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Rents go down as ‘accidental landlords’ increase: Primelocation

Posted on April 19th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Prime central London rents are falling heavily, despite substantial increases in supply, according to the results of the last quarterly survey by residential agents Knight Frank. For story go to.. read more

No change may be good news: Primelocation

Posted on April 19th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

The Bank of England has maintained the base rate at 0.5%, as expected. The base rate is, in truth, so low that it is difficult to believe it could be.. read more

Dunfermline blow to mortgage market: Primelocation

Posted on April 9th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

The collapse of the Dunfermline Building Society does not shake the foundations of the global financial sector in the way that the problems of RBS, Halifax and Citigroup did. Yet.. read more

A hint of recovery?: Primelocation

Posted on April 9th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Mortgage lending jumped 19% in February, giving hope that the property market might now begin a slow recovery. However, the latest figures must be treated cautiously as lending remains at.. read more

London no longer most expensive city: Primelocation

Posted on April 1st, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

London is no longer the most expensive city in the world for prime properties, following a dramatic 17% fall in house values in the last year. But the Fitzrovia area.. read more

Deflation – a serious threat to the housing market: Primelocation

Posted on April 1st, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

For people of a certain age, inflation was the great evil – it destroyed wealth and savings. Now, we are told, deflation is the real threat – and unless deflation.. read more

Rise in singles puts extra pressure on housing: Primelocation

Posted on March 22nd, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

A big increase in single households could help drive another house price bubble after the economy recovers, a new survey suggests. For full story go to http://www.primelocation.com/news/rise-in-singles-puts-extra-pressure-on-housing/

Stricter Mortgage regulation on way: Primelocation

Posted on March 20th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

A much stronger system of mortgage regulation looks inevitable, following the publication of the Turner Review of banking. Borrowers requiring large mortgages as a proportion of a home’s value or.. read more

The blight of empty homes: Primelocation

Posted on March 13th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Councils are being urged to bring empty homes back into use, after the biggest annual increase in vacant properties in 17 years. Housing minister Margaret Beckett is telling councils she.. read more

Home enquiries up: Primelocation

Posted on March 13th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Encouraging signs are appearing that people want to buy houses again – yet enquiries are still failing to convert into sales. For story go to http://www.primelocation.com/news/home-enquiries-up/

Bank of England gets desperate: Primelocation

Posted on March 6th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Base rates have been cut to a new all-time low of a mere half a per cent, the Bank of England has announced. Underlining the weakness of the economy, the.. read more

Northern Rock resumes lending: Primelocation

Posted on February 27th, 2009 · Posted in Primelocation

Northern Rock has been given the go-ahead by the Government to make £14bn of new mortgage lending available over the next two years. The move could provide an important stimulus.. read more