Monthly Archives: March 2014

House prices: what a difference a year makes

House prices in the UK were 6.8 per cent higher in January than a year ago at the same time. The latest official figures show that prices increased significantly at the beginning of this year, up from 5.5 per cent … Continue reading

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Go on – spoil your mum with some pampering ‘on the house’ at The Croft

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday (30 March) but you can give her an early treat at The Croft in Lincolnshire tomorrow. The Croft is a lifestyle living development for the over 55s in Bourne and is offering free beauty treatments … Continue reading

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As housing deficit hits one million mark, industry leader says “let’s build our way out of crisis”

England needs another one million homes to meet increasing demands, a new report claims. According to the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF), the housing shortfall has reached the one million mark… and counting. That’s roughly the number of homes in Birmingham … Continue reading

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Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard

The government has announced plans which will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard. House builders currently face a myriad of different standards to implement whenever and wherever they build new homes. The standards imposed … Continue reading

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Over 17,000 people use Help to Buy to purchase homes

More than 17,000 people have bought homes using the government’s Help to Buy scheme in the first nine months since its introduction. New figures released by the government show that the vast majority of people taking advantage of the scheme … Continue reading

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Treat your mum (or grandmum) to a pampering day at The Croft

The Croft, a lifestyle living development for the over 55s in Bourne, Lincolnshire, is offering beauty treatments to local mums and grandmothers as a special treat ahead of Mother’s Day. Free 30-minute pampering treatments are available on Saturday (29 March) … Continue reading

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Housebuilder expects to complete more homes in 2014 than during 2007 peak

Housebuilder Berkeley Group is expecting to complete about 30 per cent more homes this year than during the housing market peak period in 2007. In a business update, the company said its forward sales of new homes at the end … Continue reading

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