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House price growth remains steady for most of UK

House price growth remains steady for most of UK

The latest data and analysis from LSL / Acadata has revealed that the house price gap between the South East and the rest of the country continues to narrow.

20 Sep 2017

What is going wrong with Shared Ownership?

What is going wrong with Shared Ownership?

New research from My Home Move has found that despite numerous pledges from the Government to increase access to housing for Britain’s aspiring home buyers, shared ownership transactions across England and Wales have decreased throughout the majority of regions.

20 Sep 2017

Should landlords sit tight and ride out the BTL storm?

Should landlords sit tight and ride out the BTL storm?

This year has seen record numbers of landlords selling their BTL properties, in response to regulatory changes and the economic uncertainty, post Brexit.

20 Sep 2017

Student rents remain static according to new report

Student rents remain static according to new report

An annual report into student accommodation, compiled by student utilities and service provider, Glide Utilities, has found that private student rent has remained at an average of £100 - £119 a week, for the second year running.

20 Sep 2017

50% rise in homeowners releasing equity from their homes

50% rise in homeowners releasing equity from their homes

According to new figures compiled by equity release provider, Responsible Equity Release, homeowners have released 50% more equity from their homes over the past three months.

20 Sep 2017

Air Sourcing joins Equity Release Council

Air Sourcing joins Equity Release Council

AIR Sourcing, the sourcing system for equity release and retirement lending products, has announced that it has joined the Equity Release Council.

20 Sep 2017

FTBs reaping rewards from August price drop

FTBs reaping rewards from August price drop

The latest data and analysis from independent estate agent, haart, has revealed that house prices across England and Wales in August dropped by 4.1% on the month, but are up 0.8% on the year. haart places the average house price now at £230,964.

19 Sep 2017

Could Junior ISAs spark an FTB boom?

Could Junior ISAs spark an FTB boom?

New research has revealed that if savings into Junior ISA’s continues at the current rate young people’s worries about saving a large enough deposit for their first home could be solved.

19 Sep 2017

A solution for cutting Britain’s £20bn housing benefit bill?

A solution for cutting Britain’s £20bn housing benefit bill?

Recent data has revealed that the government spends four times as much on housing benefits as it does on building houses – rent reform campaigner Ajay Jagota believes he has the answer for how we can get the UK’s £20bn housing benefit bill down.

19 Sep 2017

Housing Minister launches first national Right to Build Expo

Housing Minister launches first national Right to Build Expo

The National Custom and Self Build Association’s (NaCSBA) Right to Build Task Force has launched a national programme of events to showcase the work of the newly established Task Force to help boost the supply of Custom and Self Build housing and bring together stakeholders from industry, local authorities and landowners.

19 Sep 2017

 

Demand for high end student accommodation set to rise

Demand for high end student accommodation set to rise

Despite Brexit, the global demand for higher education places for students seeking to study in the UK is set to rise overall by 2020, with an increase of 870,000 higher education students, boosting demand for high-end accommodation in university cities.

19 Sep 2017

Independent inventories for student accommodation are crucial, warns AIIC

Independent inventories for student accommodation are crucial, warns AIIC

As students return to university for the beginning of the new term over the next few weeks, landlords and letting agents are being reminded of the importance of independent and professionally compiled inventories.

19 Sep 2017

Purchasing the freehold on your property

Purchasing the freehold on your property

According to RE/MAX, depending on whether your home is a flat or house will determine the process required to purchase the freehold of the property.

19 Sep 2017

Unnecessary mortgage fees cost Brits £370m a year claims mortgage adviser

Unnecessary mortgage fees cost Brits £370m a year claims mortgage adviser

According to One 77 Mortgages, UK home buyers are wasting £370 million a year on unnecessary ‘advice fees’ charged by the majority of mortgage brokers.

19 Sep 2017

London house prices see biggest fall in a decade

London house prices see biggest fall in a decade

The latest data and analysis from Rightmove has revealed that asking prices for homes in the capital have experienced the biggest annual fall so far this decade, dropping on average by £18,000 in just a month.

18 Sep 2017

August rents up 2.4%

August rents up 2.4%

The latest data and analysis fromHomeLet shows that during August, rents in the UK rose by an average of 2.4% - the highest rate of annual growth seen in the Private Rented Sector this year.

18 Sep 2017

Housing market crash predicted by majority of Brits

Housing market crash predicted by majority of Brits

As property sales decline across much of the UK and prices fail to maintain their upward momentum, property marketplace, TheHouseShop.com, thought now would be a good time to assess the future of the UK housing market.

18 Sep 2017

What FTBs should know before buying a property

What FTBs should know before buying a property

According to a new survey by My Home Move, almost a fifth of homeowners confessed that they didn’t realise their first home would need work doing to it.

18 Sep 2017

Habito announce new partnership with My Home Move

Habito announce new partnership with My Home Move

Online mortgage broker, Habito, has confirmed a partnership with conveyancing service provider, My Home Move.

18 Sep 2017

The beauty of buying at auction

The beauty of buying at auction

The beauty of auctions is their simplicity and transparency. Every bid is open to the room and, if you bid the highest amount above the reserve price the property is yours – plus the whole process can be over in a matter of minutes without any nailbiting waiting or fears of gazumping.

18 Sep 2017

Record profits announced at The Right Mortgage Ltd

Record profits announced at The Right Mortgage Ltd

In its second full year of trading, The Right Mortgage Ltd has posted a turnover of £14.8m for the 16/17 tax year and a pre-tax profit of £405k, almost doubling the previous year’s figures of £8.7m turnover and £203k pre-tax profit.

18 Sep 2017

Foundation Home Loans raise maximum BTL loan size

Foundation Home Loans raise maximum BTL loan size

In response to increasing demand, Foundation Home Loans has announced that it is increasing its maximum loan size across its Buy to Let range to £1m for loans up to 65% LTV.

18 Sep 2017

The Mortgage Hut announce launch of new commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut announce launch of new commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut has announced that it has launched a new bridging and commercial finance arm to meet growing demand from customers requiring complex property loans.

18 Sep 2017

The towns where house prices haven't recovered since 2007

The towns where house prices haven't recovered since 2007

The latest research from online estate agents, HouseSimple.com, has revealed that hundreds of thousands of UK homeowners who bought property before the crash in 2007 – while prices were at the top of the market – are still stuck in negative equity 10 years on. But where do they live?

15 Sep 2017

Why getting the list price right for your property is crucial

Why getting the list price right for your property is crucial

While there are valuations tools available to sellers online, to set the right market-related value, requires specific area knowledge, an understanding of the conditions surrounding the market and insight into the mind of applicants.

15 Sep 2017

Gender property gap shrinking

Gender property gap shrinking

New research and data from online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has highlighted the gap in mortgage affordability between men and women due to the gap in their average salary.

15 Sep 2017

Families urged to guard against future interest rate rises

Families urged to guard against future interest rate rises

Finance platform, Freedom Finance, is urging UK families to review their finances after revealing a future interest rate rise could add more than £750 to the average annual mortgage bill.

15 Sep 2017

Property Ombudsman warns agents of computer virus scam

Property Ombudsman warns agents of computer virus scam

Today, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all estate and letting agents to act with caution, as fraudulent ‘buyers’ target agents with the latest computer virus scam.

15 Sep 2017

Latest Comments

Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton
sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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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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