Author Archives: Nicola Severn

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About Nicola Severn

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 .

Halifax report the Fastest house price rise in 9 years

According to the Halifax, house prices increased by 9.5% during 2015, the most dramatic yearly increase since 2006.

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‘Pulling out all the stops’ for housebuilding

According to ministers the government is planning to do all it can to ensure the construction of 13,000 homes on public land.

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Donate a gift that’s really needed this Christmas

This Christmas we are proudly supporting UK poverty charity, The Trussell Trust. Their aim is to provide much needed personal care items to people in crisis.

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Don’t take a gamble with your greatest asset

Getting a property survey could save you £1000s Whether you’re buying your first home, or your moving up the property ladder, ensuring the property you are purchasing is in good condition before you take the plunge is vital.

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Landlords: Beware of winter rental voids

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that homes which are left empty for a considerable period of time are generally at higher risk than those that are occupied.

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Office for National Statistics reveals 6.1% price rises

House prices rose by 6.1% in the year to September 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Property prices are not reduced by integrated social housing

New research by the NHBC Foundation has found that house prices are not reduced on developments which successfully integrate private and social housing.

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Location is key for UK renters

Recent research from Countrywide, the UK’s largest property services group, has revealed a significant increase in the number of individuals moving away from their home towns when they make the transition from renting to buying.

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