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Boxing club is fighting fit in new home

Dorchester Amateur Boxing Club is going from strength to strength as it celebrates its first anniversary in its new gym this month, April 2019. It was founded in 2003 but used different places to train before finding a permanent home at the Weymouth Avenue Pavilion courtesy...

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House price figures explained

Sometimes the housing market seems designed to confuse, especially when it comes to house price indices. There seems to be countless different figures from the likes of the Halifax, Nationwide, Rightmove, the Land Registry, National Housing Federation, the Office for National...

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Home Truths – Dorset report

We’ve drawn up a special Opening Doors ‘Home Truths’ report with the National Housing Federation showing the latest analysis of the property market. It shows the average house price in Dorset at £326,384 and the annual (mean) house price at £25,657. That...

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Study gives fresh hope for families

An innovative type of affordable housing scheme with homes in Dorset is giving families fresh hope of owning their own home, according to a new report. Rentplus has carried out a study of its tenants in properties across the south west, including those in Sherborne. The organisation...

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Shared vision for new homes in Bridport

A plot of land on the outskirts of Bridport may not look like much at the moment, but in a few years’ time it will be home to a thriving community with a difference. The site, to the west of Bridport Hospital in North Allington, is set to become west Dorset’s first ‘cohousing’...

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Shared ownership – top ten myths

You never actually own the property. You’ll never get a mortgage. You can’t sell a shared ownership property… There’s still plenty of confusion and misinformation surrounding shared ownership despite its increasing popularity among buyers. We’ve drawn up a guide...

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Keys to dream home for Ryan and Kirsty

Ryan and Kirsty Cottrell’s dream has come true with a new home at Sydling St Nicholas through Magna Housing. The young couple have just moved into their new house on the Broadridge View development. They previously struggled to get on the property ladder on the open...

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Building solid community foundations through planning

New housing is not just vital to provide more homes – especially for young, working local people – it is also brings major benefits for the community. Common misconceptions about infrastructure continue to persist in some quarters when, in fact, health, education, roads,...

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Shared Ownership Week: Home Sweet Home

Shared Ownership Week starts today, Thursday September 20, and continues until next Wednesday September 26. It aims to raise awareness about the scheme and how it works. Many housing associations, housebuilders and developers in our area offer shared ownership properties....

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Southill affordable housing scheme explained

A total of 31 affordable homes could be built if proposals go ahead for a site at Southill in Weymouth. Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA), in partnership with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, is looking at redeveloping the site where Marchesi House is currently...