Monthly Archives: October 2013

Youngsters have only 50:50 chance of owning their own home, says housing charity

Many people in their twenties may have only a 50 per cent chance of ever owning their own home unless house prices are stabilised. That’s according to research from the housing charity Shelter – released as Office of National Statistics … Continue reading

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Buy a new home now – and move in before Christmas!

Christmas is less than two months away – but that’s still plenty of time to choose, buy and move into a fantastic new home in the East Midlands. Larkfleet Homes has a few superb homes left for sale in Lincolnshire … Continue reading

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Lending to homebuyers highest for five years: Bank of England

The number of mortgages being approved in the UK is higher than at any stage since the beginning of the financial crisis over five years ago. Latest figures from the Bank of England show that 66,735 home loans were approved … Continue reading

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Construction and house building growth can cement long-term recovery

Construction was the fastest-growing sector in the UK economy during the three month period to the end of September. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), growth was 2.5 per cent higher than the previous quarter and 4.9 per … Continue reading

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House prices dip slightly in East Midlands while other regions report further modest increases

House prices have continued to rise across the UK, but the rate of increase has slowed down. The latest figures from the Land Registry, for September, show that house prices went up by 1.5 per cent across the country since … Continue reading

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Rise in new home registrations confirms housing market recovery

New figures show that the housing market has continued to recover with a 19 per cent increase in new home registrations in the three month period to the end of September. Statistics released by the National House-Building Council (NHBC) show … Continue reading

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Affordable homes out of reach for people on average income, claims housing charity

New research by the housing charity Shelter claims to show that a large number of suitable homes are out of reach for almost everyone on average income. It says that in over half the country, less than 10 per cent … Continue reading

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