Monthly Archives: November 2013

Larkfleet invests in future of construction industry with new apprentices

Lincolnshire-based house builder and developer Larkfleet Group is investing in the future of the construction industry with its latest intake of apprentices. As part of a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) apprenticeship scheme, Larkfleet is helping three budding construction students … Continue reading

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House prices slip slightly for first time in eight months

House prices across England and Wales have fallen slightly between October and November. According to the Land Registry, prices have slipped by an average 0.2 per cent – the first drop in its monthly house price index for eight months. … Continue reading

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Support for mortgage lending “no longer needed” – Bank of England

The Bank of England is scaling back on its scheme to support mortgage loans to refocus on lending to assist UK businesses. In a press briefing earlier today (28 November) the Bank’s governor Mark Carney (left) said the Funding for … Continue reading

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29 per cent increase in new build starts – spurred by Help to Buy take-up

More homes are being built than at any stage since the beginning of the financial downturn over five years ago. Starts were made by private house builders on 28,580 new homes across England in July, August and September this year. … Continue reading

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Help to Buy triggers 32 per cent increase in mortgage lending

The UK housing market recovery has continued with a surge in new mortgage lending. According to industry figures, new mortgage lending was 32 per cent higher in October compared with the same period last year. The  value of all home … Continue reading

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High quality family homes planned on former hospital site

More than 350 new homes – many of them ideal for growing families – will be built on the site of a former hospital in Peterborough. Plans have been announced for the redevelopment of the former Peterborough District Hospital. The redevelopment … Continue reading

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Over 5,300 new homes bought in six months using Help to Buy

The government’s Help to Buy scheme was used in the purchase of more than 5,300 new homes in England over its first six-month period. Between April – when the initial phase of the home ownership incentive scheme was introduced – … Continue reading

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