News

Tiny bedrooms incorrectly listed, report finds

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August 26, 2016

Roughly 36% of single bedrooms are technically too small to be classed as such for anyone aged over the age of 10.

Source GI Masterclasses go on the road again

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August 26, 2016

To register interest or get more information go to Masterclass.thesource.co.uk

Legal & General Home Finance offers new flexible and lifetime deals

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August 26, 2016

The Flexible Lifetime Mortgage now has an AER of 3.89%.

CEBR: August sees upturn in consumer confidence

Saving

August 26, 2016

August saw an uptick in consumer confidence, according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

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Rents up 2.4% in 12 months

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August 26, 2016

The figures from the ONS shows that rental prices grew by 2.6% in England, 0.2% in Scotland and were unchanged in Wales.

UK city house growth starting to slow

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August 26, 2016

The annual rate of house price inflation across the 20 cities slowed to 9.5% in July after 12 months of higher growth.

New home building up 6% year-on-year but below target

Self Build refurb housebuilding

August 25, 2016

Some 139,030 new homes were completed in the year to June and have continued to build gradually over the last two years, according to the figures from the Department of Local Government and Communities.

Brick shortage driving up house prices

Brick

August 25, 2016

The UK’s construction sector would require a total of 1.4 billion bricks in order to resolve the housing shortage in the UK, the equivalent of the total amount which would be needed to build all the houses in Leicestershire.

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Blogs

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Tony Ward

A final note about interest rates

 It’s not all doom and gloom. Positivity is what we need right now.

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Matthew Edwards

Price comparison a poor choice for the consumer

Choosing the wrong option can be catastrophic to a person’s long term financial wellbeing.

Lee Travis

Lee Travis

Brexit and rate cut great news for borrowers?

Everything indicates that the sector is continuing to make good progress.

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Tony Ward

Will the rate cut have any real effect?

The Government has to show it’s got what it takes and doesn’t just have to rely on the Bank of England.

James Tucker

James Tucker

In defence of sourcing systems…

It was very much a case of ‘better the devil you know’.

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