Monthly Archives: June 2014

New home registrations still rising

According to the latest registration statistics from the National House Building Council (NHBC) the number of new homes registered across the country between March and May remains up compared to corresponding period last year. The rise continues to build on the … Continue reading

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Bank of England moves to cap risky mortgage lending

As predicted in widespread media speculation this week, the Bank of England has moved to limit mortgage lending in a bid to stall the housing boom and protect economic recovery in the UK. The moves, which are designed to limit … Continue reading

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Builder offers free theatre tickets

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes is giving away free tickets for the summer season at Stamford Shakespeare Company. Larkfleet is supporting the theatre group by taking adverts in the programmes for all three productions in the open-air theatre at Tolethorpe Hall near … Continue reading

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Government new homes targets ‘unrealistic’ say housebuilders

Government targets to build 240,000 new homes a year by 2016 are unrealistic and won’t be met according to a survey of the UK’s top housebuilders and could lead to the biggest housing shortfall since the 1950s. According to Homes for … Continue reading

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Mortgage lending rules could get tougher

There are signs that getting a mortgage to buy a first home or to up-size for a growing family could prove more difficult for some UK homebuyers in the coming months. According to a recent Bank of England survey of … Continue reading

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House prices fuel fears for the future

One in five Britons fear having to move out of their local area because of the high cost of housing, according to a new survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH)/Ipsos MORI. The online poll questioned adults … Continue reading

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New garden cities not enough

The government’s proposed Garden Cities programme will not help solve the housing crisis unless the number of homes planned for locally is great enough to meet true housing need, says property adviser Savills. The Government prospectus for “Locally-led Garden Cities” states that … Continue reading

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