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Mortgage approvals at highest levels for 6 months

The Bank of England has released data showing that the number of mortgages being approved in Britain during February 2015 was the highest it had been in six months.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: House Prices, Mortgages Tags: , , Leave a comment

HMO on HMOs – Hear Me Out on Homes in Multiple Occupation

If you are interested in property as an investment then one route that you might consider is that of HMOs. And, of course, HMOs are very topical, not least because they have recently featured in the Channel 4 show, ‘Britain’s Benefit … Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Landlords Advice, Letting, Letting Agents, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

Properties of the week: Interesting Interiors

Gerard Depardieu once said that ‘everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it’. He was apparently speaking of food, but his theory may hold good for broader applications. We took a brief peek at his own home (see left) … Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, Buying Property, Estate Agents, For Sale, Home Improvement, Interesting Properties, Uncategorized Tags: , , Leave a comment

Variable tariffs should be replaced argue First Utility

The independent energy provider First Utility have argued that all energy suppliers should be compelled to do away with standard variable tariffs. At present, of all the customers with the big six energy firms, just below 70% of them are … Continue reading

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Average price for UK home nearing peak

In a report conducted by Rightmove, it has been revealed that the average price for a home in the United Kingdom is just £30 short of the all-time record amount. Rightmove went on to forecast that the peak average price … Continue reading

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Properties of the week: Schools walls and halls of justice

As television programmes like Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ perennially demonstrate, the British public are nothing if they aren’t inventive when it comes to converting properties into great living-spaces.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, Estate Agents, Interesting Properties, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Leave a comment

Properties of the week: The Ultimate Water Features

Although the majority of properties are purpose-built, for those who have a little imagination and time on their hands the UK is teeming with structures that were never intended to be lived in, yet would make great homes.

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Proposed scheme gives first-time buyers 20% Discount

As part of the government’s “starter homes” plan, people under the age of 40 and looking to purchase a home for the first time can now get up to 20% off the original price. It is an initative which looks … Continue reading

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