Category: Property Market

House price growth weakens whilst Stamp Duty is slashed for ‘98% of people’

House prices rose by 0.4% in November, taking house price growth over the preceding 12 months to 8.2% as consumers continue to display a reluctance to engage in the market.

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Mortgage approvals fall by 16% on the previous year

Mortgage 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.

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

Could bad DIY decrease the value of your home?

The 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.

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

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 … Continue reading

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Property Spotlight: Trick or Treat?

Today when dusk turns to dark, fright night begins and soon the nation’s children, out to spook us in their favourite Halloween costumes, will descend upon our door steps to ask one simple question – Trick or Treat? So we’re … Continue reading

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

Mortgage approvals fall month-on-month; a clear sign the housing market is slowing down

The number of mortgage approvals made by lenders for September fell 10% on the previous year, representing a 14 month low in mortgage lending activity in a clear indication that the housing market is undergoing its greatest slowdown in recent … Continue reading

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Autumn in Alderley Edge

With the sun setting on Summer, its time to take on the dark, chilly mornings and crisp cold evenings. The leaves have turned golden and will soon fall. This week we are looking at properties in the Autumnal village of Alderley … Continue reading

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UK homes less expensive now than at the housing market’s peak…

  Britain’s homes are generally less pricey now than they were at the housing market’s peak in 2007, with London being the exception as affordability within the capital seems to be fast becoming a mythical notion, according to new findings … Continue reading

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