Thanks to you, Propertytalk Live! has enjoyed another hugely successful year and seen exceptional growth in the number of people visiting the site.
And that’s not all – the number following us on Twitter alone has soared and now stands just short of 25,000 which we think is phenomenal. Continue reading
With Christmas fast approaching the Downton Abbey festive special is already causing a stir.
The return of the Crawleys and the, now confirmed, appearance of George Clooney means the Edwardian blockbuster is the talk of the Christmas TV Schedule this year. Continue reading
With the countdown to Christmas well underway reduce your seasonal stress by helping your rental property run like clockwork with these five simple time-saving solutions from Belvoir…
1. Organise and order
Organisation is key to being a time-savvy landlord… Continue reading
UK house prices increased by 10.4% in the year to October 2014, down from 12.1% in the year to September 2014 according to latest data from the ONS.
House price annual inflation was 10.8% in England, 5.7% in Wales, 4.9% in Scotland and 4.9% in Northern Ireland. Continue reading
Latest figures released by ESPC, the leading property marketing company in East Central Scotland, show that activity in the property market in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife has continued to strengthen as 2014 draws to a close.
Between September and November the number of sales recorded by ESPC rose by 19% on an annual basis bringing sales to their highest level for the period since 2007. Continue reading
Scottish property prices jumped 0.7% (or £1,200) in October, as market confidence returns according to the latest LSL Scotland House Price Index.
The average house price in Scotland now stands only £717 below its pre-recession peak in May 2008. Continue reading
Lending to higher LTV borrowers fell 12% year-on-year, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.
November had the smallest number of higher LTV borrowers since October 2013. There were 8,250 house purchase approvals to borrowers with deposits worth 15% or less of their property’s value in November 2014 – 12% lower than 9,379 a year ago. Continue reading
Towns and cities such as Oxford and Brighton have overtaken areas of London as the most unaffordable places in the country to rent, the National Housing Federation has revealed.
Research shows that Three Rivers in Hertfordshire is now the most unaffordable place outside of the capital to be a private renter – with private rent swallowing up more than half of people’s hard earned wages. Continue reading
The latest Lloyds Bank Family Finances report reveals feelings towards the economy are growing evermore positive across all household types.
Although people still feel negative overall, the percentage balance of opinion on the country’s financial situation has significantly increased, growing more positive, since the last autumn statement from -54% to -35%. Continue reading
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the announcement by the Chancellor in the Autumn Statement of the reform of stamp duty land tax away from the current slab structure to a marginal system. The CML has long argued for such a reform.
CML director general Paul Smee comments: Continue reading