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Sharp rise in new-build housing starts across England

The number of homes being built across England has increased by almost one third over the past 12 months. New government figures show that starts were made on more than 133,650 homes in the year to the end of March. … Continue reading

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First signs of house price increases slowing down

House prices across the country are still rising – but not so quickly as in recent months. The slowdown is described by the UK’s second biggest mortgage lender as “tentative signs of moderation”. According to Nationwide figures up to the … Continue reading

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Budget: Chancellor urged to make changes on Help to Buy

The Chancellor is being urged to make changes to the government-inspired Help to Buy scheme. With the Budget just days away – Wednesday 19 March – the influential Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) wants the scheme to be made … Continue reading

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Highest number of new-build home starts for six years

More homes are being built in England than at any stage since 2007 – and the Help to Buy scheme is having a major impact. New figures released by the government show there was a 23 per cent increase in … Continue reading

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Huge drop in cost of building zero-carbon homes

The extra cost of building a ‘zero carbon’ semi-detached home has fallen by 57 per cent since 2011. This is due to the development of the solar panel market, according to a new study. The Zero Carbon Hub, a public-private … Continue reading

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29 per cent increase in new build starts – spurred by Help to Buy take-up

More homes are being built than at any stage since the beginning of the financial downturn over five years ago. Starts were made by private house builders on 28,580 new homes across England in July, August and September this year. … Continue reading

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Housing crisis: government urged to take action

Shelter is urging the government to take a stronger lead to ensure that sufficient numbers of affordable homes are built across England. The housing and homelessness charity is worried about the implications for thousands of people unless actions are taken … Continue reading

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