Budget had a positive note for the housing market

The Argus: Budget had a positive note for the housing market

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Last month George Osborne delivered a budget allowing people more freedom to draw down on their pensions, in some circumstances being able to withdraw cash sums. We asked Jason Brand, director of the award winning Brand Vaughan and president of the BHEAA what impact this may have on the housing market.

Market upturn is gaining momentum

The Argus: Market upturn is gaining momentum

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

House prices have leapt by 9.5% annually, building society Nationwide has reported.

Low deposit loans are on the increase

The Argus: Low deposit loans are on the increase

12:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Mortgage providers have become “significantly” more willing to lend to people with deposits of less than 10% this year as the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme continues to have an impact, a Bank of England report has found.

Rents rise again

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12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The pace of private sector rent rises picked up in February amid continued strong demand in the sector from tenants, with the South East seeing the biggest annual increase, a major lettings network has reported.

Mortgage approvals fall to four-month low

The Argus: January surge in house prices

12:00am Friday 4th April 2014

The number of mortgage approvals granted to home-buyers dropped sharply to a four-month low in February, Bank of England figures have shown.

Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

The Argus: Help to Buy scheme could lead to ‘bubble’

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The move to extend the Government’s flagship Help to Buy scheme until the end of the decade will be cheered by struggling first-time buyers, but comes amid growing concerns that the initiative is fuelling a damaging housing bubble.

Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

The Argus: Mayor puts finishing touch on apartments

12:00am Friday 28th March 2014

The Mayor of Brighton and Hove Coun Denise Cobb marked an important milestone in the construction of Azure, a landmark development of new homes in Rottingdean, when she attended its topping out ceremony.

Increase in rate of home buyers slows

The Argus: Six-year high for house-building

11:34am Friday 21st March 2014

The continuing increase in would-be buyers eased off to the lowest point in ten months in the South East during February, as the initial clamour from those previously shut out of the property market started to slow.

‘No compromise’ stance over location could be risky game for home-buyers

The Argus: ‘No compromise’ stance over location could be risky game for home-buyers

1:19pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

Prospective home-buyers are taking a “no compromise” stance over the location they want to live in, with just one in ten people saying they would be willing to settle for second best.

Agents having a ball as charity dinner raises £7,000

The Argus: Agents having a ball as charity dinner raises £7,000

1:45pm Friday 28th February 2014

Jason Brand, the new president of the Brighton and Hove Estate Agents Association, continued his company’s record breaking habit by attracting an unprecedented 400 guests to the association’s annual ball held at The Grand earlier this month.


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