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Buyer demand robust despite uncertainty over election General

Buyer demand robust despite uncertainty over election

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Buyer demand robust despite uncertainty over election

Taylor Wimpey said it has enjoyed a strong start to the Spring selling season in spite of a looming uncertain General Election.

In a trading statement this morning the firm said buyer confidence remained high underpinned by good mortgage availability and employment prospects.

Pete Redfern, chief executive, said: “The uncertainty surrounding the general election outcome has not impacted customer confidence, and underlying demand remains high.

“During the first four months of 2015 we have seen the UK housing market continue to grow, with increasingly competitive mortgages and secure employment prospects underpinning homebuyers’ confidence.

“We remain focused on progressing our sites through the planning system to enable us to start on site as soon as possible and remain on track to deliver good progress towards all of our medium term targets in 2015.”

The firm is operating from 302 sites, the same level as last year, with a strong total order book at 8,200 homes (2014 week 16: 8,231 homes), up in value terms by 12% at £1.9bn compared to last year.

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