Housing supply back on the increase as house hunters stay serious

Last month saw an increase of nearly ten percent (9.6 percent) in the supply of houses coming on to the market, according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA). Figures from the NAEA September Housing Market Report showed a leap in properties entering the market, up from an average of 52 in August to.. read more →

25 Oct 2013
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Help to Buy 2 launches

A landmark £12billion scheme to help thousands of people buy a home of their own will be officially launched today by the Prime Minister and Chancellor. High Street banks including Natwest, RBS, Halifax and Bank of Scotland will start offering new Help to Buy mortgages this week. And today Virgin Money has also confirmed they.. read more →

25 Oct 2013
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North West Business Award Nominations

Please spare 2 minutes to vote for Rainfords Chartered Surveyors for best customer service and best property company in the North West. Nominations are open until 31 October 2013 http://www.liverpoollifestyleawards.co.uk/nominate.html read more →

21 Jul 2013
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Asking prices hit their highest ever

Asking prices hit their highest ever, says Rightmove Monday 20th May 2013 New records have been set in sellers’ asking prices, Rightmove said this morning. The average asking price of a property new on the market is touching £250,000 for the first time, while in London it has soared past the half a million pound mark.. read more →

21 May 2013
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House prices up 0.3pc in April

House prices grew by 0.3% during April with London continuing to drive growth, the latest Hometrack National Housing Survey has revealedHometrack believe that the fundamental indicators of a healthy property market are back in place in London with the capital driving the overall rise in house prices. Its latest monthly survey shows that house prices.. read more →

01 May 2013
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May 2012 RICS Housing Market Survey

Activity stalls as temporary stamp duty boost fades Price balance improves but remains negative • Activity runs out of momentum • Outlook becomes increasingly uncertainThe May 2012 RICS Housing Market Survey shows the price trend to still be negative, albeit a little less so than in April, with most activity indicators at best flat or turning a little softer… read more →

05 Jul 2012
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Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

RICS December 2011 UK Housing Market Survey Sales activity remained relatively firm during December and an increasing amount of new stock came onto the housing market, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey (09 January 2012). The average number of completed sales per surveyor* in the three months to December was 15.2. While slightly.. read more →

15 Jan 2012
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Property Prices in England and Wales continue to fall

Land Registry’s Property Prices in England and Wales The Average Price of a property in England and Wales is now £159,999 as at the end of October 2011. The Monthly change in October in England and Wales was a reduction of 0.9%. The Annual change to October in England and Wales was a reduction of.. read more →

14 Jan 2012
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RICS reminds buyers of the importance of a home survey

For many people, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions they will ever make. However, by failing to commission a survey before purchase, homebuyers across England and Wales* are risking potential bills running into thousands of pounds. According to RICS research, a quarter of all homebuyers who fail to have a survey are.. read more →

13 Jan 2012
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A mortgage valuation for is not a survey – buyers should be warned says RSPA

Mortgage Finance Gazette (MFG) has reported that the Council of the residential Property Surveyors Association (RSPA) has written to Hector Sants, chief executive of the Financial Services Authority, calling for an investigation into the advice mortgage lenders give their borrowers regarding valuations and surveys. MFG state that in the letter the RSPA asks that the.. read more →

12 Jan 2012
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