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: Increase in June completions reflects steady spring sales numbers

On an adjusted basis, however, the figures dipped by just over five per cent between May and June. Whilst this mornings’ data highlights a dip in transaction numbers on June 2017, given current market circumstances todays figures would suggest that overall in the first half of this year, the total number of homes sold is only 4.5 per cent lower than for the first six months of 2017 with the overall number of homes sold so far this year at 586,530 versus 614,240 for the same period last year, when…

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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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MSC Seaview review: Cabins, dining, entertainment and prices explained | Cruise | Travel

FILIPPO VINARDI MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience MSC Cruises offers a very European cruise experience and although Swiss-owned, it is famous for its Italian-style and multi-generation family-orientated cruise ships. Its ships are mostly based in the Mediterranean and Florida but it takes the British market very seriously, with UK and Ireland managing director Antonio Paradiso declaring the UK “the most dynamic cruise country in the world”. This summer it has two ships sailing from the UK, MSC Splendida and MSC Opera, but only a few years ago…

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Property for sale? House prices plummet thank to this one home mistake

A property for sale could be seriously handicapped in terms of its value thanks to one major mistake a home owner can make. While home owners might think they are adding value to their property, they might actually be making it far less appealing. Elliot Castle, Property Expert at home buying company WeBuyAnyHome said: “Buying a property is the biggest investment many of us will make, yet some are still unaware of the changes or details that can potentially decrease the value of their home. “There are many things that…

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