Monthly Archives: December 2012

Housebuilder founder dies

One of the most influential figures in the UK housebuilding industry has died. Sir Lawrie Barratt (85) was the¬†founder of housebuilder Barratt. Leaving school at 14, he trained as an accountant before creating and establishing Barratt Developments in 1958. Under … Continue reading

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National House Building Council reports 7 per cent rise in new home registrations

The housing industry has received a much-needed boost as we enter the new year. The National House Building Council (NHBC) has reported a 7 per cent increase for new home registrations¬†in the final quarter of 2012. Latest NHBC figures reveal … Continue reading

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First-time buyer numbers rising says Halifax

According to the latest ‘First-Time Buyer Review’ from Halifax, reported in the Daily Telegraph, the number of first-time buyers is at its highest since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. The report puts the increase down to falling … Continue reading

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House prices expected to rise by two per cent in 2013

House prices in the UK will increase by two per cent in 2013, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Slight improvements in the economy will be reflected in the housing market, the RICS predicts in its Housing … Continue reading

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House prices rise by 1.5 per cent in 12 months

House prices increased by 1.5 per cent in the 12-months period to the end of October 2012. The latest monthly house price index from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that average house prices rose by 0.2 per cent … Continue reading

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Landlords are the only winners…

Census figures for 2011, published this week, show that housebuilding in England and Wales fell by four per cent between 2001 and 2011. At the same time, the number of people renting from private landlords rose sharply from nine per … Continue reading

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2011 Census: home ownership down by 5 per cent

The results of the 2011 Census, published this week by the Office for National Statistics, reveals some interesting facts about the current housing market. The ONS says the findings indicate a diverse and changing picture in England and Wales. Two … Continue reading

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