Building permit delays set to push up new housing costs



Construction projects across the nation are facing delays due to local authorities inability to award building permits in a timely fashion, builders say.

Asia-Pacific Region Is Cheapest in the World for Building Property



The annual Construction Costs Comparison Report by EC Harris Research has found that countries in the Asia Pacific region have far lower building costs than comparable Western countries, even though countries in Asia have experienced significant economic growth. This report is now into its seventh year, and compares building costs per square meter in 56 […]

New Home Builds On The Up



The market for new homes has been picking up some steam in recent weeks with the numbers of new constructions beginning and housing permits awarded rising to their highest levels for five months. The Commerce Department reported yesterday that there was a 3.5% increase in the number of housing starts in May compared to the […]

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