The most important UK property news aggregated from leading twitter commentators

Mortgage lending hits nearly £10bn in October

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Britain's housing boom continued in October following a jump in mortgage lending, but borrowing by businesses continued to contract. According to industry figures, October's new mortgage lending was 32% higher than a year ago and up on September's year high at £9.9bn as mortgage borrowers joined the rush to purchase a home.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Mortgage lending hits nearly £10bn in October http://t.co/HJwqqR056I via @guardianmoney

Payday loan 'risk to new mortgages'

http://www.bbc.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Taking out a payday loan could endanger people's chances of getting a mortgage whether or not they had difficulties repaying the cash, the BBC has learned. Nearly two-thirds of brokers contacted by trade publication Mortgage Strategy for Newsnight had a client turned down for a mortgage after a payday loan.

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ProlificMF.com @Mortgage_Mind 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Be warned folks. Be warned. BBC News - Payday loan 'risk to mortgage applications' http://t.co/d8DQI4mjGp

London's Crossrail project set to hike property prices by 13% by 2018

http://www.propertywire.com

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

London's Crossrail, Europe's largest infrastructure project, will add around 13% to house prices between now and when the first train lines become operational in 2018, it is claimed. The project, which is well underway, will increase the capacity of the city's transport system by 10%, will lead to the average house price rising by £60,000, according to a new report from CBRE.

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Property Wire @PropertyWire 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Crossrail project in London set to increase property prices by 13% by 2018, according to report from CBRE http://t.co/xK60w5ELu3

Boris Johnson launches plans for £1bn London house building scheme

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Launching the £1bn draft housing strategy at Greenwich Square, Mr Johnson warned that the shortage of new homes was the biggest threat to London's economy. The Mayor of London set a new target to build 42,000 homes a year over the next decade to address the capital's housing supply crisis.

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Boris Johnson launches plans for £1bn London house building scheme http://t.co/n1qwYhUOtK via @TeleProperty

Landlord who refused to repair property fined

http://www.propertyreporter.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Monday, November 25, 2013 Published by WARREN LEWIS A Northumberland landlord has been fined £2000 for failing to carrying out urgent repairs on his Sunderland property leading one North East lettings expert to state "cases like this make me sick".

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Chris Wood @PDQProperty 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Landlord who refused to repair property fined | News | Property Reporter http://t.co/pu34FIDLKA

Five surprising facts about Britain's housing market

http://www.edmundconway.com

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

I've just (belatedly) come across the excellent Hypostat report from the European Mortgage Federation and thought a few of its tables were worth sharing - as comparables on housing markets and mortgages aren't as commonplace as one might have thought.

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Ed Conway @EdConwaySky 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Five surprising facts about Britain's housing market. Here's the full blog: http://t.co/RnjrAjMd7H

WhoSoldWhere - Could a Buying Agent Save You Money When Moving Home?

http://www.whosoldwhere.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Could a Buying Agent Save You Money When Moving Home? Written by Graham Norwood 16 minutes ago Grumpy after getting gazumped? Bewildered at being beaten to a bargain basement flat? In that case perhaps your should hire a buying agent.

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Graham Norwood @PropertyJourn 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Could a buying agent save you money? My blog entry for WhoSoldWhere is now online http://t.co/9bRU9RaK59

Farmer builds a house for just £150 using materials he found in skips

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Michael Buck used only natural materials or unwanted items to build 'cob house' at bottom of his garden He said he wanted to challenge notion that paying for a house should take a lifetime He is now renting out the property to a worker on a neighouring farm, who pays for her lodgings in milk By James Rush PUBLISHED: 06:32 EST, 25 November 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 EST, 25 November 2013 A farmer has built a house for just £150 using an ancient building technique and materials he found in skips.

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Knight Knox @KnightKnox 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Farmer builds a house for just £150 using materials he found in skips http://t.co/VDt0s35adm via @MailOnline

West country group of agents opts for Agents' Mutual

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Monday 25th November 2013 The Property Sharing Experts, an 80-strong network of independent agents in the west country, has decided to back Agents' Mutual. The network, formerly part of Team, had looked at both Radarhomes - whose heartland is in the west country - and at Agents' Mutual.

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Significant? West country group of agents plumps for #AgentsMutual http://t.co/XseuYm7Ugr

House prices up £1,300 a week as seven vie to buy each home

http://www.express.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

There was an increase of £5,583 recorded for the typical family home, with London property values up by more than £7,000 in October. The £1,300 weekly hike has pushed the cost of a three-bedroom semi to an average of £209,923, up three per cent on September and 11 per cent annually.

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secret agent @theagentsdiary 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Property prices up £1300 a week and 7 buyers for each home http://t.co/5XUeYst9Gu make an interesting day for #estateagents cheers Express

Terraced properties: a joined-up life

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

"Schools were very important to us," says Tanya. "We wanted our children to be able to walk to school or catch a bus for secondary school. A bus route is very important. We also wanted to be in a community, have toddler groups for the children and get involved in local activities."

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GH Didsbury @GHDidsbury 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Terraced properties: a joined-up life http://t.co/2YjVXH6HwT via @TeleProperty

Let to let: tenants who rent properties to make money

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

For hardened buy-to-let investors, renting a home when you can afford to buy one may seem counterproductive, the old "why pay someone else's mortgage?" argument. But many people, like Moya, choose it as a way to get on the property ladder without compromising their living standards or limiting their choices of where they live.

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Let to let: tenants who rent properties to make money via @Telegraph http://t.co/qRS1BXzaO3

House prices boosted by thriving local businesses

http://www.theguardian.com

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

High streets populated with thriving independent businesses boost the prices of nearby homes, a new study has concluded According to the American Express High Streets Ahead study houses near town centres full of prospering small traders have climbed by an average of £40,000 over the last decade.

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Guardian Money @guardianmoney 4 months, 4 weeks ago

House prices boosted by thriving local businesses http://t.co/9uEFCYhAHf

New app exposes how property indices lie about house prices

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Friday 22nd November 2013 UK house price indices are making major misinterpretations of data, it has been claimed, with unsold, over-priced houses skewing statistics and inflating a false property bubble. The claims come from the trio behind a new property app - estate agency trainer Richard Rawlings, his colleague Tim Hammond, and statistics analyst Dr Brad Payne.

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HouseLadder @houseladder 4 months, 4 weeks ago

New app exposes how property indices lie about house prices: UK house price indices are making major misinterp... http://t.co/rWTCP2j3jO

Get your properties on Rightmove for £50, Beeny tells sellers

http://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

A tweet by Sarah Beeny has highlighted how sellers might ditch their agents if they could find a cheap way of getting their properties on to Rightmove. Separately, Agents' Mutual - going live next year with its as yet unnamed new portal - has confirmed that it will not allow aggregator sites.

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Worth a read... Get your properties on Rightmove for £50, Beeny tells sellers - Estate Agent Today - http://t.co/QoF7W0zAzo

Why women are becoming property developers

http://www.thetimes.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Flexible hours is just one reason why more and more women are finding a new career working with property This is the house that Jack built. Or is it? In the past five years, Jack has found himself facing stiff competition from Jill, who is edging her way into a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Hamptons' PR @Hamptons_PR 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Edward Sainter from our Barnes branch says there are 25% more women developers on his patch y on y @TimesProperty http://t.co/ABMoGwcbch

House sales forecast to top 1m this year for first time since 2007

http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

First-time buyers up 40% on housing market's 2009 low But sales still well below their pre-recession peak of 1.6m a year Some sellers resorting to sealed bids due to soaring demand By Matt West PUBLISHED: 10:35 EST, 21 November 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 EST, 21 November 2013 The number of UK house sales is forecast to top one million for the first time since 2007 this year, as first-time buyers return to the housing market in droves.

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Peterman Associates @Petermans_ 4 months, 4 weeks ago

House sales forecast to top 1m this year for first time since 2007 http://t.co/TiClqss0KG via @MailOnline

Dream of property abroad dies as sales fall 26pc

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

Published 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Mike Boles, a director at Savills Private Finance, the mortgage broker, said British buyers had become nervous about overseas property. Many are afraid it might be difficult to sell a foreign property if needed, as the housing markets in some European countries have practically stagnated. Others are held back by tighter lending criteria.

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Thomas Morris @ThomasMorrisEA 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Dream of property abroad dies as sales fall 26pc via @Telegraph http://t.co/aomoieoA9K