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Stark difference in property price increases

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A recent report by Knight Frank provides a stark illustration of the dramatic differences in the residential property market between London and the South East and the rest of the country. Whilst central London has seen regular monthly prices rises and...

Signs of a buy to let revival

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A revival in the numbers of buy to let properties being snapped up could be good news for the property market. The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said recently that they expect to see buy to let figures increasing over the course of the year as the...

Remortgaging hits two-year high

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As homeowners brace themselves for higher interest rates, remortgaging in the UK is at its highest level in almost 26-months, new figures have revealed. According to the Bank of England, in February, 35,725 loans were approved for people switching to a new...

First time buyers pessimistic over future

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First time buyers across the UK believe they could be as old as 40 by the time they make their first steps on the property ladder.   Research by property website found that as many as 40% of aspiring first time buyers think they...

February boost in property prices

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The tide of good news being pushed homeowners’ way in 2011 was boosted this week, as Nationwide revealed that house prices edged ahead by 0.3% in February The increase, which was only the second gain recorded since May last year, left the average...

Family home main issue in Wills disputes

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The BBC2 series ‘Can’t take it with you’ has raised significant awareness of the need to plan properly for the future by making a Will.   The series as a whole deals with the dilemmas people face when writing a Will and helps...

Future bright for first time buyers

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Some light is on the horizon for first time buyers struggling to get their first foot on the property ladder.   Mortgage affordability for those looking to take their first steps onto the property ladder is at its ‘most...

No survey could incur costs

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Research by RICS – the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – recently caught my eye because they uncovered that a quarter of all home buyers who did not have a sufficient survey conducted on the property they purchased, then had to pay...

Quality scheme will help homebuyers

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You’ve found the property you want, arranged a mortgage you can afford… now comes the task of finding a solicitor who can deal with the legal aspects of your transaction. It can be confusing to know which solicitor to choose. Many home...

Early advice is essential if your home is at risk

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The Council of Mortgage Lenders most recent figures suggest that there will be 39,000 repossessions of homes by the end of 2010, a big drop from the 53,000 they previously expected.   Whilst any fall in such a worrying figure is to be welcomed,...

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