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Houses near Wey Gap

The UK Housing Market – Outlook for 2018

Brexit continues to cast varying degrees of doom and gloom on UK economic growth and productivity and, as a result, the housing market is also feeling the effect. Reports at the tail-end of 2017 indicate that property prices rose by 2.5% over the year, but by November price trends had flattened out. According to RICS’…

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Homes in Pirbright

Are You About to Get on Surrey’s Property Ladder?

With house prices in Surrey rocketing, it seems to be increasingly difficult to get on the property ladder – a survey carried out by estate agents Savills showed that just 20% of 25-year-olds own their own property, little surprise when local average prices are in excess of £400,000 and a proportion of people feel their only option is to uproot and move out of the county.

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First time buyers

The Cost of Buying a House

It’s probably safe to say that the process of buying a house and moving is never going to get cheaper. A study compiled by Post Office Money and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) showed that average moving costs in the South East had increased by 97% over a 10-year period, reaching £16,510…

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Small house

Thinking of Downsizing?

Downsizing to a smaller property is a significant trend amongst older people. Long gone is the tradition of living out our twilight years in the family home, nowadays we’re all facing various financial burdens that demand some big decisions. It can make absolute sense to downsize. Empty nesters find themselves rattling around a house that…

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