New Homes news (March 2012)

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'Innovative ideas' can help FTBs

The nation's first-time buyers (FTBs) would benefit from the introduction of innovative new ideas that can help to boost the number of people taking their first steps onto the housing ladder, it has been claimed. Peter Bolton King, chief executive at the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP), said it is a positive that some banks are offering to pay the ...

28th Mar 2012

Incentives aimed at FTBs 'very welcome'

New incentives aimed at helping out and encouraging more first-time buyers (FTBs) get a foot on the property ladder would be welcomed with open arms, Russel & Aiken has said. Dianne Paterson, property partner at the solicitors and estate agents , cited the government-backed national mortgage indemnity scheme as one example of initiatives aimed at helping people when ...

19th Mar 2012

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HBF backs govt's NewBuy scheme

The coalition government's NewBuy scheme and pro-growth planning system should boost the UK's new homes market, it has been claimed. According to Steve Turner, head of communications at the Home Builders Federation (HBF), there is a clear demand for new homes in the UK, in spite of a lack of mortgage availability. As mortgage availability begins to return, ...

16th Mar 2012

NewBuy scheme 'a positive move'

The government's NewBuy scheme is a positive one, but it is not yet known what impact it will have on the property market, one analyst has stated. Liam Bailey, head of residential research at Knight Frank, said it is a positive move in terms of underpinning house prices , but it is "negligible in its scale". Earlier this month, housing minister Grant Shapps ...

14th Mar 2012

Buying new homes 'has many advantages'

People contemplating moving house should consider the benefits of moving into new homes , as new-build property provides "many advantages", one expert has explained. Kevin Wilkins, group marketing director at Bovis Homes, noted that the government is currently taking steps to tackle the lack of homes through its housing strategy, and said any moves that will help ...

6th Mar 2012