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Scottish Government invests £10m in a charitable bond to help build homes

Scotland’s government has invested £10 million in a charitable bond which will help build 150 new homes, while the interest payments it receives will also be passed onto registered providers.
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Today's Scottish Housing News

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Study calls for new ‘entrepreneurial approach’ in not-for-profit housing

Study calls for new ‘entrepreneurial approach’ in not-for-profit housing | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The research found the current economic crisis is crushing the housing hopes of many poorer and younger households and holding back community renewal, while
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Bill Jamieson: Homing in on solutions to our economic woes

WANTED: a bold, dramatic step that could help counter the risk of a prolonged triple dip recession next year. Is there a game-changer that could help cushion another relapse?
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Why banks are no longer the 'flexible friends' of Scottish housing associations

Why banks are no longer the 'flexible friends' of Scottish housing associations | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The size and scale of Scotland's social housing providers are a financial drawback as they plan for their long-term future Susan Torrance explains...
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Scottish housing market to end 2012 on a flat note

Scottish housing market to end 2012 on a flat note | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish housing market should end the year on a somewhat flat note with transaction levels expected to stabilise, says the latest RICS UK housing market survey (9 October 2012).
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Leaders: Young Scots need a lift on to housing ladder

Leaders: Young Scots need a lift on to housing ladder | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
ONCE upon a time, in the 1960s, Scotland was notorious because more of its people lived in public rented accommodation than anywhere in Europe outside the Iron Curtain.
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Scots are building 30 new homes every day as hope emerges for house building sector

Scots are building 30 new homes every day as hope emerges for house building sector | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND’S new housing supply has decreased by two per cent in the last year, Scottish Government figures revealed today.
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Matchmaking to reduce empty homes

Matchmaking to reduce empty homes | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A new matchmaking service hopes to tackle Scotland's empty homes problem by introducing owners of vacant properties to would-be buyers.
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Council house boom helping construction sector

Council house boom helping construction sector | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scotland is outperforming England....
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Infrastructure funding unlocks 1,698 homes | News | Inside Housing

A £10 million loan fund designed to kick-start stalled housing projects has awarded funding to three projects in Scotland.
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Scots housing market 'still flat'

Scots housing market 'still flat' | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish housing market remained flat last month, according to a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
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Right to Buy consultation | Scottish National Party

Right to Buy consultation | Scottish National Party | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

The Scottish Government has today put forward proposals to further restrict the right to buy housing policy.

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Scottish housing market strengthened by Independence

Scottish housing market strengthened by Independence | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Having been a domestic conveyancing solicitor for 35 years I have witnessed the booms and busts of the domestic property market throughout Scotland; the scramble for limited mortgage funds of the late 1970s to the over abundance of paper money in the 2000s; from mortgage interests rates of over 17% to today’s artificially low ones; from no separate charge to arrange mortgages to the grotesque mortgage arrangement fees endemic in the current system.


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Scheme to turn offices into housing

Scheme to turn offices into housing | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A scheme to convert vacant city centre office buildings into social housing across the UK is being piloted in Perth.
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Scotland is most affordable place for first-time buyers

Scotland is most affordable place for first-time buyers | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

SCOTLAND is home to the top eight most affordable areas for first-time buyers looking to get on the property ladder, a new study has found.

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Malcolm Cannon: Lenders can help the housing market

ARE WE seeing the green shoots of recovery in the Scottish housing market? Figures released recently by the Council of Mortgage Lenders Scotland point to some encouraging developments.
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Bill Jamieson: Building recovery, brick by brick

Bill Jamieson: Building recovery, brick by brick | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
JUST when we thought the economy was turning a corner, it has run into another one.
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Scottish Government publish Right to Buy consultation responses

The Scottish Government published responses on their consultation of the future of right to buy...
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Housebuilding in Scotland reaches new low

Housebuilding in Scotland reaches new low | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish Building Federation has slammed the latest Housing Statistics for Scotland, released on Friday by the Scottish Government, which show that construction of new homes is at its lowest ebb since records began 16 years ago.
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Adaptations to Older People's Housing Saves Millions for Scottish Government

A new Social Return on Investment (SROI) study, commissioned by Bield, Hanover (Scotland) and Trust housing associations, has highlighted that Adaptations undertaken to Sheltered and Very Sheltered housing (known as Stage 3 Adaptations) save millions of pounds for the Scottish Government. Examples of these adaptations include the modification of steps, the installation of handrails, level access showers, allowing people to remain in greater comfort and security in their own home.
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Scottish property: Housing shortfall ‘will lead to crisis’ - Scotland - Scotsman.com

Scottish property: Housing shortfall ‘will lead to crisis’ - Scotland - Scotsman.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
SCOTLAND is facing a housing crisis with local councils planning for 180,000 fewer homes than are needed for the nation’s growing population.
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Boom for first-time buyers amid slump - Property News - Scotsman.com

THE number of first-time buyers in Scotland rose by a fifth in the first half of the year as homes became more affordable in most parts of the country, a survey has revealed.
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SFHA Comment – Loans to Kick-Start Housing Projects » Housing » 24dash.com

SFHA Comment – Loans to Kick-Start Housing Projects » Housing » 24dash.com | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government announced today (Wednesday 11th June 2012) that it will provide a £10 million loan fund to kick-start stalled housing projects with funding awarded to three projects.
The House-building Infrastructure Loans Fund offers he...
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Lanarkshire project to build 600 homes | Herald Scotland

Lanarkshire project to build 600 homes | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

THE Scottish Government's bid to bring private finance into social housing has been boosted with the unveiling of an innovative project in Lanarkshire.

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