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Help to Buy effect 'not substantial'

New data has vindicated the Help to Buy scheme as reaching its target market.

30 May 2014
Help to Buy effect 'not substantial'
Increase in London first-time buyer activity

A growing number of first-time buyers are purchasing homes in London.

29 May 2014
Increase in London first-time buyer activity
'Half of homeowners' sought cash-in-hand builders

Many people continue to seek cash-in-hand work from builders.

28 May 2014
'Half of homeowners' sought cash-in-hand builders
Two million Brits 'planning home improvements'

Millions of Britons are planning to improve their property as they cannot afford to move.

27 May 2014
Two million Brits 'planning home improvements'
Over-55s 'planning to downsize'

A significant proportion of older homeowners are planning to downsize.

23 May 2014
Over-55s 'planning to downsize'
Mortgage lending rose in April

Gross mortgage lending rose in the UK last month.

22 May 2014
Mortgage lending rose in April
Affordability risk for mortgage borrowers

Some mortgage borrowers could run into difficulties if rates rise.

21 May 2014
Affordability risk for mortgage borrowers
Dream homes revealed for Brits

Britons' dream homes have been highlighted in new research.

20 May 2014
Dream homes revealed for Brits
Govt figures highlight home building boom

More homes are being built across the UK following the launch of Help to Buy.

20 May 2014
Govt figures highlight home building boom
First-time buyer activity rose in March

Home buyers across the UK have become increasingly active during the first quarter of 2014.

19 May 2014
First-time buyer activity rose in March
SW postcodes 'attracting young professionals'

Young professionals are increasingly seeking properties in London's SW postcodes.

19 May 2014
SW postcodes 'attracting young professionals'
'More land needed' for London homes

More land needs to be provided for the construction of new homes in London, the HBF has claimed.

15 May 2014
'More land needed' for London homes
Ecclestone empty shops to be converted into homes

A range of empty shops are to be converted into flats in Ecclestone.

14 May 2014
Ecclestone empty shops to be converted into homes
Fees transparency for rental sector

New proposals to bring about full disclosure on fees within the letting agents sector have been announced by the government.

13 May 2014
Fees transparency for rental sector
Norfolk school redevelopment to provide housing

New affordable homes are being built at the site of a former school in Norfolk.

12 May 2014
Norfolk school redevelopment to provide housing
13,000 new homes for Guildford

Plans have been announced for an ambitious housing development in Guildford.

09 May 2014
13,000 new homes for Guildford
HBF calls for planning discussion

The amount of time needed to achieve planning permission for new developments need to be reduced, the HBF has argued.

09 May 2014
HBF calls for planning discussion
Proportion of Brits living alone rises

The proportion of people choosing to live on their own has surged in recent years.

08 May 2014
Proportion of Brits living alone rises
Mortgage arrears fell in Q1

The number of mortgage borrowers facing arrears fell during the first quarter.

08 May 2014
Mortgage arrears fell in Q1
Govt offers support to self-builders

The delivery of more self-build homes is being encouraged by the government.

07 May 2014
Govt offers support to self-builders
Online mortgage applications 'to double'

Online mortgage applications are to become increasingly popular with potential borrowers.

07 May 2014
Online mortgage applications 'to double'
Neighbouring property 'important to home values'

Home values can be dependent upon the state of neighbouring properties.

06 May 2014
Neighbouring property 'important to home values'
Leyland homes project announced

A new ambitious homes project has been announced for Leyland by the HCA.

02 May 2014
Leyland homes project announced
Interest-only mortgage debt reduction

A fall in the number of Britons facing interest-only mortgage debt has been revealed.

02 May 2014
Interest-only mortgage debt reduction
House price growth hits double digits

A significant upturn in UK house prices took place last month.

01 May 2014
House price growth hits double digits
Croston custom build homes underway

A range of new custom build homes are being delivered in Lancashire.

01 May 2014
Croston custom build homes underway




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