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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Walking holidays: Jurassic Coast among best UK walks – top 10 revealed | Travel News | Travel

Getty Images Walking holidays: Jurassic Coast and West Highland Way among best UK walks – top 10 revealed Walking holidays are an excellent way to explore the great outdoors this summer and see the UK at its finest. Scottish endurance athlete and GP Dr Andrew Murray has visited over 100 countries but maintains that the UK is his favourite in the sheer diversity of places to walk and run. “For me, the opportunity to have classic cliff walks, rugged mountains and thousands of years of history right on my doorstep is…

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UK property: Lending figures rise but will the race be on to remortgage before August?

There was an increase on the number of home mover mortgages in May to 31,100 for the month, a rise of 4.4 per cent on May 2017. UK Finance metrics suggest that the average home mover is 39 with a gross household income of £55,000 a year. Those who were staying put were also busy, with 36,000 new homeowner mortgages completed in the month, representing a 7.1 per cent increase on the same period last year, and perhaps a reaction to the fact that interest rates have been expected to…

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Ryanair flight news: 30 UK trips cancelled as pilots strike | Travel News | Travel

Ryanair flights from the UK to Ireland will be cancelled, the travel provider has announced. The company tweeted a statement to their account revealing the changes to travel plans. The tweet stated: “Ryanair to cancel up to 30 of 290 Irish flights on Thurs 12 July, only some IRE-UK flights affected. “All Ireland to Europe flights to operate as normal as majority of Irish pilots fly on Thurs.” In a further statement the company stated they “regret” the action. It revealed that striking pilots are behind the changes in the…

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Property for sale? Best features estate agents claim will sell UK homes fast

Property for sale with benefit from having certain features. While some old classic features remain at the top of the lost for what buyers look four, others have crept up. New essentials for those buying properties include a good wifi connection and lots of plug sockets. It is not surprising that what Britons are looking for in their homes is changing with the times. Ben Wilson, a spokesman for GoCompare Home Insurance, told Mail Online: “Buying a home is the biggest financial commitment most people will make. “So, before viewing…

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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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