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Price growth is continuing at a steady pace throughout the UK's property markets despite weakening wage growth.....
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As it draws closer to the UK's elections, foreign exchange markets have displayed more volatility than seen since the US had its 'fiscal cliff' moment.....
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The National Association of Estate Agent’s (NAEA) claimed that just 3% of buyers in June were first-time buyers under the age of 30...
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Property prices are set to grow by up to eight per cent in the UK in 2014 according to numerous commentators, but it will be the south-east of England where the best increases will be seen...
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UK house prices have found themselves on an upwards trajectory over recent months but growth could be slowing. The Halifax House Price Index for the three months to September showed that throughout the quarter values rose by two per cent - below the increases noted in June, July and August, albeit slightly.
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More areas across the UK have become more affordable for property investment in the past 12 months, according to new research. Figures from the Halifax found that almost two-fifths of towns in the UK are now affordable for home purchase, compared to just four per cent in 2008.
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Ever since the global financial crisis wiped trillions off the global stock markets making many pension products near-worthless, we have all been clambering the find better ways to secure our future. Property has become a popular investment because it is less volatile...
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With a report from the House Builders Federation (HBF) revealing that saving a deposit for a home will now take the average first-time buyer ten years, it may seem as though the future isn't particularly bright...
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Property investment is now one of the main ways Britons can save money, according to research by Halifax. It has been revealed that choosing to put money in bricks and mortar could save the average renter...
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The UK is suffering from a property price gulf, with homes in London and the south worth GBP 330 billion more on average than properties in the rest of the country...
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With 2013 now underway I was hoping some sense might have found its way into the UK housing market after a sustained break, or at best, there might be some delay before any nonsense crept in. Sadly it has not been the case...
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UK house prices won't recover all they lost until 2019 (2031 if you strip out inflation) according to a new report by global estate agency Knight Frank, which would make it the slowest recovery ever witnessed by the UK housing market...
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Rural property values have been performing well since the beginning of the financial crisis, and have fared better than their urban counterparts...
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Recently there appears to be an increasing number of very broad statements regarding the UK housing market that when considered for more than just a fleeting moment makes me seriously wonder...
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The UK housing market is getting worse instead of better according to the latest release of the well respected Hometrack index...
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House prices across the UK are expected to increase from next year onwards, according to new estimates. Data from BNP Paribas suggested that around 6.7 per cent growth would occur in 2013...
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House prices in the UK increased for the second consecutive month in April, posting gains of 0.1 per cent. London saw the biggest climb at 0.3 per cent, while other regions in the south of England...
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The UK property market has changed over the last 50, 40, 30, 20 and even 10 years. Since the 50s it has been common place for men and women to find it easy to get jobs in their local area, and to spend their entire lives working in the same job...
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Many UK regions saw rises in house prices during 2011, according to a new report. Figures from Nationwide show values rose by 0.3 per cent on average across the board in the fourth quarter and by 1.1 per cent to GBP 163,822 for the year as a whole....
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The UK housing market crash has had one unpredicted and unmistakeable consequence in creating a massive and near-unprecedented rental and buy to let boom across the entire country. But will this become a permanent shift in the way Brits think about property ownership?
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The value of homes in the UK has been broadly stable during 2011, posting slight gains at the start of the year followed by marginal declines in more recent months...
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Scotland and the north of England have experienced the greatest rises in property values over the past ten years, according to a new survey based on the price paid per square metre...
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The Tory Party has decided that it’s time to wheel the Right to Buy scheme out once again, offering several reasons as to how it will boost the housing market. On closer inspection and grilling by the press however, few of the reasons given actually stack up at all.
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The average value of a home in one of the UK's major cities is approximately seven per cent higher than those found outside urban areas...
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The past few days has prompted a lot of hype surrounding the UK housing market which in turn has led to no end of pontificating as to the future of home ownership in the UK and quite what to do about it...
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House prices in the UK recorded a drop of 0.5 per cent during the second quarter of the year...
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Economically prosperous areas of the UK have experienced significant house price rises over the past decade, new figures have shown, which could be good news for anyone with property investments in locations such as London, Liverpool, Belfast and Edinburgh....
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Earlier this month, research from Halifax suggested that Britain is increasingly becoming a nation of renters, with the high costs involved with buying a home acting as a barrier to property market entry in the country....
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Buy to let investors are likely to be encouraged by new research which suggests that Britain is becoming a nation of renters, with the high cost involved with purchasing a home preventing many individuals getting on the housing ladder....
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First time buyers have almost always had a tough time, it is a big step to take in life (aside from being costly), the last thing they need is fancy mortgages that will only make matters worse....
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The past ten days or so has seen the British press publishing more doom than normal for the property industry. The Halifax have piped up claiming house prices have dived by a further 3.6%, the government are allegedly going to flog their property off to the private sector in what will likely be a Gordon "Gold Sale" Brown style car boot sale, and one agent appears to have completely lost his marbles....
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