Category: Industry News

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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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, New Builds, Property News Tags: , , , , Comments Off

Confidence in housing market reaches three year high

Confidence in the UK property market has reached a three year high, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Latest News, Property News Tags: , , , Comments Off

Over 50s are missing out on record low mortgage rates

The benefits of the escalating mortgage price war are being missed by those over the age of 50 according to the latest figures.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Industry News, Mortgages Tags: , , Comments Off

2014 saw highest level of first time buyers since 2007

Halifax, one of the UK’s biggest lenders, has announced that the amount of first time property buyers rose by 22% in 2014 to 326,500, the highest it’s been since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. This is good … Continue reading

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2015 property market looking good

So it has been quite a year for the UK property market, we have seen house prices soar in London and big changes to the way the mortgage market operates. We are heading into 2015 with a healthy market, talk … Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: House Prices, Industry News, Latest News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , Comments Off

Interest rate rise on the cards

Mark Carney, talking to Birmingham Post, had claimed that inflation is likely to drop below 1% over the next few months, not rising again until late 2015. “…for this economy to have balance and inflation to get back to 2% … Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Economy, Industry News Tags: , , 1 Comment

House price growth weakens whilst Stamp Duty is slashed for ‘98% of people’

House prices rose by 0.4% in November, taking house price growth over the preceding 12 months to 8.2% as consumers continue to display a reluctance to engage in the market.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Economy, House Prices, Industry News, Property Market Tags: , , , , Comments Off

Act now to take advantage of new stamp duty rules

In his Autumn Statement George Osborne announced some welcome news for homebuyers. Revealing a new graduated approach to stamp duty, Osborne has ensured the British public that 98% of homebuyers will be pay less duty on property purchases from today.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, House Prices, Industry News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments