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2015 property market looking good

Question MarkSo 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 of a property bubble is long gone, and the dated structure of Stamp Duty has been reformed. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: House Prices, Industry News, Latest News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , 1 Comment

Property of the week – A New Year in Newcastle

Help to BuyA new year is upon us, a time where we all make promises to ourselves. One of the biggest resolutions we make is to purchase our dream home. We thought as it is the beginning of a new year lets look at properties in Newcastle (see what we did there). Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , Comments Off

Maintaining your own Downton Abbey

 

Downton AbbeyWith Christmas basically here, the Downton Abbey festive special is already causing us fans excitement. The return of the Crawleys and the confirmed appearance of George Clooney, means the Edwardian favourite will be top of the Christmas TV Schedule this year. Continue reading

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Posted by: Samantha Turner Categories: Architecture and Design, Interesting Properties, Uncategorized Tags: , , Comments Off

‘Tis the season to be jolly in Bath

imagesCASNAGZCIf you’re a fan of the festive season, Bath could be the perfect location for you to put down roots. Bath boasts one of the best Christmas Markets in the UK, with more than 170 wooden chalets selling original crafts and goods, which is open well after dark for 11 days over the Christmas period. With its Christmas lights, the aroma of mulled wine and pine needles, the annual Christmas Market really gives beautiful Bath a fairy-tale atmosphere. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Buying, Estate Agents, For Sale Tags: , , , , , Comments Off

UK wage growth accelerates; unemployment stabilises

Compare savings accountsIn the wake of CPI growth slowing to 1% in November, wage growth in the UK has now exceeded inflation for the first time since September 2009. Continue reading

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

Twelve tips to save money this Christmas

Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white backgroundWe’ve all been there; you’ve spent too much money on countless Christmas drinks parties and general winter comforts for yourself, leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute only to realise your actual budget is a fraction of what you hoped it would be. Continue reading

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Posted by: Leanne Halsey Categories: Money Saving Tips, Savings Tags: , , , , , Comments Off

1 in 10 of us will get a second job to cover the cost of Christmas

Piggy bank with christmas hat isolated on white backgroundNew research shows that 21.2 million people are looking at other ways to help them raise funds to pay for Christmas. According to a survey from Scottish Friendly, 1 in 5 Londoners will be looking for a second job to fund the holidays. Whilst 2 million of us across the UK have planned to ignore Christmas altogether and work to cash in on the extra rewards.

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

Interest rate rise on the cards

interest-ratesMark 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% [the Bank of England’s target] over the next few years…in all likelihood…interest rates are going to have to increase”. Mr Carney emphasised the probability of a gradual hike in interest rates, while expressing uncertainty about the exact time frame. Continue reading

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