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Southampton Property Blog

The £3.4 billion mortgage debt of Southampton homeowners

Irrespective of the shenanigans and political goings on in Westminster recently, the housing market (for the time being anyway) shows a striking resilience, fostered by the on-going wide-ranging monetary policy of the Bank of England. With interest rates and unemployment low, UKc is heading into 2020 in reasonable condition.  Additionally, despite the UK’s new homes industry improving its year on year new build figures (building 173,660 new homes this year to date - notably 8% more new homes than at the same time last year), there has been an unequal increase in demand for housing, especially in the most thriving areas of the Country.

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Create first impressions that last

Seven seconds. That’s all the time you have in which to make a good first impression. During that brief timeframe, we create an indelible impression of ourselves.

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 5 Top tips for winter selling

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat…you won’t sell your house while it looks like that!

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Are the Tory’s Selling Off the Final Part of the Family Silver?

In 1979, Margaret Thatcher was voted in on a Tory landslide with the ‘right to buy your own council house’ being a mainstay of Conservative policy. She encouraged people to buy their own their own council flats and houses, although it might interest you to know, that the council tenant right to buy idea was first proposed in the late 1950s and formed part of the manifesto of the Labour party

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How long is an average Southampton property on the market for?

If you are either selling or buying a property in Southampton, there are a few reasons why it may be taking some time to sell your Southampton home or find that perfect place to call your new home. It may be taking longer than you thought to find a buyer for your home because of the current state of the property market or finding that perfect Southampton home may be taking too long because of a lack of properties to buy.

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Southampton Homeowners can now build larger extensions without planning permission.

The need for more homes has always been one of the biggest issues with regard to the Country’s housing crisis.  One of the main reasons for families wanting to move home is the need for more accommodation as their families grow and so in 2013 and 2015, the planning permission rules were relaxed to try an alleviate this issue.

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Don't list your house for sale now!

If you are about to put your property up for sale or have just appointed an agent to do so, get them to hold off going live with the advert on the portals until Boxing Day

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Is This the End of No-Fault Section 21 Evictions for the 61,713 Southampton Tenants?

In the late spring, the Government announced that they were planning to end no-fault evictions for tenants living in private rented accommodation.

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