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  • Housing crisis? What housing crisis?

    February 2015
    The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has stated that the Government and property industry need to collaborate to build at least 200,000 homes a year by 2020 in order to tackle the “current housing crisis”. According to the FMB, “in…
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  • First-time buyers at highest since 2007

    January 2015
    The number of first-time buyers last year, shot up to the highest level since 2007. Halifax commented that there were 326,500 first-time buyers in 2014. This was up a staggering 22% on the year before. In 2007, there were 359,000 first-time…
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  • Poor estate agent communication? 65% agree!

    December 2014
    According to the latest research by the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), 65% of people who have purchased or sold a property in the past 5 years have experienced problems with their estate agent. High on the list of…
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  • 345% Growth in £1m plus Property Sales

    November 2014
    There has been a 345% growth in £1m or more sales since the first half of 2009, when transactions in this market sector were at their lowest point of the last decade at 1,382 sales. Interestingly there have been 6,143…
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  • Property values to increase by 30% over next 5 years

    October 2014
    According to Oxford Economics and Rightmove, residential property prices in England are due to increase by an average of 30% over the next 5 years. The house price forecast is based on property and economic data, rather than opinion and…
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  • Tour de Yorkshire is Confirmed

    September 2014
    On the back of the successful Grand Depart, a major new international cycle race for Yorkshire has been confirmed. The provisionally titled “Tour de Yorkshire” is backed by British Cycling and has been officially added to the world cycling calendar…
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  • Yorkshire better than Paris!

    August 2014
    Forget the fine dining in Paris, the vibrancy of London and the fabled Venetian canals – there was more for holidaymakers in Yorkshire according to the tourism awards ceremony at the weekend. For the second consecutive year running, the UK’s…
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  • House sales at their highest since 2007

    July 2014
    UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, however sales amongst young adults remains low. There were 110,000 sales in June, which were the same as in November last year and the…
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  • Yorkshire Legacy of the Tour de France

    June 2014
    Following the success of the Tour de France Grand Depart from Yorkshire and like the London Olympics, much speculation was placed on the legacy from an historic few days and how Yorkshire would build upon staging this iconic sporting event.…
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  • UK property boom? Well in London at least…

    May 2014
    According to Rightmove, the price of property coming on to the open market this month is up by a national average of £9,500. This equates to 3.6%, which is the largest ever rise measured at this time of year by…
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  • British estate agents may be cheap, but it will cost you

    April 2014
    A research article just released has found that estate agents fees in the UK are vastly cheaper than their foreign counterparts. It was found that most UK agents charge on average between 1% and 2%, with parts of central London…
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  • Sell-out crowd gathers for estate agency insight

    April 2014
    Whether you were new to property or an old-hand, there was insightful information for everyone at last night’s Harrogate Property Investor Network event, with sell out numbers in attendance. Alex Goldstein was one of the guest speakers, giving the inside…
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  • The Sunday Times – how to become the preferred purchaser

    March 2014
    The Sunday Times reported yesterday on house prices in central London going through the roof, competition being ruthless and estate agents engineering bidding wars. Amongst the reported list of “estate agents’ tricks” were two-hour open houses to push buyers into…
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  • Setting the Standard at Alex Goldstein Property Consultants

    February 2014
    The design team have been hard at work and produced some amazing business cards, which aim to set Alex Goldstein Property Consultants apart in the standard of service they offer. The old adage of “first impressions count” is certainly true,…
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  • Record mortgage growth for High Street lender

    February 2014
    Britain’s fastest growing high street lender Metro Bank has revealed a large rise in residential mortgage lending of more than 400% over the last year. It is also seeking to expand that further by doubling mortgage lending over 2014, to…
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