Newbuild numbers rising steadily
The number of new build homes in Yorkshire is improving but still below normal levels, according to RICS. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says that while the number of new homes being built in the region is improving, there is still a long way to go to reach pre-credit crunch levels.
The latest house building data from the Government’s Department of Communities and Local Government, reveals that the number of new home starts in Yorkshire rose in the first three months of the year to 1,740. That is up from 1,450 in the last quarter of 2009 and better than any period since the second quarter of 2008, when 2,540 homes were started.