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First time buyers, now is your time to enter the auction room

First time buyers in the UK are entering a competitive market, marked by uncertainty and high property prices. April’s stamp duty changes and the Brexit vote in June 2016 made buyers more reluctant than before to invest in a property. With house prices across England surging by 7.7% and in London by 7.5%, can auctions

Buy-to-let hotspots forecast for 2017

Are you thinking about getting on the buy-to-let bandwagon in 2017? Perhaps you are already a landlord and you are wanting to add to your portfolio of investment properties this year? Either way, buy-to-let can be a rewarding and lucrative way to invest money. The location of the investment is paramount to its success, as

Auction House London draws on new business from Countrywide

Auction House London announces an exciting business partnership with Countrywide. The estate agency group comprising of 1,200 nationwide branches, will be referring its London lots to Auction House London. Since signing the deal, AHL has acted as Countrywide’s London gateway for both private and corporate clients. The collaboration means that Countrywide will no longer have

Britain’s buy-to-let market remains robust: Key highlights of the Bank of Ireland UK’s Buy-to-Let Market Index

If you’re thinking about investing in buy-to-let property or are wanting to increase the size of your investment property portfolio but have concerns about ‘bricks and mortar’ investments not being as secure as they once were, you may be pleased to learn about the findings of the recently published Bank of Ireland UK’s Buy-to-Let Market

CEBR claims UK property prices will grow faster under a ‘hard Brexit’

It was somewhat of a surprise to see that the housing market coped reasonably well in the upheaval directly following the EU referendum. But as we are still in a period of uncertainty, will it continue to prosper even if at a slower rate? Many believe the property market will continue to grow, if, for

Why autumn is a great time to sell and buy a home

Summer has always been the most popular time to sell and buy property; a recent survey showed that April is the peak month. Whilst the summer and spring remain popular seasons to buy and sell property, the autumn has been shown to be financially better for buyers. On average, buyers can enjoy paying 2.6% below

Buy-to-let rents increase to all-time high

Landlord rents rose 5.2%, to an average of £846 in July in the UK. The biggest increase took place in south-east England, with costs going up by 15% to £924. Adrian Gill, director of ‘Your Move’, has been quoted as saying that the Brexit decision has not caused, “any immediate change in the rental market”.

Homeowners stepping up the property ladder, soars to highest levels since 2008

It’s called stepping up, in other words making the move to a new possibly better property. Nearly everyone’s dream is to own their own home one day, especially young people just starting out. But having achieved your first property they often find that it is the doorway to moving on and hopefully upwards. There are

Nationwide report shows UK house prices picked up in August hitting averages of £206,145 

It’s called stepping up, in other words making the move to a new possibly better property. Nearly everyone’s dream is to own their own home one day, especially young people just starting out. But having achieved your first property they often find that it is the doorway to moving on and hopefully upwards. There are

Property price rises in UK’s biggest cities

It is not only London that is seeing a continued rise in house prices. Several other large cities such as Liverpool, Cardiff and even Southampton have seen a sharp rise during the past year or so. According to a survey by Hometrack, who keep an eye on housing price fluctuations in twenty of the largest

Mortgage Lender urges to get ready for another buy-to-let rush

Buy-to-let is far from over in the UK. On the contrary a rush of fresh buy-to-let activity has been forecast. As always with the threat of new legislation looming on the horizon, anyone who intends having a stake in buy-to-let property is likely to try and beat the proposed deadline. In the short term this

Buy-to-let market will be supported by tenant demand, writes Fitch Ratings

Despite increasing house prices that have now seen double digit record highs, it is still thought by many experts that the buy-to let market will still see growth, due to the demand from tenants, at least during the next 24 months. During the past few years there has not been enough new building to cope

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