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Sharp rise in new housing permissions

There has been a significant increase in the volume of housing permissions by local authorities in the last year, according to new figures published by the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) and Glenigan.…

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Agencies & People

Romans acquires Drummonds

The Romans Group last week announced another significant step in its expansion strategy with the acquisition of Drummonds in Caversham. Expanding its portfolio of estate and letting agencies has been high on…

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Products & Services

Sharp rise in 10-year fixed rate mortgage deals

The number of 10-year fixed rate mortgage deals on the market is continuing on a sharp upward trajectory to meet rising demand for longer-term home loans, a new study shows. Research from…

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Housing Market

Property rental prices rise 3% in 2014

Rents in the private rental sector rose by three per cent in 2014, six times the latest rate of inflation, the latest figures from Your Move and Reeds Rains, both of whom…

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Agencies & People

Agents announce major acquisitions

Carter Jonas has announced that it has agreed a deal to buy the New Square Holdings Group comprising two Cambridge based property companies, while Brown and Merry, which is part of the…

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Products & Services

OnTheMarket.com – countdown to launch

As more agents announce their support ahead of the great launch of OnTheMarket on Monday, it is clear that the decision making process has been complicated for many agents. The first decision…

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Housing Market

Annual home price growth falls – ONS

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that residential property prices rose by 10.4 per cent to an average of £271,000 in the year to the end of…

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Housing Market

Housing market continues to cool

The residential property market continued to slow in December, as lower demand led to the slowest rate of property price growth since the start of 2014. The annual rate of growth slowed…

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Housing Market

Scottish rents soar

Scottish rents rose sharply in 2014 as the market continues to see a definite trend for rented property in Scotland, new figures show. With many people struggling to raise the necessary savings…

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