Excessive Infrastructure Investment doesn’t always stand the Test of Time – Learning from the Victorians

Several commentators have drawn attention over recent weeks to the very high expense in investing in the infrastructure projects (such as HS2) which have been used to attempt to bring the United Kingdom economy back on track. ..
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Housing Britain – CBI reports £4bn per annum cost to consumers

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has produced a report calling all political parties to ensure that coming generations have a realistic opportunity to buy their own properties by increasing the number of new homes being built each year.
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – Sept 2014

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – August 2014

Yorkshire - CottageThe property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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Polish shale gas collapse provides stark warning to UK investors

Investing in the next big thing early is an investor’s dream. Huge capital growth kicks in as the product begins to take off, dividends increase as the company makes heavy profits and the risk initially involved in taking the plunge erodes away…
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Mortgage Lenders are now being accused of discrimination as mortgage application is rejected because 48 year old’s husband is too old

Victoria Wallace and her husband of 17 years, Sean, have unfortunately been denied the ability to jointly own their marital home after they had a mortgage application rejected on the basis that Sean was deemed “too old”.…
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In case you missed it…..

Romanian man has his entire house stolen and replaced with a field of crops

Hexham, Northumeberland - rural viewIf you’re in the market for a holiday home it may be wise to avoid purchasing on the Danube Delta in Romania, after one unlucky owner returned to his, only to find it had been stolen and replaced with a field of ready-to-harvest crops…
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London property being out performed by beach huts

A 13ft by 13ft beach hut that contains no bedroom as well as no electricity has been put on the market for a record price of £225,000, indicating that the sale of beach huts may well be outperforming properties even in the most sought after boroughs of London…
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Does commuting save you money?

With the average house price in London’s Zone 1 and 2 currently at over £640k, it can make sense to live a little further away and have a cheaper property. Of course, the rail fare will cost you quite a bit, and there’s the travelling time to take into account, but will that add to your quality of life or detract from it?…
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