Monthly Archives: November 2014

House price inflation still falling

The rate of increase in house prices has fallen to its lowest level since December last year according to the latest data released by the Nationwide. According to the mortgage lender’s house price index, seasonally adjusted growth was just 0.3 … Continue reading

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House price rises will moderate in a more balanced market in 2015 says Halifax

According to its market outlook for 2015, mortgage lender Halifax believes that further moderation in house price growth is likely next year. House prices nationally are expected to increase in a range of three to five per cent in 2015 … Continue reading

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Capacity for one million new homes on brownfield says rural campaigner

There has been increased political focus on the potential of brownfield land recently. A timely report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) published this week shows that local authorities have identified the capacity for at least one million … Continue reading

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Third quarter new home starts 10 per cent down

House building starts decreased in the quarter of July to September according to figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government, yet another sign that the UK housing market is cooling somewhat. According to seasonally adjusted figures, there … Continue reading

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Rural homes in the East attract price premium

Countryside properties command a substantial price premium over urban homes, according to the latest research from Halifax. On average, homes in rural areas in Great Britain are £46,575 (or 26 per cent) higher in price than in urban areas. There … Continue reading

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Asking prices fall as vendors look to cash in on Christmas bonanza

There is further evidence of a slowing rate of growth in the property market, but a Christmas surge in activity could be on its way according to property website Rightmove. Asking prices for homes coming on to the market have … Continue reading

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Cautious Second Steppers keep first-time buyers off the property ladder

Detached houses are the property of choice for homeowners looking for their next step on the property ladder according to the fourth annual Second Steppers Report from Lloyds Bank. However, as they delay their move to save cash and equity … Continue reading

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