New Yorkers are used to living in shoe box apartments. Now, more of them can see what it is like to live in something even smaller. Leasing begins Monday at Carmel Place, the city’s first micro-unit development, a nine-story, modular building at 335 East 27th Street with 55 studios ranging from 260 to 360 square feet.
Auckland and its surrounding regions have driven most of the recent growth in building consents for new dwellings in New Zealand, according to the latest official figures to be published.
In September 2015, some 2,242 new dwellings were given in permission in the country as whole, up 13% from the same month last year, the data from Statistics New Zealand shows.
The new build property sector in New Zealand is growing with planning consents up 24% in July compared with a year ago, the latest data shows.
Overall there were 2,824 new dwellings consented nationally, the highest number since march 2005, according to the figures from Statistics New Zealand.
The east side of the city is all set to get smart. Starting early next year, two new infrastructure projects offering 8,000 flats are coming up in Karkardooma and Trilokpuri.
To be built on TOD (transit-oriented development) guidelines, both the projects will give commercial as well as residential spaces. While the Karkardooma project will have 5,000 flats, at Trilokpuriwhere the flats will come up right opposite Sanjay Lake3,000 will be up for grabs. Also tagged as smart cities, the complexes will be built near Metro stations and will have landscaped parks and green areas. The buildings, too, will be totally green with complete recycling of waste, including plastic.
Sales of new homes in Australia dipped in July but remained at historically high levels, data showed on Monday.
The Housing Industry Association (HIA) said its survey of large volume builders showed sales of new homes slipped a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent in July, from June.
Demand for new housing In Ireland will continue to increase in accordance with population trends and a reduction in household sizes with 21,000 new homes needed per year for the next three years.
Details from the National Housing Statement by the Housing Agency points out that the population is currently at its highest for 150 years at 4.5 million and demand for homes is high as a result.
It also shows that affordability is an issue for those looking to buy in the greater Dublin area.
Overall house prices have increased across the country with the median price nationally at €152,000, up from €140,000 in 2013. In Dublin it is €260,000, up from €220,000 in 2013.
Some 200,000 homes will be made available to first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win the election, David Cameron has promised.
The coalition government has already announced plans for 100,000 cut-price homes for people aged under 40.
First-time buyers under the age of 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to 20% off the normal price.
The offer is part of the government's new "starter homes" scheme to encourage home ownership and construction on previously used "brownfield" land.
A scheme offering first-time buyers under the age of 40 a discount of at least 20% on newbuild homes is set to go live in the new year, the government announced on Monday.
The Starter Home initiative will offer 100,000 properties at a discount, but the saving will be made possible by changes to the planning system and will come at the cost of affordable housing.
The Government has confirmed details of £2bn of funding to be provided to local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) across England for infrastructure and housing development under the Local Growth Deals scheme.
England’s 39 LEPs, partnerships between local authorities and businesses, have decided on priorities for investment in their areas and have each agreed deals with the Government to receive a share of the funding towards specific projects in 2015/16.
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