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Swings in price growth are set to persist

Swings in price growth are set to persist

Land Registry House Price Index: April 2017 (June Release) Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk, Russell Quirk, commented:  “The latest government data seems to portray a healthier market than other industry sources on the surface, with the monthly rate of growth bucking the downward trends seen in the previous month to climb 1.6%. That said, transactional […]

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House hunters will pay £11.5k more for home with a garden

House hunters will pay £11.5k more for home with a garden

  The average house-hunter is prepared to pay £11,500 extra for a property with a garden and up to £150,000 in London, a study has revealed. More than half would never consider buying or renting a property which didn’t have an outside space to enjoy. The poll of 2,000 homeowners and tenants revealed that size […]

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Q –  I’m selling my house. How can I make the survey go as smoothly as possible? A – The survey can be one of the most nerve-racking moments for a vendor when selling their home. In nearly all cases the buyer’s mortgage lender will insist on a Mortgage Valuation Survey to double-check the property’s […]

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Top award for Morris Dibben estate agency

Prestige recognition for Stubbington-based estate agency Awards are sponsored by Zoopla   The Stubbington- based agency Morris Dibben received the Top 3 Award in the Estate Agent Award/Southern Region at the prestigious ESTAS 2017. The award was announced by Phil Spencer, the TV property expert at a lavish luncheon and ceremony at Grosvenor House, Park […]

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New chairman of Portsmouth Property Association

    Chartered surveyor Tom Holloway has been named as chairman of Portsmouth Property Association (PPA) for 2017. Tom is a director at long established independent chartered surveyors and commercial and industrial property consultants Holloway Iliffe & Mitchell. He takes the reins as the association continues to have a record membership of around 170 people […]

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70% of Brits would pay more for a rental with the perfect flatmate

70% of Brits would pay more for a rental with the perfect flatmate

The average age when Britons living in rental accommodation think they’ll be able to afford their own house is 33. The survey by Spark Energy found that one in six respondents (17 per cent) don’t believe they will ever be able to raise the money to purchase property. Indeed, people living in London and Manchester […]

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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research. The research from L&C Mortgages also discovered that 30 per cent or 3.4 million households do not know their current interest rate of their mortgage, and with a total £2.78 billion in lost. […]

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Could technology push the mortgage market to undergo Uber-ification?

Could technology push the mortgage market to undergo Uber-ification?

Technology has revolutionised many industries: the hotel industry has AirBnB, taxis have Uber and diners have Deliveroo, but what could technology hold for the future of the mortgage industry? “The mortgage industry is rarely at the front of the queue for innovation,” says Mark Lofthouse Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Brain. However, technology is beginning […]

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