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1

Why are more people deciding to extend, adapt or renovate their existing home rather than sell it?

Due to negative equity

2

What is negative equity?

This means that the current value of the house is less than the amount outstanding on the mortgage

3

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

4

What is the most popular choice of housing estate in towns and cities at the moment?

A mixed-development housing estate

5

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

6

Where are mixed-development housing estates found?

In large towns and cities

7

Why are mixed-development housing estates found in large towns and cities?

Due to the reduced land space and cost of land

8

Other than mixed-development housing estates, what type of housing estate is popular in towns and cities?

Small, exclusive housing estates are popular

9

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

10

What is the most popular choice of housing in cities?

Apartments

11

Who are apartments the most popular housing choice amongst?

Young professionals , living in cities

12

What is the most popular housing choice in rural areas?

One-off houses

13

Describe one-off houses.
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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

14

How are one-off houses becoming increasingly energy efficient?

Through the use of solar panels to generate electricity

15

Give an example of a modern design feature in a one-off house.

Open-plan living

16

What type of housing is popular amongst students?

Communal living/co-housing

17

Describe communal living.

This is where people have shared living space but may have private rooms with ensuite bathrooms etc.

18

List the different modern trends in housing development.
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Negative equity = Extend, adaptions or renovations

Mixed development estates - towns and cities

Small, exclusive housing estates - gated community

Apartments - young professionals, cities

One-off houses - rural -private land

Communal living - students