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Retired hold £1.1trn in property wealth…

Retired hold £1.1trn in property wealth…

The Mail’s Jo Thornhill offers insight into equity release plans, highlighting research from a financial planner which suggests housing wealth among the retired stands at more than £1.1trn. She also looks at how older homeowners are increasingly releasing equity in their homes to help give younger family members a leg up onto the property ladder. … […]

Tracking the trends

Tracking the trends

The Times considers modern trends in housing and the benefits they may offer. These include: home sharing co-living schemes prefab properties and micro homes Elsewhere, the paper looks at attempts to make new build homes more appealing, with a property expert saying: “What new-builds are accused of lacking, in comparison to older properties, is ‘character’, but developers are […]

Homes with character pull in buyers

Homes with character pull in buyers

Despite an overall slowdown in prime property demand and prices, those with character and quality remain sought after. “There has been discounting happening to get new developments sold, particularly when it comes closer to completion,” says a property specialist. “Yet what has been most popular is anything with character and heritage.” Even though the number of […]

Ten-year high for new homes registrations

Ten-year high for new homes registrations

More than 160,000 new homes were registered to be built across the UK last year – the highest number for a decade. A total of 160,606 homes were registered during 2017, up 6% on the previous year, the National House Building Council said, largely driven by the Midlands, where registrations rose by 16%. New home […]

Smart homes going out of fashion

Smart homes going out of fashion

The popularity of “smart” homes filled with gadgets and sensors is beginning to decline, according to developers who are helping residents to “digitally detox”. A property specialist said the change reflected a cultural shift, as apartment blocks at the top end of the market are increasingly being designed with “holistic wellbeing spaces”.   Property companies which […]


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