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Free travel incentive on new east London shared ownership development

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Free travel incentive on new east London shared ownership development

Buyers are being offered a raft of incentives that includes free travel to buy a shared ownership property on a London development.

The development by L&Q Housing Association is at a brownfield project at Barking called Parklands Riverside where 10,800 homes are being built on former industrial land.

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Lender's mortgage offer to older borrowers

Thu 15 Aug 2019

Lender's mortgage offer to older borrowers

Age is now no barrier to getting a mortgage. In fact, a finance company has just announced it will offer new mortgages for those in their 80s.

Where a typical mortgage was once 25 years, the lending landscape has changed drastically in the decade since the financial crash.

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Revealed: the postcodes achieving the best property asking prices

Thu 08 Aug 2019

Revealed: the postcodes achieving the best property asking prices

Most people selling their homes are achieving close to the asking price, according to new data.

Get Agent, the estate agent comparison site, analysed the asking and achieved asking prices for property across postcodes in England and Wales, revealing that homeowners are getting an average 95.94 percent on their asking price.

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New hedgehog highways rule in England's housing

Wed 24 Jul 2019

New hedgehog highways rule in England's housing

Buyers moving into a new-build home will be sharing their space with a hedgehog highway.

That's the planned outcome of new rules that developers will have to follow when it comes to building new housing estates.

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Mortgage affordability rules could be relaxed, says Bank of England

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Mortgage affordability rules could be relaxed, says Bank of England

Mortgage affordability rules will be relaxed across the UK if house price growth grows.

A new paper from the Bank of England says the return of house prices virtually to pre-2008 financial crash levels means it has to examine the current affordability rules on borrowing.

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University partnership to deliver 3k homes in Oxford

Wed 03 Jul 2019

University partnership to deliver 3k homes in Oxford

Financial giant Legal & General is to build 3,000 homes for students and staff in a £4 billion partnership with Oxford University.

L&G, which specialises in insurance and pensions, will also build science parks for the top university.

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224 affordable homes in new Kent garden community development

Tue 25 Jun 2019

224 affordable homes in new Kent garden community development

Almost 600 new homes are to be built in Kent as part of a deal between developer Keepmoat Homes and national agency Homes England.

Homes England is to sell an 11.6 hectare site at Northfield Embankment in Ebbsfleet to Keepmoat who will then build 598 homes and a new primary school as part of the deal.

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Northern property market outperforming the south

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Northern property market outperforming the south

The north-south divide in UK property is rearing its head again, only this time it's the north that's leading the way.

Rightmove, the online property portal, has revealed that both the supply of homes for sale and sales are falling across the country.

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