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About WarrenWilson

Warren Wilson's career in marketing communications spans over 12 years, the last 7 of which have been spent in the finance and property industries. Connect on Google: + Warren Wilson.

Penchant for posh penthouses

Imagine for a second that you had won the lottery or, if you are not already, a high flier with a liking for fancy penthouses. What would you buy? A city pad with all the technological gadgetry and bells and … Continue reading

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Posted by: WarrenWilson Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, Interesting Properties, Letting Comments Off

Renovate or relocate?

Should I stay or should I go? Your guide on whether the grass is always greener…. It can be an exciting proposition to sell a current home and move into a larger or different one, but it can also be … Continue reading

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Posted by: WarrenWilson Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, Estate Agents, Property Advice, Selling Tags: , , , , Comments Off

April monthly lettings index

-Greatest yields achieved in Wales, the North and the Midlands -Average monthly rent increases for the sixth consecutive month to £842pcm -One and two bedroom properties saw the greatest increase in average monthly rent -Rent arrears fall in all regions, … Continue reading

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UK narrowly avoids triple-dip recession

The latest official statistics have revealed that the UK economy expanded by a figure of 0.3% in the first quarter of the year, allaying fears that Britain was poised to plunge into a triple-dip recession.

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Smaller properties produce the best BTL yields

One and two-bedroom properties provide the highest rental returns for investors with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, according to data from Countrywide, the UK’s largest lettings agent.

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Government bans credit card surcharges

Consumers will no longer have to face paying sky-high charges for using credit or debit cards to make purchases ranging from holidays to concert tickets, after the government announced a ban on businesses automatically adding excessive card charges.

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Household wealth up by £2.71 trillion

Household wealth has climbed by a staggering £2.7 trillion since 2002, with two-thirds of this figure driven by a rise in the value of financial assets.

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UK economy grew by 0.1% in first quarter

The latest estimates from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIESR) have revealed that the UK GDP expanded into a marginal growth figure of 0.1% in the three months ending in March, suggesting that Britain’s economy is making a gradual … Continue reading

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