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Increased interest in new-build homes

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Increased interest in new-build homes

Interest in new-build homes has rocketed since lockdown was lifted, according to a new survey by the Home Builders Federation (HBF). After spending months in their existing homes, more householders are...

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Home improvements and new projects

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Home improvements and new projects

More than half of those who own homes in the UK are prioritising plans to update our homes as Covid-19 restrictions continue to be eased. Some one in eight British homeowners say they are expecting to...

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Exhibition goes online

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Exhibition goes online

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has moved its virtual reality (VR) exhibition online. In response to the lockdown of its public buildings and galleries, RIBA has launched FREESTYLE: Architectural...

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Movement in the property market

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Movement in the property market

The government has restarted the property market with announcements allowing property purchases and sales to take place, as well as more movement in home building and construction. Anyone in England can...

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Mortgage payment holidays soar

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Mortgage payment holidays soar

More than1.2 million mortgage payment holidays have been offered by lenders to customers impacted by Covid-19, UK Finance has revealed. Action by lenders means one in nine mortgages in the UK are now subject...

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Property industry helping in crisis

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Property industry helping in crisis

Organisations representing those with architectural, surveying and planning specialisms have written to the prime minister to offer help during the coronavirus epidemic. Led by the Royal Institution of...

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Coronavirus (Covid19) statement

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Coronavirus (Covid19) statement

Howie Architects are very much aware of the ever-changing situation and of the growing concerns around Coronavirus (Covid-19), we therefore we want to make our clients aware of some of the precautionary...

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Sales of new homes are up

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Sales of new homes are up

Sales of new homes increased for a third consecutive month across the UK, as has buyer demand and new instructions. According to the February 2020 RICS UK Residential Market Survey, a net balance of +20%...

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A manifesto for architects

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A manifesto for architects

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published its own manifesto demanding urgent investment, leadership and new regulation from the next government. People, Places and the Planet: RIBA’s...

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Annual house price growth slows

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Annual house price growth slows

The average price of a UK home is currently £232,249, according to the Halifax House Price Index. House prices in October 2019 were 0.9 per cent higher than in the same month in 2018 but on a monthly...

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