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UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

UK’s best help-to-buy cities named

By Vin Parmar on 15 Feb 2018 in Buying, Industry News

Entering the property market can be daunting for a first-time buyer in today’s economic climate. But many have taken advantage of help-to-buy schemes and ISAs to get a foot on the property ladder. First-time buyers can get equity loans of up to 20 per cent (or 40 per cent in London boroughs) of the property’s […]

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Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

Top 10 London boroughs with the cheapest property prices

By Vin Parmar on 8 Feb 2018 in Buying

If you’re a home buyer looking for a good deal, East London is the best place to buy a home according to Rightmove’s latest asking price data. We look at the top ten cheapest areas in London to buy a home in the New Year, with lowest average asking prices from Barking and Dagenham in […]

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Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

Revealed: the UK’s ideal home

By Vin Parmar on 1 Feb 2018 in Industry News

The UK’s ideal home is not just eco-friendly, but spacious with lots of storage space. In an online survey by GoCompare Mortgages of 2,000 UK residents, results show people favoured a two-storey, simply designed and sustainable detached home with three bedrooms and a modest but medium sized garden. Where do people want their ideal home […]

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Sales volumes decline UK-wide

Sales volumes decline UK-wide

By Vin Parmar on 25 Jan 2018 in Industry News

Land registry data shows that the biggest declines in London and Midlands are due to sales volumes falling UK-wide. London’s sales were 6,494, down 21 per cent annually in September – higher than the previous month fall of 15.8 per cent. In East Midlands there was a further decline to 6,099 sales, falling 17 per […]

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What’s in store for the housing market in 2018?

What’s in store for the housing market in 2018?

By Guest Blogger on 19 Jan 2018 in Industry News

By Maurice Kilbride, Managing Director of Maurice Kilbride Residential Sales and Lettings 2017 was a pretty uneventful year for the housing market – prices didn’t do a lot, especially around London. In fact, the North performed much better in terms of percentage price increases, while London prices fell in real terms. Stamp duty, Brexit uncertainty […]

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Who’s really renting property across the UK?

Who’s really renting property across the UK?

By Guest Blogger on 11 Jan 2018 in Letting

By Rose Jinks, Just Landlords As a landlord, you may know what type of tenant you’re letting a property to, but do you know who the most common kind of renter is across the UK? As the private rental sector expands, you may think that there are more tenants in every demographic. This may be […]

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Predictions for the rental market in 2018

Predictions for the rental market in 2018

By Guest Blogger on 4 Jan 2018 in Industry News, Renting

By Tom Gatzen, Co-Founder of Ideal Flatmate With renting becoming the new norm for London’s millennials and the government continuing to fall far short of its self-made targets for new homes being built, what does the future of renting look like in the Capital over the next 12 months? Rents cooling down, but for how […]

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Living in a market town will cost homebuyers an additional £30,000

Living in a market town will cost homebuyers an additional £30,000

By Bea Patel on 28 Dec 2017 in Industry News

Homebuyers looking to live in one of England’s picturesque market towns will need to pay a premium of £30,788 compared to neighbouring areas. The latest research from Lloyds Bank shows an average house price growth of 21 per cent in the past five years, to £280,690 in English market towns. This is 7.9 times the […]

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Would you buy a house on the UK’s most expensive street?

Would you buy a house on the UK’s most expensive street?

By Vin Parmar on 21 Dec 2017 in Industry News

The average cost of a house on the UK’s most expensive street costs £35m. Prices are down £2,569,432 compared to this time last year, due to the uncertainty of Brexit and the increased tax on homes with a high value. According to Zoopla, there are 14,417 streets in the UK which have an average property […]

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UK’s top 25 best towns and cities to work in

UK’s top 25 best towns and cities to work in

By Bea Patel on 14 Dec 2017 in Industry News

Job site Glassdoor has ranked Slough as the best town to work and live in. Results are based on the cost of living, job satisfaction and how easy it is to get a job. Slough has a high average salary and is close to major transport links, such as Heathrow Airport the M25 and M4. […]

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