BUYING

44% of people are dipping into rental and property deposits to...

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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. 

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

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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...

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...

RENTING

Bournemouth rental demand explodes as tenants eye life by the beach

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Demand for rental properties has increased by 2% between the first and second quarters of this year, although it remains -3% below levels seen this time last year. 

SELLING

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: Estate Agents Can Return To Work Tomorrow, says Robert Jenrick

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Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Secretary, is to lay down amendments to the The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 in parliament tomorrow...

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 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...

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. 

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

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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. 

DIY tips to improve your home’s value

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Selling your home can be stressful, and it’s only natural you want to get the most from your sale. But spending thousands on a...

Is a DIY boom on the way due to the property...

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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. 

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

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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. 

How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents? 

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Real-Time COVID-19 Market Movement Dashboard: How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents?  Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has released its live dashboard detailing how...

Floods yet to hit house price growth in the worst affected...

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found that the risk of flooding is yet to hit house price growth in...

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

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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. 

How to conduct viewings to sell well

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When it comes to selling your home, the way you present and carry out your viewings can make all the difference in whether your...

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. 

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.

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

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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...

Covid 19 and its impact on property

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Home sellers and buyers remain undeterred from their transactions by the growing outbreak of the Coronavirus.  83% of home buyers and sellers undeterred by COVID-19 Our...

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. 

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. 

Moving home tops the stress level chart – beating having a...

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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.

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. 

The nation’s cheesiest property pockets where properties sell for up to...

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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.

HM Land Registry – Latest Price Data

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HM Land Registry have just released their March data-set and it makes for interesting reading as usual. Highlights include: The most expensive property sold in...

Estate agents see revenues plummet as transactional decline hits home

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The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has highlighted the declining revenue of the average UK estate agent due to a reduction in transactions, largely driven by the industry-wide lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

Year of the Rat to bring post-Brexit property transaction boost to...

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Let’s look at UK house prices over the last four Chinese zodiac cycles (12 years for each cycle) going as far back as 1972, to see historically which year in the Chinese calendar brought the most fortune for UK home sellers

Broadband and other utility switching searches skyrocket as home movers look...

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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. 

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.

Should estate agents do more to help during the moving process?...

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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.

Forget the garden, solar panels and loft conversion when adding value...

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The spring selling season is well and truly underway and while the fear of Coronavirus may be dampening buyer and seller appetites a tad,...

Three tips to minimise stress when downsizing

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The moving process can be stressful, especially when downsizing. We’ve put together three tips that will make downsizing from one home to the next...

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

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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. 

HOME MOVES THROUGH THE ROOF AS BRITS GET PACKING POST PROPERTY...

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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. 

Property repossessions could soar and house prices could plummet due to...

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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. 

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.

The best and worst places to sell in 2019

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It took the average home seller 256 days to sell in 2019 - here’s where the best and worst spots were across the nation The time it took to sell a home in 2019? Where was home to the longest home selling process in the midst of Brexit induced market uncertainty? 

Value of UK housebuilder delivery on par with the GDP of...

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Across the top 10 major developers, 89,805 properties were delivered to the market in 2019 to a total value of £26.62 billion - only marginally lower than the GDP of Cameroon (£26.94bn) and ahead of the likes of Yemen, Libya and Latvia.

Golf course house prices hit a hole in one…unless you live...

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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.

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

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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 best and worst places to sell your home revealed based...

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The latest data from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed where has been the best markets for UK home-sellers over the last year...

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

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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 health returning as home sellers rush to relist –...

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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. 

Hottest Housebuilder Spots

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£57bn worth of new homes have hit the market in the last year - here are the hottest housebuilder spots The latest research has looked...

Knotweed is knocking £34.12bn off of UK property values

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Moving Home Advice has looked at the value being wiped from UK house prices due to the nation’s growing knotweed epidemic and what this...

The West Midlands property pockets due to see a transport inspired...

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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.

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.

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.

Properties completing on Valentine’s Day sell for 8% more

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If anyone is in need of a bit of love this Valentine’s Day it’s the UK property market having been ghosted, neglected and avoided...

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...

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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. 

The worst-hit areas of the property market freeze revealed

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Last week GetAgent.co.uk released its interactive real-time dashboard of how the market is performing under the pressure of a pandemic and the lockdown, both...

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MORTGAGES

Beware the mortgage trap

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Since Covid-19 and quarantine / lockdown began, we've become used to the daily briefings by government ministers, with the Chancellor Rishi Sunak making more...

New: 10 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage at 2.3%

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The Nottingham Building Society has announced a 10-year fixed-rate residential mortgage at 2.30% at a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) of 70%. No fees are payable and...

More Mortgage Products Now Available

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'Lenders just aren't lending at the moment' is a sentence that you may have heard uttered by barrack-room property experts. Except it isn't true...

Nationwide Slash Mortgage Rates

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The Nationwide Building Society is reducing the cost of some of its fixed rate home-loans by up to 0.35% and is launching a two...

The Best Mortgage Rates

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Here's the latest mortgage rates available today for movers, first time buyers and for remortgage. Do bear in mind that costs often apply in...

Mortgage Approvals And Mortgage Lending – The Difference

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There's more data out today, this in the form of mortgage volumes as published at 9.30am. You'll be forgiven for being confused though given that...

Remortgages Surge in April

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Remortgage instructions increased 11.8% in the week commencing the 20th April, research from conveyancing platform LMS has said. Nick Chadbourne, chief executive of LMS, said...

The buy-to-let markets where rental yields have lifted since the tenant fee ban

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Howsy, has looked at which pockets of the buy-to-let market have seen the biggest uplifts in rental yields since the tenant fee ban came...

Government Policy

First Home scheme could cost British housebuilders £2bn a year

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The latest Government initiative, the First Home Scheme, could cost British housebuilders £2bn a year.  On the 7th of February 2020, the Government announced plans...

Tips on pandemic pet rentals for landlords and tenants

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Traversing the rental market at present is a tricky business and it can be even trickier if you have a furry friend with you, or any other pet for that matter. 

How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents? 

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Real-Time COVID-19 Market Movement Dashboard: How is the pandemic impacting sellers and agents?  Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has released its live dashboard detailing how...