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The Rising Costs of Building New Homes in the UK: What You Need to Know

The Rising Costs of Building New Homes: What You Need to Know The UK housing market is experiencing a significant divergence in the pricing trends of new builds versus existing homes. With new build house prices booming by 17% over the past year, compared to a flat or declining trend in existing home prices, potential homeowners and investors are facing a unique set of challenges and opportunities. This...

2024 Housing Forecast: What to Predict from 2023 Housing Prices in Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool

As we bid farewell to 2023 and embark on the new year of house hunting, it’s important to take note of all we’ve learned of price trends in the year. Various developers have defined the housing market in three of the United Kingdom's most popular cities and their respective regions: Manchester, Leeds, and Liverpool. In this article, we cast a retrospective gaze over the average housing prices in these...

Common Questions: The FAQ’s of First Buying a Home in the UK

Buying your first home is a significant milestone, and it's an exciting yet often overwhelming experience. Whether you're a first-time buyer in the UK or just starting to consider the possibility of homeownership, you probably have many questions about the process. This Getting On The Ladder FAQ guide aims to provide answers to some of the most common questions associated with buying a home in the...

Do New Build Homes Increase in Value? A Look at the UK Housing Market

Navigating the 2023 UK Housing Mortgage Landscape: Challenges and Strategies The UK housing market has always been a topic of great interest and discussion, with homeowners and investors constantly seeking ways to maximise their returns. One common question that arises is whether newly built homes increase in value over time. In this article, we'll explore the factors that influence the appreciation of new...

Unlocking Homeownership: A Comprehensive Guide to UK Shared Ownership Mortgages

Navigating the 2023 UK Housing Mortgage Landscape: Challenges and Strategies In the United Kingdom, the dream of owning a home can seem increasingly out of reach for many individuals and families, particularly for those living in high-demand urban areas. The rising property prices, coupled with the stringent lending criteria set by traditional mortgage providers, often make it difficult for people to take...

Exploring Shared Ownership: Pros and Cons as a Path to the Housing Market

Navigating the 2023 UK Housing Mortgage Landscape: Challenges and Strategies Owning a home is often considered a significant milestone in many individuals' lives. However, the rising costs of real estate and the challenges of obtaining a mortgage have made it increasingly difficult for some to enter the housing market. Shared ownership, a unique approach to homeownership, has emerged as an alternative...

Navigating the 2023 UK Housing Mortgage Landscape: Challenges and Strategies

Navigating the 2023 UK Housing Mortgage Landscape: Challenges and Strategies As the year 2023 unfolds, the housing mortgage market in the United Kingdom continues to evolve, presenting both opportunities and challenges for aspiring homeowners and property investors. The landscape is shaped by various factors including economic conditions, regulatory changes, and the ongoing demand for housing. This article...

Hope in the Darkness: How UK Home Builders are Aiding Homebuyers in Troubled Times

Hope in the Darkness: How UK Home Builders are Aiding Homebuyers in Troubled Times According to The Guardian, UK housing prices dramatically plunged at the fastest rate since 2009 last month, sending further shockwaves through the country's fragile economy, seeing house prices increase in Q1 by 0.8% increase. Despite the government's efforts to mitigate the effects of the recession, the impact has been...

Post-Lockdown Home Buying Guide For First-Time Buyers

The pandemic has not only changed our lives drastically but it also left its mark on the process of buying your first home.  The transition from office to WFH  made many of us realize that you don’t need to live so near to your workplace. Maybe the lockdown made you crave a garden, green open spaces, or affordable living closer to home. No matter what effect COVID-19 had on your house...

UK Government Begins To Sunset Help To Buy – What’s Next?

The Government Is Ending Help To Buy In October 2022: It was announced by the UK government on May 17th 2022, that the popular Help To Buy Scheme will be ending on October 31st 2022, 2 months earlier than expected. The government states that the housing market conditions improved and there are enough financial products available to help home buyers. Read here to find out why Help To Buy is ending in...

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