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More new homes being built than at any time in the last decade

Posted on January 25th 2019

The number of new homes that began being built last year was 12% higher to September 2018 on both a quarterly and annual basis according to the latest figures published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Split between the private sector and housing association builds, figures are up 14% and 9% respectively. Just under 45,000 new builds began, whilst over 41,000 […]

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Manchester to enjoy continued growth for years to come

Posted on December 21st 2018

As the year comes to an end, we can reflect on another positive year for the local property market and Manchester’s economy as a whole. The city has frequently topped the charts in terms of price growth and demand throughout the UK with the local economy in boom-mode.

House prices in the region have consistently outgrown the rest of the UK, in five of the last six years in fact, including 11% last […]

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400,000 first-time buyers have made a step onto the property ladder thanks to Help to Buy

Posted on December 21st 2018

New official data has shown that more than 400,000 first-time buyers have made their first steps on the property ladder thanks to the range of Help to Buy schemes such as shared ownership, equity loans and Help to Buy ISAs.

In total, 458,000 purchases have involved one of the Help to Buy schemes, of which 402,000 were first-time buyers. And the Help to Buy ISA […]

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UK property prices set to rise 2.5% in 2019

Posted on December 19th 2018

Property prices could rise by up to 2.5% next year according to new research.

And the longer forecast predicted as part of a market report from agents Strutt & Parker includes an 18% growth projection from 2018 to 2022 […]

Housing market becoming more affordable for buyers as wages rise

Housing market becoming more affordable for buyers as wages rise

Posted on December 12th 2018

The housing market is becoming proportionally more affordable for buyers as wage growth and employment rates rise.

Average weekly wages rose to £495 – up 3.3% in the three months to October – standing at the highest level for seven years. Meanwhile, […]

LPC Living Shortlisted for a Prestigious Award in the Insider North West Residential Property Awards 2019

Posted on November 27th 2018

LPC Living is delighted with today’s announcement that The Oaks, the company’s recently completed development in Gatley, has been shortlisted as Small Housing Development of the Year in the Insider North West Residential Property Awards.

The development comprises 26 three and four-bedroom homes, the result of a long research, design and planning process where LPC Living revisited what people actually […]

Manchester property market growth highest in the UK in five of the last six years

Manchester property market growth highest in the UK in five of the last six years

Posted on November 19th 2018

House prices in Manchester have consistently out-grown the rest of the UK over the last six years, topping the growth chart in five of those years according to data from Cushman & Wakefield.

The most significant growth gap occurred last year where local house price growth topped 11%, more than double the UK average over the period. Meanwhile, […]

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House prices in North West to rise fastest in the UK over the next five years

Posted on November 13th 2018

House prices in the North West are set to rise at the fastest rate over the next five years according to a new report.

Published by Savills, the north-south property markets are expected to flip with high growth in the north and stunted performance in and around the capital. […]

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House prices are growing at twice the rate of wage inflation in a quarter of UK cities

Posted on November 9th 2018

House prices in eight of the UK’s biggest cities are now increasing twice as fast as wages according to new data.

The figures, released by property data company Hometrack, found that average house prices across Liverpool, Birmingham, Leicester, Manchester and Glasgow are growing at up to […]