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  • Three in five parents fear children priced out of communities


    Communities and Local Government Live Tables on House Building (Table 209) show that 113,420 homes were built in England in 2009/10 (UK figure for 2009/10 not yet available). In 2008/9 a total of 171,690 homes were built in the UK of which 133,830 in

  • Can we stagnate our way out of this?


    In the first three quarters of 2010 the percentage of mortgages offered to first-time buyers requiring a deposit of 10% or less was 2% of all lending, down from over 50% in 2005-2007. Not due to a lack of demand or even affordability, but rather due