"Simply put, investors are still investing despite property market jitters." https://www.propertyreporter.co.uk/auctions/auction-sector-still-has-potential-despite-brexit-jitters.html
This is the sixth consecutive annual increase in the total housing supply with Housing Minister Kevin Stewart adding: “We want to ensure everyone has a warm affordable home and these figures show we are on target to reach delivering 50,000 affordable homes by 2021.” However, Kevin Stewart fears that Brexit could impact future growth. See below. https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/scottish-government-welcomes-15-increase-of-new-housing-supply
Gillian Johnston, chair of Shettleston Housing Association, said: “Carntyne Church has been a prominent landmark in the East end for more than a century and the Association has been delighted to breathe new life into the building with this fantastic development." https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/glasgow-s-first-passivhaus-development-for-social-rent-opens
Bank of England figures show mortgage deals are at a two year high, with approvals increasing from 65,506 to 67,306, the highest level since July 2017. https://www.scottishhousingnews.com/article/mortgage-deals-at-two-year-high
This is shocking. The bank should be a hell of a lot more understanding. https://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/10/10/natwest-tells-landlord-evict-tenant-benefits-pay-2-5k-ercs/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ms-house-advert-1010-1539162393
May then went on to say that the cap on how much councils can borrow against their housing revenue account assets in order to build houses “doesn’t make sense,” before adding: “today I can announce that we are scrapping that cap.” https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/may-announces-end-to-council-borrowing-cap/ Do we really have a housing shortage in Scotland? Rates are low, you only need a 5% deposit and there are plenty of terraces and flats on the market so, can someone tell me where the shortage is??????