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House Prices Predicted to Fall in 2018

Property prices rose 1.2% in 2017, a relatively slow increase for the dynamic UK property market, but things are predicted to slow even more in 2018. The market is predicted to grow by 1% in 2018, the slowest growth since 2011. However, the market is not created equal across the UK right now. The London […]

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London House Prices Fall More than the UK Average

UK property prices fell by 1.2% in September but the average numbers are regional more than national. The southern markets have seen the biggest fall in prices and the most surprising might be that London alone fell by 2.9%, or in other numbers, decreased by £18,000 in one month. In February of 2016, London and […]

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UK Faces Property Price Decline and Government Uncertainty

The U.K. is facing government uncertainty with the conservatives hanging onto power via their coalition with the DUP party and many people questioning how much power they really have, this indecisiveness could start affecting our economy. It also seems that times are repeating themselves with the cycle of property price growth starting to decline anf […]

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More House Buyers are Using Cash

One of the primary complaints about the UK housing market is the fact that it has isolated first-time buyers from the market. With prices continuously climbing due to low supply and high demand together with relatively low wages, first-time buyers can’t pay for rent and save enough for a deposit. The broken housing market needed […]

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House Prices Fall in First Quarter of 2017

The steady rise in housing prices in the UK has become part of the norm. However, all things in life are temporary and we are starting to see the housing price trends take a downward turn. Halifax reported a 3.8% increase in property prices from April 2016 to April 2017, making the average price of […]

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Is Leasing your Property Portfolio to a Company a New Tax Loophole

It’s currently the hottest topic amongst landlords, how to legally re-structure the way your property portfolio is managed before the governments new tax changes for landlords come into effect. The ability for landlords to be able to deduct the cost of their mortgage from their income is coming to an end and many landlords are […]

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Will Landlords Stop Buying Buy to Let Property

Buy to Let property Investors have been able to claim full tax relief on their investments mortgage interest payments up until now, but in the 2015 budget a tax change was announced by George Osborne, which would remove the ability for landlords to deduct their mortgage payment from their rental properties income before calculating their […]

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The Housing Market could be Easier for First Time Buyers in 2017

With house prices surging and incomes stagnant, first-time buyers have been being pushed out of the property market for several years. The typical first-time buyer in the UK is now aged 30. First-time buyers have found it difficult to enter the market following the financial crisis but recent data is showing that this year could […]

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London’s Largest Estate Agent see’s House sales Decline

Has exiting Europe and new higher stamp duty caused a housing decline around the UK? Foxtons, who are London’s most renowned estate agent, have said that the housing market has been significantly affected by the events of last year. This is particularly apparent for the most expensive areas of the London property market. Foxtons has […]

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Highest Average House Price but Growth Rate Slows

The Halifax House Price Index reported that house prices are a record high at £218,002, up £13,448 from January. The 6% annual growth shows that house prices are still increasing, but momentum is slowing. Annual growth has steadily declined by about 1% every other month since its height of 10% growth in March. November has […]

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