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More people opt to switch from renting, to buying a home

More people opt to switch from renting, to buying a home

The proportion of adults who say they want to move from renting to buying their next home, has doubled during the course of 2018, from 24 per cent to 58 per cent, according to new data. And Yorkshire people are ready to dig deeper by an average £13,000 plus, to finance their next home, than they were […]

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House prices set to rise in Doncaster in the New Year

House prices set to rise in Doncaster in the New Year

House prices are predicted to go up across Yorkshire in the New Year. A fall in interest from new buyers in Yorkshire and Humber led to a downward trend in the region’s house prices last month, according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ UK Residential Market Survey. But prices are likely to rise […]

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Yorkshire homes are burgled most, study reveals

Yorkshire homes are burgled most, study reveals

Yorkshire and the Humber has been revealed as having the highest burglary rates of regions across England and Wales, in a recently completed survey. Figures also showed that West Yorkshire is the area that suffers most burglaries nationally, with people living there almost six times more likely to be burgled than residents in Devon and […]

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Help to Buy scheme pushes up house prices in Yorkshire

Help to Buy scheme pushes up house prices in Yorkshire

A homelessness charity has discovered that the Government’s Help to Buy scheme has increased the average price of a home by over £8,000. Around 170,000 properties have been bought with an equity loan since the launch of the government’s Help to Buy scheme in 2013, with the value of these properties estimated at £42.23 billion, according to the […]

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New housing development to include affordable bungalows

New housing development to include affordable bungalows

A new housing development has been given the go-ahead by Rotherham Council planners. Designs can now be revealed for the development in the village of North Anston, after Rotherham Council approved the building of 28 executive homes and affordable bungalows by Duchy Homes. Situated on Penny Piece Lane, Lime Grove will combine four and five-bedroom detached […]

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Increasing cost of running a home revealed in report

Increasing cost of running a home revealed in report

The real cost of running an average-sized home in the UK has been revealed in a new report. Almost half of all household income is spent running the home, and owning a three-bedroom home in the UK now has the annual running cost of £21,402.95, that’s £1,783.57 per month. Home insurer MORE TH>N revealed the findings in its […]

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Take a look around newly opened showhomes

Take a look around newly opened showhomes

Show homes on a new Sheffield housing development are open for viewing. Visitors to the Connect at Halfway development can now view two different types of property in moving-into state, and pick up design and decoration ideas. The three and four-bedroomed Gosford and Eynsham house types offer the opportunity to see what life could be like living at […]

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Rate of rent increases still on the rise

Rate of rent increases still on the rise

As the number of tenants who experience rent hikes continues to rise, almost a third of renters saw their rents go up in September this year. In its September Private Rented Sector Report, ARLA Propertymark reveals that 31 per cent of renters saw payments increase last month,  compared to 27 per cent in 2017 and 24 […]

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Social housing tenants pay up to £150 for energy they don’t use

Social housing tenants pay up to £150 for energy they don’t use

One in 10 renters has paid an average £102 for gas and electricity they never used, it has been revealed. According to new research from uSwitch.com, the price comparison and switching service, the figure climbs to a shocking £151 for social housing tenants… often those who can least afford extra charges. Renters should only have to pay for their […]

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Former Star newspaper offices to become student flats

Former Star newspaper offices to become student flats

The former Sheffield Star and Sheffield Telegraph offices on York Street are to become a student residential block with 259 bedrooms. There will be 211 en-suites and 48 studios as accommodation within the new development. OakNorth Bank completed a £33m deal with Mabec Property to allow the scheme to move forward, with another in Nottingham. […]

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