Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mortgage approvals hit 14 month low

The number of mortgage approvals fell again in September continuing a downward trend throughout 2014. Figures published this week by the Bank of England show individual loan approvals for house purchases at 61,267, down from 64,054 in August. Approvals are … Continue reading

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Eastern region performs well as housing market shows further signs of cooling

The housing market is continuing to cool according to the latest figures released by the Nationwide Building Society. House prices in the Eastern region remain higher than the national average however. The Nationwide said that house prices rose by just … Continue reading

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House builder hosts assisted move information event

The Croft, a lifestyle living community for the over 55’s in Bourne, Lincolnshire, is inviting homebuyers who are looking to move home but are struggling to sell their existing property to attend a special information day on Saturday 15 November. … Continue reading

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Expect to pay more to be close to good schools says Savills

Good schools are a powerful magnet for house-hunters.  New research from Savills shows parents may have to pay a hefty premium for the convenience of living close to the classroom. Analysing examples put forward by The Good Schools Guide and … Continue reading

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Labour commits to Help to Build loan scheme for smaller builders

Labour has committed to increase competition in the housing industry by backing small and medium-sized buildings companies to build more homes through a Help to Build scheme shadow housing minister Emma Reynolds has said. If Labour wins the next election … Continue reading

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Families unable to trade up invest in home improvements report says

It is not just first time buyers who are finding it difficult to get moving up the housing ladder. One in five home owners are investing in property extensions and other home improvements because they are unable to buy a … Continue reading

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New home registrations up despite growth challenges

The total number of new homes registered in the Eastern region between July and September stood at 3,791, an increase of seven per cent on the same period last year according to the latest figures published by the National House … Continue reading

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