Imagine for a second that you had won the lottery or, if you are not already, a high flier with a liking for fancy penthouses. What would you buy? A city pad with all the technological gadgetry and bells and whistles? A posh pad with a large cinema room and a jacuzzi to sip champagne from. Caviar, truffles…..oh the life. This week we bring you some of our favourite penthouses….
Should I stay or should I go? Your guide on whether the grass is always greener….
It can be an exciting proposition to sell a current home and move into a larger or different one, but it can also be stressful. Whatever the reasons, there’s lots to consider before either upping sticks or downing tools and hopefully our hints and tips will put you on the right track to a new or existing project.
-Greatest yields achieved in Wales, the North and the Midlands
-Average monthly rent increases for the sixth consecutive month to £842pcm
-One and two bedroom properties saw the greatest increase in average monthly rent
-Rent arrears fall in all regions, apart from Scotland, Inner London and East of England
The latest official statistics have revealed that the UK economy expanded by a figure of 0.3% in the first quarter of the year, allaying fears that Britain was poised to plunge into a triple-dip recession.
One and two-bedroom properties provide the highest rental returns for investors with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, according to data from Countrywide, the UK’s largest lettings agent.
Consumers will no longer have to face paying sky-high charges for using credit or debit cards to make purchases ranging from holidays to concert tickets, after the government announced a ban on businesses automatically adding excessive card charges.
Household wealth has climbed by a staggering £2.7 trillion since 2002, with two-thirds of this figure driven by a rise in the value of financial assets.
The latest estimates from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIESR) have revealed that the UK GDP expanded into a marginal growth figure of 0.1% in the three months ending in March, suggesting that Britain’s economy is making a gradual upturn.
The combined effect of benefits changes and cuts to tax credits this month are set to see low income households in the UK face combined losses of £2.3 billion.
Being turned down for credit can be disheartening, but you can take steps to help make sure it doesn’t happen again.
House prices across England and Wales remained unchanged in the month to March, with a typical home in the UK worth £164,630.