Monthly Archives: July 2013

Archbishop of Canterbury to address national housing conference

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to speak at the National Housing Federation’s annual conference in September. Archbishop Justin Welby will share his views about the roles of the church and the social housing sector in society. He will be joined … Continue reading

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Fearing for the future: tomorrow’s pensioners worry about losing their homes

Nearly a quarter of people in their early 50s are worried about losing their homes if they are unable to keep up mortgage or rent payments. Age UK’s Economic Tracker shows that fear of redundancy, the loss of income and being … Continue reading

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Housing supply exceeds demand as price growth slows down

The rate at which house prices are rising has slowed down slightly during the past month. Prices of houses across England and Wales increased by 0.3 per cent in July compared with rises of 0.4 per cent in May and … Continue reading

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Developers given green light for 9,600 new homes

Plans have been approved to build up to 9,600 new homes in Gloucestershire. The homes will be built by 2031 in the Stroud Valleys and Vale. Many of the homes are already in the planning pipeline but proposals for a … Continue reading

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Business Secretary outlines ‘housing bubble’ fears over government’s Help to Buy scheme

Business Secretary Vince Cable is concerned about the long-term impact of the government’s Help to Buy initiative on the UK housing market. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr programme, the minister expressed his fears that instead of reviving the market … Continue reading

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Restored Manor House provides perfect setting to celebrate English summer

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is to celebrate summertime with a very English afternoon of tea and cakes on Sunday 18 August at The Croft, a lifestyle-friendly development for the over 55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire. An historic manor house, restored to its … Continue reading

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Housing market upturn sees brownfield land specialist step up its housebuilding programme

Housebuilder and brownfield land developer Inland Homes reports a healthy uptake in business and predicts that profits will be well ahead of market expectations. The company, which obtains planning permission for sites and sells consented land to other developers, says its … Continue reading

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