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Residential property transactions hit 18-month high

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The volume of residential property transactions reached an 18 month high last month, the latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs has revealed, with 104,590 transactions recorded in June, up 3.2 per…

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£100m funding boost for house builders

The Government has pledged to match the £50 million promised by Lloyds Banking Group in October to help increase the supply of needed new homes across the country, the Housing Minister Brandon…

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Airbnb makes a step closer to lettings market

The US-based home sharing website Airbnb, which enables its users to search through a database of over a million homes worldwide and 25,000 in the UK, has this week launched a professional…

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First-time buyers still better off than tenants

First-time buyers are £742 a year better off than those who rent, according to a new study by Halifax. The annual figures from the Halifax are based on the average monthly buying…

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Summer in the cities

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The Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index has found that annual house price inflation plateaued at 10.2 per cent in June, the same level as May 2016, but still ahead of 6.9…

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Fracking sites will put off 64% of buyers, research claims

The government’s recent decision to give fracking the green light in Lancashire has been attacked by various groups including local communities, farmers and environmentalists. But now perhaps agents should be worried about…

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