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Do you know how much the average property costs in Dorset?

Guess how much the average property costs in Dorset now? You can find the answer on our newly updated housing dashboards which includes all of the – sometimes shocking – facts and figures about housing in Dorset. There are breakdowns of each local authority area...

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NEW HOMES ALERT: Weymouth and Dorchester

NEW HOMES ALERT: Developers are throwing open the doors of properties in Weymouth and Dorchester this weekend. Open days are being held on Saturday at the Curtis Fields development in Weymouth and at Sovereign House in Poundbury, Dorchester. The event at Betterment Properties’...

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First time buyers set sights on houses

First time buyers are targeting family sized homes instead of small flats as their first property purchase. That’s according to new research from the Yorkshire Building Society in its First-Time Buyers Report. It found that: Almost a third (32%) of those questioned were...

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Plans propose 90 homes for Gillingham

Plans have been lodged for 90 new homes on land off Lodden Lakes at Gillingham in north Dorset. Taylor Wimpey has submitted a detailed planning application for the site, which also includes garages, parking, play areas and open spaces. A mixture of flats, and two, three...

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Rent begins at 40

The number of middle-aged people who rent has doubled in a decade, according to new figures from the Department for Work and Pensions. Its Family Resources Survey shows that forty-somethings are almost twice as likely to be renting from a private landlord as they were a decade...

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Housing figures spark home ownership call

Househunters are being asked to help bring more new home developments to Dorset after the county’s average property price in Dorset hit £311,426. They are being urged to sign up to the Opening Doors housing campaign’s Home Ownership Register to give councils crucial...

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Can’t afford to buy? Think again….

Want to buy your own home – but don’t have a deposit? Fed up trying to save while paying rent every month? New affordable homes have become available through an innovative scheme from Rentplus with Tamar Housing and North Dorset District Council. The 12 ‘rent...

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Redevelopment plans go on show

An open house viewing of redevelopment proposals for the Marchesi House sheltered housing complex in Weymouth is being held on Tuesday May 1. The Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BHCA) aims to demolish the site at Southill to build a mix of affordable properties....

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New homes alert: a good show

New homes alert: Show homes are opening at housing development in Poundbury and Charminster, near Dorchester. Wyatt Homes has thrown open the doors of a show home at its Charminster Farm development. The development features 70 homes of three, four and five bedroom homes...

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New ONS figures hammer home housing need

Official figures in a new Government report have underlined the pressing need for more housing. The Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) Housing Affordability in England and Wales: 2017 bulletin drew conclusions based on property prices and wages. Its findings revealed...