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New homes up by six per cent across UK, but Yorkshire bucks the trend

New homes up by six per cent across UK, but Yorkshire bucks the trend

More than 160,000 new homes were registered to be built in the UK last year, an increase of six per cent on 2016, according to NHBC’s latest new home statistics. But Yorkshire and Humberside was among three of 10 regions to experience a drop in new home registrations from 2016 to 2017, with 9,621 recorded […]

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Billions lost to UK economy by ‘cowboy builders’

Billions lost to UK economy by ‘cowboy builders’

Consumer confidence in UK builders is at an all time low, costing the economy dear, new research shows. The UK economy is missing out on £10 billion each year because home owners are so fearful of hiring a cowboy builder, they won’t commission building work, a study by the Federation of Master Builders has revealed. […]

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How people plan to save money in 2018 – if they can afford to…

How people plan to save money in 2018 – if they can afford to…

A quarter of adults in the UK are too strapped for cash to be able to save or invest any money in 2018, according to new research. A study by GoCompare Money revealed that, of those who feel able to put some cash aside, most (40 per cent) will save using a bank or building […]

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Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Rise in Yorkshire’s housing market activity

Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market saw a positive start to the New Year with a rise in activity, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ UK Residential Market Survey for January 2018. In January, buyer enquiries and sales increased, with 15 per cent more chartered surveyors in the region reporting a rise in demand […]

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Search is on for best young sofa designers

Search is on for best young sofa designers

Creative youngsters have the chance to see their own sofa design become a reality, as part of a competition. Designers aged 11 years and under are invited to put pen to paper and share their sofa designs as part of a competition run by furniture and flooring specialists ScS. The company has teamed up with Ashley […]

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Awards for Yorkshire retirement village

Awards for Yorkshire retirement village

Audley Clevedon, a retirement village situated in Ilkley, has been named ‘Village of the Year’ at an annual awards ceremony. Meanwhile, Audley Care Ilkley Branch has won ‘Care Branch of the Year’ for providing strong support, with glowing feedback consistently received by the team at the luxury retirement village in Yorkshire. Emma-Louise Fawcett, general manager […]

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Survey reveals best known housebuilder

Survey reveals best known housebuilder

A housebuilder revealed by a recent survey to be the best known across the country, celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year. Barratt was founded by Sir Lawrie Barratt back in 1958 and has grown to become the UK’s largest housebuilder, responsible for the building of more than 17,300 homes last year. Over the past 60 […]

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How much has your property value risen?

How much has your property value risen?

Many people may be unaware of just how much their property has risen in value in recent months and how the increase could help them make their next move or release a substantial amount of equity. The latest figures from Zoopla show a 3.62 per cent hike in house prices across the UK in the […]

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More first time buyers during December slump in property sales

More first time buyers during December slump in property sales

NAEA Propertymark has released its December Housing Report showing that although December suffered a housing slump, the number of first time buyers rose during the last month of 2017.  The report shows that; Overall, demand for housing fell by 20 per cent in December, with 268 prospective home-owners registered per member branch, down from 333 […]

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The UK’s five most bang average areas for homeownership 

The UK’s five most bang average areas for homeownership 

There is a lot to be said for where the winners and losers of 2017 are based where UK house price growth is concerned, but what about those smack bang in the middle? The latest research by leading hybrid estate agent, Emoov.co.uk, has looked at where’s home to the UK’s most bang average homeowners. According to […]

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