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House Prices Rise and More Homes are for Sale

Recent reports from Rightmove show that sellers might not be in control of the political uncertainty and economic instability but they are in control of asking prices. This month has seen a rise of 0.8% in February, a modest rise. It is smart selling to keep asking prices realistic when considering the stretched buyer affordability. […]

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London Home Owners are not Rushing to Sell Quickly

When purchasing property, people often think about two things: location and return on investment. It is hard to imagine a location better than London for return on investment, but Rightmove Confirms that the London property market is struggling. Similarly Direct House Buyer has reported that the bubble has probably burst or at least reached its’s […]

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Higher Inflation has Caused House Prices to Decline

For the first time since the Brexit vote, house prices continue to deflate for a second month in a row as property prices dropped by 0.6% in January, after a 0.8% drop in December. However, year on year prices are still up in 2018 with the average price at £223,285, 1.9% higher than January 2017’s […]

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Has the London Property Bubble Already Burst?

The beginning of the New Year has showed signs of a cooling market for London’s property, although, this trend is not new. In 2017, the London housing market performed the worst in the UK with property prices dropping by 22,000 in 2017. Rightmove has predicted that the downward trend will continue and has continued in […]

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UK Tightens Controls on Overseas Property Investors

Lord Faulks and Lord Hodgson have had their call for a public register that gives transparency to foreign owners answered. Faulks laid down his amendment because there is a widespread problem with foreign companies coming to England, particularly central London and buying up property, and the finances used to buy the property comes from suspicious […]

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How to Sell Your House Fast Before Contacting Us

When it comes to selling a house, there are many different things a seller needs to consider. Starting from what estate agent to use? What selling fee should I agree? Should I go for an exclusive relationship with my estate agent or use multiple agents? Etc. Once you’ve got that out the way you’ll probably […]

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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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Will the Stamp Duty Cut actually Help First Time Buyers?

The property market is a fickle industry, often left to speculation and trial and error. It’s a well-known problem in the UK that property prices are too high and first-time buyers are pushed out. The Stamp Duty tax has been blamed for the housing market slow-down but Chancellor Phillip Hammond, as part of his measures […]

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Landlords Now Facing Lower Rental Income

The harsher Buy to Let lending legislation coupled with the new tax rules for landlords has contributed to landlords selling off their portfolio, and subsequently, has had both positive and negative influences on the UK property market. Last March, buy to let properties saw an 80% increase compared to the previous year. This was a […]

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UK is One of the Toughest Places to be a Landlord

New analysis from WorldFirst shows that the UK is ranked one of the least desirable places for landlords to invest when compared to the rest of Europe, dropping ten spots from 15th to 25th in one year. The average yields in the UK for landlords fell from 4.9% to 4% year on year, subsequently, landlords […]

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