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The In-Deed property blog has all the latest news, insight and information into the UK housing market. Our regular blogs take a look at all aspects of buying and selling a property so you’re fully informed when it comes to making a move.

10 Dec

Revealed: England’s Help to Buy hotspots

The top Help to Buy hotspot in England is Wakefield in Yorkshire. More people used the Government-backed equity loan scheme to buy a home there than anywhere else in the country. The Government launched the various projects in 2013. Since then, home buyers have used equity loan element of the scheme to buy 2,732 homes […]

5 Dec

In-Deed’s guide to housing in the general election

In exactly one week, the UK general election takes place. Thursday, December 12 is the date on which we will cast our votes for our political party of choice. The issue that has dominated UK politics for the best part of a decade is Brexit with all the parties having their own specific policy on […]

3 Dec

Home sellers must tell buyers of local air pollution levels

Home sellers must tell anyone viewing their property if the area suffers from high levels of air pollution. National Trading Standards will demand sellers put buyers fully in the picture about a property and its environment. ‘Material information’ This is the organisation enforcing consumer protection standards across England and Wales. The Times reports the organisation […]

28 Nov

1st-time buyers unfazed by property market uncertainty

Uncertainty may be stalking the autumn housing market, but first-time buyers are still feeling confident enough to take the plunge into home ownership. New figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of mortgages approved for first-time buyers outstripped those of home movers in September. The 29,100 completed mortgages in the month was a […]

19 Nov

Lender offers 7-minute decision on mortgage to home buyers

Speed matters when it comes to home buying. Now a new digital mortgage lender is promising an instant decision on a loan. M:Qube says it will deliver a decision on a loan application in seven minutes. That’s vastly faster than the 21 days most high-street lenders take to agree a legally binding loan. ‘Equivalent of […]

13 Nov

Buyers poised to swoop as house prices stay flat

Flat house prices this autumn are the best possible news for buyers keen to secure a good deal. The Halifax’s monthly house price index showed that prices are only 0.9 percent higher than a year ago. But, crucially, prices fell month on month, a visible sign of the uncertainty in the UK property market. Autumn […]