Monthly Archives: March 2013

Larkfleet offers gifts and financial incentives to Easter showhome visitors

Lincolnshire housebuilder Larkfleet Homes (www.larkfleethomes.co.uk) is inviting potential customers to take advantage of its wide selection of buying incentives over the Easter break. The company offers a variety of schemes which can make it easier for people to own a … Continue reading

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First annual house price increase for almost 14 months but outlook remains “uncertain”

                                                                                                                                                                                 House prices in the UK have increased slightly over the past year. The latest figures from Nationwide show that prices in March were 0.8 per cent higher than a year ago. The building society says this is the first … Continue reading

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Watchdog calls for review of new homes bonus scheme

The National Audit Office (NAO) is calling for an urgent review of a government scheme in which payments are made to local authorities for new homes added to council tax registers. NAO, a watchdog organisation, claims the New Homes Bonus … Continue reading

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Easter home-hunters: you could win £1,000 just by talking about your buying and selling experiences

Easter is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the new homes market. Weather permitting (!), the four-day break gives potential buyers time to visit developers’ show homes and to get their home in order – literally – … Continue reading

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Residents fears over proposals for 10,000 new homes in Hertfordshire

People living in villages and rural areas in Hertfordshire are worried that their communities will be swallowed up if plans go ahead for more than 10,000 new homes. Seven sites around Stevenage are earmarked for over 1,000 homes each. Residents … Continue reading

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Help to Buy: now the dust has settled, what does it mean?

Now the dust has settled on the spring Budget, here are the key points of the Help to Buy scheme, announced by Chancellor George Osborne. The Help to Buy initiative is intended to help people get onto the property ladder. … Continue reading

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Housebuilder’s profits increase as market improves

One of the UK’s largest housebuilders, Bellway, has reported a 47.5 per cent increase in pre-tax profits. Profits rose to £59.9 million for the six-month period to the end of January 2013, continuing the group’s strong performance compared with last … Continue reading

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