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Are Higher Mortgage Rates Really Here To Stay?

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The Bank of England has raised rates six times this year, from a record low of 0.1% in December 2021 to more than 2.25% today. This flurry of rate increases is making borrowing costs more expensive for homeowners. Every month, they must allocate more of their income to paying interest on their mortgage costs.  Raising […]

Air Source Heat Pumps and Their Eco Credentials

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Introduction: What is an air source heat pump? People and businesses are becoming increasingly conscious of the environment and the impact their actions and behaviours have on the planet. Many of us are looking for ways to embrace a more eco-friendly way of living. Installing an air source heat pump offers an opportunity to reduce […]

How will the Bank of England base rate increase impact house buying?

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Introduction In August 2022, the Bank of England confirmed a base rate increase from 1.25% to 1.75% in a bid to get a grip on soaring inflation rates. The base rate increase will impact most people, including those with credit cards, mortgages and buyers searching for a new home.  What does the base rate increase […]

Impact of inflation on the construction industry

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Introduction The rate of inflation in the UK has risen dramatically in 2022. For many years, the rate has been relatively low and stable. However, rates have soared in the last twelve months. The inflation rate hit 10.1% in July 2022 (source). This is the highest rate on record since 1982. Rising inflation impacts businesses, […]

Housing demand increases in regional areas such as Norfolk

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Introduction House prices have risen dramatically in the UK in the last two years due to an increase in the gap between supply and demand (source). As more people look to buy new homes, the demand for housing continues to outweigh the supply, pushing prices up. This is a trend that has become apparent in […]

Broadleaf Win Best Traditional Home Builder 2021

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We are delighted to have won Best Traditional Home Builder 2021, East Anglia in the BUILD 2021 Real Estate & Property Awards.  It is fantastic to be recognised for our values and for everything that we stand for as a company. Read more here about why we have achieved this accolade and if you want […]

Environmental Awareness When Building

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From COP26 to carbon emissions, you would have found it hard to miss the news recently, centred around climate change and energy efficiency. The fact is that humans are making the world warmer because of fossil fuel emissions. At Broadleaf Homes, we are aware of the environment and our responsibility to take care of it. […]

What To Look For When Buying A Family Home

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Buying a family home can often be a goal for many, overwhelming for some and like searching for a needle in a haystack for others. Having lived with family or friends, rented or owned property before, buying a home that is often deemed a ‘forever home’, with the connotation being for some people that they […]

Our Guide To Buying A New Build Home

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Buying a property can be exciting, overwhelming and an overload of information all in one go! Many buyers have never bought a newly built house or flat before, and don’t know what to expect, or indeed understand the benefits of doing so. If this is you, then we aim to make the process clearer, explain […]

Help To Buy Explained

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The government’s Help To Buy scheme is widely promoted and often highlighted in the media, so here at Broadleaf Homes we thought that it would be good to explain what Help To Buy is all about, who is eligible and recommend some trusted sources for more information. As a registered Help To Buy home builder, […]