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Yorkshire’s ‘bank of mum and dad’ rakes in interest at 4.63 per cent

Yorkshire’s ‘bank of mum and dad’ rakes in interest at 4.63 per cent

House prices are rising faster than most people can save, and slow wage growth, plus an acute shortage of homes, makes it increasingly difficult for would-be home owners to get on the property ladder. But while the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ is a popular way for millennials to meet the challenge of strict mortgage […]

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New housing developments launch

New housing developments launch

Two new housing developments are launching in and around Leeds this summer, replacing  former manufacturing plants. The Poplars at Roundwood, in Garforth, and The Hawthorns, just off the main ring road, are to go on sale on June 16. These two developments will both feature homes from Redrow’s Arts and Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, with traditional […]

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Rental market hit hard as landlords sell up, report reveals

Rental market hit hard as landlords sell up, report reveals

The rentals market faces a potential crisis as more landlords sell up or push up rents for tenants, in the face of increasing legislation, a property leader has warned. David Cox, ARLA Propertymark chief executive, called for action from the Government following the ARLA Propertymark April Private Rented Sector Report. He said: “The barrage of […]

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More people happy to reserve online, survey shows

More people happy to reserve online, survey shows

‘A new home’ has joined clothes, groceries and holidays on the list of purchases people are now securing online. A recent survey from Miller Homes shows that as many as 84 per cent of those surveyed would now reserve, or consider reserving, their dream property at the click of a button. The results of the […]

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Sellers’ market as demand grows for fewer homes

Sellers’ market as demand grows for fewer homes

The property market has swung back firmly in favour of sellers across the country, according to findings within the NAEA Propertymark April Housing Report. Demand from prospective buyers is seen to have grown by nine per cent in April; on average, estate agents had 337 house-hunters registered per branch, compared to 308 in March, the […]

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Search launched for Yorkshire’s next leaders in property

Search launched for Yorkshire’s next leaders in property

The search to find Yorkshire and Humber’s most inspiring young surveyors is on. Entries are now invited to all who have made a significant contribution to the region’s built environment, ahead of the annual RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards . The YSOYA celebrate the diverse range of young talented surveyors, trainees and […]

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Yorkshire housebuilder is UK’s ‘most sustainable’ business

Yorkshire housebuilder is UK’s ‘most sustainable’ business

A community focus by a Yorkshire-based house builder earned them the accolade of most sustainable business in the UK in a recent awards ceremony. Sheffield-based low cost house builder MJ Gleeson received the title at the National PLC Awards ceremony. All businesses in the UK are eligible to be nominated including Virgin, John Lewis, BT […]

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How to avoid property turn offs

How to avoid property turn offs

It may seem obvious advice when property sellers want their homes to be presented in the best light and want the maximum price, but our experience at Romans shows that many sellers still forget the simple things and buyers notice them straight away! “If you want a quick sale, you need to make sure your […]

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Call for firms to back RICS campaign to help young and homeless

Call for firms to back RICS campaign to help young and homeless

Property firms throughout Yorkshire are urged to get behind a campaign to deliver more homes for the young and homeless . Not having a place to call home is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in, and as ‘stress’ is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week from […]

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House prices fall across Yorkshire as sale stock remains low

House prices fall across Yorkshire as sale stock remains low

House prices in Yorkshire and Humber fell last month despite the ongoing low level of homes for sale in the region, according to the April 2018 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ UK Residential Market Survey. During April, just seven per cent of residential surveyors in Yorkshire and Humber saw an increase in house prices (down […]

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