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Buy to let changes for 2019 – Plenty to ponder

As 2018 draws to an end, there has been much to reflect upon in the buy to let market. There is plenty for landlords to ponder heading into 2019, as Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker, Commercial Trust, explores an evolving market.
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Brits deck the halls with festive home improvement frenzy

With Brits expected to spend £4.5 billion shopping by the first Saturday of December, £29.6 Billion is set to be lavished on home improvements – not on presents under the tree – according to new research from AA Financial Services. The new homeowner research dispels the myth that...
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Why Millennials can’t climb the property ladder

With the average semi-detached house costing £225,674 in the UK, the housing crisis has left many of those within the younger generations short of an opportunity to own their own home. As the UK experiences a widening generational wealth gap, research from credit comparison experts TotallyMoney uncovers how...
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Are buy to let rates set to rise in 2019?

Andrew Turner, chief executive, at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, urges landlords to take advantage of current low rate deals, whilst they are still available. A quick look at the firms buy to let mortgage comparison table reveals some historically low rates for both tracker...
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BPF submits real estate Sector Deal proposal to government

The British Property Federation (BPF) has submitted a Sector Deal proposal to government on behalf of the real estate industry. The announcement follows today’s publication of the government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper – and of the first three Sector Deals committing industry and government to achieving the Industrial...
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Fears of a ‘massive’ global property price fall

Property prices have climbed to dangerous levels in several advanced economies, raising the risk of massive price falls if markets overheat, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Catherine Mann, the OECD’s chief economist, said the think-tank was monitoring “vulnerabilities in asset markets” closely amid...
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Why a house price crash is on the cards in 2017

House price growth is a constant in many people’s minds. The idea that they could fall seems unlikely according to homeowners who have enjoyed a long period of profiting from bricks and mortar. However, things could be about to change. Just as during the credit crunch there was...
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Business leaders urge government to tackle UK housing crisis

Business leaders have urged the government to tackle the housing shortage by expanding the rental sector and creating incentives for older homeowners to vacate large properties. The CBI set out 10 recommendations to get more people into suitable housing ahead of the publication of a white paper by...
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