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Outright owners of homes outstrip mortgage holders

Of the 22.6 million households in England, 7.4 million owned their property outright, and 6.9 million had a mortgage, the English Housing Survey revealed. The rest rented their homes. This marked a…

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Cameron pledges 200,000 starter homes

David Cameron has doubled his 100,000 homes pledge, vowing to deliver 200,000 properties for first-time buyers in England by 2020 under the Starter Homes initiative if the Conservatives win the election. First-time…

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First-time buyers still better off than tenants

First-time buyers are £742 a year better off than those who rent, according to a new study by Halifax. The annual figures from the Halifax are based on the average monthly buying…

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Repossession levels plummet

The number of homes repossessed by lenders last year fell to their lowest level since 2006. The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) shows that the number of repossessions…

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We must build 200,000 homes a year by 2020 – FMB

The Government and property industry must collaborate to build at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020 in order to tackle the housing crisis, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).…

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Regulation & Law

Sharp rise in new housing permissions

There has been a significant increase in the volume of housing permissions by local authorities in the last year, according to new figures published by the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) and Glenigan.…

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Property rental prices rise 3% in 2014

Rents in the private rental sector rose by three per cent in 2014, six times the latest rate of inflation, the latest figures from Your Move and Reeds Rains, both of whom…

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