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The Top 10 Property Hotspots for the Next Decade Have Been Revealed

Wed 30 Sep 2015

Experts have revealed the top ten places in the country where house prices are likely to boom over the next ten years. All the locations listed are in England and are a mixture of cities and commuter towns. Surprisingly, London is not on the list, and Manchester centre takes the top place. All ten of the hotspots have a mixture of property types and prices, with some offering detached prope ...read more


Which of Britain’s New Towns are the Most Popular and Expensive to Live in?

Tue 29 Sep 2015

After the Second World War it was clear that Britain needed some new towns, and the government introduced a program to construct new conurbations where there hadn't previously been any. During the next 25 years, 32 new towns were built, based on the idea that the people of Britain should have well-designed and carefully thought out cities to live in. The towns were spread out across the c ...read more


The Best University Towns for Buy-to-Let Investment

Wed 09 Sep 2015

As teenagers start to pack up their belongings and head off to the next part of their life at university, many parents will find they need to contribute towards the price of student accommodation, whether it's in halls of residence or later down the line in a student house. Many parents feel that instead of wasting money paying a private landlord, they would be better off buying a house f ...read more


The Best Place to Raise a Family in England Has Been Revealed

Mon 07 Sep 2015

If you are planning on starting a family soon or are simply looking for somewhere nice to move your brood to, there are lots of different things to take into consideration, before deciding where to go. If you have children, then you need to consider public transports, schools in the area, local facilities, and more. New research has found that the North West of England is actually the best ...read more


How to Successfully Share Costs With Your Housemates

Mon 24 Aug 2015

Living with other people is a great way to split costs and create a nice home where you don't live by yourself. The only tricky situation that can arise with new housemates though is how you are going to split the bills and get them all paid on time. There will be a range of different things that need paying for, including your council tax, rent, Internet, gas and electricity, and water. ...read more


Where in the Country can you Find the Happy Balance of Desirability and Affordability?

Wed 19 Aug 2015

It's all very well working out where the most affordable places in the country are to live, but unfortunately the reason they are usually the most affordable is because not that many people want to live there. Using house-price-to-income ratios and the Life Satisfaction Index from the Office of National Statistics, Hamptons have put together a map that shows exactly which areas of Britain ...read more


Does Your Street Name end in “Lane?” If it Does Then Your House Might be Worth More

Thu 13 Aug 2015

According to a new study, homes on "lanes" are worth around a fifth more than the average house price. The research found that a property address containing the word "lane" has an average value of PS245,906 - this is 22% more than the typical price of a property in the UK. The study, which was carried out for Barclays by property market specialists, Hometrack, found that an addres ...read more


New Happiness Index Finds Best and Worst Places to Live in Britain

Thu 06 Aug 2015

The beautiful North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate has now been crowned the happiest place to live in Britain for the third year in a row. The annual survey from Rightmove asks people how happy they are with their home and their local community. The report also found that those living in Barking & Dagenham were the least happy with where they lived, and the area was voted as the least ...read more


Are Continually Soaring House Prices Creating Generation Rent?

Mon 27 Jul 2015

According to a new report from PwC, over half of 20-39 year olds will still be renting property from private landlords rather than owning their own homes ten years from now. PwC predicts that total owner occupation will be down to just 60% by the year 2025 - that's 10% less than the number of owner occupied houses just before the financial crisis. House price increases of 5% a year an ...read more


Britain Now Has More Property Millionaires Than Ever Before

Mon 20 Jul 2015

According to new figures, more than half a million people in Britain are now estimated to be property millionaires  - this is twice the amount there were three years ago, and the highest figure ever to be recorded. The number of people who own a home worth at least PS1million has risen by 8.3% to 524,306 in the last year. Zoopla's property rich list states that there are now 10,958 s ...read more