Property (UK)

WhatsApp is steadily becoming the preferred method of communication when buying or selling a home

Estate agent, EastHaus, has reported that around 80% of offers made this year were over WhatsApp rather than a traditional telephone call<p>According to …

WhatsApp

LUNCH TIME NEWS: Metro Bank announce cuts to five-year fixes | Countryside sees 'outstanding' year of growth

Scott Garnet: "If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good..."<p>richardrawlings: "What has …

Landlords has time to breathe and re-evaluate their business after UK Budget

Buy to let landlords in the UK are being urged to take advantage of the breathing space the lack of change in the Budget relating to the private …

Foundation Home Loans joins SimplyBiz lender panel

<b>By Warren Lewis 23rd November 2017</b><p>SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that it has added Foundation Home Loans to its lender panel. The move will grant …

Real Estate

Countryside sees 'outstanding' year of growth

Countryside Properties has reported on its full year results for the year ending September 30 2017 and revealed that total completions (for its two …

Real Estate

Rental market given boost by new millenial railcard

<b>By Warren Lewis 23rd November 2017</b><p>Following the announcement of a new ‘Millennial Railcard’ in yesterday's budget, TheHouseShop.com, have crunched …

Real Estate

FTB borrowing in the capital hits 10 year high

New data and analysis from UK Finance has revealed that first-time buyers in London borrowed £3.31 billion during Q3 - a 7% rise against Q2 and up 9% …

Mortgages

The most expensive apartments in Asia just sold for $149 million

• <b>Two units in a Hong Kong luxury housing development are the most expensive in Asia, selling for a combined $149 million.</b>• <b><br>Rising prices and mega-million dollar apartments mean middle-class families have to compete for subsidized housing in one of the world's most expensive cities.</b>• <b><br>Less than a tenth of</b> …

Markets

Stamp Duty abolished: Property industry reacts

The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, has delivered his second budget and used it to urge the UK to "seize the opportunities" from Brexit while tackling …

Real Estate

New mortgage products launched, including buy to let and a seven year fixed deal

A number of new mortgage products are now available since the Bank of England interest rate was increased including some that are lower, a seven year …

Mortgages

Single mother receives Christmas wish list items through Adopt-a-Family

A single mother of three children was facing the prospect of not being able to put gifts under the Christmas tree this year.<p>The mom is a part-time …

Canadian News

What would your property be worth in a different city?

Buying in the current market can feel like an uphill struggle. Soaring prices in major cities such as London and Birmingham can seem daunting, …

Real Estate

The Mansfield announce new fixed rate products

The new two-year fixed rate products are available up to 80% LTV and are available from 3.49% with a £800 completion fee and 3.99% with a completion …

Finance

North West sees surge in demand for BTL property

<b>Mish Liyanage</b>, Managing Director of The Mistoria Group comments: “The housing market in the North West is stable and has not been impacted by Brexit, …

Real Estate

Budget targets buy-to-let - again

Simon Jack Business editor @BBCSimonJack on Twitter<p><b>Philip Hammond did not give the "indexation allowance freeze" a lot of welly in his speech and certainly didn't try very hard to explain its rather economicky sounding title but it's a tax rise the government hopes will raise half a billion pounds</b> …

Money

Property investors to abandon Britain and flock to Germany

International property investors are abandoning the UK in favour of buying up German commercial real estate as the prospect of Brexit closes in.<p>An …

Real Estate

UK housing costs among the most expensive in EU

British households are among the most heavily burdened in the EU for housing costs, shelling out a higher proportion of outgoings on basic living …

Housing

Nationwide lifetime mortgage could set customers up £8k

The building society last week launched a deal letting borrowers aged 55 to 84 release cash from their home without having to make monthly payments.

Mortgages

Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice'

Mortgage and protection network, JLM Mortgage Services, has urged advisers to embrace ‘robo advice’ in order to help retain existing clients and …

Financial Planning

LUCNH TIME NEWS: Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice' | Is the door still open to a four-week tenancy deposit cap?

Scott Garnet: "If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good..."<p>richardrawlings: "What has …

Finance

Residential property transactions see 9.2% annual rise

The latest estimates from HMRC have revealed that between September and October this year, residential property transactions saw a 1.7% increase and …

Real Estate

Is the door still open to a four-week tenancy deposit cap?

According to property expert, Ajay Jagota, the government’s draft Tenant’s Fees Bill contains sweeping powers for the Secretary of State to suddenly …

1 in 3 tenants expect to move into their new home in 2 weeks

Interestingly, the newly released data showed a clear and consistent peak in the number of last minute enquiries (i.e. where the tenant states they …

Real Estate

Online shopping driving property investment demand

A massive growth in online sales from major brands has led to a shift in the patterns of commercial property development.<p>Whereas in the 1980s and …

eCommerce

How much is the average Londoner currently paying in stamp duty?

Government stamp duty reforms over the last two years have done little to help buyers in the capital, especially first-time buyers who are at a …

Real Estate

Equity release goes mainstream in the UK as Nationwide offers lifetime mortgage

The equity release market has come of age in the UK as one of the biggest lenders joins the equity release market to become the only major high …

Mortgages

What will happen to house prices over the next five years?

House prices in the North of England are expected to outperform London and the South East over the next five years, according to the most recent …

Real Estate

LUNCH TIME NEWS: Conveyancing market bounces back in Q3 | So, what happens next for rates?

Scott Garnet: "If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good..."<p>richardrawlings: "What has …

Second-steppers see the biggest increase in gifted deposits since 2014

New research from My Home Move suggests that second-steppers, the children of the Baby Boomer generation, are benefitting more from Gifted Deposits, …

Experts suggest Budget is unlikely to be good news for buy to let landlords

The Budget is unlikely to hold good news for buy to let landlords and according to experts the best they can hope for is no more change.<p>Chancellor …

Housing