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Virtual tours become a reality on..

The three main UK property portals are now offering virtual tours through their listings. Zoopla, Rightmove and OnTheMarket have all now incorporated functionality to allow 3D tours using the Matterport technology. The technology was tested by Zoopla last year and incorporated over the course of this year, while Rightmove has rolled it out across all […]

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Manchester unveils proposals for new world-class cycling and walking route..

Proposals for one of the country’s most ambitious cycling and walking routes have today been unveiled as part of Greater Manchester’s plans to deliver the UK’s largest network. The Manchester to Chorlton cycling and walking route is being proposed by Manchester City Council, the One Trafford Partnership, Transport for Greater Manchester and Greater Manchester’s Cycling […]

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Pound rallies as May tipped to win confidence vote..

The pound has risen amid speculation that Prime Minister Theresa May will win the vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening. The currency is trading 1.4% higher against the dollar at $1.2660 and 0.9% higher against the euro at €1.1132. On Tuesday the pound hit 20-month lows against the dollar on reports that […]

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UK house price rise ‘slowest for six years’..

Annual growth in UK house prices slowed to its lowest rate for six years with property values barely changed from a year ago, a major lender has said. The Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group – the UK’s biggest mortgage lender, said prices rose by 0.3% in November compared with a year earlier. House prices […]

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Pound falls further after Brexit vote delayed..

The pound’s fall has accelerated after the prime minister confirmed she would defer the vote on her Brexit deal. Sterling had already slumped 1% earlier in the day on reports of the delay, but fell further as Theresa May addressed Parliament this afternoon. At about 16:00, it was down almost two cents against the dollar […]

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How the Chorlton & Old Trafford markets have changed in 20 years..

Since 2000, we’ve seen a property boom, a credit crunch, a recovery and the rise of the renter, to name but a few of the changes which have shaped the market. Seasons come and go, families move in and out and prices rise faster and more slowly. But how has our local housing market changed […]

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What do homebuyers in Chorlton and Old Trafford really look for?..

If you have ever sold your home, you will be all too familiar with the pressure to make the property look tip-top in time for a viewing. Your home must appeal to the most likely type of person to buy it, so it’s vital to understand a bit about the demand profile in your area. […]

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What will Brexit mean for house prices?

Expert house price predictions for before Brexit and beyond. Whether you’re a staunch remainer or avid Brexiteer, there’s no denying that the UK’s impending exit from the EU has caused property market jitters – and the current turmoil at Westminster is doing nothing to calm nerves. The Brexit deal that Theresa May has negotiated has […]

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Our House Price Index – Rightmove..

Overview The price of property coming to market falls by an average of 1.7% (-£5,222) this month. It is the norm for new seller asking prices to fall at this time of year to attract buyers who are increasingly distracted by the run-up to Christmas. However, this is the largest drop in the month of […]

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Energy firms likely to miss smart meter deadline, warns Which?..

Large energy suppliers will need to triple the number of smart meters they are installing to meet a 2020 deadline, consumer group Which? has warned. It said firms would need to install 30 smart meters a minute, every day, for the next two years to replace the 46 million existing meters. At present, large energy […]