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Spring launch of UK housing supply with 21% increase in listings

With real estate listings finally up – and up significantly – could this be the beginning of the end for the country’s housing supply problems? The latest figures reveal a much needed increase in the number of new properties coming to market in the UK. Although buyer appetite remains strong, this could ease some of […]

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Minister, municipal governments at odds over housing supply in British Columbia

Breadcrumb Links Immovable Local News A UBCM report says data shows enough homes are being built…but the number of affordable homes and rental properties is lacking. Author of the article: A laneway house under construction in Vancouver. Photo by NICK PROCAYLO /PNG Content of the article A municipal government report that says British Columbia is […]

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Prices rise as demand in the Knoxville housing market increases and housing supply decreases

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — A new report from the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors has shown that home prices and rents are getting too expensive for many Knoxville residents. Knoxville was once seen as an affordable place to live, but that is rapidly changing, according to association spokesperson Hancen Sale. “Knoxville is on the map. […]

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Fairway: More H4P companies could help add housing supply for young families

With the hiring of a new Business Development Manager specifically dedicated to growing the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) for Purchase (H4P) business, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation has chosen Reverse Mortgages for the purchase as a major initiative of the company to develop in 2022. To get a better idea of ​​the depth of Fairway’s […]

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Megatrends Squeeze Housing Supply in Spokane

Megatrends Squeeze Housing Supply in Spokane Amanda Beck, Assistant Planner II, 509.625.6414 Thursday March 10, 2022 at 2:28 p.m. Why is housing getting expensive in Spokane? Organizations in the Interior Northwest are working hard to address the current housing affordability crisis. The city’s effort to shape housing in Spokane is an extension of the Housing […]

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Pressure on state to increase housing supply as flooding increases homelessness

More than 17,000 property damage assessments have been carried out in South East Queensland as the state government prepares to implement a series of measures in response to ongoing housing and homelessness issues after recent heavy rains and floods. In Gympie – 202 houses were found severely damaged – 94 moderate and another 124 – […]

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The Irish Times take on housing supply

There are encouraging indicators of increased supply in the housing market. But it will be a long way to any kind of normalcy in the rental market as, for potential home buyers, supply remains well below demand. On the rental market, the exit of private owners continues at a sustained pace, with numerous sales, thus […]

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Housing supply in Toronto outpaces population growth, but costs remain high

Unlike the tight housing market of many US cities, Rachelle Younglai of The Globe and Mail reports that Toronto has seen an increase in the number of housing units that outpaces the city’s population growth over the past five years. “The number of private dwellings in the Toronto area increased by 7%, to 2,394,205, between […]

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Australia faces a housing supply crisis

Australia could face a “worrying” housing deficit of more than 160,000 homes over the next decade, according to new projections. The National Housing Finance and Investment Company Housing State of the Nation 2021-2022 The report shows that when net migration overseas returns to pre-covid levels by 2024-2025, the number of new households will begin to […]

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City will study the supply of housing | Local News

February 24, 2022 Russians in Arizona watch with dismay and sadness the invasion of Ukraine WASHINGTON — It’s been decades since Paul Antseliovich moved away from Moscow and Nikolai Riasnianski left behind both the big city and the small Russian town where he grew up. But years and miles haven’t made the events of the […]

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Housing supply, in order to stabilize the real estate sector

Construction workers paint a real estate project in Shanghai. [Photo provided to China Daily] China will provide some 2.4 million subsidized rental housing units this year, an official with the country’s top housing regulator said Thursday. One of the main tasks that the country has set itself is to ensure the stability of the real […]

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Australia faces a decade-long housing supply crisis

“For example, we expect around 184,000 new homes per year (net of demolitions) to be added to supply over the next three years, while between 2025 and 2032 we also expect the formation nearly 180,000 new households every year.” Household formation – the number of single people or groups of people living in a dwelling […]

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Few new promises to increase housing supply in BC’s 2022 budget

British Columbia’s 2022 budget is largely a stimulus budget. There are significant investments in continued recovery from last year’s extreme wildfires and floods, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget acknowledged that British Columbia’s “record supply and strong demand for homes” have led to significant price increases in 2021, in all major regions and […]

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Federal government announces up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities

The federal government announced funding of up to $80 million to address housing supply chain issues in northern and remote communities. Ahmed Hussen, federal Minister of Housing, Diversity and Inclusion, made the announcement Wednesday morning during a virtual press conference with Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal and Yukon Member of Parliament Brendan Hanley. “The barriers […]

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Dysfunctional policies broke the US housing supply chain

Long before the COVID-19 pandemic made supply chain issues a topic of table conversation, the United States was already grappling with failing production systems in a key industry: housing. The United States has failed to build enough housing to meet the demand created by population and job growth since the Great Recession, and even earlier […]

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Connecticut’s lagging residential construction is hurting affordable housing supply, experts say

Shaurice Bacon feels stuck in her home, an apartment with not enough space for her family. She lived in public housing in Bridgeport for two decades. She researched other low-cost apartments, applied to housing choice voucher programs, and explored rent-to-own options. She expanded her search to include Hartford, New Haven, New Britain and anywhere in […]

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“Increasing the supply of housing is essential to bring down prices”

INCREASE in housing supply is key to driving down property prices, which have risen by an average of £1,788 per week in 2021. The statement came from the Housing Minister, who admitted that the continued rise in house prices, which was laid bare in this week’s House Price Index, could hurt young islanders’ aspirations to […]

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Census data fuels debate on housing supply and demand

Steve Pomeroy of Focus Consulting said Canadian census data showed around 8% of homes, or 1.3 million, are not in full-time use by “usual residents”.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press New census data released last week shed light on whether high house prices are simply the result of a lack of housing supply. Many industry pundits and […]

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Two new developments could dramatically increase housing supply in Bayfield – The Durango Herald

The city council approves the sketch plan and the modification of the general plan The town of Bayfield, 20 minutes east of Durango, has seen steady population growth with over 2,600 people living there. Two large developments offer new housing in the community. (Durango Herald file) Bayfield could get dozens more homes as two new […]

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Twin Cities housing supply drops to historic low, median sale price rises to $332,000

5:19 p.m. | Wednesday, February 16, 2022 The median sale price for the Twin Cities rose to $332,250 last month Those looking to buy a home could face intense competition this spring. A new report released by Minneapolis Area Realtors shows that the supply of homes for sale in the Twin Cities metro is at […]

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City of Waterloo seeks to boost supply of affordable housing with grants for nonprofits

The City of Waterloo is setting aside $500,000 to boost the local supply of affordable housing. The proposed grant, a first for the city, would help nonprofits offset some of the costs of creating or maintaining affordable housing in Waterloo. City councilors approved a draft of the grant proposal on Monday. “Programs like these are […]

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Bank Negara says mismatch between housing supply and demand must be corrected

KUALA LUMPUR: Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) stressed the need to address housing issues, including managing the acute mismatch of supply and demand in the housing market as well as improving housing price transparency. Governor Tan Sri Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said home ownership cannot be solved through finance alone as most homes have become too […]

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How left-wing planners are canceling housing supply

Left-wing planners see duplexes and triplexes as the antidote to racist walkers and ranches. It’s been twelve years since I suggested to a Seattle developer that the cause of the housing “crisis” was a lack of supply. She dismissed my argument, saying the word “offer” was “too republican.” Today things have changed – you are […]

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Housing task force urges planning changes to boost housing supply

TORONTO — Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force is calling for higher housing density and simplified urban design rules as part of a package of reforms that could increase housing supply in the province . The task force’s recommendations include five key strategies to rapidly increase market housing supply to meet the goal of adding 1.5 […]

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Census data adds weight to calls for more housing supply in Greater Victoria

“But what [the numbers] don’t tell us, it’s the number of people who couldn’t come here, who might want to come here. So while we grew to 7%, what could we have grown to if we had more supply? » Homebuilders and real estate experts are hoping the cold, hard facts about population growth released […]

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Build the “zoning buffer” to increase housing supply without increasing land values

A new study by UCLA Professor Shane Phillips, Build the “zoning buffer”: use large upstream areas to increase housing capacity without increasing land valuesemphasizes the need to maintain sufficient zoning stamp—the gap between the existing housing stock and the maximum number of units permitted by current zoning—to increase housing affordability. Phillips’ research indicates that urban […]

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Arizona officials to sponsor legislation to help housing supply and affordability

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) – New legislation regarding housing affordability was recently sponsored by State Representatives Steve Kaiser and Cesar Chávez. “The supply of available housing in Arizona has not kept pace with demand, making it harder for Arizona families to find affordable housing,” Rep. Kaiser said. “The biggest impediment to increasing housing supply is […]

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Homebuyers run out of options as housing supply hits all-time low – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission on partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect the opinions or ratings of our editors. Home prices and sales continued to climb despite a mild winter cooling. But the housing market is facing a new dilemma: the supply of existing homes for sale has hit an all-time […]

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Housing supply continues to be tight as prices climb on northern Vancouver Island – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The Vancouver Island real estate market continues to experience a shortage of homes for sale. The latest report from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board indicates that demand continues to outstrip supply. Inventory of single-family homes fell 39% in January, compared to 2021 statistics for the same period. But it was 15% higher than December […]

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Housing supply continues to be tight as prices climb on North Vancouver Island – Vancouver Island Free Daily

The Vancouver Island real estate market continues to experience a shortage of homes for sale. The latest report from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board indicates that demand continues to outstrip supply. Inventory of single-family homes fell 39% in January, compared to 2021 statistics for the same period. But it was 15% higher than December […]

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New RMA housing supply provisions in effect – where to go now?

If there is one thing in New Zealand that our main political parties can agree on, it is that the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) needs an overhaul. During its 30-year history, the two main political parties have regularly adopted piecemeal amendments. The result was complex and unwieldy legislation, unhelped by implementation problems and a […]

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How Suburban Sprawl’s Single-Family Home Zoning Limits Housing Supply

America’s suburbs are expanding again. Last year, single-family housing starts hit 1.123 million, the highest since 2006, according to the National Association of Home Builders, but options for potential buyers remain slim. Experts say the problems in the US housing market are tied to past political decisions. In particular, they say restrictive zoning codes limit […]

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Bexhill tops list of UK housing supply hotspots

The city saw an 88% increase in new properties for sale in the last week of January compared to the same period in 2021, according to the latest figures from Rightmove. During this period, the average asking price for properties in Bexhill rose by 13% to £342,265, and the average time to find a buyer […]

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Rightmove: Best areas for housing supply revealed – beach town takes top spot

The UK’s largest property site, Rightmove, has shared New Year’s supply hotspots where the number of new properties coming to market has increased. At the end of last year, demand exceeded supply, with the tuner of homes for sale falling to record lows. Estate agents had an average of 14 properties on their books, according […]

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Supply of rental accommodation in Canterbury plummets as demand soars

Property Jan 31, 2022 1:34 a.m.4 minute read Christchurch stands out as one of the hottest rental markets in the country. Photo / 123RF Christchurch stands out as one of the hottest rental markets in the country. New data from Trade Me shows supply in Canterbury fell by a third last year, while demand for […]

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Townsville vacancies at 10-year low as rental prices soar and housing supply dwindles

In the regional city of Townsville, a two-bedroom unit in the CBD could cost renters up to $570 per week. Key points: COVID has seen Townsville’s housing stock shrink as there is an excess of rentals in Melbourne Townsville’s vacancy rate is 0.7% Some estate agents think it’s too expensive to own an investment property […]

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GTA needs better forecasts to solve housing supply problem

Breadcrumb Links Houses Canada Inaccurate forecasts of population and housing completions are one of the causes of the housing supply and affordability crisis in the GTA. Photo by Shutterstock Photography Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content […]

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Pending home sales plummet as housing supply dwindles, leaving buyers with ‘very few options’

Numbers: Pending home sales fell 3.8% in December, according to the monthly index released by the National Association of Realtors. The index measures transactions where the contract has been signed for the sale of an existing home, but the sale has not yet been completed. As such, it is an indicator of the direction of […]

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On the Pearl clutch, gas lighting and housing supply versus housing affordability. – Scout magazine

Tea & Two Slices is a roundup of longtime local news by NEEDS frontman and veteran dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown, keenly aware of his privilege. Vancouver’s population is declining for the first time in 45 years. I guess that doesn’t take into account the deaths from the heated dome or […]

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Record housing supply in the Philly area will continue to challenge buyers

The next few months will likely be tough for Philadelphia-area homebuyers as they start the year with even fewer options than they had at the same time last year. Last month’s housing supply in the Philadelphia metro area was down 9% from December 2020 and about 35% from pre-pandemic levels in December 2019, according to […]

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Shortage of real estate housing supply in North Carolina

GREENVILLE, NC (Stacker.com) – The economics of real estate is both simple and complex. As with any other commodity, supply and demand drive costs in the housing market, and right now house costs are at an all-time high, an 18% increase since September 2020. But Factors creating record inventories and increased interest buying are varied […]

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Government must focus on imbalance in housing supply -…

Executive Director Kate Davies comments: “Despite – and in some cases because of – the continued Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has remained a very busy year for the housing market. Amid this continued demand, there are still many areas we need to focus on to support the market and ensure it is accessible to borrowers across […]

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The government must focus on the imbalance in housing supply…

Executive Director Kate Davies comments: “Despite – and in some cases because of – the continued Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has remained a very busy year for the housing market. Amid this continued demand, there are still many areas we need to focus on to support the market and ensure it is accessible to borrowers across […]

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Province providing $45 million to streamline building permits to increase housing supply

As housing prices soar across the country and here in Windsor-Essex, the province hopes funding to streamline building permits will help build more homes, faster. “Ontario is experiencing a housing crisis and it’s no secret,” Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Wednesday at the launch of a housing summit to gather ideas for solve the housing […]

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Will increasing housing supply solve the affordability problem?

Opinion: Government policies simply aren’t on the radical scale required to cut costs and prices enough to close the affordability gap In a 1978 episode of RTE’s Frontline, journalist Forbes McFall said, “There is now a general feeling that something is wrong with the housing market. Thousands of people can no longer afford to buy”. […]

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Homebuilding slows as housing supply hits record low in Canada, data shows – National

Statistics released this week by Canadian real estate authorities show that while the inventory of homes available for sale in the country is at record highs, the pace of construction of new units is also slowing. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said Tuesday that the annual pace of housing starts in December fell 22% […]

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Will 2022 bring a solution to the low supply of housing?

This year will bring provincial and municipal elections to Ontario. In the GTA, with housing inventories at near historic lows, strong housing demand and rapidly rising prices, housing supply and affordability will rank alongside the COVID-19 recovery as key drivers. electoral issues. The lack of housing supply exacerbates inequalities, slows down economic growth and threatens […]

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New Report Finds Ontario Last in Housing Supply

TORONTO— Mike Schreiner issued the following statement in response to a new housing report that found Ontario has the lowest per capita housing supply of any province: “Ontario is dead last in housing supply per capita. We urgently need to change course. It is becoming increasingly difficult for Ontarians to find affordable housing. The housing […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to boost supply of affordable housing in Victoria – Vancouver Island Free Daily

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to boost Victoria’s affordable housing supply – Victoria News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to bolster supply of affordable housing in Victoria – Saanich News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Will 2022 be the year we fix the housing supply in the Greater Toronto Area?

Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on this page. Content of the article This year will bring provincial and municipal elections to Ontario. In the GTA, with housing inventories at near historic lows, strong housing demand and rapidly rising prices, […]

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Streamlined application process recommended to bolster Victoria’s affordable housing supply – Oak Bay News

In an effort to quickly expand the city’s housing supply, Victoria is considering streamlining its application process for certain affordable and supportive projects. The changes would give housing projects owned and operated by non-profit or government organizations the maximum density allowed for the property in which the development was proposed – as defined in the […]

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Paulson: Tight housing supply welcomes 2022

Breadcrumb Links Columnists The numbers are in and it’s official: Saskatchewan has set a record for home sales in 2021. Publication date : January 12, 2022 • January 12, 2022 • 4 minute read • Join the conversation Saskatchewan set a record for home sales in 2021. Sales of 17,387 soared 17% from the previous […]

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Real Estate Podcast: Alecta Says Housing Supply Key to Retaining Talent in Cities | In line

You can listen to this podcast via Apple podcast Where Spotify Where SoundCloud or listen to it via the player below: According to Frans Heijbel, Head of International Property Assets at Alecta, when it comes to build-to-let: “The UK market has huge potential, but it lacks bigger platforms, and I think the increase in the […]

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Kevin Elson: Growth at Trent University is putting a strain on housing supply in Peterborough

When we talk about the housing crisis, we usually tend towards what it looks like in numbers. Vacancy rates, waiting lists for affordable housing, average house prices, or the amount of individual income spent each month on housing. We continue to ignore much of the conversation at the local level. What exactly is causing this […]

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The Great Housing Shortage Is Not Going Away

Assuming the housing market had a balanced supply of housing relative to demand in 2000 (no deficit or surplus), we can track the excess or shortage of housing supply relative to demand cumulatively over time with gray bars. While we overbuilt relative to demand in the housing boom as household formation slowed, we have underbuilt […]

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Supply and demand for social housing a constant treadmill

Picture file Clare Sinn Féin TD Violet-Anne Wynne spoke out against the treadmill effect of families in need of social housing and the number of homes being added to the social housing stock. Deputy Wynne said: ‘There are 3,000 people on the social housing waiting list in Clare. This number has not decreased much for […]

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Australia needs to increase housing supply to improve affordability

The intent behind federal government policy First Home Loan Deposit System is well placed, but good intentions do not necessarily translate into good policy. The winning soundbite that the government hopes will echo in the media is: “We are helping young people buy their first home sooner”. This is a result worth pursuing. Home ownership […]

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Housing supply should meet demand by 2024, says housing minister

Housing Minister says housing supply will finally meet demand in coming years. “What we have projected this year is that 2023 will be a very important year to get over that 30,000 figure, which is really important. “ But experts say more needs to be done to bring prices down and make homes affordable. Housing […]

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Using data to navigate 2022 housing supply and affordability issues

HousingWire Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Wheeler, had the opportunity to sit down with Autumn Barkhuff, CoreLogic Principal of Program Management, to talk about potential housing market trends in 2022 and how real estate analytics can help decision-making. of decision. “So in an ever-changing market that’s really filled with scattered data sets, real estate analytics becomes really essential […]

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County hopes tax change will improve housing supply

This story was updated at 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 2021, to clarify that the bill only applies to some developers, not all, who aim to build affordable housing. Elected officials, county housing staff and nonprofit affordable housing providers are optimistic that a new tax change can help create more affordable housing across the county. The […]

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Prices rise as the country’s housing supply tightens

According to a new report from Redfin, the seasonally adjusted number of homes for sale fell 18% year-over-year in November to an all-time low. This lack of home inventory in the country pushed the median sale price up 15% to $383,100. November marked the 16th straight month of double-digit price increases, and so far in […]

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Strengthening public services, increasing housing supply and building trust will improve tenant and landlord stability, says ULI report

A wide range of stakeholders representing tenant households and landlords agree that proactive efforts are needed to protect tenant safety and enable landlords/managers to sustainably manage and operate their properties, according to a new ULI report. Stable Residents, Stable Properties concludes that finding common ground among rental market stakeholders is critical to creating strong housing […]

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Housing is on the horizon as the government’s new housing supply law is passed

After being introduced in Parliament eight weeks ago, the Resource Management Amendment Bill (allowing the supply of housing and other matters) (Bill) passed its third reading this week and is now awaiting Royal Assent. In our previous article, we explained the intention of the proposed bill to accelerate the densification already anticipated in the National […]

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Weinberger pushes zoning changes to boost housing supply

Click to enlarge Derek Brower©️ Seven days Mayor Miro Weinberger Mayor Miro Weinberger will push for major zoning changes in the South Burlington neighborhood and beyond in an effort to ease the housing crisis, he announced Thursday. Weinberger released a 10-point plan to open up areas of the city to builders. The aim is to […]

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City Council bolsters support for increasing housing supply and affordability with Vacant Housing Tax – City of Toronto

Press release December 16, 2021 Today City Council approved details of the implementation of a Vacant Housing Tax, which will be levied on vacant properties from January 2022. The purpose of the tax is to help the availability and affordability of the housing stock on the market by creating a disincentive effect for owners to […]

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Bill to increase housing supply passes

Tuesday, December 14, 2021, 7:20 p.m.Press Release: New Zealand Government New law allows construction of three homes up to three stories high on most freehold sites Allows the construction of tens of thousands of new houses in the next 5 to 8 years Existing housing density rules brought forward by one year Legislation to cut […]

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Housing supply remains a burning issue

The housing stock has been a critical issue for the British Columbia real estate market and for the Canadian housing market in general. From a scarcity of real estate listings to months of record inventory, it has become increasingly difficult for homebuyers to achieve the Canadian dream of home ownership. Even if young families and […]

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Could aging office buildings offer an answer to Canada’s housing supply crisis?

An outdated office building in downtown Halifax will be given a new lease of life with a transformation that will turn it into a mixed-use building with an affordable housing component. To ease the city’s housing supply crisis, half of the Centennial Building – a 54-year-old office tower at 1660 Hollis Street – will be […]

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Insatiable demand and low supply for housing means records continue to be set

Breadcrumb Links Toronto and the GTA Columnists Once we have even a small degree of understanding of who is driving the bus here, only then does it really make sense to consider what kinds of measures, if any, are worth worth considering to calm things down. Publication date : December 11, 2021 • December 11, […]

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Warning that escalating construction costs could impact the supply of ‘affordable’ housing

Affordable accommodation in Kingsmead, Wooler. An analysis by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) claims that the supply of social and affordable housing in both regions could suffer massively due to labor and material shortages, Covid-19 and Brexit. When new housing developments are approved, local councils can require developers to make a percentage of their new […]

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Focus on expanding housing supply, not another tax for investors

Toronto Insiders Written by guest author Published: 16:01 Dec 10 2021 This article was submitted by Kevin Crigger, Chair, Toronto Regional Real Estate Board Housing affordability is one of the biggest challenges facing Toronto and the entire region. Governments at all levels have begun to make this issue a priority, thanks in part to the […]

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Airbnb rentals are seen as a drag on Peterborough’s supply of rental accommodation

Peterborough’s vacancy rate could nearly double if short-term rentals, which include houses, apartments and single rooms, are added to the potential pool of rentals in the city and county of Peterborough. The vacancy rate was 2.6% for 2020, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, but local housing advocates say the rate could improve […]

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‘Unsustainable’ credit will not provide viable housing supply – Central Bank

Giving households access to “unsustainable” amounts of credit to buy homes will not lead to a sustainable supply of much-needed properties, Central Bank Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery said Thursday. The comments underscore the Central Bank’s reluctance to introduce major changes to its mortgage lending restrictions as it continues to conduct a comprehensive review of rules […]

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Cedar Rapids will diversify housing supply with secondary suites

Rigid single-family zoning policies deprive residents of more choices — it’s especially problematic for those who don’t want big homes, like the older Cedar Rapidians AARP chart on types of secondary suites, courtesy of the City of Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids has an idea to bolster housing options and potentially start addressing other city priorities […]

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Drought UK housing supply dampens market

House price inflation has remained consistently high over the past four months, according to RICS. Photo: Getty The UK housing market is going through a dry spell, with new listings falling in November, according to the latest residential market survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A drop in the number of new […]

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Economy rebounds, but COVID domino effect on NH housing supply remains a ‘significant issue’

Photo/Brett Jordan The good news is that the economy is recovering strongly, the bad news is that housing supply continues to lag and that is a significant issue. On December 7, NH Housing presented an online webinar, Economy 2022: Growing or Slowing, with economist Elliot Eisenberg, PhD. Eisenberg is a former economist for the National […]

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Housing supply and demand in 2022: what to expect

One of the main drivers of real estate value in any given market is the supply and demand for housing. A balanced market means a healthy supply of buyers and sellers achieving slow but steady growth in house prices over time. But when that balance is out of whack, it can drive prices down or […]

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Housing supply will collapse without TfL funding deal, warns Sadiq Khan

Mayor says government’s failure to protect capital’s transport networks is a ‘failure of duty’ to the country Sadiq Khan has issued a fresh appeal to the government to provide sufficient long-term funding for Transport London claiming that housing supply as well as transport services will be damaged if a satisfactory agreement is not reached, and […]