Behaviour Changes in the Rental Market

Behaviour Changes in the Rental Market

The latest stats show average rents have gone from 2% annual growth in 2021 to 12.3% growth in 2022 and a massive 17.8% in London. At the same time, supply levels have plummeted, with the avai…

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Base Rate Rise

Base Rate Rise

The rise is the seventh rise in a row and the base rate is now the highest it has been since November 2008. The Bank was originally planning on making the announcement on September 15th, but o…

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Getting onto the Housing Ladder

Getting onto the Housing Ladder

Their survey of 2,000 aspiring FTBs found that of those who were planning on buying in the next year or so, as a result of the rising cost of living, 70% had been forced to delay their purchas…

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How much is a Garden Worth?

How much is a Garden Worth?

The truth is, it’s quite difficult to put a precise value on a garden, as it depends on so many variables, such as its size and location, whether it’s overlooked, its orientation, …

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What Effect will Stamp Duty Changes have on House Sales?

What Effect will Stamp Duty Changes have on House Sales?

There are two main changes – for ordinary buyers, the Stamp Duty (SDLT) threshold has been raised from £125,000 to £250,000. From there on, as before, they will pay 5% between …

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How to Reduce Fuel Bills this Winter

How to Reduce Fuel Bills this Winter

Over the last few months, the headlines have been full of horror stories about surging energy costs. And, even though there was some relief when Liz Truss capped prices, we will all still see …

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The Share of Freehold Explained_ What You Need to Know

The Share of Freehold Explained_ What You Need to Know

You can’t own a house without buying it first, which means signing up for one or more mortgages. You may have heard the word ‘freehold’ bandied about, but getting to grips wi…

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How To Upsize Your Home_ A Beginner's Guide

How To Upsize Your Home_ A Beginner's Guide

When it comes to real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. But what if you’re happy where you are, just not with the size of your house? If you feel like your curre…

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Property Prices East Ham

Property Prices East Ham

It is no secret that property prices in East Ham have been on the rise in recent years. Below, we will take a closer look at how prices have changed and what factors are contributing to this i…

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Schools in East Ham

Schools in East Ham

People move to East Ham for many reasons: the fantastic transport links, the diverse range of shops and restaurants on offer or simply because it is a great place to raise a family. But one of…

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Rental Reform Bill White Paper

Rental Reform Bill White Paper

The government recently released a white paper entitled “A Fairer Private Rented Sector.” The goal is to improve the quality of life for people living in private rented accommodati…

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Are You Compliant?

Are You Compliant?

Building Regulations are constantly updated and refined to meet the changing needs of UK communities. However, as a homeowner, trying to keep up with these changing policies and legal requirem…

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Preparing Your Home To Sell

Preparing Your Home To Sell

No matter how appealing, clean, and comfortable you believe your home is, it will need to be taken to a whole new level when it comes to viewings from potential buyers. However, a house is …

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Watch this space: Zone 3 first-time buyer homes in 'real' East End of London outpost

Watch this space: Zone 3 first-time buyer homes in 'real' East End of London outpost

Poor old East Ham, eh? This outpost of the traditional East End has thoroughly missed out on the waves of regeneration that have transformed much of the rest of Newham, from Stratford in the n…

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What to look out for in a HomeBuyer Report

What to look out for in a HomeBuyer Report

Being a first-time buyer can sometimes be a daunting experience as you furiously gather together reams of paperwork before handing over your hard-earned cash. One of the documents that youR…

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Key colour trends for interior design in 2019

Key colour trends for interior design in 2019

From matt colours to terracotta additions, Redrow give us the latest home trends update. “If you’re a fan of colour there’s plenty of it this season,” was a key theme f…

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