Homes & Housing

Prices demanded by house sellers at their highest level since start of the financial crisis after 2.8% jump last month
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Asking prices jumped by 2.8% between January and February to reach £235,741 on average, with big monthly leaps of around 5% recorded in the North West of England and Wales, according to Rightmove.

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House prices inch up to stand level with a year ago, says Nationwide, as landlords cash in on renters unable to buy
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Nationwide reported that the price of the typical home stands at £162,638, up £393, or 0.2 per cent, from January.

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Britain’s housing crisis is deepening
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Britain’s housing crisis appears to be deepening, and attracting widespread comment in the media. Professor Glen Bramley, Director of IHURER, explains what policies could promote greater housing su…

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Brazil’s laudable, flawed housing policy
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One of the biggest challenges in the Brazilian real estate market is finding a way for the average family to get a foot on the property ladder.

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Home construction continues to build
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Housing starts and permits both post gains in February as housing construction continues to be a strength for economy.

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Hidden hazard behind the’Boles Bung’
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The 2009 parliamentary expenses scandal might have led MPs to avoid the term “bung”, but not, it seems, planning minister Nick Boles. In January he went on television to offer what he called the “Boles Bung” to parishes and neighbourhoods that accepted new residential development. Should housebuilders break out the champagne as, in theory, localities […]

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