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About nicolasevern

Nicola Severn's career in marketing communications spans over 15 years, the last 10 of which have been spent in the property and finance industries. As Propertywide's Senior Online Editor, and a homeowner and landlord herself, Nicola's vast experience of the property market allows her to provide a unique insight into the challenges and benefits of buying, selling, renting and letting property. Connect on Google: + Nicola Severn .

Do you travel further than the average 8.8 miles to work? Maybe it’s time to cut your commute…

As the old saying goes, choosing a home is all about, ‘location, location, location’. Never is this more true than when you are considering your journey to work.  Propertywide’s innovative new Travel Time tool allows you to easily identify available properties … Continue reading

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Property Paycheck

Yesterday, the Office for National Statistics revealed that (excluding bonuses) wages in the UK rose by just 0.6% in the year to June. This rise was the slowest since records began in 2001 and as such, it is no surprise … Continue reading

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Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker: Barriers to buying

A recent survey conducted on behalf of the Halifax has revealed that UK residents perceive the inability to raise a big enough deposit as the biggest barrier to buying property.

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

Specialist 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.

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

We 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….

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Funds running short for Help to Buy in Scotland

Funds set aside for the Help to Buy scheme in Scotland have run out only three months into the financial year leading many would-be buyers’ dreams of home ownership to crumble.

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House price inflation accelerating faster than pay rises

The gap between rocketing house prices and pay rises for workers is expected to widen for at least the next five years, with potential to continue to do so for decades to come, the government advisory body concerned with public … Continue reading

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UK house prices sharply rise surpassing 2007 peak

UK house prices outstripped their highest valuations of 2007 casting doubts on the supposed cooling of the housing market. Rising for the 14th successive month, house prices grew by 1% in June which in turn stretched the annual rate of … Continue reading

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