ARTICLES RELATING TO HOUSING

Asking prices for homes in England hit new high

2015-04-20 10:30

Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales have hit an all-time in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market.

Shock report on illegal occupation of RDP houses

2015-04-10 16:31

The illegal occupation of Nelson Mandela Bay RDP houses is out of control, with a preliminary audit revealing that as many as 30% of all RDP houses in the Bay could be illegally occupied.

Gauteng premier: Collapse in government planning

2015-04-07 12:53

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says there's been a virtual collapse in government planning, and municipalities should go back to the old city planning model.

UK house price growth slows again in March

2015-03-27 10:30

British house prices have risen in March by the smallest annual amount since September 2013, adding to signs the country's housing market is cooling.

Cape Town's human moles

2015-03-19 08:59

About a dozen people have had to make a home for themselves in a hole under the ground on a field in District Six, Cape Town.

Australia to charge foreigners buying property

2015-02-25 21:00

Australia plans to charge fees to foreign nationals buying residential property and fine those who break foreign investment laws.

Move towards 'catalytic' housing projects

2015-02-25 15:03

Housing provision will aim to create more spatially, socially, and economically integrated communities, according to the 2015/16 budget tabled in Parliament.

Plans to revamp old Joburg townships

2015-02-23 16:57

Government and the City of Johannesburg plan to revitalise old townships, Gauteng premier David Makhura says.

UK house prices jump unexpectedly in January

2015-02-05 14:15

British house prices have jumped unexpectedly last month, recording their biggest rise since May 2014.

US housing starts jump in December

2015-01-21 18:30

New construction of US homes have risen sharply in December, led by a surge in the single-family house sector, government data shows.

 

Australian professionals fill mining jobless gap

2015-04-20 09:45

As Australia's cooling mining sector lays off workers, an army of white-collar professionals is filling the employment gap, courtesy of a housing sector.

Contractors inspect EFF house in Nkandla

2015-04-07 16:25

The woman living in the controversial EFF-donated house in Nkandla has confirmed that contractors came to inspect her house that is busy falling apart.

Gauteng to launch mega housing project

2015-04-07 10:52

Gauteng's MEC for human settlements Jacob Mamabolo is set to present a "Mega Projects" proposal aimed at creating "sustainable human settlements" in the province.

Bid to have informal settlement auctioned off struck off roll

2015-03-21 07:15

A Johannesburg property developer's bid to stop the Plastic View informal settlement in the east of Pretoria from being auctioned has been struck from the urgent roll in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Elderly couple murdered for their flat - report

2015-02-27 12:55

An elderly couple found stabbed and burnt to death in their KwaZulu-Natal home may have been killed by people wanting to move into their flat, neighbours believe.

Cities to replace informal settlements - Gauteng MEC

2015-02-25 15:44

The building of new cities in Gauteng will address the mushrooming of informal settlements, Human Settlements MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

US home prices rise, service sector expands

2015-02-25 11:00

US home prices have risen again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell.

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More than 200 000 university students as well as a further 400 000 Further Education and Training (FET) students were left without adequate housing when the university year kicked off at the beginning of February. Watch.

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UK house price growth slows again in January

2015-01-29 12:15

British house price growth has slowed on an annual basis for a fifth month in a row in January, figures from mortgage lender Nationwide shows.

No home for church refugees

2014-12-31 22:30

The new year brings an uncertain future for more than 500 people who are being evicted from the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, which has been a haven for refugees and homeless for the past 14 years.

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