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North West cities amongst the most improved in the UK

Posted on November 7th 2018

Cities in the North West including Manchester and Liverpool are amongst the most-improved in the UK for the second year running according to a new report.

The Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities 2018 index named Preston as the most improved city, whilst Liverpool and Manchester also made the top 10. The […]

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Asking rents reach record high as available property numbers decline

Posted on October 31st 2018

A drop in the number of available rental properties on the market has pushed average asking rents to their highest ever levels.

Outside of London, average asking rents now stand above £800 for the first time as the number of available units fell by 8.7% compared to […]

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Autumn Budget: Property announcements including stamp duty abolished for first-time buyers purchasing through shared-ownership

Posted on October 30th 2018

Chancellor Philip Hammond has just delivered his Autumn Budget, and after making headline-grabbing property changes at the same time last year, what noteworthy announcements were made this time around?

Just 12 months after announcing the cutting of Stamp Duty for many first-time buyers, here are the key announcements in this year’s Autumn Budget: Stamp […]

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First-time buyers now account for half of all new mortgages

Posted on October 25th 2018

The number of first-time buyers increased again in the first half of 2018, with 175,500 people taking their first steps on the property ladder. As a result, over half of new mortgages agreed are with first-time buyers.

Despite the news surrounding the difficulties prospective new homeowners are finding getting onto the property ladder, the latest statistics, released by Halifax, indicate that in […]

London property market

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 […]

Manchester landlords

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 […]