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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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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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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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Downsizing windfall rises to over £100,000 in 2014

The latest Downsizers Report from Lloyds Bank shows how trading down from a detached house to a bungalow or a semi-detached house could raise a significant amount of cash. Those moving to a bungalow can free up £103,715 on average, with those moving to a semi-detached house standing...
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Energy companies hit rock bottom for customer service

New Which? research has found the Big Six energy suppliers are among the worst offenders when it comes to poor customer service, with Npower finishing bottom for the first time in an annual survey of the top 100 big brands. Which! asked 3,621 UK consumers which companies are...
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More than 20% of Zoopla members take up shares

Zoopla Property Group Plc (ZPG) will today float on the London Stock Exchange and the company has announced that over 20% of its agent and developer members have taken up their rights to purchase shares at a discount to the offer price in the company’s Initial Public Offering...
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