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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.

15 Aug

Helping hand for Birmingham’s 1st-time buyers

A series of events aimed at demystifying the house-buying process for first-time buyers (FTBs) is to be held in Birmingham. The Halifax will host the events at branches around the city after revealing that the average house in Birmingham now costs 58 percent more than it did in 2009. Most expensive streets revealed Today a […]

31 Jul

Stronger regulation promised for property market professionals

Stronger regulation is on its way for estate agents in the UK. A new framework that covers all areas of the country is expected to be set up that covers all professionals involved in the property market, including estate agents and letting and managing agents. The Regulation of Property Agents Working Group was established by […]

23 Jul

Stress factor inhibits home buyers

Almost two-fifths of UK adults have decided against going through with buying a home or achieving other important life milestones because they can’t handle the stress. And almost a quarter of people say financial issues are the most stressful part of their daily life, more worrying than transport delays or managing a hectic schedule. Anxious […]

15 Jul

Nationwide’s new garden town project given green light

One of the first garden villages to be created in England in almost a century has been given the nod by planners. And it marks a return to its origins for the Nationwide Building Society. The Swindon-based building society, the UK’s biggest, has teamed up with Igloo Regeneration to build 239 homes on the outskirts […]

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 […]