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First-time buyer home prices soar

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Home prices for first-time buyers are continuing to rise because of high demand from buy-to-let investors for properties typically acquired by those purchasing their first home, says Rightmove. New data supplied from…

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Average rents continuing to grow

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The average rent achieved for a newly let residential property in the UK rose in September by 3.6 per cent year-on-year to £941 per month, the latest figures from Countrywide reveals. The…

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More starter homes needed

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The Government wants to give thousands of young people the opportunity to own property, David Cameron announced during the closing speech of the Conservative Party conference last week. Not for the first…

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UK property sales hit 16-month high

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Residential property sales have improved across the UK, reaching a 16-month high in September, the latest index report from RICS has revealed. It was the fifth month in a row that agreed…

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Osborne vows to build more new homes

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George Osborne used his party conference speech in Manchester this week to reaffirm the Conservative policy toward housing. The Chancellor George Osborne during his speech to Conservative Party conference in Manchester described…

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Housing market is at ‘crisis point’

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The supply of residential properties for sale has slumped to its lowest level for 11 years, stoking fears that the growing housing shortage will continue to dive up home prices. Fresh data…

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Shadow Housing Minister vows to boost homeownership

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Labour’s new Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning, John Healey (right), has said that halting the decline in homeownership levels in this country is a major priority for the Labour party. Fresh…

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Lib Dems vow to build 20,000 affordable homes

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The Liberal Democrats has announced plans to develop 20,000 affordable homes in Wales by 2021 if the party is in Government after the 2016 assembly election. Lib Dem AM Peter Black (left)…

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