First-time buyer numbers at their highest since 2007

The number of new buyers coming onto the UK property market are now at their highest levels since the sector saw a crash in 2007 that resulted in falls in house prices and a severe increase in the difficulty levels in achieving a mortgage. According to a newly released report from Halifax, there were somewhere more

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Christmas Opening Times

On behalf of all our team we would like to wish all our vendors, buyers and friends a very Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. Should you wish to contact us our opening times are as follows; Friday 21st: 9AM till 1PM Monday 24th: CLOSED Monday 25th: CLOSED Saturday 22nd: 10AM – 4PM Sunday 23rd: more

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House prices rise 1%

House prices in the UK rose more strongly than expected in November, but are still lower than a year ago and likely to remain broadly unchanged in 2013, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. Halifax said prices rose 1.0 percent, faster than the 0.2 percent increase expected by economists polled by Reuters and after a more

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Rightmove founder to retire with £50m fortune

The co-founder of the property website Rightmove, Ed Williams, has announced his retirement from the business he launched only 12 years ago, having amassed a fortune of more than £50m. Mr Williams has no plans to move into other spheres of business, having seen Rightmove grow from a £425m company when it floated on the more

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Prices fall but positive signs for 2013?

This month sees a drop of 2.6% (-£6,407) in the asking prices of properties coming to market, following the now familiar post-credit-crunch pattern of falls in November. However, this is the least severe November fall since 2009 and still leaves prices 2% (+£4,617) ahead of where they were this time last year – the highest more

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Average asking prices down in November, but some positive signs for 2013

This month sees a drop of 2.6% (-£6,407) in the asking prices of properties coming to market, following the now familiar post-credit-crunch pattern of falls in November. However, this is the least severe November fall since 2009 and still leaves prices 2% (+£4,617) ahead of where they were this time last year – the highest more

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Fewer tariffs might not mean cheaper energy bills for UK property owners

Fewer tariffs might not mean cheaper energy bills for UK property owners People living in properties for sale were given hope this week when the government announced that it would be making the energy sector easier to follow, with the number of tariffs providers´ are allowed to carry slashed. However, Citizens Advice has now claimed more

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House Tree gets behind The Poppy Appeal

Today House Tree the UK’s local nationwide estate agent announced it was getting behind The Royal British Legions, annual Poppy Appeal. House Tree has pledged to donate £20 for every property it lists throughout the end of October and November to coincide with annual Poppy Appeal. The Appeal is the Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign and more

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Mortgage availability rising, lenders say

The increase in the availability of mortgages hit a five-year high in the third quarter of the year, according to the Bank of England. However, applications for these home loans were largely restricted to those who could offer a hefty deposit. The Bank´s Credit Conditions Survey found that lenders expected the trend of greater availability more

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London mansion on sale for record £300m

The 60,000 square feet home once belonged to Lebanon´s late Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and was passed as a gift after his 2005 assassination to Sultan bin Abdulaziz. It was originally built as four separate family homes, from number 2 to 8a Rutland Gardens, but has been converted into one of the capital´s largest houses. more

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