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Former Chancellors Norman Lamont, Alistair Darling and Nigel Lawson have added their significantly powerful voices to a call for Osborne to scale down Help to Buy...
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The number of people who are active in the property market can be an important factor in investors in the sector making a decent level of return through capital gains...
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The UK housing market has been in a fantastic state of health throughout the last year when compared to the years that have preceded it. Riding a wave of low interest rates...
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Another day another house-builder reporting positive performances in the UK housing market. In what is now being called a "meaningful" recovery, the firm reports that its order book has been driven to a record high...
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The National House Building Council (NHBC) received registration papers for a total of 67,422 homes in the first half of this year.
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All signs point to a recovery for the UK housing market, but activity remains suppressed. Peter Bolton King, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) global residential director, explained that by historic standards, activity is still low.
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The UK housing market is continuing its run of modest improvement, a sign that those considering property investment need to act fast to maximise potential yields. In June house prices increased by...
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It is official (well, not really), London has broken free of the UK housing market reality and is now almost a market in its own right according to the latest figures.
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According to the latest data from the Office of national Statistics UK house prices increased by 2.6 percent in the year ending April, with London as usual outpacing the rest of the country.
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Despite criticism from industry experts, the government´s Help to Buy scheme is showing results in the UK property market. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors´ (Rics) Residential Market Survey showed the government´s announcement of the programme has had an immediate impact on sentiment.
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House sales in the UK have reached a two-and-a-half year high, meaning more property investment deals could soon be in the pipeline. The latest Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) housing market survey revealed that despite a threat of a triple-dip recession...
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There has been no improvement in the number of mortgages being approved in the UK, despite the government's attempts to encourage financial institutions to increase lending. Data from the Bank of England revealed that in January, British mortgage approvals for house purchases fell...
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Those looking for their next property investment project may want to head up North if they want to get more for their money. Figures from the Land Registry have shown that the real estate chasm between the North and South of the country is widening...
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Whilst regular readers will know I am not a fan of average house price statistics and regard them as being as useful as a doorbell on the hatch of a submarine – this IS one of the rare occasions that such statistics can be used with a modicum of relevance...
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The government is set to unveil its latest set of initiatives aimed at helping the country out of recession. Among the new announcements, the government hopes to relaunch its coalition with what will be a major relaxation of UK planning laws...
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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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A new survey by Money Supermarket has found that 8 million people in the UK are currently priced out of the housing market, with most first time buyers accepting the reality that they will be long-term renters while saving up a sufficient deposit...
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Prepare for the harsh reality about one of most frequently cited phrases in recent times and why it is the most useless piece of statistical data since someone worked out how many particles of fog will fit on a teaspoon...
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As the world embarks upon what is no doubt set to be a turbulent financial year, the latest pomp and spin from the UK government is its poorly titled "Get Britain Building Fund"...
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Last year's Housing Humbug Report covered a number of points, many of which will make an appearance again this year of course – but first, was I right?
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A growing number of buy-to-let investors are looking to take advantage of current UK property market conditions...
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The central London property market will enjoy rapid growth over the next five years, with strong demand and a lack of supply helping to push prices up, the latest report from property consultants Cluttons has forecast....
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