Older people to get help to downsize and free up family homes

Theresa May’s government will use its flagship housing strategy to make it easier for older people to move into smaller homes, which could free up larger properties for families. A policy to incentivise more good-quality, new-build sheltered accommodation will be included in a white paper, which also aims to break the dominance of a limited number More...

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By subhadip On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Made in London no more: will property speculation kill industry in the capital?

Beefeaters’ red uniforms, Ford motor engines, Truman’s beer, Brompton bikes – they all share the proud hallmark of being made in London. But for how much longer? The capital is cannibalising its industry, More...

By subhadip On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Directors of new homes warranty firm criticised for lack of independence

Two of the directors of the organisation that sets the standards for new UK homes and provides warranties for buyers cannot be classed as independent because of their links to leading housebuilders, it has emerged. This More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Duncan Pascoe-built townhouse in Ocean Grove sells within one day

A DUNCAN Pascoe-built townhouse has been snapped up within a day of it hitting the market. Selling for the asking price of $950,000, 21b Raven Close, Ocean Grove, is located in central old Ocean Grove and displays More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Old apartments could prove winning investments in 2017

OLD apartments could be the new winning bet for investors, according to real estate experts. Wakelin Property Advisory director Paul Nugent said astute buyers could take advantage of the possibility retro units More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Some Big U.S. Cities See Apartment Rents Fall for First Time in Years

Apartment rents declined in some of the country’s priciest cities during the third quarter, a dramatic reversal that could signal the end of a six-year boom for the U.S. rental market. Rents in San Francisco More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Fannie Mae Taking a Closer Look at Applicants’ Credit Card Payments

If you feel like you’ve been managing your debt just fine, making the minimum payment on your credit cards on time every month, you might want to change your ways before applying for a home loan. Fannie Mae, More...

By subhadip On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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Think U.S. Home Prices Are Rising Too Fast? It’s Much Worse in China

Anyone who has tossed a hat into the U.S. home-buying fray lately has most likely been forced to deal with a stark reality: There are simply too few homes on the market. It’s one of the prime reasons that closing More...

By subhadip On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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What’s Causing Clutter in Your Home? A New Year, a New Home

Every home has clutter, but it’s important to get a handle of your mess. As you ring in the the New Year, now is a great time to purge, especially if you plan on selling your home this year. One of the most cost-effective More...

By subhadip On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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How to Prepare Your Home for a Winter Storm

In many parts of the northern U.S., a forecast for a winter storm is standard course for the season. It’s only when the car can’t make it down the driveway anymore that it’s time to consider the weather bad. More...