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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Property prices are still rising | Property | Life & Style

Property values in May were 1.9 percent higher than a year earlier, experiencing slower growth than the 2.2% annual increase in April. Russell Galley, managing director, Halifax, said: “The month-on-month figures are more volatile than the quarterly or annual measures. “In the three months to May, house prices were 0.2 percent higher than the previous quarter and on an annual basis they are 1.9% higher. “Both of these measures have fallen since reaching a recent peak, in the final months of last year. “These latest price changes reflect a relatively…

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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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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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Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas: Entertainment, dining & prices | Cruise | Travel

ROYAL CARIBBEAN The Symphony of the Seas at sea Harmony previously held the title of world’s largest cruise ship, with her 5,497-passenger capacity, but has been knocked off the pedestal by Symphony’s additional 21 passengers. “This ship is the perfect blend of our greatest hits we know guests love and a line-up of vibrant new restaurants, activities and unparalleled entertainment – all purposefully designed around vacationers’ preferences,” said RCI’s president and CEO Michael Bayley at the shipyard exchange ceremony before Symphony’s inaugural season sailing the Mediterranean. STATEROOMS New for Symphony…

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