House prices UK: Do you have to pay the asking price? How much below it can you offer?  | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The market stagnates due to a battle of wills between ambitious sellers, and buyers haggling harder However, the gulf in activity between the North and South continues, with topline figures masking the complexity of what’s really happening on a regional basis.  According to the report, the average asking price has now hit £309,439 which is a marginal increase of 0.4 per cent on May’s figure of £308,075 and up by 1.7 per cent on May 2017 and is the third consecutive month that asking prices have increased. The numbers…

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Great Tew house – prices in Cotswolds area | Property | Life & Style

It has been reported that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have signed a two-year lease on a property in Great Tew, in the Cotswolds. The couple were first said to be considering the town in January. However, it is now said the married couple have signed on an estate there in Great Tew Estates. The grounds are also home to David and Victoria Beckham’s country home and the exclusive private members club Soho Farmhouse. The Great Tew Estate boasts 4,000 acres of idyllic British countryside. The website states: “The Great…

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House prices UK: Nationwide house price index shows subdued increases | Property | Life & Style

GETTY May has been a relatively uninspiring month overall in terms of the housing market Commenting on the figures this morning, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist outlined: “UK annual house price growth slowed modestly in May to 2.4 percent, from 2.6 percent in April. “House prices fell by 0.2 per cent over the month, after taking account of seasonal factors. Looking further ahead, much will depend on how broader economic conditions evolve, especially in the labour market, but also with respect to interest rates. “Subdued economic activity and ongoing pressure…

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Property: The 20 features that will sell your home face – but does your house have them? | Property | Life & Style

Results show how priorities of modern Britons are drastically changing. Britons now rank reliable broadband and space for a large TV above basic bathroom amenities. 53 per cent said good mobile phone signal was a essential factor when buying a home, ranking higher than a bath tub. Plenty of electrical sockets is also a key feature for buyers, with 59 per cent of Britons ranking it as a ‘must-have’. In a series of surpinging results, it seems modern Britons rank good mobile phone signal as a higher priority when buying…

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Property raffle: Your guide to winning a house | Property | Life & Style

Property raffles began as an alternative way for homeowners who could not sell their property in a slowing market to raise the cash they needed to move on. For entrants, a home is a tempting prize with tickets ranging from as little as £2 to £40 in some cases. Many will be instinctively suspicious and the Gambling Commission and local councils have shut down around a dozen raffles after property owners failed to comply with regulations. However, they keep coming, so should you try your luck? GAMBLE A row of…

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halifax report: UK property market ‘subdued’ with falling house prices | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The property market slowed in April, in London, the South East and South West The report, released this morning, contains the results of the monthly questionnaire issued by RICS to its members and indicates that the market slowed in April, not just in London and the South East as was the case previously, but now in other parts of the country such as the South West, which has seen property prices fall on average for the first time since May 2013.   However, other parts of the UK, such as…

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