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First-time buyers contribute to increase in activity in Scotland says Your Move

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Latest Your Move House Price Index Scotland June 2017 published in August 2017  headlines ‘Scotland house price growth outpaces England & Wales.’ Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding areas drive the market in Scotland, average house prices up 0.5% in the month to £175,941 and 4.6% annually, transactions up 8% in June. First time buyer demand and […]

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RLA calls on the Government to include rent payment history as a standard feature when calculating credit scores.

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) is calling for rent payments to be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own. In a recent survey the RLA found that over 60% of landlords out of almost 3000 asked would support such action. The RLA is writing to the […]

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Comment from Shelter on the Grenfell inquiry terms of reference announced yesterday

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Shelter’s comment on the Grenfell inquiry terms of reference announced yesterday 15th August 2017. Shelter’s chief executive Polly Neate, said: “The Grenfell fire was the most horrifying reminder in generations of the stark injustice of our housing crisis. Not only must nothing like this happen again, but also it must be allowed to act as […]

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Especially high number of loans for first time buyers in June according to UK Finance

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News release published by UK Finance yesterday 15th August 2017 headlined ‘First-time buyer activity continues to grow in June’ reveals,  June mortgage lending trends show month-on-month and year-on-year increases in house purchase, buy-to-let and remortgage activity. On a seasonally adjusted basis, lending to first-time buyers and home movers remained relatively unchanged month-on-month, but there were […]

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Sleeping rough…. I haven’t told Mrs Q yet says Russell Quirk of eMoov:

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A very recognisable character and one that usually causes many a stir in the industry, Russell Quirk is trying to help re homelessness in the UK, and I am sure that this time round we can all agree on the positives of this incentive – Sleeping rough by Russel Quirk: Sleeping rough…. I haven’t told Mrs […]

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Annual UK average house price increase of 4.9% according to HPI June data

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The UK House Price Index (HPI) from HM Land Registry for June 2017 published today shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The June data shows: An annual price increase of 4.9% which takes the average property value in the UK to £223,257. House prices have risen by 0.8% since May 2017. […]

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The national average price rising slightly slower than inflation says Home.co.uk

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Home.co.uk today released their Asking Price Index report August 2017 headlined ‘The West and North Prosper while London and the South East Weaken’. Home prices dip by 0.1% month-on-month but remain up 3.3% year-on-year. Greater London prices drop 0.8% this month but are 0.4% higher than in August 2016. Whilst the overall picture is one […]

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Rental growth in london turned positive in July according to Countrywide

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Countrywide plc Monthly Lettings Index July 2017 released today headlines ‘Rate of rental growth doubles’ The annual rate of rental growth in Great Britain doubled between June and July to 2.2%, driven by a turnaround in the London market. Rental growth in london turned positive in July following eight months of falls. A shortage of […]

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Housing market pauses for breath in July according to Your Move

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The latest Your Move England & Wales House Price Index (HPI) July 2017 headlines ‘Housing transactions pause for summer holidays.’ The housing market paused for breath in July, dipping 0.2%, reducing the annual rate of house price inflation to 2.9%. On an annual basis, the average house price in England and Wales rose by £8,433 […]

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Shelter comments on New Government figures on homelessness.

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Shelter comments on new Government figures showing 14 renters per hour at risk of eviction​. New figures from the Ministry of Justice published last week reveal that: In the last twelve months, 50,909 private renting households in England were put at risk of eviction – equivalent to 127,273 renters, or 14 renters per hour. A […]

 

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