Monthly Archives: February 2014

Larkfleet homebuyers get that loving feeling at special Valentine’s event

Sales staff at Glen Grange, a Larkfleet Homes’ housing development at Pinchbeck in Lincolnshire, took four property reservations from homebuyers in quick succession following a successful Valentine’s weekend promotion. Larkfleet offered a free bottle of bubbly or a box of … Continue reading

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Housebuilder profits rise as consumer confidence returns

A marked improvement in the housing market has played a significant part in boosting Persimmon Group pre-tax profits by almost 50 per cent in 2013. The volume housebuilder has reported profits of £330 million compared with £222 million in the … Continue reading

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Highest number of new-build home starts for six years

More homes are being built in England than at any stage since 2007 – and the Help to Buy scheme is having a major impact. New figures released by the government show there was a 23 per cent increase in … Continue reading

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Traditional, quality homes with a welcoming community spirit from Larkfleet

Dennis and Phyllis Pinnock first thought about downsizing two years ago to make life easier for themselves. They were determined not to compromise on the style or setting of their new home. As soon as they discovered The Croft – … Continue reading

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The top 20 property turn-offs for potential home buyers

Damp patches, unpleasant smells and poor maintenance are three of the biggest reasons home hunters are put off buying a property, according to new research. As confidence returns to the UK housing market, comparison company Gocompare.com reveals the top 20 … Continue reading

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Gross mortgage lending increases by 33 per cent in 12 months

UK home buyers took on property loans worth more than £15.5 billion in January, new mortgage figures reveal. Although this is eight per cent down compared with the gross lending figure for December 2013, it is 33 per cent higher … Continue reading

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£250,000: cost of buying the average UK home

The average price paid for a home across the UK has reached £250,000 for the first time. Official figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the landmark price was set at the end of 2013. It means … Continue reading

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