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West coast prices beat the east

Research from Halifax Estate Agents shows that seaside towns on the west coast have seen stronger house price growth over the last five years with 14 of the top 20 located on the west coast against six on the east coast. The most expensive seaside town is on the west coast, Sandbanks in Dorset, where the average house price is 508,337. About 18 miles away, property in the east coast seaside resort of Lymington in Hampshire is going for a whopping 62% less. The average price there is 314,378.


Detached property shortage sparks price rise, says Linden Homes

The severe shortage of detached family homes in the UK has resulted in an average 6% price rise, compared to a 2% rise in apartment prices over the last 12 months, reports Linden Homes. As apartments continue to dominate the new homes market the detached family home becomes even more sought after, as families with […]

Star letter: Brokers should not blame the regulator and government for their problems

From Ron Radway I am responding to a letter in a recent issue of Mortgage Strategy (August 14) regarding the Financial Services Authority providing value for money. I am a regular reader of the letters pages and have noticed a recurring theme since Mortgage Day – some individuals seem to think that the FSA and […]

Interest-only is not always a bad thing

From Thomas ReehFollowing a brief surge in popularity, interest-only mortgages are generating a lot of negative interest in the media. Interest-only mortgages have had a bit of an image problem since the endowment mis-selling problems of the 1990s. Acres of newsprint are still devoted to the problems faced by people who were mis-advised and found […]

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