UK Property Prices Up 10.2% Compared To Last Year

UK Property Prices Up 10.2% Compared To Last Year

July was a good month for house prices; the latest figures released by Halifax show that property has gone up 10.2% when compared to a year earlier. This is the biggest annual increase since September 2007.

It seems that while supply remains relatively scarce, demand continues. This demand is supported, by and large, to ...

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June Was A Record High For Help To Buy Scheme

June Was A Record High For Help To Buy Scheme

The Government's Help to Buy scheme has been running for over 15 months now, with over 27,100 homes being purchased using it. But, according to figures from the latest government data, as cited in the Guardian, June saw levels reach a new high, with a staggering 4,300 completions in the month alone ...

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We're Witnessing Something Awesome

We're Witnessing Something Awesome

In 2006, whilst running five estate agency branch offices, I had an idea, prompted in fact by a Peter Knight seminar entitled Future Estate Agents.

The content was predicated around how property firms would operate henceforth and what some firms were already doing to embrace the future.

It got me thinking. A lot.

Even then ...

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Property Porn Addicts

Property Porn Addicts

Property browsing is now a national sport and leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk has characterised five Property Portal Personalities in its latest infographic.

Property expert Russell Quirk commented "Millions of us visit the property portals each month as we are infatuated with property prices. Over the last decade property has even become entertainment ...

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London House Price Drop - Don't believe the hype

London House Price Drop - Don't believe the hype

London estate agents are admitting to a recent under-performance on price achieved, says a report this week.

Lonres, the property research people, have stated that 80% of London properties are now selling for under the asking price, a significant reduction compared to the last quarter.

However not all estate agents are achieving less for their ...

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Estate Agents - A team of sales experts

Estate Agents - A team of sales experts

This Blog was produced by the eMoov CEO Russell Quirk.

I took our sales team on a trip yesterday.

It’s nice to get out of the office especially as the sun was shining. But there was another reason for the outing.

We went to find a salesperson. Sound odd? Wait and see…

The eMoov ...

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Work Tourist Commuters Bump Up Local House Prices

Work Tourist Commuters Bump Up Local House Prices

According to an article on the Financial Times website, London's strong property market is pushing up prices throughout the rest of the country, as businesspeople commute increasingly long distances in their bid to find cheaper housing. Are you one of these people?

The article refers to these types of commuters as "work tourists" - they ...

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Only 3% Of Home Buyers Are Aged 18-30

Only 3% Of Home Buyers Are Aged 18-30

Recent statistics revealed by the National Association of Estate Agents has shown a decline in the number of 18-30 year-olds buying homes. This is down to 3% of the total number of homebuyers, compared to 12% a year ago. But why has this figure dropped?

It seems that, while mortgage repayments are relatively affordable, the ...

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Premier League Property Table

Premier League Property Table

The World Cup is over and as football fans eagerly await the start of the Premier League kick off, leading online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has created the Premier League Property Table. The table shifts the bragging rights away from high fliers such as last season’s runners up Liverpool and champions Man City ...

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Number Of First-Time Buyers Hits Highest Level In 7 Years

Number Of First-Time Buyers Hits Highest Level In 7 Years

Congratulations, first-time buyers! The semi-annual First Time Buyer Review of mortgage lender Halifax points to a record-high increase in the number of first-time buyers in the first half of the year, hitting its highest level since 2007.

The report shows that as many as 144,500 Britons bought their first home between January-June 2014, which ...

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