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Planning constraints and political point scoring adversely effecting growth says house builder

The housing market is softening according house builder Redrow. The company, which has developments throughout the East Midlands, has told its shareholders that demand for new homes has reverted to ‘normal levels’ of activity. Redrow’s chairman Steve Morgan told shareholders … Continue reading

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House building drives eight-month high in construction sector growth

Strong output growth was maintained across the UK construction sector in September, supported by a sharp rises in house-building. However, while the overall performance of the construction sector was close to its strongest since the summer of 2007, latest data … Continue reading

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Housing market cooling as sellers wait longer to sell for less

Not all house prices indices agree on the rate that house prices are increasing. One thing that they all do seem to agree on however is that the market appears to be cooling. The latest market specialist to release figures … Continue reading

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Home builders defend housing position after Bank of England governor’s concerns over ‘serious shortage of homes’

The organisation which represents UK home builders has defended the industry’s recent record on providing new homes. On Sunday, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney voiced his concerns about what he described as a serious shortage of homes available to … Continue reading

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House building recovery could be threatened, warns FMB

The house building industry and economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising costs and a shortage of essential materials. That’s the warning issued by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) following a three-month ‘state of trade’ survey. … Continue reading

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No 1 mortgage lender reports slight fall in UK house prices

The UK’s largest mortgage lender reports that house prices fell by 1.1 per cent in March. According to the Halifax, this is only the third time in the past 15 months that prices have been lower than the previous month. … 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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