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The Over 55s are “Generation Stuck”

The Over 55s are “Generation Stuck”

by on Tuesday 12 January, 2016 in Industry News, Moving Homes

One in three of the UK’s homeowners aged 55 or over would like to downsize but can’t due to a lack of suitable properties on the market, creating “Generation...

ONS figures show house prices up 7%

ONS figures show house prices up 7%

by on Thursday 17 December, 2015 in Industry News, Moving Homes, New Homes

According to the latest figures in the House Price Index from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK house prices increased by 7% in the year to October 2015, up...

Two million homes change tenure since 2005

Two million homes change tenure since 2005

by on Tuesday 15 December, 2015 in Industry News

Research conducted by Countrywide has found that over two million homes have changed tenure in the last decade when taking into account all property sales between...

Latest Help to Buy figures to September 2015

Latest Help to Buy figures to September 2015

by on Friday 11 December, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The Department for Communities and Local Goverment has released the latest figures from the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme since its launch on 1 April 2013 until 30...

Help to Buy: ISA for first time buyers

Help to Buy: ISA for first time buyers

by on Wednesday 2 December, 2015 in Industry News

If you are saving to buy your first home, the Government’s Help to Buy: ISA, launched yesterday could provide a helpful bonus. Under the terms of the scheme, the...

Number of homes built on greenbelt has halved

Number of homes built on greenbelt has halved

by on Friday 16 October, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

New research from Countrywide has revealed that homes built on the greenbelt surrounding our towns and cities over the last 20 years has halved. Since 1995, Countrywide...

It’s shared ownership week!

It’s shared ownership week!

by on Monday 5 October, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

This week (October 5-11th 2015) is officially Shared Ownership Week where housing associations across the country are promoting the benefits of shared ownership...

Property prices not reduced by integrated social housing

Property prices not reduced by integrated social housing

by on Friday 2 October, 2015 in Industry News

New research by the NHBC Foundation has found that house prices are not reduced on developments which successfully integrate private and social housing. The...

Latest Help to Buy : Equity Loan figures

Latest Help to Buy : Equity Loan figures

by on Monday 14 September, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The Government’s latest figures for the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme were released on 9 September. They cover the 27 months from the launch of the scheme on 1 April...

North West and Merseyside show highest new homes growth

North West and Merseyside show highest new homes

by on Monday 3 August, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

According to the latest quarterly figures from NHBC, more than 41,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK during the last three months – an increase of 12%...