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Cautious Second Steppers keep first-time buyers off the property ladder

Detached houses are the property of choice for homeowners looking for their next step on the property ladder according to the fourth annual Second Steppers Report from Lloyds Bank. However, as they delay their move to save cash and equity … Continue reading

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First-time buyers using Help to Buy to sidestep house price inflation

New house buyers are bypassing four years of house price inflation by using the second part of the Help to Buy scheme. Homebuyers are using the mortgage guarantee element of the government’s incentive scheme to get onto the property ladder, … Continue reading

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House prices rise by eight per cent in 12 months

Amid all the debate about a possible ‘housing bubble’ and the Help to Buy scheme’s potential impact on the housing market, house prices have increased again. The latest figures show that house prices rose by an average of eight per … Continue reading

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Bank governor expresses concern over Help to Buy and shortage of homes available for purchase

The Bank of England is growing increasingly concerned that the housing market is in danger of ‘overheating’. Bank governor Mark Carney (right) has been warning of the dangers that the booming housing market could pose to long-term financial stability. Speaking … Continue reading

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Busy housing market boosts UK construction industry

An increase in residential house building has helped the UK construction sector to grow for the 12th successive month. However, the increase is the slowest rate for six months, according to the latest figures on the construction industry. The Markit … Continue reading

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Home sales figures highest for more than six years

Data released by the government indicates that the number of people buying and selling homes across the UK is at the highest level for more than six years. Figures released by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) show that the first … Continue reading

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Easter surprise for visitors to Larkfleet new homes development in Pinchbeck

Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes has an Easter surprise in store for visitors to its housing development in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. The sales team at Glen Grange will offer showhome visitors a chocolate treat as an Easter gift over the bank holiday weekend. … Continue reading

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