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Market to recover in spring 2006

Smartnewhomes. com is predicting the housing market will recover from its year-long slump come spring 2006. The property website anticipates an average 2% price inflation over the year, with a slightly bigger increase in Yorkshire and Humberside, the North-East and West Midlands. The website also says that although the market is unlikely to suffer a decrease in activity, cautious buyers mean developers face further difficulties.

Recommended predicts increased housing transactions in 2006 predicts a 30% increase in housing transactions in 2006, but says much movement on prices is unlikely. Jim Buckle, managing director at, says: The dark days of late 2004 and early 2005 for the housing market are well and truly behind us. Propertyfinder.coms research tracking buyer and seller confidence is a good predictor […]

75% of consumers want to save money with energy efficient home improvements

Research by has revealed that an increase in the number of people making their homes energy efficient has more to do with saving money than saving the planet.An overwhelming 75% of respondents say the savings they could make on their fuel bills as a factor which would encourage them to make their homes more […]

The investment clock

While Trump blazes blond in the political foreground, it’s easy to overlook the economic background to the new political dimension of 2017. Political risk will be a feature of the year: the unpredictable and untested Trump administration has already created uncertainty, which is unlikely to diminish, especially if protectionist rhetoric starts to outweigh promises of […]


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