Tue 25 Mar 2014
So far 2014 has been action packed in the property world, with house prices continually on the up and George Osborne announcing new measures in the budget that will affect the entire housing industry.
A survey from Halifax has found that over 50% of people think that 2014 is going to be a good time to sell a property, demonstrating an increase in confidence in the property market.
This is ...read more
Tue 18 Mar 2014
If you are casually hanging around with PS1.8 million pocket and wondering what on earth to do with it, then when it comes to the property market, you have two choices: buy a three bedroom house in London or buy 25 three bedroomed houses in Scotland.
A survey by Hometrack covered 376 council areas around the country and found that a family home in the London borough of Kensington and Chelse ...read more
Wed 12 Mar 2014
If you are thinking of selling your home soon, then you are going to want to get as much for it as possible and squeeze the pennies out. With the average house price rising rapidly over the last year, adding as much value to your home as possible before selling it is a great idea.
You don't want to renovate the whole house, as that would defeat the point if the extra value gained didn't ...read more
Tue 11 Mar 2014
Improving your credit score is not about being passive - in fact the complete opposite - you have to be savvy to improve your score. People who are active in improving their credit score tend to have higher and better credit scores. There are a number of things that you can do to significantly improve your score very quickly and see a change in those vital numbers.
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Thu 06 Mar 2014
According to property researchers at Hometrack, the price of homes in over half of England and Wales has increased for February. This is the highest proportional increase in England and Wales since 2004 and goes to show that the housing market is improving. This is the first time this has occurred for more than half the country at one time for over a decade.
The survey, which tracks postcod ...read more
Mon 03 Mar 2014
The stock market can be unnerving, with low rates and a high level of volatility, people often back away from any potential situations that could result in a loss of money. A property however, is one asset that the majority of people feel more comfortable with.
Property investment can appear to be a very attractive long term financial venture, as the majority of people will buy and sell a p ...read more
Tue 25 Feb 2014
A penthouse in Hyde Park, London, is now the most expensive rental property in England, after it was put on the market for a whopping PS200k a month. The owner of the vast apartment has broken rental records with this figure - approximately one and a half times the average London salary.
The five bedroom apartment is located in the most expensive block of flats in the world, of which comp ...read more
Wed 19 Feb 2014
The price to rent a house in London is becoming increasingly varied depending on where your preference to live is. Recent figures have shown that there is now a whopping PS4,411 difference in the asking rents across the capital between the cheapest and the most expensive houses.
According to data from the Move with Us Rental Index, the most expensive borough to rent a property in is K ...read more
Tue 18 Feb 2014
Your home is the most important purchase you will ever make in your life and it will most likely be your biggest asset, this means it is vital that you have the best home insurance plan to protect it. There are tons of different options and plans available, you just need to make sure that you choose the best one for you.
Some deals might sound great but not be suitable for your property, so ...read more
Tue 18 Feb 2014
There are so many different options when it comes to choosing a mortgage, and for first time buyers it can be a really daunting prospect. You've finally made the decision to jump head first onto the property ladder and put down your roots, but financially where do you begin?
Not only do you have to work out which mortgage will work out as the cheapest in your situation, how much interest yo ...read more