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Breaking News …. Annual House Price Growth up 10.1%

PROPERTY prices have soared by an average of more than £20,000 in a year to reach a new record high, according to Britain’s biggest mortgage lender. The market has returned to double-digit growth for the first time in almost two years, says the Halifax house price index. Buyers competing on price as ...

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UK house prices rise at fastest annual pace since mid-2014 – Halifax

British house prices rose in March at the fastest pace in seven months, bringing price growth on an annual basis back into double digits for the first time since mid-2014, mortgage lender Halifax said on Thursday. House prices rose 2.6 percent in March alone following a 1.5 percent drop in February, ...

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Economists’ forecasts: Policies will not stop house price rises

FINANCIAL TIMES (2016) Government initiatives to support home ownership and build new houses will fail to have any real impact in 2016, with UK property prices expected to keep climbing. None of the 88 economists who responded to this question* suggested a general fall in prices — 54 said current policies would either ...

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Edinburgh House Price Up 7.1%

SCOTSMAN (2015)       A SPIKE in the value of city properties has created the perfect conditions for those looking to sell their homes, experts have said. House prices across the Capital soared by 7.1 per cent between September and November compared with the same period last year. And the value of properties across east ...

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Buy-to-let returns beat all other mainstream investments

TELEGRAPH (2015) Every £1 poured into buy-to-let in 1996 is now worth £15 – outperforming cash, bonds and shares over the same period, a new market study suggests. Buy-to-let investments have outperformed all major asset classes over the past 18 years, according to a study of the sector. As well as reflecting ...

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Head vs. Heart

FINANCIAL TIMES (2015) It’s a problem that many of us will ponder as we navigate the challenges of yacht parking in the Med this summer: what to do with the odd £700,000? Commodities may be sensible; poker has its pleasures – but property offers a flutter with long-term, tangible possibilities. On the ...

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Top tips for first time student renters

With the university term in full flow, many students will be looking ahead to secure their rental property for next year over the coming weeks. Most students won’t have dealt with a letting agent before, and although universities usually offer services to help students with their property search, there are several ...