Homes & Housing

Two very happy owners move into one-of-a-kind development
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As you drive through the country roads into the picturesque village of Debenham, you come across the latest development from the luxury local property developer Highland Ltd.

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The Bauhaus Barge: an energy efficient canal boat
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In this in-depth post, Jurgen Huber details the story behind his energy efficient ‘Bauhaus Barge’

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10 Of the Most Unusual Homes in the World
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Moving into and setting up your new home is definitely one of the most exciting things – especially for those who never find enough outlets for their ideas and designs. Throughout history, people have gone from caves to huts to castles to blocks of flats – and nowadays, seems like you can find …

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Private landlords snap up council homes
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More than a third of former council homes bought by their tenants through Margaret Thatcher’s ‘right-to-buy’ policy in one London borough are now owned by private landlords, according to new research. The figures from the GMB union cover the London

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April Fools’ Prank Lets You Renovate Your House On Street View
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Google, as usual, has plenty of April Fools’ pranks today. One that Google revealed on the Google Australia blog promises to let you renovate your house on Street View with “Google SCHMICK” .

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Tackling housing market volatility in the UK: a progress report | Joseph Rowntree Foundation
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What progress has been made on creating a more sustainable housing market since JRF published its Housing Market Taskforce report?

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Government praised for affordable housing boost – ITV News
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Housing construction has been flagging in recent years, but new research suggests the government has helped boost the number of affordable homes being built in the UK. The National House-Building Council (NHBC) found that almost 3,000 new affordable homes were registered in February this year, up nearly 120% on the figure of 1,373 in the […]

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Affordable housing funding model is ‘dead’
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The financial model for affordable housing in place since the 1980s is ‘dead’ due in part to the government’s welfare policies, an expert has warned. Andrew Heywood, a housing consultant and former deputy head of policy at the Council of Mortgage Lenders, said the future of funding for affordable housing is uncertain, creating ‘real problems’ […]

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Low Cost Housing in Milton Keynes
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Milton Keynes has lots of low cost housing available for people of all ages with varying incomes.

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Report sets out how more affordable housing could be built in UK
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Housing associations could generate £5.6 billion extra a year from their asset bases with no impact on government subsidy costs, it is claimed

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What happened to Britain’s self-build revolution?
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It was heralded as an answer to the housing crisis, so why is the idea of a self-build revolution proving unpopular?

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