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Investors paid £35,000 more for property in 2016

In the process property investors borrowed £15,000 more, with typical loan sizes reaching £185,188, and deposits rose by nearly £20,000 to £125,016 in 2016. Darren Pescod, managing director of The

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Landlord confidence falls to lowest ever level

Landlord confidence has dropped to its lowest ever level in terms of the proportion looking to buy more properties, BM Solutions’ quarterly index has found. Just 16% planned expand their

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Gloomy mood prevails across markets

The week has started on a bearish note, with the FTSE 100 falling over 40 points in early trading. The index has lost around 3% since its peak earlier in

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Is now the right time to buy housebuilders?

Persimmon was the first of the housebuilders to update the market when it stated that demand for houses has actually increased since the EU Referendum last June with the forward

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Rio Tinto (Q4 operational update) The share price for this mining company has virtually doubled from the lows of last year as the doom and gloom surrounding the sector

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What were the most traded shares at The Share Centre in 2016?

Many investors will welcome the start of a new year given the level of market volatility they had to navigate around in 2016, with Brexit undoubtedly having the biggest impact

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Persimmon updates the market

In a fourth quarter trading update today housebuilder Persimmon reported an 8% rise in full year revenues to £3.14bn and said average selling prices rose by 4% to £206,700. Interested

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UK plc defies the naysayers

Today’s services PMI reading makes it three for three on UK economic data this week. The British economy continues to defy expectations, although in each one signs of higher prices

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2016 was best year for multi asset returns since 2009

In 2016 sterling-based investors enjoyed the best year for multi asset returns since 2009, the year of the initial bounce back from the financial crisis. A balanced multi asset fund

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The UK’s top house price performers of 2016

Luton recorded the biggest percentage rise in house prices among major UK towns and cities over the past year, according to the new research by Halifax. Based on Halifax’s own