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The government has announced an initiative to use proptech (property technology) to "digitally transform house-buying”, helping to speed up how we build and sell homes. However, research by KMPG suggests just 58% of real estate companies have a digital strategy in place. Most companies use prop tech to streamline processes and reduce costs but 40% cited customer engagement as a...
Parliament has dissolved and electioneering will be in full swing up to polling day on December 12th, the first December election since 1923. The price of a property has risen on average 3% annually since the last election in June 2017, a total rise of just over £13,000 (in the last 22 months to August 2019), equivalent to £500 per month. This is half the level of average...
Buy for Uni mortgages are now offered by three Building Societies. They allow students to buy a property while at university and pay the mortgage with the rent they charge other students. Of the 2.3 million students in higher education across the UK, over three-quarters, 1.84 million are students studying on full-time or sandwich courses. The majority require student digs during their...
Across the UK, it is estimated in the region of £500 million is spent celebrating Bonfire Night and the foiling of the gunpowder plot back in 1605. Around half the population is set to don woolly hats and scarves to attend organised events. To date in 2019, every weekday on average twice this amount of money is spent on property purchases. It would take just three days’ of...
39,364 new homes were registered to be built across the UK in Q3 2019. This is 4,000 fewer (the equivalent of a 9% fall) on the same period in 2018, albeit that was a record high. The National House Building Council report private sector registrations fell 16% year on year, while there was an 11% increase in the affordable and rental sector. The latter accounted for 29% of all new build...

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