Want to be on Selling Houses with Amanda Lamb?

Primetime Channel 4 series ‘Selling Houses With Amanda Lamb’ are currently making an episode in Derby and surrounding areas, and are looking for sellers and properties in the  £180,000 to £240,000 and £280,000 to £330,000 price brackets that could benefit from:

– Expert home design advice from Amanda Lamb
– £1000 budget to do a home makeover (sellers can spend this however they like – on the house!)
– Styling from the design team
– A viewing from a genuine buyer at the end of the programme Continue reading

Retirees choose to rent by the sea as property prices soar

The average price of a home in Britain’s seaside towns has risen by a third over the past ten years, according to research by Halifax, which is leading many older people to rent by the sea when they retire, says Peter Girling, Chair of Girlings Retirement Rentals.

Halifax found that the average seaside property price is now £208,729 compared to £159, 522 in 2005, with the UK’s most expensive seaside town Salcombe in Devon with an average price of £672,874, followed by Sandbanks in Dorset with an average of £614,726. Continue reading

House prices continue to increase more quickly than average earnings

House prices in the latest three months (February-April) were 2.2% higher than in the preceding three months (November 2014-January 2015) according to the latest Halifax House Price Index April 2015.

The quarterly rate of change decreased for the first time this year following three consecutive rises and compares with 2.6% last month. Continue reading

18% rise in mega deals across Europe

International real estate advisor Savills latest Market in Minutes states that there has been an 18% increase in mega deals, those over €100 million, year on year in Q1 2015.

Additionally, the firm has also found that portfolio transactions have increased by 23% year on year accounting for more than two thirds of the value of all mega deals and 45% of the total transaction volume. Continue reading

New housing registrations up 18% in the first quarter of 2015

New house building figures released today by NHBC for Q1 2015 show that more than 40,000 new homes were registered in the UK during the first three months of the year, an increase of 18% on the same period last year.

In total, 40,281 new homes (30,691 private sector; 9,590 public sector) were registered, compared to 34,163 (24,428 private sector; 9,735 public sector) registered during Q1 last year. Continue reading