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House building bonanza sees million homes built in 5 years

15/11/2019

Michael Stone, boss of new homes builder Stone Real Estate, sounded a note of caution. He said that, “we are still an annual 87,000 new homes short of the Governments own new – build target”.

New home completions at highest level since 1980s

15/11/2019

Michael Stone, founder and CEO of new homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, said: “Whilst the latest net housing supply numbers are to be welcomed as a positive increase on previous periods, scratch the surface a little and you’ll see that we are still an annual 87,000 new homes short of the Government’s own new build target.”

UK House Price Index September

15/11/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone, commented:

“It’s important to note that while the market is not only performing differently on a regional basis there is also a notable split in market activity across the type of property stock being purchased.

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Housing in your region?

14/11/2019

New homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, has looked at who has delivered the most housing in each region of England during their time in government between the Labour and Conservative party based on historic house building records.

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FTSE 100 little changed as Germany dodges recession

14/11/2019

“Whilst the latest net housing supply numbers are to be welcomed as a positive increase on previous periods, scratch the surface a little and you’ll see that we are still an annual 87,000 new homes short of the Government’s own new build target,” noted Michael Stone, the chief executive of new homes specialist, Stone Real Estate.

Labour delivered more homes than the Conservatives

13/11/2019

Michael Stone, founder and chief executive of Stone Real Estate, said: “Regardless of your political allegiances, what is very clear is that the number of homes being delivered over almost the last decade has slowed compared to the same time period previous.

Conservatives Supply More Housing Association Property

13/11/2019

Leading up to the general election in December, new homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, looked at who has delivered the most housing in each region of England during their time in government between the Labour Party and Conservatives based on historic house building records.

Investment in New Build Housing Needed in Bexley

11/11/2019

The research by new homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, looked at where across London is home to the greatest proportion of new build housing stock, as well as where is home to the largest levels of buyer demand when it comes to new builds.

Development focus: car park renovations to no ground rent new-builds

08/11/2019

This weekend London’s first-ever new-build scheme with no ground rents will be launched by new homes specialists Stone Real Estate.

Historic ground-rent free development launched by former Countrywide director (Glasgow Estate Agents Tips)

08/11/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone (left), formerly Countrywide’s Head of Land and New Homes said: “Not only are we delighted to be offering these homes for sale but we’re proud to be leading change in the sector and doing so without any ground rents payable by the buyer.

Agent selling London's first new-build flats without ground rents

07/11/2019

A London estate agency says a new scheme of apartments being launched for sale this weekend will be the first ever in London where buyers will not have to pay ground rent.

Stone Real Estate says the apartments in question are part of a 72-unit development in Stoke Newington.

Historic ground-rent free development launched by former Countrywide director

07/11/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone (left), formerly Countrywide’s Head of Land and New Homes said: “Not only are we delighted to be offering these homes for sale but we’re proud to be leading change in the sector and doing so without any ground rents payable by the buyer.

London house prices: How London boroughs' house prices have changed since the last election

07/11/2019

Stone Real Estate Michael Stone said: “Popular areas for high-end homebuyers have enjoyed accelerated price growth in the wake of the financial crisis, but have now come off the boil in colder market conditions due to the higher price tag, hesitant buyers, and a refusal by many sellers to adjust their price expectations.

Experts reveal how to maximise gains from property investments

07/11/2019

THE UK property market may have flattened due to Brexit, but that doesn’t mean the savvy investor should avoid real estate.

New build housing stock

06/11/2019

Stone Real Estate looked at what proportion of homes listed on the major property portals were new build as a percentage of all stock listed, as well as the boroughs with highest demand based on the largest number of new build properties already listed as sold.

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Bexley badly in need of new build housing stock

05/11/2019

The latest research by new homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, has looked at where across London is home to the greatest proportion of new build housing stock, as well as where is home to the largest levels of homebuyer demand when it comes to new builds.

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Bexley is home to the lowest level of new homes in capital

05/11/2019

Stone Real Estate looked at what proportion of homes listed on the major property portals were new build as a percentage of all stock listed, as well as the boroughs with highest demand based on the largest number of new build properties already listed as sold.

Areas with lowest levels of new build housing stock in the capital revealed

05/11/2019

New homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, has revealed where across London is home to the greatest proportion of new build housing stock, as well as where is home to the largest levels of homebuyer demand when it comes to new builds.

Time to sell hits 3 year high across UK

02/11/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone, commented:

“There’s certainly a continued hesitation across much of inner London in particular and in market conditions such as the ones we are currently experiencing, a freeze will always start from the upper end of the market, and those properties with the highest price tag, before spreading elsewhere.

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New build figures at their best

01/11/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone, commented:

“The latest figures are certainly cause for some short term celebration and demonstrate we are finally starting to build more homes. Not only is this the highest level of new homes since 2007, but we haven’t seen a quarterly performance during this time of year since Enya and Kylie were topping the charts in the late 80s.

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Number on your front door could wipe £20,000 off the value of your property

Now a study by new homes specialists, Stone Real Estate, has found that properties with number 13 sell for significantly less than other homes and some housebuilders have now chosen to remove it completely from new developments.

Living at No.13 may bring bad luck when selling up.

30/10/2019

The research comes from analysis of official Land Registry data by property specialists Stone Real Estate and covers property sales in the UK over the past three years.

Study reveals having the door number 13 could knock £22,000 off the price of your house!

30/10/2019

The analysis of official Land Registry data was conducted by property specialists Stone Real Estate and covers property sales in the UK over the past three years.

New build prices on the rise

24/10/2019

New build house prices are rising higher than existing stock, new build specialist Stone Real Estate has revealed.

New build house prices rise more quickly than existing properties

24/10/209

New build house prices are rising by a greater percentage than existing stock, according to a new analysis by Stone Real Estate.

Housing Minister unveils data reform to cultivate Prop Tech sector

21/10/2019

Founder and CEO of Stone Real Estate, Michael Stone, said: “Any initiative to open up land supply and provide greater transparency within the house building process should be welcomed. After all, we’re building 200,000 new homes a year nationally while the reality is that we need to deliver 300,000, so that’s some deficit that needs to be addressed.

Forget buy-to-let! I'd rather get rich and retire early with these FTSE 100 dividend stocks

26/10/2019

Commenting on the numbers, Michael Stone, chief executive of Stone Real Estate, says: “Despite the bumpy ride of Brexit uncertainty over the last few years, new-build property values have increased in every region of the UK, while existing stock has failed to keep pace, or in some cases, even seen a decline.”

UK property sector is on the cusp of a digital revolution

21/10/2019

Michael Stone, founder and chief executive of Stone Real Estate, added: “Any initiative to open up land supply and provide greater transparency within the house building process should be welcomed.

Forget buy-to-let! I'd rather get rich and retire early with these FTSE 100 dividend stocks

26/10/2019

Michael Stone, founder and chief executive of Stone Real Estate, added: “Any initiative to open up land supply and provide greater transparency within the house building process should be welcomed.

Housing bosses' anger as November Budget is axed

25/10/2019

Commenting on the numbers, Michael Stone, chief executive of Stone Real Estate, says: “Despite the bumpy ride of Brexit uncertainty over the last few years, new-build property values have increased in every region of the UK, while existing stock has failed to keep pace, or in some cases, even seen a decline.”

How Has Brexit Affected House Prices?

23/10/2019

Stone Real Estate’s Michael Stone said: “Intentions to stimulate the sector that the Budget may have featured could have given weak market sentiment a badly needed boost.”

Resilience In The New - Build Market

10/10/2019

There’s strong resilience within new-builds with help-to-buy underpinning the London market, says Michael Stone, CEO of new home specialists Stone Real Estate.

Property For Sale

1 October 2019

Which commuter town has the best value new – build homes?

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11 September 2019

Halifax says ‘house prices remain steady’ in new and improved house price index.

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London Loves Property

13 September 2019

Durham tops Britain’s best cities for new build affordability while Exeter ranks the worst.

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Mortgage Introducer

13 September 2019

Durham most affordable city to buy a new build.

Business Live

16 September 2019

Exeter is the least affordable place in UK to buy a new build home.

Yourmoney.com

6 September 2019

UK house prices rise 1.8 per cent in August.