General news (November 2009)

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Rise in home building 'must meet demand'

Apparent increases in the number of new homes must be able to meet levels of demand among buyers, judging by an expert's comments. Steve Turner, head of communications at the Home Builders Federation, noted that any stabilisation of the property market could be good news for those looking to gain financial access from mortgage lenders. He said: "We know that ...

24th Nov 2009

Homeowners 'should encourage kids to do chores'

Homeowners looking to improve the maintenance of their property might be interested in the comments of an expert, who noted that household chores are a crucial part of a youngster's upbringing. Amy Schofield, online editor of education and parenting website, suggested that such strategies can enhance the atmosphere of a home. Regarding the relationship parents ...

18th Nov 2009

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Now is the best time to self-build, expert says

People eager to begin a self-build development may want to start their project in earnest, after one expert claimed the current market conditions are favourable. Marrion Morton, administration manager at Self-builder, noted that such plans can make sound financial sense. She said: "The self-build market is still really strong. Funding is still available, land prices ...

9th Nov 2009

Housing recovery 'dependent on economic revival'

An upturn in housing market conditions may be reliant on improvements in the general economic climate, an expert's comments suggest. Neil Young, chief executive officer of Young Group, said he was unsurprised that the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) may announce an expansion of the quantitative easing strategy. Commenting on the rate of the UK's recovery, ...

5th Nov 2009