Tag: news

12
Feb

Will We See The Housing Market Grow In 2018?

UK house prices fell for a second consecutive month in January as many consumers across the UK struggle with the January squeeze and shrinking disposable income – putting major spending decisions, such as moving home, on hold. Last month, the average price of a home in Britain fell 0.6% to £223,285 according to the mortgage lender Halifax. The drop followed

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15
Dec

Winter freeze sees property prices hit new lows

Property investors and first-time buyers can rejoice as housing prices see new lows this month in the long-predicted uptrend of the housing market. As stamp duties have been abolished up to £300,000 for first time buyers in addition to the rise in remortgage obtainability, these wintery months could be the best time to invest. House price growth dipped in October,

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8
Dec

First time buyer deposits to soar 57% by 2027

First time buyer deposits could see a huge soar in prices by the next decade, reaching heights of more than half of the current price, L&C Mortgages have warned. The company has compared figures from the Office for National Statistics House Price Index showing how much a first-time buyer typically pays in each UK region as well as the average

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30
Nov

Mortgage and Remortgage Approvals See New Highs and Lows

Mortgage and remortgage approvals have seen new highs and lows this month after industry pressures and the new budget take hold of the market. Remortgage approval rates have rocketed ahead of Novembers interest rate hike, jumping to a nine-year high position after driving the stability of the market in October. Recorded by the Bank of England, a total of 51,593 remortgages

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24
Nov

£1 Property for a First time Buyer

After our latest analysis indicating the rise in housing prices, finding an affordable property to ascend the ever-expanding property ladder can be a difficult one. While the 2017 budget has been announced, abolishing stamp duty for first time buyers entering the market, the underlining issue of house prices have not been corrected, only trickling supply into 2018 with the potential

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18
Oct

Stamp Duty Freedom for First-Time Buyers

Both buyers and agents have recognised stamp duty as a big hurdle for first timers looking to start their housing journey. Many influential companies and people have commented on the tax, calling for something to be done and claiming it holds back transactions and the fluidity of sales. The Evening Standard yesterday ran an article badged as “exclusive”, claiming Philip

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28
Sep

Property Industry Fraud – Email Scam

As part of our dedicated service to all partners and future partners of the Intelligent Services Group, we aim to keep you protected and up to date with the latest activities within the legal sector that directly affect all those within the property industry. The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has issued a warning to all agents advising they act with caution

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20
Sep

The Homeless Crisis

The number of people becoming homeless has seen new highs this week as housing support becomes tighter forcing people onto the streets. According to the National Audit office, over the last six years, homelessness of all kinds has increased significantly, with an overnight count last autumn recording 4,134 rough sleepers (a 134% increase since the conservatives took power) with the

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20
Sep

School Catchment Area – How much would you pay?

The first week of school is over and the sound of rejoice sweeps the nation as parents finally enjoy their afternoons. However, with the end of the summer holidays comes the start of a whole new school year and the dreaded battle for a catchment area. Santander Mortgages have highlighted the true battle that parents face as they scramble to

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19
May

How two University pals turned an idea into a £12m turnover business

It’s not often that business people can say that traffic jams on the A1 have led to a positive experience, but for two University pals an especially painful journey served up the spark that launched their business. Trapped close to the Team Valley back in 2009, an endless stream of brake lights in front of them, Jamie Cooke and Ben

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