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New homes are more energy efficient, says E.ON survey

Tuesday 15 July 2014
Tagged: Beverley Maguire, E.ON, energy efficiency, new homes

Homebuyers who choose to purchase a new-build home can generally expect to save money on energy bills compared to those buying a second-hand property, a new survey shows.

A study conducted by E.ON found that a significantly high number of people consider new-build homes to be the most...

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Property auction preview, week commencing 14 July

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: Cardiff, Countrywide, Darlow's, London, property auctions, Savills, Sheffield

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, Sheffield and Cardiff.

London

Savills' latest Residential catalogue for their next London and national auction...

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 14 July

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: Birmingham Midshires, buy-to-let, Landbay, mortgages, Paragon Mortgages, Scottish Widows Bank

Professional mortgages, for those working in a range of professions from solicitors and accountants to dentists and vets can benefit from reduced rates on a selection of Scottish Widows Bank two-year and three-year Professional and Flexible mortgages across its mortgage range.

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Perthshire offers new homes buyers a great location and excellent connectivity

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: Auchterarder, Bellway Homes, Cala Homes, Crieff, new homes, Ogilvie Homes, Persimmon Homes, Perth, Perthshire, Robertson Homes, Scotland, Stewart Milne Homes, Strathearn

Known as the gateway to the Highlands, Perthshire has plenty to offer. Spectacular countryside lends itself to unsurpassed outdoor activities, while Perth itself offers everything you'd expect from a city. Commuters to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Stirling are well catered for with excellent...

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"Tenants are being treated as cash cows" says Citizens Advice Bureau

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: deposits, evictions, Landlords, Lettings Index, renting a property, repairs, tenants

Growing numbers of private sector tenants are being evicted despite being up to date with their rent, the Citizens Advice Bureau has revealed.

The charity has seen a 38% increase in instances of tenants without rent arrears being threatened with eviction from a private sector rented home...

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Average UK rents have grown at the fastest rate for a year, according to Countrywide research

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: Countrywide, investors, Landlords, lettings, Lettings Index, market research, rentings, tenants

In the first half of 2014 rents grew faster than the same period in 2013, according to the Countrywide Quarterly Lettings Index.

The research shows that pent up demand in the sales market has now been released following a year in which mortgage lending to first-time buyers increased by 50...

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Agent Insight: Martin Gibbon of Balgores Property Group

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: agent insight, Balgores Property Group, buying a home, Chelmsford, Essex, estate agent, First-time buyers, investors, property market, Upminster

We continue our series of interviews with some of the most prominent Estate Agents in the UK by speaking to to Martin Gibbon, managing director of Balgores Property Group in Essex

Could you please tell me a bit about Balgores and the areas in which you operate?

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Help to Buy enables couple to upsize and plan for the future

Monday 14 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, buying a home, First-time buyers, Help to Buy, upsizers, Worcester

A couple who have bagged extra space and four bedrooms in their new home at a Barratt development in Worcester might be able to raise their own family sooner rather than later - thanks to the government's Help to Buy purchase assistance scheme.

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Repossessed property sold at below market value

Friday 11 July 2014
Tagged: Edward Swindells, property auctions, Swindells Auctioneers

People buying distressed or repossessed properties at auction can generally expect to pay in the region of 20% below market value as a result of insolvency practitioners rushing to sell, according to an established auctioneer.

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Mortgage blog: Experts urge borrowers to act now as rates rise fast

Friday 11 July 2014
Tagged: Moneyfacts.co.uk, mortgages, Sylvia Waycott

Experts are urging mortgage borrowers to act now to secure the best deals with new research revealing that rates are starting to rise fast. New data from financial analysts Moneyfacts shows that the lowest rates on offer have "shot up" in the last month and the experts believe that "the run of...

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Humber investment boosts Hull's potential for new homes buyers

Friday 11 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Beal Homes, Bellway, East Riding of Yorkshire, Help to Buy, Hull, Keepmoat, new homes, Part Exchange

With the government's announcement this week of a £104m investment package for the Humber region, an increasing number of business leaders and investors are likely to start recognising Hull and the wider Humber region as an important national asset.

The funding will support a number...

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

Friday 11 July 2014
Tagged: Dorset, Durham, Hampshire, Lancashire, London, Staffordshire, Weekly affordable homes round-up

New affordable homes in London

Lovell has started work on a £16m residential property scheme in Hounslow, west London.Working with the London Borough of Hounslow, Hounslow Homes, Lovell is developing 37 homes for open market sale, 30 shared ownership properties and 49 homes for...

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Funding secured for over 2,000 new homes in Manchester

Friday 11 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, First-time buyers, Manchester, Milliners Wharf, new build, new homes, Scarborough

Development work on two major residential property schemes on the edge of Manchester with a combined gross development value of £600m is set to press ahead this summer after the McCabe family's Scarborough Group International, the development firm, secured funding for the two major...

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Regional property auctions continue to strengthen

Thursday 10 July 2014
Tagged: Auction House, property auctions, Roger Lake

Regional auctions is the only sector of the property market that has consistently grown year-on-year since the credit crunch in 2008, and the number of lots sold have continued to rise on the back of the recent upturn too, according to Auction House, one of the country's leading property auction...

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‘Affordable’ penthouses launch at stylish Brighton development today

Thursday 10 July 2014
Tagged: Brighton, Hyde New Homes, launch, luxury homes, new homes

Renowned developer Hyde New Homes is set to launch a collection of six penthouses at its popular Super B development in central Brighton today. The two- and three-bedroom properties go on sale at the scheme, situated just a stone's throw from Brighton station.

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