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Proposed scheme gives first-time buyers 20% Discount

property_ownersAs 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 to grow the ownership of homes in England and promotes construction on “brownfield” sites. Continue reading

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Buying a home: A simple guide to being prepared

get-the-home-you-really-want_250x354If you’re using your hard-earned savings to help you buy a home, the Foresters Friendly Society has produced a simple guide offering helpful tips to help you plan ahead and secure the home you want as quickly and easily as possible. Continue reading

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Poor Doors: Guardian report suggests segregation of affordable homes occupants

cityThe Guardian newspaper has reported that some high end developers in the Capital are creating separate entrances and facilities for affordable homes residents. Continue reading

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Property of the week: Divine Renovations

4 bed manchWhilst many of us have given up certain vices for lent, there are other ways to feel more spiritual. Choosing to live in a converted church or chapel may be seen as controversial by some, but the space and flexibility offered by such renovations can be extremely attractive. Continue reading

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Architecture and Design, Buying, Buying Property, For Sale, Interesting Properties Tags: , , , , Comments Off

House prices drop 0.1% in February

MoneyThe largest building society in the United Kingdom, Nationwide, have released figures revealing that house prices fell by 0.1% in February 2015. The report also showed that the rate of price inflation had dropped to 5.7%, meaning that is has fallen for six consecutive months. Continue reading

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Homeownership falls to lowest level for 29 years

Property pricesThe Department for Communities and Local Government has released data from the English Housing Survey revealing that of the 22.6 million households in England during 2013/14, 63% of them were occupied by the owners. This is a fall of 2% from the year before and means that homeownership is at the lowest number it has been at in 29 years. Continue reading

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General election could affect housing market momentum

Countrywide Countrywide, the UK’s largest property group has warned that the housing market could experience a ‘sluggish’ period in the run up to the general election. Continue reading

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Oh I do want to be beside the seaside!

5 bed penzanceEver dreamed of waking up to inspiring ocean views and the melodic rhythm of waves lapping against the shore? If so, your seaside idle could be closer than you think. Continue reading

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