Category Archives: Housing Market

Houses near an Amazon warehouse see a boost to their value, says new research

Local house prices can experience a boost from the arrival of an Amazon warehouse, according to new research. A study conducted by Opinium on behalf of Paragon Bank found that, on average, towns around the UK saw an average 11% … Continue reading

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The top 5 most in-demand property hotspots in towns and suburbs

Two notable things have happened to the UK property market over the past 18 months since that first lockdown in March 2020:

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The 5 best university towns and cities for buy-to-let properties in the UK

University towns and cities can make ideal places for buy-to-let (BTL) properties. According to figures from the House of Commons, there were 2.46 million students attending higher education institutions during the 2019/20 academic year.

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Five years on, how has Brexit impacted the UK property market?

It’s been more than five years since the UK decided to leave the EU, confirmed by the referendum held on 23 June 2016. In the last five years, the Brexit debate has rattled on, as debates over “hard”, “soft”, or … Continue reading

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5 interesting things the pandemic has taught us about the housing market

Covid has been a shake-up for pretty much every industry and sector imaginable, as lockdowns prevented trade and forced many businesses to furlough staff over the past year and a half.

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*******STOP PRESS ****** 95% Mortgages re-launched today

First Time Buyers can get on the property ladder with a 5% deposit. Ahead of the Government backed scheme, that 6 lenders will be part of, Accord Mortgages have launched a 95% loan to value product this morning. It is … Continue reading

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3 things that could affect your mortgage in 2021

The year 2020 was one that many people would rather forget. The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc on our day-to-day lives, affecting our health, happiness, and finances. One sector that experienced its fair share of ups and downs was the housing … Continue reading

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6 top tips to speed up the home-buying process

Finding your dream house is just the first of many steps in the home-buying process. In Scotland, it usually takes six to eight weeks between making an offer and being handed the keys to your new pad. In England, around … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of buying a new-build home

If you want to live in a house that’s brand new and spotlessly clean, you might be tempted to buy a new-build home. Figures compiled by Zoopla suggest the new-build market is starting to bounce back after coronavirus put a … Continue reading

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5 questions to ask yourself if you’re unmarried and buying a house

Like an increasing number of couples in the UK, you and your partner might be considering buying your first home without getting married. This could be because you want to get a foot onto the property ladder as quickly as … Continue reading

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