in new homes, still way short of demand
2014-11-17 10:33:28 [Europe]
The number of new homes in England increased by 10% from 2012 to 2103, official figures show but experts are still warning that this is not enough to meet demand.Read full article: [England sees 10% rise in new homes, still way short of demand]
 
New partnership to create 14,000 new homes in London
2014-11-10 17:24:12 [Europe]
A new partnership that is expected to create 14,000 new homes across London and the South East has been welcomed by the Mayor of London's Office.Read full article: [New partnership to create 14,000 new homes in London]
 
Outlook for new home construction in Australia expected to be strong
2014-10-30 17:12:24 [Australasia]
The new homes market in Australia is expected to be healthy in the coming year with land sales up, especially in regional areas.Read full article: [Outlook for new home construction in Australia expected to be strong]
 
Councils in England will help self builders find land, UK govt pledges
2014-10-27 10:55:39 [Europe]
Anyone in England who wants to build their own home should be able to turn to their local council for help to find a suitable plot of land under new plans published by the UK’s housing and planning minister.Read full article: [Councils in England will help self builders find land, UK govt pledges]
 
Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market
2014-10-23 09:58:05 [Europe]
A sharp rise in private housing and private commercial construction activity has pushed up workloads at the fastest rate since 1994, according to the latest RICS survey.Read full article: [Sharp increase in house building boosts UK construction market]
 
New home building in Australia reaches 20 year high
2014-10-22 06:58:56 [Australasia]
New home building in Australia has reached a 20 year high, heralding a recovery in the industry, according to the Housing Industry Association (HIA), the voice of Australia’s residential building industry.Read full article: [New home building in Australia reaches 20 year high]
 
Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed
2014-10-16 14:50:12 [Europe]
Changes need to be made to housing and planning policies in the UK to ensure enough new homes are being built, according to a property market review.Read full article: [Review of UK housing and planning policies widely welcomed]
 
Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east
2014-10-14 07:45:07 [Europe]
Almost a third of all new homes planned for London over the next five years will be concentrated east of the city’s financial district, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Third of new homes in London in next five years set to be in the east]
 
New home sales pick up in Australia, but peak of growth has passed
2014-10-13 15:33:19 [Australasia]
Sales of new homes in Australia increased in August following a weak July but an overall downward trend in total seasonally adjusted new home sales is still apparent, the latest data shows.
Read full article: [New home sales pick up in Australia, but peak of growth has passed]
 
New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on
2014-10-13 09:26:57 [Europe]
Over two thirds of first time buyers and home movers are spending up to £2,500 on their first project in their new home, according to new research.Read full article: [New research reveals what new home owners spend their money on]
 
Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested
2014-10-07 08:20:59 [Europe]
Rising house prices, particularly in London, have left many people with little option but to opt for the most affordable, and sometimes smallest, home they can find, it is claimed.Read full article: [Micro mansions set to become popular in UK, it is suggested]
 
London housing bank being created
2014-10-03 15:28:24 [Europe]
The Mayor of London has announced what is described as an innovative new £200 million investment scheme for developers and housing associations that will help accelerate the building of thousands more low cost homes in the city.Read full article: [London housing bank being created]
 
UK govt announces new building standards proposals
2014-09-19 09:58:30 [Europe]
New measures will save UK house builders and councils £114 million per year by cutting red tape and ensuring homes are built to demanding standards.Read full article: [UK govt announces new building standards proposals]
 



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