PROPERTY

House prices expected to drop in 2023

House prices expected to drop in 2023

Halifax is expecting property prices to drop in the new year but says the price rises during the pandemic were some of the biggest the market has ever seen. The lender predicts that UK house prices will fall next year by around 8%. However, it says that forecast...

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Bank of England base rate goes up to 3.5%

Bank of England base rate goes up to 3.5%

The Bank of England has just announced a base rate increase from 3% to 3.5%. The rate increased from 2.25% to 3% last month and has consistently risen in the last year. The base rate has increased again – this time from 3% to 3.5%. The base rate is the interest rate...

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7 things to think about when buying a new build home

7 things to think about when buying a new build home

Tempted by the idea of buying a brand-new home that doesn’t need any work? Read on before you commit… New build homes have seen increased demand recently, which is understandable, as they can be more energy efficient, and there’s also the convenience of moving in and...

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5 key things to consider when choosing where to live

5 key things to consider when choosing where to live

Research published in 2018 claimed that people in small towns and rural areas are happier, but surely it’s about finding the right location to suit you and your lifestyle. Here’s five key things to consider before you relocate… Moving to a new location can be both...

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5 things to consider before becoming a landlord

5 things to consider before becoming a landlord

Becoming a landlord can be a great way to earn some extra income. But it's not for everyone. There are a lot of things to consider before taking on the responsibility. Here are 5 things to think about before you go to down the path of renting out your property… 1. Can...

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6 key things to think about when moving in with someone

6 key things to think about when moving in with someone

More people are choosing to live together, but it’s a big decision and not to be taken lightly. Here’s some key things to think about if you are planning to cohabit with a friend or a loved one. The number of people cohabiting has gone up. According to the website UK...

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Is now a good time to move house?

Is now a good time to move house?

There’s pros and cons to moving house right now. Rental costs have gone up, but so have mortgage interest rates, although there are still some good deals available. There's no easy answer when it comes to deciding whether or not now is a good time to move house. A lot...

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How to find the right property for you

How to find the right property for you

If you’re looking to move, you’ll need to consider the type of property you need and can afford and the type of area that would suit your lifestyle. Here’s how to make the right choice… When it comes to finding the right property, there are a number of key factors to...

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Don’t suffer from homebuyer’s remorse

Don’t suffer from homebuyer’s remorse

Looking to buy a property? Make sure you visit your desired place during different times of the day, and don’t be tempted to act in haste after a quick first viewing. The property market is currently busy, with more buyers than properties, and this might tempt you to...

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How can you tell if a buyer is serious?

How can you tell if a buyer is serious?

Selling your home? Want it to be as stress-free as possible? Here’s how to tell if someone is genuine about buying your property. The property market can be unpredictable at the best of times. We’re not necessarily talking about fluctuating house prices or...

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