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Is a home in London still desirable?

Is a home in London still desirable?

More people are leaving London and prices in the capital are rising slower than elsewhere in the UK. Does London life still have something to offer? Christina Neal weighs up the pros and cons of living in the big smoke. London has seen the slowest rise in property...

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Rightmove reveals Brits’ dream home

Rightmove reveals Brits’ dream home

The property website asked prospective buyers what their ideal home would be and found that space, convenience, and a coastal location all came up trumps. We’ve all heard of the phrase ‘dream home’, but what does it mean to you? For some, it could simply mean the...

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House prices hit a record high

House prices hit a record high

New figures released by Halifax on 7 September show that prices are rising, and consumer confidence is returning after what we hope was the worst of the pandemic. House prices hit a record high in August according to Halifax, with the average house prices now standing...

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People are moving house for many reasons

People are moving house for many reasons

You might think the stamp duty holiday was largely to blame for the property market boom but not so, according to The Resolution Foundation. Many people have different property needs now. The house price boom in the last year wasn’t caused mainly by the stamp duty...

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The cheapest and most expensive areas of the UK revealed

The cheapest and most expensive areas of the UK revealed

The housing market has boomed in the last year, but some areas have grown in value far more than others. Londonderry tops the list as the most affordable. Here’s the lowdown on the cheapest and most expensive areas in the UK. Halifax has released a list of the most...

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Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

Mortgage rates are hugely competitive

There’s never been a better time to get a mortgage or move house where interest rates are concerned. Here’s what you need to know… If you’re thinking of getting on the property ladder or moving from your existing property, now is a good time to take out a new mortgage...

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Halifax House Index reports a small price increase for July

Halifax House Index reports a small price increase for July

While many property industry experts predicted the market would ease up slightly after the end of the first phase of the stamp duty holiday in June, it’s encouraging to see the market is still healthy. Halifax has reported a small price increase for July. Although...

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The housing market is still busy

The housing market is still busy

July showed a small drop in house prices but there are various reasons why the market may remain busy for the rest of this year. House prices have dipped very slightly in July according to Nationwide. After prices achieved a record high of 13.4 per cent in June...

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‘How I coped with the pressures of the pandemic’

‘How I coped with the pressures of the pandemic’

A recent survey of the financial sector showed that many women have suffered from stress and anxiety. Our founder, Monica Bradley, managed to stay positive and grow her business during the pandemic. She shares her top tips for remaining focused and positive in a...

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Property market predictions for the rest of 2021

Property market predictions for the rest of 2021

Wondering what will happen to house prices now the stamp duty holiday is being gradually phased out? We asked some property experts for their views, including one of our own experienced mortgage advisers The first phase of the stamp duty holiday ended on 30 June....

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