Sandals holidays: Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa review – rooms, food, pool, price | Beach Holidays | Travel

Think of the Caribbean, and what comes to mind? Crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and a hotbed of food, music and culture. One other word closely associated with the Caribbean is Sandals, one of the most popular luxury all-inclusive options for Britons wanting a slice of paradise. While all of Sandals resorts are special, there is something particularly beautiful about the Grenada outpost. The staff are incredibly proud of the resort, and so they should be – lush, verdant grounds, a tantalisingly large pool (with swim up bar, of course)…

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House prices UK: Values ARE going up as Halifax confirms property price growth in July

Halifax released their House Price Index, which suggests that prices saw an annualised rise of 3.3% (Image: GETTY) The Halifax released their House Price Index this morning, which suggests that prices saw an annualised rise of 3.3 per cent in July, and a 1.4 per cent increase on June to reach an average property value of £230,280, versus £219,266 at the same time last year. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, prices rose by 1.3 per cent. Coming off the back of an interest rate rise last week, this does provide a…

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House prices: Surprise increase in property price growth in July

The average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. (Image: GETTY ) The data indicates that house price growth rose to 2.5 per cent in July, up from two per cent in June, with the average UK home now valued at £217,010 having risen from £215,444 the previous month. This moderately positive news comes ahead of the expected rise tomorrow in the Bank of England Base Rate, potentially to 0.75 per cent, which would be the highest level since 2007. However, many experts suggest…

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House prices UK: Market flatlines as house price growth stutters in June

Halifax, one of the UK’s biggest lenders, reported in their monthly index that house prices in the three months to June were 1.8 per cent higher than the same period a year earlier, and slightly below the 1.9 per cent growth seen in May. Overall, property prices grew by 0.3 per cent last month to hit an average value of £225,654. This slightly more positive result follows a shaky second quarter overall for the UK property market, when prices were 0.7 per cent lower between April and June than the…

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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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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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