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House price growth slowest for almost six years, says Nationwide..

UK house prices grew at an annual pace of 0.5% in December, the Nationwide building society has said, the slowest annual rate since February 2013. The lender says uncertainty over the economic outlook appears to be undermining confidence in the market. London and surrounding areas saw a small fall in house prices in 2018. Northern […]

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UK house prices: Will the value of your home change in 2019?

Relatively few properties were put on the market in the UK in the last year. Even fewer featured their own library, music room and orangery. This estate in Cheshire does. It is dominated by a six-bedroom house but also has its own leisure suite, three cottages, and even a separate shower and cloakroom for the […]

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‘Super Saturday’ fails to boost retailers..

The so-called “Super Saturday” before Christmas saw an incremental boost in shoppers, according to latest data from retail experts Springboard. High Street footfall rose by 1% on last year, and was up 6.9% on the previous Saturday, figures show. However, overall footfall still declined by 0.7% on last year. “It was a bit of a […]

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Don’t wait to put your home on the market after Christmas..

OnTheMarket.com suggests top tips on how best to prepare your home for winter viewings If you’re thinking about getting Christmas out the way before putting your home on the market, you could miss out on interest from the many house-hunters who use the festive season to search for a new home. Helen Whiteley, Commercial Director at OnTheMarket.com, […]

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OnTheMarket brand awareness leaps..

OnTheMarket brand awareness leaps almost a third as more searchers tap it into Google.. OnTheMarket has raised its brand ‘health’ – measured by Google searches – by 31%. In contrast, although Rightmove remains the best known of over 200 property businesses, it has actually dropped 6% in searches, labelled in a new report as ‘brand demand’ […]

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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 […]