Flats give new home sales a big boost

Flats give new home sales a big boost

AAP Sales rose 1.1 per cent in February, seasonally adjusted, after a 1.8 per cent gain in January, the Housing Industry Association new home sales report shows. Although houses used to be the most common type of home in metropolitan regions, HIA chief economist Harley Dale said this had changed in the past four years with sales of flats, townhouses and semi-detached homes at all-time highs. "Wh…

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