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Northern property market outperforming the south

Mon 17 Jun 2019

Northern property market outperforming the south

The north-south divide in UK property is rearing its head again, only this time it's the north that's leading the way.

Rightmove, the online property portal, has revealed that both the supply of homes for sale and sales are falling across the country.

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Not using mortgage adviser is costing home buyers

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Not using mortgage adviser is costing home buyers

Not speaking to a financial adviser while seeking a mortgage is costing borrowers thousands.

According to research by Legal & General's Mortgage Club, almost a third of borrowers (31 percent) went direct to their lender, not realising how a financial adviser could help them find a better deal.

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Biggest deal yet for modular housing will deliver 750 units

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Biggest deal yet for modular housing will deliver 750 units

The increasing popularity and importance of modular housing to the property market has been underlined by a deal to manufacture hundreds of new units.

Ilke Homes has gone into partnership with Places for People to deliver 750 units for affordable and market-priced housing.

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Mortgage lenders urged to relax rules on Japanese knotweed

Thu 30 May 2019

Mortgage lenders urged to relax rules on Japanese knotweed

MPs want mortgage lenders to stop using discredited scientific evidence that is reducing the value of properties where Japanese knotweed has been found.

An investigation by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has concluded that lenders are "overly cautious" when offering mortgages on a property where the invasive plant has been discovered.

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20k homes planned for Greater Exeter garden community

Fri 17 May 2019

20k homes planned for Greater Exeter garden community

Exeter is to become home to a new garden community of up to 20,000 new homes.

The project is part of a deal for the south-west with the homes built by 2040.

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UK's fastest places to sell a home revealed

Tue 14 May 2019

UK's fastest places to sell a home revealed

Location, location, location is everything in property. And that's never more apparent than in the latest research revealing where homes are selling fastest across the UK.

Sellers north of the border - in particular Edinburgh and Falkirk - find their properties flying out of the estate agent in just 27 days.

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UK's regional cities register strong house price growth

Tue 30 Apr 2019

UK's regional cities register strong house price growth

House prices in the UK's most affordable cities are outgrowing those of other areas.

Hometrack's UK Cities House Price Index has revealed that the highest price growth is happening in those urban areas most weakened by the 2008 financial crash.

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Cheapest places for London commuters revealed

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Cheapest places for London commuters revealed

London's expensive housing market means many of those working in the capital are looking ever further afield for the most affordable and do-able commute.

According to Zoopla, the average price of a home in London is £659,897 with those in the wider south-east standing at £401,883.

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Easter opening hours at Fridaysmove

Thu 18 Apr 2019

Easter opening hours at Fridaysmove

Fridaysmove has home buyers and sellers covered this bank holiday weekend.

Our friendly team will be standing by to take your calls on all conveyancing services queries right across Easter weekend.

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Pod living an innovative addition to city dwelling

Tue 16 Apr 2019

Pod living an innovative addition to city dwelling

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. And certainly the idea of LIVING inside an empty shopping mall is an inventive one.

But it might also be an innovative, short-term solution to a shortage of suitable housing.

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