Author Archives: David Vincent

VAT change will reduce listed building repairs

By James Pearson of Strutt & Parker The withdrawal of VAT relief on alterations to listed buildings will dampen enthusiasm for restoration projects. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in the Budget that VAT relief on alterations to existing … Continue reading

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More support needed for first-time buyers

By David Vincent  Property Editor THERE was a time, before the collapse  of the housing market and the recession, when the majority of people aspired to buy there own homes. Renting was seen by many as very much a second … Continue reading

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Thinking of buying with family or friends?

By James Neal of Neals   WOULD-BE first-time buyers struggling to raise large deposits or secure finance from reluctant banks could consider buying with family or friends to help spread the costs of buying and maintaining a home. With a … Continue reading

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More positive signs in the regional homes market

By Carl Eastwood of Strutt & Parker AT last we are seeing some more positive signs in the regional property market with some of the ripple effect from London feeding through to the local market in East Anglia. It seems … Continue reading

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Could be time to think about fixing your rate

By Adam Aiken, editor of MyMoney24 THE news on the mortgage front has become a little gloomier in recent weeks, with the first signs that mortgage rates are on their way up, even though the Bank of England base rate … Continue reading

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Suffolk prime property prices could be poised to rise

By Tom Orford of Savills, Ipswich Welcome green shoots of recovery are emerging along with the daffodils as Savills researchers report the first quarterly price rises in a year for some of the prime residential markets outside London. Growth is … Continue reading

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Investing in rental homes is a good option

By Philip Macdonald managing director of Abbotts Countrywide   Rising demand for good quality rented accommodation, especially amongst young professionals who either don’t want to buy or are saving for a deposit is tempting new and existing landlords back into … Continue reading

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