On this week’s Property News Radio Rob is back and is joined by Andy from RMP Property. We’re taking a look at councils’ demand for half a million new homes, Taylor Wimpey’s delight at profit margins, some cut price London mansions, and our quirky news piece looks at beach huts that are outperforming the London property market!

This week’s news

Councils demand half a million new homes

As a country, we need more new homes to be built and the Local Government Association is now calling for some quite specific measures to help with the shortage. An interesting piece and good to see some practical solutions being offered.

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey optimistic as profit margins widen

Help to Buy driving Taylor Wimpey sales

Taylor Wimpey has reported a stronger than expected start to the first half of 2014. They say the main driver has been the Help to Buy scheme. It is interesting to see the impact of the scheme on housebuilders.

London’s cut-price mansions: How a series of super-prime houses are available for millions less than the original asking price

Mega mansions across London are being offered at discounted prices, with one property now on the market at £30 million less than it was just a year ago. Time to grab yourself a bargain?

Quirky News

Beach hut prices outperform London property

It turns out that beach huts are actually a great investment! In the last few years one Dorset beach hut has outperformed house price growth in prime central London. Crazy? Perhaps!

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