House Price Recovery

House prices recovery will be ´long and slow´ Claims earlier this month by PricewaterhouseCoopers that the average UK house price is unlikely to return to its previous peak until 2020, has been disputed by Housetree.co.uk, the UK´s fastest growing internet estate agency. Both firms agree that there will be further falls prices in the housing more

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First Time Buyers on the increase…

More first-time buyers are back purchasing properties, latest figures are suggesting, with 27% of all mortgage approvals in April being for properties costing less than £125,000. The figure is 7% higher than the same month in 2010, according to e.surv, a firm responsible for 40% of house valuations in the UK. The firm are saying more

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A nation obsessed with the property market

It seems odd that as a nation we keep track of property prices on a monthly basis, as buying property isn´t as straight forward as buying a household item like a television or even purchasing a car. It is an asset that is purchased with substantial hurdles, such as stamp duty, legal costs and the more

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Estate Agents turn over new Leaf

So is the Mini, made famous by Foxtons Estate Agency a decade ago to be surpassed as the estate agents car of choice? Environmental Estate Agents, House Tree thinks so. They have just unveiled the new electric company car, the ´Leaf´. Produced by Nissan and winner of the ‘World Car of The Year’, this is more

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Fears over the health of the UK economy

Fears over the health of the UK economy and a lack of available mortgage finance meant that the expected spring boost in the residential market failed to materialise, it has been suggested. The latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) found that transaction and activity levels in the country remained depressed in more

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Housetree bucks the trend

The housing market suffered a two year low for sales according to Rics, the surveyors´ trade body, its estate agent members had managed to sell just 14.2 properties on average over the past three months, making it the quietest period for sales since June 2009. Rics spokesman Ian Perry said: "The UK housing market continued more

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