Monthly Archives: April 2015

House prices continue to edge up

House prices in the UK increased by one per cent in April according to the latest house price index from the Nationwide. Annual house price growth also edged up from 5.1 per cent in March to 5.2 per cent in … Continue reading

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Confidence in house price growth high

While house price growth continued to slow in March 2015, consumer confidence in the outlook for the housing market has rebounded to its highest level since July last year, according to research by the Halifax Building Society. Consumer confidence in … Continue reading

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First time buyers could pay no Stamp Duty

Labour leader Ed Miliband has unveiled Labour’s plan to put first time buyers first by reducing stamp duty to zero and giving them priority access on new homes built. This is what Labour describes as its next stage in comprehensive … Continue reading

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Living near a good supermarket can add thousands to house price

New research from Lloyds Bank has found that the average house price in areas which offer residents easy reach of a local supermarket is around seven per cent (£15,331) higher when compared to other areas within the same town which … Continue reading

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Green Belt re-think needed say planners

Protecting the Green Belt is still a priority for the majority of British voters according a recent YouGov survey. However, according to a new report from planning firm Broadway Malyan, the next government will need to address the housing crisis … Continue reading

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House prices in the Eastern region jump

House prices in the Eastern region grew quicker than anywhere else in the UK in February according to the Government’s latest house price data. The Office of National Statistics (ONS) House Price Index shows that UK house prices increased 7.2 … Continue reading

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HSBC launches lowest ever fixed-rate mortgage

HSBC has this week launched the market’s first five-year fix below two per cent. The mortgage is available at 60 per cent loan to value (LTV) and has a booking fee of £1,499. HSBC has also launched a two-year fix … Continue reading

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