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UK Faces Biggest Housing Stock Shortage since 2015, Zoopla Reports

The housing crisis in the UK has reached new heights, with one of the country’s leading property sites having highlighted the growing disparity between supply and demand. According to the latest Zoopla monthly House Price Index, the market is facing its biggest stock shortage since 2015. Zoopla reported that while […]

Home-Ownership Costs Now Exceed £18,000 per Year on Average

As average house prices continue to break records in all regions of the UK millions are facing the prospect of never owning their own homes, mortgage rates continue to hover at all-time record-lows but the costs associated with home-ownership are also on the up. According to research conducted by GetAgent, […]

The UK’s Private Rented Sector is now Worth More Than £1.4 Trillion

With more first-time investors setting their sights on private rental properties than ever before, the total combined value of the sector has skyrocketed to an all-time high. According to Shawbrook Bank’s newly-published The Changing Face of Buy-to-Let report, the Private Rented Sector (PRS) in England, Wales and Scotland is now worth more than £1.4 trillion. The figures […]

How much it Costs to Live at the Top of a Local Housing Market

Average house prices are all well and good, but they do not necessarily give an accurate indication of how much you can expect to pay for a home. Even when narrowing things down to city-wide averages, there are enormous disparities from one postcode to the next. Over the past year, […]

UK Property Sales Reach an All-Time High, But For How Long?

New data suggests that overall UK property sales hit an all-time high in June following several months of unprecedented gains. However, market watchers are warning that we may be seeing the peak of the housing boom, which could be followed by a series of subsequent declines over the months to […]

British Homes Cheaper to Rent Than Buy for the First Time Since 2014

For the first time in almost seven years the average British home is now cheaper to rent than buy. In all but four areas of the UK, monthly outgoings are now slightly lower for private renters than those purchasing similarly priced properties. Property prices are being pushed to new record-highs […]

The Ups and Downs of Investing in Holiday Rental Properties

With international travel having taken an unprecedented nosedive, 2021 has become the year of the ‘staycation’. In turn, demand for desirable holiday rental properties has skyrocketed in dozens of popular regions across the UK. Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, interest in buy-to-let investments for holiday lettings was steadily increasing. […]

Average House Prices Increase at Fastest Rate Since 2004

The phasing out of tax incentives offered in the form of a temporary stamp duty holiday was predicted to lead to a notable decline in housing demand toward the end of June. According to the latest figures from Nationwide, last month’s housing market performance exceeded all realistic expectations. Average UK […]

Housing Market Is on Fire, Says Andy Haldane

The chief economist of the Bank of England has spoken of the positive effects of several government incentives for homebuyers, describing the current state of the UK Housing market as “on fire”. Coupled with additional savings accrued during lockdown, Andy Haldane said that the stamp duty holiday was fuelling demand […]

Female Applications for Specialist Finance Soars Due to the Pandemic

Bluestone Mortgages have released interesting statistics regarding the applications they have been receiving, in particular from women, between October 2020 and March 2021, showing a rise of 38% in individual female cases requiring specialist lending solutions. There was also a significant increase of 37% in applications for joint female borrowers […]

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