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Fifty per cent of over 50s consider either buy-to-let or buy-to-sell property as the most attractive investment option when planning their family’s financial security – ahead of shares, equities, antiques or any other type of investment.
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London house prices could rise by 11 per cent in 2014. That’s according to the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) which says that increasing demand from would-be buyers coupled with a sluggish supply of homes coming onto the market is pushing up prices.
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October saw a big rise in the number of people looking to buy a home. That’s according to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) which has just issued its report for the month showing that there was a 25 per cent increase in the number of househunters looking to buy.
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Just under a quarter (24 per cent) of home buyers are choosing to downsize by purchasing a smaller property than the one they already live in, according to recent figures from the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA).
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More than half of us has at least one unloved room in our home. And, according to a new study by home improvement store B&Q, the spare bedroom is the most neglected space, with more than a third (37 per cent) admitting it is in need of attention.
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The kitchen is the room that is most likely to be changed by new home owners. And that puts vendors in a difficult position. Do they update the kitchen before selling? If they do, they are unlikely to increase the value of the property by the amount that they have spent. But if they don’t, does it detract from the merits of the rest of the house? Bill Spreckley of Stacks Property Search says: “When it comes to kitchens, I would advise vendors to concentrate on layout rather than content.
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A safe neighbourhood is the number one thing we look for when buying a home. That’s according to new research carried out by AA’s Home Emergency Response Service, as part of its State of the Nation’s Homes series of reports.
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The Robinson Jackson Group is celebrating 20 years of successful trading across south east London and Kent. The company has amassed 20 offices along the way – one for every year it has been in business - so it’s only fitting that a brand new branch in Barnehurst kicks off the 21st year in business. Co-founders of the agency, Peter Jackson and Alan Robinson, agreed they wanted to mark the milestone in style.
3:15pm Tuesday 26th March 2013
The Acorn Group - one of the largest independent estate agencies in south London has just acquired John Payne Residential. The latest acquisition will result in 20 new jobs being created at Acorn's new head office in Bromley North.
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You do home improvements to make your home more suited to your lifestyle and taste, but unless it's your forever home, you may also be interested in what would make it more sellable and valuable when you come to sell.
4:19pm Wednesday 13th March 2013