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Is homebuyer confidence falling?

interest-ratesA recent survey is suggesting that confidence in the housing market has tumbled to its lowest level ever in the last three years. These fears are mainly based on over-inflated prices and talk of rises in interest rates. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Buying, Economy, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

What’s not to love about Brighton?

Brighton PierWith its affordable homes, easy commute and one of the top ten beaches in the world, it’s the perfect place for anyone to set up home. Brighton has become a magnet for Londoners who don’t wish to give up on the City lifestyle when they leave the capital. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Buying, For Sale, Uncategorized Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Housing Market cools for the first time this year

house market reformAsking values for houses fell for the first time this year, as freshly gathered data shows a potential cooling period in the housing market. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: House Prices, Mortgages, Property Market Tags: , , , , , Leave a comment

95% increase in buy to let lending reported by major lender

Rental PropertySpecialist buy to let mortgage lender, Paragon mortgages, has reported that between Oct 2013 and June 2014 it experienced a massive 95% year on year increase in the volume of buy to let mortgage advances it administered. Continue reading

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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Buying Property, Landlords Advice, Letting, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

It’s Hammer Time for Countrywide’s London Auction

On Thursday 24th July at 1.00pm, Countrywide Property Auctions will hold one of its Summer auctions event at the Le Meridien Piccadilly Hotel in Piccadilly, London. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Buying, Property Auctions, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

London Living: Zone 2 for less than £850 per month!

garden squareWe all know that living in London isn’t cheap but finding an affordable home isn’t impossible, it may just require a degree of compromise…. Continue reading

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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Letting, Letting Agents, Renting, Tenants Advice, To Rent, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Leave a comment

Middle Aged borrowers struggling to take out mortgages – effect of new lending rules ‘a major challenge’

815492_30356691Middle Aged borrowers struggling to meet Mortgage affordability regulations, newly specified in April’s Mortgage Market Review, mean lenders have re-vamped their requirements for loan approvals. Banks & building societies are now considering a borrower’s post-retirement income before sanctioning a mortgage term which ends after the latter’s retirement. Even those who are planted firmly in the black, with sizeable assets and a good income must meet these requirements. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Finance, Mortgages Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

Bank of England governor alerts to danger of potential financial crisis as UK house prices rise to record 10.5%

untitledThe Bank of England’s governor, Mark Carney, has reinforced his ominous forecasts concerning the UK housing market, as new data indicated that house prices rose by 10.5% in the 12 months to May. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Economy, House Prices, Mortgages, Property Market Tags: , , , , , , Leave a comment