Rise in planning permissions for new homes
Permission for 293,127 new homes were granted in 2016, the highest yearly total since the HBF Housing Pipeline survey began in 2006 and a strong indicator that increases in house building are set to continue. The number of permissions granted tends ...continue reading
How much extra are Brits prepared to pay for their own garden?
A new survey, interviewing 2,000 gardening mad Brits, has revealed that we would be prepared to pay an average of £35,000 on top of a property value if it had a garden or outdoor space. According to the data, city dwelling Londoners hanker f...continue reading
What are the most sought after features of a modern UK home?
We found that many potential buyers are prioritising efficiency, security and connectivity over aesthetic features. New research from Gocompare.com has revealed the most sought after features of a modern home in the UK. According to the researc...continue reading
First time buyer numbers continue to grow
According to the latest report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML), homebuyer numbers saw a marked increase on February figures as 61,700 loans were taken out during the month - a rise of 27% against February but down 12% on March 2016. First...continue reading
Homeowners seek lower rates and longer deals
Re-mortgaging homeowners are seeking out lower interest rates and longer fixed deals, according to conveyancing service provider LMS. Some 32% of homeowners who re-mortgaged in March moved to a five-year fixed deal, despite just one in ten previousl...continue reading