UK House Prices:  February chills didn’t impact on sales  | Property | Life & Style

The figures show that, on a seasonally adjusted basis, 101,010 residential properties were sold last month, which is only a very slight reduction of 0.3 per cent on January when 101,350 homes were sold.   Looking at the year on year comparison, again there was only a small drop with 101,710 properties purchased in February 2017.  The data from HMRC is based on completed sales transactions across the entire UK residential market, therefore provides an evidence-based view of the market and current levels of housing activity which is why its results…

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Tenerife holidays 2018: Get away from the doom and gloom of the UK | Beach Holidays | Travel

GETTY With the current less than ideal UK winter climate, Tenerife is the perfect escape As we slog our way through the January blues, it’s hard to believe that these tantalising temperatures are a mere hop, skip and four-hour flight away. But with fabulous winter offers to be had, you may want to make it your New Year’s resolution to treat yourself to some time in Tenerife. The largest of the Canary Islands has long been a favourite destination for sun-seeking Brits and with good reason. As well as the…

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House prices UK: February chill on house prices | Property | Life & Style

Average annual house price growth is still in positive territory – just – at 2.2 per cent although the Nationwide suggests that the reason for the reversal of fortunes in house prices on a monthly basis is due to weakening consumer confidence due to a squeeze on household incomes, and comes off the back of warnings of further interest rate rises in 2018 in order for the Bank of England to keep track of inflation.  Commenting on the figures, Robert Gardner, Nationwide’s Chief Economist, said: “The slowdown is consistent with…

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UK seaside breaks: Splash out on a family getaway in Newquay | Beach Holidays | Travel

Firmly aimed at the family market, this modern hotel is kitted out to cater to children of all ages. Fly kites on the beach, go rock pooling or learn how to nail the waves at its on-site Quiksilver surf school. If the British weather’s not playing ball, there’s also an indoor pool, a pirate ship playground and a family restaurant overlooking the beach. At weekends and school holidays the hotel offers free activities, including workshops, pizza making and silent discos. The Esplanade Hotel (01637 818032/ esplanadehotelnewquay.co.uk) offers family rooms from…

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House prices UK: Property data shows UK ‘held its own’ to start 2018 | Property | Life & Style

Due to it’s impartiality, the HMRC Residential Transactions report, which provides details of the total numbers of residential properties sold, is seen by many in the property industry as a key ‘litmus test’ of how the market is performing. The data released today shows that in January, on a seasonally adjusted basis there were 102,720 residential property transactions in the UK, an increase on the number of properties sold in December 2017 of 1.3 per cent, but broadly similar to the 102,720 level of transactions reported in January 2017. On…

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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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