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2003 the average price rise for Cumbrian houses was 20.5%
average yearly wage in the North West is now £22,747
according to the latest government statistics.
are over 200,000 households in Cumbria.
Lakeland has seen the most pronounced increase in the
number of households.
two thirds of the households in Cumbria are self-owned.
size of households is decreasing, resulting in a growth
of housing demand
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the average house price in Cumbria now sitting at £111,647
while the average Cumbrian wage is only £13,481*.
More and more people are having to look for alternatives
to buying their own house.
*Cumbria County Council survey 1998
house prices in Cumbria
Like most things house prices vary on where you are, what you want
and the demand for the property, but here's a quick rundown of the
average house price in Cumbria, by local authority.
housing from iCan
will guide you through the different types of affordable housing
schemes. These include:
If you are looking for council accommodation you
need to go to your local authority housing advice centre. Once
they have assessed your eligibility you will be put onto their
housing register or waiting list.
social landlords »
There are many registered social landlords
providing a range of accommodation. Some provide housing for certain
types of people, for example single parents or disabled people.
deposit guarantee schemes »
Some local authorities, registered social landlords
and charities offer loans to pay a deposit of a months rent
on a private flat. Most schemes operate by lending the rent in
advance, which is then paid back by you.
to buy property »
The Right to Buy scheme operates
in England and Wales; it enables council tenants to buy their
own council homes at a discount.
Some local authorities may give cash to tenants to allow them
to buy a home in the private sector, leaving their public sector
accommodation empty for the local authority to house people on
the waiting list.
for young people »
Foyers are hostels for young people aged 16
to 25 with facilities to help them find permanent work. They offer
accommodation for up to 18 months in a supportive environment.
for key workers »
In some areas, particularly where house prices
are high, certain types of workers have been given access to funds
to help them buy homes. These workers have been identified as
key workers who are essential for the areas
Shared ownership is intended to help you if
you cannot afford to buy a suitable home in any other way. You
pay a mortgage on an agreed percentage and then pay rent to the
local authority/housing association for the rest.
Homebuy is a scheme for people on the lower
to middle income groups: those who earn too much to be on local
authority waiting lists, but too little to buy without help.
Dr Rupert Van Steelburgh
Mrs. els nieuwkerk-dorrestijn i would say to you to move to Barrow-In-Furness Cumbria as there is a lot of investment at the moment and house prices are set to rocket in 2008-09.
we moved to cumbria with our big family and bought the biggest most expensive house we could. Unbelievably the rebuild cost for insurance purposes was 50% than the price we paid. That is definitely not the case further south
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