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Industry Update – 15th April 2019

Industry Update – 15th April 2019

McCarthy & Stone reported encouraging half-year results despite market conditions it describes as "challenging". In the six months to the end of February, house completions were up 11% and average sales prices were also up by 7% (to £319,000). Housebuilder. The...

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Daily Briefing – 18th July 2018

Borrowing constraints, limited political support, and a lack of planning expertise is hampering council housebuilding programmes in London. Although they’ve taken steps to increase their delivery in recent years, the London focused thinktank Centre for London believes...

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Daily Briefing 7th July 2018

A new app allows users to find properties for sale and rent by overlaying virtual estate agency boards on Google Maps. Simply go to www.RightmoveRighthere.com and explore a location, double clicking on the map to bring up the boards in a given location....

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Where do you go… when the bank says no?

So many lenders have simply shut their doors to SME housebuilders but a ‘no’ can be turned into a ‘go’ with a refreshing new alternative in the world of development finance. Good SME developers always have more opportunities than funds available. Asset rich but cash...

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Build-to-rent vs buy-to-let

Buy-to-let has proved to be a fantastic investment opportunity over the last 20 years, giving many landlords a way of capitalising on an ever-soaring property market. But the shine has rather come off buy-to-let in recent years with tightening regulations, and a shift...

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Lending a hand to SME builders in the UK

Regardless of snap elections or Brexit, there’s a bigger underlying issue at the heart of our economy – the British housing market remains chronically under supplied and has done for the last two decades. Various figures are bandied around but many agree that around...

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The only thing certain is uncertainty

We all like certainty, none moreso than the markets and they have had reason to be spooked rather more than usual and have responded accordingly; expect much more in the coming months. The pound is now around the $1.30 mark, the lowest level since the mid 1980’s and...

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