Category: Property News

Funds running short for Help to Buy in Scotland

Funds set aside for the Help to Buy scheme in Scotland have run out only three months into the financial year leading many would-be buyers’ dreams of home ownership to crumble.

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Half a million new homes needed before the end of the decade

Local Authorities across England and Wales are demanding that plans are made to build half a million new homes before the end of the decade. It is being described as a ‘national scandal’, and that the current shortage of affordable housing … Continue reading

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May Mortgage approvals dipped to lowest levels since June 2013

According to the Bank of England the number of mortgages approved in May was at its lowest level since June last year.

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Rabbit Hutch Britain

Today’s Independent newspaper reports that millions of people are living in homes that are too small for them. The poorest households are said to be worst hit with resulting health problems for inhabitants including asthma, depression and insomnia.

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Property market beginning to “moderate”, says Nationwide

There’s an increasing amount of evidence within the property market to suggest that that it is “starting to moderate”, according to one of the country’s biggest building society.

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Buying, Economy, Estate Agents, House Prices, Latest News, Property Market, Property News, Selling Tags: , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Countrywide Residential Lettings have done it again, scooping their third top award in six months

Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency, has won the award for ‘Lettings Agency of the Year’ at the RESI Awards 2014, held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Industry News, Letting, Letting Agents, Property News, Renting, Tenants Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , Comments Off

Bank holiday bargains!

This week in the press, there’s been a lot of talk about the UK housing market and more specifically the annual rise in property prices following the latest official data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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18 is the Magic Number for Countrywide

It was a lunch date to remember for Countrywide at this year’s ESTAS award ceremony, held at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London. TV property guru Phil Spencer presented the awards in front of an audience of 700 top … Continue reading

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