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EPC Legislation

Bruce Attwood, Associate and Compliance Officer for Berriman Eaton says:-

“The UK housing market always seems to hit the headlines for some reason, normally analysing whether property prices have dropped or increased and by what percentage. However this latest news will no doubt bypass the headlines, due to it not grabbing the general public’s attention, as legislation regarding Energy Performance Certificates has changed again. Continue reading “EPC Legislation”

First-Time Home Buyers ‘Up 12% In Past Year’

The past 12 months saw 12% more first-time buyers take the plunge into the property market than in 2011, according to a report by the Halifax.

About 216,000 people got their feet onto the property ladder in 2012, the highest number since the credit crunch began. Continue reading “First-Time Home Buyers ‘Up 12% In Past Year’”

High Street Price War Slashes Mortgage Rates by MoneyWeek

We are in the middle of a “high-street mortgage war”, reports the Financial Times. Headline mortgages currently being offered include a five-year fixed rate at 2.79% with the Co-operative Bank, whilst those looking for a short term mortgage might be attracted by a two-year fixed rate at 1.99 % with Santander. Continue reading “High Street Price War Slashes Mortgage Rates by MoneyWeek”

Historic Bridgnorth house and former home of Bishop Percy goes on the market for £275,000

A three-storey Shropshire building which has history stemming back to medieval times and still retains many original features is on the market for £275,000. Continue reading “Historic Bridgnorth house and former home of Bishop Percy goes on the market for £275,000”

Bricks and Mortar – a safe haven for your money?

Whether you’ve created your own wealth or inherited, you could end up paying thousands for advice to create an income from your savings – but many savvy investors are now adding one or two properties to their investment portfolio and spreading the risk. Continue reading “Bricks and Mortar – a safe haven for your money?”