Miles & Barr 2017 sponsored events announced

Here at Miles & Barr we love to support local events and promote our towns. Year on year we sponsor some of the busiest events across East Kent and our lineup for 2017 has been confirmed. Whitstable Oyster Festival: The Oyster Festival returns ...continue reading

Strong first time buyer activity sees home buying hit ten year high

Data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has revealed that during the first two months of the year house purchase loans were at their highest levels since 2007. According to the report,  this is due to strong first-time buyer activity wh...continue reading

Buy to let still an attractive investment

Buy to let is still viewed as an attractive investment despite the government crackdown on the sector, data from bridging lender Market Financial Solutions has found. A survey of 1,000 investors found that 37% see it as attractive compared to 23% wh...continue reading

Over 20% of buyers have less than 15% deposits

Analysis from e.surv has found that over a fifth of mortgages in February were taken out by borrowers with small deposits - a substantially higher figure than both the previous month and the same point last year. According to the report, borrowers w...continue reading

Retired homeowners’ property wealth at record high

The latest report from Key Retirement has revealed that over-65 homeowners’ property wealth has hit a new record of £1.072 trillion. According to the data, retired homeowners have earned £1,700 from their houses in the past three m...continue reading

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