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January 2016 - England & Wales House Price Index
January 2016 - England & Wales House Price Index

by Press Office

In the last twelve months there’s been a 5.5% upswing in average property prices compared to just a 2.1% rise in average earnings. However, aspiring buyers now have much more support to help get a foothold on the ladder, with the launch of the Help to Buy ISA in December and the new Starter Homes scheme this year. 

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January 2016 - Mortgage Monitor
January 2016 - Mortgage Monitor

by Press Office

As pressure mounts on the private rented sector ahead of tax changes set to be introduced in April, a growth in buy-to-let mortgage approvals has taken home lending to its highest peak in nine years, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.

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Join the Lent challenge!
Join the Lent challenge!

by Your Move

Members of the Your Move Marketing team have decided to take on a challenge this Lent. They’ll either be cutting something out for the next forty days, or taking on a challenging activity. Follow their progress on the Your Move blog, and visit Facebook to let us know what you’re cutting out or taking on for Lent.

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5 Weird and Wonderful Pancake Day Traditions from Across the UK
5 Weird and Wonderful Pancake Day Traditions from Across the UK

by Your Move

Did you know that there are many weird and wonderful Pancake Day traditions in the UK? From Pancake Races to creating new world records, we at Your Move thought we would share with you some of our favourite facts about new and old Pancake Day traditions and where they take place.

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The Bank of Mum and Dad - what parents should consider when asked for help
The Bank of Mum and Dad - what parents should consider when asked for help

by Your Move

Your Move recently reported that the average deposit for a first time buyer is £25,292. With the average price for a FTB home being £152,470, this is more than 10% of the value of an average property and 64.3% of an average FTB income. For some it’s a challenge to raise that amount of money unless, of course, they gain the support of others – perhaps their parents.

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Does the stamp duty rise in April mean you should buy now?
Does the stamp duty rise in April mean you should buy now?

by Your Move

In the Autumn Statement, the Government proposed applying an extra 3% stamp duty to second homes (including Buy to Let properties) costing over £40,000. That proposal is currently out for consultation with both the property industry and the public.

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What happens when the developer calls you to say that your new build completion date has been delayed by a month?
What happens when the developer calls you to say that your new build completion date has been delayed by a month?

by Your Move

Well, this happened to me only last week and being a first time buyer, I was unsure of what to do next and where to go for advice.

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Landlords, don't let flooding catch you out
Landlords, don't let flooding catch you out

by Your Move

Flooding has dominated the headlines this winter, with some very terrifying images being broadcasted across the UK. Not only is flooding becoming more common, it seems to be getting worse, having devastating effects in the North West and East, as well as Scotland.

This is confirmed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, who say the “The risk of flooding is growing”,...

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Tenant arrears are rising in England and Wales
Tenant arrears are rising in England and Wales

by Your Move

Every quarter we carry out research to see how well tenants and landlords are doing from a financial perspective. Our latest “Tenant Arrears Tracker” shows that, although in theory the economy is performing well, more tenants are struggling to pay their rent. 

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How might Pep Guardiola spend his new £300,000-a-week wage?
How might Pep Guardiola spend his new £300,000-a-week wage?

by Your Move

Yesterday we learned that Pep Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini as the manager of Manchester City. When he moves to the Ethiad from Bayern Munich in the summer, Guardiola's salary will raise to a whopping £15.2million - that's almost £300K a week! So how might he spend his first weeks' pay cheque?

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