Which Renovations Offer the Biggest Property Value Gains?

Most major and minor renovations can make a positive contribution to the market value of any home; the extent to which home improvements influence property values varies significantly from one property to the next. There are several significant home improvement projects that are known for contributing significantly to market values […]

UK House Prices Up 7.1% Year-on-Year, New Figures from Nationwide Suggest

The latest figures from Nationwide suggest that not only is the UK housing market bouncing back, but demand for homes in key areas of the country is higher than it has been in some time. Over the course of the past year, average UK property prices have increased by as […]

Renovations Set to Get More Expensive as Building Material Costs Skyrocket

Property renovation and repair bills are expected to climb significantly over the coming months, as builders warn of a major shortfall in the availability of even the most basic supplies. As a side-effect of the UK’s booming housing market, builders are struggling to get hold of everything from roof tiles […]

Essential Expert Advice for Fixer-Upper Property Purchases

Popular culture has played a major role in encouraging more people than ever before to try their hand at ‘flipping’ homes and commercial properties. Interest in ‘fixer-upper’ properties is at an all-time high, as younger demographics in particular set their sights on building their dream homes for cheap or turning […]

COVID-19 Cripples High Street Retailers, Causing Problems for Commercial Landlords

Commercial landlords and private commercial property investors have become some of the forgotten victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Having been forced to close their establishments entirely or seen business slow to a crawl, countless retailers have found themselves struggling to pay their monthly rents. Worse still for those affected, the […]

Dilapidated Family Home in London Sells for £6.25 Million

Demand for spacious family homes in North West London apparently knows no bounds, with a large uninhabitable property having sold this week for £500,000 more than its asking price. Three families with their sights on the home in St. John’s Wood entered into a bidding war, ultimately resulting in the […]

Slight Slowdown in House Price Growth in March

Nationwide’s latest house price index indicates a small slowdown in annual house price growth for March, reflecting a temporary drop in demand in the run-up to the original stamp duty holiday deadline. Annual house price growth was 6.9% in February, slowing slightly to 5.7% in March. Northern Ireland was the […]

These Are the Financial Terms That Confuse Most Brits

From brokers to banks and everything in between, those who work in the financial sector tend to be pretty savvy with sector-specific jargon. With the general public, it is often an entirely different story. More consumers than ever before are taking an active interest in their finances, but often admit […]

2020s Most Important Bridging Finance Trends

Bottom Line: The bridging sector saw a combined fall in lending of £278 million last year, but evidence suggests the market is bouncing back from the impact of three consecutive lockdowns. Major Findings in Brief: Collective bridging transaction completions were down £278 million last year The average LTV on bridging […]

Beating Stamp Duty Deadlines with Bridging Finance

It remains to be seen whether or not the government decides to extend the stamp duty suspension deadline beyond March 31 next year. In the meantime, short-term loans like bridging finance could help movers and buyers make the most of the temporary stamp duty holiday. COVID-19 has had a major […]


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