UK housing market

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Will house prices rise after Brexit? Yes, especially if you live up north

The prediction for what house prices will do after Brexit? Experts say they are set to rise in the next five years, most dramatically in the North of England Will house prices rise after Brexit? Even a month ago, the more appropriate question seemed to be: will house prices crash after ...

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Property sells fastest in Scotland, new study shows

Property in the UK is taking almost two weeks longer to sell than last year, now at an average of 114 days nationwide, a new study shows. Homes in Oxford, one of the least affordable cities in the UK, take the longest to sell, staying on the market for an average ...

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The UK’s hotspots where employment is pushing up rental prices

Research by lettings management platform Howsy has looked at how employment rates impact rental growth and where is home to the best mix of above-average employment and healthy rental increases for landlords. The latest data on employment levels from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings across the UK shows that ...

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Average UK rents reached an all-time high in August

The average rent in the UK reached an all-time high of £970 in August, up by 2.4% on the same time last year, according to the latest lettings index. When London is excluded, the average rent in the UK is £802, this up by 2% year on year while in the ...

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Weak pound opens door to expat investors

If you have just returned home from a holiday overseas, you will know all too well about the impact of the struggling pound. But just as a weak pound has made it more expensive for you to buy dinner or hire a car, it has made UK property far more affordable ...

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Scotland’s property market reaches 11-year high ahead of Brexit

Scotland’s property market has soared to an 11-year high ahead of Brexit, research indicates. Property transactions worth more than £8 billion were recorded between January and June this year, the best for this six-month period since 2008, according to Aberdein Considine’s quarterly property monitor. High sales in the second quarter, from April ...

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Rental Homes Finding Tenants at Record Speed in Great Britain

Rental properties in Great Britain are being snapped up faster than ever, according to a report Monday from Hamptons International. From January to July, it took an average of 20 days for a home to be rented across England, Scotland and Wales. That’s three days quicker than during the same time ...

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House prices expected to grow in Scotland throughout year

House prices across Scotland continued to grow last month and industry experts expect that trend to continue throughout the year, according to new figures. The monthly RICS Residential Market Survey shows sales went up from +25% back in June to +45% in July. Respondents to research show 72% more respondents expect house ...

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Home sales jump as looming Brexit deadline unleashes pent-up demand

The fast-approaching Brexit deadline and lower house prices have spurred buyers into action, with home sales rising 6.1 per cent on last year, according to August data from Rightmove. Asking prices fell but less than is usual in August when many people are on holiday, dropping 1 per cent on the month ...

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Guide to property investment in Manchester

In the latest of a series of city property investment guides, we examine property investment in Manchester… Manchester is a city with a rich heritage, strong cultural and sporting ties and a healthy economy. And over recent years, the jewel of the Northern Powerhouse has grabbed investment opportunities for infrastructure, housing ...