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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Plane seats can cost double the price of a flight ticket | Travel News | Travel

Booking a plane seat can make a flight much easier when travelling with family. Whilst airlines often let passengers book tickets without choosing a seat, what can then happen is that that groups could be split up and even be at the back or in the middle seat. However, as flight prices decrease, airlines are forced to try and make a profit from additional costs. But could buying a seat cost more than the ticket of a flight itself? Research by travel search engine Kayak.co.uk found that the seat sometimes…

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House price rise: THIS area saw the highest rise in values last year | Property | Life & Style

GETTY The South West saw the greatest jump in average values in 2017, and they were up by 7.5% Whilst historic, both indices are widely respected in the property and finance industries, due to the fact that they are independent and represent the majority of lenders in the UK, and ‘whole of market’ data from the perspective of prices for properties sold, which therefore provides a clear indication of housing market trends, even if they lag by a few weeks.  In terms of house prices, the ONS report, which also…

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House prices FALL again: Average UK property price drops over £3123 | Property | Life & Style

House prices have dropped since last year, the Halifax House Price Index revealed this morning.  The headline figure of a 2.2 per cent year on year increase in average house prices is lower than the 2.7 per cent annual increase reported in December, and prices have cooled slightly month on month with a 0.6% drop between December and January. In real terms, according to the Halifax the average house price in the UK was £223,285 last month, versus the £219,217 in January 2017, but lower than the highest recorded figure…

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