House market: Modular homes could be the future of the British construction industry | Property | Life & Style

It also wants councils to set their own design quality standards and use virtual reality technology to win round communities and end “not in my backyard” attitudes. It certainly looks like factory-built modular homes could be the future for the British construction industry, which is experiencing a slow but steady growth in the number of companies delivering pre-built modular housing. Newly launched ILKE Homes aims to deliver 2,000 precision-engineered modular houses and low-rise flats to the UK market every year after recently setting up a factory in Harrogate, Yorkshire. Its…

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Moving house during retirement: It’s TIME to be YOURSELF | Property | Life & Style

Retirement gives you time to do what you want, whether that’s learning tai chi or setting off to explore the world. For Pat Johnson, who will be 90 next year, it means a three-week rail trip across Europe, booked city by city online with the help of her son. “I am very lucky, being as well as I am, and while I can still do these things I believe in doing them,” she says. “My husband and I bought a canal boat in 1956,” she explains. “But I sold my…

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House price growth in February 4.4 per cent apart from in London | Property | Life & Style

England is seeing an annualised rate of house price growth of 4.1 per cent and the average property price in Wales increasing by 4.8 per cent. The Land Registry data is used as an empirical measure of pricing due to the fact that it records every residential transaction in England and Wales. Therefore, whilst issued later than other house price indices, the report is widely seen by the finance and property industry as the most accurate with regards historic property values. This latest report suggests that, as other sources of…

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UK House Prices:  February chills didn’t impact on sales  | Property | Life & Style

The figures show that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, 101,010 residential properties were sold last month, which is only a very slight reduction of 0.3 per cent on January when 101,350 homes were sold.   Looking at the year on year comparison, again there was only a small drop with 101,710 properties purchased in February 2017.  The data from HMRC is based on completed sales transactions across the entire UK residential market, therefore provides an evidence-based view of the market and current levels of housing activity which is why its results…

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House buyers smells they love and hate | Property | Life & Style

If you’re selling your house, the smell could be as important as how it looks.  According to a new survey, 86 per cent of Brits said the way a property smells could be the difference between putting in an offer or not.  And the nicer the smell, the more likely a potential buyer would be swayed to make an offer.  The smell of freshly baked bread was the most popular scent for 35 per cent of respondents, with coffee coming in second place at 32 per cent. Other odours that…

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How to See How Much a House Sold For

Whether you’re house shopping or just enjoy looking at homes, checking out properties in your area can be a fun activity. Sometimes you want to see how much a property that interests you has sold for, which is easy to accomplish. You can see how much a house sold for by finding the price online or by finding the price in person. Steps Finding the Price Online Choose a realty website to search for sold properties. Most of the websites that list properties for sale also list properties that have…

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