NEW homes are going up fastest in high-flood risk areas in many US coastal states, scientists said on Wednesday, despite increasing awareness that global warming has made living in such areas even...

[WASHINGTON] US homebuilding fell for a second straight month in June and permits dropped to a two-year low, suggesting the housing market continued to struggle despite declining mortgage rates....

AUSTRALIA'S economy expanded at the slowest pace in almost a decade as a prolonged housing downturn weighed on consumer spending, underscoring the central bank's decision to lower interest rates...

[CANNES] The Cannes film festival is not just about killings made on big-money movie deals sealed over champagne in hotel suites and on luxury yachts.

[WASHINGTON] Sentiment among US homebuilders held steady in March, sustaining a rebound from a recent three-year low on improvement in sales and a brighter outlook for the next six months.

APPROVALS to build new homes in Australia collapsed to five-year lows last December as sliding house prices and a squeeze on credit hammered the apartment market, a blow to what had been one of...

AFTER a small uptick in November, resale prices of private non-landed homes in December resumed the mild downtrend they have been in since last July's cooling measures, flash estimates by...

CONCRETE skeletons still haunt Spain, 10 years after the 2008 global economic crisis caused a housing boom to crumble, bankrupting developers and dotting the landscape with unfinished projects....

HONG Kong's government is set to sell its first batch of cheap homes under a new programme to help people get on the property ladder in the world's least affordable housing market....

[WASHINGTON] US home sales unexpectedly rose in November, but recorded their biggest annual decline in 7-1/2 years, adding to other data that have painted a grim picture of the housing market.