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Top 7 recent stories in housing and property investment

Here’s our round-up of some of the best stories that we’ve posted on BuyAssociation recently.

Various surveys assessed the state of the housing market, Preston is the UK’s most improved city, and mortgages are one of the most stressful aspects of modern life…

1.Rate of house price growth drops in October

Annual house price growth in the UK was down to 1.5% in the three months to October from 2.5% in September, Halifax’s latest House Price Index reveals.

Top 7 recent stories in housing and property investment

2.Preston revealed as UK’s most improved city

The Lancashire city is the UK’s most improved to work and live in, according to a new report from Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

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3.NHBC shows number of new build homes in UK at highest for over a decade

Latest figures released by the National House Building Council for homes registered by builders responsible for building around 80% of new UK homes reveal that levels are at their highest for over 10 years.


4.Regions buck trends as RICS survey shows market staying cautious

The overall national property outlook is subdued and cautious, although there are variations in mood around the UK according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ latest survey.

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5.New property listings show October fall

New property listings are down across the UK, according to the latest figures published by online estate agent Housesimple.

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6.Mortgage process is stressful for many, reveals survey

Millennials buying property are the most likely to be affected by stress during the whole process, a new survey has revealed.

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7.Homebuyers seek technology advances in conveyancing process

Homebuyers are pushing the conveyancing sector for technology that will offer improved access to information, but only a small portion of conveyancers are dedicated to making this change.

Top 7 recent stories in housing and property investment

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