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SDLT holiday blues - Homebuyer faces 327% increase in SDLT as final deadline approaches

The latest research by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester , has revealed how higher house prices as a result of the stamp duty holiday will see homebuyers pay 40% more in stamp duty tax when the reprieve is finally removed at the end of September.

Barrows and Forrester analysed house price data and the average cost of stamp duty prior to the holiday’s...

Mortgage deals back to pre-pandemic levels: Expert tips on how first time buyers can find the right one

Taking that first step onto the property ladder is much easier if you know exactly what help is available to you and where to find the best mortgage deals.

Following the news that the number of mortgage products on the market are back to pre-pandemic levels after the co, Nisha Vaidya, a mortgage expert at money.co.uk , has compiled a quick and simple guide on everything you might need to know...

Homebuyers face 5.6 month wait to complete due to current market backlog

As the first phase of the stamp duty deadline approaches, homebuyers across the nation remain stuck in transaction limbo due to long delays at the back end of the selling timeline caused by heightened levels of buyer demand. Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed just how long these current market delays are and how they differ across England and Wales....

Raising Property Prices

House prices in the UK predicted to increase by nearly 20% in the next 10 years

GoodMove have investigated house prices in the UK over the past 40 years to predict what future house prices might look like from now until 2050

Wondering what house prices might look like in the UK in the future? New research reveals that average house prices could be set to increase by 17% in the next ten years.

Regulated property buyers, GoodMove conducted the research,...

Help to buy

Changes to help to buy - What buyers need to know

The Government-backed Help to Buy scheme has helped over 270,000 new home buyers since it was introduced in 2013. However, from 1st April this year, the scheme is changing. Emma Cotterill, regional sales and marketing director for Kier Living Western, explains what local buyers need to know.

Help to Buy was introduced to help new home purchasers with deposit funds. Initially open to...

UK Houses

Crime doesn’t pay if you’re a home seller - here are the best places to buy an affordable crime-free home

They say crime doesn’t pay and this is certainly the case for the nation’s home sellers, with the vast majority of homebuyers stating they would offer below asking price for a home in an area with a high crime rate. That’s according to the latest property market research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , who also revealed which pockets of the market offer the best mix of the...

Stamp Duty

Covid causes 41% drop in property sales despite stamp duty holiday boost

Property market analysis by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has revealed that residential transactions across England and Wales fell by -41% in 2020 when compared to the previous year, despite the market receiving a boost in the form of a stamp duty holiday.

The initial lockdown introduced in March of last year saw the property market ground to halt, although it’s...


Pancake property market topped with above average house prices

The latest research by lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has found that pancake related street names have largely left a sweet taste in the mouth of the nation’s home sellers over the last year.

Benham and Reeves analysed sold price property records from the Land Registry, to find out how much home sellers in England and Wales have been flipping their homes for on...

House love home

What we love most about our homes

The latest research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has revealed what it is about our homes that we love the most, what we would like to improve and what percentage of UK homeowners are only in it for the money.

Ahead of Valentine’s Day this Sunday, GetAgent asked UK homeowners what it is they loved most about their property.

For the majority of homeowners...