Num­ber of new homes dou­bles

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

THE av­er­age price of a new home in April was £226,859. This is down –1.9 per cent since March, and the first monthly price fall for nine months.

In York­shire, the price of new homes rose by 0.3 per cent in April but have fallen 3.1 per cent over the past 12 months.

Steven Lees, direc­tor of SmartNewHomes, says: “Buy­ers will be buoyed by the news that the num­ber of new homes cur­rently avail­able to buy has dou­bled in the last year but the Govern­ment and in­dus­try should not rest on its lau­rels.

“This is from an ex­tremely low base and we are still a long way from build­ing the thou­sands of ex­tra new homes needed each year to meet the UK’s hous­ing de­mand.”

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