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Prices set to rise in transport hotspots

Halifax Estate Agents has said that parts of south-east England and London which are currently enjoying lower-than-average house prices could experience the strongest price growth in 2008.


31 Dec 2007
Prices set to rise in transport hotspots
2008 will not herald major price falls

Predictions of doom and gloom in 2008 are wide of the mark, according to one expert.

28 Dec 2007
2008 will not herald major price falls
Insulation for the nation in 2008

Millions of homes throughout the UK are not properly insulated, meaning that many people are missing out on huge energy savings.

27 Dec 2007
Insulation for the nation in 2008
Scotland sees impressive price growth

The largest property price growth was witnessed in Montrose, Scotland throughout 2007.

24 Dec 2007
Scotland sees impressive price growth
Two early rate cuts predicts Rics

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) believes that the base rate of interest will be cut to five per cent early next year.

21 Dec 2007
Two early rate cuts predicts Rics
Rental demand soars

Landlords are benefiting from increased demand for rented accommodation.

21 Dec 2007
Rental demand soars
Graduates can get a mortgage

Mortgage lenders are not being put off from lending to professionals and graduates, even if they have bad credit.

20 Dec 2007
Graduates can get a mortgage
House prices to stabilise in 2008

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) believes that house prices will level out over 2008.

20 Dec 2007
House prices to stabilise in 2008
Three interest rate cuts in 2008

Homeowners may find themselves in a far better financial position in 12 months' time.

20 Dec 2007
Three interest rate cuts in 2008
High rents boost for landlords

Landlords continue to benefit from high tenant demand and increasing rents.

18 Dec 2007
High rents boost for landlords
Landlord confidence remains

UK landlords remain confident about the future prospects of the sector.

18 Dec 2007
Landlord confidence remains
1% house price rise next year

The average property price in the UK is set to rise by one per cent in 2008.

17 Dec 2007
1% house price rise next year
Professional tenants attractive to landlords

Most landlords prefer having professional tenants because they are able to pay more rent.

14 Dec 2007
Professional tenants attractive to landlords
Rollout of Hips is complete

Home information packs (Hips) are finally a mandatory part of the home-selling process for all properties in England and Wales.

14 Dec 2007
Rollout of Hips is complete
CML attacks sub-prime report

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has slammed a report from Citizens Advice, which accused the sub-prime mortgage industry of acting irresponsibly.

13 Dec 2007
CML attacks sub-prime report
Money to be made in buy-to-let

There is still money to be made in the buy-to-let property market, according to the Building Societies Association (BSA).

12 Dec 2007
Money to be made in buy-to-let
Confidence high among landlords

Confidence remains high in the buy-to-let property market, despite some recent negative reports.

12 Dec 2007
Confidence high among landlords
Investors can benefit from letting to students

Student properties offer good investment opportunities for buy-to-let investors, according to Assetz.

11 Dec 2007
Investors can benefit from letting to students
Prices rise and correction unlikely

House prices rose marginally in October, according to the latest Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) House Price Index.

11 Dec 2007
Prices rise and correction unlikely
Benefits of Hips highlighted by Ahipp

Home information packs (Hips) will benefit the property market and make it easier for first-time buyers (FTBs) to purchase a home.

10 Dec 2007
Benefits of Hips highlighted by Ahipp
November sees prices rise

Property prices in England and Wales increased by 0.5 per cent between October and November.

07 Dec 2007
November sees prices rise
Buy-to-let remains successful

The UK buy-to-let market has been successful and will remain so in the future, according to the Association of Residential Lettings Agents (Arla).

06 Dec 2007
Buy-to-let remains successful
London prices set to rise

Prime central London homeowners can expect to see the value of their properties increase by around five per cent in the new year.

06 Dec 2007
London prices set to rise
Base rate U-turn

Leading economist Howard Archer believes that the base rate of interest will be cut on December 6th.

05 Dec 2007
Base rate U-turn
Price rises anticipated in the new year

Homeowners have been told that they can expect to see the value of their properties increase in 2008.

04 Dec 2007
Price rises anticipated in the new year
Empty homes on the decline

The number of empty homes fell between April 2003 and the same month in 2006.

03 Dec 2007
Empty homes on the decline
Being close to family important to British homeowners

Homebuyers like to be close to their friends and family when they move.

03 Dec 2007
Being close to family important to British homeowners




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