Category: Property News

Record increase in number of first-time buyers in July

Over 30,000 first-time buyers took out mortgages in July, the highest monthly figure since the outbreak of the financial crisis, expending 20% of their incomes in lieu of housing costs.

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

Help to Buy Loans most popular in South East & London – yet could data belie the true impact of the governments flagship housing policy?

  A shade under 50, 000 homeowners have been assisted in their house purchase by the Coalition’s flagship Help to Buy scheme, with borrowers from London and the South East comprising the majority of those enlisted in the scheme.

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

Do you travel further than the average 8.8 miles to work? Maybe it’s time to cut your commute…

As the old saying goes, choosing a home is all about, ‘location, location, location’. Never is this more true than when you are considering your journey to work.  Propertywide’s innovative new Travel Time tool allows you to easily identify available properties … Continue reading

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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Buying, Buying Property, For Sale, Industry News, Property Advice, Property News, Tenants Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , Comments Off

Is your house up for sale? Lets hope it has top notch mobile coverage

Young property buyers have highlighted that good mobile coverage is the most important factor when it comes to choosing a location to live. With a high percentage putting it before the proximity of schools, transport links and local crime rates.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Latest News, Property News, Technology, Uncategorized Tags: , Comments Off

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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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Buying, Economy, House Prices, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off

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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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Economy, Property News, Uncategorized Tags: , , Comments Off

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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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Finance, Industry News, Mortgages, Property News Tags: , , , , Comments Off

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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Posted by: nicolasevern Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, Buying Property, Economy, Environment, Estate Agents, Latest News, New Builds, Property News, Tenants Advice, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , , 3 Comments