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Housing stock has risen 60% since 2005

Thursday 12 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

New data from the Halifax displays Britain's housing stock was worth an estimated £3.3 trillion in 2005, but has now risen to around £5.1 trillion. This rise is estimated at 53% over the last 10 years, even with most of that time being dominated by...

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The Government should authorise changes to prevent money Laundering

Wednesday 11 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

In a bid to battle money-laundering, The NAEA have joined forces with Transparency International to make major modifications to the sales/purchase process as it stands.Since the Channel 4 documentary 'From Russia with Cash’, a statement issued by...

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Areas expected to see the biggest house price increase by 2020?

 / Ruth Montia

Analysts at the property group JLL, have predicted the cost of the average home in the South East will increase by 26.4% by the year 2020. This is the fastest rate of growth of any region of the UK and is due to better job prospects, rising wages and...

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NHBC Toolkit to aid agents in selling new- builds

Tuesday 10 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

Research has been unveiled showing that agents who market new homes don’t always seen to be informed about the requirements in the NHBC warranty system. This has caused the National Home Building Council to help the National Association of Estate Agents...

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What is the future of interest rates?

Monday 09 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

The latest Bank of England data has been interpreted by commentators within the industry that interest rates may not rise early next year and that they may not even rise at all until 2017.In the quarterly Inflation Report produced by the bank, they...

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The market bounces back, but average house price increases

Friday 06 November 2015  / Ruth Montia

Halifax data indicates UK house prices are growing annually by 9.7% which they say "improving economic conditions" are behind the acceleration in values.The latest house price index has revealed the annual rate of growth has increased from 8.6% last...