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Home prices “to soar 30% by 2019”, says leading agent

Wednesday 6 August 2014
Tagged: CBRE, Jennet Siebrits, Property Prices

UK property prices are expected to increase sharply over the next few years, a new report has revealed.

CBRE estimates that residential property will appreciate 30%, on average, by 2019, including 12% growth within the next 12 months, despite growing speculation that interest rates will...

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Mortgage blog: Choice of buy-to-let mortgage deals hits six-year high

Wednesday 6 August 2014
Tagged: BM Solutions, buy-to-let, LSL Property Services, Moneyfacts.co.uk, mortgages, property investment

If you're looking to take out a buy-to-let mortgage then you now have the best choice of deals since 2008. According to new research from Moneyfacts, the choice of buy-to-let mortgage products has increased by over 40% in just one year, with over 650 deals now available.

Research has also...

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Oakham resident awarded £1,000 as ‘thank you’ for Larkfleet referral

Wednesday 6 August 2014
Tagged: case study, Help to Buy, Karl Hick, Larkfleet Homes, new homes, Oakham, Rutland

Bridgette Tan, a resident at the Larkfleet Homes Leighfield Park development in Oakham, has been awarded £1,000 for referring the development to a friend who has now also purchased a property there.

Mrs Tan moved to...

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Sample life on the water with The Kelpies on 9 August

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: Grangemouth Marina, Scotland, Scottish Canals

Scottish Canals is running an Open Day on Saturday 9 August to celebrate its launch of 15 new residential moorings at the Helix site on the new Grangemouth Marina, right under the noses of Scotland's famous sculpture, the Kelpies.

Visitors can view the site and its facilities, talk to the...

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Lovell apartment wins over Southampton buyer - within an hour

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: case study, Hampshire, Help to Buy, Lovell, new homes, Southampton

A Southampton house buyer reserved a two-bedroom apartment at Lovell's Mayflower Mews - within an hour of arriving at the development's launch event.

Phil Barrell became the first person to secure a home there when he attended the launch of the Laxton Close development in the city, using...

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Six tenants competing for each rental property as demand reaches record high

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: Landlords, lettings, London, market research, property market, Sequence, tenants, UK

Typical rent costs in London now account for 60% of the average wage  - but even so, the increase in demand over the past year is nine times the increase in supply, according to research by the estate agency network Sequence.

The research shows rental demand has reached record...

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Housebuilding grows at fastest rate since 2003

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: buying a home, housebuilding, market research, new build, new homes

In July, housebuilding grew at its fastest rate since November 2003, according to findings from the Markit UK Construction PMI report.

The PMI Index, which also analyses civil engineering and commercial housebuilding showed that construction activity has now increased for the last 15...

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Property auction summary, week commencing 4 August

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: Bristol, Hollis Morgan, London, MS Auctions, Paul Fosh Auctions, property auctions, Wales

This week we unearth some of the best property deals secured over the past few days at property auctions in Wales, Bristol and London.

Wales

Paul Fosh Auctions was aiming to generate in excess of £20,000 from the sale of the title of Lord of Wales last week, but it remains...

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Deposits up by a third since 2007, according to new research

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Tagged: Deposit Protection Scheme, deposits, Landlords, mydeposits, renting a home, research, tenants

The average cost of a deposit has risen by 34% (£304) since the launch of tenancy deposit protection in 2007, according to new research by the deposit protection company mydeposits.

The data shows that the average tenancy deposit is £1197.73 - up £304 (from £893.82...

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Mortgage bulletin for week commencing Monday 4 August

Monday 4 August 2014
Tagged: Halifax, Leeds Building Society, Lloyds Bank, mortgages, Santander, TSB

Mortgage lenders, building societies and banks continue to bring new products to the market. Whether to gain new customers or to offer existing mortgage holders looking for a keen deal at the end of their fixed-rate period, lenders are offering a range of incentives for homebuyers and...

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One-on-one interview: John Elliott of Millwood Designer Homes

Monday 4 August 2014
Tagged: East Sussex, John Elliott, Kent, luxury homes, Millwood Designer Homes, new homes, One-on-One interview, Surrey

In the latest of our ongoing series of interview with senior figures in the new homes industry, Marc Da Silva poses the questions to John Elliott, managing director of Millwood Designer Homes.

Where in the South East of England do you cover? We develop new homes...

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Agent Insight: Clive Robinson of Robinson's Portfolio, Bury St Edmunds

Monday 4 August 2014
Tagged: agent insight, Bury St. Edmunds, buying a home, interview, market conditions, Robinson's Portfolio, selling your home, Suffolk

We continue our series of interview with prominent estate agents from around the UK by speaking to Clive Robinson, owner of Robinson's Portfolio in Bury St Edmunds

Could you please give us a brief introduction to your company and the area in which you operate?
I have...

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Lettings advice: Top tax tips for new landlords

Monday 4 August 2014
Tagged: Landlords, letting, Private rented sector, renting, tenants

In the latest of our tips articles for new landlords, we give an overview of how landlords can get their tax affairs in order. 

As a new landlord, you will be busy making sure the property is up to scratch, finding and vetting tenants, sorting out safety certificates and dealing with...

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A guide to new homes currently available in Ayrshire

Monday 4 August 2014
Tagged: Ayrshire, buying a home, Cala Homes, David Wilson Homes, downsizers, First-time buyers, Persimmon Homes, retirees, Scotland, Stewart Milne Homes

Ayrshire has long been popular with growing families and retired people craving a more tranquil pace of life without sacrificing local amenities. House hunters looking to find a new home in the west coast of Scotland will find a variety of homes on the market in the Ayrshire area, each with...

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Mortgage Blog: Rule change puts mortgages out of reach for older applicants

Friday 1 August 2014
Tagged: buying a home, finance, mortgage blog, mortgage news

As it has become more and more difficult for first time buyers to get onto the property ladder, the average age of house buyers has risen. More and more people are taking out a mortgage at an older age, meaning that they will still be paying back their home loan as they approach retirement age...

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