Homebuyers most swayed by kitchen

In an article on Zoopla: ‘According to a survey by home services marketplace Plentific, almost half (47%) of would-be buyers are most influenced by a new kitchen. And more than a quarter (28%) would be prepared to relax the purse strings and offer a higher price...

White Paper: Housing key points

The long-awaited housing White Paper published this week ran into 104 pages. Here is a round up of the main points to takeaway from it, from Zoopla. Firstly, what is White Paper? ‘A White Paper is a detailed policy document published by the Government that...

House prices edged ahead by 0.2% in January

In an article online at Zoopla: ‘House prices edged ahead by just 0.2% in January, leaving the typical UK home costing £205,240, says Nationwide.’ Nationwide said the outlook for the housing market remains ‘clouded’ reflecting broader economic uncertainty. The...

House prices to increase by three per cent in 2017

‘House prices in the UK will see an average increase of three per cent over the course of next year as the number of transactions stabilises, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) housing forecast for 2017,’ according to an article from...

Number of house buyers falls for first time in 5 years

In an article online at The Mirror, ‘the number of existing homeowners moving house fell last year, marking the first annual fall in five years, a report has found.’ ‘Whilst higher prices will have lifted equity levels for many current owners, the...