Monthly Archives: August 2013

Local authorities keen to invest more in housing to help ease new homes shortage

Local authority-backed programmes to build thousands of new homes could spur on the housing recovery, if the government removed restrictions on housing investment by councils. Official government figures show that the number of new homes completed in the first half of … Continue reading

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Government reviewing impact of wind farms on house prices

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, the government is examining whether developing windfarms and other forms of energy generation hits rural house prices. The paper says that Environment secretary Owen Paterson has engaged consultancy firm Frontier Economics to … Continue reading

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Gross mortgage lending rises 12 per cent in one month

Total gross mortgage lending in July is expected to reach £16.6 billion – an increase of 12 per cent on the previous month. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) estimates the July figure will be £1.8 billion higher than in June … Continue reading

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First-time home buyers will be in their 40s before they can afford to buy again: report

People getting onto the property ladder for the first time believe it will be at least 14 years before they can afford to buy again. A new report shows that first-time buyers expect it will take them that amount of time … Continue reading

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Over 55? Looking to downsize? Larkfleet is organising a special event just for you!

Lincolnshire-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is organising a special open weekend at its Spinney House development in Yaxley, Cambridgeshire, for anyone who is interested in downsizing from their current property. Larkfleet staff will be at Spinney House between 10am and 5pm on Saturday … Continue reading

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Housing Minister tells housebuilders: innovate to get Britain building

Housebuilders are being urged to use new, innovative approaches to construction to speed up the design and building of new homes. Housing Minister Mark Prisk wants builders to make greater use of techniques including off-site manufacture to accelerate the delivery … Continue reading

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Mortgages at ‘most affordable levels’: monthly payments cost East Midlands and East Anglia homeowners a quarter of their disposable income

Mortgages are more affordable today than at any stage in the past 14 years, according to new research. A study by the Halifax reveals that payments accounted for 27 per cent of average incomes in the second quarter of 2013 … Continue reading

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