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The 50p is 50! First introduced in October 1969 to replace the 10-shilling note, today there are over 100 different designs in circulation. 1997 saw the introduction of the new, lighter coin. In October 1969, the average price of a UK property was just £3,899. [……]

Posted on October 16, 2019
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The top 10 most mispronounced place names in the UK have been revealed by the creators of language app Babbel. Frome in Somerset, most commonly pronounced as rhyming with ‘home’, tops the list, average property prices here are just over the UK average. Although English [……]

Posted on October 16, 2019
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James Forrester, managing director of StripeHomes and Barrows & Forrester Property Group reveals life is more about people than property. Sat in his Birmingham office with a Newcastle United shirt hung on the wall embezzled with StripeHomes number nine across on the back – in [……]

Posted on October 8, 2019
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Tuesday 1st October marks International Coffee Day. Across the UK, 95 million cups of the world’s most popular drink (except for water) are consumed daily, whether at home or in one of over 25,000 coffee outlets across the country. From instant to ground, lattes, to [……]

Posted on October 1, 2019
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8.4 million people, equivalent to one in seven across England, live in ‘unsuitable housing’, according to a comprehensive report on the housing crisis released by the National Housing Federation. Overcrowding, the inability to afford the rent or mortgage and hidden households (those where people live [……]

Posted on October 1, 2019
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After you have finalised a property and you agree to your landlord’s terms and conditions, there will be one small thing left before closing the deal and that is referencing check. So, there are typically two types of referencing, one which is collected by the [……]

Posted on September 25, 2019
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September 21st is the official start to autumn, and in households up and down the country the conversation will soon turn to ‘is it cold enough yet to turn the heating on?’ Across England and Wales, 17% of homes sold over the past year have [……]

Posted on September 23, 2019
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Cracks, marks and stains leave the biggest negative impression on prospective buyers during a viewing, with a 76% turn-off rate. This is according to Sell House Fast who surveyed 1,266 people who have been to several viewings over the last year. 71% of prospective buyers [……]

Posted on September 16, 2019
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As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes. The private rented sector is one of the primary providers of housing to students, accommodating 30% of students in 2017/18. Dataloft Rental [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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3,485 is the estimated average cost of school uniforms for a child over the course or their school life (Reception to Year 11). The cost is equivalent to 4.31 months’ of a mortgage repayment or 3.31 months’ of average rent, although there are substantial regional [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Whether we are heading to the polls again in a few weeks’ time for the third time in five years remains to be seen, but the political parties should remember that it is more than Brexit on people’s agendas. A recent poll from Ipsos MORI [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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A mortgage in principle, which is otherwise known as Decision in Principle, mortgage promise, or even as Agreement in Principle. This is nothing but a statement which is given by the lender, stating that the lender will lend a certain amount to the buyer before [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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You will need a solid plan if you want to increase the value of your home. Whether you have recently purchased a home or you are living in your old home for quite some time, with proper planning, you will be able to enhance the [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Choosing an estate agent is extremely crucial for you; that’s why you should always make sure that you select the right estate agent. Ensure that you talk to many real estate agents and ask about their services, their fees, reputation in the market and more. [……]

Posted on September 12, 2019
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Among other factors (policy and economic performance being key), changes to taxation in the form of stamp duty land tax at point of sale can have a big impact on cooling or stimulating the level of activity in the UK housing market. The new Prime [……]

Posted on September 4, 2019
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According to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Residential Market Survey, tenant demand is the highest it has been since the end of 2016.

Posted on September 4, 2019
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PayProp portal will support tenants & landlords with payments Barrows & Forrester is pleased to announce that it has signed a partnership with PayProp to support its landlords and tenants with rental payments this week. If you are interested in finding out more information about [……]

Posted on August 19, 2019
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INCREASING NUMBER OF PROPERTIES ARE LET FURNISHED The number of properties let part or fully furnished across England and Wales is increasing, accounting for 31% of properties let over the past year, up 3% year on year. The proportion of apartments let furnished remains over [……]

Posted on July 9, 2019
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DEEPER POCKETS – THE BANK OF MUM AND DAD At £6.3 billion, the total value of lending in 2019 by the so-called ‘bank of Mum and Dad’ is set to be half a billion higher than in 2018, making it the UK’s 11th largest mortgage [……]

Posted on July 8, 2019
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NEW BUILD PREMIUMS CONTINUE TO RISE Since 2010, the differential in price for newly built homes compared to second-hand properties has steadily widened. In 2018, new properties sold, on average, for 26% more than second-hand properties, compared to a differential of just 17% in 2010. [……]

Posted on July 8, 2019
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