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Lifespan gap ‘widening between rich and poor’

Lifespan gap ‘widening between rich and poor’ The gap between the lifespans of rich and poor people in England and Wales is rising for the first time since the 1870s, researchers have suggested. Everyone is living longer but rich people’s lives are extending faster, the City University London study says. Better life expectancy narrowed the […]

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn a year in UK

‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5bn a year in UK, says L&G Lending from parents to help their children get on the UK property ladder will amount to £5bn in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G). L&G says it means the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will help to finance […]

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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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It’s all set to go very quiet on the sales front.

House prices are set for a slowdown following the buy-to-let buying rush. The RICS says that uncertainty will be fuelled by Stamp Duty changes, a weaker pound, Brexit and devolved elections. The RICS says that only 17% of its members expect to see house prices rise over the next three months, compared with 44% in […]

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Welcome to The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre

Based in a former Red Cross Hospital in Chorlton, South Manchester, The Edge is a little theatre with big aspirations. Launched in 2011 with award winning actors Julie Hesmondhalgh and Mark Rylance as its Patrons, the 70 seat venue is both a receiving and a producing house, with a particular interest in theatre for children, […]

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Nothing like it since before the crash

Nothing like it since before the crash – property sales soar ahead of Stamp Duty hike. The property market sprang into life during March with the highest number of home sales since 2007, data from LSL Property Services this morning revealed. Its latest House Price Index for March recorded 80,000 property transactions and found house […]

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First-time buyers spring into action as landlord

First-time buyer activity surged in March. Connells Survey & Valuation says it carried out 41% more valuations for first-time buyers compared with February, and 15% more than in March 2015. Altogether, it says the total number of valuations carried out last month was up 8% year on year, and up by 21% compared with February. […]

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Mortgage rates fall to record lows for Buy-to-let

Buy-to-let landlords have dealt with the prospect of the end of mortgage interest relief and increasing Stamp Duty costs in recent weeks, but finally there could be some good news. Rates for buy-to-let mortgages have fallen to record lows, according to comparison website Moneyfacts. The average two-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage has fallen from 5.21% […]

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Annual house price inflation tops 10% – but it may

Annual house price inflation tops 10% – but it may have peaked. House prices in the three months to March were 10.1 per cent higher than in the same quarter a year earlier according to the latest figures from the Halifax – but some market analysts say the market may now have peaked. Prices rose […]

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Is 10 years too long to fix a mortgage?

There’s been a recent rise in low rate 10 year mortgages available for home buyers, but are they a good thing? The Money Advice Service has broken down the pros and cons. Ten year mortgages – the pros and cons Getting a mortgage will probably be one of, if not the biggest financial decisions you’ll […]