Monthly Archives: February 2014

Will the winter floods affect the UK housing market?

The 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, … Continue reading

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

The 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.

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UK living standards will be worse in 5 years than they were in 2008, says Resolution Foundation

The total level of disposable income that the average British household possess will be 3.5% less in 2019 than it was at the start of the financial crisis back in 2008, according to one of Britain’s top think tanks.

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First time buyer market hottest it’s been in 50 years, says Council of Mortgage Lenders

First time buyers comprised the largest percentage of mortgage recipients during 2013, the highest level of acquisition since 2000, according to the UK’s largest lenders.

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New Builds in Cambridge

Have you considered buying a brand new house around Cambridgeshire? Cambridge has loads to offer from museums, majestic college buildings, to the wide variety of country pubs and restaurants available for all those evenings out.

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Living standards to remain low until at least 2018, says Office for Budget Responsibility

People in the UK will not see a return to a level of living standards anywhere near they enjoyed before the recession until at least 2018, the Office for Budget Responsibility has identified. In a study conducted by the OBS, … Continue reading

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Working class hit hardest by council tax rise

Almost 300,000 low income households in the UK are set to be hit by a rise in their council tax payments by a total of £80 each year, a recent study of council attitudes has revealed. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation … Continue reading

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Luxury homes in London that nobody wants to live in

It is well documented that more wealthy overseas buyers are investing in residential property in London as the market is seen as a safe haven for their cash. So it was interesting to see reports at the weekend that almost … Continue reading

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