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The Cost Of Recovery - Interest Rates To Rise

The Cost Of Recovery - Interest Rates To Rise

Bank of England base rates will stay at their unprecedented low of just 0.5% until at least 2016 when unemployment will drop to 7% at which point, rates may go up - according to Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England. In light of the recent wave of positive economic news; business con...

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Legal Documents Required To Rent In The UK For An Expat

Legal Documents Required To Rent In The UK For An Expat

This question is from Zoopla user tbahri regarding renting in the United Kingdom if you have just arrived. I am moving to London in around 3 - 4 weeks, I need to find an apartment/house for rental (I will stay for a couple of weeks in a hotel while I am searching). I have a valid tier 2 VISA bu...

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Checking Levels Of Crime And Safety

Checking Levels Of Crime And Safety

This question was from Zoopla user terence1943. How can I check the crime and safety levels in an area I want to move to? Checking An Areas Level Of Crime And Safety Jonathan Rolande talks about checking the levels of crime and safety in different areas that you may be purchasing a house...

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Is It Possible To Earn Enough From Being A Landlord To Retire?

Is It Possible To Earn Enough From Being A Landlord To Retire?

I am often asked this question by clients and it's a really difficult one to give a straight answer to. There are lots and lots of variables contained within the question. Not least about property, which I can go into in a moment, but such things as; well, how old are you now, and when d...

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Equity Release For A 26 Year Old

Equity Release For A 26 Year Old

This question was from Zoopla user ikennedy. I bought a house that needed refurbishing and am hoping to increase it's value significantly. How do I get any of this cash without selling it? I'd like to get a buy-to-let property too and keep my current house. I am 26 and equity release seems to on...

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When Looking For A Property, What Are The Main Features You Look For?

When Looking For A Property, What Are The Main Features You Look For?

This question is from Zoopla user peter_heron. When looking for a property what are the main features you look for in terms of making your decision? When Looking For A Property, What Are The Main Features You Look For? Jonathan Rolande talks about what main features you should looking f...

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What Type Of Rental Properties Offer The Best Yield?

What Type Of Rental Properties Offer The Best Yield?

This question is from a Zoopla user asking what kind of properties offer the best rental yields. What type of rental properties offer the best yield? What Type Of Rental Properties Offer The Best Yield Jonathan Rolande talks about renting a property for investment and how to get the bes...

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Review Renting HMO's Sussed

Review Renting HMO's Sussed

A Book Crammed To The Rafters With Tips It can take millions of pounds and many years to achieve the kind of fame that sharp suited, oblong red spectacled marketing types talk of over a long lunch in the City. It's not simply brand awareness they want, the absolute pinnacle of a brand is when...

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Is It Possible To Secure A Property Several Months Before Moving

Is It Possible To Secure A Property Several Months Before Moving

This question is from Zoopla user benesoph regarding securing a property months before moving in. Is it possible to secure a property several months before moving? My girlfriend and I want to move to Basingstoke in September 2014, but we have to have a contract signed before January 2014. It...

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The Property Boom Bust Cycle - On Yer Bike

The Property Boom Bust Cycle - On Yer Bike

It's beginning to feel a bit like 2007 again. Or 2001. Or 1997. Or 1988. . . . Or indeed any one of the dozen or so times in the last 50 years when the talk in the press, outside the school gates, at dinner parties and in staff canteens has been of house prices. From "things are bad, pr...

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