A record number of house-hunters logged on to the internet in search of a new home on Boxing Day. It was the busiest day of the year for online property searches with more than two million people trawling through dozens of web pages. Property website Rightmove says some 40 million individual homes were viewed throughout […]
Thousands of elderly borrowers could be heading for financial disaster by burying their heads in the sand over their mortgages. Many who took out loans in the 1990s on an interest-only basis are receiving reminders in the post that their mortgage term is coming to an end. Lenders are sending the letters because they fear […]
As we look ahead to 2019, prospects seem pretty unsettled. In the UK, business confidence is waning, consumers are worrying and the economy is suffering. In America, the outlook is hard to gauge and trade wars with China are a growing concern. Continental Europe is faring better but populism is on the rise, fuelling fears […]
Once, you’d have done well to find a home worth more than £1million beyond the South East and the Premier League footballers’ enclave of Cheshire. But now, despite a slowdown in the property market, every region in Britain has a ‘Millionaires’ Row’ – a street with properties that have sold for a seven-figure sum. In […]
The seaside town of Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, has been named as Britain’s property hotspot of 2018, with house prices rising by more than 10 per cent. Ryde – where the average house costs £242,016 – was the town where average home values rose by the most this year, according to property website […]
Scam continues: Thousands of new-build houses are still being sold with leaseholds Thousands of new-build houses are still being sold with leaseholds, despite a Government pledge to ban the arrangement a year ago – many of them under the Government’s own Help to Buy scheme. Last December, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire described the practice of […]
Six in ten millennials no longer have owning a home as a long-term financial priority A majority of millennials no longer have owning a home as a long-term financial priority, according to a survey published today by money app Yolt. It indicates that 60 per cent of those aged between 18 and 35 believe they […]
The joint venture between Countryside Properties and London & Quadrant Housing has received planning permission for the next phase of the residential redevelopment of the Acton Gardens estate made famous by Only Fools and Horses.
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