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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...

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House is a home with Rentplus at Chilmark Glade

“It will be somewhere we can call home, somewhere which we can make our own and not have the constant threat and worry about having to move.” So says Paul, who will be one of the first people to move into a new affordable home with his family at Chilmark Glade in Shaftesbury....

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 People power builds new homes in Powerstock

Powerstock has a vibrant community with a highly-rated primary school, thriving village hall and popular pub. Yet property prices in the village near Bridport – like in many parts of Dorset – mean that some local people cannot afford to live here. However, a group of residents...

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How much does the Bank of Mum Dad lend each year?

New figures show that the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is the equivalent of a £5.7bn mortgage lender. According to Legal & General, 27% of all buyers this years will receive help from friends or family – up from 25% in 2017. Although one in four property transactions...

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Resolution for radical ideas?

A new study by an influential thinktank has outlined measures which it thinks will help more young people on to the property ladder. The Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission has published its final report into fairness between the generations. Housing...