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House prices set to increase by 19% in the UK in the next five years

House prices are expected to grow moderately by a nationwide average of 16% over the next five years and a maximum of 19% in some areas, according to the latest report published by CBRE. The West Midlands is expected to see the biggest growth in house prices by an average of 19% by the year 2022. The North East could see the slowest amount of growth with 12% over the next five years.   As for 2019, average UK house prices are expected to increase by 2%. The South East, Central London and Greater London are all set to see
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House prices in the UK rise by 2.7%

The average house price in the UK stands at £231,095, according to the latest data from HM Land Registry.  The North West saw the greatest monthly property price rise with an increase of 1.2% to £165,007. But the biggest monthly price fall was the North East at 1.9% to £128,484. London’s average annual house price actually fell by 1.7% to £473,609, while the North West’s annual house price rose by a huge 4.9%. If we take a look at the year on year comparison from the latest HM Land Registry data, we can see average house prices in England are
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Top 10 Tips for Moving House in Bad Weather

  We bet you can’t wait to move into your new home just in time for Christmas. Are we right? Your first tree in your new house, and the first of many memories to be made with your friends and family. But besides all of the usual packing and checking documents with solicitors, is there anything extra you need to consider as you’ll be moving in the winter? Well to help put your mind at ease, here’s a handy checklist to allow for a smooth move into your new home this Winter: Allow Extra Time For Your Journey With heavy
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House Prices Rising Faster than Wages and Rents Set to Rocket

House Prices After months of stagnation, the UK housing market is seeing some significant increases in the annual rate of property inflation. With the unexpected spike in property prices seen last month, it has resulted in an all time high for buying a house. This rise was unexpected and has caught some off guard. The average price of a house has now reached £230,280 creating a new record for an average house price. We saw the largest increase in annual price growth since November with a leap from 1.8% in June to 3.3% in July. The Halifax has reported an
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House prices fall for first time since 2009 but Millennials still face a life time of rent

It may be good news for those looking to get on the property ladder with London facing the worst performance in house prices since the financial crisis in 2009, but a report from Resolution Foundation stated that in some parts of the country ‘generation rent’ will have to rent their whole life. However, there is some good news with regional areas performing much better than the capital whilst savvy Millennials are taking advantage of the government Help to Buy Scheme and Life time ISA’s and for those in London, they’re starting small with “pocket homes”. Millennials and renting A third
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Moving house with small pets

Moving house is said to be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life. There’s so much to remember, redirecting post, changing utility bills and a new postcode to learn. It can be a challenge to remember everything you need to do. And don’t forget about your pets! Have you considered the things you could do to make their move easier? Moving house with your fish Thankfully, fish aren’t able to jump over the garden fence and make a break for it just as the removal van is pulling up. Although moving fish is a lot easier than
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Moving house, cat myths, and what you should do

The old wives tale of putting butter on your cat’s paws to stop them returning to the old house is unfortunately not true. The logic behind the myth was that by the cat licking off the butter from their paws, they would remove the scent of the old house, and prevent them from finding their way back and subsequently adjust to the new home quicker. In lieu of this, we have a list of do’s and don’ts that will help your pet adjust more easily. Moving house with your cat: the do’s Do see if a friend could look after
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The do’s and don’ts of moving house with your dog

It’s moving day. Boxes are piled high, the removal men and women are already loading the van, and everything is labelled. You think you’ve remembered everything, except you haven’t. There’s one very important thing you’ve forgotten: the dog. Dogs can sense their owners stress and pick up on unusual activity in the home. So don’t end up in the dog house, and see what you should be doing for your dog to make their moving day less stressful. Moving house with your dog: the do’s Do make sure your dog’s microchip and ID tag have the address and phone number
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House Price Growth in Regional Cities

Regional city house prices make fast gains on the Capital While London’s property market is stalling the UK’s northern and midland’s cities have seen major growth in house prices, according to Hometrack. Immediately following the 2007-2008 financial crisis, London and Southern cities were among the first to recover, but that early growth has now been overtaken by the UK’s regional cities in the north and the midlands. Up and coming house price locations Edinburgh has been identified as the city with the fastest-growing property market prices. Property market analysts, Hometrack reported an annual growth of 7.7 per cent and that
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House prices set to rise

House prices set to rise after unseasonable slump The general election in May sparked uncertainty in the housing market. The result was a fall in the asking prices of homes for sale. The last time this was seen was before the general election of 2010. Before the 2015 election, Labour made it clear that if they won, they would be levying an extra tax on homes valued at over £2 million. This caused a nervous market and a fall of 0.1% in asking prices. The Conservative majority is set to drive prices higher over the coming months. The Tory majority
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