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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 .

Learning about location

The 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 … Continue reading

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

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.

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Interest rates must remain low says BoE governor

Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, has called for his successor to keep interest rates low in the UK, arguing that it is essential to the economic growth and revitalization of the banking sector in the future.

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UK output to exceed peak levels by 2014

Britain’s economic output will reach pre-recession levels as early as 2014, the British Chambers of Commerce has said.

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Earnings rise slower than inflation

The average income of someone living in the UK has increased at a rate lower than inflation for the fifth consecutive year, the Office for National Statistics has identified.

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Property prices rise for 10th straight month

House prices have risen for the 10th straight month in a row, taking the annual increase to 7.7%, the Halifax has identified. Over the course of the past month, property prices have increased by 1.1%, with the average UK house … Continue reading

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Rising housing expenditure to squeeze households

Rising energy prices combined with housing payments has meant that the majority of working class households are now spending the a large portion of their salary on housing costs, the Office for National Statistics has disclosed.

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Christmas properties of the week

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la la, la la la la. Yes with Christmas Day almost upon us we thought we would choose a few properties for the festive season. See if you can draw … Continue reading

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