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Monday 28 November 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Moving to a new area? Top tips to help ease moving house Are you thinking about moving across the country to start again in a new area? Or even to start a new job? The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) provides five top tips to ensure moving house runs smoothly. Visit the new area It can take six to eight months to feel at home in a new town, so make sure you are happy with the location of your new house. It’s worth visiting the new area a few times to get your bearings –...

Wednesday 14 September 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

A picture speaks a thousand words The first thing that potential buyers see when they enquire about a particular property is the ‘property details’. This is a bespoke document, produced by us. It isn’t just a mundane list of power points, number of radiators and confirmation that you have dado rails; it’s a high-spec brochure designed to really sell your house. We take professional quality photographs, we’re honest and we’ll shout loudly about your home’s best bits. First...

Tuesday 05 July 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Posted by Posted by OnTheMarket.com June 22, 2016 5:00 am

But even without Brexit vote, the summer of 2016 is not likely to be an entirely normal one as far as the property market is concerned. How many people, buyers and sellers alike, have been delaying their moves until the result of the referendum is known? And what will be the impact on the market of a sudden flurry of activity post-referendum? Late June normally marks the start of a quiet period in the housing market. This year could be a bit different. According to figures from the property...

Tuesday 31 May 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

When asked to rate their motivations for moving house, women listed better schools, broadband connectivity, being closer to family and friends and having access to public transport, shops and amenities as important or very important. Men on the other hand rated tax changes, retirement, pension support, political environment and mobile coverage as their top priorities. When it came to dream home items, the survey revealed that 14% of men wanted a cinema/screening room and 12% wanted a wine...

Monday 07 March 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Help to Buy is a government scheme which can help you to buy a property with just a 5% deposit. Find out how the scheme works and how to qualify in this blog by Money Advice Service. Help to Buy is a government scheme which can help you to buy a property with just a 5% deposit. Find out how the scheme works and how to qualify. - What is Help to Buy? - National differences - Help to Buy: Equity loans - Help to Buy: Mortgage guarantees - Where to go for more information What is Help to...

Friday 19 February 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Would-be homeowners would need to borrow 73 times the average income in order to afford a typical house in one area of England and Wales. In Belgravia you would need to borrow 73.4 times your income to afford a home. With an average net household income of £46,318 and house prices averaging £3.2m, the area is the least affordable place in England and Wales. In comparison, in central Burnley, a home is a much more affordable, 1.9 times the average income of £20,280, at a median price of...

Friday 19 February 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

The market for renting out residential property has dramatically expanded in recent years with the very strong growth of buy-to-let and the increasing popularity of rental property as a long term investment. According to the Office of National Statistics, 36% of households in England and Wales were rented rather than owner-occupied in 2013. Most landlords will appoint an agent to handle the rental and the choice is extensive. There are considerable numbers of letting agents and the majority...

Wednesday 06 January 2016 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Managing to secure a mortgage isn’t just about proving you can afford to repay it each month. You’ll need to have at least 5% of the deposit saved up – more if you want the lowest rates. But with house prices steady, even 5% can be a huge amount. If saving tens of thousands of pounds feels like a daunting prospect, you aren’t alone. We asked the Money Advice Service to share some of the ways you can boost the value of your deposit. Apply for a Help to Buy loan If you’re buying a...

Monday 23 November 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Can a Landlord minimise the implications of Mr. Osborne’s recent budget? PART 2 The Government’s tax changes for landlords, announced in this summer’s Budget, will eat into landlords’ profits and, in some cases, will wipe them out completely. In Part 1 of my summary, I set out ways of reconstructing your property portfolio to minimise tax. In Part 2, I will set out the main available reliefs which will also reduce your tax exposure. While most capital expenses – those involved in...

Wednesday 11 November 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Can a Landlord minimise the implications of Mr. Osborne’s recent budget? PART 1 The Chancellor slashed the tax relief that landlords in the top tax brackets receive on their mortgage interest payments, cutting it from the higher income tax bands, 40pc and 45pc, to 20pc by April 2020. These changes are being phased in gradually and will not affect the basic rate taxpayer and those who are fortunate to own their property free of mortgage. In addition, while interest rates remain low, the...

Monday 02 November 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Posted by OnTheMarket.com

Are you thinking about becoming a landlord or are you one already? Here is advice to help keep all landlords up to date with lettings legislation. Are you thinking about becoming a landlord or are you one already? Here is  advice to help keep all landlords up to date with lettings legislation Deposits must be placed in a Tenancy Deposit Scheme Any deposit funds must be placed in one of the three designated government backed Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) within 30 working...

Wednesday 26 August 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Hundreds of thousands of landlords and their accountants are digesting the impact of George Osborne’s shock tax change unveiled in the summer Budget on July 8. The tax increase, on which there was no consultation, will be phased in from 2017 and fully implemented by 2020. All higher-rate taxpayers who own buy to let properties on which there is a large mortgage will pay substantially more tax. Some current basic-rate taxpayers will also be hit, because the change will push them into the...

Thursday 09 July 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Posted by OnTheMarket.com

First-time buyer advice: where to get on the property ladder in 2015  Thinking of buying your first home? Canny buyers can snap up a property for £100,000. The statistical evidence was stark. In 1991, according to the Office of National Statistics, 65 per cent of people aged between 25 and 34 owned their own homes. By the end of 2014, the figure had fallen to below 45 per cent. Shelter now estimates that in some parts of the country it will take more than ten years to save the...

Wednesday 29 April 2015 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Posted by OnTheMarket.com

One month prices fall, then the next, they soar. So which house price indices should you follow? Are property prices going up or down? It depends on which house price index you go by – and all of them operate according to slightly different criteria so not all are equal. Due to the various statistics issued by different sources, it is easy to become confused by the large discrepancies. Each region is different and often a national index hides the real picture in each area. In addition to...

Friday 27 June 2014 in Latest News & Advice for Property

Arkade Property has enjoyed a close association with Beetham Tower over the years. Initially acting for the Beetham Tower organisation in respect of the initial plot sales and subsequently for a plethora of sellers wishing to achieve the best price for their property and for buy to let investors wishing to maximise their rental yield while entrusting the management of the property to its care. Beetham Tower, also referred to as the Holloway Circus Tower is a 399-foot (121.5 m) tall...
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