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Learning about location

studentThe term location, location, location has little more relevance than when you are trying to secure a school place for your child. Although the current school system claims you can choose which educational facility you would like your little Einstein to attend, this is often far from the truth. Continue reading

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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Environment, Estate Agents, House Prices, Industry News, Renting Leave a comment

Are Homebuyers Feeling Hesitant?

House PricesA new survey released this week suggests that the average Brit looking to move house or purchase their first home actually consider these plans for around 3.6 years. This survey conducted by GoCompare shows that 52% of Brits are considering a move or are looking to step onto the property ladder.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Finance, House Prices, Industry News, Latest News, Property Market, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment

Hold your Horses…..

With the Grand National Horse Race being held at Aintree tomorrow and with an estimated prize fund of up to £975,000 we thought it would be a good idea to look at and feature some of the Equestrian properties that are up for sale across the UK. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: For Sale, Interesting Properties, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Comments Off

Property or art? Buy your own slice of artistic architecture.

Located in the village of Hurst in Berkshire, this fantastic 7 bedroom mansion is definitely not your average home. Designed by self-confessed perfectionist, Monika Dyson, this property was her primary family residence for over a decade.

7 bed Hurst

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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, Interesting Properties, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off

Help to Buy has been extended to 2020 – what impact is this likely to have?

 

Help to BuyWith the news that Help to Buy has been extended in the Budget until 2020 there is an apparent concern for home owners and new buyers of a property price bubble especially in the London and South East regions. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Industry News, Latest News, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Is the property market recovery set to be nationwide?

House_price_perceptionHomeowner perceptions have an important impact on the UK housing market. Positive sentiment can actively lead to rising prices and judging by sentiment in the UK at the moment, it’s clear that the housing market is gaining momentum.

The latest House Price Sentiment Index from Knight Frank and Markit Economics shows that homeowners in the UK feel that the value of their homes rose in March.

The survey suggests that the UK property market is continuing to bounce back sharply, with house price sentiment hitting a fresh record high for the third time in the last four months. Households in eleven regions covered by the index reported perceived price rises in March, with those living in London feeling that the value of their home had risen at the strongest rate of all.

While households in all regions have reported rising house prices, the pace of growth varies greatly, with those in the North East reporting a slight uptake, compared to Londoners who reported the biggest increase in prices since the survey started in 2009. Although the latest data is now broadly consistent with annual UK house price growth, regional differences continue and the steep growth in London and the South East is boosting the UK wide picture.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: House Prices, Latest News, Property Market Tags: , 1 Comment

Will the winter floods affect the UK housing market?

UK Floods 2014The answer to this question is yes in a number of ways. The recent Floods have had a devastating impact not only on people’s lives and homes but they will also affect the country’s real estate market. In the UK this winter has been one where floods have had an enormous effect on a number of homes, it has been officially declared as the wettest winter on record. Continue reading

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Housebuilding must improve or government risks ‘lost generation’ of homeowners

award imageThe government must act now and address Britain’s housing shortages or else they risk creating a ‘lost generation’ of people who are unable to acquire ownership of a home, according to one of the country’s leading housing charities. Continue reading

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Posted by: Jessica Odell Categories: Property Market 1 Comment