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Nov 22, 2010

OFT - Homes At Risk Because of Debts

The OFT is clamping down on lenders who tell customers to pledge their homes against non-mortgage debts.

Four providers have been ordered to "address concerns" about the way some consumer debts are enforced.

The regulator found that people are being forced to put their homes at risk for debts of as little as 600.

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Nov 22, 2010

Mortgage Lending Will NOT Recover

The BBC reports that banks and building societies do not expect any significant recovery in mortgage lending next year.

A new vetting process for mortgages, put in place by the FSA, could "cement in place restricted... lending".

The banks say that this tougher regime would have prevented half of recent borrowers from getting a mortgage.

The warning comes after figures showed new mortgages last month, at 12.4bn, were the lowest for a decade.

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Nov 21, 2010

Sell Properties Quickly, Sell Your House Quick Help

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Nov 10, 2010

House prices dragged down by lending and buyers

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors today said that it's latest survey shows house prices continued to be dragged down by constraints on lending and a shortage of buyers.

Available mortgage lending for first time buyers is one of the main obstacles keeping transaction activity low.

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Nov 4, 2010

Mixed Picture for House Prices

The Halifax says the picture for house prices is mixed.

Although house prices rose 1.8% in October..that followed a large price drop the previous month - 3.6% - the largest drop on record.

Looking at the three month comparison prices actually fell 1.2% - a similar picture to the Nationwide.

Like it or not the trend is down. As expected although the Halifax believes there will not be a sustained fall over the coming months..

However, we believe, that downward pressure will continue to apply if sellers continue to outweigh buyers.

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Nov 1, 2010

House prices fall 0.7%

According to the Nationwide's latest figures house prices fell 0.7% in October or 1.5% if the three month comparison is used. However the average house still costs 1.4% more than it did a year ago.

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Oct 12, 2010

Scottish House Prices Ahead of UK

House prices in Scotland appear to be recovering faster in Scotland than elsewhere in the UK.

One of the reasons appears to be a shortage of new properties coming on to the market.

It's feasible that people are bracing themselves for public sector cuts. With the Scottish economy particularly dependent on this sector, price rises may be temporary.

Accordingly firms of surveyors are expecting price falls in the coming months.

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Oct 12, 2010

It's A Buyers Market Say Surveyors

The latest survey by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors confirms that it's still a buyers market. 44% of its members said they had seen price falls in the last three months.

Prices will continue to be under pressure as sellers out numbers buyers.

A spokesman also said that first time buyers were in particularly short supply

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Sep 30, 2010

September house prices largely unchanged

House prices saw little change in September according to the Nationwide.

It's chief economist believes that low interest rates will continue to prop up demand for property even in the absence of readily available finance.

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Sep 20, 2010

Mortgage Lending at 10 year low

Council of Mortgage Lenders says mortgage activity plunged to a 10 year low during August and that the market remains exceptionally weak.

There is no doubt that mortgage lending remains weak for a number of reasons.

It is likely restrictions on mortgage lending at attractive rates are one of the key issues as well as homeowner confidence.

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Sep 20, 2010

Banks are not passing on rate cuts

Banks are not passing on rate cuts to borrowers says a Bank of England report. The report says the reason in part is that the banks are building in higher profit margins.

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Sep 14, 2010

First time Buyers still struggling for mortgages

First time buyers are the "engine" of the house market.

It is therefore worrying that the proportion of home loans taken out by new home buyers (34%)has dropped to its lowest level for three years.

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Sep 14, 2010

Experts say house prices WILL fall

According to the latest survey of RICS surveyors, 38% now expect prices to fall during the next three months.

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Sep 2, 2010

House prices fall for two consecutive months

House prices have now fallen for two consecutive months - the first time they have done so since February 2009.

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Aug 30, 2010

How to DAMAGE your house VALUE

An interesting read for a bank holiday Monday.

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Aug 30, 2010

First Time Buyers Frozen Out

The number of first time buyers actively looking to buy is about half the number needed for a healthy housing market.

According to Rightmove.co.uk, the house market is now relying on previous owners moving out of rented accommodation, and investors taking up the first time buyer slack.

All this against a backdrop of Government spending cuts, job losses and funding restrictions.

Our view is that property prices will feel downward into 2011 and beyond.

Funding remains a key obstacle for all housing market sectors.

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Aug 17, 2010

House price drop due to holidays

Website Rightmove, says that an over supply of property during the holiday season coupled with lending restrictions are leading house sellers to drop their asking prices.

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Aug 17, 2010

penalties for selling ex council property

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Aug 17, 2010

Can I trust a property agent?

We want to sell our house to retire abroad but our buyer pulled out. Since then the market has slowed and we have had few viewings but no offers. A property

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Aug 10, 2010

Tipping point for house prices

As we predicted, house prices are starting to fall with surveyors believing prices will fall in the coming months. Although falls may not be uniform throughout the UK, the downward trend has started.

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Jul 28, 2010

House prices now at 2006 levels in England and Wales

House prices in England and Wales are now at similar levels to those seen in the summer of 2006, according to the Land Registry.

During the last year all regions have seen an increase with London the highest at just over 12%. However there are signs that increases are slowing.

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Jun 26, 2010

How To Sell Investment Property Quickly To Raise Cash

How to sell investment property quickly to raise cash? Even if you do all the right things to maximise your chances of selling things can still go wrong..

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Jun 26, 2010

Are cheap hip packs any good - can i save money?

Reply: HIP pack prices can vary by as much as 300, so you can save money by shopping around. There tends to be more variation in price for HIPS for

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Jun 26, 2010

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when an offer is made what advice can the estate agent proffer? By Anon Your estate agent should be able to advise you on whether the offer is reasonable

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Jun 15, 2010

House price inflation is 10% says the Government

House price figures need careful interpretation.

New figures from the Departmentof Communities and Local Government suggests prices were just a tad over 10% higher in April than a year ago.

The question we should all be asking ourselves is..is this sustainable this year?

Figures to April are likley to have been influenced by the relatively few properties on the market compared to buyers.

Figures also released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders supports the view, as the number of mortgage loans granted fell 9% in April.

Even more worrying. The percentage of loans made to first time buyers was just 35% of the total - the lowest figure since September 2007.

So fewer loans, higher prices, more properties coming onto the market say the surveyors ...taken together it's likely to lead to pressure on prices later this year. How much depends on the economic news, Budget etc.

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Jun 15, 2010

Sales in Scotland still require a Home Report

For the avoidance of doubt. Home Information Packs (HIPs) have been abolished for England and Wales. However in Scotland, advertised properties still require a Home Report bought by the seller.


Jun 15, 2010

Does the abolition of HIPS boost sales?

More homes are being put up for sale in England and Wales because of the abolition of Home Information Packs (Hips), the latest survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors suggests.

We don't think this is the complete picture, since sellers confidence has been boosted by rising prices.

The survey also suggests that surveyors believe sales will pick up over the coming months.

Again we don't see this is obvious at all since sellers will out number buyers.

However they do acknowledge that prices will flatten as a result of changes to the supply/demand relationship.

Much much more likely to impact sales is the economic backdrop...of which we'll know more later this month.

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Jun 8, 2010

House Price Falls More Likely?

With the Halifax and Nationwide releasing conflicting pictures of the UK housing market last week, homeowners could be forgiven for feeling confused.

Earlier in the year we suggested there was a window for selling of a few months before sellers began to outstrip buyers again.

It's looking likely that this window has now passed. Buyer confidence will wain as the country takes a collective intake of breath as we await announcement of public spending cuts.

Of course, no matter how bleak the economic news gets, people do still have to move but recent price rises, for many, are likely to prove only short term.

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Jun 3, 2010

Prices are still rising say the Nationwide

House prices are still rising, according to the latest monthly survey from the Nationwide building society. Prices went up by another 0.5% in May.

HOWEVER, prices seem to be supported by the relative scarcity of available properties.

Should a disproportionate number of additional homes come onto the market prices may well slow down.

The market may also react to the new Government's Budget due soon. This will be an important factor in guiding sentiment along with updated economic news.

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May 26, 2010

No Spring Bounce for Mortgage Lending

The news that the latest figures for mortgage lending showing the market is subdued is not surprising, given the economic and political backdrop. We forecast worse than expected economic news as the country holds its breath for news of how cuts and tax rises impact them.

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May 24, 2010

Is Suspending Home Information Packs A good Thing

Home Information Packs were suspended last week by the new Government. The moved seemed to be largely welcomed by all but the HIP industry. EPCs continue to be required.

Searches can cause delays in a sale. By reverting to the old system the delays are faced by the buyer rather than the seller.

With levels of transactions low, it would make more sense to learn from the Scottish system - where a Home Report includes a survey.

With transactions volumes low, it can be hard to get consistent figures for survey valuations.

The current system only benefits lenders, brokers and surveyors - not buyers.

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May 24, 2010

Selling in Scotland to Move Abroad - Can we sell in six weeks?

We're selling in Scotland to move abroad.We live in Perthshire. We are going to Australia in six weeks. The house was on the market in 2008 and didn't

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May 13, 2010

House Repossessions Fall

Good news. The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell by 7.5% in the first three months of 2010, according to lenders

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May 11, 2010

Surveyors Say Housing Market Is Picking Up

According to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors prices are falling or rising - depending on where you live.

However the market as a whole is benefiting from its usual spring pick up.

More worrying is that the number of properties coming onto the market is outstripping new enquiries from buyers, possibly pointing to a slow down later on in the year.

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May 5, 2010

I Owe 87% - Can You Still Help Me Sell Quickly

I want to sell to my flat in Edinburgh to move in with my girlfriend. We have to pay off about 105 and its on at 120, the valuation in November last year.

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May 5, 2010

My house chain is broken - can I sell my house quickly for the full value?

Our house in Berks sold within 2 weeks of coming on the market but our buyer dropped out today. If I use the services of a house buying company can I still

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May 3, 2010

Rent to move house

We moved from Edinburgh to Birmingham three months ago. We couldn't accept the offers we got from homebuying firms. As we moved in with relatives we decided

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May 3, 2010

Unsold flat in Edinburgh

Making your house look good is fine if you have the money. I don't think people have the money to be spending on their houses. What I wanted to tell you

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May 3, 2010

Sellings Pricey isn't it?

Hi Yvonne and Debbie - great work. Thought I would pass on some money saving ideas that worked for us, selling no 35. We got quotes for a Home Information

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May 3, 2010

House Selling Made Simple

House selling made simple... Our house selling guides for a quick house sale will help you sell quicker. Estate agents? Property auctions? Cash buyers? Selling privately? We cover the lot..

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May 1, 2010

London House Prices Up 13%

London house prices are up 13% year on year..the highest increase in the UK. The number of completed sales is up too.However one of the big brains in property analysis believes the market is losing momentum.

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May 1, 2010

Fast House Sale Edinburgh │ Sell My House Faster

Fast house sale Edinburgh service. There are times in life when you have to sell your house fast because circumstances dictate it has to be that way. If you ask, can you sell my house faster..We can.

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May 1, 2010

Quick House Sale Edinburgh │ Sell Your Home Quickly

Quick house sale Edinburgh? There's possibly nothing worse than being tied down by a house. If you like to sell your home quickly in Edinburgh there are a few options available..

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May 1, 2010

Will house prices fall off the edge of a cliff?

We're hearing whispers that house prices could fall off the edge of cliff later in the year..

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Apr 29, 2010

LONDON is the Top ASBO town

Parts of London have the highest number of ASBOs in the UK.

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Apr 29, 2010

House price inflation 10%?

The annual rate of UK house price inflation has hit double figures for the first time since June 2007, according to the Nationwide.

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Apr 22, 2010

Leith Property Buyers - Sell Your Leith Property Quickly

Leith property buyers can help you sell your leith property quickly. Fed up trying to sell through agents? Have an unmoderised property? Financial issues to resolve? Whatever the reason ..

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Apr 22, 2010

Fife Property Buyers - Sell Your Fife Home Quickly

Our Fife property buyers can help you sell your Fife home quickly. Keen to find a new property? Selling in Fife with arrears? Whatever your situation we can help..

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Apr 16, 2010

Quick Property Sale │Sell Your House Quick Help

Quick property sale services can be life-enabling. What could a quick property purchase do for you? In a downturn more property owners get stuck.

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Apr 12, 2010

Must Sell Property For Best Price?│Sell Your House Quick Help

If you must sell property, if you really need to, you can still get a sensible price that takes all the circumstances of your sale into account..

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