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Low wages trap families renting as home ownership plummets
The widening gap between house prices and wages means that first time buyers living in the North West of England are having to pay over £42,000 more for a home, new research from Shelter reveals today.With average house prices in the North West now seven times the average wage, compared to just four times 15 years ago, Shelter is warning that aspiring homeowners on ordinary incomes have little hope of covering the extra cost. This is having a dramatic impact on young people’s chances of...
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Housing crisis march as Salford waiting...
Staff from two Salford housing providers will march into Manchester as part of a national campaign to end the housing crisis withi...
£9m refurb to turn former student...
A 15-storey Salford towerblock is being turned into 119 flats for affordable rent.
Salford care facility residents enjoy £1.2m...
Residents at the Sindsley Court sheltered scheme in Salford are celebrating the completion of a £1.2 million upgrade to their home...
Sigma launch £100m private rented scheme...
By Tom Rodgers Regeneration firm Sigma has announced that the first tenants have moved in to its new Private Rented Sector (PRS...
24 new homes on Salford primary...
By Tom Rodgers A former primary school is to be the site of 24 new flats and houses in Salford.
Council turn to SALT in £498k...
By Tom Rodgers The Seedley and Langworthy Trust (SALT) have bought up five empty homes for refurb in a bid to start helping the...
Salix Homes awards contracts for...
Three construction specialists have been awarded a share of a multi-million pound contract to transform social housing in Salford.
Couple become Pendleton One’s 50th first...
A couple are celebrating after becoming the 50th first time buyers to snap up a new property at the Pendleton One development in S...
Renaker get £35m to build Salford...
By Tom Rodgers Construnction firm Renaker has annonuced a multi-million pound deal with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) ...
Miller Homes to build 24 homes...
A housing firm has won planning permission to build 24 family homes on the site of the former Oaklands nursery in Salford.
Swap your home in Salford -...
Social housing tenants who want to swap homes are being invited to another ‘speed dating’ event by Salford City Council.
Salix Homes shortlisted for national mental...
Salix Homes is in the running to scoop a national award in recognition of its training programme to raise awareness of mental heal...
£75m Adelphi Wharf plans revealed in...
By Tom Rodgers Property investors Knight Knox International have unveiled their plans for a huge new boutique development at Ad...
Steve Parrington appointed Director of City...
City West Works has appointed Steve Parrington as its new Director as the organisation looks to expand its operation in 2015.
Warm Christmas bonus for Salford residents
Vulnerable residents will be warm this Christmas thanks to free energy efficient boilers.
No bats, so former Salford student...
By Tom Rodgers A vacant block of flats that housed Salford University students will be given over to social housing after plans...
Abusive Salford tenant hit with...
A social housing tenant who threatened his neighbours and housing staff has been hit with an Injunction Order
Pioneering Salford sheltered scheme celebrates...
A sheltered scheme in Salford which was one of the first of its kind in Britain is celebrating its 60th birthday.
Revealed: High risk of homelessness in...
By Josh Dyson One in every 63 families in Salford are at risk of losing their home, shocking new figures reveal.
Upgrade work to start on Eccles...
City West have appointed a new contractor to work on repairs and improvements to nine housing blocks in Eccles and Monton.
Salix Homes appoints new chief executive
Salix Homes has appointed a new chief executive with Lee Sugden, the former executive director of resources at Wakefield and Distr...
Salix Homes night workers to take...
Night workers at Salix Homes will be giving an insight into what happens in the city after dark during a 12-hour tweetathon.
Salford eco-homes scheme shortlisted for national...
An eco- friendly Salford housing scheme that has helped families cut their annual fuel bills has been shortlisted for a top nation...
Tips for avoiding nasty surprises when...
You’ve checked the schools in the area are up to scratch, grilled the neighbours and asked our solicitor to ensure there are no pl...
Salix Homes to pilot recycling rates...
Salix Homes has been chosen to pilot a project to increase recycling rates across Salford.
Salix Homes helps elderly tenants keep...
Salix Homes is ensuring its elderly and vulnerable tenants keep warm and well this winter.
Salix Homes’ tenants save £25,000 on...
Social housing tenants in Salford have saved more than £25,000 on their fuel bills.
Free mortgage advice event for landmark...
Free mortgage advice and a day of special sale offers will help mark the first anniversary of a housing scheme which is changing t...
New funding will get housebuilding back...
£50,000, awarded to Salford Council to clear red tape
Salix Homes backs Get Online Week
Salix Homes is backing a national campaign to get people online.
Finalists revealed for Salix Stars Awards
The finalists for the eagerly anticipated 2014 Salix Stars Awards have been announced.
Clean sweep as landlord launches £60...
Staff and customers from City West Housing Trust have swept the streets of Salford clean to mark the launch of a £60 million inves...
We'll outlaw 'revenge evictions', says minister
Spiteful private landlords will be brought into line with new laws to stop them evicting tenants for no reason, said the governmen...
Urban Splash Chimney Pot Park contract...
By Teresa McMahon Urban Splash is handing over the last phase of the highly anticipated Chimney Pot Park project to Great Place...
Facebook payment app gives Salix awards...
Salix Homes has been shortlisted for a social media award after setting up an app so tenants could pay their rent through Facebook...
City West shortlisted for three Women...
City West has been announced as a finalist in this year’s national Women in Housing Awards.
National award for Salford woman helping...
A Salford woman working on a £650m regeneration scheme to refurbish 1,250 council homes in Pendleton has won a national housing in...
Eccles shelterd housing scheme nominated for...
City West has been announced as a finalist for a national sustainable housing award for the refurbishment of Shepway Court in Eccl...
Pay your rent in Salford via...
Salix Homes tenants can now pay their rent via Facebook.
Comedian and TV star pledges support...
Manchester comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse is urging residents to nominate unsung heroes for an awards scheme aimed at honouri...
Children fly the flag for Little...
School children are flying the flag for much needed new properties in Salford, as City West marked the completion of the first pha...
Funding deal paves way for 286...
City West Housing Trust is set to invest more than £30 million to create 286 new homes in Salford, after securing funding from the...
Salix Homes scoops top award for...
Social housing provider is celebrating after scooping a national award for helping its tenants ‘go digital’.
First tenants move into new homes...
Keeping it in the family – mum and daughter have homes on new Pendleton Together site
Salford pop-up shop launched to showcase...
A pop-up shop showcasing the benefits of a proposed housing stock transfer in Salford has opened in the heart of the city.
City West Eccles housing office set...
From Monday 28 July City West Eccles office will be back at 52 Regent Street, Eccles
Vimto Gardens official launch party today...
Vimto Gardens’ exclusive launch party event is being held today and tomorrow, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 July, at Chapel Street in S...
Salix Homes flies the flag for...
Salix Homes is backing a national campaign to encourage more young people to take up a career in the housing sector.
McCarthy and Stone reveals Monton development...
Retirement property developer McCarthy & Stone has revealed the name of its newest Retirement Living development in Monton as Wend...
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