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Homebuyers advised to carry out a survey

An expert has urged homebuyers to have a survey done before they buy a property.

29 Oct 2010
Homebuyers advised to carry out a survey
First-time buyers 'should adopt a positive attitude'

An expert has claimed first-time buyers should be more optimistic about the housing market.

28 Oct 2010
First-time buyers 'should adopt a positive attitude'
Expert: Prospective buyers should check for structural damage when viewing property

A specialist has urged homebuyers to check for any signs of structural damage when viewing a house.

27 Oct 2010
Expert: Prospective buyers should check for structural damage when viewing property
Mortgage lenders to remain cautious?

An expert has claimed mortgage lenders will take a guarded approach to borrowers for the remainder of this year.

27 Oct 2010
Mortgage lenders to remain cautious?
Eco-mortgage launched

A construction firm has launched a new eco-mortgage, in a bid to get those who build their own homes to ensure they are energy-efficient.

26 Oct 2010
Eco-mortgage launched
Tenants seeking energy-efficient properties?

An expert has suggested would-be renters will opt for energy-efficient properties when they are viewing dwellings to lease.

26 Oct 2010
Tenants seeking energy-efficient properties?
Rise in million pound property sales in Scotland

A survey has revealed Scotland has seen a 36 per cent increase in the number of domiciles sold that are worth £1 million or more.

25 Oct 2010
Rise in million pound property sales in Scotland
Property market in London to grow?

An expert has claimed the housing market in London is set to grow over the next 12 months.

25 Oct 2010
Property market in London to grow?
Lack of mortgages 'forcing people to rent'

A specialist has suggested more people are being forced to rent, as they cannot get a loan to buy a house.

22 Oct 2010
Lack of mortgages 'forcing people to rent'
Expert: Property is overpriced

An expert has claimed property is too costly, preventing many people from getting on the housing ladder.

22 Oct 2010
Expert: Property is overpriced
Realistic pricing 'is vital' when selling a house

A specialist has suggested realistic pricing will ensure a quick transaction for those selling their property.

21 Oct 2010
Realistic pricing 'is vital' when selling a house
Housing cuts 'would affect FTBs'

An expert has claimed cuts in housing would make it a lot harder for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder.

21 Oct 2010
Housing cuts 'would affect FTBs'
'Huge difference' between buyer and seller property pricing

A huge gap exists between the prices that people are asking for when they are selling their homes and the number of buyers currently looking for an abode, one expert has suggested.

20 Oct 2010
'Huge difference' between buyer and seller property pricing
Tenant demand 'still strong'

Tenant demand for private rented property has showed no signs of slowing down, a new survey has indicated.

20 Oct 2010
Tenant demand 'still strong'
House buyers 'less likely to purchase a haunted domicile'

A report has suggested a haunted house will have more viewings, but prospective buyers are more likely to turn down a domicile that has been associated with ghosts.

19 Oct 2010
House buyers 'less likely to purchase a haunted domicile'
Expert: Only use engineers on Gas Safe Register to perform gas work

An expert has suggested new homeowners should only ever use engineers who are Gas Safe Registered if they need gas work carried out.

19 Oct 2010
Expert: Only use engineers on Gas Safe Register to perform gas work
Homebuyers to choose properties with a garden?

Individuals who are looking to purchase a house may want to ensure the abode they go for has a decent sized garden, if the comments of one expert are anything to go by.

18 Oct 2010
Homebuyers to choose properties with a garden?
Rental properties 'in demand'

Landlords are increasing the rates at which they let out their properties due to the current high levels of demand, it has been suggested.

18 Oct 2010
Rental properties 'in demand'
House prices 'should not be over-inflated'

House prices should reflect true market value and should not be over-inflated, one expert has stated.

15 Oct 2010
House prices 'should not be over-inflated'
First-time buyers 'will find it difficult' to get on the property ladder

First-time buyers (FTBs) will struggle to get on the property ladder for a long time to come, it has been suggested.

15 Oct 2010
First-time buyers 'will find it difficult' to get on the property ladder
Remortgaging activities 'will pick up in 2011'

Remortgaging activity will probably increase next year as many homeowners come off short-term deals, one expert has suggested.

14 Oct 2010
Remortgaging activities 'will pick up in 2011'
Interest-only mortgages 'could disappear from market'

If interest-only mortgages disappear from the market it would be a "shame", it has been claimed.

14 Oct 2010
Interest-only mortgages 'could disappear from market'
First-time buyers 'need more assistance'

First-time buyers (FTB) are continuing to lose out despite strong sales across the property market in September, a new survey has indicated.

13 Oct 2010
First-time buyers 'need more assistance'
London "offers best prospects" for property investors

Landlords in London have the "best prospect" for rental growth over the next five years, it has been suggested.

13 Oct 2010
London "offers best prospects" for property investors
Buyers 'will want' energy-efficient homes

Demand from buyers for energy-efficient homes will certainly grow in coming years, one specialist has noted.

12 Oct 2010
Buyers 'will want' energy-efficient homes
Estate agents feeding sellers "unrealistic expectations"

The property market is experiencing a standoff between the asking price and the amount buyers are willing to pay, it has been observed.

12 Oct 2010
Estate agents feeding sellers "unrealistic expectations"
First-time buyers to benefit from LTVs of more than 90 per cent?

Unless lenders offer mortgages with loan-to-values (LTVs) higher than 90 per cent, first-time buyers (FTB) will not be able to get on the property ladder, one expert has claimed.

11 Oct 2010
First-time buyers to benefit from LTVs of more than 90 per cent?
Measures to protect tenants 'are standard practice'

Measures to protect tenants if their landlord defaults on their mortgage payments have become common practice, one specialist has observed.

11 Oct 2010
Measures to protect tenants 'are standard practice'
Mortgage market reforms could leave many "frozen out"

Proposals to reform the mortgage market could leave some potential borrowers "frozen out", it has been claimed.

08 Oct 2010
Mortgage market reforms could leave many "frozen out"
Property prices have dropped

Individuals who are trying to get on the property ladder may benefit from the drop in house prices.

08 Oct 2010
Property prices have dropped
Living with friends 'can cause conflict'

It may not be a wise idea to move in with a pal, after a new survey revealed 56 per cent of Brits have admitted they have fallen out with friends while staying with them.

07 Oct 2010
Living with friends 'can cause conflict'
Professionally-renovated properties 'are selling well'

Properties that are "tastefully" and "professionally" renovated are selling at a premium across the UK, it has been claimed.

07 Oct 2010
Professionally-renovated properties 'are selling well'
Investing in a second property may help some couples

More couples are living apart, with many doing so because one has a job working away from home, while the other stays put with the children, it has been suggested.

06 Oct 2010
Investing in a second property may help some couples
Home improvements may benefit those selling their home

Property owners who are considering putting their dwelling on the market may benefit from carrying out some home improvements, one expert has indicated.

06 Oct 2010
Home improvements may benefit those selling their home
Is it more difficult for first-time buyers to purchase a house?

It is more difficult for first-time buyers (FTBs) to get on the property ladder than it was a few years ago, one specialist has claimed.

05 Oct 2010
Is it more difficult for first-time buyers to purchase a house?
Halifax to give mortgage customers cash for energy bills

Individuals who take out a mortgage with Halifax will be given £500 to use towards their gas and electricity bills.

05 Oct 2010
Halifax to give mortgage customers cash for energy bills
More dwellings sold in Ilford

Ilford is England's leading property sales hotspot, a survey has indicated.

04 Oct 2010
More dwellings sold in Ilford
Buy-to-let market boosted by return of Paragon?

The return of Paragon to the buy-to-let mortgage market should increase competition among lenders, it has been suggested.

04 Oct 2010
Buy-to-let market boosted by return of Paragon?
Homebuyers urged to check for subsidence when viewing properties

Homebuyers are being advised to check for subsidence when viewing properties.

01 Oct 2010
Homebuyers urged to check for subsidence when viewing properties
North-south property price divide to widen?

The gap between property prices in the north and south of England will widen due to impending government cuts.

01 Oct 2010
North-south property price divide to widen?




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