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  1. April 17, 2014

    Taylor Wimpey house price surge threatens to negate affordability push

    The average price of a Taylor Wimpey home has surged almost a quarter since the introduction of Help to Buy, underlining how...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Equity not debt is the key to a creditable recovery

    Politicians of all shades seem united on one thing at least: the need for banks to keep lending. Since the financial crisis,...

  1. April 3, 2014

    Vince Cable attacks rising house prices

    Galloping house prices are an “extremely bad thing” for families being priced out of the market, Vince Cable has said in an...

  2. April 2, 2014

    It is time for the state to jump on the property bandwagon

    Moving into the property trade as a buyer and seller of land is not an obvious way for a British government to burnish its...

  3. March 31, 2014

    Help to Buy shifts fifth of all UK homes built in past year

    The Help to Buy scheme is having a far bigger impact in the most depressed areas of the UK housing market than it is in...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Bellway ramps up its housebuilding amid leap in revenues

    Bellway plans to raise its housebuilding volumes by a fifth during the coming year as the company, buoyed by the Help to Buy...

  5. March 24, 2014

    Record number of UK homebuyers rush to fix mortgage rates

    An unprecedented number of housebuyers are opting for fixed-rate mortgage deals, as lenders start to increase rates from...

  6. March 23, 2014

    More state land must be used for homes, says Sir John Ritblat

    More needs to be done to free up land for housebuilding if the government is to reduce the risk of a bubble in the...

  7. March 21, 2014

    Budget 2014: Pensions unchained

    George Osborne’s fifth Budget was one of the most eventful in recent memory for savers and investors. Those who had been...

  8. March 21, 2014

    Yorkshire raises rates again

    Yorkshire Building Society is increasing the rates on its wide range of 95 per cent mortgages for the third time since they...

  9. March 20, 2014

    Budget 2014: UK pensions overhaul set to boost buy-to-let market

    George Osborne’s pensions overhaul, announced in Wednesday’s Budget could trigger house buying, pouring fuel on an...

  10. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Self-build homes boost

    The government is providing £150m of funding to help prospective homeowners build their own properties. George Osborne, the...

  11. March 17, 2014

    UK housebuilders: policy proxy

    Scotswood in Newcastle upon Tyne was the future of government fixes for British housing shortages, once. It was one of many...

  12. March 17, 2014

    Housebuilders boosted as Osborne extends Help to Buy

    The chancellor’s decision to extend the first phase of Help to Buy built up the share prices of the UK’s leading...

  13. March 16, 2014

    Budget aimed at tackling ‘historic weaknesses’

    The UK Chancellor said on Sunday that he would tackle “historic weaknesses” in Britain’s economy, as he prepares to unveil a...

  14. March 16, 2014

    George Osborne extends Help to Buy scheme to 2020

    A scheme to subsidise new house purchases will be extended until the end of the decade, the UK chancellor has announced...

  15. March 13, 2014

    First-time homebuyer loans rise 40%

    Thousands more first-time buyers are stepping onto the property ladder, aided by the government’s Help to Buy mortgage...

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    March 11, 2014

    The non-horror Help to Buy show

    When Morgan Stanley’s Huw Van Steenis and his colleague Charles Goodhart ventured into these pink pixels last September,...

  17. February 26, 2014

    Private rental surge hits benefits bill

    England’s housing market is seeing a seismic shift towards private rented property and away from home ownership – with a...

  18. February 25, 2014

    Persimmon speeds up payout to shareholders as profit surges

    Persimmon has accelerated its plan to return £1.9bn in capital to shareholders after the UK’s biggest housebuilder by market...

  19. February 24, 2014

    Bovis posts near 50% rise in profits

    Bovis Homes has underlined its credentials as the UK’s fastest growing housebuilder by posting a near 50 per cent rise in...

  20. February 2, 2014

    Institutional investors at home in the residential rental market

    If an Englishman’s home is his castle, powerful institutional investors may finally be storming the ramparts. Just 1 per...

  21. January 31, 2014

    Tesco pulls best fixed rate deal

    Tesco Bank has withdrawn its five-year, 2.79 per cent fixed-rate mortgage, leaving a five-year fix at 2.99 per cent as its...

  22. January 29, 2014

    UK annual house prices rise at their fastest rate since 2010

    House prices rose in January at their fastest year-on-year rate since May 2010, according to Nationwide data released on...

  23. January 28, 2014

    Crest chief asks for guidance on Help to Buy

    The chief executive of Crest Nicholson has called on the government to give “forward guidance” on the Help to Buy scheme...

  24. January 22, 2014

    Protests over axing of ‘vital’ land price statistics

    The government’s decision to axe the collection of land price statistics threatens ministers’ ability to understand the...

  25. January 21, 2014

    P2P lenders bankroll development of new homes

    Peer-to-peer lenders are taking 21st-century finance back to the roots of the earliest building societies by bankrolling the...

  26. January 17, 2014

    Yorkshire raises 95% loan rates

    Yorkshire Building Society said that strong demand for its 95 per cent mortgages was the reason it raised interest rates...

  27. January 16, 2014

    Bovis Homes underlines housing market recovery

    Bovis Homes has entered 2014 in its strongest position for years after what its chief executive called “rather spectacular”...

  28. January 14, 2014

    House price rises outstrip inflation

    House price growth is outstripping inflation across most of the UK as the housing recovery broadens from London and the...

  29. January 14, 2014

    UK housing stimulus lifts Barratt

    Barratt Developments continued to feel the effects of government stimulus as a recovery in demand helped forward sales rise...

  30. January 13, 2014

    Housebuilding boom at risk of fizzling out in UK

    A leading trade body has cast doubt on the sustainability of the recovery in housebuilding, warning that the likelihood of...

  31. January 10, 2014

    New-builds excluded from Help to Buy 2

    A number of high-street lenders are not offering loans for new-build properties through the mortgage guarantee part of Help...

  32. January 3, 2014

    Fear of another bubble casts shadow over housing recovery

    The UK’s housing market staged an impressive recovery in 2013, ending the year on a high that has fuelled hopes for further...

  33. January 3, 2014

    UK mortgage approvals hit 5-year high

    The number of loan approvals for house purchase in the UK rose to over 70,000 in November – a five-year high – as confidence...

  34. January 3, 2014

    Construction data show sector on firmer footing

    The UK’s construction sector ended 2013 on a high, with the strength of the housing market and a rise in activity fuelling...

  35. January 2, 2014

    Cameron says Help to Buy approaching £1bn in new loans

    David Cameron will claim on Thursday that the Help to Buy scheme is on track to support almost £1bn of new lending, with...

  36. January 1, 2014

    Housing bubble should be tackled by building new homes

    A UK housing bubble should be tackled by building more homes, according to respondents to the FT’s annual poll of...

  37. January 1, 2014

    Question 6: Housing

    To what extent does the housing market need to be restrained? If so, what policies might work? Richard Jeffrey, Cazenove: I...

  38. January 1, 2014

    UK housebuilders struggle to raise output

    The supply of new homes from the UK’s biggest housebuilders remains down by a quarter on pre-crisis levels despite a...

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