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House prices rose 0.9% in January

House prices in England and Wales rose by 0.9% in January, according to the Land Registry. This takes the average house price in England and Wales to £186,045. London saw annual house price growth of 13.1% with an average price of £357,976.

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Eco-town shortlist imminent

Housing minister Caroline Flint is due to release a shortlist of eco-town sites in the next few weeks. The zero-carbon towns were proposed last year and over 50 plans have been considered by the government. Flint says the shortlist will be considered before being whittled down to a final list.

Cfirst cuts processing times by 43%, says Commercial First

Commercial First has revealed its cfirst system has cut processing times for remortgage cases by 43% over the first eight months of its operation, compared with the twelve months prior to its introduction. In addition, the firms says 97% of brokers that have submitted at least five cfirst applications over the last six months have […]

GMAC launches e-newsletter

GMAC-RFC has launched an online newsletter for brokers. Called E-news, it will be issued every month and will aim to keep brokers informed about industry news and forthcoming events.

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India: Modi, reform and the oil price fall

Nearly 12 months since sweeping to power, prime minister Narendra Modi has overseen a significant turnaround in India, which is now on track to become one of the most pro-growth, pro-investment economies in Asia. While the market has rallied 48 per cent over the last year in response to Modi’s reform agenda, what is the potential for further progress?

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