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Low-cost conveyancing services for remortgaging from Fridaysmove

Wed 15 Aug 2018

Low-cost conveyancing services for remortgaging from Fridaysmove

More homeowners are remortgaging than ever, says UK Finance. In July, 37,400 UK homeowners remortgaged their existing property, up 8.4 percent on the same month a year ago.

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Borrowers to be offered cheaper alternative mortgage products

Thu 09 Aug 2018

Borrowers to be offered cheaper alternative mortgage products

Almost 60 lenders in the UK residential mortgage market are to help borrowers move to an alternative product that offers better repayment rates. The homeowners involved are up to date with repayments but can’t switch to a better mortgage deal because of stricter affordability criteria.

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Young professionals leading UK's dramatic urban renaissance

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Young professionals leading UK's dramatic urban renaissance

The UK's cities and towns are enjoying a "dramatic urban renaissance" as more people return to live there after generations of drift away from city-centre living. A report commissioned by the BBC has revealed that the population of many towns and cities have doubled since the start of the 21st century.

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Wales and north-west have most affordable homes and cleanest air

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Wales and north-west have most affordable homes and cleanest air

Wales and the north-west of England have the most affordable homes for buyers looking to live in the most unpolluted parts of the UK.

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Bath named as UK's best city to raise a family

Wed 20 Jun 2018

Bath named as UK's best city to raise a family

Bath has been named the best city in the UK in which to raise a family. The West Country city has knocked last year's winner Newcastle off top spot in the moneysupermarket.com research.

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MPs urge Prime Minister to be 'more radical' on housing market

Tue 19 Jun 2018

MPs urge Prime Minister to be 'more radical' on housing market

Conservative MPs are to press Prime Minister Theresa May to do more to solve the UK's housing crisis.

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How living close to a supermarket can add £21,000 to value of your home

Wed 13 Jun 2018

How living close to a supermarket can add £21,000 to value of your home

Living near a supermarket can boost the value of a home by an incredible £21,500, according to a new report. And the well-documented Waitrose effect is spreading with upmarket and budget outlets alike helping to increase the value of a property.

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£10bn Homes England loan will help build 1,300 new homes in Cambridge

Fri 01 Jun 2018

£10bn Homes England loan will help build 1,300 new homes in Cambridge

More than 1,300 new homes are to be built in Cambridge by two local firms with funding from Homes England. The homes will be built on a new development called Wing, which is 160 acres of brownfield land, and financed through a 10-year loan worth £22.4 million from Homes England, the agency set up to help deliver more new homes.

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England needs 340,000 new homes built every year

Wed 23 May 2018

England needs 340,000 new homes built every year

England needs an extra 340,000 every, according to new research commissioned by the National Housing Federation. The federation has a shortage of four million homes, and the Government's own target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s won't be enough to resolve the issue.

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