OFT investigate fast house sales

With the continuing slump in the UK housing market, it’s fairly rare for a home to sell quickly at full asking price unless the seller has very pragmatic expectations. Due to economic hard times, the situation often arises where a home owner is forced to sell in a hurry, and many have turned to the […]

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Christopher Wren house up for sale

You could be the owner of The Old Court House, a home designed, and inhabited by the famous British Architect, Sir Christopher Wren, which he designed in the 18th century, for a sum of £4.25 million. The architect, who designed St Paul’s Cathedral, The Royal Naval College and The South Part of Hampton Court Palace, […]

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Famous house in Essex sells for £180,000

The owners of the house on 39 Amersham Road, Harold Hill, located close to Romford, Essex, bought it for approximately £8,000 in 1980. The Patterson family had the honor of having the house presented to them by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and had a picture taken together as a keepsake of this momentous occasion. This […]

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UK mortgage approvals rise in January

UK mortgage approvals are at their highest level in the last 11 months with January of 2012 showing a high amount of approvals. This suggests that the Government Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) may be actually helping home buyers get onto the mortgage market. Bank of England figures show that mortgage approvals increased up to […]

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Tips for house hunting

If you are currently looking to buy a house then you will probably already have in mind both an area and a budget. Doing your research before you start your search proper will save you a lot of time down the line and thus greatly simplify your search. There are several things you need to […]

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