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Spotlight on Charlton SE7

21 March 2018  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Charlton is often overlooked in favour of its swankier neighbour, Greenwich, but keep an eye on this area as it’s the next stop on the regeneration flow down the River Thomas. The centre of Charlton, Charlton Village itself, sits on high ground

Mortgage news - February 2018

05 February 2018  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Here is a summary of some key changes in the mortgage market this week. Scottish Widows Bank has made improvements to its lending policy. With the introduction of improved income/affordability multiples, SWB is moving away from the 4x income cap for

I Am The Agent's Handy Guide to Surveys

31 January 2018  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Whether you are using an online estate agency to find your new home or atraditionalestate agencyit is alwaysworthswotting up on why you need a survey. So we have gathered together a quick overview of surveys for your property. How likely are you to a

Latest rental tracker, brought to you by Rightmove and I Am The Agent, indicates lower annual rent rises since 2014

19 January 2018  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Rightmove's rental trends tracker at January 2018 has just been published, and indicates that the pace of annual rent rises s now lowest since 2014. Here are the headlines: 0.7% annual rate of increase in national asking rents (excluding London) in 2

The latest house price index brought to you by Rightmove and I Am The Agent - January 2018

18 January 2018  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Rightmove'sHouse Price Index at January 2018 has just been published. The report indicates a busy start to 2018 with increased home-hunter activity Here are the headlines: Early traffic data indicates a busy start to 2018, with Rightmove visits up by

Mortgage news - December 2017

27 December 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Here is a summary of some key changes and announcements in the mortgage market to end the year. Accord has refreshed its buy to let range with further reductions of up to 0.35% on 75% of the range. With Accord also reducing fees on their mortgages an

The latest house price index brought to you by Rightmove and I Am the Agent - December 2017

11 December 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Rightmove’s House Price Index at December 2017 has just been published. Here are the headlines: National average forecast of 1% growth in new seller asking prices in 2018 as the net result of upwards price pressures in some sectors and location

Chancellor announces zero stamp duty. About time too ...

22 November 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

An excellent decision to help buyers take their first steps to property ownership. There’s some good news in the November Budget for first-time buyers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with the abolition of stamp duty for first-time buyer

How tenants can build up that all-important mainstream credit history

09 November 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

There are millions of people in the UK who are struggling to obtain affordable credit or secure a rental property without a credit history. Big Issue Invest (part of the Big Issue Foundation) has joined up with Experian in an innovative partnership c

Should I stay or should I go? Some tips on leaving home for the first time ...

06 November 2017  |  Admin  |  0 Comments

Although a lot of our parents owned properties before the age of 30, life in the UK has changed drastically and living alone as a young adult is becoming increasingly difficult. Moving out of your parents’ house is without a doubt one of the mo