New strategy and CEO for McStone

McCarthy & Stone has announced its business transformation strategy in response to the challenging environment it is facing, and the appointment of John Tonkiss as the company’s new Chief Executive. As part of the new strategy, the retirement housebuilder has also announced a new long-term vision for the business outlining the steps it will take

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Take a listen

Away from the corporate world of recruitment, Daley has recently had success in a different field! His debut single has been signed to AVA Recordings and been supported by the leader in the Trance genre Armin van Buuren and was voted as the Favourite track of the show so played again the following week. Take

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Completions rise for Miller Homes

Miller Homes saw its completions rise 12% during the six months to June 30 2018, it reported this week. The housebuilder achieved 1,493 home completions during its half year, compared to 1,336 during the same period in 2017. Its average selling price rose to £248,000 up 6%.  Revenue also increased 7% to £356.1 million and

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Bovis and McStone report mixed fortunes

Bovis Homes and McCarthy & Stone reported to the city this month, with Bovis reporting a “strong” half year performance and controlled volume growth, and McStone reflecting on a “tough” financial year. During its half year to June 30 2018, Bovis’ pre-tax profit improved by 41% to £60.2 million against H1 2017, “ahead of expectations”.

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Progress for Barratt and Berkeley

Barratt Developments and Berkeley Group have reported to the city this month with Barratt saying “another outstanding year” and Berkeley continuing to progress in the challenging London and south east market. During its year ending June 30 2018, Barratt achieved its highest number of completions for a decade at 17,579 completions in total with private

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All Targets Achieve by Help to Buy – HBF

More than four out of five of the 170,000 homes purchased through the Help to Buy scheme in the five years to March 2018 were bought by first time buyers according to a new Home Builders Federation report released today. The report, Bringing home ownership back into reach, estimates that Help to Buy has enabled

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Quarter of a million people helped by Help to Buy – HBF

The government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme has helped around a quarter of a million people onto the property ladder since it was launched in 2013, according to the Home Builders Federation (HBF). HBF said that, based on an average first-time buyer household size of 1.8 people, it estimated that the initiative has now

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Bellway reaches more than 10,000 sales

Bellway has reported, for the first time in history it has completed the sale of more than 10,000 homes! Issuing a trading update for the year ending July 31 2018 ahead of its preliminary results announcement on October 16, the housebuilder said that during its financial year it completed the sale of 10,307 new homes,

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Countryside’s completions up 29%

Countryside Properties’ total completions climbed 29% to 1,060 units during its third quarter. Issuing an update for the period covering April 1 to June 30 2018, Countryside’s overall private average selling price dipped 7% as anticipated to £376,000 compared to the equivalent period in 2017, with underlying sales price growth of 2%. Countryside’s net reservation

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