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Propertyfinder website hits rise

Propertyfinder.com has reported a 104% increase in home mover traffic. After a lull at the end of 2007, visits to the website soared in January, with rental properties particularly in demand.

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HIPs hinder residential sales, says Hamptons International

Home Information Packs are discouraging homeowners from putting their properties up for sale, says Hamptons International.The estate agency claims that HIPs are not enhancing the UK sales market or meeting the original objectives of speeding the buying process and stopping gazumping.It points to market figures that span from the introduction of HIPs in August 2007 […]

KGB unveils self-cert deals

KGB Packaging is offering self-cert clients the chance to borrow up to 90% LTV with two exclusives from Kensington. The deals comprise a three-year fixed rate at 6.89% and a two-year fixed rate at 6.99%. Both feature a £1,999 completion fee.

Weekly Mortgage Update

Our very own Rob Gill – the man of the markets – gives us the following overview :-Appalling unemployment figures from the US on Friday have lead to an overwhelming consensus that the world’s largest economy is now in recession. Falling employment and house prices will make for a tricky 2008 across the pond and […]

BUDGET 2008: Corporation tax to fall 10%

Chancellor Alistair Darling has cut Corporation Tax from 38% to 28%.In today’s Budget speech, he says the UK remains one of the best countries in the world to do business, with one of the most competitive Corporation Tax rates in the world.

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