Tag: First Time Buyer

Average price for UK home nearing peak

In a report conducted by Rightmove, it has been revealed that the average price for a home in the United Kingdom is just £30 short of the all-time record amount. Rightmove went on to forecast that the peak average price … Continue reading

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Proposed scheme gives first-time buyers 20% Discount

As 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 … Continue reading

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Buying a home: A simple guide to being prepared

If 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.

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House prices drop 0.1% in February

The 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 … Continue reading

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Bids at the ready… Countrywide Property Auctions are back!

If you’ve never thought about buying a property at auction before, then perhaps it’s about time you did. Countrywide Property Auctions are back for 2015 and have ‘lots’ (excuse the pun) to offer!

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2014 saw highest level of first time buyers since 2007

Halifax, one of the UK’s biggest lenders, has announced that the amount of first time property buyers rose by 22% in 2014 to 326,500, the highest it’s been since the start of the financial crisis in 2007. This is good … Continue reading

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Feeling Festive in Faversham

This week at Propertywide we are looking at some of the properties we have for sale in the beautiful market town of Faversham, Kent. With easy links to London, and only 10 miles from Canterbury, it’s home to some great … Continue reading

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Act now to take advantage of new stamp duty rules

In his Autumn Statement George Osborne announced some welcome news for homebuyers. Revealing a new graduated approach to stamp duty, Osborne has ensured the British public that 98% of homebuyers will be pay less duty on property purchases from today.

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Posted by: Nicola Severn Categories: Buying, Buying Property, House Prices, Industry News, Uncategorized Tags: , , , , , , 3 Comments