Flashcards in Modern Trends in Housing Development Deck (18)
Why are more people deciding to extend, adapt or renovate their existing home rather than sell it?
Due to negative equity
What is negative equity?
This means that the current value of the house is less than the amount outstanding on the mortgage
Due to negative equity, what are people doing with their homes?
They are deciding to extend, adapt or renovate their existing home rather than sell it at a loss
What is the most popular choice of housing estate in towns and cities at the moment?
A mixed-development housing estate
Why is the mixed-development housing estate the most popular choice of estate in towns and cities at the moment?
Because they offer semi-detached houses, apartments and townhouses
Where are mixed-development housing estates found?
In large towns and cities
Why are mixed-development housing estates found in large towns and cities?
Due to the reduced land space and cost of land
Other than mixed-development housing estates, what type of housing estate is popular in towns and cities?
Small, exclusive housing estates are popular
Why are small, exclusive housing estates popular?
As they are gated communities with larger homes, green areas, playgrounds and well-maintained public areas, e.g. green areas or footpaths
What is the most popular choice of housing in cities?
Who are apartments the most popular housing choice amongst?
Young professionals , living in cities
What is the most popular housing choice in rural areas?
Describe one-off houses.
It is built on owned-private land
They are built in the individual's preferred style and design
They are becoming increasingly energy efficient
Include modern design features e.g. open-plan living
How are one-off houses becoming increasingly energy efficient?
Through the use of solar panels to generate electricity
Give an example of a modern design feature in a one-off house.
What type of housing is popular amongst students?
Describe communal living.
This is where people have shared living space but may have private rooms with ensuite bathrooms etc.