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Covid-19 Checklist: Is Your Agent Being Safe?

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Despite the second national lockdown, the property industry remains open for business. So, if you’re in the process of selling your home or looking...
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UK Castles And Mansions You Can Live In

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Have you ever dreamt of living in a castle, or a salubrious mansion complete with Juliette balconies and swimming pools? We all have, right?...
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UK House Prices Rise 7.5% But How Long Can It Last?

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The average house price in the UK is now more than £250,000, according to The Halifax, the highest it has ever been. It marks...
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Right To Buy: Can I Buy My Nan’s Council House?

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Right To Buy makes it possible for public sector tenants to purchase their home at a significant discount to market value.  The discount is based...
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What Is Shared Ownership And Do I Qualify?

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Shared Ownership is an initiative designed to help buyers who cannot afford to buy a home in the open market. The idea is that...
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How To Ensure A Seller Accepts Your Offer

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When the housing market booms and turns to the favour of sellers, trying to buy a home can be challenging and highly competitive, especially...
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Housing Market Will Stay Open During 2nd Lockdown Says UK Government

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The government has announced that the UK housing market will remain open for business despite the second wave of nationwide lockdown due to commence...
Help To Buy

Help To Buy: How Does It Work?

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Help To Buy is a government initiative which aims to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder with as little as a 5%...
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Should I Consider Buying A Home At Auction?

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Buying a home at auction can be an exciting and profitable exercise. Sometimes, you can get a real bargain and avoid the lengthy, drawn...
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Down Valuation!? What On Earth Does That Mean?

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A down valuation occurs when your prospective mortgage lender sends a surveyor to look at the home you’re hoping to buy and decides it...
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Stamp Duty During Covid-19: How Much Is It?

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Stamp Duty is a land tax which must be paid when you buy a property over a certain value. The amount of tax you must...
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Solicitor or Conveyancer: What’s The Difference?

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When you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork and legal mumbo-jumbo you’re confronted with is dizzying. Not to mention really, really...
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Property Listings Red Flags

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When you’re searching for your next home, your first port of call is often the property listing portals like Rightmove and Zoopla. As you...

Too Much Gobbledygook: Translating Homebuying Jargon

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The property industry is a tricky world to navigate. Buying a home is full of complex processes and legal requirements, involves dozens of different...
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Should I Put My Home On The Market While I’m Looking?

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If you are a homeowner and you’re looking to move, it’s more than likely that you will need to sell your current home in...
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PM Announces Government-Backed 95% Mortgage Scheme To Get More Young People On The Ladder

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative government have announced a plan to introduce a new scheme which will enable first-time buyers to gain...
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Leasehold vs. Freehold: What’s the difference?

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When you’re exploring the housing market, looking to buy a new home, you’ll find that some properties come with leasehold ownership and others come...
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What Is The Chain?

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When buying a new home, you will likely find yourself part of what is commonly called ‘the chain’.  The chain refers to a series...
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Market-Immune Value-Adders When Buying A New Home

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The value of property is, for the most part, dictated by the ebbs and flows, peaks and troughs, of the housing market. When the...
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UK Mortgage Approvals Hit 13-Year High

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In August 2020, UK mortgage approval rates rose to their highest level in 13 years with many pointing to government intervention as the key...
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How Do I Complain About My Estate Agent?

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If you find yourself displeased with your estate agent or the service they are providing, you might want to lodge a complaint, especially if...
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How Can I Boost My Credit Score?

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Put as simply as possible, lenders use your credit score as a measure of how trustworthy you are - how likely it is that...
gazumping

Gazumping – What Is It? And How Can You Avoid It?

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Gazumping happens when the seller of a property accepts a verbal offer of purchase from a buyer only to then either accept a higher...
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My Conveyancer Says I Need To Pay For Disbursements. What are they?

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The overall purpose of the conveyancing process is to transfer the legal title of a property from one person to another. In practice, your...
Rent or Buy: What should I do?

Rent or Buy: What Should I Do?

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Should I buy a home or just keep renting?  Due in no small part to the Covid-19 lockdown causing people to feel cooped up...
What is a conveyancer?

What is a Conveyancer, and why do I need one?

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A Conveyancer is a lawyer or solicitor who specialises in all of the intricate ins and outs of buying and selling property. Buying a home...
What is a good conveyancer

How Do I Choose a Good Conveyancer?

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A conveyancer is a lawyer who specialises in the complex legal processes involved with buying and selling property. If you are buying or selling a...

Latest: Today’s Rightmove Data Shows Property Market ‘Exploding’

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Rightmove today published its August house price index and it makes for quite incredible reading. Why incredible? Because since the beginning of the Covid pandemic...

Rightmove? Or Wrong?

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Rightmove's latest house price index published today makes for interesting, some say surprising, reading in that it shows a 3.7% increase in house prices...

Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has found that Monaco takes pole position in the Property Price Grand Prix when compared to the other host nations in the F1 schedule. 

City staycations offer the best rental yields for buy-to-let landlords.

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The latest research by lettings management platform, Howsy, has looked at where across the UK offers the best rental yields for a buy-to-let investment when it comes to staycation potential. 

A Northern Powerhouse of homebuyer demand hit the market in Q2, while national demand...

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The latest UK Homebuyer Demand Hotspots Index from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that appetite for property across the UK’s top 100 cities fell marginally in the second quarter of this year; down by -0.8%.

£8.9bn wasted on energy bills by not switching provider

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Failing to switch energy providers could be costing Britains as much as £8.9bn a year, according to the latest data from home setup service, Just Move In.

Buying a £10m house with a mortgage can save you thousands a month on...

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed the huge difference in monthly cost when it comes to renting and buying at the very top end of the market. 

The prime property pockets where stamp duty hits £1.6m, even with today’s discounts

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The latest research from high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed that in some parts of the high-end London market homebuyers are still looking at a stamp duty bill of £1.6m, despite today’s announcement. 

Festival house prices continue to headline despite widespread cancellations

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Although we’re unlikely to enjoy any festivals this summer, research by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves has looked at the cost of renting and buying around the UK’s top 20 festival locations for those with an eye on next year. 

Stamp duty holiday set to save homebuyers £15k in these areas

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Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has today announced a stamp duty holiday for homebuyers, meaning any purchase up to £500,000 will be exempt from paying any tax. 

Golf course house prices hit a hole in one…unless you live around Trump’s Turnberry

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Another week, another cancelled sporting event as the Open Championship was due to tee off this weekend. However, this hasn't dampened property prices surrounding the UK's best-known golf courses, which come in 55% higher on average than the wider areas they are located.

Which high society event is home to the highest house prices?

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The latest property market analysis by Enness Global, the world’s leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has looked at which of Britain’s high society social events ranks top where the local property market is concerned. 

Broadband and other utility switching searches skyrocket as home movers look for better value

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Previous data from home setup service Just Move In found that since the property market reopened in May, the number of people moving home has increased by 29%. Their latest market analysis highlights the importance of utility providers during this process and how estate agents can add value in the current climate by considering this aspect of moving home. 

Wimbledon might be cancelled, but it still aces the rest for property prices

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While many of us will have been gearing up for two weeks of tennis this weekend, London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at house prices around the now cancelled Wimbledon venue and how they compare to the other majors in the tennis calendar. 

These are Britain’s current new-build hotspots for homebuyers

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Over the last year, 12% of all property transactions in Britain have been new-build homes, but in Britain’s new-build homebuyer hotspots they account for as much as 46% of sales. 

Where is the property market winning 100 days into lockdown?

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The latest research from leading estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, shows that the number of listings added per week continued to exceed pre-pandemic levels, as does the average views each listing receives while property related searches and home seller leads have also continued to climb. 

What property features are the world’s richest house hunters looking for?

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Research from leading, high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global, has revealed which luxury property features have seen the biggest surge in popularity since the start of the year. 

HOME MOVES THROUGH THE ROOF AS BRITS GET PACKING POST PROPERTY INDUSTRY LOCKDOWN

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According to the latest data from home setup service Just Move In, the number of households moving has accelerated drastically since the easing of the property industry lockdown. 

National park house prices and where you can find a homebuyer bargain

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The latest research from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the cost of buying in and around 15 national parks and which of them offer a homebuyer bargain. 

Could a coal-free nation dent power plant house price performance?

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On average, property prices surrounding the nation’s power plants command 17% more than the wider areas they are located within, according to the latest property market analysis by GetAgent.co.uk.

Where’s best to buy a new-build and why?

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The latest research by property developer, StripeHomes, has looked at where offers the best buy when it comes to the new-build market, based on affordability, house price growth and the time taken to recoup a new-build price premium.

The super-prime London postcodes where properties are still selling for up to £14m

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Despite Covid uncertainty and an industry-wide lockdown, some prime postcode pockets of the London market have still seen properties selling for as much as £14m, according to the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global. 

Should estate agents do more to help during the moving process? 69% of people...

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69% of the nation feel that estate agents should do more to help them during the stressful process of moving between homes, pitching in with jobs like informing utility providers with a change of address.

Summer Solstice house prices rise 25% above the UK average

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Last Saturday marks the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year, which would traditionally bring crowds of 10,000 strong flocking to Stonehenge to celebrate. 

The most and least affordable seaside villages for sun, sea, sand (and fish and...

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Perhaps the most disappointing event cancellation of the year was the recent celebrations around National Fish and Chip Day which has now been postponed due to the Coronavirus. 

Moving home tops the stress level chart – beating having a baby, marriage and...

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52% of the nation feel moving home is one of the most stressful life events and with the additional requirements of social distancing and other pandemic based procedures, it’s just got a whole lot more stressful. When it comes to moving, 28% find it more stressful than having a baby, getting married, going to job interviews, doing a driving test. It also beats waiting for what was the biggest elephant in the room to leave until COVID-19 arrived – Brexit.

Demand for home offices soar in London’s outer boroughs – adding one could boost...

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Across London, demand for homes with a home office has increased by 19% since the start of lockdown according to research by leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves. 

How much does it cost to buy with a royal neighbour?

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This Saturday, 13th June, marks the Queen’s birthday and the latest research by GetAgent.co.uk, has looked at the cost of calling Her Majesty or another member of the Royal Family a neighbour, when it comes to property prices around each of their royal homes.

Awake The Sleeping Dragon. But Slowly

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Mark Drakeford the Welsh First Minister has announced that the housing market will be allowed to re-open in Wales from today, following slowly from...

Breaking: Rightmove House Price Index Shows Huge Uplift In Demand and Price Achieved

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Housing market data representing stats during Covid 19 are so far scant. Yes, it feels like we've been subjected to lockdown for years but...

Property Market Rebounds – June Demand Is 54% Higher Than March

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The number of new property sales being achieved since the housing market re-opened is at and even above pre-lockdown levels, new data from Zoopla...

£1m+ property transactions yet to recover but sold prices show a market waiting to...

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The latest analysis by Enness Global, the world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, has found that transactional volume across the nation’s £1m+ property market failed to bounce back following December’s election result. However despite this decline, average sold prices over the last three months have registered the most consistent, upward performance in the last year. 

Homeowners value ethically sound service and utility providers, but how can you make your...

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New research has revealed that 66% of home movers were either ‘more likely’ or ‘very likely’ to use a service or utility provider for their household requirements if that provider had better ethical credentials compared to its competitors. 

The nation’s cheesiest property pockets where properties sell for up to 11% more

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This Thursday, the 4th June, marks National Cheese Day and to celebrate leading lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has looked at the cost of buying across the cheesiest property pockets of the UK market.

Newcastle takeover deal could boost local property market by 15%

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Fans of the Magpies continue to bite their nails this week as the club’s Saudi takeover, reported to be worth £300m, is still yet to be given the green light after weeks of uncertainty.

House prices along London’s Cycle Superhighways are 80% higher than average

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With many Londoners now opting for pedal power to avoid the social distancing nightmare of public transport, research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the steep cost of buying along one of London’s Cycle Superhighways. 

The West Midlands property pockets due to see a transport inspired house price boost

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Research by leading Birmingham estate agent, Barrows and Forrester, has highlighted the potential uplift in property prices expected across the West Midlands market as a result of the regions ongoing transport infrastructure upgrades.

Property market health returning as home sellers rush to relist – Here are the...

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The latest house price index from Nationwide has this week shown a -1.7% month on month drop in house price growth between April and March, a statistic that has caused many property market commentators to don their hard hats and head for the nearest bomb shelter. 

Breaking – Halifax House Price Index just published

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The Halifax reports this morning that values dropped in May vs April BUT by only 0.2% in sharp contrast to the 1.7% monthly drop...

Nationwide Reports Biggest Monthly Drop In House Prices Since 2009

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One of the UK's largest building societies, Nationwide, reports that house prices dropped by 1.7% in May versus April, the biggest decline in eleven...

London new-build buyers still valuing outdoor space over exercise amenities

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The capital’s new-build homebuyers are still opting for homes with balconies and gardens, as outdoor space in which to relax takes precedence over other lockdown stress relieving outlets such as gyms or swimming pools.

Forget the Waitrose effect, Whole Foods tops the property supermarket sweep

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that when it comes to house prices surrounding supermarkets, Waitrose is no longer the top dog.

Superprime London homebuyers vanish – here’s where high-end demand remains

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The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that demand for homes listed at £10m and above across London’s prime suburbs has tumbled to just 2%; with a number of areas seeing no demand for housing at all. 

Advice: “I’m A First Time Buyer. Should I Wait?”

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Question: "Do you think if you're a first time buyer and ready to buy now (I'm living at home) that I should wait and...

Latest: Property Sales Transactions

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Much is made of house prices by the media, experts and indeed the public yet volume of transactions is also a very important measure...

Breaking: ONS House Price Index Just Published

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Breaking: ONS House Price Index (the Govt one) just released. It's pretty decent in that it shows an annual rise of 2.1% and a slight...

Breaking: Unemployment Rate Falls

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The latest data from the Office for National Statistics published just now states that the rate of unemployment has fallen to just 3.9% of...

Is Now A Good Time For First Time Buyers?

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We talked to the Independent newspaper today to explain that the it could well be a time for first time buyer opportunity. The fundamentals of...

Housing Activity Surges On First Day ‘Back’

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The surge in pent-up demand that many within the industry had predicted would take place once the housing market re-opened has become a reality,...

Estate Agency Enquiries Soar On ‘Day One’ Of Property Market Re-Opening

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Property Industry Eye reports at 7am: A flurry of agency activity was reported yesterday as the property market was officially reopened but some firms are...

VIDEO: Estate Agents Benham and Reeves Discuss Re-Opening The Property Market

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Marc von Grundherr, Director of Benham and Reeves estate agents was interviewed on BBC Breakfast this morning about the Government's move today to allow...

44% of people are dipping into rental and property deposits to survive lockdown life

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The latest research by rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has found that so far, the majority of people (56%) are yet to dip into their savings for rental or purchase deposits, but many of those that have been are struggling within the rental sector. 

Is it game over for online estate agents? Uncertainty could see declining market share...

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The latest data on current and historic listings by online agents suggests the sector could be in serious trouble, despite their potential ability to better traverse the problematic landscape caused by the current pandemic when compared to bricks and mortar agents.

More House Price News This Week – The Halifax Reports

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There's a regular procession of house price indexes throughout the month and one, the Nationwide, reported this month as per our earlier piece.   It's stable-mate,...

Property repossessions could soar and house prices could plummet due to pandemic induced recession

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Research by leading peer to peer lending platform Sourced Capital has found that the UK property market could see a double-digit rate of property value decline, with the market taking over five years to recover, while the number of property repossessions could also soar as a result of a COVID-19 induced recession. 

High cost of renting and buying by hospitals highlights need for healthcare housing help

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Rental deposit replacement scheme, Ome, has looked at the cost of buying and renting a home around hospital sites throughout England and what this means for the hard-working front line nurses based on the average net salary available in each region for those working in the profession. 

Is a DIY boom on the way due to the property market freeze?

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Research by tradesperson comparison site, HaMuch.com, suggests that Britain could be in for a DIY boom should the market freeze brought on due to the Coronavirus persist. 

Do takeaways hurt house prices?

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that areas with a lower density of takeaways are home to house prices as much as 75% higher than areas with a larger number. 

Commentary: House Prices. A Conundrum? Not really

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House price meltdown, that's what we're in for. All the experts say so. Except they don't. This list of house-price forecasts can be touted as such...

Breaking: Latest UK House Price Numbers Point Upwards

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Nationwide Building Society, along with others, publish their house price data each month. This enables us to track trends in home values. The Nationwide are...

What Will House Prices Do After The Coronavirus Lockdown?

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Well, the short answer is, who knows? This crisis is unprecedented and there’s no handy historic map to tell us what happens next. But...

Where’s home to the most £1m+ property sales? 

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We reveal where the most £1m+ properties are selling as a percentage of total transactions, despite the influence of market uncertainty which has been most prevalent at in the upper tiers of the property market.

Tongue twister place names home to higher property prices

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We highlight 10 areas that cause the most confusion when it comes to pronouncing the name, the cost of getting on the ladder in these areas, and how it compared to the wider local area. 

The nation’s property sale hotspots for DIY demand

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The latest research by tradespeople comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at where is home to the highest level of tradesperson demand based on the...

The lockdown DIY jobs that can save you money and keep the kids busy

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Instead of spending the next however many weeks sitting around climbing the walls, perhaps focus on the eight DIY jobs that can be easily...

The best London boroughs for new build availability

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We analyse property listings across all of the major portals to find which areas of the capital had the largest proportion of new build...

The apocalyptic home improvements to protect your house for the end of the world

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With a worldwide health pandemic, people irrationally panic buying and a countrywide lockdown, you’d be forgiven for thinking the end of the world was...

New build homes, Mars Bars, crisps, cars and coffee – which offers the best...

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We’ve looked at the average cost of a new build based on the price per brick and how this translates to per kg, how...

Moving day tips to save time, money and stress

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10 time, money and stress saving tips for moving day to ensure you can sleep easy throughout the first night in your new home.  Hire...

The No.3 proves most popular house number with UK buyers, but higher numbers command...

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The No.3 proves most popular house number with UK buyers, but higher numbers command a higher price Our data shows that the No.239 ranks top...

Loved up road names show more love for nation’s homeowners

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Where are the nation’s homeowners currently feeling the most love from the value of their home?  Data shows that on average, property across positive Valentine-themed...

UK house prices up 197% since the Millennium, 43% in the last decade alone

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We can reveal that London has seen the largest increase in house prices of all UK regions in the last decade, up 83% and...

Leap year house price boost could be on the cards for 2020’s homebuyers

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House price performance data from previous leap years could indicate a market recovering from a prolonged period of Brexit uncertainty.  We’ve probed the annual UK...

The impact of Of Mice and Men?

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As temperatures plummet pushing more household pests towards the warmth of our homes, our latest research has looked at the impact these unwanted house guests...

How long to buy a house – post Brexit.

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Latest research has looked at the time taken by UK home buyers when deciding to buy a home and how this has changed since...

How many toilet rolls do you need to buy or rent in the UK...

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It’s June 2020, confidence in the UK property market remains as buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords all continue to transact via online platforms. Working...

Homeowners, know your flanges, pickled finishes, ball cocks and space balls with the trade...

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When the inevitably January DIY turns to failure and you need to turn to the help of a professional it can be a daunting...

Sexual favours, no cuppa and fake ‘emergencies’ – Here’s how not to p*** off...

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Tradespeople comparison site, HaMuch.com, has looked at the biggest gripes of trade professionals when it comes to working in your home and the things...

Freehold property premiums hit 205% across parts of the market

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The latest research by lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves, has found that the price premium paid by the nation’s homebuyers for a...

Female home buyers paying £4,624 more

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Female home buyers paying £4,624 more and taking nearly three months to bridge the gender property price gap We’ve looked at how the two per...

Cash buyers quids in vs mortgage counterparts due to Brexit uncertainty

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that cash is still king when it comes to securing the best price...

Buyer demand climbed in Q1 ahead of pandemic market freeze

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The latest buyer demand index from GetAgent.co.uk has revealed that buyer demand climbed in Q1 of this year, up 2% when compared to the...

93% of London new build transactions are flats – where can you buy new,...

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It may come as no surprise that 93% of all London new build transactions in the last year were attributed to the purchase of...

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