Monthly Archives: January 2013

Generation Rent Gathers Pace

Attractive yields entice buy-to-let investors With one in ten properties in the UK delivering gross rental yields of 10% or more, now could be the time to expand your buy to let rental portfolio, or take your first steps on the property … Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Estate Agents, Landlords Advice, Letting, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off

Neighbours from hell?

We’ve all had disagreements with people in the past. But what happens when the person in question is your neighbour and you feel he is being unreasonable? We look at a few common disputes between neighbours.

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Posted by: WarrenWilson Categories: Environment, Finance, House Prices Tags: , , 2 Comments

UK’s poorest spend over half their income on bills

New research from Santander 123 Current Account has revealed that UK households struggling the most financially are spending more than half of their income on bills.

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9 million families will be in fuel poverty by 2016

Unless the government acts quickly, the number of families in fuel poverty could increase by as much as 50% by 2016.

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Mortgages most affordable in a decade

At the height of the financial crisis, mortgage payments deprived new borrowers of 48% of their disposable income. This was the case in the third quarter of 2007, but almost five years on, in the final quarter of 2012, the … Continue reading

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Snow over it!

Bright interiors wave goodbye to winter white-out. If you’re fed up with the snow, and the winter in general, start your house hunt by focusing on properties pre-packed with interior design flair and more than a flash of colour.

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

Third of Brits cannot meet unexpected bills

The number of people unable to cover the cost of essential but unexpected bills rose by 10% between 2007 and 2011, conveying the extent of the havoc the financial crisis has wreaked on UK households.

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Interest rates set to stay at low until 2017

Interest rates have been at an all-time low since 2009, and savers across the nation are hoping for a speedy recovery and a boost to their savings in the flat economy.

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