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|Empty homes ‘still an issue’ – 04/12/2007-A new study from Halifax has revealed that the number of empty homes in England fell by 290,000 between 2003 and 2006, though some areas have seen numbers rise sharply.
Three per cent of the privat…
|Buy to let returns up in October – 03/12/2007-Returns on a UK property purchased 12 months ago now average 15.5 per cent, according to the latest buy-to-let index from Paragon Mortgages.
The lender’s index has found that the October figure a…
|EUROPEAN BANK RAISES INTEREST RATE – 30/11/2007-The European Central Bank (ECB) raised the benchmark interest rate for the Eurozone by 0.25 per cent, to four per cent on Wednesday 6 June. The increase was expected by most industry experts, followin…|
|Tesco ordered to sell Slough site – 29/11/2007-he Competition Commission has decided that Tesco must sell the former Co-op store on Uxbridge Road in Slough as it had reduced competition and choice in the area.
The watchdog said its preferred solu…
| Slow progress in development of Thames gateway – 28/11/2007-Gaps in the development of the Thames gateway region have been identified by the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE).
The organisation today published the results of its study, Focu…
|Prices ‘to rise by up to 4 percent’ – 27/11/2007-SmartNewHomes.com has said that average house prices will rise by between two and four per cent next year, adding that interest rates will likely fall by 0.5 percentage points.
The firm’s 2008 pred…
|Investment interest on the increase – 26/11/2007-The number of people in the Midlands showing an interest in property investment has risen sharply in recent months, according to a new study from Property for Life.
The investment consultancy has r…
|Eco-friendly alterations set to become more important – 23/11/2007-Homeowners looking to secure the best price for their UK property in future may increasingly be forced to look to the energy-efficiency of their home beforehand, it has been claimed.
The National H…
|Long-term landlords ‘can still prosper’ – 22/11/2007-Serious landlords can take advantage of lenders’ desires for good quality business and thereby make strong returns on their property investment in the current market, the Building Societies Associatio…|
|‘Caribbean climate’ driving Cape Verde investment – 21/11/2007-Overseas property investment in the Cape Verde islands is being driven by the fact that it is being marketed as “the nearest Caribbean to Europe”, Buy Association has said.
The advice website has s…