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All but one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders have seen a pandemic decline in output and revenues

The latest research from Warwick Estates has revealed that just one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has seen an increase in both revenue and homes delivered to the market during a tough year overshadowed by COVID-19.

Warwick Estates analysed eight of Britain’s biggest housebuilders based on the latest data available on revenues and how they performed in 2020 when compared to 2019...


Britain’s best areas for bungalow homebuyers looking to downsize

The latest research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers , reveals where in Britain is home to the best housing markets for older buyers looking to downsize their homes and move into bungalows.

The Great British population is ageing. 60 is the new 50; 50 is the 40. Combine this with the fact that house prices are at an all time high and the result is lots of older people...

Wimbledon property market still grand slam champion despite Covid decline in house prices

Wimbledon is back, albeit in restricted capacity, as Covid continues to hang over the UK like a rain cloud over centre court.

Research by leading London estate agent, Benham and Reeves , has revealed that Covid has also taken its toll on tennis grand slam house prices over the last year, although Wimbledon continues to ace the competition where current values are concerned.


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England Euros success could cause further house price boom

Yep, you read that right. Research from homebuying platform, Yes Homebuyers , has revealed that the further England progress in Euro 2021, the better it could be for the housing market in England.

Yes Homebuyers analysed housing market performance following the last seven Euro championships and how the average house price in England performed in the wake of various England Euro...

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UK house prices have risen by 377% while Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne

Research from national UK estate agent, Keller Williams UK , has found that UK house prices have, once adjusted for inflation, risen by 377% since the Queen’s coronation in 1953, while the past 12 months have brought mixed fortunes for Her Majesty’s impressive property portfolio.

When Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on 2nd June 1953, the average UK house price was £1,884 which, when...

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UK House Price Increase: Top tips for generation rent

'GENERATION RENT’ WILL NEED MORE HELP THAN A 95% MORTGAGE UK House Prices Skyrocket 188% in 20 Years, with Wage Growth a Dismal 67%

Rishi Sunak has promised to turn ‘generation rent into generation buy’ in his latest budget announcement with a return to 95% mortgages, previously phased out after the 2008 financial crash.

‘Generation rent’ refers to those aged 18-40, who have...

Going Up! House price forecast for 2021 revised upwards by agency

Another leading research team in a major agency has revised upwards its forecast for the 2021 market.

Savills revised its predictions recently and now it’s the turn of Knight Frank.

Referring to the mainstream market, Knight Frank research head Tom Bill says: “We expect UK house prices to increase by five per cent in 2021, rising from a forecast of zero at the start of this...

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Warning that stamp duty holiday needs more clarity say Slater Heelis

The housing market should be buoyant thanks to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spring Budget, but Slater Heelis Solicitors have warned that until there is more clarity in the details, sellers and purchasers should still aim for a 31st March deal to be done.

The stamp duty holiday has now been extended into the summer as part of the government’s aim to ensure the economy is rebuilt and so...

Housing market has  benefited from strong demand partly driven by the temporary Stamp Duty holiday

Over 65s earn £9,200 in a year from their homes

Over-65s saw their property wealth increase by more than £9,200 each on average in the past year as the housing market benefited from strong demand partly driven by the temporary Stamp Duty holiday, analysis* from UK’s leading independent equity release adviser Key shows.

Total property wealth owned by over-65s who have paid off mortgages is valued at £1.224 trillion and has...

Higher house prices good for your health

Higher house prices are good for your health

The latest research from estate agent Barrows and Forrester has found that there is a 348% difference in property values between areas of the UK with the lowest male life expectancy and the highest.

There is also a 575% difference in property values between the areas with the lowest female life expectancy and the highest.

Barrows and Forrester analysed house price data...