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Shortage of homes will push up house prices – RICS

The shortage of homes across the UK could lead to further price increases throughout 2014 and possibly into next year. That’s the view of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which reports house prices remain on a “firmly upward trend”. RICS … Continue reading

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Minister launches design service for new home buyers and builders

House builders can now submit details of their new properties to a new website which will promote the design quality of their developments to potential buyers. The government-backed Building for Life 12 (BfL12) website is intended as a benchmark for well-designed … Continue reading

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14th successive monthly increase as house prices rise at fastest rate for four years

House prices rose for the 14th successive month in February. The latest increase of 0.6 per cent – according to Nationwide Building Society calculations – puts prices around three per cent lower than their peak in 2007 before the financial … 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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Homeowners confused by low energy technologies

Homeowners are often unable to take advantage of the benefits of low and zero carbon technologies because they do not understand how they work, according to research. An in-depth study by the NHBC Foundation found that despite problems in understanding … Continue reading

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2014 housing market: Larkfleet chief executive looks at the year ahead

Consumer confidence returned to the housing market in 2013 – and grew steadily as the year drew to a close. The market was buoyed by low interest rates, government incentive schemes to stimulate buyers and builders, and a plethora of … Continue reading

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Home owners resisting temptation over equity withdrawals

Rising house prices have seen the value of properties increase steadily over the past nine months. In some parts of the country, prices have gone up by more than three per cent – but home owners have so far resisted the … Continue reading

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