The mayor in the town of Tübingen has told land owners to 'build or loose' their properties. This weekend 20 letters were sent out to people that own unused land in the area. According to the letters they now have fours years to either build residential living space or they will be forced to sell.
Protesters take to the streets of Berlin and other German cities, fed up of rising rental prices
Dachas, traditionally a small summer cottages, have through the centuries become a real institution for Russia's mainly urban-dwelling population.
Vienna is dealing with the pressure of rising prices on its private housing market — rent and construction costs are exploding.
The Danish prime minister has announced proposals for a new island to be built by the harbour to also protect the city from rising sea levels
Spanish startup behind "beehive" housing projects says apartments will open "with or without a permit" from Barcelona's city council.
What's it like to live on a houseboat? Find out in this interactive experience where five Copenhageners show of their homes.
New Zealand's government is banning non-resident foreigners from buying homes.
The new law, which was passed yesterday, is part of a plan to bring down house prices and boost home ownership in the country.
The move fulfils an election campaign pledge by the Labour Party-led government,
The European Commission has announced that Airbnb's terms and conditions and its pricing policy is breaking EU rules.
House prices across the EU have risen by more than 10% since 2010, Eurostat revealed on Tuesday, but Italy remains an outlier — it is the only member state to have seen prices shrink last year.
Activist squatters in Berlin have taken over vacant buildings in the city to protest rising house prices, homelessness and gentrification.
Have you struggled to find an affordable place to live? It could be the Airbnb effect.
Holiday rentals have pushed up prices for locals and one Spanish city has had enough.
Policy makers are being asked to make significant changes, as a new report suggests a third of Britain's young people will continue renting for the rest of their lives.