Top seven recent stories in housing and property investment: 30 November
Here’s our round-up of some of the best stories that we’ve posted on Buy Association.co.uk recently.
The property industry should embrace technology, the building societies v banks debate rages on, Everton’s proposed new stadium could help regenerate two areas in Liverpool, and more…
1.Embracing technology is the way forward for planners and property sector as a whole
Royal Town Planning Institute and Future Cities Catapult want planners to embrace technology in order to digitise monotonous tasks, free planners to plan, and boost the housing market.
2. UK building surveys to get the once over by Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is keen to introduce a new Home Standard Survey to provide consumers with a better quality product by creating a benchmark for better, more consistent survey reporting.
3. On trial – Nationwide’s new retirement interest-only mortgage
In response to rising competition from digital banks and the increasingly complex requirements of today’s borrowers, Nationwide are taking steps to innovate later life lending.
4. Are building societies better mortgage lenders than banks?
Building societies achieved a 10% rise in new mortgage approvals between July and September this year, increasing their share of the UK mortgage market.
5. Slight upturn in house price growth in new Nationwide data
House prices edged up in November following a fall in the previous month, in new figures released by the Nationwide Building Society.
6. Everton stadium plans backed to boost regeneration in Liverpool
Plans for a new stadium for Everton FC that would regenerate two areas in Liverpool have been put forward for public consultation.
7. Majority of UK students are happy with their purpose-built student accommodation
A recent survey showed 76% of students living in purpose-built student accommodation or university-run housing said they were happy with their rental choice.
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