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1.5m Customers lose out on up to £110 due to defective meters

Save money on energyEnergy UK, trade association for the energy industry, revealed on Wednesday that customers may have wrongly forfeited 25p each time they top-up, and although many customers have been overcharged far less, certain households could have lost out on £110 since 2007. Continue reading

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Snap up your perfect property project at auction

Property auctionsYou may feel it’s a little early to start thinking about your new year’s resolutions and we’d have to agree with you, unless, you’re setting your sights on becoming the next Sarah Beeny, then an opportunity could await you at auction. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Buying, Buying Property, Property Auctions Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off

Mortgage approvals fall by 16% on the previous year

Help to BuyMortgage approvals continue to tumble month-on-month suggesting the Bank of England’s (BoE) crackdown on the lending sector is having a decidedly dampening effect on the housing market. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Mortgages, Property Market, Property News Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Properties for sale in chilly Cheltenham

This week we are taking a peek at the properties for sale in Cheltenham.  Also known as Cheltenham Spa, it is a large spa town and borough in Gloucestershire, located on the edge of the Cotswolds. It is the home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival held every March.

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Estate Agents, Selling, Uncategorized Tags: , , Comments Off

Could bad DIY decrease the value of your home?

Home ImprovementThe latest news suggests that poor DIY can lower the sale price of a property by an average 11%, which equates at a loss of £30k on the average home, rising to over £60k in London. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Home Improvement, Property Market, Selling Property, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Inflation continues to increase in October while food prices drop

Inflation savingsConsumer price inflation ratcheted up to 1.3 per cent during October, while the price of food, petrol, and plane tickets fell less than they did in October of last year – according to official figures. Continue reading

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Net yields rise for buy-to-let landlords as the timescales to find a tenant falls

Rental Property

The cost of agreeing a new tenancy rose 3.7% over the past year with rental growth continuing to be driven by London and the East of England, according to Countrywide Residential Lettings, the UK’s largest lettings agency. Continue reading

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Properties of the week – Sheffield

People who think of The Full Monty when they think of Sheffield, will be surprised to learn that it has the highest number of trees per head of population than any other city in Europe. With the Peak District on its doorstep, greenery is also spread across the city. Here are a few of our favourite picks for this week... Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: For Sale, Property Market, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , Comments Off