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Almost four million unable to buy first home

According to new analysis by consumer pressure group PricedOut 3.8m first time buyers in private rented accommodation are unable to afford the average first home. The figure includes 1.26m private renters who have been priced out of home ownership by … Continue reading

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First time buyers could pay no Stamp Duty

Labour leader Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour’s plan to put first time buyers first by reducing stamp duty to zero and giving them priority access on new homes built. This is what Labour describes as its next stage in comprehensive … Continue reading

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Election housing promises could devastate rural communities

The Eastern region is a predominantly rural one and faces some serious housing challenges. While the possibility that the Conservatives may extend the Right to Buy to 2.5 million housing association tenants if they win the coming General Election may … Continue reading

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More affordable homes boost to economy

The East of England would get a shot in the arm of over £450 million and over 9,000 full-time jobs would be created or sustained if more affordable homes were built now to help tackle the housing crisis, according to … Continue reading

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New Amberfield land classification to speed up house building

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has proposed creating a new land classification to solve the UK’s chronic housing shortage. In a new report published this week by RICS called Property in Politics the surveyors’ organisation recommends the introduction of a new land … Continue reading

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Chocolate surprise for home hunters in Lincolnshire

Potential homebuyers are in for a surprise chocolate treat this weekend. Larkfleet Homes is giving away Easter eggs to people visiting its Glen Grange housing development in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, over the bank holiday weekend. The sales team will be handing … 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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