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Flats become more popular

Research by Halifax shows that the traditional image of British life is changing, with home owners preferring to live in flats rather than terraced or semi-detached housing.

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Land Registry launches House Price Index

The Land Registry has launched a House Price Index which only looks at the multiple sales of the same house, rather than looking at single sales within a time period.The new index utilises the repeat sales regression method, which also forms a part of Calnea’s automated valuation model. Under RSR, house price growth is measured […]

Paaleads offers leads from more sources

Paaleads.com has teamed up with moneyweb.co.uk and dealdirect.co.uk to widen the sources of leads on its new eBay-style bidding system. Following the launch of its bidding system, paaleads.com said the source of its leads would no longer only be moneysupermarket.com and other sources would also provide leads. Advisers can now bid for mortgage leads from […]

Government promotes energy efficient homes

Millions of tonnes of carbon and billions of pounds from fuel bills could be saved by simple measures like cavity wall insulation, new government analysis has revealed.The initial report from the Review of the Sustainability of Existing Buildings shows that millions of homes across the country could benefit from cost effective improvements that cut both […]

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Paymentshield could face legal action on commission

Paymentshield has been threatened with legal action over its decision to stop paying renewal commission to brokers who are no longer regulated to sell general insurance.Sue Lambert-Hope, a retired mortgages adviser, says she will be contacting other brokers who have also had their renewal commission payments stopped with a view to taking legal action against […]

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