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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Rightmove Revises Property Price Forecast

Rightmove Revises Property Price Forecast

Online property portal Rightmove has revised its annual growth forecast for new seller asking prices to 8%, despite a 0.8% drop in the value of residential property coming to the market in July. Is the "frenetic" activity witnessed in the first half of the year cooling?

The upgrade brings potential growth in asking prices ...

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Real Life Monopoly

Real Life Monopoly

Fancy rolling the dice and taking a trip around the UK to look at the average property price. The here and now edition of Monopoly takes a trip around the UK instead of iconic version set in London and leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk has create a Real Life Monopoly price guide based ...

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Property Obsessives - A Nation of Maniacs

Property Obsessives - A Nation of Maniacs

Nowhere in the world is the population so fixated with residential property ownership than here in the UK.

The housing market is the prolific talk of the dinner table, the media, the City and economists alike. It’s an epidemic of discussion and opinion.

And that’s nothing new. My grandfather, an estate agent in ...

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Latest property demand hotspots see London cooling

Latest property demand hotspots see London cooling

Last week it was reported that rising house prices in the capital have hit a four year high, but new statistics for the UK’s leading online estate agent eMoov.co.uk show demand for property in the capital is on the decline.

The Property Hotspot League from eMoov.co.uk shows demand for properties ...

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Number Of Properties Eligible For Help To Buy Falling

Number Of Properties Eligible For Help To Buy Falling

Do you think it's becoming increasingly difficult to qualify for the Help to Buy scheme? Well, according to recent figures, the number of properties meeting the government's criteria for financing under its programme has declined by 1.9% in England and Wales since its launch, a new study by Zoopla shows.

This drop ...

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More Brits Ready To Share Home Ownership With Partners, Friends Or Relatives

More Brits Ready To Share Home Ownership With Partners, Friends Or Relatives

Would you be willing to share your home with someone else in order to get on the property ladder? It appears that nearly four in five (77%) people in the UK planning to become homeowners in the next two years will do so by sharing their purchase with someone else, a study carried out by ...

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Affordable family homes within an hour commute of London

Affordable family homes within an hour commute of London

An average young couple working and living in London now faces the dilemma that if they want to start a family, can they afford a family home within the capital? A 3 bedroom house within London now costs an average of £600,000, and couples are being forced out to commuter towns.

Leading Online Estate ...

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Non-commuters losing out on up to £68,000 by owning a property near a train station

Non-commuters losing out on up to £68,000 by owning a property near a train station

Non-commuters could be sitting on a gold mine by living in a town with a train station. They could sell their house and move to an equivalent sized property in a nearby town without a train station and gain up to 40% of the value of their property, according to new research from leading online ...

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UK House Prices Still Rising

UK House Prices Still Rising

Have you noticed a rise in confidence recently with regards to the property market? The improving UK economy seems to have given the country's property market yet another strong boost in the second quarter, fuelling demand for homes and bringing an increase in prices, Halifax's latest House Price Index shows.

The mortgage unit ...

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