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26 per cent fewer young people are homeowners now than in 1991

With house prices having steadily increased since the financial crisis in 2008, properties are more expensive now than any time in living memory. But with salaries increasing at a much slower rate, buying a property has become significantly harder over time, analysis from MoneySuperMarket has found. That’s true...
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UK property demands are changing: how should investors respond?

by Tom Brown, Managing Director at Ingenious Real Estate. Housing needs in the UK are changing amid declining levels of home ownership and lifestyle shifts. Rather than the traditional ‘buy-and-hold’ model, residential housing needs are shifting towards developments that are built for rent and aimed towards a specific...
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“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove.
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Buyers better off than renters within 5 years

Homeowners with mortgages pay £316 more on average per month compared to those renting equivalent properties, according to property website Zoopla. The average monthly rental across the UK currently stands at £865 per month versus an average monthly mortgage repayment of £1,181.
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House buyers count the cost of quick viewings

People looking to buy a house in a highly competitive market are spending less time on property viewings and potentially missing out on signs of maintenance issues that could cause them financial pain down the line, according to new research from Aviva. Home buyers in the past year...
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