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Data shows healthy market

The number of properties changing hands was up 11% in the last three months compared with the same period last year, Revenue & Customs statistics show. Warren Bright, chief executive of property website propertyfinder. com, says: “This suggests the market is holding up well.”

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Mform launches direct online deals

Mform.co.uk has launched direct online mortgage applications with Intelligent Finance and ING Direct. Mform.co.uk says a growing number of consumers are becoming confident online and are increasingly opting for internet applications. It expects to have signed deals with a further six lenders by the end of this year.

Risk of flooding high, says Allied Surveyors

Allied Surveyors has warned that climate change and development on flood plains has increased the risk of flooding. It urges home owners in areas of England currently suffering flooding to seek advice and contact their insurer.Following this week’s severe flooding Allied Surveyors is concerned that many home owners could find they are not covered by […]

SHIP sets course for a full-time future

Safe Home Income Plans recently unveiled the results of a review of the direction it should follow in the years ahead. This follows an extensive period of consultation about the role of the industry body.

Consumers are ignorant about eco-terms

Beacon Homeloans has released new research which found a lack of green knowledge amongst consumers with only 25% of those surveyed understanding what the term carbon neutral means. In addition, one in four respondents said they would not invest any money to improve their homes green credentials.Despite this lack of knowledge and possibly due to […]

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