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Show apartment now at the luxurious Silverdale!

Wed 14 Jul 2021

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Luxury living with stunning views!

Mon 28 Jun 2021

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Luxury apartment living in Mariners View!

Mon 21 Jun 2021

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Book a viewing now so you don’t miss out!

Fri 11 Jun 2021

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Final two homes remaining!

Wed 09 Jun 2021

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Mews apartments at their best!

Mon 07 Jun 2021

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Final home remaining at Heritage Park!

Fri 04 Jun 2021

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Open day at the luxurious Gibson Park!

Thu 03 Jun 2021

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Apartment living in Speedwell Road

Wed 02 Jun 2021

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Welcoming Laura to the Team

Tue 01 Jun 2021

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Silverdale, Heswall

Fri 30 Apr 2021

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Alexander Close, Thingwall

Tue 20 Apr 2021

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Heritage Park, Birkenhead

Mon 29 Mar 2021

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Lauren Baillie scoops Top Award

Tue 02 Feb 2021

Following the companys virtual AGM last week, Karl Tatler Estate Agents are delighted to announce Lauren Baillie as our Negotiator of The Year 2020.

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Karl Tatler Estate Agents acquires Cavendish Manley Estate Agents

Tue 26 Jan 2021

Karl Tatler Estate Agents has been actively expanding their network of offices over the past twelve months which also saw a new office open in Wallasey in January 2020. The Wallasey office has had an amazing first year and from a ‘cold start’ has ...

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Housing Market Exempt from Third Lockdown

Tue 05 Jan 2021

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2021 Set to be an Exciting Year for Karl Tatler Estate Agents

Mon 21 Dec 2020

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Lengthy Conveyancing

Wed 18 Nov 2020

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Work Begins to Save Historic Andrew Gibson House

Fri 06 Nov 2020

Restoration and reopening of the grand Edwardian architecture of Andrew Gibson House will add to the renaissance underway along the Wirral waterfront, complementing the recent investments along the Egremont Promenade and around New Brighton, and t...

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Gibson Park Now Available

Wed 04 Nov 2020

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Housing Market Exempt from latest National Lockdown

Mon 02 Nov 2020

The Government has acknowledged that the housing market is not only a significant driver of the economy but also a significant moment in peoples lives and as such have decided to make ‘moving home’ exempt from the lockdown.

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Four in ten BTL landlords set to add to portfolio this year

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Four in ten buy-to-let landlords are planning to expand their portfolio this year, according to new research.

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First-time Buyer? 7 Tips to Finding the Right Home for You

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Looking to buy your first home? Here’s invaluable first-time buyer advice and tips on finding the right home for you...

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Top tips to prevent damp in your rental properties

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Damp problems can be a serious concern in any home. Not only are they unwelcoming, but they are also unhealthy, and could indicate major structural or weatherproofing issues.

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Average age of people buying BTL property falls significantly

Mon 25 Mar 2019

The average age of people buying investment property has fallen by more than three and half years in the past nine months, new analysis from yieldit has found.

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Buy to let in the UK is still a good investment compared to gold and other assets

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Buy to let is still a good investment option in the UK, beating investing in gold, cash and fine art in the last decade in terms of returns, new research has found.

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Choice of Buy-to-Let Mortgages Hits 12 Year High

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Need a buy-to-let mortgage? Find out why you now have a huge choice and find three tips for choosing the right buy-to-let mortgage...

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House prices edge up in February

Thu 21 Mar 2019

The latest data released from LSL Acadata shows that, for the third consecutive month, average house prices increased during February by 0.5%.

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The best mortgages for first-time buyers

Wed 20 Mar 2019

The first-time buyer market is booming, with the number of people buying their first home hitting its highest level in 12 years, according to data from UK Finance.

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North west house prices rise faster than rest of England

Wed 20 Mar 2019

New figures show house prices in the north west have risen faster than any other region in England.

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How to improve your property’s EPC rating

Tue 19 Mar 2019

Here are some top tips from Everest on how to improve your EPC rating.

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Being near a supermarket and a park is important for tenants in Britain

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Supermarkets, being near a green space and public transport links are the most important issues for people looking to rent a home in Britain, according to new research.

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7 Things Not To Do When Selling Your Home

Thu 07 Mar 2019

Want to sell your home quickly and for the best possible price? Here are seven mistakes to avoid when selling your home...

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Housing costs: Five surprises explained

Mon 04 Mar 2019

The UK's housing market is changing. People are renting for longer and buying their first home later.

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Most home purchases made by first-time buyers in 2018, research shows

Fri 01 Mar 2019

The majority of home purchases were made by first-time buyers last year for the first time in 23 years, according to new research.

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The step-by-step design guide to investment refurbs

Thu 28 Feb 2019

Useful information here on renovating for investment purposes.

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This is why buy to let looks a good investment for many years to come...

Wed 27 Feb 2019

London lettings agency Benham and Reeves has produced figures showing, indirectly at least, exactly why buy to let and property investment looks a safe bet for the long term.

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Cash buyers pay less on average for a home in Britain, study has found

Tue 26 Feb 2019

People in Britain who buy a home with a mortgage pay on average 9% more than those paying with cash, new research has found.

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It's true: buying a home now is much MORE affordable than a decade ago

Tue 26 Feb 2019

Monthly mortgage payments as a proportion of income have dropped to 31 per cent now from 43 per cent a decade ago.

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Help to Buy sends number of first-time buyers into the 12-year record books

Fri 22 Feb 2019

According to trade body UK Finance, there were 370,000 new first-time buyer mortgages completed last year, some 1.9% higher than in 2017.

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Competitive mortgage deals drive first-time buyer numbers upwards

Fri 22 Feb 2019

First-time buyer numbers increased to their highest level in 12 years, driven by Government incentives and competitive mortgage deals

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Report says 45,000 new homes could be built on empty sites in UK town and city centres

Fri 22 Feb 2019

There is around eight million square meters of vacant space in town and city centres across the UK, a third of which could be used to deliver 45,000 new homes, according to a new report.

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Business as usual for Wirral property market

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Despite a slow start for new stock coming to market this year, it appears that confidence continues to be high across Wirral for property buyers.

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First-time buyer numbers hit 12-year high

Wed 20 Feb 2019

First-time buyer mortgages totalled 370,000 in 2018 - 1.9% higher than in 2017 and the highest number recorded since 2006, according to research from UK Finance.

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New asking prices continue to tiptoe up as Rightmove claims affordability has improved for buyers

Mon 18 Feb 2019

New asking prices rose 0.7% this month – equivalent to an extra £1,981 on the average price tag.

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First time buyers can find cheaper mortgages than a year ago

Fri 15 Feb 2019

In the UK first time buyers have a rare opportunity to take advantage of cheap mortgage rates at a time when property price growth has slowed, according to new research.

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UK property market enjoys strong start to 2019

Wed 13 Feb 2019

The UK’s property market experienced a promising first month of 2019, according to the latest data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index.

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80 and still paying a mortgage? No problem, say lenders

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Mortgage lenders are relaxing age limits so that house buyers can still be paying off their home loan well into their 80s.

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7 Things to Consider When Investing in a Property

Mon 11 Feb 2019

If you're thinking of investing in a buy-to-let property, here's a handy guide to seven things you should always do…

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How much does the average landlord in England earn in income from rent?

Fri 08 Feb 2019

There is a misconception among some people that all buy-to-let landlords are wealthy, but the reality is that most operate as individuals earning a modest income from buy-to-let property that is likely to supplement other earnings, the latest figu...

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Big surge in properties coming to market despite Brexit jitters

Fri 08 Feb 2019

There’s been a big rise in the number of homes being listed for sale despite ongoing concerns over Brexit.

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Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings receives Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award 2019

Wed 06 Feb 2019

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings has won the Feefo Gold Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.

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Fewer people owning their own homes? Don't you believe it...

Mon 04 Feb 2019

Conventional wisdom appears to have it that there are fewer owner-occupiers and more renters these days - but that’s not what the latest English Housing Survey reveals.

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Tenants stay an average 4.1 years, says government's own figures

Mon 04 Feb 2019

Private rental sector tenants in England stay an average of 4.1 years in their property - casting doubt over the justification put forward by the government for the introduction of longer tenancies.

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Mortgage borrowers “defy seasonal trends” in December: UKF

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Data from UK Finance shows that the value of gross residential mortgage lending grew 4.7 per cent on a yearly basis in December, from £20.1bn to £21.1bn.

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Mortgages – why 80 is the new 60 as far as lenders are concerned

Thu 31 Jan 2019

Many lenders have relaxed the maximum age at which a mortgage should end.

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Good news for tenants as rents have dropped in the past year

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Renting became more affordable in 2018 thanks to a combination of a once-in-a-decade fall in annual rents and wage inflation, according to The Deposit Protection Service.

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Right up my street: one in three house hunters already know just where they want to live

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Almost a third of buyers know the exact street where they want to move, according to Zoopla research, with those in London, the north and the midlands most likely to target their property searches.

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Are you paying £3,500 a year extra in mortgage costs?

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Remortgaging can save you thousands of pounds, so isn't it time you switched and saved?

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Wirral property market snapshot - January/February 2019

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Andrew Spink Msc, Data Analyst, looks at what the Wirral property market will look like in 2019...

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First-time buyer mortgage costs down by a quarter since 2013

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Mortgage deals for those with a modest deposit have dropped significantly - once you've saved your deposit.

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Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

Tue 15 Jan 2019

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for a typical mortgage of £150,000, according to Property Master.

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Mortgage industry encouraged by FCA move

Mon 14 Jan 2019

The industry has responded positively to the news that the FCA plans to relax affordability rules with ‘relative’ stress tests to help mortgage prisoners.

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The outlook for property investors ‘remains positive’ as rents rise again

Mon 14 Jan 2019

The average cost of renting a property in the UK rose by 1.5% in the 12 months to December 2018, the latest figures from HomeLet show, but this remains below UK inflation rates, last reported by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) at 2.3%.

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Cost of fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages fall year-on-year

Thu 10 Jan 2019

Mortgage lenders have reduced the cost of most of their fixed rate buy-to-let deals for landlords over the past 12 months, according to Property Master.

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Exciting 12 months ahead for BTL

Wed 09 Jan 2019

If there is any sector of the lending market that is used to adapting to change, it’s buy-to-let.

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Young homeowners are paying off their mortgage faster than planned

Wed 09 Jan 2019

Almost half of homeowners are making overpayments on their mortgages, according to new research from Which? Mortgage Advisers.

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Motivation to remortgage hits 11-year high

Wed 09 Jan 2019

The motivation for existing borrowers to remortgage from a lender’s SVR is at its highest since February 2008, Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data shows.

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Why borrowers with two-year deals ending should remortgage now

Tue 08 Jan 2019

If you need motivation to remortgage at the end of your current deal, look no further than the latest figures released by financial experts at Moneyfacts.

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Investors in the North get best yields

Mon 07 Jan 2019

Property investors in the North East achieved an annual yield of 5% in the year to November 2018, Your Move’s England and Wales Rental Tracker research has found.

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Rising demand for eco friendly homes

Wed 02 Jan 2019

A new survey of 1,000 25-40 year old home owners and renters has revealed that almost a third want future homes to be more eco-friendly...

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Top tips for a more energy efficient home in 2019

Wed 02 Jan 2019

Being energy efficient impacts simple actions like switching on a light, opening a fridge or heating water. Here are heating experts, Hometree’s top tips for becoming energy efficient in 2019.

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Top tips for a lucrative mortgage in 2019

Mon 31 Dec 2018

Without much doubt, a mortgage is one of the biggest financial commitments someone will ever make and with Brexit on the horizon, 2019 will certainly be an interesting year for your finances.

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Average UK rent up 1.5% in a year says HomeLet

Fri 21 Dec 2018

HomeLet’s latest snapshot of the lettings market suggests that the average UK rent is now £918 pcm - that’s 1.5 per cent more than this time last year

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5 top tips for private landlords over winter

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Here's some useful tips for private landlords during the winter period.

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Top tips for first time home buyers

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Here's some useful tips for first-time home buyers...

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Vital things first-time sellers need to know

Fri 21 Dec 2018

Here's some useful tips for first-time sellers...

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Growing number of tenants turning to letting agents to find a place to live

Fri 21 Dec 2018

There has been a notable increase in the number of renters turning to lettings agents to find a new property, research from Zoopla’s State of the Property Nation reveals.

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Our 2018 Christmas opening hours

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Please check our festive opening hours...

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Paws For Thought: should agents and landlords allow pets?

Wed 19 Dec 2018

The first-ever pet think tank has launched to address what is claimed to be a lack of pet-friendly rental accommodation in the private sector.

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Most renters have no contents insurance

Wed 19 Dec 2018

There is so much focus on helping landlords better protect themselves and their property from potential claims from tenants, but many renters are often left taking major risks when it comes to their own belongings...

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Top tips to help landlords avoid plumbing problems this winter

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Here's some top tips to help landlords avoid plumbing problems over the winter period

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Should I use a letting agent?

Mon 17 Dec 2018

This article highlights the pros and cons of using a letting agent to manage your property.

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Over 1000 gifts collected by Karl Tatler for disadvantaged children with Mission Christmas appeal

Fri 14 Dec 2018

2018 donations exceeds the total of gifts given over the years past 1,000.

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Brits get moving again - as house purchases rise to highest level in months

Thu 13 Dec 2018

The penny seems to have dropped for sellers holding out for unrealistic house prices - as the latest figures show deals are being done again

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Less than 1% of tenancies end in a deposit dispute

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Just 0.85% of all tenancies ended in a dispute over the tenancy deposit in the 12 months to March 2018, according to fresh data released by Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

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Wirral property market snapshot - December 2018

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Our Data Analyst looks at two of the key questions often asked by home sellers...

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More than 180,500 first time buyers have benefited from stamp duty exemption

Fri 07 Dec 2018

More than 180,500 first time buyers in Britain have saved a total of £426 million through the stamp duty relief programme introduced a year ago, official figures show.

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Buy to let remains solid despite tax challenges, says lender

Thu 06 Dec 2018

The head of a buy to let specialist mortgage broker insists the sector remains a solid investment despite the slew of recent regulation and fiscal challenges.

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​​​​​​​Are you paying too much for your mortgage?

Thu 06 Dec 2018

New analysis of mortgage rate data by Private Finance shows that borrowers on their lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) could save more than £4,000 in mortgage interest alone over the course of just a couple of years by simply switching to a two...

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Karl Tatler average time to sell six weeks quicker than UK average

Wed 05 Dec 2018

Our data shows us that our branches are finding you a buyer quicker than national average…

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Tenants want to stay in rented homes when landlords sell to another investor

Wed 05 Dec 2018

A growing number of tenants say they want to stay put in their rented home even if the landlord sells up.

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The UK's top rental hotspots for landlords revealed

Mon 03 Dec 2018

The top investment opportunities for landlords have been revealed in a new analysis of the buy-to-let (BTL) market.

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Brits rent five times longer than expected - but still want to buy

Fri 30 Nov 2018

A new study has revealed that the average Briton rents four years longer than they initially planned to...

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Why do more people rent? Because stock is better than before...

Wed 28 Nov 2018

One of the country’s leading buy to let experts has given her reasoning behind the surge in the number of people who rent.

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The pros and cons of buying a home in need of renovation

Wed 28 Nov 2018

Here's a useful evaluation of what to consider when buying a home in need of renovation.

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Report suggests narrowing of North-South property price divide

Tue 27 Nov 2018

A report by Savills, the upmarket estate agent, has opened up an interesting debate regarding the North-South property price divide.

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Top 10 worst home renovations that turn off buyers revealed - including carpeted bathrooms and artex ceilings

Mon 26 Nov 2018

If you are thinking of making some home improvements to your property, whatever you do don’t even think of adding woodchip wallpaper or a carpeted bathroom. Mirrored ceilings are also a definite no-no.

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Help to Buy: your questions answered

Mon 26 Nov 2018

Greg Cunnington, director of lender relationships and new homes at Alexander Hall, discloses how using an intermediary has helped first-time buyers to navigate the Help to Buy scheme and successfully get onto the property ladder

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UK house prices continue to rise

Fri 23 Nov 2018

House prices are one of the nation’s favourite talking points, and it seems like they continue to rise. Despite uncertainties over Brexit, a fall in the pound and regional disparities, the UK housing market remains strong overall.

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A few interesting facts about land & new build homes

Fri 23 Nov 2018

In a recent report by the NHBC forty interesting facts about UK homes, housing and house building have been revealed.

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Fixer uppers are a way onto the housing ladder for first time buyers

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Homes that require major structural work can be purchased for £40,000 less than the market average and could be a way onto the housing ladder for first time buyers, it is suggested.

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Karl Tatler targets big Christmas present haul for Radio City's Cash for Kids

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings are delighted to again be involved with the Radio City Cash or Kids annual Christmas present appeal.

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Buy-to-let remortgage hits all-time high

Mon 19 Nov 2018

The proportion of buy-to-let remortgaging hit a record high in the third quarter of the year, as more landlords looked to switch to secure cheap deals in order to maximise as much profit from their portfolios as possible to offset increased tax ch...

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How to get a new build mortgage

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Looking for a new build mortgage? Here’s your complete guide to getting a mortgage on a new property...

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One in three homeowners unaware of their mortgage rate

Mon 05 Nov 2018

As many as one in three UK homeowners don’t know what mortgage rate they are on, potentially costing them thousands of pounds each year, according to Which? Mortgage Advisers.

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Promotions delight at Karl Tatler

Fri 02 Nov 2018

We are delighted to announce that four of our talented members of staff have recently received promotions at Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings.

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Record low for five-year buy-to-let mortgage rates

Fri 02 Nov 2018

Landlords looking for medium-term security can lock into exceptionally low interest rate deals

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Number of first-time buyers reaches record high

Wed 31 Oct 2018

There were 35,500 new first-time buyer mortgages completed in the month, some 2 per cent more than in the same month a year earlier...

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Stamp duty removed on shared ownership

Tue 30 Oct 2018

Stamp duty has been abolished for all first-time buyers of shared ownership homes with a market value of up to £500,000.

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Autumn Budget 2018: Help to Buy modified and extended until 2023

Tue 30 Oct 2018

The government has extended the Help to Buy equity loan scheme until 2023, details in the Budget show.

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Not so grim up north as buy to let investors move from south

Fri 26 Oct 2018

New data from Countrywide’s luxury brand agency Hamptons International says the average price of a home bought by a landlord in the first half of 2018 fell to £174,580.

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The impact of loyalty on insurance

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Loyalty is a term we use to describe your feelings for our favourite football team, our friends, or a particular brand. Many people also stay loyal to their bank and other financial services providers.

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Gifted deposits driving surge in lifetime mortgages

Fri 26 Oct 2018

13% of lifetime mortgages are being used to give a financial gift to family members, with much of money being used towards first homes, according to research from OneFamily.

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Think tank proposes Help to Own scheme for landlords selling to tenants

Fri 26 Oct 2018

The Centre for Policy Studies has proposed a new scheme to increase home ownership at no cost to the Treasury, by giving tenants and landlords a rebate when a rented property is sold by the landlord to a sitting tenant.

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Property demand increases in Q3

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Property demand across the UK increased in the third quarter of year both year-on-year and compared to the second quarter, Emoov’s National Hotspots Index has found.

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Don't hold up completions at the last minute, conveyancers are told

Wed 24 Oct 2018

The Society of Licensed Conveyancers has called for conveyancers to have all monies, including mortgage funds, in place the day before completion.

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Customer reviews – 10 of the best

Fri 19 Oct 2018

In celebration of achieving 1,000 online customer reviews, here’s five of the best reviews we’ve received to date…

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Success for Karl Tatler at Best Estate Agency Guide Awards

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings within the top 4% of estate agents nationwide

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Karl Tatler reach 1,000 online customer reviews

Fri 19 Oct 2018

Milestone reached with rating of 4.7 out of 5

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UK home buyers rate broadband as 'more important than crime rate'

Wed 17 Oct 2018

67.1 per cent of people surveyed said that they demanded a minimum domestic broadband speed of at least 50Mbps.

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Sue Dermott promoted to Senior Branch Manager

Thu 04 Oct 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sue Dermott has been promoted to Senior Branch Manager at Karl Tatler Estate Agents & Lettings.

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How can technology make your home 'greener'?

Mon 01 Oct 2018

When you think of making your home ‘greener’, you may think of adding unsightly solar panels to your roof or buying expensive recycling gadgets.

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Top tips to get your kids on the property ladder

Fri 28 Sep 2018

Here's some tips on giving your children a helping hand with their first home...

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Transactions up month-on-month

Fri 28 Sep 2018

In August there were more residential transactions and less non-residential transactions than that in July, HMRC property transactions showed.

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Wirral house price rise by 1.5% in July

Thu 27 Sep 2018

House prices in Wirral increased by 1.5% in July, contributing to a 3.3% rise over the last 12 months.

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Mortgage applicants in the UK are getting younger, bank research shows

Wed 26 Sep 2018

First time buyers trying to get on the property ladder in the UK are younger than they were five years ago, new research has found.

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Poll reveals the top list of work carried out by British home owners in last five years

Wed 26 Sep 2018

A lick of paint, a new floor and a bathroom makeover top the list of work carried out by home owners in the UK in the last five years, according to a new survey.

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This July was strongest for remortgaging in a decade

Mon 24 Sep 2018

This July was the busiest for remortgaging in a decade, as there were 46,900 residential transactions worth £8.7bn that completed, UK Finance figures show.

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Top tips to help get your house in order before winter hits

Sat 22 Sep 2018

Here's some tips on getting your house ready for winter

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What children want in their home

Sat 22 Sep 2018

A recent survey has revealed what is on the home wish lists of children aged 6-10...

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Mortgage approvals rise in August: e.surv

Sat 22 Sep 2018

New figures from e.surv show that, with 66,543 mortgages approved in August, seasonally adjusted, approvals rose 2.7 per cent on a monthly basis, down 0.7 per cent annually.

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What do tenants want? How to make your buy-to-let property more appealing

Fri 21 Sep 2018

Research shows six in ten renters prefer an unfurnished property

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Wirral property market snapshot - September 2018

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Whether you're a current homeowner, or just curious about the Wirral property market, this update will keep you up-to-speed with the latest trends in your local area.

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Biggest house price drop since 2012: is now the time to buy?

Wed 19 Sep 2018

Nationwide data claims average UK property price at £215,000

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Remortgage activity "spikes" in second quarter: Imla

Thu 13 Sep 2018

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association Mortgage Market Tracker for Q2 shows that 76 per cent of remortgage applications resulted in a completion, up from 70 per cent in Q1.

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Buy to let a strong investment for most

Thu 13 Sep 2018

The majority of buy to let investors still see buy to let as a good strong investment, with 56 per cent looking to keep or buy more rental properties.

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Over 65s make £47bn on their homes in a year

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Retired homeowners have gained £45.7bn in property wealth in the past year despite housing market worries, analysis from equity release adviser Key has found.

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Interest-only mortgages one of top requirements for later life

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Product terms, interest-only mortgages and downsizing as a repayment vehicle were voted top requirements for brokers providing later life advice for their clients, Marsden Building Society has found.

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Government scraps plans to introduce three-year tenancies

Wed 12 Sep 2018

The government appears to have scrapped proposals that will give tenants a minimum three-year contract.

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Property market comment: Moving? It pays to do your homework

Wed 12 Sep 2018

As the long hot summer draws to a close and autumn makes an appearance, many people will be thinking of a new start. Sebastian Hipwood from Savills in Cirencester, recommends doing your homework before taking your property to market.

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Here are some useful tips when doing an end of tenancy clean yourself

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Having a cleaning checklist to ensure your property is in a good condition is important for both landlords and tenants.

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Is your house for sale? This is the one thing that puts people off buying

Wed 12 Sep 2018

Property can often prove difficult to sell, but there is one thing in particular property owners should be aware of when putting their home on the market.

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Conveyancer holidays blamed for delays in house completions

Mon 10 Sep 2018

New research and analysis from conveyancing management specialists, When You Move, has revealed that more than 4 million people across the UK have been left temporarily homeless due to solicitor delays.

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Tips for becoming a full-time landlord

Mon 10 Sep 2018

See some tips here on becoming a landlord...

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How to get started in property

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Property investor Bindar Dosanjh gives her advice on what to consider if you are thinking of investing in property

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Young adults driving demand for waterside living, says report

Fri 07 Sep 2018

Young adults are the driving force behind increasing demand for waterside living in the UK, according to a recent survey by Strutt & Parker.

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Top tips to add value to your home

Tue 04 Sep 2018

Whether you're thinking of selling or investing in the future, these top tips from National estate agent Strutt & Parker will help you increase the value of your home.

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Thinking of a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage? Here is everything you should know

Tue 04 Sep 2018

10-year fixes are growing in popularity. Here's everything you should know about a 10-year fixed-rate mortgage...

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Registrations rise 35% in July

Tue 04 Sep 2018

The latest figures from NHBC have revealed that new home registrations saw a 35% rise in July against the same month last year.

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Why picking the right estate agent can make house sales stress-free

Mon 03 Sep 2018

How do you choose the best agent to sell your home? NAEA Propertymark have the answers...

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First time buyer numbers reached an eight month high in the UK in July

Fri 31 Aug 2018

First time buyers make the most of summer buying opportunities.

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Buy to let investors in UK are younger than a decade ago

Thu 30 Aug 2018

The average age of buy to let buyers in the UK has fallen by 10 years since 2014, according to a new piece of research.

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What survey should you get when buying a property?

Wed 29 Aug 2018

Buying a property? Here's your complete guide to valuations, so you know which survey to have...

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Number of homes being built for retired people set to rise significantly in the UK

Wed 29 Aug 2018

The number of properties being built specially for retired people is set to increase significantly by 2022 as the demand for this kind of home rises in the UK due to an aging population, new research suggests.

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Gross mortgage lending rises 7.6% annually: UKF

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Figures released by UK Finance show that in July, gross mortgage lending rose 7.6 per cent on a yearly basis, totalling an estimated £24.6bn as compared to £22.87bn.

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Low rates spark resurgence in two-year buy-to-let fixes

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Commercial Trust has reported a resurgence in the proportion of two-year fixed rate buy-to-let purchase applications in Q2 of 2018.

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People still like to meet estate agents face to face in the UK, survey suggests

Fri 24 Aug 2018

More than half of consumers in the UK prefer to communicate with estate agents face to face, indicating that having a physical presence on the High Street is still important despite the rise in use of technology.

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4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research from Sainsbury’s Bank Mortgages has revealed.

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The rise, fall (and rise again) of the much-loved bungalow

Fri 24 Aug 2018

An interesting, if a little sombre, story here about the future of bungalows

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Average age of buy to let investors falls dramatically, website claims

Fri 24 Aug 2018

The average age of buyers of properties for buy to let has dropped from 52.3 years in 2014 to 42 years now.

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Number of over-65 homeowners has risen 52% in last 20 years

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Later life lending boom puts pressure on 'advice silos'

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81% of first-time buyers get on property ladder using Help to Buy

Fri 24 Aug 2018

More than 420,000 people have bought a home using one of the government’s Help to Buy schemes including more than 365,400 first-time buyers, according to latest government statistics.

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Invest in a pricey doormat and NEVER hide your house number: Five steps to the best-looking home on the street

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Read expert tips on how to make your home stand out from the rest

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Young households defy stereotype by saving most

Wed 22 Aug 2018

OneFamily has conducted research that describes the average under-30s household as having saved £194 a month as compared to the £174 average that all UK adults saved in 2017.

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More than half of UK landlords are optimistic about outlook for buy to let

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Over half of landlords in the UK fell optimistic about the current buy to let sector despite a raft of regulatory and tax changes which have had an impact on their business, a new survey has found.

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How to let your home rather than sell

Fri 17 Aug 2018

What accidental landlords must know about tax, mortgages, insurance - and earning income

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Average rents edged up 0.2% year on year in Britain in 12 months to July

Fri 17 Aug 2018

The average cost of a new let in Britain increased to £964 per calendar month in July but the pace of rental growth continued to slow to 0.2%, the latest lettings index shows.

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First-time buyers dominate market

Fri 17 Aug 2018

The proportion of first-time buyers has reached its highest level in a decade and now represents more than half of the market, the latest data has revealed.

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The route out of the rental market

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Though buying a home may seem like a distant pipe-dream for many young people in the UK, there are some practical measures they can undertake to put themselves in the best possible position to get on the housing ladder...

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Rents in UK will rise for next five years, experts predict

Mon 13 Aug 2018

Rics says falling supply of rental properties and increased demand will lead to 15% rise

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Thousands of potential homeowners wrongly think they can't get a mortgage

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Thousands of potential homeowners aren't applying for a mortgage because they mistakenly believe they would be turned down, new research suggests.

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Top tips for landlords renting a property

Fri 10 Aug 2018

As a landlord renting a property, there are a few things you should consider when choosing a letting agent.

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Property market comment: buying and selling in the summer

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Summer is now in full swing with schools having broken up for half term and many packing for, if not already on, their holidays and getaways.

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How to future-proof your home and make it irresistible to buyers

Fri 10 Aug 2018

If you're eyeing up a new build home and need to sell your current property, you'll want to make the most out of your home to make it irresistible to buyers...

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Building a new Thurstaston Common pathway, thanks to generosity of Wirral public

Thu 09 Aug 2018

We are delighted to announce that, thanks to the generous Wirral public, we have donated £1,000 towards the preservation of Thurstaston Common.

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Last-time buyers flock to retirement villages

Tue 07 Aug 2018

Retirement villages are an increasingly popular option for ‘Last Time Buyers’ – according to new research from Inspired Villages Group (IVG)

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Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Mon 06 Aug 2018

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Buy to Let Mortgage Index recently published by Mortgages for Business.

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What You Should Teach Your Kids About Mortgages and Borrowing

Fri 03 Aug 2018

Teaching your kids about finance & mortgages can help them to manage their money better as an adult. Here’s your guide…

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Six things you need to know about protecting yourself if you buy a home with a friend or partner

Fri 03 Aug 2018

If you're planning on buying a home with a partner or friends there can be serious financial risks involved if you don't take the right precautions.

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Does Britain have a downsizing crisis?

Thu 02 Aug 2018

Over 620,000 over 65s have considered downsizing, but cannot find suitable alternative accommodation

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69% of BTL landlords choose to fix for five years

Thu 02 Aug 2018

One-fifth of buy-to-let mortgages were fee free

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Landlord confidence hits 18 month high: BM solutions

Wed 01 Aug 2018

Research from BM Solutions shows that landlords’ confidence in their own letting business is up 8 per cent year-on-year – an 18-month high.

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The summer rental market - top tips for landlords

Tue 31 Jul 2018

With the peak summer letting season almost upon us, landlords need to be ready if they are to capitalise on the seasonal increase in demand from tenants. With that in mind, Draker, the prime central London letting agency, offers the following t...

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Buy-to-let investors increasingly targeting low cost, high yield properties

Tue 31 Jul 2018

Buy-to-let investments will continue to offer attractive rates of return compared to other asset classes, but investors will increasingly search out cheaper and higher yielding properties, according to a new special report commissioned by The Mort...

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Think buy to let is dead, think again

Mon 30 Jul 2018

This article looks at how sustainable is the buy-to-let market

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Over a third of mortgages are fee-free

Mon 30 Jul 2018

The deals are particularly popular with first-time buyers looking to cut the upfront costs of getting on the ladder

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Why You Should Take Rates and Fees Into Account When Choosing a Mortgage

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Should you pick the lowest mortgage rate? Or the deal with the lowest fee? Find out here

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Mortgage market in the UK was stable in June with lending up to first time buyers

Fri 27 Jul 2018

The stable performance of the UK mortgage market during May continued into June, with approved mortgages up by 3%, led by lending to first time buyers, the latest research shows.

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What should you know before buying a leasehold flat?

Thu 26 Jul 2018

What is a lease, what does the lease entitle you to do and what are you restricted from doing?

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House prices continue to edge up across England and Wales on an annual basis

Wed 25 Jul 2018

The average house price in England and Wales increased by 2.1% on an annual basis in June, up from 1.8% in the previous month to £303,960, the latest property index shows.

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UK mortgage lending picks up, credit conditions seen improving

Fri 20 Jul 2018

UK mortgage lending picked up in May, figures from the industry on Thursday showed, while the Bank of England reported slightly higher credit availability for residential mortgages in the second quarter.

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First-time buyers and home movers get pre-summer lending boost

Fri 20 Jul 2018

The mortgage market experienced a pre-summer boost in May as lending to first-time buyers and home movers increased, figures suggest.

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How to sell your home FAST in summer: Property experts shares top sales tricks

Fri 20 Jul 2018

AS WE head towards the summer break with school holidays just around the corner, it’s tempting for many would-be vendors to think that it may be better to hold off and list their home for sale in September, fearing that the next eight weeks or s...

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Too much red tape: We reveal over 125 rental laws and regulations

Fri 20 Jul 2018

There are now well over 125 pieces of legislation and regulations - most introduced in modern times - governing the private rental sector, according to research undertaken by Letting Agent Today.

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Home owners in England are older than they were 20 years ago, national survey shows

Fri 20 Jul 2018

Most people in England own their own home, representing 63% of all households but they are older than they were 20 years ago, the latest official survey of the state of housing shows.

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Failure to shop around for your mortgage can cost thousands

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Brits spend more time shopping around and researching new cars and holidays, than they do selecting the right mortgage deal, a new survey claims.

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Getting ready for moving day

Thu 19 Jul 2018

Here's a few helpful tips to assist you with moving day!

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Top tips for selling your house in the summer

Mon 16 Jul 2018

A list of tips for making your home more attractive to buyers during the quieter summer months has been released by the professional body for estate agents.

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Property for sale? Home for sale? This feature will sell your home fast, experts claim

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Property for sale will sell quicker with these must have features estate agents are claiming. While some of the features that house-buyers look for remain the same, there are other more surprising additions that the millennial market look for when...

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Selling the new build dream

Mon 16 Jul 2018

In a recent survey of 1000 UK adults 82% said that they would prefer to buy a period property rather than a new build home.

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UK mortgage approvals hit four-month high in May - UK Finance

Fri 13 Jul 2018

The number of mortgages approved by British banks for home purchases hit a four-month high last month, according to industry figures that differed from other signs of weakness in the housing market.

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5,000: That's how many UK mortgages you can now choose from

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Borrowers have a vast choice of deals, with the number of available mortgages topping 5,000 for the first time in a decade.

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1/3 of UK homeowners are living with these dangerous faults. Are you?

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Up to 1/3 of UK residents could be living with a potentially dangerous fault in their home according to research from leading online roofing supplier Roof Stores.

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Nearly half of mortgage customers looking for trackers in May

Tue 10 Jul 2018

Nearly half (46.8%) of mortgage customers were looking for trackers in May, up from just 32.5% in April, Experian’s Credit Search Barometer has found.

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How to add thousands to your home

Mon 09 Jul 2018

By spending £3,500 creating an open plan kitchen a homeowner could boost the value of their property by as much as £26,000. But there are plenty of other things you can do enhance the returns on your property when you come to sell. Experts at Ar...

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First-time landlords have record choice

Wed 04 Jul 2018

Latest findings reveal that the number of deals for first-time landlords has increased by 13% since the start of the year to reach a record high level.

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Number of rental properties letting agents manage at all-time high

Mon 02 Jul 2018

The number of rental properties letting agents managed rose by 4% in May, with 186 on average per branch, the highest figure recorded, ARLA Propertymark’s May Private Rented Sector Report has found.

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Finding the right tenant for your buy-to-let property?

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Rental properties come in all shapes and sizes, and so do renters these days. So it pays to know who your target audience is when advertising your property.

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10 mortgage questions to ask your lender

Wed 27 Jun 2018

Looking to get a new mortgage? Here are 10 questions you should ask your mortgage lender before you sign up...

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Wirral property viewing to sale ratio superior to rest of UK

Mon 25 Jun 2018

Some reports have recently suggested that the average number of viewings required to achieve a property sale in the UK has increased from 11 to 19 over the past three years. That�s handy to know, but what does the picture look like for the Wirral?

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Better later than never? Property market springs back to life in May

Mon 25 Jun 2018

The typical spring bounce in the property market may have started slightly later this year, as HMRC data shows a 12.1% boost in transactions during May.

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Property transactions up 0.8% in May

Mon 25 Jun 2018

The latest data from HMRC has shown that during May there were 99,590 residential transactions recorded, a seasonally adjusted rise of 0.8% but a 0.5% drop compared to the same month a year earlier.

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Hundreds of thousands of UK owners want to downsize but cannot find the right home

Mon 25 Jun 2018

More than 1.4 million home owners in the UK aged over 65 will consider downsizing in the next five years but they are struggling to find the right kind of property, new research suggests.

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Work driving UK property market

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Jobs not money behind UK property moves

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Owning a home is cheaper than renting in all areas of the UK

Fri 22 Jun 2018

Potential first-time buyers would have lower monthly outgoings if they bought a property rather than renting one, with rental prices surpassing average mortgage repayments in every region of the UK, Santander Mortgages has found.

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Lettings market comes back to life after 'slumber spring'

Fri 22 Jun 2018

The lettings market is looking distinctly healthier now than a month ago according to data just released by board company Agency Express.

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Dwindling stock in north drives prices to new national record

Wed 20 Jun 2018

The asking price of newly-marketed properties has hit a new record for the third consecutive month, Rightmove’s House Price Index has found.

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Is now the last chance to get a cheap mortgage?

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Mortgage industry observers have warned that the age of the cheap mortgage could soon be over, despite rates falling in recent weeks.

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A complete guide to shared ownership and how it can get you on the property ladder

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Think you can’t afford to buy a house? Perhaps you should think again

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Save £880 on your energy bills with THESE five home improvements

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Energy bills can add up to thousands of pounds a year. With heating on for most of the year and many homes without proper insulation, your home could be pouring out as much money as heat. A new guide reveals the top five ways to save yourself hund...

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8 out of 10 plan to fund retirement with property wealth

Mon 04 Jun 2018

The latest research from SunLife has revealed that eight in ten homeowners age 55 and over would use equity release or downsize

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Tenants in the UK name having a pet as their top desire for rented home

Wed 30 May 2018

Pets and a high speed internet connection are the top things that tenants in the private rented sector in the UK want from their rented home, new research has found.

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This is why your house could be worth £15,000 more than last year

Fri 25 May 2018

House prices in Liverpool have rocketed, according to the latest figures

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Flat prices rose by £75,000 over last five years

Tue 22 May 2018

The average price of a flat in the UK has risen by £75,074 over the last five years, equivalent to £1,251 per month, Halifax has found.

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UK House Prices Climb 0.8% in May - Rightmove

Tue 22 May 2018

House prices in the UK were up 0.8% on month in May, property tracking website Rightmove said on Monday.

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Home movers underestimate renovation cost by £7.5K

Fri 18 May 2018

Nearly a quarter of those who purchase a new home don't adequately budget for work

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Demand for property remains strong, but buyers are bargain hunting

Fri 18 May 2018

Word is getting out that there are property bargains to be had this Spring...

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Millennials look at joint mortgage options to get on property ladder

Fri 18 May 2018

Almost six out of 10 millennials would consider taking out a group mortgage, with two or more friends or siblings, as a means of getting onto the housing ladder.

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Remortgage delay costs UK homeowners £53m

Thu 17 May 2018

Sort out your next mortgage before your deal comes to an end, or pay the price.

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Four reasons why you should use a letting agent rather than going private

Thu 17 May 2018

There is no doubt that increased access to information has encouraged more people to invest in the property market but should you use a letting agent or go private to maximise your buy to let returns?

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What are the features and facilities Brits are willing to pay more rent for?

Mon 14 May 2018

Throughout the last ten years, house price inflation has outpaced wage growth in many parts of the UK, scuppering the prospect of home ownership for many first-time buyers.

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Clear recognition of value of professional mortgage advice

Fri 11 May 2018

Mortgage Myths campaign highlights brokers' important role

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Landlords set to make £162,000 profit per property over next 25 years

Fri 11 May 2018

Bullish claim is made by lender KentReliance which says buy-to-let will remain profitable for investors despite government tax takes.

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One in three borrowers paying too much for their mortgage, says regulator

Tue 08 May 2018

A new report by the Financial Conduct Authority says that around 30% fail to find the cheapest mortgage. More here...

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Number of BTL mortgage products hits record high

Fri 04 May 2018

Buy-to-let investors now have plenty of choice when looking for a mortgage after new data revealed that the number of buy-to-let products currently on the market has reached an all-time high.

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61% don't have life insurance

Fri 04 May 2018

Brit’s most expensive guilty pleasures each month are cigarettes or vaping, eating out, drinking and bingeing on fast food while six in 10 (61%) do not have any life insurance, Direct Line Life Insurance has found.

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Fixed-rate vs tracker mortgages: which should you get?

Fri 04 May 2018

Tracker deals getting more popular as fixed-rate mortgages grow in cost

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Terraced homes still the most popular property type in England and Wales

Thu 03 May 2018

Terraced homes are still the most popular among buyers in England and Wales but sales of semi-detached properties are not far behind, the latest official figures show.

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