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KEYWORD "House Prices" - 100 RESULTS
Mortgage rate hitting affordability and hurting market

The Nationwide has calculated that house buyers with mortgages are now pay far above the long term average. The lender, in its...

03 July 2024

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Regional Housing Markets muted by high mortgage rates

The Nationwide regional house price indices are produced quarterly, with data for Q2 (the three months up to and incluingJune) showing...

03 July 2024

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Election unlikely to impact property market revival - new figures

Analysis by an estate agency shows that since the 1980s, house prices have climbed by an average of 5.4% in the...

03 June 2024

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Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

It might look like house prices have stabilised, staying relatively flat over the first four months of 2024, but at least...

09 May 2024

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Mortgage Rate changes prompts housing market rethink by Savills

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

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Stark figures show mortgage repayment burden for borrowers

Higher mortgage rates are a drag on house price growth says Zoopla - and it’s produced startling figures to prove it. The...

07 May 2024

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UK residents need an average salary of close to £54,000 to purchase a property, according to new research.  The study shows that...

29 April 2024

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Big Gaps between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices

Large gaps remain between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices - even though there is some evidence of vendors and agents...

22 April 2024

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Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 April 2024

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First Monthly House Price Fall for Six Months

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

15 April 2024

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Housing Market shows sign of improvement despite high rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

10 April 2024

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Housing Market Revival down to high premiums on new builds - claim

A property software business says its research shows that the housing market revival is driven by the premiums levied on new...

10 April 2024

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Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

New research shows that sellers in Wales are likely to be hit hardest by a down valuation, with the average home...

04 April 2024

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New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

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Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

A new study has revealed the best and worst UK regions for first-time buyers based on house affordability and earning potential.  The...

13 March 2024

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Mortgage volumes plummet for older borrowers

There were 29,060 new mortgages taken out by older borrowers over 55 in the last three months of 2023 - down...

26 February 2024

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Worst Case Scenario - mortgage costs up hundreds per year

A specialist lender claims that first-time buyers could see annual mortgage costs climb by £398 per year, while landlords suffer a...

21 February 2024

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Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

07 February 2024

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Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

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Halifax explains why most first time buyer applications are in joint names

Almost two thirds of first time buyers mortgage completions are in joint names (with two or more people), according to the...

05 February 2024

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House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

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All To Play For - Seller confidence soars for 2024

London estate agency Foxtons says its latest survey shows a major uptick in the confidence of potential sellers.  While 38 per cent...

29 January 2024

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Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

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Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

10 January 2024

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Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

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2024 - forecasts on lending, buy to let, arrears and possessions

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

20 December 2023

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Two year fixed rate mortgages sub-6%: A housing market boom?

Two-year fixed rate mortgages have dipped below six per cent for the first time since June this year. Back in June there...

18 December 2023

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Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

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Mortgage industry’s low LTVs blamed for homes being empty

Low loan to value ratios from mortgage lenders are leaving an estimated 90,000 new build homes empty across the UK as...

06 December 2023

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House Price Rises massively outstrip Earnings - shock new figures

Online Mortgage Advisor has conducted a research by looking at how much property prices have outgrown local wages during the past...

04 December 2023

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OBR warns house prices to fall further before market recovery

The Office for Budget Responsibility - part of the Treasury but operating independently of government - is forecasting house prices to...

29 November 2023

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New Build Market in 2024 - a mortgage industry perspective

A new analysis of the new build housing market for next year suggests that eventually there will be a bounce, triggered...

29 November 2023

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More help for first time buyers needed now, says leading mortgage lender

The Nationwide wants greater government support for first-time buyers as rising costs delay owning a home. As one of the UK’s biggest...

29 November 2023

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Bridging Lending Bounces Back in Q3 2023

Contributors to a quarterly specialist finance publication have reported a 15.3 per cent increase in bridging loan transactions, totalling £191m, during...

13 November 2023

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Lender gives dire warning about UK house price future

The UK's largest mortgage lender expects house prices to fall this year and next before rising in 2025. Lloyds Banking Group -...

01 November 2023

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Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

A range informal media briefings on behalf of the UK government suggest that an extension of the current mortgage guarantee scheme...

30 October 2023

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What Next After A Year Of Mortgage Mayhem?

It’s now one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-budget, which acted as a catalyst...

04 October 2023

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Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

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UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Review - for the second quarter of this year - lifts the lid on mortgages. The headlines...

06 September 2023

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Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

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Brokers’ Views - What Next for Interest Rates?

A series of financial experts give their prediction for next week’s Bank of England monetary policy committee decision - No rise?...

01 August 2023

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Huge Rise in Popularity of 35 Year Mortgages - new figures

New Freedom of Information data from the FCA - gathered by Quilter, the wealth manager and financial adviser - reveals that...

01 August 2023

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Negative Equity risk grows - new mortgage guarantee stats

New figures relating to the government’s mortgage guarantee scheme shows significant numbers of people taking out high loan to value mortgage...

25 July 2023

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Mortgage Relief - UK banks can withstand the next economic crisis

The Bank of England’s latest stress test of the financial system suggests that UK's eight largest lenders could survive a worst...

18 July 2023

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Brokers warn on growing housing market crash fears

The latest house price index - this one from the Halifax - has triggered a huge wave of concern about the...

11 July 2023

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Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

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Rising house prices beat inflation in 22 UK cities

Research from eXp UK, the network of personal estate agents, has revealed that in 22 UK cities, house prices are continuing to...

28 March 2023

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Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

Mortgage interest rates increased by 2.56% in 2022, with a sharp increase from 1.51% in January to a record 4.07% on...

28 March 2023

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Bank of Mum and Dad forks out £8.8 bn

Gifts and loans from the Bank of Mum & Dad (BOMAD) totalled £8.8 billion in 2022, according to the latest analysis...

21 March 2023

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Homebuyers more buoyant than expected, says Rose Capital

Homebuyer confidence is higher than was expected at the end of 2022, according to a leading mortgage broker. Richard Campo, founder of...

31 January 2023

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Sharp rise in property transaction fall-throughs costs £300m

There has been a a sharp increase in the number of property fall-throughs, according to House Buyer Bureau. Their latest industry index...

17 January 2023

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London neighbourhoods with house prices up to 65% more

Benham and Reeves claim that London’s most up and coming neighbourhoods have seen price increases up to 64.5%. House price increases of up...

10 January 2023

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Price Drop Panic – Homeowners rush to sell before prices drop

According to property purchasing specialist, House Buyer Bureau, there has been a flurry of homeowners rushing to list their properties for...

13 December 2022

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From Wokingham to Oxfordshire - study reveals best UK forever homes

What is a forever home you ask? Typically, this would be a property the buyer sees themselves living in for a long...

18 October 2022

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Revealed - £3bn worth of new homes sold in 2022

The new homes sales progression and aftercare platform, Unlatch, reveals that Great Britain’s new-build housing market is worth almost £3 billion. In accordance...

06 October 2022

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Property forecast - mortgage repayments are predicted to rise by £300 per month

New research by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, shows that monthly mortgage payments could increase by £300 each month.  Homebuyers coming to...

06 October 2022

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Foreign homebuyers benefit from a weak pound

Foreign buyers from the United States have been benefitting from a weakening pound to the greatest extent, the latest research by...

06 October 2022

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Revealed - London’s most expensive postcode districts

Mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, recently conducted a market analysis which reveals the most expensive postcode districts in London. As England's capital city, it...

30 September 2022

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Declining prices – property values have fallen up to £13,000 a month in these areas

The latest research from property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, revealed that some areas in England have seen up to £183,266 wiped off the...

22 September 2022

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Nation’s up and coming property market hotspots – revealed

If you’re on the lookout for some new prime property around the UK, then you’re in luck because the latest research...

20 September 2022

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Revealed - top 10 places to buy a forever home in the UK

A recent study by money.co.uk reveals which places in the UK have forever homes. A forever home is a property the buyer...

20 September 2022

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Insight - what if property values kept pace with the energy cap increase?

An interesting notion to contemplate has recently been dissected by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, which looked at what the...

15 September 2022

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Property values in England predicted to rise by £14,000

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, claim that before the end of 2022, house prices will increase by an...

01 September 2022

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Inflation reduces rate of house price growth by 100% for the average seller

Inflation has been a hot topic and research from London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed just what...

01 September 2022

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Revealed - UK’s best and worst performing property markets

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has carried out a study recently which revealed areas of the UK property market that have...

25 August 2022

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Revealed – dwindling house prices connected to low stock levels

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, recently commissioned a survey of 1,225 UK homeowners to reveal the biggest worries and concens homeowners...

25 August 2022

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New-build house prices surpass existing homes by 20%

Homebuyers and professional property investors hoping to make a good return on investment might want to consider new build homes. New data...

11 August 2022

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X marks the spot! London’s most active property market postcodes

Despite the London market trailing the rest of the UK where the pandemic house price boom is concerned, research from London...

09 August 2022

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Revealed - new-build homes increase by 22.1%

According to a new analysis by Warwick Estates new build house prices have substantially risen over the past 12 months. The construction...

04 August 2022

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Commonwealth Games likely to increase Birmingham house prices

The Commonwealth Games begin this week and will be hosted in Birmingham. Sprinters, swimmers, and more sporting sensations will take part...

28 July 2022

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Households hit – mortgage costs account for 28% of disposable income

The proportion of disposable household income required to cover average mortgage repayments is 27.6% so far in 2022 – the highest...

21 July 2022

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Property premiums neighbouring London parks as high as 144%

Research from Benham and Reeves, a lettings and estate agent based in London, shows that despite homebuyers having to pay 50% over...

07 July 2022

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Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

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Festival Locations - house prices in Glastonbury achieve a 44% increase

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk recently analysed annual house price growth across all the major UK music festival locations. Up 44% in...

05 July 2022

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How brokers can help first-time buyers on the affordable mortgage route

In this guest piece, Adrian Plant, director of Shared Ownership at Leaders Romans Group and Calum Toone, mortgage advisor at Mortgage Scout, delve into the...

30 June 2022

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Make way second-steppers – FTBs account for 11% of market activity

Research by Stipendium reveals that first-time buyers account for one in 10 of all property transactions across England. The property platform analysed...

16 June 2022

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Out with the old: New towns post strong house price performance

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, which revealed that the nation’s ‘new’ towns have posted a stronger performance when compared...

09 June 2022

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FTBs move to live near properties owned by The Queen – Jubilee

A new analysis from the specialist lender Together finds that 24% of UK’s FTBs would prioritise and pay more than the...

31 May 2022

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Jubilee price jumps - rise in property values over last decade

GetAgent.co.uk reveals that UK house prices have increased by as much as 123% in the decade since the Diamond Jubilee in...

31 May 2022

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Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

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Revealed - Crossrail house prices increase up to 215%

The long-awaited Crossrail line is finally set to launch on 24 May 2022. It will connect the east and west of...

19 May 2022

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Bad news for FTBs – house prices are rising by £24 every day

The average first-time buyer (FTB) is spending £223,751 on their first property, 24% more than in 2016, according to new analysis...

19 May 2022

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Foreign nation road names have the highest London house prices

Debt advisory specialist Henry Dannell recently analysed the average sold price on roads containing another country within their name. By evaluating sold...

05 May 2022

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London's cycle route homes command a hefty premium after pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way people have grown accustomed to travelling, with many forced to opt for other methods of...

19 April 2022

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Seaside towns experience the highest pandemic house prices

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, revealed seaside towns have the highest level of performance compared to the rest of the market ...

14 April 2022

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Poor credit scores deter 1 in 10 Brits from applying for a mortgage

One in 10 Britons have been deterred from applying for a mortgage due to poor credit scores, new research by The...

14 April 2022

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Revealed - homes near the city fetch the highest values

New research conducted by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals that there is a correlation between commute times...

07 April 2022

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House price appreciation exceeds average wage in 131 British areas

Research from GetAgent.co.uk has revealed where houses in Britain have actually earned more than the average wage over the past year. The...

07 April 2022

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Paying off your mortgage this year? This is how much your home has made

While a somewhat slow London property market may be currently trailing the rest of the UK when it comes to the...

31 March 2022

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Ramsay Street house prices outperform UK soaps property market

After 37 years on air, popular Australian soap opera Neighbours is due to come to an end, but a positive for...

22 March 2022

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Revealed - nation's most expensive St. Patrick's Day street names

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, estate agent Barrows and Forrester discovers which Paddy’s-themed street names, from Guinness to Clover, command...

17 March 2022

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Rising cost of living drives buyers to second charge products

Borrowers are turning to second charge mortgages to help alleviate financial issues, according to Knowledge Bank’s latest criteria tracker. ‘Capital raising for...

03 March 2022

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Revealed - homes across England overpriced by up to 21%

Property purchasing expert, HBB Solutions, revealed that the gap between the asking price expectations of the nation’s sellers and what buyers...

24 February 2022

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Everything to know about buying a home with friends

In this guest piece, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, presents tips on everything home movers need to...

24 February 2022

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Revealed - Postcode property price gap has up to £37.7m difference

Property platform Boomin revealed which postcodes in England are the most and least affordable. Postcodes home to a gap of up...

22 February 2022

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London’s private schools push house prices up by as much as 121%

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that living close to one of the...

22 February 2022

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The home improvements that will add the most value when you come to sell

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found that garden offices, garage conversions and kitchen...

22 February 2022

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Insight: Where are FTBs borrowing more than 7 times their salary?

With house prices rising at their fastest pace in 17 years, first-time buyers now need to borrow up to seven-and-a-half times...

15 February 2022

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Valentine's Day themed roads bag sellers 29% more than UK average

Research from the property platform, Boomin, has discovered that living on a Valentine’s related road name could provide a substantial boost...

10 February 2022

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Revealed - Home sellers achieved 98% of asking price in 2021

A study by estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk has found that the average homeowner in England and Wales achieved 98% of asking...

08 February 2022

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