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NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

NORTHERN POWERHOUSE

The so called Northern Powerhouse cities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool have joined the Bangkok, Lisbon and Berlin at the top of a list of global property investment hotspots, according to a new ranking report. These cities could soon also be joined by Newcastle and Seattle at the top of the table, offering the best […]

Mortgage market bounces back

Mortgage market bounces back

Mortgage approvals bounced back in January – despite the base rate hike to 0.5%. Some 67,478 mortgage applications were approved, which is the highest number in six months, according to the Bank of England. Remortgage numbers also ticked up on the month to 49,242, though this remains below the recent high of 54,010 in November. […]

Single buyers find affordable homes in the north

Single buyers find affordable homes in the north

The most affordable areas for single home buyers to buy a one-bed flat in England and Wales outside London are revealed in a new Zoopla survey. Newcastle-under-Lyme topped the list, with buyers typically needing to sacrifice 10.84% of their monthly wage in mortgage payments there. The entire top five is comprised of northern locations, with […]

House buyer demand up by 37%

House buyer demand up by 37%

Demand from prospective buyers looking for new property jumped up over 37% last month, according to new figures from NAEA Propertymark, which also show that a busy New Year also saw more homes put up for sale. However, NAEA suggests increased competition looks set to take its toll this year, with sales to first-time buyers […]

Vince Cable: Halt right-to-buy

Vince Cable: Halt right-to-buy

Sir Vince Cable has called for a halt to the government’s right-to-buy policy, describing it as the key reason for the “catastrophic shortage of homes” in England. The leader of the Liberal Democrats said that there must be “an immediate pause” on the scheme for both councils and housing associations until the homes that have […]

5 minutes with Adam Dockley

5 minutes with Adam Dockley

A few questions answered, to get to know us better… ”Based on vibrant Brick Lane, Adam Dockley heads up the eponymous estate agency, Dockleys. Formed in 2016, he created the independent agency after working in the industry for over two decades. His office doesn’t have strict boundaries – but deals mostly with east and south-east London. […]

Retired hold £1.1trn in property wealth…

Retired hold £1.1trn in property wealth…

The Mail’s Jo Thornhill offers insight into equity release plans, highlighting research from a financial planner which suggests housing wealth among the retired stands at more than £1.1trn. She also looks at how older homeowners are increasingly releasing equity in their homes to help give younger family members a leg up onto the property ladder. … […]

Tracking the trends

Tracking the trends

The Times considers modern trends in housing and the benefits they may offer. These include: home sharing co-living schemes prefab properties and micro homes Elsewhere, the paper looks at attempts to make new build homes more appealing, with a property expert saying: “What new-builds are accused of lacking, in comparison to older properties, is ‘character’, but developers are […]

Homes with character pull in buyers

Homes with character pull in buyers

Despite an overall slowdown in prime property demand and prices, those with character and quality remain sought after. “There has been discounting happening to get new developments sold, particularly when it comes closer to completion,” says a property specialist. “Yet what has been most popular is anything with character and heritage.” Even though the number of […]

Corbyn: Labour will buy homes for rough sleepers

Corbyn: Labour will buy homes for rough sleepers

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the party will help the homeless by buying 8,000 homes “to give immediate housing” to those who need it. There are now around 5,000 people living on the streets around the country, a 15 per cent rise on the same period in 2016. Speaking on theBBC ‘s Andrew Marr Show […]


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