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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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Zoopla release prospectus and confirm member offer

Following Zoopla Property Group’s (ZPG) recent announcement of its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, it has released its prospectus and has confirmed that the exclusive Member Offer is now open, allowing its agent and developer members to subscribe for shares in the Initial Public Offering (IPO)...
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Lifetime cost of UK household is more than £1.8m

The average UK household will cost a total of £1,802,000 (or £29,000 a year) to run over the course of a lifetime, according to new analysis by Prudential of the ONS Family Spending Report. The figures show that household costs fluctuate over time, with annual costs peaking at...
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