The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

Is shared ownership a real housing solution?

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The shared ownership flat in London's Docklands seemed like salvation for Mark and his partner, who had spent years trying to find a home in striking distance of where they work in the capital. It was pricey, at £437,000, so they could only afford a 25% share, but with the rent set at a reasonable level it was just about affordable.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Is shared ownership a real housing solution? http://t.co/FaKja9ewM8 via @guardianmoney

UK house prices rise again in August - Nationwide

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Property values rose by 3.5pc year on year, taking the average price for a UK home to £170,514, according to Nationwide building society. This marked a slight fall on the 3.9pc surge seen in July, which was the biggest annual rise for three years.

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Lockstones @Lockstones 7 months, 3 weeks ago

UK house prices rise again in August - Nationwide via @Telegraph http://t.co/s1AT5PufnL

Two bed flats in London will cost £1m in six months, agent predicts

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The average price of a two-bedroom property in prime London could reach £1m in six months. The prediction comes as the latest Land Registry house price index gives annual inflation for homes in England and Wales at 0.8% - but at 6.3% across London.

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Steve Tolfree @StvRav 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Two bed flats in London will cost £1m in six months, agent predicts - Estate Agent Today http://t.co/qI7O00esfa

Shelter calls for huge expansion of shared ownership homes

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Friday 30th August 2013 Shelter has called for a huge expansion of shared ownership homes, to help both first-time buyers and people stuck in homes that have become too small for them. It wants to see shared ownership homes become a norm, and routinely traded via high street estate agents.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Shelter calls for huge expansion of shared ownership homes http://t.co/oqRGMRDuU3

House prices continue upward march

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

House prices rose strongly for a fourth consecutive month in August, Nationwide said today, citing a recovery in the economy and government measures to help people on the property ladder. House prices rose 0.6 per cent this month compared with July, when prices rose by a revised 0.9 per cent, Nationwide said.

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Leah Milner @leahmilner 7 months, 3 weeks ago

House prices continue their upward march (Nationwide) http://t.co/EazPry0VJ8

House prices 'rise at brisk pace'

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

UK house prices continued to rise at a "fairly brisk pace" in August, increasing by 0.6% compared with July, the Nationwide said. The building society said that property prices were up by 3.5% compared with a year earlier, although August 2012 was a slow month. The average home was valued at £170,514, it said.

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Jonathan O'Shea @empropexpert 7 months, 3 weeks ago

House prices 'rise at brisk pace' http://t.co/w5T43fowV0

Mortgage lending competition rises

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Competition between providers in the mortgage market is growing as activity in the housing sector picks up, a lenders' group has said. The UK's six biggest lenders were responsible for more than 90% of gross mortgage lending at the height of the financial crisis in 2009.

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Mosley Jarman @mosleyjarman 7 months, 3 weeks ago

BBC News - Competition between mortgage lenders picks up http://t.co/Ki4vk98ECZ

Relationship between agents and landlords 'could worsen over migrant checks'

http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Thursday 29th August 2013 Proposals to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigrant status of tenants have been slammed by the Residential Landlords' Association. The body says the plans could create further friction between landlords and agents.

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Core Systems @Encore_Software 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Proposals to make private landlords responsible for checking the immigrant status of tenants have been slammed.... http://t.co/NpLIAKHLcE

BoE Governor Mark Carney is ready to pop any housing bubble and warns traders' bets on rate rises are way off

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

He reinforced the Bank's landmark "forward guidance" pledge to leave rates unchanged until unemployment falls to 7pc. That was a clear signal that the Bank does not expect to lift them above their record 0.5pc low until late 2016, even though the market is currently anticipating a move in mid-2015.

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Telegraph News @TelegraphNews 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Mark Carney has signalled he is ready to pop any looming housing bubble as he gives his first speech in the role http://t.co/PcpZCP4Kms

City Road development | Flats and homes for sale | Angel | Old Street | Clerkenwell | Homes & Property

http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

City Road "quarter", EC1: £1 billion makeover and hundreds of new homes London surprises again with a spanking new city-centre quarter, says David Spittles * The once unloved district between Angel, Hoxton and Clerkenwell is stepping out of the shadows with a £1 billion makeover, creating hundreds of glamorous new

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ES Homes & Property @HomesProperty 7 months, 3 weeks ago

The once unloved district between Angel and the City, is getting a £1-billion makeover http://t.co/gMVWE5MldP http://t.co/u9rT7jqv8U

London's last £100k property? Grotty Brixton flat goes on sale for a third of the price of a Hyde Park parking space... and already buyers are queuing up because of the rock-bottom price

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Studio is so grim even the estate agent described it as 'horrendous' However, it could yield £1,000 a month in rent if refurbished 10 people have shown interest in the property already Earlier this month a 11ft x 12ft parking space went on sale for £300,000 PUBLISHED: 09:17 EST, 28 August 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 EST, 28 August 2013 A run-down flat in Brixton may be the last property in London to be sold for under £100,000.

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Peter Lawrence @lawrencerandea 7 months, 3 weeks ago

London's last £100k property? Grotty Brixton flat goes on sale for a third http://t.co/tzepw7XCfI http://t.co/whzpfmNh4v

'Backdoor mansion tax' on £2m homes could treble council bills

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Members of Brighton council, which is run by the Green Party, have suggested a "progressive council tax" that would result in a steep increase in local rates. The tax, the first of its kind in the country, would be means tested, and supporters say only the richest 20 per cent of households would be in the higher bracket.

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Kemp & Co @KempandCoPbury 7 months, 4 weeks ago

'Backdoor mansion tax' on £2m homes could treble council bills http://t.co/Pq8cfGmLFh

Rise in number of estate agency insolvencies as transactions stay low

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Wednesday 28th August 2013 The number of estate agents entering insolvency was 77 in the 12 months to June, a report says. The figure is up from 49 for the comparable period a year earlier. The report, from accountants Wilkins Kennedy, says the prolonged slump in transaction numbers is to blame.

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Steve Tolfree @StvRav 7 months, 4 weeks ago

Rise in number of estate agency insolvencies as transactions stay low - Estate Agent Today http://t.co/6dt6ItGnpj

George Osborne's homes scheme could sideline first-time buyers, say lenders

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago
George Osborne's policy of kickstarting the housing market with subsidised mortgages could inflate prices to pre-crash peaks and sideline the first-time buyers it is designed to help, according to a group representing some of the UK's biggest banks and building societies In the latest warning about the impact of the Help to Buy programme, lenders said property prices could rise by 11% by the end of 2016, with artificially inflated valuations the biggest threat to its success.

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Chris Wood @PDQProperty 7 months, 4 weeks ago

HOUSE PRICES TO RISE BY 11% - George Osborne's homes scheme could sideline first-time buyers, say lenders http://t.co/wDImwZEa75

George Osborne's homes scheme could sideline first-time buyers, say lenders

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 7 months, 4 weeks ago

George Osborne's policy of kickstarting the housing market with subsidised mortgages could inflate prices to pre-crash peaks and sideline the first-time buyers it is designed to help, according to a group representing some of the UK's biggest banks and building societies In the latest warning about the impact of the Help to Buy programme, lenders said property prices could rise by 11% by the end of 2016, with artificially inflated valuations the biggest threat to its success.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 7 months, 4 weeks ago

George Osborne's homes scheme could sideline first-time buyers, say lenders http://t.co/2Pvw1Wu1jn via @guardianmoney