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Buy-to-let valuations grow against the market in January

Published on 12/02/2015 By Tomas

  Published by Mortgage Finance Gazette on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 by Vanya Damyanova   Buy-to-let was the sector to stand out in January marking a rise against the general housing market decline, the latest Connells data shows. While overall property valuations fell by 4 per cent on the month and by 23 per cent […]

October saw a further dip in property valuations in the UK

Published on 21/11/2014 By Tomas

  Published by Property Wire on Monday, 17 November 2014   The UK housing market has now cooled following a pick-up in valuations activity in September with October seeing the total number of valuations fall by 20%, new data shows. However, on an annual basis, housing market activity decreased by 10%, an improvement from a […]

Higher property taxes will cool the housing market

Published on 31/10/2014 By Tomas

  Published by MoneyWeek on Monday, 27 October 2014 Merryn Somerset Webb   I have a friend who has been trying to sell a central London flat for eight months. Another has had a large house on the market for six months. They can’t understand why these one-time money machines aren’t selling. What happened to […]

First-time buyers should be wary of new mortgage schemes

Published on 29/06/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Independent on Sunday, 26 June 2011 by Chiara Cavaglieri   The latest methods to get people into the housing market will be suitable for some buyers but there are a few pitfalls. Chiara Cavaglieri reports   It has been a red-letter week for the UK property market, with the Government’s FirstBuy initiative […]

Property’s ticking time bomb

Published on 13/01/2011 By Tomas

Published by Globrix on Tuesday, 11 January 2011   We’ve long known that Britain’s typical family is getting older and smaller, but what you may not have realised is that this demographic transformation is likely to have a big impact on the housing market. According to local government projections, the number of UK households will […]

Housing market confidence warning

Published on 10/01/2011 By Tomas

Published by The Press Association on Monday, 10 January 2011   Confidence in the housing market has fallen to its lowest level for two years as people worry about Government spending cuts and the ongoing problems in the mortgage market, a survey suggested. Only 54% of homeowners think house prices will increase in the coming […]