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Property know-how with George

We all know that we are in the middle of the greatest housing crisis the country has ever seen. The problems are so complex and affect every part of the housing industry I find it difficult to know where to start.

We aren’t building anywhere near enough homes to house the current and future population. We require at least 300,000 new homes per year, but we are building less than half that number, so the problem actually gets worse as every year goes by. This is a simple case of supply and demand, so if we are building fewer houses and more people want them then the price of each house goes through the roof. Homes become less affordable and more people are stuck in the rental game where they have no long-term stability as the rental market is a bit of a mess too. Also the way we build homes is stuck in the dark ages and should be far more innovative.

Combine that with the fact there is a massive skills shortage in Britain, so even if the land was made available for new homes, we don’t have the people available with the necessary skills to build the houses anyway. Those talented people with building skills had to find alternative work when the recession hit in 2007 and they have grown tired of the boom and bust building economy so many were happy to get out of the industry anyway.

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Now that the nights are long and there’s a definite nip in the air, it’s time to make sure your home is as comfy and cosy as it can be, as we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors over the next few months. Our trend alert on p.20 this month is inspired by misty moors and the rich colours are perfect for giving your home a warm and welcoming feel. And if you’re thinking of getting a new sofa before your family and friends arrive for Christmas, then make sure you read our expert guide on p.36 for all the information and inspiration you need to pick your perfect settee. We also take a look at the latest ovens which are big on style and features, but kind to your pocket – ideal for cooking your Christmas dinner (p.48). If you’re thinking of moving home in the New Year, then turn to p.106 to find out how to discover where the latest property hotspots are in your area. Bonfire night is a great excuse to have a get-together before we all get too busy in the run-up to the festive season. On p.100 we’ve got some fantastic recipe ideas for you to try at your fireworks party – I particularly love the spectacular bonfire cake, it’s a real showstopper that will definitely ‘wow’ your guests! As always we’ve got some stunning makeovers, including kitchen diner revamps packed with clever ideas (p.24), plus some gorgeous reader homes that I know you’ll find inspiring (p.73).

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