property prices

England have seen their property pay for itself

Nearly half of homeowners have seen their property pay for itself in the last year

The latest research from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has found that nearly half of all homeowners in England have seen their property pay for itself when it comes to the average annual cost of upkeep and the increase in the value of their home itself.

GetAgent.co.uk looked at each local authority in England and the total current upkeep costs of a property on an...

Lower-income areas provide higher yields for buy to let

Lower-income areas make for the best buy-to-let investments

The latest research from lettings management platform, Howsy , has revealed that when it comes to the best buy-to-let investments, lower-income areas provide higher yields when compared to areas with higher annual incomes.

Howsy looked at each local authority across the UK and the average net annual income as well as the average rental yield on offer.

The research shows that...

Premier League teams have spent just over £62m in the transfer window

Man City could have bought 864 homes in PL transfer property market

The latest research from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has revealed that Man City tops the table where the amount spent in the transfer market is concerned when related to the average cost of buying in the city.

GetAgent.co.uk took the total spend from each team in the Premier League and looked at how many homes it could purchase in their respective towns based on...

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...

Housing asking prices are at their highest in years

The property postcodes where you can buy 20 homes for the price of a London flat

The latest research by property portal, OpenBrix, has highlighted the most affordable property postcodes in England and Wales and how you can buy more than 20 houses there for the prices of a flat in Kensington and Chelsea.

The housing market is booming, and the latest house price index from Rightmove has revealed asking prices are at their highest in years as sellers look to take...

Government have announced a tax-payer backed 5% deposit mortgage for first-time buyers

How much could Generation Buy save first-time buyers?

While the finer details are yet to be revealed around last week’s Government announcement of a tax-payer backed 5% deposit mortgage for first-time buyers, research by estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk , has revealed that it could save the average first-time homebuyer (FTB) as much as £17,981.

Currently, FTBs are forced to get on the ladder with larger deposits due to a...

What can £3m can get you in the global property market across 24 cities

What can £3m get you in the prime global property market?

While the high-end property market may attract a certain type of buyer wherever you are in the world, the property you can secure differs greatly from one market to the next.

The world's leading high-net-worth mortgage broker, Enness Global , has taken a look at what £3m can get you in the global property market across 24 cities, based on the current value of property per square...

Average house prices in urban areas are 10% higher

Are city home sellers really heading to the country?

The romanticised notion that many city-based homeowners are upping sticks and, well, moving to the sticks, has been heavily featured in the press in recent months.

However, the latest research by Barrows and Forrester suggests that this isn’t quite the case. Well, not yet anyway.

Barrows and Forrester analysed the latest transaction data from the Land Registry, splitting...

How much it would cost to build your very own 3 bed, semi-detached gingerbread house.

The Cost of a Real-life Gingerbread House is Revealed

Bake Off is back, bringing just the kind of sugary boost this country needs and it has the mortgage experts at Bankrate UK thinking, ‘ what if we could build a gingerbread house in real-life? ’

Using an adapted recipe from the baking Queen herself, Mary Berry, along with data on the cost of land in the UK’s major cities, Bankrate UK has uncovered how much it would cost to...

London is home to the highest rental price premium of any capital city in Europe

Capital city rental price premiums cost tenants 35% more

The latest research from the international rental marketplace, Spotahome , has revealed that London is home to the highest rental price premium of any capital city in Europe when compared to the national rental cost in each nation. Spotahome looked at the cost of renting in each city across the EU and UK and how it compared to the cost of renting in the wider nation, to find which cities were...

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