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‘Surprise’ spring rise in UK house prices

‘Surprise’ spring rise in UK house prices

​House prices recorded a “surprise” 1.5 per cent jump in March to reach a new high of £227,871 on average. The 1.5 per cent increase was the biggest month-on-month upswing seen since August 2017 and follows a 0.5 per cent increase in February, figures from Halifax show. Across the UK, property values were 2.7 per […]

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£45m homes deal is agreed for Leyland

£45m homes deal is agreed for Leyland

Partnership housing developer Lovell has signed an agreement with Homes England to deliver 200 new homes in Leyland. Lovell Partnerships is aiming to secure reserved matters planning permission for the nine hectare green-field site this Autumn, with a planned start on site for the £45 million Altcar Lane scheme at the beginning of 2019. The […]

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Plans for 195 homes at Camelot Theme Park site scrapped

Plans for 195 homes at Camelot Theme Park site scrapped

Plans for 195 new homes at the former Camelot Theme Park site in Charnock Richard were thrown out at a packed council meeting. Members of Chorley Council voted unanimously to reject the proposals from developer Story Homes which also included an employment area. Critics of the scheme said they opposed it because it is on […]

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Historic Longton house to be given makeover

Historic Longton house to be given makeover

The owner of a Grade 2 Listed house in Longton, considered to be of national importance, has submitted a planning application to replace windows and an original ceiling beam. Tuson’s Farmhouse in Marsh Lane is thought to be an early 17th century lower yeoman farmhouse and is of “special architectural and historic interest.” The property […]

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573 new homes in ‘outstanding year’ for Persimmon Homes

573 new homes in ‘outstanding year’ for Persimmon Homes

The boss of one of the region’s housebuilders has congratulated his team as the company announces outstanding performance for 2017. Chris Kershaw, director in charge of Persimmon Homes Lancashire, said staff helped to deliver 573 new homes across Lancashire and Cumbria in 2017. Mr Kershaw said: “The last 12 months have been excellent for the […]

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Lancashire homeowners are living with dangerous faults

Lancashire homeowners are living with dangerous faults

One in three people are living with potentially dangerous faults in the home  – because they can’t afford to fix them. More than half (57 per cent) of people in Lancashire admit that there are things in their homes that need repairing, according to new research from CORGI HomePlan. These range from broken toilets and […]

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10 simple ways to make your home move cheaper

10 simple ways to make your home move cheaper

Securing a new home is expensive enough so it’s useful to know how to cut costs when it comes to getting your stuff in the door. With the average cost of moving home in 2018 being around £9,930* (https://mybigmove.co.uk/cost-of-moving-house), penny pinching gurus at Promotionalcodes.org.uk say it’s more important than ever to save cash during moving, to stay […]

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The North West has more than 12,000 ‘property millionaires’

The North West has more than 12,000 ‘property millionaires’

Nearly 770,000 households across Britain are now “property millionaires”, analysis has found. There are now 768,553 homes across Britain valued at at least £1 million –  accounting for 2.7% of the nation’s housing stock, according to website Zoopla. READ MORE: Find out when your property will be worth a million here This is a jump […]

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One in seven young Brits would buy a house with a stranger – to get on the property ladder

One in seven young Brits would buy a house with a stranger – to get on the property ladder

More than one in seven young Britons (14 per cent) would be willing to buy a house with a TOTAL STRANGER in a desperate bid to get on the property ladder, according to nationwide research. A new study of 2,000 Brits (aged 18 40) by HSBC, has revealed the true extent to which buying a […]

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Rents show a slight rise in North West

Rents show a slight rise in North West

Rents in the UK rose by an annualised average of 1.7 per cent during December, new data from HomeLet reveals, as the private rental market ended 2017 with rental price inflation moving marginally higher. The average rent agreed on a new tenancy signed in December was £907 according to the December HomeLet Rental Index, compared […]

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