York Chosen as Ideal Second-Home Destination in the UK



According to a recent poll in new homes portal whathouse.co.uk, York has become the most popular destination for a second home in the UK. The city was voted top by 66% of readers, followed by Devon with 9%, the Scottish Highlands with 7%, Bath and Cornwall tied at 5%, while my home town of Brighton could only manage a measly 4% of the vote.

London Home Prices to Hit £500,000 in a Decade



News that the average house price in London will reach £500,000 by 202o proves that not only becoming totally gentrified, but fairly well exclusive when all is said and done. According to the economic think tank Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr), the average price of a home in the city will have already climbed to £383,000 by […]

UK Housing Snapshot: Homes and Areas to Look At



Looking at what’s available on the UK housing market, it seems almost impossible the new home market there is so stagnant. What with GDP and other economic issues pressing government decision makers though, tight money has to be a consideration. Still, with prices at all time lows some experts feel it’s only a matter of time and percentage points before overseas money starts flowing freely.

Jones Lang LaSalle Tapped to Sell Battersea Beauty to World



On UK residential scene, Jones Lang LaSalle will reportedly be the International sales agents for the new Battersea Power Station development. Situated right on the Thames, the site is one of London’s most famous landmarks.

Rightmove Stats for October Show Boosted Price Index



Statistics from Rightmove in the UK show home pricing up there. Rightmove lists over 90 percent of all the homes for sale in the United Kingdom.

Raising Money for Your Home in 2012



First time buyers are facing lots of challenges at the moment, especially with economic climate being the way it is. Some of the challenges include raising finance, raising cash for a decent deposit and improving your credit ratings to guarantee a good mortgage rate. There are several things you can do to help this journey become easier and to help you in your dream of purchasing your first home. Here we’ll run through some options and advice you can follow, to improve your chances of securing your dream house as soon as possible.

5 Cheapest Towns to Purchase a 3 Bedroom House in the UK



In the breathtakingly beautiful area of Rhondda Valley, Wales, a three bedroom home with a terrace can be sold for as little as £25,000. Other homes in the areas of Mountain Ash, Trebanog and Cwmparc were all priced under £30,000. The Rhondda Valley area is most famous for its historical ties to the coal mining industry and the affects the closing of the pits had on the high unemployment rate in the 1990’s.

Should I Buy A Second Home?



Looking at the possibilities and concerns involved in purchasing and using a second home for holidays or rentals. What are the best choices and alternatives in the UK market?

UK Government To Revive Thatcher’s ‘Right to Buy’ Scheme



British Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg are set to announce new measures to revive Margaret Thatcher’s popular ‘Right to Buy’ scheme. This could enable up to 2 million social housing properties to be sold to their tenants at heavy discounts. The government wants to encourage current tenants to buy their […]

Director of UK Housebuilder Pledges to Sleep Rough for a Night in November



A director of one of the U.K.’s largest housebuilders has pledged to sleep rough for one night in November to draw attention to Britain’s housing shortage, which experts have predicted could leave over 20,000 people homeless by 2015. Sue Warwick, National Head of Sales and Marketing for Miller Homes has decided to experience sleeping rough […]

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