News: January 2019

SALES NEWS :- Thousands of first time buyers given a boost with Help To Buy

11/01/19

It’s difficult for first time buyers to get on the ladder but new government figures show a lot of young purchasers now benefit from Help To Buy. This scheme gives a 20% loan to eligible buyers of new homes, so long as they save a 5% deposit. The figures show:  14,867 Help To Buy loans were taken out in England in the past three months; a huge…

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Keep it local – agents on the High Street know their local markets

11/01/19

2019 has started with a good example of why it’s best to ask a local estate agent on the High Street exactly what’s going on in the housing market. Relying only on national house price indexes can be confusing, as we discovered in the first few days of January when: the Halifax bank reported house prices up 1.3% over the past year; but the Nationwide said prices…

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Major science park investment signals strong start to 2019 for Exeter

07/01/19

A new ‘Innovation Building’ is to be constructed on Exeter Science Park – a big vote of confidence in the city as it starts 2019. Exeter has a growing reputation as one of the UK’s most go-ahead cities with firms relocation from elsewhere. This building: is designed for new IT start-up companies wanting a Devon base; will be open by the end of next year, 2020; and…

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The market – house sales and rents likely to be stable in 2019

07/01/19

Property pundits have given their housing market predictions for 2019 and it looks set to be a stable year ahead. Everyone wants more economic certainty but meanwhile sellers and buyers are ‘getting on with it’ and are out in force locally: Forecasters say prices will rise 2% to 4% this year; Rents are predicted to rise 2%, roughly in line with inflation; East of Exe and West…

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