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KEYWORD "house price" - 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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Boost for owner occupation is key demand of UK Finance manifesto

UK Finance has released its financial services manifesto, outlining key priorities the next government should focus on. David Postings, Chief Executive of...

12 June 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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Housing Market hit by sell off of holiday lets and Airbnbs - Zoopla

This accounts for some of the big rise seen recently in the supply of homes for sale - 20% up on...

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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Fall-throughs costing sellers £909m even before peak period

Fall throughs are costing sellers some £909m a year - and that’s even on recent muted sales figures. Home Sale Pack has...

15 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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Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 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

From: Breaking News

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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Lender says first time buyers lean heavily on families to bag first mortgage

A survey of 2,000 adults by lender Together sheds light on parental help for first time buyers. It shows that a fifth...

28 February 2024

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Downsizers can unlock housing market and upsize their retirement plans

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two bed home,...

28 February 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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Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 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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UK Finance lobbies government for new Help To Buy and less Stamp Duty

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance wants the government to use next month’s Budget to announce a new Help to Buy scheme...

14 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

From: Breaking News

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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Demand for Family Homes keeping Prime London market active says agency

A growing appetite amongst buyers for family homes is helping to drive London’s high value prime market, an agency claims.  Benham and...

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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Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 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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Interest Rates Are Redefining Housing Market - Nationwide

The Nationwide says high interest rates are helping to redefine the housing market in terms of transaction volumes and choices of...

11 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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Mortgage costs not deterring housing market - at least not yet

Nationwide says the sharp rise in the costs of mortgages is causing a "significant drag" on the housing market - but...

04 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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First-time buyers face record prices as sales recover

New seller asking prices rise by just 0.2% (+£890) this month to £366,247, which is notably lower than the average increase...

25 April 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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Impact of cheaper mortgages may eclipse house price declines

Staying close to a mortgage broker will be an important part of timing a house purchase correctly in 2023. Mortgage rates will...

24 January 2023

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Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

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World Cup boost for housing sector

THE increase in growth announced is a “very welcome” tonic for the housing sector, according to a leading property association. The National...

17 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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Spooky season - Haunted houses sell for as much as £227,000 less

While Halloween may be the time of year when homeowners want to shout about their haunted house, the latest research by...

25 October 2022

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Revealed - why now could be the right time to remortgage

New research by Revolution Brokers show that the average monthly cost of a variable rate mortgage has climbed by 13.3% so far...

18 October 2022

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Revealed - how to add some serious value to your property

Research by property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, has revealed that by adding an additional bedroom to your home could...

18 October 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 - new build homes have increased by 47% in the last decade

The latest research by Alliance Fund revealed that the cost of purchasing a new home has increased by 47% over the last decade. The...

13 October 2022

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Corner plot properties boost property values by as much as 81%

When it comes to boosting the value of properties, property features can make a major difference. Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that...

11 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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SDLT cut benefit to be wiped out within a month - insight

As a result of the current high rates of upward house price growth, research by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has...

30 September 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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Revealed - mortgage costs increase up to 21.5%

New findings by Revolution Brokers reveal exactly how much more money homeowners and buyers can expect to pay for their mortgage...

15 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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New build negotiations – buyers purchasing new homes ask for 14% off

In a recent market analysis conducted by Unlatch it was discovered that new-build homes sell for 14% less than their original asking price. These...

13 September 2022

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Utility bills set to reach one third of mortgage payment costs

According to new research by online brokerage service, Revolution Brokers, the energy price cap increase set to begin in October will...

13 September 2022

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Slow to sell property locations across England

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, reveals that properties which are slow to sell by analysing all homes that have remained on the...

08 September 2022

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League of their own - Newcastle tops the table for property purchasing power

After a hot season, research by property developer Stripe Property Group, has revealed that Newcastle United sits top of the Premier...

06 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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First-time buyer deposits climb 41% in the last decade

Deposits for property purchases typically cost 10-15% of the value of the home and saving for one can be particularly challenging, especially for...

16 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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On to greener pastures - countryside property boom starting to fade

Since seeing a pandemic inspired boost back in 2019, the latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that...

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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League 2 footballers outperform women’s topflight for property buying potential

After the phenomenal win, England was crowned UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 champions after the 31-game tournament came to an end with...

04 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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