Monthly Archives: August 2011

Priory Point Coming Soon to Reading Town Centre

Award winning house-builder Crest Nicholson is pleased to announce plans to launch a contemporary development of one and two bedroom apartments close to Reading town centre. Following on from the success of previous development, Q2, Crest Nicholson is returning to … Continue reading

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Students Drive Increase in Rental Returns

The market for apartments in Kingston upon Thames continues to rise, according to local estate agents Gascoigne Pees, with investors looking to snap up one and two bedroom properties to meet growing demand from tenants. Rental rates are being pushed … Continue reading

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The Junction Welcomes Its First Residents

Buying a new-build property can be an ideal choice if you’re not particularly DIY savvy and are confident in the high standards that a new home can bring. Two Bristol homebuyers recognised the benefits of buying a new-build and have … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Leading Property Conference Opens Up

Housing industry professionals are being urged to attend Scotland’s leading property conference: ‘21st Century Homes in Scotland: Accessing Funding and Leveraging Private Finance’, which is being held in Edinburgh on 23 August 2011.

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Surveyors continue to see London steaming ahead with price rises

Top headlines from the survey are:

House prices continue to decline
Price expectations negative albeit less so than previous month
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Halifax HPI for July show various increases

The Monthly increase was 0.3%, taking the average UK House Price to £163,981. Over the three months to July, often seen as a more realistic figure, the increase was slightly higher at 0.5%. Continue reading

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Bellway Gets a Step Ahead at Calderpark

Award-winning Scottish housebuilder Bellway Homes is now working ahead of schedule on the latest phase of its development ‘The Avenues’ at Calderpark, close to the former site of Glasgow Zoo, in an effort to meet increasing buyer demand.

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School Walk Reveals Stylish New Show Home

This weekend (13/14 August), Crest Nicholson will unveil its brand new Chepstow show home at School Walk – its latest development within the picturesque and popular market town of Marlborough.

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What next for property owners following closure of HS2 consultation? Knight Frank offers its view

The government’s public consultation on the proposed high-speed rail link (HS2) between London and Birmingham closed on 29 July.

Two question will now be on the minds of many of the property owners who are likely to be affected by the scheme, which is officially estimated to cost £17bn. First: is it going to go ahead? Second: what should I do while waiting for that decision to be made?

In answer to the first query, cynics will claim that Transport secretary Philip Hammond, who is due to announce his decision by the end of the year, has already made up … Continue reading

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Bank keep UK Interest rates at all time low of 0.5%

The Bank of England (BoE) again today decided to keep UK interest rates at their record low of 0.5%.

The Monetary Policy Committe has kept rates at this low level continuously since March 2009, and it was widely expected that it would do so again this month. Continue reading

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