Affluent households paying an average of £21,000 more for houses near top state schools

studentA recent study carried out by Lloyds banking group has shown that affluent parents are prepared to pay on average £21,000 more than the average house price in bordering neighbourhoods for the privilege of living within the same postcode as a top 30 state school. This certainty is ominously indicative of the direction the gap between the wealthy and the deprived could be moving in.

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Things to remember when viewing a property

Whether you are looking to rent or buy, viewing a property that could potentially be your home for years to come is a big deal! Not asking the right questions or looking for the right things could be something you regret in the long term.   I am sure we have all done it, felt a surge … Read more

Do you travel further than the average 8.8 miles to work? Maybe it’s time to cut your commute…

LondonAs the old saying goes, choosing a home is all about, ‘location, location, location’. Never is this more true than when you are considering your journey to work.  Propertywide’s innovative new Travel Time tool allows you to easily identify available properties within your preferred commute radius.

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Captivating Cornwall

Long Beach CornwallThe summer holidays are now in full swing and who doesn’t want a vacation at this time of year. Whilst many of us would opt to jump on a plane in search of a sun kissed beach or interesting city to soak up the scenery and culture, you could actually find what you’re looking for right here in the UK.

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Is the housing market starting to cool in the capital?

LondonFollowing the latest report from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS) we’re left wondering if the housing market in the capital is starting to lose its heat as findings from the report show that the number of buyer enquiries have plummeted to their lowest levels since the financial crisis in 2008. This, coupled with a decreasing number of house sales in July, which went from an average of 19 per surveyor in June to 16 per surveyor in July, suggests that supply could be starting to outstrip demand.

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Property Paycheck

MoneyYesterday, the Office for National Statistics revealed that (excluding bonuses) wages in the UK rose by just 0.6% in the year to June. This rise was the slowest since records began in 2001 and as such, it is no surprise that in certain cases people are earning more from property than from their day jobs

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Sunny Seaford

Whilst the sun is shining, let’s take a look at some of the properties we have available to buy in the coastal town of Seaford. Lying east of Newhaven and Brighton and west of Eastbourne, it is the largest town within the Lewes district. With direct rail connections into London, it is ideal for commuters who want to live outside the City.

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The MMR Muddle

Question MarkIf you’re looking to buy a new home it’s likely that you’ve heard about the recent changes to the new mortgage lending criteria which were introduced earlier this year.  But do you understand exactly what the Mortgage Market Review is and how these new affordability measures will affect you when applying for a mortgage?

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