Annual house price growth retreated back into single figures as house prices paused in December according to new data from LSL Property Services/Acadata.
Values in London & the South East cooled, while price growth across other regions remained steady. Continue reading
Almost a million more people in England rent their home than they did five years ago, and new research shows that many of them are stuck in a cycle of short-term lets that leaves them unable to put down roots or plan for the future.
The National Housing Federation has found that private renters are now nine times more likely to have moved in the past year than homeowners, and reveals that more than one in four (28%) private renters feel that they can’t put down roots because they might have to move again soon – rising to almost one third (32%) among renters with children in the household. Continue reading
House prices in the last three months of 2014 (October-December) were 0.3% higher than in the previous three months (July-September 2014) according to Halifax as weakening demand slowed growth.
This quarterly rate of increase declined for the fifth consecutive month and was the lowest since November 2012 (-0.3%). Continue reading
Scotland’s urban Private Rented Sector shows little sign of levelling off according to the latest quarterly report from Citylets.
Figures to the end of December 2014 show that national rents have risen 7.9 per cent in the last year to stand at an average of £732 per month. This contrasts with just one per cent growth in the preceding year. Continue reading
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