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Mortgage blog: Borrowers still reluctant to complete applications online

Thursday 24 July 2014
Tagged: British Bankers' Association, mortgages

While Brits have embraced online and mobile banking by the millions, new research has found that borrowers are still reluctant to apply for their new mortgage on the web. Figures from Santander show that the majority of applicants still prefer to apply for their home loan in a branch or over the...

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Government reduces Green Deal cashback after just six weeks

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: DECC, Energy & Climate Change, energy efficiency, Green Deal, home improvements

The amount of money households can claim back for installing energy efficiency improvements will be reduced this week, just six weeks after the launch of a new phase of the Green Deal.

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) said more than 12,000 households in England and...

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One-on-one interview: John Knevett of A2Dominion New Homes

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: A2Dominion New Homes, buying a home, Housebuilders, London, One-on-One interview, property market, selling your home, South East

Marc Da Silva continues his series of interviews with prominent figures in the housebuilding industry by speaking to John Knevett, chief commercial officer of A2Dominion New Homes.

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Weekly property auction summary

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, buying at auction, Dedman Gray, Eddisons, property auctions, selling your home, Sutton Kersh

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at property auctions in Liverpool, Manchester and Southend-on-Sea.

Liverpool

Sutton Kersh's July auction at the Liverpool Marriott Hotel last week saw a wide array of residential properties...

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A virtual future for property marketing

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: augmented reality, Google, Google Cardboard, James Dearsley, virtual reality

Virtual Reality is fast becoming something of interest in the property market. Augmented Reality, the superimposition of digital imagery on reality, with apps such as Virtual View having a great impact on the property industry, virtual reality involves a world of total immersion.

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Affordable homes round up – Week commencing 21st July

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: affordable homes, Darlington, Gloucestershire, Grimsby, Lancashire, London, Shropshire

New affordable homes in Gloucestershire

An application for 22 affordable homes at Fortey House in the small Cotswold market town of Northleach in Gloucestershire has been approved by Cotswold District Council's planning committee. The abandoned Fortey House on Fortey Road is to be...

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New homes at Leighfield Park in Oakham selling like hot cakes

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, Help to Buy, Larkfleet Homes, Leighfield Park, Oakham, Rutland

There are just five of the 24 one- and two-bedrrom apartments remaining for sale at Larkfleet Homes' Leighfield Park development in Oakham, Rutland.

The sales team at Leighfield Park has...

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London Mayor wants public land released for new homes

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: Boris Johnson, Catford, government, Lewisham, London, Mayor of London, new homes

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is calling on the government to release more disused public land in the capital to enable developers to significantly increase the supply of new build homes in an effort to help meet London's housing needs.

In a speech made during a visit to Catford...

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Tesco to build 4,000 new homes

Wednesday 23 July 2014
Tagged: developments, new build, new homes, property news, Spenhill, Tesco, Welwyn Garden City

Supermarket giant Tesco is planning to use the majority of its unused sites in England to develop in the region of 4,000 new homes at a cost of around £1bn, it has been revealed.

The plan is the biggest housebuilding project ever announced by the supermarket and comes following...

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Weekly property auction preview

Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tagged: Auctions, buying a home, Derby, Ipswich, London, preview, property auctions, selling your home

A wide range of properties will go under the hammer in the coming days. Here are some potentially good residential lots to look out for at property auctions in London, Derby and Ipswich. 

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Middle aged people increasingly driven to renting, according to new Experian research

Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tagged: buying, Experian, letting, market research, mosaic, property market, renting, selling

High house prices, a growing proportion of urban flats as new build properties and increasing difficulty in obtaining a mortgage have combined to fuel a rapid expansion in renting, according to research by Experian.

The research found that older groups of society are emerging as renters...

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Tips for tenants: Setting up your utilities

Tuesday 22 July 2014
Tagged: advice, bills, broadband, council tax, energy, internet, landlord, letting, renting, tenant tips, tenants, water

So it's your first day in your new home, and you've met a few of the neighbours, wired up the TV, checked the heating works and ordered your first takeaway. Now it's time to set up the utility bills!

Contacting utility companies will probably be the last thing on your mind, and it's...

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Home Improvements: Insulating your garage

Monday 21 July 2014
Tagged: garage, home improvements, insulation, selling your home

The garage is the most important place in your property to insulate: it literally haemorrhages energy otherwise, forcing up energy bills and reducing the value of your home.

If you have a garage integrated in to the rest of your home, you will need to insulate the door or doors leading...

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Weston-super-Mare offers fantastic choice for families

Monday 21 July 2014
Tagged: Bloor Homes, Charles Church Developments, Help to Buy, new homes, Part Exchange, Persimmon Homes, Somerset, St Modwen Homes, Weston-super-Mare

The family-friendly resort town of Weston-super-Mare, famous for its sandy beaches and recently transformed promenade, has a superb range of brand new homes available to suit families with children.

Situated just off the M5 motorway, the town is within commuting distance of Bristol,...

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 21 July

Monday 21 July 2014
Tagged: Barclays, Halifax, Help to Buy, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, mortgages, Nationwide, Tesco Bank, Virgin Money, w homes, Woolwich, Yorkshire Building Society

Lloyds Banking Group is making a number of changes to its new-build mortgage range to make it even more simple and straightforward for both first-time buyers and home movers. Mortgages on new-build houses and flats are now be available between 90% and 95% loan-to-value (LTV) through both Halifax...

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