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.

11 Jul

Report calls for retail parks to become vibrant communities that include homes

Retail parks and supermarkets should be turned into vibrant communities that include homes, shops and businesses. A new report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission says these “mixed” developments would also help give local people a bigger say in the planning process and avoid identikit homes and “boxland” developments. Give public a say New […]

9 Jul

Lakeside owner announces plans for 1000 homes

Some of the UK’s biggest shopping centres could be converted into homes. Intu Properties is one of the biggest owners of retail parks and shopping centres across the country and has announced it intends to build more than 1,000 homes next to Lakeside, the shopping centre it owns in Essex. With retail valuations falling across […]

4 Jul

FTBs need average £54k to buy

First-time buyers in the UK need to earn an average £54,000 to become a homeowner, according to new data. Zoopla’s Cities House Price Index examines 20 UK cities to measure prices and affordability. In 2016, a first-time buyer needed an average income of £49,900 to buy, and Zoopla says the 9 percent rise in income […]

17 Jun

£142m infrastructure investment to deliver 8,500 new homes

A major Government investment in infrastructure will smooth the building of thousands of new homes. The £142 million in funding will be used to widen bridges, build roads and connect utilities to two projects in Woking, Surrey, and Truro in Cornwall. A total of 8,500 new homes are being built in the two towns with […]

11 Jun

England's best places for outstanding schools and affordable homes

Want a home closest to the best schools in your area? Be prepared to pay a hefty price premium. Research by estate agents Savills has revealed that buying a home close a primary school ranked outstanding by Ofsted in England will cost £37,000 more than buying one close to a school considered good. That’s a […]

4 Jun

Study shows it takes average 6 months to buy a home

Buyers and sellers ready to make their move in the market better not hold their breath. New research suggests it takes more than six months on average to get a property purchase over the line. Along the way, buyers will view a home three times before making an offer. Slow to exchange contracts But before […]