Real Estate

In A Surprise Move, Britons Have Undergone a Buying Spree before the Brexit date.

RightMove, one of the largest property portals for the UK Market, have reported that the agreed amount of sales rose by 6.1% year on year for the month of August. RightMove claim to track nine in 10 house sales throughout the UK. This comes at a time where house prices across the UK had mostly risen since 2012, but the pace of growth has completely diminished since the Brexit vote in June 2016...

The South of England Sees House Pricing Fall for the First time Since 2009, but the East Midlands continue to grow.

With Brexit supposedly around the corner, the overall uncertainty of the market has taken its toll for the south, despite those in the East Midlands continuing to grow slowly. Originating in London where house prices originally started to fall, it has now had a knock-on effect for homes in both the south-east and south-west of England. The last time house prices fell was during the recession in...

Derelict Derbyshire Plot to be Turned into Bespoke Housing for Vulnerable Adults

Directly on the main route into Swadlincote, this derelict spot has sat abandoned and under utilised for several years. However now thanks to local efforts and the support living scheme, it’ll be transformed into a community that caters towards the needs of vulnerable adults. Not only will the land, to which spans nearly half an acre, provide professional care to those that need it, but also in...

Why Sell in Summer?

Its often asked when the best time to sell your home is, so we’ve put together this useful guide to show why summer might be the best time for you! Your Home Will Look Great. The summer sun truly does help bring your homes full potential, with lush greenery out front and blue skies above it’ll stand out from those with dreary photos. Plus with an abundance of natural light, even the inside...

The UK Ranks Top Five for Home Satisfaction

The UK has been placed forth on a list of the happiest place in Europe when it comes to our homes, according to an independent survey headed by the Happiness Research Institute. Known as the GoodHome report, it is the largest of its kind and included a survey of over 13,00 individual people across all of Europe. Its goal was to discover the answer to the big question; what makes a house a...

The Evolving Landlord

There's no doubt that due to the governments enthusiasm to tax and regulate the Private Rental sector, Landlords are having a tough time of it. However, many are adapting to take advantage of the potential that still exists. Due to the issues faced, it’s probably no surprise that some landlords have sold up or have reduced their holding, and others are deterred from entering this sector. In...

House prices rising fastest in the East Midlands.

East Midlands has shown to have the fastest house price growth, increasing by 6.5% from the start of the year to August according to official statistics. A sustained slowdown in the south and east of England has pulled back house price growth across the UK. According to research, on average, the typical UK home has risen in value by 3.2% since 1st Janaury 2018. This means the average UK property now...

Government to crackdown on leaseholds for new-build houses

The government this weekend has announced almost all new build homes in the future will have to be sold as freehold and ground rents will be capped at £10 per year. The announcement said that leaseholders are currently paying on average over £300 ground rent annually, with some paying as much as £700. There was no suggestion for an immediate change for current homeowners, implying that some recent...

Derby in top 3 safest places to live in the country.

According to research conducted by Compare the Market, Derby was ranked third safest area to live in the country with an average of 222 crime cases per 100,000 people. It was ranked ahead of Nottingham, which had 312 crime cases per 100,000. Derby was also applauded for having ‘one of the best’ healthcare followed by Aberdeen and Edinburgh. The ambulance service was on record to be the second...

What is Stamp Duty Tax?

What is stamp duty tax? When it comes to purchasing a property, there is a lot of expenses you need to consider. Along with paying Agent fees which typically sit at 1% and legal fees, is it likely you will also pay stamp duty or land tax. What is Stamp Duty? Stamp Duty is charged to the buyers in England and Northern Ireland when purchasing a residential home or land that costs more than £125,000...

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