Latest in Tag: Housing Highlight

Latest in Tag: Housing


First-time buyers crowded out of booming German housing market

With rising prices, a crowded rental market and low interest rates, it now makes sense to buy rather than rent a property. First-time home ownership is, however, falling because young people can’t afford it.Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper published two headlines side by side: "48% of households in Germany are now property owners," said one, …

Deutsche Welle

‘Think Commercial’ roundtable: developers demand legislations to forbid changing activity of residential units

The Deputy Minister of Housing for National Projects, Khaled Abbas, said that the state is trying to remove obstacles facing developers. For example, the ministry of housing insisted that the Reconciliation Law in building violations should not include any reconciliation in the irregularities of changing residential activity. During the ‘Think Commercial’ roundtable discussions held by …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Egypt achieves breakthrough in providing adequate housing for all societal segments

Throughout 2017, the Ministry of Housing has been working at full force to fully integrate cities and redesign the urban development of Egypt to fit its ever-growing population. The country’s investment in development since mid-2014 reached about EGP 400bn in housing, construction, and urban development projects, according to Real Estate Development Chamber Chairperson Tarek Shoukry. …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Royal Gate directs EGP 150m to real estate projects in 2018

Royal Gate for Housing Development targets pumping EGP 150m worth of investments in 2018 to develop separate real estate projects in the cities of Shorouk, Madinaty, and New Cairo. The company aims to acquire plots of land in the New Administrative Capital in 2018 to start implementing the first integrated residential compound as well as …

Shaimaa Al-Aees

Government invests EGP 58bn in housing, utilities projects: minister

The government‘s investments in Upper Egypt projects reached EGP 58bn, distributed between housing, drinking water, sanitation and utilities projects, according to Minister of Housing Mostafa Madbouly. Madbouly added that there is a strong focus on the implementation of treatment projects, and that the vast majority of the three sewage treatment plants will be implemented and …

Daily News Egypt

Urban Communities Authorities investments worth EGP 15bn during 6 months

Investments of the Urban Communities Authority amounted to EGP 15bn during the first half (H1) of the current fiscal year, distributed over housing and infrastructure projects. The investments approved by the commission in the 2017/2018 plan amount to EGP 30bn and aim to increase them to EGP 40bn till the end of June 2018. According …

Mohamed Darwish

Great boom expected in middle-class housing with increased prices

Cairo has a serious shortfall in the supply of middle-income housing, the leading real estate investment and advisory firm JLL (Global Commercial Real Estate Services) revealed in its new report. It also urged for significant efforts to be made to address the current imbalance, because shortage has long remained an important and consistent issue across …

Shaimaa Al-Aees