Tag Archives: UK housing market

Housing market recovery is good news for UK builders

The recovery in the UK housing market has been good news for housebuilders across the country. Croudace Homes is the latest builder to report a significant upturn in business. The company posted pre-tax profits of £12.95 million in 2013 – a … Continue reading

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The top 20 property turn-offs for potential home buyers

Damp patches, unpleasant smells and poor maintenance are three of the biggest reasons home hunters are put off buying a property, according to new research. As confidence returns to the UK housing market, comparison company Gocompare.com reveals the top 20 … Continue reading

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Season’s greetings to all…

Season’s greetings and best wishes to all house-hunters and other readers of EasternNewHomeBuyer. We’ll be back with much more news and analysis of the UK housing market on 2 January 2014.

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Gross mortgage lending rises 12 per cent in one month

Total gross mortgage lending in July is expected to reach £16.6 billion – an increase of 12 per cent on the previous month. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) estimates the July figure will be £1.8 billion higher than in June … Continue reading

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House prices increasing at their fastest rate for three years

House prices in the UK have been rising at their fastest annual rate for nearly three years. Mortgage lender Nationwide reports that the monthly rate of house price increases rose by 0.8 per cent in July, up from 0.3 per … Continue reading

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Highest number of first-time homebuyers for five years

The number of first-time homebuyers in the UK has increased to its largest annual total for five years. More than 216,000 people became homeowners in 2012. This is the first time the annual total of first-time buyers has exceeded 200,000 since 2007. It’s … Continue reading

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