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95% mortgage scheme launched 30 April 2021

* First-time buyers and current homeowners in England will be helped to secure a mortgage with just a 5% deposit under the new government-backed mortgage scheme launched this week.

* First announced in the Budget, the scheme will be available for the purchase of new and re-sale homes up to the value of £600,000.... Read More

Spring! 09 April 2021

* As we enter spring, the average UK house price is £232,134, up 6% on March 2020. Transactions are 49% higher than last year, reflecting a surge in sales agreed in summer and the rush to beat the SDLT holiday.

* House price growth in March slowed (-0.... Read More

Ready to tee off? 26 March 2021

* With an estimated 979,500 golf players, courses reopening in England on the 29th March (joining Wales and Scotland) will be a joyous occasion for many.

* There are 373,673 hectares of open green space in Great Britain. Golf courses account for a staggering 33%, the equivalent of 124,806 hectares.... Read More

Buyer demand increase 26 March 2021

* Figures indicate a 36% increase in housing market demand since the start of 2021 with the traditional Spring market set to be busier than ever.

* Demand rose 13% between February and March, with Rightmove reporting sales in the first week of March up 12% year-on-year.... Read More

Making sense of the Census 19 March 2021

* Sunday 21st March, Census day in England and Wales. By law all households must complete their form.

* The census has taken place every 10 years since 1801, except in 1941 (WWII). The first census based on households took place in 1841. The population has changed dramatically since then and in 2011 over 26.... Read More

Females fly the nest first! 12 March 2021

* Sunday March 14th marks Mother"s Day in the UK, a chance to say thank you, remember and think of loved ones.

* Across the UK there are over 4.6 million mums with dependent children, and in addition it is estimated 6.1 million (39%) of young adults aged 16–34 live with their parents.... Read More

Stamp Duty Extension 12 March 2021

* The Chancellor announced a stamp duty holiday extension, offering buyers in England and Northern Ireland a discount of up to £15,000 until 30th June 2021, and £2,500 up to 30th September 2021.

* In Wales, no land transaction tax will be due on the first £250,000 of any primary residential property until 30th June 2021.... Read More

Homes without access to outside space 05 March 2021

* One in eight households (12%) in Great Britain have no access to a private or shared garden during the coronavirus lockdown.

* Private outdoor space was the strongest design-based predictor of comfort during lockdown and the most valued quality of a home during the pandemic.... Read More

UK house prices up by 8.5% 19 February 2021

* ONS, Halifax and Nationwide all report a sharp increase in annual house price growth since the stamp duty holiday announcement in July 2020.

* According to the December UK HPI (ONS), the average house price in the UK is £251,500, an annual increase of 8.... Read More

Looking for love? 12 February 2021

* Housing market demand soared in 2020 with many buyers looking for the perfect match.

* 1,041,610 buyers found "the one", with many more hoping to exchange over the next few months.

* The pandemic caused the heart to desire green space, garden was the most searched for term in 2020.... Read More

Increase in housing market demand since the start of 2021 12 February 2021

* The Dataloft Demand Index shows a 21% increase in housing market demand since the start of 2021. More people than ever are using the new year as a chance to think about moving house.

* According to Rightmove, the number of prospective buyers contacting agents in January is 7% higher than a year earlier and enquiries about a property to rent are 14% higher.... Read More

Where do renters move? 22 January 2021

* 26% of tenants moved within a mile of their previous rental property in 2020, and over two thirds (69%) stayed within ten miles.

* As renting is more flexible than ownership, some households use it as an opportunity to get to know a new area.... Read More