November 15, 2017

Negotiation tactics for buying at the right place

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If you’re on a budget, every pound counts when buying a property. It’s obvious, all buyers want to get the best possible value for the amount being paid. To achieve this, negotiation with the seller is key. Buyers can be apprehensive about the negotiation process, but without doing it you’re potentially missing out on thousands […]

July 5, 2017

What do men and women want when moving?

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We all have different things that we look for when searching for a new house. When moving in with a partner, different tastes and opinions are plain to see when you view a house. A recent study by Strutt & Parker has looked into what it is exactly that different sexes look for when buying […]

November 18, 2016

Taking the second step on the housing ladder

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Stepping up the rungs of the property ladder   A lot has been said in recent months about persons trying to get into the housing market, but what about those who are already in it? How are they currently behaving in the market? Second-steppers are very important in the property market. It is the first […]

October 11, 2016

Tips for visiting a show home

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For buyers looking for a new build property, the journey will often begin with a visit to a show home – this is the most important part of the process. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your show home viewing: Willing to compromise? Before you go, write down a list […]

October 4, 2016

Trio of new housing initiatives announced

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Details have been announced of new initiatives to help boost the number of homes being built. New housing initiatives A £3bn Home Building Fund will provide loans to small building companies and fund infrastructure to kick-start construction. The pot will help more than 25,000 new homes to be built by 2020 and 225,000 in the […]

September 22, 2016

East Midland’s asking prices rise in September

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Asking prices across the UK increased by 0.7 per cent in September after falling two per cent in the previous two months according to the latest index figures. The Rightmove data revealed that seven of the ten UK regions recorded a rise in asking prices or a standstill. This is compared to eight of ten […]

September 10, 2016

Base rate to be cut again?

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Base rate cuts   A survey of 59 leading economists has predicted that the Bank of England will cut the base rate again in the coming months. The Bank of England decided to cut interest rates to a record low of 0.25 per cent from 0.5 in August, the first time it had been cut […]

July 20, 2016

New UK housing confirmed following Brexit

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After the vote to leave the EU, UK Housing Minister Brandon Lewis and Communities Secretary Greg Clark have reconfirmed that new homes in the UK are still a top priority for the government. At a meeting with the Home Builders Federation, who are responsible for building around 80 per cent of new homes in England […]

July 2, 2016

Residential mortgages unlikely to be affected by Brexit

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Mortgages for housing in the UK are unlikely to be affected by the decision to leave the European Union, according to finance commentators. In the short term, the industry’s attention has been focused on interest rates and the impact that Brexit will have on mortgage costs. The property market is set to maintain demand by […]

June 18, 2016

Asking prices up across England, bar London

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The latest index report has shown that asking prices in England and Wales have reached record highs. An upward surge in the housing market is continuing to increase the price of property with the average property up 0.8 per cent, reaching a new high of £310,471. As well as prices, high demand is also affecting […]