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State house price trends #dataviz. The total value of housing in every U.S. county. House prices fell again in April, Nationwide says. One third of homes have £25,000 slashed off asking price - Zoopla Mobile. By Property News team April 26, 2017.

One third of homes have £25,000 slashed off asking price - Zoopla Mobile

With examples from across England "One third of homes have £25,000 slashed off asking price" no "Economic Stability" Couple saving to take parents out and ask them for a mortgage deposit. New app shows Londoners what it would be like to own a house. *****Automation: Robotic bricklayer builds houses 3x faster than humans by @SAI. *****Heygate regeneration 100% sold to foreigners. (Top photo: An artist's impression of the development replacing the Heygate Estate) When Elephant and Castle's Heygate Estate was eventually torn down in 2014, many tenants were forcibly evicted from their homes, given compensation at less than 40 percent of the market value.

*****Heygate regeneration 100% sold to foreigners

In its place, Londoners were promised a shiny new development that would provide affordable, accessible homes for key workers desperate to get on the property ladder. As the first properties hit the market, a report claims that 100 percent of those sold so far have gone to offshore foreign investors. *****I wanted to see how price per m² radiates out from London so I made this gif using the great web map by @darkgreener. *****Mapped! House prices per square metre, from brand new data. *****This robot can build a house faster than humans. London Housing in Deepest Slump Since the Financial Crisis - Bloomberg. London’s housing market is in its worst slump since the depths of the financial crisis eight years ago, part of a broader slowdown that may continue.

London Housing in Deepest Slump Since the Financial Crisis - Bloomberg

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors said its price balance for the city fell to the lowest since February 2009 last month. It declined to minus 49, indicating that a greater percentage of agents reported drops in March. Still, more respondents than not still expect prices in London to rise over the next year, the report showed. According to Samuel Tombs at Pantheon Macroeconomics, the London measure tends to represent the prime market rather than the city as a whole.

The slump in the gauge tallies with other reports of sellers in central London having to cut prices to close deals. In addition to buyers being kept out of the market because of high prices, nervousness about Brexit and the U.K. outlook are also weighing on demand. *****Topological map: Clever minimalist #map shows median house prices in #London. Two maps: 2014 and 2015. Full data available here.

England & Wales average property prices (1995 - 2016) #Australia and #UK both try to tackle housing affordability. What are best practice case studies we can learn from? Homeowner equity in #relaestate nearly back to (nominal/not inflation-adjusted) peak. #dataviz. House sales by house road number, 2016. Notice anything about number 13? A must see animated #HousingAffordability #map for #Vancouver.

Eurostat research explores share of people living in a house vs an apartment. How high-tech Kasita microhomes could revolutionize homeownership. Students design beautiful homes for mass-production at just $20,000 each. High-quality design and affordability don’t have to be mutually exclusive—just ask the architecture students at Auburn University’s Rural Studio, a “social justice architecture” program that has been designing sustainable and low-cost homes for the rural poor in an initiative called the 20K Project.

Students design beautiful homes for mass-production at just $20,000 each

Now, after a decade of design/build experience, Rural Studio is hoping to take their affordable designs to mass production, starting with its first two dwellings built out-of-state at the bucolic New Urban village of Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. While the partnership between Rural Studio and the high-end Serenbe community may seem odd at first glance, the mutually beneficial collaboration provides a valuable field testing opportunity for the 20K Project and gives students their first chance to work with a commercial contractor and take the project through all stages of construction, including zoning and code compliance.

Are we on the verge of a crash in house prices? Only the data will tell. This week, exactly two months after the vote for Brexit, I spent an hour on the property site Zoopla looking at the latest housing sale data available.

Are we on the verge of a crash in house prices? Only the data will tell

Anyone can do this at the click of a button. Unlike the rise in stamp duty in April, which was well anticipated, the vote to leave the EU was not. Inheritances and inequality across and within generations - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS. Today’s elderly have much more wealth to bequeath than their predecessors, primarily as the result of rising homeownership rates and rising house prices.

Inheritances and inequality across and within generations - Institute For Fiscal Studies - IFS

At the same time, today’s young adults will find it harder to accumulate wealth of their own than previous generations did, due to the sharp fall in homeownership, the dramatic decline of defined benefit pensions in the private sector and the stagnation in household incomes. Together, these trends mean inherited wealth is likely to play a more important role in determining the lifetime economic resources of younger generations, with important implications for inequality and social mobility. Looking at current pensioners, we find that those with the highest lifetime incomes are also those who have inherited the most across the course of their lives.

The growing importance of inherited wealth Current pensioners: who inherited? #Onthisday 1957: As Britain entered the 'never had it so good' era, the Ideal Home Exhibition showcased all the finest furnishings. Superb @Shelter video on why we don't build enough attractive, affordable homes, and what to do about it. #Map shows share of homes that are mobile homes across #USA. South is popular!

U.S. homeownership rate 1980-2016 #dataviz. Housing Minister @GavinBarwellMP on whether next week's White Paper is a change of stance for the Tories on home ownership #Peston. Hey residents of Richmond Park, do you need six golf courses within two miles of each other or can we build houses on some of them? Housing Minister @GavinBarwellMP on whether next week's White Paper is a change of stance for the Tories on home ownership #Peston. #Map shows most common age of houses in #Europe. #UK and #Germany mostly directly post #WWII.

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes removed in Manchester after locals kept covering them with cushions. 'Anti-homeless' spikes installed in Manchester city centre, aimed at deterring rough sleepers, have been removed following protests by local people.

‘Anti-homeless’ spikes removed in Manchester after locals kept covering them with cushions

The spikes were initially installed outside an office block, where the city’s homeless often slept. But locals and council leaders were quick to criticise the spikes, and some even visited to cover them with cushions and food. Manchester council’s city centre spokesperson, Pat Kearney, told the Manchester Evening News that he spoke with the owners of the building. Housing crisis grows – first fall in home movers for five years.

House prices in London are falling. Home Ownership in Britain - Views of the World. Housing has always been a decisive and sometimes divisive political issue.

Home Ownership in Britain - Views of the World

Animated #map shows just how big the difference between urban and regional / rural house prices is in the #USA. The European Cities With the Most Affordable Housing. Residents may think they know, but a massive new report suggests a far more complex reality.

The European Cities With the Most Affordable Housing

If you want to live in a European city where residents think affordable housing is easy to come by, avoid London and head for Ljubljana. That's one of the possible conclusions to draw from a massive new report on European cities published by the E.U. According to Eurostat's 2015 Urban Europe report [PDF], published this week, most European big city residents feel that decent housing they can afford is increasingly hard to come by. As the map above shows, only in Athens and Greater Manchester did more than half of citizens agree that decent value housing was easy to find. Comparing house price trends worldwide. Coal miners' houses w no windows. Comparing house price trends worldwide. St Ives moves step closer to restricting second home ownership. A plan to restrict second home ownership in a picture postcard Cornish harbour town has been boosted after a high court judge ruled its proposal did not breach human rights legislation.

St Ives moves step closer to restricting second home ownership

The decision means that St Ives, beloved of art lovers, surfers and beach fans, is a step closer to being able to enforce a planning provision allowing the building of new houses only if they are reserved to people who live in the area full time. There's an affordable housing crisis in rural areas. But with the right support, rural landowners can help. Landowners can help solve the rural housing crisis. Report suggests ways to help landowners provide affordable housing for local communities A new paper released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that rural landowners can play a crucial role in solving England’s rural housing crisis, and sets out ways to better enable them to do so [1]. Under current policy, rural landowners can provide sites at below-market prices to build housing for local people in need - but recent legal and financial changes have made this increasingly difficult. On Solid Ground shows how we could make it easier for landowners to offer their land for affordable housing, including through changes to tax legislation and to councils’ waiting list systems for social housing.

Cawsand joins St Ives as the new frontline of Cornwall’s war on second homes. “Second home. Second home. That one’s a second home. Second home.” Alison Hall is walking along Garrett Street in the Cornish village of Cawsand reciting a litany as she passes the former fishermen’s cottages. “Second home. The litany becomes a lament. “Second home. Garrett Street is the latest frontline to be opened in the battle against second homes. Cornwall considers more bans on second homes. More communities in Cornwall could soon enforce bans on second homes, following a successful ruling for St Ives.

Around 25% of properties in the seaside town are thought to be second homes. Earlier this year, residents voted overwhelmingly to ban the construction of new properties unless they were reserved for locals. Crisis, what housing crisis? We just need fresh thinking. Housing is Britain’s top policy issue. It is the “crisis” of our day. London’s mayoral elections, says Labour’s Sadiq Khan, should be a “referendum on the housing crisis”. The migration crisis, the NHS crisis and the poverty crisis all pale before its awesome might. A large house price depreciation can be good for economic growth, research finds.

Charles Booth Maps Descriptive of London Poverty. How can the #smashedavo housing affordability debate be solved? @_chriskohler and @BernardSalt (millennial v boomer) tell us how. Timeline: UK Property Over the Last 50 Years. Very funny take on a problem for a whole generation. Ladybird wisdom, part 42. Rooms. Urban Demographics: Aggregate homeownership rates for different countries. This Blog.