Property NEWS
WHAT DOES THE BUSIEST-EVER HOUSING MARKET MEAN FOR YOU?

Friday April 30, 2021

Homes are selling at the fastest pace ever recorded right now, which is pushing up average asking prices for properties. Wednesday 7th April saw a record of 9.3 million visits to Rightmove in a single day, while last month home-hunters spent more than two billion minutes on the site. More houses have sold within the […]

STAMP DUTY DEADLINE: LAST-MINUTE RUSH TO COMPLETE DRIVES £17BN OF SECOND FOME AND BUY-TO-LET SALES IN TWO WEEKS

Tuesday April 27, 2021

The stamp-duty stampede to buy second homes led to £17 billion of house sales across the UK over the last two weeks – £5.4 billion of which were in London. Around £3.4 billion of properties were exchanged yesterday alone, a 141 per cent increase on the same day last year, as solicitors cancelled holidays and […]

FIRST TIME BUYERS FEEL THE BOOST AS LENDERS LAUNCH 95% MORTGAGES WITHOUT GOVERNMENT BACKING

Saturday March 27, 2021

The low deposit lending market may finally be opening up after the pandemic hammered it a year ag When Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for a mortgage guarantee scheme in last month’s Budget it was hailed as a lifeline for first-time buyers. Some of the biggest banks in the UK have already signed up to the scheme, which […]