Monthly Archives: October 2009

Under the Hammer – investment property

By Peter Hornor, chartered surveyor and auctioneer with Brown & Co in Norwich: Historically, auctions have suited a variety of residential, commercial and rural property but where property is let there is often an income producing opportunity that an auction … Continue reading

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What if the Tories scrap Hips…

By David Pett, director of Hip2go in Norwich: I wonder whether the Conservatives have given any thought on how their policy will affect the market come early next year. If, as expected, the election is held in May or by 3 June … Continue reading

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Do mortgages really need more regulation?

By Ian Harris, chairman of the Norfolk branch of the NAEA and an agent with Watsons in Norwich. Under proposals published yesterday by the regulator, banks and building societies will have to assess all mortgage applicants on the basis of … Continue reading

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Asking prices may have risen 2.8%, but they won’t be selling

David Adams, head of residential at leading property consultants Chesterton Humberts, comments on Rightmove’s data showing that asking prices for homes in England and Wales rose 2.8% in the past month: “While asking prices may have risen 2.8%, properties outside … Continue reading

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NAEA: Recovery must be extended into second phase

According to the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), LENDERS must do more to help facilitate the second phase of housing market recovery. The NAEA’s monthly market report showed that demand for property has returned to the housing market, particularly … Continue reading

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NAEA: Response to CML gross lending figures

Commenting on Council of Mortgage Lenders gross lending figures for August, NAEA President Gary Smith said: “The reduction in overall mortgage lending in the month of August comes as no surprise as it does follow the seasonal trend where the … Continue reading

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Too many opinions and not enough answers!

We all have periods in our lives when all we want is a simple answer on what to do, and yet what do we get? A rather large headache and not much else. Since the start of the credit crunch … Continue reading

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