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Will the property market slow down

The last few years have seen a sharp hike in house prices across the country, but can this rise be sustained? While recent data from the Land Registry shows house prices were up by 12% since April last year, some believe we’re heading towards a slowdown.

Published in Magazine on 4 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Lower interest rates for high EPC-rated properties 

  The Real Estate Finance division of Secure Trust Bank has launched a new funding initiative to encourage investment in energy-efficient homes.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

1 in 10 homes currently selling within a fortnight 

  Are you thinking of selling soon? You’re probably wondering how long the process will take.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Seller activity is rising as prices continue to grow 

There’s been a 14% increase in houses coming to the market in recent weeks as sellers look to capitalise on record asking prices.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How the government intends to help first-time buyers

In a recent speech, Boris Johnson committed to helping first-time buyers overcome the hurdles faced when securing their first property.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

What’s happening in the UK property market?

  After two years of extreme market activity, you’d be forgiven for thinking the tide is ready to turn.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Home insurance guidance for tenants 

If you’re planning to rent soon, you might be focusing on the upcoming move, not tackling paperwork.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

How to improve your home’s EPC rating

Upgrading your property to become more energy-efficient can make long-term financial sense in terms of reducing bills.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

High demand forces rental prices to increase

  Low supply and soaring demand fuel high prices for both the sales market and the private rental sector – a truth that makes itself felt by landlords and tenants.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

UK house prices hit a record high

With inflation reaching 9%* and the cost-of-living crisis undermining consumer confidence across the board, it may be surprising that the average UK house price recently hit a record high.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

More landlords are needed to help tenants find homes

You may have heard how well the sales market has performed over the past couple of years, pushing prices up 12.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

Bringing the outdoors in

Nature is fantastic for our mental and physical health, and being around plants and animals has many proven benefits, such as reducing stress and increasing oxygen supply.

Published in Magazine on 2 August 2022 by Marketing Team

More first-time buyers are investing in buy-to-let properties

Figures from an independent finance broker have revealed a 5% increase in the number of first-time buyers applying to purchase a property on a buy-to-let basis, rather than as a home to live in.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Rental market growth: Latest update

According to the latest UK Rental Market Report, commissioned by a popular property portal, there has been strong year-on-year rental growth across most regions of the UK.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Section 21 evictions are to be banned

The government recently announced the launch of its new Rental Reform Bill, with the primary goal of protecting tenants and providing them with access to secure living means.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Prices hit record high for fifth consecutive month

Recent data released by a popular property portal shows the average price of a property coming to the market has hit a new high of £368,614.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

What makes the perfect tenant? 

Having a positive relationship with your landlord is important when renting a property.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Help to Buy deadline brought forward

Since launching in 2013, the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme has helped thousands of people to buy their first home.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Three improvements buyers are looking for in a property 

When it comes to selling your home, there is nothing you want more than for your buyers to love your home as much as you always have.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

What is fueling the ongoing house price growth?

House prices nationwide are continuing to rise at rapid rates, and although there is a low supply of stock, there was a slight increase in new homes coming to the market in June.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

How has the housing market changed in 2022? 

You may have heard that the housing market is still going strong after the pandemic boom, but things have changed since Covid restrictions tapered off.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Is renting long-term becoming more popular?

Recent research suggests good news for private landlords.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

The ultimate guide to renting a property in the UK

If you are thinking about renting your first home, there are a few things to consider before you even begin your property search.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Going Green: Buyers save 52% on energy bills

  With the cost of living on the rise, it comes as no surprise that we are trying to cut costs in as many places as possible.

Published in Magazine on 30 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Rental reforms on the way: the abolition of Section 21 and more

Mark Brayfield explains the proposed changes to the private rental sector and how they will affect both tenants and landlords

Published in Lettings on 20 June 2022 by Mark Brayfield

New Nottingham branch now open

Tim Downing talks us through the launch of our new Nottingham branch on Bridlesmith Gate in the heart of Nottingham City Centre

Published in Company News on 8 June 2022 by Tim Downing

Our event for first time buyers is happening this Saturday

Thinking of buying your first home? Come along to our Sleaford branch this Saturday for free advice from the experts

Published in Company News on 7 June 2022 by Kevin Scrupps

Housing supply starts to improve

  This month, property search portal OnTheMarket published its Property Sentiment Index, offering insights into how things might be changing.

Published in Magazine on 5 June 2022 by Marketing Team

1 in 4 households are making home improvements

The last few months have seen energy prices soar and household budgets squeezed.

Published in Lifestyle on 5 June 2022 by Marketing Team

Ten steps to finding your perfect home

If you are searching for a home, you will want to follow these steps to help you along the way.

Published in Magazine on 5 June 2022 by Marketing Team
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