Local authorities in England are continuing to ignore ways to deliver much needed affordable homes for local people in rural areas but could be more effective in helping to solve the housing crisis in the countryside, it is suggested.
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Mortgage market activity in the UK buoyant during November 2017 with steady increases in mortgage lending for first time buyers and home movers compared to the previous month and the equivalent period in 2016.
There were 34,800 new first time buyer ... read more �
Average asking prices in the UK edged up 0.7% or £2,067 in January after a fall of 2.2% in the final month of 2017 and similar to the 0.6% rise recorded in the same month last year, the latest index shows.
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Over 350,000 people across the UK have now used the Government’s flagship Help to Buy schemes, including more than 300,000 first time buyers, official figures show.
First time buyers have also embraced the Help to Buy Isa with more than 1.1 mi... read more �
It is easier than ever to search for a new home online but while more than 6.5 million people a day do so in the UK only a third are actually in a position to buy, according to new research.
The rest are dreaming about the homes they look at and the... read more �
You’ve found the perfect tenants, they’ve moved in without issue, and you’re expecting smooth sailing with the tenancy. But then you check your bank account and find that rent hasn’t been paid that month. What do you do? ... read more �
Presentation matters. Buyers are coming to look around your property, and you need to make an effort to show your home at its best.
Don’t make buyers imagine how good it could be – show them. Decide on the strengths of your property and ... read more �
Property prices in the UK dipped marginally at the end of 2017, down by 0.6% month on month in December to an average of £225,021, according to the latest index figures.
Year on year prices are still up by 2.7% and on a quarterly basis they we... read more �
The British Government is to launch a £2 million competition in the coming weeks for an app to help the 11 million people who rent a home to improve credit scores and mortgage applications.
The Treasury is offering £2 million to budding ... read more �
Hundreds of thousands of new homes a year are needed in England to keep up with demand but the latest official figures shows that overall planning applications and permissions are down.
Planning applications in England reached 117,700 from July to S... read more �