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Signs of strength for Autumn property market as London recovery begins

Posted on October 8th 2018

The long-maligned London property market indicated signs of strength in September as asking prices once more began to rise.

Data included in Rightmove’s latest House Price Index found a monthly increase in both central and outer London zones of just over 1% combined, albeit […]

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Londoners abandon capital house prices for booming northern cities

Posted on September 24th 2018

A record number of Londoners are packing up their belongings and heading north to start a new and cheaper life.

Since 2010, the number of capital expats moving north has tripled, now standing at one in five, with property cited as a primary reason for […]

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Annual house price growth continues, led by North West property market

Posted on September 20th 2018

Average house prices across the UK rose once more over the last year according to a report from the Office for National Statistics.

Data highlighted that property values increased 3.1%, 0.1% down on last year but ahead of 2013 which saw 3% increases. The percentage rise means average […]

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Student landlords in Manchester enjoy highest yields in UK

Posted on September 14th 2018

Manchester’s housing market is a true property success story in both the North West and wider UK in general.

Manchester’s housing market is a true property success story in both the North West and wider UK in general. Spurred on by phenomenal population growth […]

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Manchester central residential sales jump over 50% in H1 2018

Posted on September 6th 2018

Residential property sales in central Manchester have jumped by over 50% in the first half of the year according to data from one estate agency.

The figures, taken from JLL’s Deansgate office, shows that H1 2018 saw 56% more sales of residential units than within the first half of 2017 […]

Help to Buy moves over 420,000 onto the housing ladder

Help to Buy moves over 420,000 onto the housing ladder

Posted on August 23rd 2018

New data from HM Treasury has shown more than 420,000 people have made a move onto the property ladder thanks to help from a Help to Buy scheme.

More than 365,000 of those were first-time buyers where the most active to take advantage of the schemes were within the North West with 20,0000 […]

House price growth accelerates

Posted on August 13th 2018

UK house prices grew at the fastest rate for nearly a year last month.

Data from the Halifax indicated that prices increased 1.4% compared to June, higher than expected, with 3.3% growth over the last three months compared to […]

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How will interest rate rises affect mortgages and sales?

Posted on August 10th 2018

The Bank of England increased interest rates last week from 0.5% to 0.75% after years of historic lows, spurred by increasing economic capacity and business activity.

The impact on most people will be minimal. Most people with large mortgages are on fixed rates, so the increase has zero impact. The proportion […]

London rental market

London rental market back on track in Q2

Posted on August 6th 2018

London’s stuttering property market has bounced back somewhat over the last three months thanks to a boost in the private rental sector.

According to Rightmove’s latest Rental Trends Tracker report, average rental asking prices in the Greater London region increased 3.4% compared to the previous quarter, meaning […]