For sale news (May 2011)

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FTBs 'are not missing out' at the moment

The lack of attractive, well-priced properties at the moment means that first-time buyers (FTBs) are not missing out as much as they may feel, one expert has commented. Paul Holmes, chief executive at Firstrung, said that FTBs struggling to gain a foothold on the property ladder due to financial constraints should not worry, as there are very few bargains making investment ...

31st May 2011

London property growth 'will continue'

The growth of property in London will continue in the months ahead as investors The growth of property in London will continue in the months ahead as investors continue to show interest in the market, it has been claimed. According to Ed Mead, director at Douglas & Gordon, made the comments after a new report by Knight Frank showed that just under 60 per cent of ...

27th May 2011

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Mortgage customers 'have varying attitudes to risk'

The way in which potential UK property owners view the risk attached to mortgage varies so much that advice is essential before committing to any form of agreement, one expert has recommended. According to Andy Pratt, chief operating officer at Alexander Hall, every mortgage customer needs to be educated about the options available to them by consulting an advisor who can ...

26th May 2011

Now is 'good time' to buy Scottish property

People thinking of investing in UK property will find that now is a great time to buy a home in Scotland, according to one industry analyst. Dianne Paterson, property partner at legal firm Russel + Aitken, said that although there are still many barriers facing first-time buyers hunting for homes, the current condition of the market means it is easier to access than in ...

26th May 2011

Property ownership concerns 'unsurprising'

Concerns among the UK public that home ownership will remain out of reach for the foreseeable future are unsurprising, one specialist has commented. Paul Holmes, chief executive of Firstrung, said he is not surprised by moneysupermarket figures showing that 38 is now the average age at which Brits expect to be able to buy their first property . The expert said that ...

23rd May 2011

Student housing 'a good investment property'

Student housing represents an excellent investment and can provide those looking to expand their property portfolio or bring in some extra income with a safe place to put their money in the coming years, according to one property expert. Marcus Roberts, director of student investment and development at Savills, said investors are increasingly concentrating on student ...

19th May 2011

House prices in Scotland 'unlikely to rise'

House prices in Scotland are unlikely to rise in the short term, though they may do so in the long run, according to one industry expert. Dianne Paterson, property partner at Russel + Aitken, made the prediction after a new report by the Bank of Scotland showed the cost of owning and running a home in Scotland has risen to its highest level since 2008, in spite of the ...

19th May 2011

House sellers 'should keep things neutral'

People hoping to sell their property in the near future should aim to keep the interior as neutral as possible in order to make it more sellable, one expert has advised. According to Anna-Marie DeSouza, editor at Build It magazine, homeowners need to think carefully about how they intend to add value to their property in the years ahead. She pointed out that there are ...

9th May 2011

London property 'is very safe'

People looking at buying property for sale in London should be aware that it is one of the safest places in the world to buy a home, according to one expert. Nigel Ellis, director at Prickett & Ellis, said the London property market is "hugely attractive" to buyers at the moment, with both domestic and overseas buyers regarding it as a great place to invest in ...

6th May 2011