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Savers ‘devastated’ in August as rates fall below

Millions of savers have been left “devastated” by further cuts in interest rates during August, according to analysis from Moneyfacts. The average easy access rate fell below 0.5% for the first time, while cash Isa rates fell below 1%. It follows the Bank of England’s decision to cut base rates by 0.25% on 4 August, with the […]

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North beats South as UK house price growth divide

Ashift in house price momentum is underway in the UK, as southern cities start to slow down with the north taking their place at the top of the leaderboard. Glasgow has emerged as the city with the fastest growing quarterly house prices, according to Hometrack’s monitor of the biggest 20 cities in the country. Prices there rose 5.2pc in […]

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House price growth defies post-Brexit

House prices jumped this month, defying all post-Brexit predictions of a slowing market, according to Nationwide.Asking prices increased in August by 0.6pc compared to the previous month despite evidence that the housing market has slowed recently, due to the referendum and stamp duty increases on buy-to-let and second properties.Annual growth increased to 5.6pc in August from 5.2pc in July, […]

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L&G moots new mortgage ‘marketplace’

Individual investors could help ease Britain’s housing crisis via innovative investment structures, according to insurer Legal & General, as it eyes further inroads into the property sector.The insurance giant sees potential for a marketplace that matches individual lenders with homebuyers, and cites its own research which suggests a quarter of people would consider investing in other people’s property […]

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NAEA chief warns that brick shortages could

A shortage of bricks has helped push up house prices, the National Association of Estate Agents claimed this morning, and could lead to a “lifetime” of high house prices and falling levels of home ownership. The organisation said that the UK needs 1.4bn bricks in order to resolve the housing shortage. That is the equivalent […]

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JP & Brimelow the professional!

The NAEA are among the UK’s leading professional bodies within the property industry and JP & Brimelow are one of the 13,500 members that adhere to the strict rules of conduct to ensure that we offer the highest level of integrity and service, while the NAEA qualifications meaning you the public can be sure they […]

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New Build Properties

Buying a new property rather than an older home may not have occurred to you. But it shouldn’t be ruled out as there are many advantages. A distinct advantage of buying a new property, especially if you are a first time buyer, is the lack of a chain. You will be buying from a developer, […]

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House Viewing

It is likely to be the biggest purchase you will ever make, so ensuring you ask the right questions when viewing a potential new home is essential. The NAEA has five key tips to remember when viewing a property: Spend some time thinking about what it is you want from your new home – What […]

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Why is Champagne Usually Much More Expensive than Prosecco

This is certainly a question that many of us find ourselves asking, especially when we are planning that wedding or an important event or standing at the bar / supermarket checkout with our credit card ready to pay the bill! I would say it is exactly like most things in life, just as if you […]

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Some taking ‘too much’ from pension pots, ABI warn

A minority of those aged 55 and over are withdrawing too much from their pension pots, the industry has warned. However, after the first full year since pension freedoms began, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said most people were being sensible. Well over half of those withdrawing money from their pots in the first […]