Public housing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26563/all en Spain launches housing plan for neediest eviction victims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/eh-spain-launches-housing-plan-neediest-eviction-victims Evictions of those unable to keep up their mortgage payments have become increasingly common in recession-bound Spain and protest and campaigns to help vulnerable families grew last year after the suicides of several people whose homes had been seized.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/eh-spain-launches-housing-plan-neediest-eviction-victims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Spain Public housing Social Issues Subprime mortgage crisis Spain Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735777 at http://www.globalpost.com Century Properties targets to hit P30B pre-sales, P3Bprofit by 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/century-properties-targets-to-hit-p30b-pre-sales-p3bprofit-by-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Listed real estate firm Century Properties Group Inc. expects growth to be sustained over the next three years as it aims to hit pre-sales of P30 billion and profit of P3 billion by 2015.</p><P>Chief Financial Officer Jose Carlo Antonio expressed this optimism after the company achieved a net income of P1.86 billion in 2012, up by whopping 112 percent from P866 million the previous year.</p><P>Its pre-sales from development projects rose by 16.6 percent from P18.4 billion to P21.4 billion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/century-properties-targets-to-hit-p30b-pre-sales-p3bprofit-by-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Century Properties pence Public housing Technology Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 08:34:20 +0000 Asianet 5806555 at http://www.globalpost.com $1 bn stolen in China low-cost housing programme http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/1-bn-stolen-china-low-cost-housing-programme <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>China's affordable housing programme lost nearly $1 billion to embezzlement last year, the national auditor reported on Friday, underscoring the obstacles to official efforts to fight graft.</p> <p>About 5.8 billion yuan ($950 million) went towards "loan repayment, foreign investment, land requisition and house demolitions, office cash flow and other expenses not related to affordable-housing projects", the National Audit Office said on its website.</p> <p>A total of 360 projects or organisations "embezzled" the funds, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130809/1-bn-stolen-china-low-cost-housing-programme" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Affordable housing Housing Public housing Technology AFP Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:46:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5906087 at http://www.globalpost.com China aims to build over 7 million public homes this year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/china-aims-build-over-7-million-public-homes-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to start building more than 7 million units of public housing this year, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development said on Saturday, signaling the latest government move to counter high property prices.</p> <p>The government intends to finish building 4.8 million units this year, the ministry said on its website.</p> <p>Large-scale construction of public homes in China not only supports growth in the world's second-largest economy, it also helps to quell discontent over rising house prices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140426/china-aims-build-over-7-million-public-homes-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public housing Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Apr 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6131449 at http://www.globalpost.com China city loosens property rules amid market cooling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140429/china-city-loosens-property-rules-amid-market-cooling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese city has slightly loosened regulations on house buying as it looks to boost the local economy, the latest sign of the impact of a cooling in property prices on the broader economy.</p> <p>House prices in China rose at double-digit rates in most cities last year, but the pace of gains have slowed since the start of the year as central government measures to rein in price gains took effect.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140429/china-city-loosens-property-rules-amid-market-cooling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Nanning Public housing Real estate bubble Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:18:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6133695 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese central gov't injects 200 bln yuan subsidy for housing projects http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/chinese-central-govt-injects-200-bln-yuan-subsidy-housing-pr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese central government appropriated 200.3 billion yuan in 2013 to help facilitate the building of government-subsidized housing, the rebuilding of dilapidated areas and related infrastructure, said a government report here Monday.</p> <p>"The government-subsidized housing projects continue to make progress," said a report on China's human rights in 2013, issued by the State Council Information Office.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140526/chinese-central-govt-injects-200-bln-yuan-subsidy-housing-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public housing Social programs Urban decay Xinhua News Agency Mon, 26 May 2014 05:50:21 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6157362 at http://www.globalpost.com Singapore resale prices of non-landed private homes continue to fall in May http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140609/singapore-resale-prices-non-landed-private-homes-continue-fa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Singapore resale prices of non-landed private homes continue to fall in May</p> <p>SINGAPORE, June 9 (Xinhua) -- The overall resale prices of non- landed private homes in Singapore fell by 0.3 percent in May on month, hitting a 17-month low since December 2012, the Singapore Real Estate Exchange (SRX) said on Monday.</p> <p>The volume of resale transactions also declined by 7.5 percent on month in May, registering at 421 units. On a year-on-year basis, resale volume fell by 42.6 percent from 734 units resold in May of 2013.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140609/singapore-resale-prices-non-landed-private-homes-continue-fa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Private Public housing Singapore Urban decay Xinhua News Agency Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:53:01 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6170555 at http://www.globalpost.com S'pore's high-end home prices fall to 18-month low in June http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140714/spores-high-end-home-prices-fall-18-month-low-june <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>S'pore's high-end home prices fall to 18-month low in June</p> <p>SINGAPORE, July 14 (Xinhua) -- The resale prices for Singapore' s non-landed private residential homes, mostly high-end apartments, fell by 1.4 percent in June to hit an 18-month low, the Singapore Real Estate Exchange said on Monday.</p> <p>Compared to the price peak in January this year, the resale prices for non-landed private residential properties in June were 4.7 percent lower, based on the flash estimates.</p> <p>The prices fell for all the different regions.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>Xinhua is China's state-run news agency.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140714/spores-high-end-home-prices-fall-18-month-low-june" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Political geography Private Public housing Urban decay Xinhua News Agency Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:16:01 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6204328 at http://www.globalpost.com End of the high life for Hong Kong's unwanted rooftop dwellers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140715/end-the-high-life-hong-kongs-unwanted-rooftop-dwellers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Their precarious rooftop houses have offered refuge from an unaffordable Hong Kong property market, but some of the territory's poorest residents face losing their makeshift homes as the government seeks to dismantle them.</p> <p>Perched on top of older buildings, the ramshackle dwellings may offer penthouse views in a city where space is at a premium, but the flimsy structures are frequently battered by typhoons and magnify oppressive summer heat.</p> <p>The government says they are too unsafe -- and many of those who live in them agree.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140715/end-the-high-life-hong-kongs-unwanted-rooftop-dwellers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Homelessness Politics Public housing Sham Shui Po Social Issues AFP Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:08:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6204996 at http://www.globalpost.com High-end 'micro-flats' latest trend for Hong Kong home buyers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140810/high-end-micro-flats-latest-trend-hong-kong-home-buyers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At a glitzy show stall for a new residential development in Hong Kong, property agents with loudspeakers are promoting the latest trend in the overcrowded city -- high-end "micro-flats" which still come with an eye-watering price tag.</p> <p>Hong Kong's poorest residents are used to making their homes in cramped accommodation, but now developers are touting minuscule upmarket apartments to reel in young middle-class buyers. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140810/high-end-micro-flats-latest-trend-hong-kong-home-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apartment Public housing Real estate Social Issues Technology AFP Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:46:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6227782 at http://www.globalpost.com