Berkeley expresses confidence in the long term market

Issuing a short trading update this month the Berkeley Group expressed confidence in the “long term resilience” of its markets while being “very mindful” of the potential for short term disruption. It reiterated the company’s updated pre-tax profit guidance issued with its interim results in December. The update covering the period from November 1 to

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2019 starts well for TW

Taylor Wimpey’s completions in 2018 rose 2.9% to 15,275 from 14,842 in 2017 including joint ventures with the firm’s pre-tax profit rising 5.5% to £856.8 million from £812.0 million in 2017. Margin increased to 21.65% from 21.3% on revenue of £4.082 billion. Announcing the firm’s final results for the year, TW said it had a

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£1bn pre-tax profit for Persimmon

Persimmon’s profits hit £1 billion during its year to December 31st, 2018, it reported whilst also announcing its new group chief executive as Dave Jenkinson on 26th February. During 2018, the volume housebuilder’s pre-tax profit climbed 13% to £1.091 billion against 2017, with a 13% increase in operating profits to £1.083 billion. Revenue lifted 4%

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Strong growth for Bellway

Bellway completed 5,007 homes in the six months to the end of January 2019, 5.6% ahead of last year. Total revenue is expected to rise by more than 12% to almost £1.5 billion. In a trading statement issued at the beginning of February ahead of its interim results next month, Bellway said it had achieved

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“Bounce back” for the new homes market

Along with the announcement of its half year results Redrow says the early weeks of 2019 have seen the new homes market “bounce back” after a subdued end to 2018 and the firm is confident that the Brexit uncertainty will not have “a huge impact” this year. For the period to the end of December

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Housing secretary to address industry

James Brokenshire, Housing Secretary will address the industry at this year’s HBF Policy Conference being held in London on Tuesday March 26. With the government pushing the industry hard to deliver 300,000 new homes a year, Brokenshire is set to underline the government’s commitment to tackling the housing issues of the UK. John Healey, Shadow

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Strong quarter for Countryside

Countryside Properties has reported a strong performed in its first quarter with the business placing more emphasis on private rented sector and affordable properties. Issuing an update on the period from October 1 to December 31 2018, the housebuilder and urban regeneration partner said that its total group completions climbed 28% to 1,094 homes against

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“Strong trading performance” for Persimmon

On February 26th Persimmon will release its full year results but the volume housebuilder has already revealed its achieved another “strong trading performance” during 2018 and expects its pre-tax profits for the year ending December 31 2018 to be “modestly ahead” of current market consensus, with the company benefiting from the new schemes it has

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Record profits anticipated for Bovis

Bovis Homes is heading for a “record” year of profits with another controlled period end, it reported in a trading update on January16th ahead of the release of its annual results on February 28.  The housebuilder said that during the year to 31 December 2018, it delivered 3,759 new homes in total, rising 3% against

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“Strong performance” for Taylor Wimpey

Taylor Wimpey has reported another year of “strong performance” with the company set to report full year results in line with expectations. Issuing an update on January 9th ahead of its results for the year ending December 31 2018, the volume housebuilder said that during the period its total home completions rose 3% to 14,947

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