For sale news (April 2011)

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Country properties for sale 'attracting offers if sensibly priced'

Estate agents are seeing an active market for country properties for sale, as long as they are priced at a reasonable level, according to Fine & Country Homes. Hadley Lyas, director at the property dealer, said anybody who is pricing sensibly can expect to see interest and offers, as the houses that are sticking in the market are those where clients or vendors are ...

13th Apr 2011

Buy-to-let mortgage options for houses for sale 'improving'

Options for landlords seeking properties to rent out are set to improve in the future, LettingFocus.com has said. David Lawrenson, private rented sector expert at the property consultancy, said new mortgage providers are entering the buy-to-let market, and are likely to be "a lot cleverer" than the one-size-fits-all approach to lending that has been seen in the ...

12th Apr 2011

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Higher LTVs good news for those seeking UK properties

The availability of 90 per cent loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages is expected to increase over the next few months, broker Alexander Hall has claimed, which may lead to busier times for estate agents . This month, a study from chartered surveyors e.surv found that mortgage approvals rose sharply in March, with LTVs climbing to a three-year high. Approvals rose by 4.3 per cent ...

12th Apr 2011

Modest recovery in UK properly market 'seen in 2010'

The property market in the UK appears to be recovering, the latest figures from Lloyds TSB suggest. According to the research, there was a six per cent rise in the number of house sales last year, compared to 2009, in England and Wales. London was predominantly responsible for this increase, with the capital showing a 22 per cent rise year on year. For the study, the bank ...

4th Apr 2011