HOUSE PRICE GROWTH SETTLES at 2% in SEPTEMBER…

The latest data and analysis from Nationwide has revealed that the UK housing market saw a small uptick in house prices during September, rising 0.3% after being seasonally adjusted. According to the figures, house price growth has settled at 2%, partially recovering form the previous months crash. However, it wasn’t good news for the whole of the country as The…

TMW cuts buy-to-let rates and expands limited company range…

“These changes are designed to support a wide range of landlords, helping them to access a greater choice of competitive rates and to manage their cashflow. ” Nationwide’s buy-to-let arm, The Mortgage Works, is reducing rates on selected two-year mortgages by up to 0.65%, as well as expanding its limited company offering and extending cashback across its entire let-to-buy range….

Do You Need Planning Permission for Garden Buildings?

There’s never been a better time to time to update your garden, whether that’s with some new plants, outdoor furniture, or a new shed or greenhouse. While on paper, putting up a shed might seem straight forward, experts urge Brits to consider planning permission and government rules when it comes to outdoor buildings. Outbuildings such as sheds and summerhouses can…

Zoopla’s have begun listing rental properties on Facebook’s Marketplace

Property portal Zoopla have begun listing their rental properties simultaneously on Facebook’s MarketPlace, the social platform’s answer to both Ebay and Craigslist. Zoopla has said its deal will upload 300,000 homes to rent onto MarketPlace, making it in one go the largest rental property platform outside of the big three portals in the UK. Figures on how many people use…

4.8 MILLION CONSIDERING BECOMING A LANDLORD IN 2018…..

4.8 MILLION CONSIDERING BECOMING A LANDLORD IN 2018….. 9% of UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let mortgage in 2018, meaning an extra 4.8 million people could become landlords in 2018, according to Sainsbury’s Bank research. Of those taking out or considering a buy-to-let mortgage, over a third (35%) said a change in income had inspired…

FIRST-TIME BUYER NUMBERS ON THE UP!

Halifax has reported that first-time buyer numbers have hit their highest amount for a decade, increasing more than double the 10% rise for all buyer types.   The lender found that across Britain the average price of a typical first-time buyer property has out-performed the overall housing market.   First-time buyers are now putting down record deposits for their first…