Up to 30,000 affordable houses to be scrapped under Tory planning reforms

Close to half of affordable homes in some of the most expensive areas of England will not be built if ministers proceed with planning reforms, analysis by councils suggests.



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The government’s proposal to scrap the duty of developers, to build affordable housing on sites for up to 40 or 50 homes, would have led to 30,000 of such homes going undelivered over the last five years, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).

Some areas likely to be most affected are the least affordable and under greatest housing pressure, the cross-party grouping said.

Elmbridge in Surrey, where the average house price is over £760,000, has 486 affordable homes either built under construction or with planning permission over the past five years. This would be reduced to 271 if the proposed 40 or 50-unit threshold is introduced, the LGA said.

Lewes district council

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10 houses for sale for less than $1 million in Richmond



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There aren’t many places in Greater Vancouver where you can buy a house for under $1 million. But Richmond, home of the Night Market, Ikea and the International Buddhist Temple, has several to choose from. In fact Richmond offers some of the most affordable homes in the city. They might not be on land, but they are within reach.

Here, courtesy of REW.ca , are some of the more reasonably priced domiciles in Metro Vancouver’s fourth-largest city.

1. $997,000: 2200 Stirling Ave.



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Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,419 sq. ft.

Central Burkeville is home to this family home. Features include a large 50′ x 120′ lot, detached garage, landscaping, and location — it’s close to the Canada Line as well as shopping (McArthur Glen Outlet) and YVR.

2. $948,000: 2371 Boeing Ave.



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Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,230 sq. ft.

Currently under renovation, this Burkeville abode has

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Entire row of semi-detached houses overlooking water for sale so you could own most of the street

If you’re thinking about moving to a more scenic location and a three bed semi-detached home, then this new build by the water might be the perfect spot.

In fact, given this entire row of semis on the Castle Pill waterway in Pembrokeshire is for sale you might be able to take your extended family with you (and keep them totally separate, of course). If collectively you have the budget, there’s a semi-detached home available for everyone!

These are four urban semis with a difference. Instead of pavements, cars, street lights and other houses outside the windows, these homes have a view of inland water that other semis can only dream about.



a train traveling down a dirt road: Row of four semi-detached houses overlooking Castle Pill, Blackbridge near Milford Haven for sale for £380k each with EA R K Lucas & Son


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Row of four semi-detached houses overlooking Castle Pill, Blackbridge near Milford Haven for sale for £380k each with EA R K Lucas & Son



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So many homes are selling that we could run out of new houses in months



a house with a mountain in the background: A house is the most desirable get amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US is barreling toward an inventory shortage and affordability crisis that'll make homeownership unattainable. John M Lund/Getty Images


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  • The hottest pandemic purchase is a house, as more and more Americans take advantage of low mortgage rates to attain spacious backyards and more comfortable work-from-home locales.
  • Existing home sales, which have trended upward for the last 3 months since the housing market reopened from shutdown, soared to a 14-year high in August. New home sales are also up.
  • Home prices are soaring, too, recording the highest two-month appreciation between May and July — at 2% — in 30 years of record-keeping.
  • But not enough new houses are being built to keep up with demand, a trend that actually goes back a decade.
  • Homebuying, in all its trendy glory, only projects to get more
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Chicago has fewest houses for sale in over 13 years

As Grossman expected, the house was under contract eight days after it hit the market in early July. The sale of the 2,460-square-foot house on Leavitt Street closed in early September at $575,000. 

If Grossman wasn’t surprised at the swiftness of the sale, it’s only because “it’s been this way all summer,” she said. In Beverly the inventory of houses for sale is extremely low, as it is in many neighborhoods across the city. 

At the start of September, fewer single-family homes were on the market in Chicago than at any time since January 2007, the earliest data available from the Chicago Association of Realtors. The inventory has been low for a few years, but in the past few weeks it dipped below 2,400 for the first time. September began with 2,377 houses on the market. 

One of the old reasons for low inventory—the jump to a new house is

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Amazing MN houses part of Homes by Architects Tour

Despite the pandemic, Wendy and Bill Brian aren’t worried about hundreds or even thousands of people touring their remodeled St. Paul home starting this weekend.

That’s because their house — like all the homes featured in the upcoming Homes by Architects Tour — will only be open for virtual tours from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.

It’s not the same, but the welcome is still warm.

“We love having people in our home,” Wendy Brian says. “I hope people will still be able to feel that energy of hospitality.”

How does a virtual home tour work, exactly? In this case, the $15 digital passes will unlock immersive, 3D tours of all 17 homes as well as extras like the opportunity to chat with the architects, all of whom are members of the American Institute of Architects Minnesota (AIA-MN), the nonprofit behind this 13th annual event. There will also be Instagram

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Abandoned houses for sale around the world



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