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More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

More people will rent than have a mortgage by 2024

The UK’s property market will be made up of more tenants than people with a mortgage within the next seven years. New findings from NatWest suggest the point at which there are more private renters than mortgaged homeowners is set to occur in late 2024, when the number of mortgaged households is expected to dip […]

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“Lost” £450m in £1 coins could have helped 20,000 home buyers onto the ladder

“Lost” £450m in £1 coins could have helped 20,000 home buyers onto the ladder

Today the old £1 coin will no longer be accepted as legal tender, although a number of stores including the post office will continue to accept them for an extended period of time. As a result, it’s being reported that as much as £450 million has been lost overnight by those that forgot to check […]

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House developer pledges to help solve industry skills gap

House developer pledges to help solve industry skills gap

Miller Homes has pledged to work with its subcontractors to recruit and train more people to the highest standards, and help tackle the pressing home building skills gap head on in the Yorkshire region. Miller Homes is among other home builders that have signed up to the Home Building Skills Pledge, a set of five […]

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The 19 places where lending has fallen as house prices kept rising

The 19 places where lending has fallen as house prices kept rising

A ‘bubble alert’ for 19 towns and cities across England where lending has fallen as prices continued to rise has been issued by UK-wide mortgage broker One 77 Mortgages today. Analysis shows Cleveland is way out in front as One 77’s experts warn buyers to ‘“mind the gap” between the fall in borrowing and rise […]

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Are you at risk of overspending by £2,300 a year?

Are you at risk of overspending by £2,300 a year?

The current Bank of England (BoE) bank rate is at a record low of 0.25% but experts have warned that the decade of record lows could soon come to an end. The Guardian have reported a 42% chance of the rate increasing in early November and a 54% chance of the rise happening in early December. Millions […]

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Brits statistically most likely to turn on winter heating tomorrow

Brits statistically most likely to turn on winter heating tomorrow

MoneySuperMarkettoday reveals its energy heatmap of the UK, which tracks when cities are most likely to turn on their heating for winter. Belfast and Oxford residents are the quickest to reach for the thermostat, hitting the switch last weekend  while those in Plymouth are set to wait another month before succumbing to the dropping temperatures. […]

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Howzat! Former Garforth eyesore bowled out by £1m new homes development

Howzat! Former Garforth eyesore bowled out by £1m new homes development

A former “eyesore” in east Leeds has been transformed into a £1m-plus collection of energy-saving family homes. Developers have breathed new life into the site of a demolished dairy depot and yard in Green Lane, Garforth, by creating four, 4-bedroom detached houses in its place. Named Cricketers View – the homes overlook Garforth Parish Church […]

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House buying activity drops amid price increases in Yorkshire

House buying activity drops amid price increases in Yorkshire

Yorkshire and Humber’s housing market lacked momentum in September, as demand from new buyers and sales fell, and the shift in interest rate expectations contributed to buyer caution slowing the market, according to the September RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) UK Residential Market Survey. Last month, surveyors in Yorkshire and Humber did not report […]

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Full steam ahead as developer unveils £20m new homes at former Yorkshire railway station

Full steam ahead as developer unveils £20m new homes at former Yorkshire railway station

Leeds developers have started work to transform the site of a historic former Yorkshire railway station into a £20m-plus collection of family homes. Wetherby-based Berkeley DeVeer is breathing new life into the three-acre brownfield site at West Tanfield, six miles north of Ripon. Having played a key role in World War Two D-Day preparations. It […]

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Five great ways to make your property more energy-efficient this winter

Five great ways to make your property more energy-efficient this winter

The energy efficiency of a property should be of tremendous importance to homeowners, and in particular to landlords. New rules are set to come into effect in April 2018 that will prevent properties that do not score at least an ‘E’ rating on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) being let to new tenants or an […]

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