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Can energy saving improvements increase the value of your home?

Can energy saving improvements increase the value of your home?

A new report published by leading global real estate advisors CBRE Residential reveals the true environmental impact of residential property, suggests how to create truly eco-friendly homes and considers the long-term premiums attached.

18 Aug 2017

Ex-cons reveal the top 10 deterrents for home thieves

Ex-cons reveal the top 10 deterrents for home thieves

A new study released today by Co-op Insurance has revealed that smart homes are keeping burglars at bay.

18 Aug 2017

Pepper adds Paradigm to distribution network

Pepper adds Paradigm to distribution network

Specialist lender, Pepper Homeloans, has announced that it has extended its distribution network to include Paradigm Mortgage Club.

18 Aug 2017

Where are the best towns and cities to invest in student accommodation?

Where are the best towns and cities to invest in student accommodation?

New research by online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, takes a look at the top 50 universities in the UK as ranked by the Guardian and which provide the most affordable options for those looking to get on the student buy-to-let ladder (with the inclusion of the additional stamp duty cost for a rental property).

18 Aug 2017

Reviewing your portfolio to help maximise profit

Reviewing your portfolio to help maximise profit

Over the last few months, landlords have seen their profits eroded with the Chancellors’ recent tax measures and it is becoming much harder to make money in the buy-to-let market.

18 Aug 2017

Pepper announce new partnership with Intrinsic

Pepper announce new partnership with Intrinsic

Pepper Homeloans, the specialist lender, has been appointed to the mortgage lender panel of Intrinsic Network.

18 Aug 2017

OneSavings Bank announce new lending criteria for portfolio landlords

OneSavings Bank announce new lending criteria for portfolio landlords

Ahead of the second phase of PRA changes coming into effect on 1st October 2017, specialist lender, OneSavings Bank, has announced its new lending criteria for portfolio landlords.

17 Aug 2017

Tesco Bank launch new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products

Tesco Bank launch new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products

Tesco Bank has announced this morning that it has launched two new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products as well as reducing the rates across a selection of its 2 year, 3 year and 5 year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products.

17 Aug 2017

Where are the biggest house price climbers since the referendum?

Where are the biggest house price climbers since the referendum?

Using recently released Land Registry data, online estate agent eMoov.co.uk, takes a look at where across the nation has given homeowners the biggest Brexit blues (and where hasn’t).

17 Aug 2017

Property Investment: Location v Detail

Property Investment: Location v Detail

Steve Coyle, operations director at Cullen Property, offers tips on what should be considered before offering on an investment property.

17 Aug 2017

 

Principality announce expansion to new build range

Principality announce expansion to new build range

Principality Building Society has announced that it will now lend up to 90% LTV on residential mortgages for all new build houses and flats in England and Wales, up from its previous limit of 85% LTV.

17 Aug 2017

Investor outlook favourable as BTL rates drop again

Investor outlook favourable as BTL rates drop again

New data from Mortgage Brain has revealed that over the past three months, most mainstream buy-to-let mortgage products saw further rate and cost reductions.

17 Aug 2017

Majority of house hunters put off by loud music

Majority of house hunters put off by loud music

New research from national estate agent, Jackson-Stops & Staff, has revealed that many homeowners who wish to sell might not be able to do so if their neighbours are all about that bass.

16 Aug 2017

First-time buyer numbers down 4.5% in the last two years

First-time buyer numbers down 4.5% in the last two years

New research from conveyancing service provider, My Home Move, has revealed that the number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years.

16 Aug 2017

Could HMOs provide opportunities for buy-to-let investors?

Could HMOs provide opportunities for buy-to-let investors?

It was interesting to read a piece of recent analysis showing buy-to-let investors are looking for cheaper, higher-performing properties to grow their portfolios.

16 Aug 2017

Where are the most affordable tech hubs to live?

Where are the most affordable tech hubs to live?

New research by HouseSimple has analyised 30 regional digital tech hubs, including London and ranked each city by average house price, number of digital jobs and digital tech sector growth potential.

16 Aug 2017

TMA announce launch of exclusive fee free remortgage

TMA announce launch of exclusive fee free remortgage

TMA Mortgage Club has announced that it has partnered with The Melton Building Society to offer its members a fee free 75% LTV discounted rate remortgage.

16 Aug 2017

New Street Mortgages changes lending criteria

New Street Mortgages changes lending criteria

New Street Mortgages has announced that it has overhauled its buy-to-let range, with a number of key changes to criteria.

16 Aug 2017

ONS: House prices rise 4.9%

ONS: House prices rise 4.9%

The latest data and analysis from ONS has shown that the average price of a house in the UK has increased by 4.9% in the year to June - down from 5.0% in the year to May.

15 Aug 2017

Mortgage market remains resilient in June

Mortgage market remains resilient in June

The latest data and analysis from UK Finance has revealed that first-time buyers borrowed £5.9bn, up 26% on the previous month and 9% on June 2016. This equated to 36,000 loans, up 22% month-on-month and 6% year-on-year.

15 Aug 2017

Top Tips to be a better landlord

Top Tips to be a better landlord

More often than not, it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Here are 20 top tips for being a better landlord, from the experts at Belvoir...

15 Aug 2017

FTBs given boost by equity release

FTBs given boost by equity release

New research from Retirement Advantage has revealed that during the first half of 2017, 13 first-time buyers were helped onto the housing ladder every week thanks to relatives who released equity from their homes.

15 Aug 2017

Developers unveil £80m eco-home joint venture

Developers unveil £80m eco-home joint venture

Crest Nicholson and A2 Dominion have unveiled plans for their latest joint venture partnership. The £80 million residential scheme is a continuation of A2 Dominion’s existing Elmsbrook Eco-Town development in the North West of Bicester.

15 Aug 2017

France still top spot for Brit buyers

France still top spot for Brit buyers

According to overseas property and finance specialist, Simon Conn, France is still the number one location for British buyers looking to purchase abroad.

15 Aug 2017

Building societies maintain high share of mortgage market

Building societies maintain high share of mortgage market

The latest data from the Building Societies' Association has revealed that developments in the wider economy are making it more challenging for homebuyers and savers.

15 Aug 2017

Auction House announce record breaking figures for 2017

Auction House announce record breaking figures for 2017

Property auctioneer, Auction House has announced that it has offered more lots so far this year than any other year up to August in the group’s ten-year history.

14 Aug 2017

What are the risks when helping your children with a deposit?

What are the risks when helping your children with a deposit?

Mutual insurer, Royal London, takes a look at the hidden costs of opening the Bank of Mum and Dad and warns parents to be aware of a wide range of risks when helping their children on to the property ladder.

14 Aug 2017

Remortgage rates on the rise

Remortgage rates on the rise

New research from Moneyfacts has revealed that time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal.

14 Aug 2017

Latest Comments

Christian Donovan
Christian Donovan 18 Aug 2017

The write-down on house values, combined with the fall in the GBP saddled the fund?s property portfolio with a 1.4% loss in the second quarter. The shocking amount of $240 million.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

Interesting point of view.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

It depends on the people, some older adults decide to make a long-distance move in order to live closer to their children or settle in a place with a lower cost of living.

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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