Liverpool Property News

  • Housing market adds to the economy

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Nov 27, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    For every residential property resale, an average of £9,559 is added to the UK economy. That is an estimated £6bn added to the UK economy so far this year.

    On average £5,400 is spent on renovations and new household goods, £3,100 on estate agency and ...

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  • Ideal length of lease varies

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Nov 16, 2020, 09:30 AM
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    There is a substantial mismatch between current lease lengths and ideal lease lengths. However, there is more to it than that. Opinions on ideal lease length vary with age and household types.

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    For renters aged over 45, the ideal lease length for most is 24 ...

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  • Best Letting Agent in L3

    David1 - Head (2) (2) David Boyd Nov 4, 2020, 15:01 PM
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    Congrats to our Liverpool Branch Manager Gill for receiving the gold 'Best Letting Agent in L3' award from allAgents!

    Call us on 0151 214 3480 to discuss your property today!
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  • Deadline closes in on stamp duty holiday

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Nov 3, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    With the stamp duty holiday set to end on 31st March 2021, buyers should get a move on if they want to take advantage of stamp duty savings of up to £15,000.

    In normal market conditions most sales agreed before the new year will complete ...

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  • How energy efficient are rented homes?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Oct 23, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    The government has proposed to increase the minimum energy efficient standards for the private rented sector to EPC Band C by 2030. Consultation is underway and finishes at the end of the year.

    Around 5 million households across England and Wales live in the private ...

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  • The recovery of mortgage approvals

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Oct 12, 2020, 10:30 AM
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    Mortgage approvals in August saw a 29% annual increase. The lockdown backlog is clearing and increased buyer demand, generated by the stamp duty holiday and lifestyle changes, has boosted figures.

    190,902 mortgages have been approved in the last 3 months, -4% below the same time ...

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  • Migration season for students

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 29, 2020, 10:00 AM
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    During university, 29% of students live in the private rental sector and following graduation, 47% plan to live in the private rental sector.

    With nearly 1.9 million students attending university full time in the UK, a potential 551,000 students will move into a private rental ...

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  • Challenges of a first-time buyer

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 16, 2020, 14:15 PM

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    While attention is focused on equity-rich buyers making lifestyle changes, it’s easy to overlook the first-time buyer for whom buying has become a little more tricky – and avocado on toast is not to blame.

    First-time buyer property prices have risen from £142,473 in 2010 ...

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  • Recovery continues for sales

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Sep 3, 2020, 11:00 AM
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    The housing market recovery continues. 70,710 transactions completed in July, 14.5% up on June. Numbers are still down on last year but the surge in new ‘sales agreed' will boost completions over the next few months.


    8,930 more sales completed in July than in June. ...

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  • House prices hotting up

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Aug 22, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    The weather isn't the only thing to be hotting up. House price indices report annual growth across the board.


    Nationwide July House Price Index reports a 1.5% annual increase in house prices and a monthly increase of 1.7%


    Halifax July House Price Index reports a ...

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  • Stamp duty holiday deadline

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 29, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    With just over 35 weeks of the stamp duty holiday left, and with the average property taking 18 weeks to sell, vendors have 17 weeks to list their properties if they want to make the most of the stamp duty holiday.


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    According to The Advisory, ...

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  • How green are our homes?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 24, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    Climate change was high up the agenda before Covid-19 – most forecasters predicted climate change as the big theme for the property market in 2020. Last week the Chancellor put it back on the agenda.

    Energy efficiency of houses in England has improved over the ...

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  • How far do tenants move?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jul 8, 2020, 13:00 PM
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    Dataloft Rental Market Analytics allows us to understand the movement of tenants. Pre-pandemic a quarter of tenants moved less than 1 mile and 5% moved from overseas, will the patterns change?


    In the UK 25% of tenants move less than 1 mile, the North East ...

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  • The return of mortgage products

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 24, 2020, 14:00 PM
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    Mortgage products are returning following a collapse in availability during lockdown. 77% of mortgage brokers expect lending to return to pre-pandemic levels within nine months.


    The increase in mortgage products will be slow and steady, lenders are prioritising existing customers and the back log of ...

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  • Covid-19: How comfortable are vendors with physical viewings in their homes?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 16, 2020, 09:45 AM

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    The recent Dataloft Homemover survey has bolstered reports of growing momentum in the housing market. The vast majority of vendors who were considering selling their homes before lockdown, still plan to do so.

    So long as social distancing measures are enforced, 83% of vendors who ...

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  • How have home buyer requirements changed after Covid-19?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Jun 3, 2020, 12:30 PM
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    Dataloft Homemover survey revealed that just under half of buyers’ home requirements have changed as a direct result of lockdown and Covid-19.

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    Just under a third of buyers said that having a garden has become a much more important consideration for them, a less urban ...

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  • Covid-19: Sales continued in April, despite lockdown

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
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    Despite full lockdown across the housing market in April, more than 46,000 residential properties completed during the month on a seasonally adjusted basis.

    While this is around half the level recorded a year earlier, it is still higher than expected, suggesting more deals went through ...

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  • How resilient are residential rental markets?

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 20, 2020, 13:30 PM

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    There has been an exodus from cities to more rural locations, of students and young professionals returning to family homes. There is a real possibility some will choose to terminate leases on expiry and return months later, causing rental voids.

    Almost a third (32%) of ...

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  • VE Day comparisons

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell May 8, 2020, 09:45 AM
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    Friday 8th May marks 75th anniversary of VE Day, a day to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and to reflect on how our lives have changed.

    One dramatic change has been the cost of living and what ...

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  • D.I.Y Sales Increase

    Gill - Head Gillian Bell Apr 8, 2020, 14:00 PM
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    The housing market may be quieter but there has been a huge increase in spending in the DIY/home improvement market, according to GfK, as many of us take this time to do projects in our homes.


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    All this DIY will prove beneficial to those considering ...

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