Whether you’re looking to purchase your first property, downsize or even buy a second home, when weighing up house-hunting options, there is one long-standing debate to be had – choosing between a house or an apartment.
Almost a third of the UK households are making plans to change living arrangements due to lockdown experiences, moving home permanently and citing remote working as the facilitator and quality of life as the ambition.
A recent poll of UK house hunters has found moving closer to family and needing additional space are two of the top reasons why people want to move home in 2021.
Despite the pandemic and several lockdowns, the UK housing market boomed during 2020, spurred on by the stamp duty holiday and, thanks to its recently announced extension, it is widely expected that house prices will continue to rise this year.
March 31st, a date that will probably be ingrained into the minds of practically everyone in the UK who is actively buying or selling a property at the moment.
The unprecedented events of 2020 meant that people were faced with the reality of large swathes of time in their homes, getting up close and personal with the size of their living rooms, and their access or lack of, to outdoor open space.
It seems like the highly publicised exodus of urban dwellers to escape city life and head for the hills is only half the story. Newly released data from Aviva reveals a more complicated picture.
Despite the housing market currently remaining open for business during the latest national lockdown, fresh warnings have been issued by The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government stating that nothing is off the table.
Over half (52%) of house sales in England and Wales fell through before completion in the third quarter of 2020, as Covid uncertainty plagued the property market.
Lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed the huge sums that could go down the drain this December as a result of property sales that fall through.
Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed that house moves can continue when Thursday's lockdown begins, but has yet to decide whether branches can remain open.
Mortgage issues, gazumping, survey faults or a chain-breaking, there are many reasons why a property sale can collapse.
UK homemovers are increasingly insisting that Covid Clauses are inserted into their contracts, in case they are unable to move due to the pandemic.
England's property market has been released from some elements of the lockdown.
Many in the housing sector anticipate a surge in moving from pent-up demand. However, strict guidelines are still in place covering every aspect of buying, selling, and renting.
A new cross-industry guide to re-opening the housing market and enabling people to move safely has now been published.
The latest data and analysis from online mortgage broker, Trussle, has suggested that those who were currently planning to buy or sell a property should expect to have to shelve their plans for five months due to the ongoing crisis.
Latest advice gives green light to existing house moves to be completed, and the use of tradespeople for property repairs and maintenance.
Two in three property buyers and sellers have been involved in a deal that has fallen through in the last 12 months, according to new research.
Newly released data from estate agent comparison website, GetAgent.co.uk, reveals that between price drops caused by worries surrounding Brexit and rising agents fees, British home sellers are being hit with thousands against their sale.
The average cost of buying and selling home in the UK has reached a record high at £10,414 or £24,585 in London, new research has found, a rise of 2% year on year.
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