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Mortgage bulletin: Week commencing Monday 28th July

Monday 28 July 2014
Tagged: buying a home, finance, Interest Rates, lenders, mortgages

Base rate tracker mortgages continue to offer a great deal for homebuyers and remortgagers.

Leeds Building Society has launched a new two-year base rate tracker mortgage with a competitive rate of 1.99%. The mortgage carries a £1,499 fee, is available up to 75% LTV (loan to value)...

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Mortgage blog: New rules making it harder to get on the housing ladder

Friday 25 July 2014
Tagged: BEP Financial Systems, Mortgage Market Review, mortgages

A new survey of mortgage advisors has found that the majority of brokers believe it is harder for borrowers to get onto the housing ladder since tough new rules came into force this year. The Mortgage Market Review came into effect in April and brokers say that their clients - even those with a...

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Quality, aspirational new homes abound in historic Lancaster

Friday 25 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Lancashire, Lancaster, Miller Homes, new homes, Persimmon Homes, Redrow Homes, Story Homes

With new homes well under way at Lancaster's former Moor Hospital site, award-winning Story Homes is not the only housing developer busy creating high quality aspirational homes in the city.

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Weekly affordable homes round-up

Friday 25 July 2014
Tagged: Adactus Housing, affordable homes, County Durham, David Lammy, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, London, new homes, Railway Housing Association, Shropshire, Wrekin Housing Trust

Marc Da Silva takes his regular look around the affordable homes sector in the UK and brings news of new schemes coming on line in Gloucestershire, London, Lancashire, County Durham, Lincolnshire and Shropshire.

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New homes in Fife have appeal for a wide range of house-hunters

Friday 25 July 2014
Tagged: Barratt Homes, Bellway Homes, Bett Homes, Burntisland, Campion Homes, Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, Kelty, Leven, new homes, Persimmon Homes, Scotland

House-hunters looking to find a new home in Fife certainly have plenty of options available to them. A host of housebuilders currently have developments across the county, which has never been more popular amongst commuters, families and downsizers alike.

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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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