Newhomes fig­ures show 19pc growth

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

LAT­EST fig­ures from the Na­tional House Build­ing Coun­cil show a 19 per cent in­crease in the num­ber of new homes reg­is­tered in the third quar­ter of this year, com­pared with the same pe­riod in 2012.

In to­tal, 33,573 new homes were reg­is­tered be­tween July and Septem­ber.

The pro­por­tion of new homes sold to the over-55s has in­creased by a third, from 17 per cent to 23 per cent over the last five years.

NHBC com­mer­cial di­rec­tor Richard Ta­mayo said: “Our lat­est fig­ures show a sus­tained broad-based re­cov­ery in the UK new hous­ing mar­ket from an ex­tremely low base. There is lit­tle doubt that Gov­ern­ment schemes, such as the Help to Buy ini­tia­tive, have sig­nif­i­cantly con­trib­uted to the growth.”

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